In a nutshell, injectables are substances inserted into a person’s skin as a temporary cosmetic treatment. These substances work to create structure and support muscles, reduce wrinkle appearances, and plump up the skin. Comprised of dermal fillers and neuromodulators, injectables are mostly used on the neck, face, and hands, making them look fuller, smoother, and healthier. Most people prefer this aesthetic procedure since the results show immediately and the recovery time is short.
When Should One Consider Injectables?
People undergo this cosmetic procedure for different reasons. Here are some of the things that you can fix using injectables.
- If your face has developed deep lines and wrinkles
- If you have sunken scars
- If you have lost fullness in your hands
- If you want to sharpen the jawline
- If you want to enhance the appearance of your lips
- If you want to brighten and enhance under-eye hollows
The process for injectables of all kinds has several advantages compared to more invasive facial procedures. First of all, injections are relatively quick and nearly painless. Moreover, the fillers we use contain lidocaine, an anesthetic, to make the injection more comfortable. Also, results are apparent immediately and can get slightly better over time. Perhaps the best thing about it is the possibility of adjusting the results and final look to fit your aesthetic requirements.
However, just like any other process, fillers also have a few setbacks. For example, after an injection, the results are temporary. Therefore, if you want to maintain the acquired results, you must keep getting injections consistently. Also, there is always a possibility of bruising and swelling, so we advise to plan injections accordingly.
What Happens During the Fillers Procedure?
As the name suggests, injectables are injected into the desired treatment area using a syringe. The most common parts to be injected include the face, the area around the eyes, cheeks, chin, lips, and jawline. The various locations you want treated, as well as the amount of material needed to achieve your desired results, will dictate the number and expense of the injections.
What to Look For in an Injector
It is important to note that the injector’s experience and expertise greatly influence the quality of results. Not only for results’ sake, but also for the sake of safety. The level of education, certification, experience in the field, and the comfort you feel with your injector all play a role in the quality of the results and the smoothness of the whole process.
The first step for any cosmetic procedure, is an initial consultation appointment with Jamie Thalmann, RN. After you inform her about your areas of concern and your desired results, she will examine your problem areas and recommend a treatment plan, which may or may not include the procedure you were initially interested in. This way, you will be able to discuss all the injectable options that can be used and the specific process for your injection. From here, we will formulate a treatment plan, which includes the cost, preparation instructions, what you can expect after the process, and the risks involved.
The Recovery Process
After the injection, most injectables have results that will be visible immediately. However, it is normal to develop slight swelling, especially on the part which was injected. You can apply an ice pack or cold compress to reduce this.
Injectables in Phoenix, AZ
When performed by our injection specialist at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, the results of any injectable treatment will be natural-looking, flawless, and simple. To learn more about our injectable options, schedule a consultation with Jamie Thalmann, RN. Call us at (602) 513-8133.
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