We’re breaking down the myths behind one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic services: injectables. Aesthetic treatments are now more widely recognized and accepted as a component of wellness and self-care (they’re no longer taboo topics, thank goodness!). The confidence achieved after a successful treatment can work wonders for one’s physical and emotional wellbeing, but for those still new to injectables, there are many myths and misconceptions to debunk first.
We’re answering all of your questions (like how long results last and how to achieve natural-looking improvements) and sharing everything you need to know before getting injectables.
Botox® and dermal fillers offer instant results, but the degree of impact comes down to the amount used during each treatment, guided by each client’s individual needs and desires. Professionals in the field will tell you communication is key. It’s crucial to develop an open, honest dialogue between you and your cosmetic nurse injector. What one person perceives as natural may not be what another does. Being able to point out what you would like and be part of the process is one way to keep from 'over injecting'.
With a deep understanding of our clients’ desires, our injection nurses can use their expertise to determine the number of syringes required to reach those results. When a client comes in with a set number of syringes in their mind, it doesn’t always correlate to the results they’re seeking. We want to ensure every client leaves our clinic with a smile on their face (and not a wrinkle in sight).
Whether you’re seeking subtle results as part of preventative treatment or just maintenance, our team of injection nurses can advise you on the best course of treatment to achieve your desired results.
Patients see immediate results with injectables. The client can work with their cosmetic nurse injector throughout the treatment to ensure the results meet expectations. Many cosmetic nurse injectors show patients the immediate results in a mirror as they go, or show a completed side before finishing the other side, so a patient can see the difference the treatment makes.
This “no surprise approach” is one of the reasons injectables are so popular—they’re perfect for anything from preventative treatment to an immediate pick-me-up for a special event. That being said, we advise always testing treatments once or twice prior to a big day. The day before your wedding is not the time to try Botox® for the first time.
Results from injectables can last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. The longevity is based on the type of filler and an individual’s metabolism. When you begin treatments, keep a mental note of how long results appear to last., That way, you’ll have a good sense of how to space out your future appointments.
Injectables are very safe, but like any medical aesthetic treatment, side effects can occur. Our licensed healthcare practitioners walk every client through the potential side effects and risks of each treatment, so patients have a full understanding.
Seeking reputable medical aesthetic clinics and having a full consultation with a certified nurse or doctor to find out if a treatment is right for you is a crucial step in this process. For example, certain vitamins and medications thin the blood, increasing the likelihood of bruising post-treatment. Meeting with a professional for an intake appointment to understand the pre- and post-care will help minimize the chances of side effects.
It’s common to feel minor discomfort while the injectables are being administered, which can be reduced by applying numbing cream. Common post-procedure side effects can include pain, redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. In addition, rare side effects, like infection or nodules around the injection site, can occur. We take great care in monitoring all patients, new and familiar, to catch any adverse reactions early and treat them appropriately.
The areas in which injectables can be used are endless, from your upper lip to your underarms! Your best course of action is to book a consultation with a professional to share your areas of concern and allow the professional to make recommendations on the best treatment course. A conservative approach is wise when you’re just starting out. By starting with a minimal dose, you can always ask for more Botox® or filler at your next visit–but once it’s in, it’s not going anywhere (at least for a few months).
Dermal fillers typically cost between $750 and $1,500, while Botox® injections cost between $90 and $150 per treatment area. Botox® and dermal fillers treat different problem areas, so it’s important to discuss your concerns with your medical professional and follow their guidance on the best treatment to achieve your desired results.
If you’re curious to learn more about dermal fillers and Botox®, get in touch today to book a free consultation at your nearest ReNue clinic.