Are you curious about Botox® or dermal fillers, but too nervous to pursue treatment? There’s a ton of people out there just like you who yearn to revitalize their appearance but are scared by stories they’ve heard about injectables going wrong.
The first thing you need to know is that lasting, or “scary,” side effects are extremely rare. Injectables are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world, and they’ve been at the top of the cosmetic food chain for quite some time. In fact, Botox was recently named “All-Star Wrinkle Eraser” in NewBeauty, a leading beauty authority and quality purveyor.
Rest assured, Botox and dermal fillers are safely administered to millions of women and men every year. When injectables are administered by a seasoned professional with years of injectable experience and training, your risk for unsuccessful treatment is practically nil. The experts at AVIE! offer decades of injectable experience, having performed well over 200,000 injectable treatments since 2009.
To help calm your concerns, here are some answers to your top injectable fears:
I’ll blow up like a balloon.
Experiencing some swelling after your session is totally common and normal, but there’s little risk of swelling up like a balloon. The top three side effects for injectables are swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection sites, which are all helped by applying ice to treatment areas before and after your session. Most clients have minimal to no swelling that can last up to 48 hours.
I’ll lose all facial expression.
Botox is ideal for relaxing certain wrinkles on your face, but not every wrinkle. Specifically, Botox relaxes the muscles underlying your wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and around your eyes (crow’s feet). You’ll still be able to smile, widen your eyes, and be a normal person, you’ll just have fewer wrinkles and smoother skin doing it. Performed by a injectable expert (like everyone on our team at AVIE!), Botox will leave you looking refreshed and years younger, and no one will be able to tell you’ve had it done but you.
I’ll look fake and overfilled.
That fake, overfilled look you see on reality TV takes lots and lots of dermal filler to achieve—it’s not a mistake you’re stuck with after just one treatment. Despite what you may think, an overfilled appearance is a deliberate and chosen effect that some patients seek. If you’re interested in natural-looking rejuvenation with minimal downtime, AVIE! is the place for your injectables session. Recently named Best MedSpa by Virginia Living magazine, AVIE! offers years of training, experience, and skill so you can enjoy months of intensely refreshed, younger-looking skin without a worry.