Are you considering getting fillers for the first time? Getting any kind of procedure can be scary for anyone. You want the best facial injections, of course, but you’ll be having needles so close to your face – that can make any person feel nervous! Feeling out of your depths over facial injections is understandable under this context.
That being said, there are many reasons why people choose to get injectables. Today’s article aims to provide some useful information for those who want to try getting injectables for the first time. Let’s get to it!
BONE LOSS CHANGES YOUR FACE SHAPE
One of the big reasons people get injectables is because their face shape has changed as they grow older.
This change in shape is a gradual process, and is due to natural bone loss. For example, the bone loss is most noticeable around the eyes, or what is known as the preorbital areas – as we grow older, our eyes set in deeper into our faces as our eye sockets lose some of their shape, or change entirely.
This is perfectly natural! There’s no need to worry about this bone loss, as it’s part of ageing and we start experiencing it when we hit our 30s, or even later. This leads to the characteristic hollow eyes and flattened or drooping cheeks, as the way our skin stretches depends on the bone structure under them.
This change in shape can be uncomfortable, however, and is one reason why some people get injectables to “sculpt” their faces back to the shape they were. Changes in our face shape can affect the way we’re perceived by people, and for those who interact with many people on a daily basis, this change can be very noticeable.
Injectables services like under eye fillers, in this case, are a safe way of giving back some shape to the areas affected by this change brought on by natural bone loss.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION
Once you’ve decided what kind of injectable you’d like to try and begin looking for where to get lip injections (for example), it’s important to have a thorough conversation with the professional who’s going to perform the treatment on you.
Many respectable clinics and aesthetic boutiques have medical personnel like nurses and doctors overseeing the treatments to ensure that you have the safest possible experience when you get your injectables. That being said, it never hurts to have a conversation with them to outline how the treatment will go.
If you don’t know where to start when talking with the nurse or doctor administering the injectable, one good place to start is asking about the step-by-step process. A good clinic will have no qualms about walking you through the process, and may even inform you of any possible adverse reactions you might have so you can make an educated decision regarding your injectable cosmetic treatment.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
Consulting with the medical professional at your chosen clinic or boutique about what kind of treatment you want or need is the best way to learn whether or not you’re getting the right treatment.
It’s always good practice to know exactly what you need the injectables for. Fillers aren’t a one-size-fits-all treatment; if you’re looking to smooth out frown lines, you may be better off looking for a different kind of treatment, as fillers – specifically, hyaluronic acid fillers – aren’t especially designed for such purposes.
You may be better suited for a muscle relaxant like Botox, or maybe the area you’re looking to get treatment for doesn’t need as much injectables as you originally thought you’d need. You won’t know about these details if you don’t bring up what you’re getting the treatment for, especially since you’ll be living with the results for months at the least.
As with everything, there are three things to keep in mind when getting your first injectable treatment: what you want treated, where you plan to get it (both physically and which clinic), and how long you plan for it to last. Having answers to these three questions helps narrow down the details of what your treatment will be like, as well as help you decide with more certainty on how to proceed.
Also, most importantly, if you want to get injectables, do so! If you have the time, resources, and access to such treatments, and you truly feel that you want to get them, then the decision should rest solely on you.
Whatever reasons you have for getting injectables, just remember to be forthcoming with your expectations and have detailed conversations with your chosen clinic or boutique.
Good luck on your first injectable! See our Before and After!