There are plenty of misconceptions about cosmetic medicine. While many patients spend time delving doing research before a treatment, many members of our staff had to learn a lot of the truths first-hand. We asked our staff, “What didn’t you know about cosmetic medicine before working for Dr. Dayan?”
Here are a few of the responses we received:
- “The importance of HIPAA Regulations.” –Terri W.
- HIPPA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. You should never have to worry about your information being treated with the most cautious care by your surgeon. Your cosmetic surgeon and all of his employees are held to the strictest laws, standards, and guidelines by the government to protect your privacy.
- “It isn’t just for the rich and famous. Most Botox® patients are suburban middle class ‘soccer moms.’ I think that is a common misconception, especially in Iowa and Michigan.” –Leslie M.
- Forty-four percent of Botox® users have an annual household incomes of less than $100,000 were more likely to be treated with Botox® Cosmetic than those with annual incomes greater than $150,000 (36%) Working mothers between the ages of 40 and 55 are the most common users of BOTOX® Cosmetic
- “I didn’t know that so many treatments had purposes beyond just beauty. A rhinoplasty can make someone breathe better. You wouldn’t get it for that reason, but it could. Botox® can help muscle spasms, and they’re working on approving it for the aide of migraines.” -Ashley L.
- In March 2010 the FDA cleared Botox® as an approved drug for muscle spasms (specifically neck spasms and eye-muscle disorders. It is not yet approved for larger muscles.) Botox® is also often used to limit underarm sweat.
- “I didn’t realize how much of an impact a first impression makes.” – Amy S.
- Dr. Dayan is the author of the groundbreaking book Instant Beauty: Look Your Best in One Hour or Less.
- “I thought Botox could go all over your face. That anything that you injected into your face was Botox.” – Monica O.
- Botox® is actually a paralytic treatment used in the forehead or cheeks to minimize muscle usage and prevent wrinkles. Fillers such as Radiesse® and Juvederm® which replicate similar qualities to collagen are injected into the lips to create a fuller effect
- “Dr. Dayan is one of the leading doctors in the country on closed approaches to rhinoplasty!” –Jaklyn M.
- “I thought it was very superficial and for people’s egos. But l learned that it is deeper than that. It helps people’s personalities and confidence. People come in and they flourish afterwards. People come in timid. And they leave more social, talkative, and so happy. I think outer and inner beauty correlate. I’m really a believer in it.” –Nadia K.
- “I didn’t realize there were more natural alternatives such as fillers that pool the water into the lips to plump them up. I was under the impression that everything was very synthetic and that there were no real organic options.” – Helene S.
- Procedures such as Pelleve™ simply use radiofrequency to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural responses. This generates collagen in the skin and helps the patient appear younger and more radiant.