Injectables may be temporary treatments, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for less than amazing results. Many of the patients we see at Facial Aesthetic Concepts ask what they can do to make the most of their injectable treatments. In this blog, our beauty and skin experts explain what you should know to maximize the benefits of this rewarding treatment.
Consider the Timing
Injectables are a quick treatment, but not necessarily fast acting. Botox immobilizes facial muscles within a couple days, but it can take up to a couple weeks for the lines to fade from your skin. With dermal fillers, you should notice some instant volume, but the collagen boost will gradually manifest in the weeks to follow for maximum skin tightness and plumpness.
For that reason, if you are seeking this treatment to look better ahead of an event or vacation, knowing the expected timeline of the injectable is important to ensure that you have the results you want by that date. Err on the side of going early. If your preferred timeline is short, communicate that to your injector as they may be able to offer an injectable that produces results more quickly.
Follow Aftercare Tips
Your injector should provide you with instructions to ensure you minimize swelling and bruising as quickly as possible. Typically, this includes avoiding alcohol and strenuous exercise for a couple days. It is also smart to sleep with your head elevated. For rejuvenated skin that lasts longer, stay hydrated and eat a nutritious diet that includes antioxidants.
Plan a Maintenance Schedule
It’s no secret that injectable results are not permanent. While the expected timeline depends on the type of injectable, if you want to maintain your results indefinitely, you should schedule periodic touch-ups. You can wait until you see the effects wearing off to schedule an appointment or be proactive with treatments so that the results never fade.
Don’t Overdo It
For every patient that requests artificially oversized lips, there are dozens more who want a natural look. Assuming you, like most, want to enhance your skin without sacrificing a natural appearance, you should resist the urge to overuse filler. More does not always translate to better results.
Choose an Expert Injector
The most important factor for great injectable results is who you choose to do the injecting. While many places offer injectable treatments, few have experienced professionals that understand the nuances between the injections to get the patient’s preferred results. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we have injectors who know which type of injectables to use, precisely where to inject them, and in what amount.
To meet with Orange County’s leading aesthetic professionals, please schedule a consultation at our San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, or Rancho Santa Margarita office by calling (949) 612-2237.