Plastic surgery is no longer taboo in 2021 as more people become open about their procedures. Going under the knife used to be the most popular way to change one’s appearance; now, it’s injections.
Cosmetic treatments are seen more as skin treatments than plastic surgery these days. This is all thanks to the rising popularity of non-invasive injectable cosmetic procedures that many people seem to love.
Chances are, if you want to change your appearance, your doctor will recommend fillers before surgery. In that case, please take some time to learn a little bit more about the wonders of injectable cosmetic treatments.
What Are Cosmetic Injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are dermal fillers injected into the skin through a syringe and needle by a dermatologist. Dermal fillers are usually made of substances like calcium hydroxylapatite and hyaluronic acid.
Other filler substances include polyalkylimide, polylactic acid, and polymethyl-methacrylate. These substances work to treat different cosmetic issues and signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are a less permanent form of cosmetic enhancement and last for six months to two years. Each filler has a varying shelf or ‘face life’ depending on what substance is used, and the patient needs.
Dermal fillers can correct numerous cosmetic issues like thin lips, wrinkles, scars, and sallow areas on the face. These injectables have become so popular that people have dubbed it the ‘liquid facelift.’
What To Consider Before Getting Injectables
Like getting plastic surgery, one should take many things into careful consideration before getting fillers. The cosmetic procedure may be temporary, but it is best to prevent doing any damage to your face.
How your fillers will turn out, have everything to do with who is injecting them. It is essential to seek information about credited dermatologists, nurses, aestheticians, and other professionals before getting injected.
Find trusted references and consult with as many people as you need to feel comfortable to move forward. It is also essential to get your budget in order rather than seeking out a potentially dangerous deal.
Talk through your needs with your injector and ask which product they will be using on your face. Knowing what product you’re injecting will help you navigate costs and the overall outcome of the procedure.
What To Expect When You Get Fillers
Cosmetic injectables are a lunchtime procedure because they are done in minutes and are minimally invasive. This makes preparing to get a filler effortless and the healing process even easier.
You can expect some bruising and swelling after getting injected, so book an appointment days before an event. It is also essential to keep your dental bookings days or weeks away from your filler appointment.
When a dentist cleans teeth, bacteria are released in the mouth resulting in a high risk for infection after getting a filler. Other than that, life can continue as usual after your procedure while you enjoy your new look.
Many first-time clients get free follow-up and touch-up sessions after two weeks of their injections. It is also possible to reverse some fillers, so ask your injector if you do not like your procedure’s outcome.