Injection Treatments –
Why using too little product is a mistake.
When using cosmetic dermal fillers (ex: Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane), an important part of the recipe in designing a treatment plan is reaching for the right product and using the right amount. In a difficult economy, it’s understandable that we need to work within your budget. However, to under-dose or under-treat an area in an attempt to save money will only prove disappointing for you as a patient. It’s always better to provide the necessary amount of injection product (or not inject at all) rather than underdosing, which leads to less than acceptable results.
We like to encourage patients to consider the long-term benefits of using the correct amount of dermal filler. Besides being able to have improved outcomes through the action of the product, longevity of the treatment is extended as well. For example, if a patient has moderate laugh lines but only wants to invest in one syringe, they most likely will see noticeable improvement. However, by using more product for full correction and support, the results will be more dramatic and improve longevity of outcomes (in some cases an extra 3-12 months). In the end, this proves to be a much better financial benefit with a much happier patient.
Medicis, the manufacturer of Restylane & Perlane, recently added another option to their menu of products. For the first time, we now have the option of a 2 ml syringe of Restylane. This benefits the patient that has a need for more volumizing or is interested in having more than one area treated. Instead of having to use two separate 1 ml syringes, the cost savings of using one, 2 ml syringe is passed onto the patient. In the past, the cost for two 1 ml syringes of Restylane was $1,000. Now it is only $850 with the new sized syringe. In addition, Medicis also provides a .4 cc syringe of Restylane. This allows us additional flexibility in tailoring the right recipe for each patient to meet their goals and still work within their budget.
In summary, we encourage our patients to consider the long-term results rather than just the short term cost when designing a treatment plan. By investing a little bit more in the beginning, you will gain financially in the end, and your results will be superior. This makes for satisfied patients – which is what we care about most.
At Celibre, we focus on patient education. We want our patients to understand and participate in the decisions that make up their care plan. To this end, our knowledgeable medical staff are here to help you weigh the benefits and risks of our Laser treatments.
Our team would be pleased to offer a complimentary consultation to address your skin care goals. A good starting place is to gather information and view before and after photos of Celibre patients in our photo gallery.
At Celibre, we stay at the forefront of research and best practices so that we may offer the most appropriate and effective injections and laser treatment plans for our valued patients. Please give us a call to learn more about laser treatments and injections.