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What Factors Should You Consider Before Opting For Cosmetic Injections?

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With cosmetic injectables continuing to grow in popularity year after year, you may be considering fillers or wrinkle relaxers to address the signs of aging, plump up flat features, or enhance your overall facial appearance. Because of the wide variety of injectables available today, the various ingredients used in injectables, the unique applications of certain injectables, and other factors, it is important that patients have a good understanding of their options and what to expect with cosmetic injectables before undergoing treatment. Here, you’ll find a helpful guide on what things to consider prior to using cosmetic injections from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe and the knowledgeable team at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX.

What are cosmetic injectables?

Cosmetic injectables refer to a class of treatments that involves injecting certain materials into the face, neck, hands, and other areas to make a variety of enhancements or improvements. The primary goal of injectables varies from product to product. For example, injectable fillers —like JUVÉDERM® — are designed to add volume to certain features and fill in deep, static wrinkles and folds, while injectable wrinkle relaxers — such as BOTOX® — are used to smooth out expressive (dynamic) lines and wrinkles. KYBELLA® is another type of injectable that works to reduce fat beneath the chin.

What do I need to know about cosmetic injectables?

There are several essential things to know about cosmetic injectables when you are contemplating starting treatment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Dauwe or one of our experienced aesthetic injectors will thoroughly discuss all of your available options, outline what to know about the treatment process and potential results, and answer any questions you may have. Below are a few of the most important must-knows when considering cosmetic injections:

What type of injectable is right for you

It is important to consult with a knowledgeable injector to best understand which type of injectable will be most appropriate and effective for your specific set of concerns and goals. Popular injectable classes include:

  • Dermal fillers
  • Wrinkle relaxers
  • Fat-reducing injections

How long your injectables may last

The longevity of injectable results will vary from product to product and can even vary somewhat between patients. Generally speaking, injectable fillers typically last for about 6 – 18 months, while injectable wrinkle relaxers should give patients about 3 – 4 months’ worth of results.

The ingredients in each injectable

While most patients tolerate injectables well without adverse side effects, some patients may be allergic to certain ingredients in a particular injectable.

What to expect after your cosmetic injections

The time it takes an injectable to start working, when you’ll be able to reapply makeup after injections, what side effects may be experienced, and other post-treatment factors are important to understand when planning the timing of your injectables.

Again, our knowledgeable team will review everything you may need to know and any questions you may have about a potential cosmetic injectable treatment prior to administering the injections so that you can feel confident and comfortable about the process.

Elevate your look and send your confidence soaring with cosmetic injections in Dallas, TX

Whether you’re looking to plump up thin lips, smooth out smile lines, restore a more youthful appearance overall, or make other enhancements with natural-looking and long-lasting results, you may benefit from the use of cosmetic injectables. To learn more about the full suite of wrinkle relaxers, fillers, and other injectables available at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery, call to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe or one of our experienced Dallas, TX, cosmetic injectors today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.