There are many different types of cosmetic injectables on the market that work to treat a variety of skin concerns. Whether you’re looking to minimize lines and wrinkles, restore volume, or stimulate collagen production, there’s an injectable out there for it.
While injectables work wonders at reversing signs of aging and restoring one’s confidence, there are a few factors to consider before undergoing treatment.
Continue reading to learn what you need to know before receiving a cosmetic injectable.
8 Things to Know Before Receiving Cosmetic Injectables
1. Research, Research, Research
As mentioned, there are many different types of cosmetic injectables to choose from. While you don’t need to know exactly the type of injectable you would like, it is important to know the areas you’d like to target and which types of injectables are the best form of treatment.
For example, Botox excels at smoothing out smaller, fine lines and wrinkles in the face like crow’s feet, whereas Dysport, on the other hand, is best for treating larger areas of the face, such as the forehead.
2. Consider The Cost
Look at the general costs of different injectables and determine how much you’re willing to spend. Certain injectables are more expensive than others. Make sure the type you’re considering falls within your budget.
3. Understand The Duration of Results
The duration of results is entirely dependent on the injectable received. Some injectables last for only a couple months while others last for several. It’s important to know how long you want your results to last for prior to receiving treatment.
4. Understand The Risks
With all cosmetic procedures, there are potential risks. When it comes to injectables, those risks include swelling, bruising, redness, and discomfort. While very rare, it is possible for serious complications to occur as a result of treatment. Your provider should discuss your medical history with you before administering your treatment.
5. Realistic Expectations
While injectables can work wonders at reversing the look of aging skin, it’s important to know that it will not perform the same sort of results as a facelift or other form of surgery. That being said, it is a far less invasive and more affordable way to achieve natural-looking results.
6. Recovery Period
Many injectables require a limited amount of downtime following a procedure. However, your doctor may provide some post-care instructions such as to avoid excess sun exposure or exercise following treatment.
7. Provider Selection
Be sure to do your research before selecting a provider. Read reviews, consult with peers, and look at before and after images to make sure you’re comfortable with who’s administering your treatment.
8. Consult With a Provider
To make sure you’re getting the results you’re looking for, you should consult with a provider before undergoing treatment. Some clinics even require this for new patients; this not only helps the provider understand the results you’re looking for, but it also helps give you a better understanding of what’s possible when it comes to injectables.
During this time, your provider can recommend the best form of treatment and injectable based on your desired results and medical history.
Here at Adara Surgical Institute, our providers are skilled in administering injectables. Give us a call today or book your consultation to learn more!