All Injectables News

  • Saline breast injections: Are they safe?

    A quick way to temporarily expand one's breast size, saline injections are a newer method of breast augmentation that is awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration. According to The New York Times, the results last about 24 hours before the saline solution is absorbed into the blood. Because of its short shelf life, some patients seek the injections as a way to preview how they would appear after surgery. 

  • The effectiveness of using stem cells in plastic surgery

    With all of the positive effects of stem cells in medical treatments, some would assume that the same benefits would exist for their use in aesthetic procedures. However, their effectiveness in plastic surgery remains undetermined, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. While their capabilities seem promising, substantial research still needs to be performed to evaluate their use. 

  • Red Flags That You’re Getting Your BOTOX® From the Wrong “Professional”

    BOTOX injections seem common these days, but just because it feels like everyone else is getting them, doesn't mean that just anyone should be administering them.  

    I spoke with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Rubinstein to get professional advice on the most important questions to ask anyone about to administer botulinum toxin (BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin) or any other injectable(s) to your face or anywhere else on your person!  

  • Botulinum Toxin (AKA: BOTOX®, Dysport® or Xeomin®) – When too much of a good thing becomes a reality

    We’re all familiar with the concept of “too much of a good thing” but the pearl behind that wisdom hits especially hard when it happens to your face. Two years ago I began to develop the dreaded “11” between my brows. They were slight, but I am all for spending on prevention rather than investing in restoration, so I opted for Botox along with Juvederm injections. My doctor is very conservative and methodical, so instead of doing it all at once, he did the Botox and then waited 2 weeks to inject the Juvederm. 

  • What do you need to know about Voluma?

    In this interview, Dr. Arthur Swift from Montreal, Canada talks about a new FDA-approved injectable treatment made from hyaluronic acid (HA) called Juvederm Voluma, which can help lift and recontour the tissue in cheeks. As we get older, we tend to lose volume in the cheekbones causing the skin to sag and droop. Like a "tent," Voluma supports the surrounding area, elevating the cheek with a minimal application of the product and very little discomfort for the patient. Dr. 

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