Facial rejuvenation tends to be an umbrella term for Botulinum toxin treatments (Botox) and dermal filler treatments. Facial rejuvenation reduces the visible signs of ageing and enhances areas of the face like the cheekbones and lips. Both Botox and fillers feature in the top five most popular non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed worldwide.
If you are considering refreshing your natural looks with a facial rejuvenation treatment, ask yourself the following questions to help decide if it’s right for you.
Are You Prepared To Find A Qualified Practitioner And Pay More For Them?
It may be that you have been tempted to have facial rejuvenation treatments because you have seen them being advertised at low cost by somebody you know or at your local beauty salon. Sadly, the industry remains largely unregulated which means that cheap injectables are available, but at what cost? If you want to minimize the risk of side effects, such as possible infections and long-term physical problems, you should use a qualified practitioner who is trained and experienced. You may have to pay more, but it is worth the extra cost to ensure your medical safety.
Are You Suitable?
There are lots of reasons you might not be ready for treatment. Just some of the reasons you cannot have Botox or soft tissue fillers are:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have broken skin in the area you want treated
- You have a facial infection
- You are on certain medications
A consultation is very important to help determine your suitability for treatment. A reputable practitioner will insist on a pre-treatment consultation to ensure it is safe for you to proceed.
Are You Prepared For Aftercare?
Although both Botox and filler injections are minimally invasive and, thus, associated with little downtime, there is some aftercare. In addition to needing at least a few days for any redness and bruising to subside, you’ll also need to avoid exercise and alcohol for at least 24 hours after treatment. This and other relevant aftercare instructions need to be followed post treatment to ensure the best possible results and diminish risk of complications.
Are You Committed To Maintaining The Results?
Depending on your biology, the area that has been treated and the amount and type of product used (filler versus Botox), the results of injectables can last anywhere between 3 and 18 months. If you’re looking for a temporary refresh of your natural looks for an important occasion, the one-off cost might not pose too much of a problem. However, the long-term commitment needed to maintain youthful appearance has financial implications that patients should carefully consider before progressing.
Are Injectables The Only Option For Your Needs?
As mentioned before, Botox and soft tissue fillers are not suitable for everyone. In some instances, topical creams, laser or a course of medical-grade peels might be more suitable. In addition, some patients might prefer to have a surgical cosmetic procedure, as the results are more long-lasting. And there is always the option of embracing the ageing process – doing nothing to alter the effects of time.
Facial rejuvenation helps many men and women enjoy a refreshed, enhanced appearance. However, it is important to fully understand what is involved. Going into facial aesthetic treatment fully informed ensures you’re aware of all the options, risks and what outcomes are achievable with each procedure. This will in turn help you to decide if this type of treatment is right for you.