The most common injectable procedure is botox, according to Tanya
Patron, Physician Assistant with Miami Plastic Surgery.
Botox is used for multiple different reasons to soften lines and
wrinkles on the face. She explains botox is a neurotoxin, a
neuromodulator that actually attaches to muscle and prevents it from
The injectable procedures she uses are made by hyaluronic acid, which
is a component of collagen and inflates the tissue.
What exactly are the injectables how are they used? > So injectables we have a few different options out there, the most common that I think patients are familiar with would be Botox. Botox has been around for several decades now we use it for multiple different reasons to soften lines and wrinkles on the face and then we also have a new generation of products which have been out for the past 13 years these are your products like Restylane, Juvederm, these are actually injectable gel fillers that we inject to help increase volume in the tissue. > How are those different from Botox. > So Botox is a neurotoxin, it’s a neuromodulator that actually attaches to the muscle and prevents it from being hyperactive. where as the injectables that we use are they’re made of hyaluronic acid which is a component that is part of our collagen and it actually inflates the tissue. > So we’re looking at between the new material we’re looking at something that is more biological. > It’s kind of bio stimulatory in the sense that once you place this injectable gel it sort of takes up this space that has either been deflated over time due to age or fat loss and we’re able to reinflates that tissue so that it gives a more youthful appearance. > You mentioned age again how old can you be? Doesn’t matter what age? > Not really I would touch on the fact that younger patients are getting into these procedures more and more it’s more common now thanks to social media so whenever I have a patient that comes in I usually would like for them to be 18 or older it has to be a very specific reason why we’re treating somebody younger with a parent consent. > Now that’s interesting because I recently read a story where there were parents who allowed their 16-year-old daughter. They signed off and allowed her to have injectables. That’s not really a good idea because and again… I’m not a doctor I just play one on TV of course, but it’s the body is still growing you’re still at a very youthful age is that fair to say that that’s that’s the right thing to do > It wouldn’t be a personal choice of mine you know I have a two and a half year old so I’m thinking about those things as well, but it is a case-by-case basis it depends on what it is that we’re treating or how we’re treating it maybe we’re correcting something that was a previous surgical scar and we’re trying to improve the appearance to make it look better. So there are some benefits to doing that it’s not just everyone coming and to get their lips done.
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