Pros & Cons of Injectables

Pros & Cons of Injectables

If you are considering injectables for the first time, you probably have a few questions. It is always a good idea to do your research when it comes to your appearance. Depending on what type of procedure you are planning on getting, the results will vary. One of the biggest advantages of using temporary fillers and muscle-relaxing treatments is that they are very simple, with a process that only takes a few minutes and minimal downtime.

Two popular types of injectables include neuromodulators, like Botox, that relax the muscles that cause wrinkles through movement. The second type are fillers, which are substances that act as plumping agents to fill lines and wrinkles that exist when your facial muscles are at rest. Here are the pros and cons of injectables:

Pro: Quick & Painless

Temporary fillers and other injectables are fast appointments and painless procedures. It only takes a few days to see results and there is no downtime. There are generally little to no side effects, but a bit of puffiness after the procedure is normal. If you are planning on getting an injectable, there is a risk of bruising and swelling, so you may want to set a few days aside just in case.

Con: It Can Take a Few Tries to Achieve Your Preferred Look

As you get older, your appearance as well as your preferences can change, so it may take a few tries to get the look you are going for. However, if you leave an appointment feeling disappointed in the way things turned out, hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be corrected. They can be dissolved with an injection, so if you are no longer loving the big lips you strived for years ago, you can go for a more subtle look.

Pro: More Than Aesthetic Benefits

While muscle-relaxing injectables are great for preventing wrinkles, they can also help relax muscle pain, reduce excessive sweating, and help with migraine relief. Patients who get hyaluronic acid-based fillers regularly receive the benefit of moisture retention; no more chapped lips. This is because hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.

Con: Slight Bruising

Everyone’s bodies are different from one another, so it is likely that you will have a different experience with injectables than your friend did. Some people are more likely to bruise than others. In order to keep the bruising at bay, avoid medicine and foods that increase the risk the week before injections, like vitamin E, fish oil, NSAIDs, and Chinese herbals. Avoid exercising the day of treatment as well as alcohol the day before and day of treatment.

Pro: Skin Care Advantages

Injectables can make your skin care routine more effective, keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing premature aging. Since they smooth your fine lines, it will help your skin care products go onto your skin more evenly. You will notice a more youthful appearance and may be able to refrain from increasing the amount of Botox you need as you get older.

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With our deep understanding and appreciation for aesthetic concerns at all ages, the service offerings are based around the common conditions that both women and men experience. The physicians have carefully selected each technology based on its safety profile and proven scientific results. Premier Spa & Laser Center’s mission is to provide clients a place where comfort, beauty, and personalized attention combine to create a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Contact us or schedule your complimentary consultation today!


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