Does receiving injectables hurt?
While everyone’s pain tolerance is different, many patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Many people often associate receiving injectables to small pin-pricks or a bee-sting. Small gauge needles are used to minimize pain and overall the process is quick, however, topical numbing agents can be used to further minimize discomfort.
Can I get injectables while I’m pregnant and/or breastfeeding?
Unfortunately, it is contraindicated for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding due to the lack of studies or adequate data associated with pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Are injectables safe?
Injectables are highly safe as they are regulated and approved by the FDA. While safety has been proven, they are still considered a medical treatment and do carry some risks. You should always talk with your qualified healthcare provider to discuss these risks and see if injectables are the right treatment for you.
Will I still look like ‘me’ after receiving injectables?
Many practitioners favor a natural look. Our goal here is to enhance one's own beauty by giving a very natural-looking result. Our qualified practitioners will recommend a treatment course to achieve optimal, subtle, and beautiful results.
What’s the best age to start receiving injectables?
There is no best age! It’s whenever you’re comfortable! Many people who do not already have etched in lines will see best results from injectables. Injectables act in a way to temporarily paralyze the facial muscle contractions that create wrinkles. If wrinkles have not become “etched in,” or static, then it will no longer be visible while the neurotoxin is effective. More and more younger patients are opting to receive injectables to prevent wrinkles, however, older clients often seek injectables to soften their wrinkles to enhance a youthful appearance.
How long until I see results?
Depending on which injectable is used, you should expect to see results within 3-10 days of treatment, with full results occurring around day 14.
How long will results last?
Again, every person is different and will experience different results. The average patient should expect to see results for approximately 3-4 months.
How will I know which injectable is good for me?
Your cosmetic practitioner will do a thorough consultation, evaluation, and informed consent prior to receiving services. This will allow them to make recommendations for a treatment course that is appropriate for your particular needs and desires.
What are the side effects of injectables? Is there any downtime?
Most common side effects include redness, mild itching, and small bruising at the injection site. There is little to no downtime with injectable procedures, in fact, many people will receive treatment during their lunch break!