Dermal fillers are used to restore volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, and produce a more youthfully appealing look. While sometimes referred to as facial fillers, “facial” is too limiting. Many of the injectable fillers offered by Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata can produce stunning results in other parts of the body, including hands and decolletage, to provide a smooth and healthy-looking appearance.
Choosing a Provider
Many day spas and “medical spas” offer injectable fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane. At these locations, dermal fillers will likely be injected by an aesthetician or dermatologist, professions that require a working knowledge of caring for the skin. However, a working knowledge of caring for the skin does not automatically translate to a working knowledge of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with roots in plastic surgery.
Nonsurgical cosmetic services, including laser skin treatments, chemical peels, and dermabrasion are best performed by a plastic surgeon who has specifically trained in perfecting various conditions.
When it comes to fillers, the cost difference between a plastic surgeon and aesthetician is negligible. Costs are per unit and based on manufacturer prices. Deep discounts should arouse suspicion. “Cheap cosmetic services” are exactly what they sound like.
What Makes a Doctor a Plastic Surgeon?
Anyone with a medical degree can call himself a cosmetic surgeon. Anyone who has completed the four to 12 months of required cosmetology school can call himself an aesthetician. Only someone who has met the requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) can call himself a plastic surgeon.
To become a plastic surgeon, a doctor must first:
- Complete all required general surgery residencies and fellowships
- Complete additional residencies and fellowships in plastic surgery
- Pass exhaustive written and oral exams
- Submit all before and after results to a panel of board-certified plastic surgeons for a set period of time
To maintain certification, a plastic surgeon must meet yearly continuing education requirements and continue to provide before and after photos as requested.
When you choose a plastic surgeon for your injectable filler, you are choosing someone who has specific training and experience in producing ideal results. When you choose anyone else, you are placing your health and happiness in the hands of someone who lacks the qualifications and expertise of a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Joseph Fata
Dr. Joseph Fata is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Indianapolis and all surrounding areas of Indiana. Experienced and attentive, Dr. Fata provides both surgical and nonsurgical options that can be used alone or in combination to create your ideal look.
Upfront about pricing and options, Dr. Fata provides Juvederm and Restylane for $595 per syringe. Radiesse, which is a different type of filler, runs $800 per syringe. A single treatment of any of these fillers can produce results for 12-18 months.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Fata will provide you with honest information about efficacy along with information on any additional services you may be interested in to help ensure you are making the best choice for your body.
To schedule your initial consultation at our Indianapolis office, please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 310-575-9152. Dr. Fata is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Carmel, Noblesville, Plainfield, and all surrounding areas of Indiana.