New to Injectables? Here's What to Know Before Your First Appointment

Injectables, improve the overall contours of your face,

There’s no doubt cosmetic injectable treatments have revolutionized the way we care for our skin and appearance, especially as we get older. Fast, safe, and effective, injectable treatments have soared in popularity among both women and men, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports more than 10 million injectable treatments were performed in 2018 alone. Injectables involve little to no downtime or aftereffects, and the treatments take less than a half hour, which means most people can easily fit a session into their schedule, no matter how busy and packed it may be.   

Still, for some people, the idea of having a needle stuck into their skin — sometimes repeatedly — can be more than a little daunting, especially if you're not confident about the type of results you'll get. If you've been thinking about having a cosmetic injectable treatment but you've still got some concerns, here's a quick rundown on what you can expect before, during, and after your treatment at Nu Image Aesthetics & Wellness Institute.

Before your session

Our treatment providers know that no two people are alike. And that means that even if they’re dealing with the same issues and want the same results, differences in their facial anatomy and other characteristics can mean they need a slightly different approach in the way their treatment is carried out. To that end, before your injectable treatment, you’ll discuss your concerns and your goals and expectations during an initial consultation, before your actual treatment takes place. Talking openly about your treatment goals is the best way to make sure we select the right injectable product and treatment for you, and in some cases, we might suggest multiple treatments to address different concerns. At Nu Image Aesthetics & Wellness Institute, we offer several treatment options to address a wide array of concerns, including:

By carefully reviewing your concerns, we can develop a treatment plan that includes the best treatment options and products to help you achieve your goals.

During your session

Injectable treatments are very well tolerated by most patients, and treatments can be completed in a half hour or less, depending on the area or areas you’re having treated. Prior to your treatment, we’ll carefully assess your facial anatomy to determine the best placement for the injections. For some treatments, we may apply a topical anesthetic before performing the injections. The anesthetic will numb the skin to make your injections more comfortable. For some treatments, like BOTOX© and some filler injections, you might not need a topical numbing agent. But if you have sensitive skin or you’re a little nervous about the injection process, a topical anesthetic can help you relax and stay comfortable.

During the treatment itself, the injectable solution is administered through a fine-gauge needle, directly to the area that’s being treated. Most patients report no more than a minor pinching sensation. In KYBELLA©, you’ll need several injections throughout the area of fat tissue in order to allow the solution to achieve optimal, consistent results. The numbing cream will penetrate the skin prior to treatment to help you stay comfortable.

Following your session

Once your session is complete, there’s no downtime, so you’ll be able to go back to your regular routines right away. You may have some redness, tenderness, and mild swelling in the injection site areas, and afterward, you might have some very minor bruising, especially if you’re prone to bruising or you have thin or sensitive skin. All these effects will diminish rapidly. If your skin is very sensitive, you can apply some ice to the injection area, but it’s important not to rub the area to prevent displacing the solutions right after your treatment, while they’re still “settling in.” And that’s it! The final step in your treatment is to just relax and enjoy the results.

Learn how injectable can help you look and feel your best

At Nu Image Aesthetics & Wellness Institute, we want our patients to feel confident and attractive at every age. That’s why we offer the most advanced injectable products for a broad range of concerns to help both women and men look their best. To learn more about injectable treatments or to schedule a consultation of your own, contact the practice today.

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