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Smile: A Guide to Injections-Absolute Smile

Smile: A Guide to Injections

Have you ever considered cosmetic injections? At Absolute Smile, we understand that people want to look and feel their best. If you’ve always been curious about what to expect with injections, we can help you find out more. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 10 million people had injections of some form over the last year. These minimally invasive procedures might be just what you’re looking for when it comes to feeling great about your appearance.

Word of mouth is the best way to find someone qualified to perform your injections. At Absolute Smile, we recommend going by word-of-mouth when seeking out a trained injector. Make sure that you inquire about credentials since many people nowadays claim to have the ability to perform injections. Many nurses are qualified to perform injections and will be happy booing you a consultation first to ensure that it’s a good fit. 

It’s also advised that you consider your budget before booking an appointment with anyone. Prices vary, but you always get what you pay for. Filers typically range from $500 to $2,000 per syringe and botulinum tends to run about $300 per treatment. You can always discuss pricing and budget with your injector at a scheduled consultation. 

It’s suggested that you find a photo of yourself that you like. Bring it to your consultation and share it with your injector. This will give him or her a more realistic point of reference and will help him or she better understand how to work with your features. Even if you’re only going in because you have a single wrinkle that you want to be fixed, go to your consultation with an open mind and be willing to accept suggestions.

Finally, be sure to educate yourself about the various kinds of cosmetic injectables on the market. For example, there are other neurotoxins besides Botox, such as Dysport and Xeomin. Most dermatologists will agree that most of this help achieve the same results. When it comes to fillers, you have many options, as well. Ask your injector exactly what is in the syringe so that you know what you’re getting. 

While its true that most injectables are safe and can be done quickly, you’ll still want to keep in mind any pre-treatment and post-treatment procedures. Most treatments simply advise not exercising or putting your head down for about four hours. You will also be advised not to ice the injection site. Bruising and swelling are common with fullers, so you should schedule these appointments at least 48 hours before any kind of event. 

Results vary, but as a general guideline, botulin toxin tends to last for about four to six months and fillers tend to last about six to eighteen months. Many people find that they like the results so much that they want to make these treatments part of their regular beauty routine. 

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