Cosmetic Injectables Center
Cosmetic Injectables Center | Sherly M. Soleiman, MD 16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 370 | Encino | 818-322-0122 | cosmeticinjectables.com Services Offered • Comprehensive consultation • Cosmetic injectables (such as fillers […]
Cosmetic Injectables Center | Sherly M. Soleiman, MD
16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 370 | Encino | 818-322-0122 | cosmeticinjectables.com
• Comprehensive consultation
• Cosmetic injectables (such as fillers and Botox)
Is it important to know which filler to use on a particular patient?
“Yes. Fillers differ in thickness, cohesiveness, longevity, water retention, reversibility, viscosity and their ability to stimulate collagen. So at Cosmetic Injectables, we give product choice a lot of thought. We take time to discuss the options and the desired result with patients so we can ultimately choose the right filler that’s also within their budget.”
What is the experience of a first-time patient like?
“First-timers are usually a bit anxious, which is understandable! They want to make sure results will look natural. We choose the proper pain management, depending on a patient’s level of sensitivity, which filler and location, and the longevity that is desired.”
Do your treat many men?
“We have seen a huge spike in the number of men coming to our office this past year. I think injectables are becoming more acceptable in our society, so men feel less intimidated. Tired, angry and sad expressions can impact perceptions at the workplace (and ultimately income), as well as social relationships. While outdated techniques might result in a somewhat feminine look, in recent years we have learned how to enhance the male facial features to result in a more masculine, rejuvenated look.”
We specialize in cosmetic injectables—including those aimed at reducing wrinkles (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) and fillers such as Juvederm Plus, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Restylane Lyft, Silk, Refyne, Defyne, Sculptra, Belotero and Radiesse. We also offer microneedling, which generates new elastin and collagen. And we use Novathreads, which are dissolvable threads—essentially sutures—that are placed under the skin to lift a particular area.
Everything in moderation. Just as we do our nails and hair and choose the proper attire, we want to avoid overdoing it. Injectables in modest amounts can maintain a “well-kept” and natural appearance. Most of my clients want to look less tired, sad or angry. The most reassuring factor is that if a patient chooses a reversible procedure (most fillers fall in this category) and they don’t like the results, we can essentially “undo” them with a simple injection.
Patients typically don’t know how much down time there will be. They wonder if there will be adverse affects with injectables, and they’re worried about possible risks. They also worry whether they are being overly vain. We can relate to these fears—it is natural to be concerned. And it is important to talk it through. We spend as much time as necessary to under- stand what the patient is trying to achieve. We discuss the various methods available to reach each goal.