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A Beginner's Guide to Injectables: 8 Things to Consider

As injectables, dermal fillers help restore your natural, youthful look by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, plumping your lips, restoring volume, and minimizing the signs of aging in different areas of the face.

Meanwhile, Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes dynamic wrinkles including frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

Compared to more invasive surgical procedures, injectables are also quick, safe, and relatively painless under the hands of experienced providers.

Kinds of Injectables

There are many different injectables on the market today that address a variety of skincare needs. For instance, Sedalia Aesthetics offers the following dermal fillers services:

  • Botox and Xeomin - Relaxes wrinkles especially those found on the forehead, between the eyes, and outside and around the eyes

  • Radiesse - Adds volume to the cheeks, fills wrinkles and folds, and defines jawlines

  • Juvederm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC - Adds volume to the lips

  • Belotero - Fills in facial skin tissue, particularly the tear troughs and vertical lip lines

  • Bellafill - Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, corrects facial contours, and treats smile lines, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines

  • Ravenesse Versa - Increases the volume of the lips

  • Kybella - Reduces the appearance of double chin

Things to Consider Before Getting Injectables

Prior to your injectables appointment, it’s recommended to brush up on some basic details first. Here are eight things to consider:

1. Knowing Which Injectable to Try

There are many kinds of injectables and they are made to target different treatment areas. Hence, it’s best if you already know your desired result so you can easily pick the right one.

2. Proper Consultation

A consultation with your provider is indispensable before any procedure. This way, you’ll be informed about reasonable expectations, treatment proper, and recommended aftercare.

3. Cost of Injectables

Compared to invasive or surgical treatments, injectables are relatively more affordable. However, it’s still best to research beforehand to determine if it’s in your budget.

4. Longevity of Results

While one injectable, like Botox, may last 3-4 months, a dermal filler, such as Radiesse, can last 18-24 months. Generally speaking, injectables provide effective results but still require maintenance treatments to maintain these results.

5. Best Time to Get Injectables

Many people think that they have to wait until their 40s or later to address facial wrinkles or skin laxity. But if you’re already starting to see early signs of aging, it’s best to address them early.

6. Ideal Candidate

Injectables are safe and FDA-approved. If you’re not pregnant and are a non-smoker who’s physically healthy and committed to maintaining good skin health, you’re already considered an ideal candidate.

7. Expected Results

Injectables are more than just a treatment for lines and wrinkles. You can also achieve a natural youthful look by plumping your lips or restoring volume to your cheeks. Whatever it is you're looking to achieve — it's important to thoroughly discuss your skincare objectives with your provider to ensure you have realistic expectations about your results.

8. Treatment Provider

This one is HUGE. In the world of injectables, the most important consideration is choosing not only what is right for you — but who is right for you. Do your research. Read the reviews. Only get injectables from licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, or qualified injectors, like our team at Sedalia in Marshall, MO.

What are you waiting for? Call us today or book an appointment now.

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