It’s no secret that injectables like Botox and dermal fillers have become common over the last few years, with more and more people turning to them as an effective solution for an enhanced appearance that is fresh, beautiful, and most importantly, youthful. Not only are the results amazing, but they are also fast, non-invasive, and relatively pain-free. A miracle really!
If you or anyone you know have ever taken advantage of these anti-ageing treatments, or if you just stay up to date with the world of television and social media, then you have definitely heard of the horror stories of cosmetic procedures gone wrong, even for treatments that should be as simple as a few injections.
Now, if you actually have your own scary tales to tell, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! We’re here to break down the importance of going to the experts for your injectables, and what the potential risks are if you don’t.
Injectables are Safe If Handled by Experts
Now, before we start scaring you off, it’s important for us to point out that injectables like Botox and dermal fillers are completely safe, if and only if (big IF), they are administered by a board-certified dermatologist or a medical aesthetic injector, such as a nurse. There are two important reasons for this, and no, one of them isn’t a conspiracy by dermatologists to just scare people into bringing their business to them.
1. Quality of the Product Being Injected Into You
Knowing the quality of the product being injected into your body is paramount, but more important than that, is understanding if the substances being injected into your face are even safe in the first place. It’s understandable that at times, we opt for things that may save us some money. We get it – a good offer can be hard to pass up!
However, when it comes to your body and the products being injected into it, you must realize that you have to invest in products that are safe for your body to absorb. Premium dermal fillers, for example, are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in your skin. It’s completely safe for the body to absorb. The better the quality, the better the results.
It’s a well-known fact that many people have undergone injection treatments and were left with results that were not only undesirable but they were led to complications and infections due to the low-grade, cheap products being injected into their bodies.
Another thing to beware of is silicone. Silicone is a substance that will not be broken up by the body, therefore, once injected into your body, it is permanent and extremely hard to reverse your results. Know what is being put into your body! We strongly advise against going to your local beauty parlour or tattoo artist to receive any cosmetic injections, as oftentimes, the products being used are not premium quality.
2. Expertise and Technique of Your Injector
It’s extremely important for you to be careful with whom you are entrusting your appearance. We cannot stress this enough! Injectables are safe if they are performed by highly trained, experienced, and skilled medical professionals. It’s of utmost importance that you actually trust the experts. They are experts for a reason!
Even though many people have been promised that the effects of injectables like Botox or dermal fillers will leave them with no fine lines or wrinkles, or features that have more volume, to their horror, they leave their treatments with lumps, bumps and intense bruising.
What’s worse, their injections, even though they may be made up of good quality products, have left them with results that are asymmetrical and less than desirable. Some people have even had results that are horrifyingly fake looking or have faces that look frozen with no expression. We’ve also seen worse case scenarios of clients left with infections and other complications.
The technique is everything! Your results will only be as good as the level of expertise and experience your injector has. For results that are natural, injectors must have an eye for what looks good as well as understand the anatomy of your face and your facial features. The more experience and training your injector has, the more qualified they are in giving you the results you are after.
More is not always better, and sometimes, more is certainly better. You must have an injector who you can trust to understand what your face requires and trust that they know the technique that should be utilized for the injection. Location is also important for achieving optimal results. If an injection is placed even a millimetre in the wrong direction, your results can be drastically changed and not for the better.
By taking these two important factors into account, doing your research and choosing to go to medical professionals for your injectable treatments, you are making an investment in yourself. It’s an investment in not only your appearance but an investment in your health and safety.
It’s this idea that is the essence of what we at Lucere promote. Your health and safety are of utmost priority, and our Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Zaki Taher, and his team of highly trained Aesthetic Nurses have built a clinic that has set the gold standard for the professionalism and expertise of our staff, as well as the safety of all of our clients.
A Clinic Built on the Philosophy of Making You ‘Look Good. Not Done’.
Our philosophy at Lucere, Look Good. Not Done, is what drives our team of experts to perform procedures and treatments that have yielded results we are truly proud of. With over 30 years of combined injecting experience, our staff ensures that every client is not only happy with results that keep them looking natural and beautiful when they leave, but that they stay happy and return time and time again for all of their cosmetic needs.
When you put your trust in our expert team at Lucere for your cosmetic injections, you can feel completely confident that you are in safe hands. We are the leading clinic in Edmonton and surrounding areas for injectables, lasers and all things cosmetics.
For us, injectables are an art form just as much as they are a science. We not only ensure your injections are carried out safely and with a quality product, but also place heavy emphasis on the technique that is used to deliver the results you dream of. It’s our promise to keep you looking youthful, fresh, rested, and above all, looking natural and not fake.
A Master Injector and an Expert in His FieldDr. Zaki Taher is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and the founder of Lucere Dermatology & Laser Clinics, specializing in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology services. Dr. Taher completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Alberta, and what sets him apart is the fact that he went on to complete a Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Taher is highly regarded for his expertise in Cosmetic Dermatology and is a Master Injector. He is frequently invited to speak nationally and teach on advanced neuromodulators and filler injection techniques as well as laser and cosmetic surgery. He is well known for his comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.
His carefully curated team of Aesthetic Nurses bring their own knowledge and expertise to the table as well, and are routinely trained by Dr. Taher and other experts to keep their approach to cosmetic injectables updated and advanced. Our priority is making sure our clients always have the latest techniques, quality products and proven technologies at their disposal.
We invite you to contact our office to book your complimentary consultation today and find out more about how Lucere can help you with all your cosmetic needs.