Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are no longer considered just for women anymore. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual statistics, male cosmetic surgery has shot up by 28% since 2000. Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery has also seen an increase in male patients, and we are proud to have office environments … Continue reading “Not Just For Women”

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We all love a bargain, don’t we? Most of us are careful to look around when purchasing a product or service with the goal of finding the best value, i.e., the most “bang for the buck.” This is true of beauty purchases as well, like dermal fillers and Botox. After all, since you have to repeat these anti-aging injections every few months, it just makes sense to look for the best price, right? I couldn’t agree more, with just a few caveats.

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Next to facial plastic surgery, nothing makes as big a difference in my patient’s facial appearance as injectables.

What are injectables? They come in three categories: (1) Muscle Relaxers, like Botox®; (2) Wrinkle Fillers, such as Juvéderm, Volbella, Vollure and Voluma; and (3) Kybella, which melts fat to eliminate a double chin.

What are they made of, what do they do, and how long do they last? I’m glad you asked! I present to you: Injectables 101.

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