As we near the end of 20s, wrinkles, fine lines, deep scars on the cheeks and darkening under the eye is a common phenomenon to be noticed. Clearly, they are nothing but signs of aging.
After the beauty products and the natural treatments fail to fight against acne and aging signs, there are other options such as Botox, disport, Radiesse which have proven to reverse the signs of aging.
Undoubtedly, neurotoxins and dermal fillers have become popular and even widely accepted by people for a reversing the signs of aging due to the painless treatments, less recovery time and long lasting results.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are known to treat wrinkles effectively. They block the muscle contracting nerves and also remove the wrinkles from the skin.
These procedures have proved to give effective results but many people have also experienced some side effects after undergoing these treatments such as headaches, bruising, pain at the site of injection, and drooping eyebrows in rare cases. But pregnant and breastfeeding women should not opt for these procedures without the advice of doctor.
But everything comes with a little amount of risk, so if you have already decided to go for it then just doesn’t change your decision.
Take a note of following points before you try your luck at these treatments in order to end up with the perfect results.
- Consult your doctor if you had been taking any medicinal supplements
You should clearly discuss with the doctor for any pills or medications whether natural or otherwise which you have been taking. If you have been taking pills such as aspirin or ibuprofen then stop taking it almost two weeks prior to the treatments. Such medications just make the blood thinner and can even cause excessive bleeding even if there is a small cut.
- Make sure your doctor is board-certified in dermatology
Well, this is probably the first thing you need to check on while going for the treatment. Make sure the doctor has a certified degree and check reviews from his patients about his treatment and the techniques adopted.
You can check the testimonials and know if your doctor has enough of experience in working with injections in order to avoid any side-effects.
- Know your purpose of treatment
Many neurotoxins and dermal fillers are available which may or not work on your skin properly. For example, Hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are used to restore moisture in the skin whereas the neurotoxins like Botox works to undo the wrinkles and lines. So, depending on your purpose to choose injectables you should decide for the skin type accordingly.
If you don’t find enough information or are not fully confident then consult your doctor or an experienced injector for finding what is right for you.
- Maintenance is an important issue
Although injectables last for a long time but they are subject to wear and tear. Normally the effects of injectables are seen from four months to a year and it depends upon the neurotoxin used.
But in order to maintain it for a longer time you need to care for it and there are special maintenance treatments for the same.
- Know about the recovery time beforehand
It hardly takes little time for your skin to adapt to the changes but still some people experience some swelling or pain post the injection. Dermal fillers normally adjust quickly but neurotoxins take a longer time to show their effect. Therefore, a time period of two three weeks will take up for the full effect to show up.
So, consult your doctor about the type of injectable you are going for.