While plastic surgery was the number one method in changing your appearance at a time, filler injections have gained popularity in more recent years. This is mainly due to the fact that many injectables can offer temporary, surgical results without the stress of a surgical procedure itself.
Many individuals who felt the need to change something about the way they look have hesitated due to the worry, discomfort and downtime of a surgical procedure. One of the most appealing benefits to injectables is that you can achieve drastic results at a quarter of the price in a short, virtually painless procedure.
While it’s important to point out that we are all human with understandable insecurities, many individuals seek out injectables because they have the opportunity to fix a minor issue, enhance what they already have, or alter something miniscule without going under the knife.
In fact, many patients come in because they want to look as good as they feel! Age is nothing but a number in today’s world and many people want to show that a number doesn’t and shouldn’t define how they look and feel.
This has been a longstanding myth that has overstayed its’ welcome. While it’s very possible to overinject, this only occurs if an individual has been overinjecting for years or had been injected by the hands of an untrained injector.
One of the most important things to do before getting injected is to research who you’re putting your trust in. A well-trained professional will listen to your concerns but will also be honest and realistic about want vs. need. Some patients may come in wanting all the works, but it is the injectors job to educate the patient and let them know the short and long term effects of doing too much at once.
This is one of the most common fears that causes patients to feel hesitant when coming in for injections. Where plastic surgery is a permanent solution, Botox and facial fillers, while offering long term benefits, can be dissolved if the patient isn’t satisfied. Additionally, fillers tend to need touch-ups after a certain amount of time as the body begins to absorb the product, further proving the temporary life-span of the product.
While we touched on the “frozen face” look and the temporary life-span of results, many believe that your skin will begin to look stretched and plasticy. Individuals tend to confuse the concept of a surgical facelift and non-surgical facelift. A non-surgical facelift is not the act of pulling the skin but using strategically placed threads and fillers to result in a youthful, smooth appearance. Where over injections can cause the skin to stretch beyond what it should, this only happens in the hands of an inexperienced injector.
It’s not only the women that want to feel good and look better. More and more men have been taking control of their appearance. Botox injections, hair restoration and microdermabrasion are some of the most popular procedures among men today. Not to mention that we now live in a more accepting society where individuals are encouraged to live their best life, put themselves first and do what they feel is right or best.
Myths are nothing but lies or fears that have been passed off as “truths” at one point or another. This is why we encourage all individuals to do their research and to take advantage of their consultation with their injector, to not only build trust but also give a clear desciption of their fears and expectations. A trained professional is there to help put your fears at ease and provide knowledge that will help the patient feel comfortable in their decision and overall experience.