Everything you need to know before your first cosmetic injection appointment
If you've never had it done before, the thought of cosmetic injections can sound scary - but these treatments are actually more common than you might think!
Aesthetic medicine treatments (including cosmetic injectables and dermal filler) are proving to be more and more popular, thanks to their ability to deliver noticeable results without the use of invasive procedures or the need for a significant recovery period.
For those seeking a fresher, youthful-looking complexion, cosmetic injections and dermal filler can be effective solutions - and here at Skinsmiths, we've developed a specially designed treatment plan that makes it easy to manage your regular aesthetic medicine treatments.
If you're wondering what to expect before your first cosmetic injection appointment with us, here's everything you need to know to put your mind at ease.
WHO CAN HAVE COSMETIC INJECTIONS DONE?
Our aesthetic medicine treatments are suitable for most people and there is no ideal age to start, although treatments are more effective on less developed lines. During your initial consultation, we will talk you through the options, recommend a treatment and ensure you are comfortable throughout the process.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE APPOINTMENT?
After a consultation you will be booked in with one of our Aesthetic Nurse Prescribers, who are trained in administering the injection. The nurse will then inject a tiny amount of the substance directly into the area you would like to target. The treatment is quick and only takes around 10-15 minutes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once the targeted area has been injected, the facial muscles under the skin will temporarily be unable to contract, which helps to lessen the effect of lines and wrinkles in that area. The most popular treatment areas for this are:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crows feet around the eyes
Dermal filler, on the other hand, is an injectable gel that is used to plump and restore lost volume. It is often used in the lower part of the face to enhance the lips or smooth out lines from the nose to the mouth.
FEAR OF NEEDLES? NO PROBLEM!
If you’re nervous around needles or injections, there’s no need to worry! The needles used are very fine. Most people describe the experience as uncomfortable rather than painful and usually the discomfort is a lot less than expected. The treatments are very quick to perform and are over in no time at all - and your Aesthetic Nurse will ensure you're feeling as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Typically, you can expect little to minor side effects. After the treatment, you may experience slight redness in the treated areas, but this should go away within 15-20 minutes. Some people also experience a minor headache and bruising.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It depends on what you want to achieve and the areas you wish to treat. At Skinsmiths, we aim to make all our services accessible and have developed payment plans to allow you to spread the cost of treatments throughout the year - for more information, we'd recommend booking your free consultation to discuss your options in-depth.