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Injectors: 5 Power Tips to Finding the Best Fit For You!

Injectors: 5 Power Tips to Finding the Best!

Injectors: 5 Power Tips to Finding the Best for Facial Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers!

In the realm of aesthetic enhancements, every injector brings a unique perspective to the table. For DR Elizabeth McElligott, it’s not just about administering treatments; it’s about fostering confidence while prioritizing your well-being. “My approach is centered on delivering safe, effective procedures while guiding you towards your aesthetic goals and values.”

Injectors: 5 Power Tips to Finding the Best!
Dr Elizabeth Ann McElligott: 5 Power Tips to Finding the Best!

#1: Does Your Injector Have Significant Appointment Time?

Unlike many med spas that rush through appointments in 15 minutes, I advocate for a more comprehensive approach. By extending appointment times to 25 minutes, we can accommodate additional services like numbing cream application for your comfort and ample time for discussing future aesthetic aspirations. Whether it’s fillers, cosmetic tattooing, or complementary treatments to enhance the effects of Botox, your injector should have time to dedicate to you to make sure you feel you have received full value for your service.

#2: Does Your Injector Have Experience?

With over 12 years of experience in injection techniques, Dr Elizabeth has honed her skills to prioritize muscle movements versus a one-size-fits-all approach. While some injectors follow a standard Botox pattern, Dr Elizabeth tailors her treatments to your unique facial dynamics, sidestepping common pitfalls like Spock brows or a heavy brow which create an unnatural appearance. The goal is simple: to leave you looking refreshed and rejuvenated, not drastically different.

#3: Does Your Injector Care About Your Long-Term Goals?

Embracing Botox as a preventive measure is key to maintaining youthful skin in the long run. By adopting a proactive stance against fine lines and wrinkles, we can potentially avoid more invasive procedures down the road. With injections spaced out every 3-4 months in moderation, we can achieve a subtle, natural aesthetic that leaves others noticing how rested and vibrant you appear.

#4: Does Your Injector Offer Alternative Fillers?

In Dr Elizabeth’s pursuit of natural beauty, she is particularly enthusiastic about treatments like Sculptra and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).

Sculptra is a unique dermal filler that offers more than just immediate volume enhancement—it’s a bio-stimulator that works with your body to gradually restore youthful contours and replenish lost collagen over time.

  •  Unlike traditional fillers, which provide instant results that may diminish over time, Sculptra stimulates your skin’s natural collagen production, resulting in a more gradual and long-lasting improvement in volume and texture.
  • The primary component of Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that has been used in medical procedures for decades. When injected into the skin, Sculptra acts as a scaffold, stimulating the body’s fibroblasts to produce new collagen, which helps restore volume, improve skin elasticity, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • One of the key benefits of Sculptra is its longevity. While traditional fillers may last anywhere from several months to a year, the results of Sculptra can endure for up to two years or more, making it an excellent option for individuals seeking long-term facial rejuvenation.
  • Additionally, because Sculptra works gradually, the results appear natural and subtle, avoiding the risk of an overfilled or “done” appearance.
  • Sculptra is commonly used to address volume loss in areas such as the cheeks, temples, jawline, and nasolabial folds (smile lines). It can also be used to enhance the appearance of sunken areas or hollows, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.
  • The treatment process typically involves a series of injections spaced out over several sessions, allowing for gradual collagen stimulation and optimal results. Some patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection sites, but these side effects are usually temporary and resolve quickly.
  • Overall, Sculptra offers a versatile and effective solution for individuals looking to restore volume, improve skin texture, and achieve natural-looking rejuvenation without the need for frequent touch-ups. If you’re considering Sculptra as part of your aesthetic journey, be sure to consult with a qualified and experienced injector who can assess your unique needs and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired results.

Meanwhile, PRF harnesses the power of your body’s platelets to restore volume, elasticity, and strength to your skin, promoting a radiant and rejuvenated complexion.

  • Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a cutting-edge treatment gaining popularity in the realm of aesthetic enhancements. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, which rely on synthetic substances to add volume and improve skin texture, PRF harnesses the natural healing properties of your own blood to rejuvenate and enhance your appearance.
  • The PRF process begins with a simple blood draw by the injector, much like you would undergo for routine lab tests. The collected blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, white blood cells, and fibrin from the rest of the blood components. This concentrated mixture, rich in growth factors and healing properties, is then injected into targeted areas of the face to stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, and restore volume.
  • One of the primary advantages of PRF is its natural composition. Because PRF is derived from your own blood, there is minimal risk of allergic reactions or adverse side effects. Additionally, the growth factors and cytokines present in PRF work synergistically to promote tissue regeneration and collagen synthesis, leading to long-lasting and natural-looking results.
  • Injectors use PRF to address a variety of aesthetic concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, acne scars, and uneven skin texture. It is particularly effective in areas where traditional fillers may not provide optimal results, such as the delicate under-eye area or the backs of the hands.
  • The treatment process typically involves a series of injections administered by the injector over several sessions, spaced out to allow for optimal collagen stimulation and tissue regeneration. While some patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, these side effects are usually temporary and subside within a few days.
  • One of the unique aspects of PRF is its versatility. In addition to facial rejuvenation, PRF can also be used in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments, such as micro needling or laser therapy, to enhance their effectiveness and accelerate the healing process.
  • Overall, PRF offers a natural and effective solution for individuals looking to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin without the use of synthetic fillers or invasive procedures. If you’re considering PRF as part of your aesthetic journey, be sure to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner who can assess your unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to help you achieve your desired results.
Injectors: 5 Power Tips to Finding the Best Fit For You!
Dr Elizabeth McElligott at DAELA Portland

#5: Does Your Injector Have a Mission to Empower You?

At the heart of it all, Dr Elizabeth’s mission is identical to that of DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo; to empower clients to feel confident and comfortable in their skin. With a holistic approach to aesthetics and a commitment to personalized care, together, they can achieve the natural, timeless beauty.

You can find Dr Elizabeth McElligot ND at DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo in Portland, OR. She is not just one of the most experienced injectors in Portland, Oregon, she is also a naturopath and a certified nutritionist, bringing a holistic approach to everything she does.

Check out the services Dr Elizabeth McElligott ND offers at DAELA and consider becoming one of her cherished clients. Dr Elizabeth is an injector of Juvéderm products, Restylane products, Sculptra and PRF as well as Botox and Dysport for wrinkle relaxers.

Dr. Elizabeth Ann McElligott ND, CNS is a licensed, insured, board-certified doctor practicing independently at DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo in Portland, Oregon.