The skincare and aesthetic space is a dynamic one with new products and treatments hitting shore almost every day. Out of the many treatments and therapies promising tighter and wrinkle-free skin, injectables injections have transcended trends. Before jumping on what you should know before getting your first injectables injection, here’s a little bit of a history on the treatment.
What is injectables?
Approved by the FDA in 2022, Allergan’s injectables has become the number one treatment for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles typically caused by facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, squinting etc. Essentially, injectables is micro doses of botulinum toxin injected into the skin to temporarily paralyze muscles. Since muscles cannot contract, it prevents the face from forming deep lines or wrinkles. Once the botulinum wears off, the face bounces back to its original form. Follow up sessions are recommended to continue experiencing smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
What should you keep in mind before your first injectables injection?
Even though injectables is a relatively simple non-surgical treatment to treat fine-lines and wrinkles, there are a few things to know beforehand.
Consult, consult, consult:
No matter how much you’ve read online and how many friends you’ve spoken to, everyone’s skin is unique. The recommended number of injections and follow up session may vary from person to person. Speaking with a certified aesthetician or dermatologist with significantly help in charting the course of your treatment.
injectables can be used as preventive therapy:
While there is no right or wrong time to start your injectables journey it will help to know that starting neurotoxin injections in your early twenties can have a preventative effect on wrinkles, which means it could help prevent wrinkles from ever starting!
Does it hurt?
We know you’re thinking about it. The long answer is that you will feel minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure. It involves no downtime or recovery period and doesn’t take more than 30-45 minutes. The short answer is- Yes.
List down your medication/supplements for your therapist:
If you take regular supplements, it is prudent to inform your therapist of the same. Some supplements are known to thin the blood and increase the chances of bruising and for a painless, bruise-less experience it is recommended to pause them before your appointment.
Set realistic expectations:
Given the simple nature of treatment, it is important to consider that injectables results are not effective immediately. You are likely to notice results in 4-5 days after getting the injection.
If you are looking to get your first injectables injection session, make an appointment at Ivory Aesthetics Clinic, where our certified aestheticians and dermatologists will ensure that your journey is seamless and as happy as can be.