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8 Things You Should Know Before Getting Injectables

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 7 million injections of neurotoxin and 2.5 million injections of filler were performed in the United States last year (ASPS). Neurotoxin injections and dermal fillers are two of the most popular injectable cosmetic treatment available. 

Do you intend to join the millions of people who tried injectable treatments as they did? Before going ahead with any injectable cosmetic procedure, you should consider the following eight considerations first.

1.) Choose The Right Provider

Your injectable cosmetic treatment will only be successful if it is performed by an experienced professional. For example, a celebrity hires a makeup artist to do the makeup for them, and it doesn’t turn out the way it should, so who should you blame? Naturally, you would blame the makeup artist for not doing their job correctly or the celebrity for not choosing the right makeup artist—you don’t blame the makeup products or the company behind the makeup product. 

The same holds when choosing the right provider for your injectable cosmetic treatment. However, with so many medical clinics offering neurotoxin or dermal filler injections, how do you pick which of them is experienced and expert enough to do the job? You can check stary by checking their online profile and reviews or ask around through word of mouth. 

You should give yourself some time once you’ve found a candidate who seems to have potential. First things first, make an appointment for a consultation. Consequently, you will have the opportunity to discuss the objectives you have set for the procedure and give yourself some moments to consider them before going back for the actual procedure.

2.) Manage Your Expectations

Visiting the clinics while bringing someone else’s picture, like athletes or celebrities, won’t do you any good. Your aesthetic features are unique to you, and copying someone else’s features won’t mesh well with what you have, 

Instead, you can find a photo of yourself and use it as a reference point. Describe what you like about your aesthetic features and ask how your aesthetic provider can help improve those features. Preferably, bring a picture of your appearance in your early 20s. This not only provides you with a point of reference that is more accurate, but it also assists the individual in better understanding how to accentuate your natural features. 

While you may have your own reasons for wanting an injectable cosmetic treatment, be open to suggestions from your aesthetic provider. They know a thing or two about how to naturally enhance a person’s aesthetics to give them a glowing and youthful look.

3.) Get Your Consultation Right

We’ve all seen some examples of injectables that were patently flawed. Make sure that you and your aesthetic provider are on the same page about what you want to achieve to prevent yourself from experiencing the same situations some had. You might even be told that it’s impossible or impractical in certain circumstances.

Injectables have a lot of potential, but they still have to be used in a way that works with your face’s natural proportions and can be overdone. Occasionally, an aesthetician recommends that you start with lower doses and gradually increase them as they work toward perfecting your aesthetic features.

4.) Injectables Can Also Address Other Signs Of Aging

Injectables are commonly associated with treating wrinkles and fine lines, but they can be used for various other purposes. Most of our patients are women in their 40s and older, but we’ve recently seen a rise in the number of women in their 20s seeking injectable cosmetic treatments. To further delay wrinkle formation, women in their 20s inject neurotoxins, while women in their 40s use the same neurotoxin to prevent wrinkles from appearing.

Injections of dermal filler, on the other hand, can be used to treat more than just wrinkles. With the help of dermal fillers, you can smooth out wrinkles, lift your cheekbones, and even add fullness to your lips.

5.) There’s Pain, But You Can Tolerate Them

Seeing a large needle in one’s face frightens many people. It’s disconcerting, but it shouldn’t cause any harm to you. On the other hand, most patients said they felt no discomfort after the procedure. Some patients have likened the sensation of neuromodulators to that of a minor prick, similar to the method used to draw blood during a blood test. On the other hand, dermal fillers are a bit more painful to apply. The good thing is that providers may provide a numbing cream before injecting dermal fillers to lessen the discomfort of the procedure.

6.) Recovery Time Is Minimal

Patients favor minimally invasive procedures because they tend to produce favorable outcomes in a shorter amount of time and require less time for recovery. Immediately after receiving an injection of neurotoxin, you might notice a few tiny pink dots on your skin, but they should go away within ten to fifteen minutes. A few people have mentioned that there is a possibility that you will experience some bruising after the procedure; however, it should go away within five to seven days at the latest.

The filler may cause swelling and bruising, but these side effects typically only last for a few days at most. For instance, your lips are likely going to swell up even more. If side effects persist, contact a doctor.

7.) Count The Cost

The price you pay for cosmetic injections is what you receive. Fillers typically cost $500 to $2,000 per syringe, and botulinum toxin treatments can cost as little as $300 and go as high as $2,000, depending on the specific product used and where you live. Anything less expensive than these options should be avoided at all costs; they might be red flags.

8.) How Long The Results Will Last

The product used, how much was injected, and where it was placed in the face all impact how long the results last. While botulinum toxin can last anywhere from four to six months, hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to a year. If you want to keep the results, the treatment may have to be repeated after it fades. 


Injectable cosmetic treatments are a quick and easy way to enhance your natural aesthetic and address signs of aging simultaneously. Suppose you are interested in the treatment, contact and reach out to our Gig Harbor Aesthetics clinic. We also present other services to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and needs. 



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