If you tune in to any television talk show, you may notice that injectables like Botox and dermal fillers are some of the most talked-about cosmetic treatments these days. Because products like Botox have been on the market for such a long time, it is only natural that a few myths have circulated about them. The problem with the abundance of information that exists about injectable cosmetic treatments is that it can create confusion. Where there is confusion, there will be feet-dragging.
We know you don’t want to live with cosmetic concerns that make you feel less-than-satisfied with your appearance, so we’re going to discuss a few details about injectables and what you need to know about them.
Injectables Have no Age Preference
Let’s go back to the beginning. When Botox was first approved by the FDA, it was limited in usage areas. Doctors could only treat the frown lines that stood out between the brows. This use paved the way for the perception that Botox and other wrinkle-reducers were anti-aging treatments relevant to adults of a certain age. This is not accurate. If you have avoided getting treatment for those lines that are bothering you, stop stalling. Injectables offer significant benefits to adults of all ages. Today, it is common for younger adults to seek treatment for prevention, a savvy approach to the aging process.
Results are Unique
One of the questions that patients have as they consider injectable treatments for their needs is how long their results will last. Of course, you want your investment to pay maximum dividends regarding prolonged beauty. Allergan, the maker of Botox and several other injectables, states that results of this original muscle-relaxing, wrinkle-easing treatment last 3 to 6 months. However, every person is different. A wrinkle filler or relaxer will last as long as the body lets it. We all have unique metabolism, and that affects the longevity of treatment. This is why the timelines given by manufacturers may be wider.
Safety and Efficacy
In addition to wanting great results, patients also want to know they are using products that have been clinically tested for safety and efficacy. FDA-approval for cosmetic injectables tells us that these products are safe and have minimal side effects. What is important to know about safety and efficacy is that the provider you choose matters. Good “deals” could mean that the product has been over-diluted, or that an injector has minimal experience.