Can you remember back to a time when investing in cosmetic surgery or products to maintain a youthful appearance was not so widely approved of? Even within the last decade celebrities were mocked openly in magazines for undergoing surgeries or investing in treatments like injectables. Back then, everyone wanted to stay youthful looking, but only the rich and famous could afford to do so discreetly. Thankfully we’ve moved beyond that stigma, and the use of injectables has become accepted and practiced.
Some of the common injectable products that you’ll find in our office are Botox, Juvevderm, and Restylane. Each of these products brings something different to the table and can meet our patients’ varied needs and desires. Many patients use more than one of these injectables depending upon the outcome they’re trying to achieve. Botox, for example, is used to address lines and wrinkles in areas like the forehead, around eyes, and around the mouth. It can also be used to treat headaches and excessive sweating. Juvederm and Restylane are dermal fillers that are used to add volume to areas such as the lips, face, and neck. The best way to determine which of these products would address the specific concerns you have is to schedule a consultation to meet with a member of our team.
Injectables have become a hot ticket item in the world of cosmetics, and if you’re wondering why that is, here are some of their top benefits and some of the things that make injectables preferable for some of our patients.
1. Less Financial Investment
Depending upon which product you choose injectables can address a variety of different concerns. Many of these same issues can also be addressed surgically, but for many people injectables are a more cost effective approach to solving these common issues. For example, if you’re not in the position to afford a face lift at this point in your life, you may opt for a combination of injectables to address the lines and wrinkles on your forehead, and add volume to problem areas around your face and neck. To many people, these products are a more accessible way to achieve their desired result.
2. Lower Risk Than Surgery
While cosmetic surgeries have advanced to the point where they are deemed low risk, there is inherent risk any time a person is put under anesthesia. For patients who would choose not to have a surgery, or who are not in the most ideal physical condition, injectables are a perfectly suitable, low risk alternative that provide equally beautiful, youthful results.
3. No Downtime
Another concern we hear from our patients who expressed interest in cosmetic surgery is the amount of downtime required for recovery. While the results of cosmetic surgeries are beautiful and well-worth the investment, some busy professionals and active parents may not be able to find that much downtime in their schedule. This is another of the many reasons that injectables are such an ideal option for patients who have much less flexibility in their schedules. You can get injectables on your lunch break and still make it to the board meeting that afternoon. Our busy clients love the versatility of these products.
4. Short-term Commitment
Are you new to the world of cosmetics? Some patients who come to our office really want to make a change to their appearance but are nervous about the long-term commitment of a surgery. If you fall into this category, you’ll be happy to know that the results of Botox last up to 4 months while dermal fillers may last up to a year. This kind of short term commitment is ideal for our less confident patients.
5. Quick Results
While the full results of injectables may take up to two weeks to appear, the initial results may be visible within days. If you have an important meeting or a big date coming up next week you can visit your doctor today and for a small investment have beautiful results in time to make a great impression. This fact alone makes injectables the preferred choice for many of our patients who want to have more control over their appearance.
The great thing about the cosmetics industry is that there is something for everyone. If you are looking for a complete, youthful makeover and have the time and resources to invest in a surgery and recovery we have lots of options for you. But if you’re looking for something more suitable to your busy life, or a smaller budget, injectables may be the right option for you. If you’re curious but not ready for an appointment we hope you’ll peruse the rest of our website.
There is a lot of excellent information here that will help you feel informed and confident in your choices. And when you’re ready to commit to injectables or any of our other products or services, give us a call.