Injectables are popular procedures. They don’t take much time, which is very appealing to most with busy schedules. But just because they are less invasive than other procedures doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan ahead. Here is what you need to know before getting injectables.
Assess Your Needs
There are so many options and so much information that it can be overwhelming. The first thing you should do is take a step back and assess your needs. Think about what you want to improve, then investigate which procedure will address those needs. Wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines are treated with a neuromodulator like Dysport®, but hyaluronic acid fillers are great for aging skin to restore plumpness and moisture, and Juvéderm® can help lines around your mouth and nose. If you’re having trouble deciding, reach out to a board certified dermatologist who will be able to answer any of your questions.
Find the Right Medical Professional
Aside from seeking out a dermatologist who is board certified, make sure they have enough experience to make you feel comfortable. Study any before and after pictures they have on their website to get a realistic depiction of what to expect. Once you find a dermatologist that is perfect for you, be sure you follow their advice diligently.
Do Your Research
Injectables are not a permanent solution, as they only last anywhere from 4 months to 2 years. Anticipate scheduling additional treatments in order to refresh your results. Regarding your schedule, you should also hold off on planning any big events directly following your procedure as there can be swelling or bruising even immediately afterward.