“Patients need to understand what they are signing up for and be aware of what could go wrong,” she said.
Most experts advised looking for three key things before choosing a surgeon, including proven clinical experience and qualifications, word of mouth from someone you know, and “before and after” pictures of their work.
2. Every procedure has its risks – including injectables.
Reality: Medical procedures are not the same as non-invasive beauty procedures. It’s important to understand that every procedure has its risks (yes, even injectables) – because nothing is completely risk-free.
As we touched on above, so many experts have taught me the importance of educating yourself and being armed with the right information before you do anything, so you can make the best choice possible for yourself. you.
These days, procedures like injectables are so common, but many professionals say people tend to be unaware of the risks. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of possible complications and knowing what to expect before, during and after a procedure is so crucial.
For injectables, this includes the risk of bruising and bleeding, blockage of blood vessels (called vascular occlusion), infection, and even permanent blindness. Yes, it can be so serious.
3. Anti-wrinkle injections don’t work immediately.
Anti-wrinkle injections aren’t the kind of thing you lean into right before a party or big event.
In an article on anti-wrinkle injection myths, Dr. Imaan Joshi said Mama Mia“Once in a while, a patient will contact us to see if we can get her in ‘today or tomorrow’ because of an important event that will occur in three to four days, for which she wants to look fresh. .”
“Most anti-wrinkle injections on the market today take three to five days to start working and peak at about two weeks. That’s when I tend to offer new patients a review. , so that we can determine if the effect is what they desired, and to determine the correct dose for future treatments.”
4. Fillers cannot lift skin or erase wrinkles.
According to our experts, this is one of the most common requests from patients when asking for more filler. However, despite what you may have heard, dermal fillers cannot actually “get rid of wrinkles” or sagging skin.
In an article on dermal filler myths, Dr. Joshi shared with me, “In a person who is depleted of volume, when we add filler, we replace lost volume and restore sagging, deflated tissue to its former glory. square.”
“As a result, a subtle facelift is apparent – not because we’ve done a facelift, but because we’re returning the skin folds to their correct anatomical position.
“With that in mind, we simply cannot render a 45, 50, or 60-year-old face to one in their 20s or 30s with its cherubic qualities.”
So this is it!
5. Fillers don’t always dissolve after 12 months.
If you thought all fillers dissolved after 12 months, you’re not alone. According to the experts I interviewed, different fillers tend to dissolve naturally at different speeds – while some dermal fillers last six to 12 months, others can last two to five years. Yes – two to five years.