As you scroll through social media, you’re likely to see picture-perfect faces—sculpted cheekbones, plump lips, and seemingly airbrushed skin. It’s never been easier to take your appearance to the next level and you can thank facial injections for that.
There has been a 40.6% increase in the number of injectables being administered over the last five years. If you’re looking to feel more confident and youthful, injectable procedures are a great option.
Before you book any appointments, there are some things to consider. This guide will explore everything you need to know so that you can feel informed in your decision.
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We are exposed to an overwhelming amount of seemingly flawless faces every day, and although you may want supermodel cheekbones or Angelina Jolie lips, it may not be feasible. Trying to force features that don’t suit your face will make you feel worse, not better.
Look for a photo of yourself when you were younger to bring in for reference. This provides a more realistic idea of what you’re going for, especially if you’re aiming for wrinkle reduction. The goal isn’t to make you look like someone new, it’s to enhance your natural features.
If you’re younger, look for a celebrity who isn’t too far from your appearance as inspiration. It can feel exciting to think of your potential transformation, but you’ll only be disappointed if you’re looking to make a drastic difference.
2. Person Behind the Needle
As the popularity of lip fillers and other injections soar, plenty of underqualified ‘professionals’ will try to profit by offering these services. Usually, they’ll attract clients with great deals and offers. As tempting as it may be, don’t fall for anything that seems too good to be true.
The success of your cosmetic treatment almost entirely depends on the person behind the needle.
You wouldn’t go to an inexperienced stylist to get a haircut because you’ll likely end up with a terrible haircut. Apply the same logic to whoever your injector is. Word of mouth is the best way to find someone, but you’re still responsible for doing your research.
Everyone is offering injections these days and you’ll need to inquire about credentials, check online reviews, and see how potential injectors were trained. Looking at before and after photos of their patients will help you narrow down your decision.
At the end of the day, you shouldn’t rush to make an appointment with the first option available. One bad injection can lead to a series of problems, so be sure that you go with the professionals.
Prices vary on the product used, the location of where you get injections, and other similar factors. Generally, you get what you pay for when it comes to fillers. Expect to pay between $500 to $2,000 per syringe.
Avoid deals that highlight Botox for $50. There are plenty of shady practices that dilute the product so it isn’t as effective, misrepresent what they’re selling, and illegally purchase knockoffs from international sellers.
During your consultation, be sure to bring up your budget and see if you’re able to get the results you desire. Usually, patients will have enough for one injection but need more to get the look they want. It’s better to save up your money and get the best results than to settle for less.
4. The Product
There is absolutely no shortage of amazing cosmetic injectables available. Before you book an appointment, make sure to educate yourself on the different options you have. Botox may be a household name, but there are plenty of other products which are made of the exact same thing.
Dermatologists agree that whether you’re using Botox or alternatives like Xeomin or Dysport, the results are essentially the same. That’s why it’s important to talk to your injector about which option they plan on using. Each product varies in price.
When it comes to fillers, there’s even more variety. Most are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that naturally occurs in the body. You may have heard of Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero Balance—all of these are made with hyaluronic acid.
Even within these brands, there are variants, each made of slightly different-size particles that are better for particular parts of the face. Talk to your injector about what’s inside each syringe and why it’s a better option than the others. Many injectors will mix and match options to create the best results.
Although facial injections have a lower price tag than surgery, they can quickly take up a large portion of your budget. It’s no wonder that people are curious about how long the results last. Is it worth the money?
There are many factors that go into the longevity of the results, everything from the type of product used to how much was injected to where it was put in the face.
Generally, botulinum toxin (Botox) lasts between four to six months. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last between six to eighteen months. This means that if you like the results, you’ll have to be ready to make them a part f your beauty routine.
What to Consider Before Getting Facial Injections
Although facial injections aren’t as drastic as a permanent surgical procedure, it is still a big decision to make. There are plenty of horror stories about fillers that go wrong. You can avoid any errors by ensuring that you’re going to the right person, have realistic expectations, and understand your budget.
At the end of the day, research is your best friend. Once you know everything about injectable procedures, you can rest easy knowing you’ve made the right decision.
Ready to transform your confidence and take on the world? Be sure to visit Chin Up! Aesthetics and book your free consultation today!