EUGENE, Ore., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler was approved by the Food and Drug Administration almost a decade ago, their use has exploded throughout cosmetic medicine. An unintended consequence of their popularity has also been their overuse or improper application, leaving the faces of some patients swollen instead of subtly enhanced.
"When using dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation, it's important to take a conservative approach," says Dr. Kiya Movassaghi, a leading plastic surgeon in Eugene, Oregon. "It is vitally important to select an experienced injector, such as a board certified plastic surgeon, who has the skill and training to create natural-looking results."
Whereas a facelift done 20 or 30 years ago might have left the face looking tightly pulled, improper use of fillers now leaves patients with the opposite appearance. One contributing factor to this trend is the proliferation of practitioners performing cosmetic procedures. While all injectors must be licensed, rules vary from state to state about their level of medical training. Physician assistants are legally allowed to perform injections in many states, for example. Even with the proper credentials, an injector may be trained in a medical specialty other than plastic surgery and thus lack the comprehensive anatomical training of a plastic surgeon.
Patients sometimes assume that because injectables require little to no downtime, they are risk free and easy to administer. Any injection is a serious medical procedure, says Dr. Movassaghi. The dermal filler products vary in their constitution, and are FDA-approved for specific areas of the face, including the lips. An experienced board certified plastic surgeon is best qualified to match the appropriate wrinkle filler product with the patient's needs and to inject it for natural-looking results.
Dr. Movassaghi personally performs all filler injections at his practice. Achieving natural-looking results from dermal filler requires an understanding of science as well as a sense of the aesthetics of the face, the latter best gained through plastic surgery training.
Dermal fillers can be a useful tool in achieving a more youthful appearance, but they require a cautious approach. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon should be the first step for any patient seeking facial rejuvenation.
About Movassaghi Plastic Surgery & Ziba Medical Spa: Dr. Kiya Movassaghi is a board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine in Portland. Movassaghi Plastic Surgery & Ziba Medical Spa is located at 330 South Garden Way, Suite 100, Eugene, Oregon, 97401. They can be reached by phone at 541.686.8700; for more information, visit drmovassaghi.com.
Media Contact: Niloo Marashi, Movassaghi Plastic Surgery & Ziba Medical Spa, 541.686.8700.
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SOURCE Dr. Kiya Movassaghi