Injectables are medical treatments administered to patients by dermatologists, neurologists, and orthopedic physicians. There are a variety of injectables available in NY. However, each one has its own set of benefits and side effects.
In the area of dermatology, patients seek cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of the skin, fill in wrinkles and add volume to areas of the face. Within the neurology field, physicians use injectables to treat chronic migraine and drooling and muscle spasms associated with neurologic disorders. Orthopedic physicians use injectables to heal muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
As the American Med Spa Association notes, states require a medical examination prior to any treatment. Consider scheduling a consultation with Doctor Roya. She offers injectables in NY through each of her New York 4 locations – Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island offices.
Medical professionals around the globe help their patients target a lot of body concerns, for a variety of cosmetic and health-related reasons. Let’s explore three branches of medicine in which plastic surgeons, other physicians and medical clinicians utilize different types of injectable fillers.
What is a dermatologic injectable?
What is a neurologic injectable?
What is an orthopedic injectable?
Dermatologic injectables are those that are injected into the skin and work to improve its appearance. These cosmetic injectables also include those that are injected into the scalp to promote hair growth. The most common injectable agents include:
Physicians pinpoint skin folds, wrinkles, and lines with these powerful SubQ dermal tools. Their patients tend to respond favorably to the procedures and offer notable results, as evidenced in injectable fillers’ before and after photos.
Medical professionals use Botox to target several areas of the face, including the following:
Dermatologists, like Doctor Roya, administer Botox in areas like the horizontal lines that run across the forehead, the glabellar lines, or the “11s” between the eyebrows and the smile lines that emerge around the eyes and reveal themselves when the patient is smiling. Dysport and Xeomin are similar to Botox, but they each have a unique formula.
All three of these injectables temporarily relax the muscles in order to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Results can last up to four to six months, and touch-ups are usually needed every three to four months in order to maintain results.
Side effects of Botox are usually mild and go away within a few days. These can include:
Botox is generally considered safe for most people, but there are some risks. Consult Doctor Roya to discuss specific side effects. Some reactions include:
Medical professionals use dermal fillers, like hyaluronic acid to target other areas of the face, including the following:
Dermal fillers can be used to plump lips, smooth out smile lines, or fill in hollow areas under the eyes. There are different types of dermal fillers on the market today, each with their unique properties. Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero are all examples of hyaluronic acid fillers that can be used to achieve different cosmetic goals.
Dermal fillers are also safe for most people, but there are some risks. These include:
Dermatologists use PRP to stimulate new collagen growth, for microcirculation and, ultimately, to grow new, healthy skin. The following are the skin conditions most associated with effective PRP injectable treatments:
PRP injectables are used in cosmetic dermatology to improve the appearance of the skin, reduce wrinkles, and refine the tone and texture of the skin. PRP injectables are safe and provide many sought-after skin improvements.
Kybella is an FDA-approved mesotherapy treatment licensed by Allergan. Doctor Roya pursues a Kybella injection course with patients who want to improve the appearance of the submental space or double chin. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat.
Orthopedic injectables are often used to treat pain. They target specific areas of the body. The most common types of orthopedic injectables include:
These injectables can be used to medicate a number of different conditions, including:
Orthopedic injectables can be used to treat pain and inflammation in the joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They are often used as a last resort after other conservative treatments, like physical therapy and oral medication, have failed.
Platelet-Rich Plasma injectables are derived from the patient’s own blood and contain high levels of platelets, which are essential for wound healing and tissue regeneration. Medical professionals use PRP injections to target other areas of the face, including the following: muscles, tendons and ligaments, and joints.
PRP injectables heal torn muscles and ligaments, utilizing a patient’s own plasma. The plasma heals by reducing inflammation and the formation of scar tissue. This treatment is often used for athletes with injuries. PRP can also be used for people recovering from surgery, because it helps to speed up the healing process. PRP injectables often treat the following conditions: Arthritis, joint pain and ligament sprains.
PRP injections repair joint damage through the use of a patient’s own plasma to lubricate and heal the joints. This treatment is often suggested for people who have osteoarthritis to reduce inflammation and slow progression of the condition. It is also given to people who have had surgery as it aids the healing process.
PRP injectables are also used to treat hair loss. The plasma in the injectables stimulates hair growth, extending the hair cycle’s growing phase. This treatment is often prescribed for people who are balding or have thinning hair.
PRP injectable side effects include bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects usually improve within a week. There is also a small risk of infection. PRP injectables are not FDA approved for use in the United States. However, they are commonly used off-label for musculoskeletal issues, as discussed above.
If you’re considering PRP injections, be sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist, like Doctor Roya. She will be able to answer any questions you have about the procedure and help you decide if PRP injectables are right for you.
PRP treatments are usually not covered by insurance because they’re considered experimental or investigational. However, some insurance companies may cover PRP injections if they’re being used to treat an injury or condition that’s considered medically necessary.
Schedule a consultation with Doctor Roya to learn the specifics of injectable pricing and insurance protocols.
Neurologic injectables are those that are shot into the muscles, or around the nerves, to treat conditions like chronic migraine. Neurologic injectables treat conditions affecting the nervous system – especially those exhibiting symptoms like pain, muscle spasms, dystonia, and other movement disorders. They are often made of botulinum toxin, derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Botox is a popular brand of botulinum toxin marketed by Allergan.
Some neurologic conditions that respond well to Botox include:
The level of discomfort experienced during injectable treatments varies, depending on the individual and the type of injectable used. Some people report feeling only a minor prick or nothing at all, while others may feel a slight burning sensation. Your dermatologist can use a topical numbing cream to help minimize any discomfort.
There are a few alternatives to injectables that can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. These include laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and topical creams and ointments. Each of these treatments has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to consult a board-certified dermatologist, like Doctor Roya, to determine which option is right for you.
Injectables are popular cosmetic treatment choices for many people because they offer a non-surgical option for improving your appearance. Injectables also benefit many individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Whether skin-related, muscle, joint, or movement-related, a discussion with Doctor Roya will uncover which injectable treatment is right for you.
Doctor Roya’s office accepts most major medical insurance. However, anti-aging, cosmetic services are not covered by medical insurance.
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