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Are Cosmetic Injectables Right For You?

Posted by Ashley Greer on Sep 26, 2017 8:47:00 AM
are cosmetic injectables right for you

Cosmetic injectables are a simple, low-risk, effective way to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin. Many people enjoy them for the quick results and easy recovery, and today's injectables, delivered by a trained professional, can deliver fresh, natural-looking results.

If you are just beginning to notice the signs of aging, or if you're trying different expensive serums and night creams, you might also be considering injectables. But perhaps you think you are still too young, or that injectables aren't right for you. Here are some things to think about as you make your decision.

You may want to consider injectables if:

  • You have noticed fine lines, wrinkles, or loss of plumpness in the skin. There are a variety of injectables to treat different signs of aging on different parts of the face, but they are best suited to minimizing wrinkles, lines, and creases, and restoring lost volume in cheeks and lips.
  • You find that creams, serums, and ointments aren't delivering the results you want. Many commercial ointments work well for their users, but other people find them cumbersome and slow to take effect. It can be frustrating spending 6-12 weeks at a time on a product simply to give up and start over again with a different bottle.
  • You want more natural results that don't dramatically change your appearance. If your goal is to look like a younger, fresher version of yourself, with your same features and proportions, injectables are ideal. If you want more dramatic results, you may want to consider surgery.
  • You want rapid results with minimal recovery time. Many injectables show results in just a few hours, or even less. While some people experience mild bruising or swelling, these effects are minimal and don't inhibit daily functions, so you don't need to plan for long recovery times.
  • You don't want, or aren't a good candidate for, cosmetic surgery. You might think that surgery would have results that are too dramatic, or that surgery is too expensive or time-consuming to recover from. Or maybe just you aren't ready to take that step yet. Injectables are a safe, easy middle ground for rejuvenation without surgical intervention.

You may not be a good candidate for injectables if:

  • You are not in good overall health. While injectables are low-risk procedures, they are best for those who are otherwise in good heath and simply want to improve their appearance.
  • You are pregnant or nursing. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to wait before scheduling a session of cosmetic injectables.
  • You want a solution for substantial skin sagging. While injectables can restore lost volume, advanced sagging is usually better treated with surgery. 
  • You have skin conditions and inflammation. If you are currently experiencing an acne breakout, it is best for it to clear before an injection treatment. Skin conditions should be discussed with your provider to make sure that your injections will be safe and effective.
  • You have autoimmune issues, which should be discussed with your provider. Autoimmune problems may complicate treatment and recovery, and should always be discussed with your provider.
  • You have certain allergies, which should be discussed with your provider. Different treatments have different allergy risks, so the specifics should be discussed carefully before your treatment.
There is no age limit to looking your best. Cosmetic injectables are being used by men and women in their 30s to 60s to feel fresher and younger, without looking unnatural or requiring extra recovery time. Choose a specialized, well-trained provider, discuss your goals and concerns thoroughly before your treatment, and enjoy a younger version of yourself!


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