How Plastic Surgeons Are Approaching Injectables In A World That Calls for Masks

Since the middle of March 2020, the entirety of the world has been bracing for the “new normal” due to the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses everywhere have been attempting to adjust to the strict new health guidelines put in place to protect their consumers and continue to flatten the curve.

Amongst those businesses are plastic surgeons, who are putting new health precautions into effect in their practices. They do this by limiting their staff and schedules, equipping themself for Covid-19 screenings and temperature scans, removing obsolete waiting rooms, requiring all patients and staff to wear facial coverings, modifying consultations, and altering disinfection routines.

While these plastic surgeons are gearing up to reopen their offices, patients are wondering if the doctors will require patients to remove their masks for aesthetic treatments. Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has created personalized and considerate options for their patients to achieve their desired aesthetic while protecting their health and safety above all else. One of the most popular Covid-era treatment types is the injectable.

What Is an Injectable?

In short, injectables are injectable substances inserted into the skin to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. Cosmetic injections commonly include treatments like Botox®, Dysport, and dermal fillers. Botox® and Dysport are best known for their ability to cosmetically smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyes, and across the forehead.

Do I Need to Take off My Mask to Receive Injectables?

In this particular location, the removal of one’s mask is unnecessary. Botox® and Dysport are especially beneficial to patients who aren’t ready for a facelift surgery but desire an ideal solution for wrinkles and fine lines. They work by temporarily halting nerve signals. They won’t damage the muscle in any way; they just stop communication between the nerves and muscles.

Botox® and Dysport are administered via a quick series of injections. Most appointments take approximately 15 to 30 minutes making them ideal for limiting exposure between doctor and patient. Because they have no recovery time, patients can be in and out of the office before their lunch break is over.

Taking the Necessary Precautions

Doctors are relying on industry advice, social guidelines, years of medical training, and their own instincts to guide them through these uncertain times. Dr. Zochowski and his staff can provide a full range of options to keep you looking your best at every stage of life while prioritizing the safety and care of every patient.

Some of our safety precautions include:

  • Patient’s temperatures will be taken upon entering the establishment
  • Limited seating will be available in the waiting rooms
  • Interactions between staff, doctors, and patients will be socially distant except during procedure
  • All personnel are required to wear a facial covering before, during, and after consultation.
  • Zochowski may also request a full medical history to determine if you are a high-risk patient.

Whether you come in for an in-person consultation or request a virtual meeting, Dr. Zochowski is excited to meet with you to discuss how to reach your aesthetic goals in the safest possible way. For more information about Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, please contact our office today.