Myths & Truths About Cosmetic Injectables for the Face

One of quintessas staff helps a woman with botox injections

Injectables reduce the look of wrinkles and restore lost volume to the face to create a more youthful appearance. There are two kinds of injectables: fillers that remove existing lines and wrinkles, and muscle relaxers (like Botox) that prevent future lines and wrinkles from occurring. Injectable procedures are often misunderstood, which leads to the spread of inaccurate information. 

Here’s the truth behind eight common myths about injectables.

Myth 1: It’s just for celebrities.

Truth: We may not give a second thought to maintaining our hair, nails and eyebrows on a regular basis. Why should improving fine lines on the face be any different?  Anyone can take advantage of simple injectable procedures done in a Quintessa clinic.

Myth 2: It makes your face look artificial.

Truth: Celebrities are infamous for misusing or overusing injectables: strange-looking puffy lips, overfilled cheeks or stiff, plastic-like expressions. In reality, injectable procedures performed at a reputable clinic like Quintessa®, are used for creating a natural, refreshed look to the face. When performed by professionally licensed and physician trained injector nurses, the muscles still move naturally for a very genuine appearance.

Myth 3: It’s just about vanity.

Truth: It can be frustrating and disheartening when the way we feel inside does not match the way we look on the outside. Having injection treatments to enhance the face is not necessarily motivated by pure vanity. Improving lines and wrinkles can provide a person with more confidence and positive self-esteem that impacts their everyday life.

Myth 4: It’s too expensive.

Truth: During initial consultation, a trained injector nurse will go over procedure and price options that fit your budget. Quintessa offers a variety of payment plans and accepts credit cards and Care Credit.

Myth 5: It’s extremely painful.

Truth: The pain during a Botox or wrinkle filler treatment is typically less severe than expected. Discomfort can be further reduced by applying a topical anesthetic before the injection or by using a filler that also contains lidocaine, a numbing agent. In most cases, however, the needles are so small you will barely feel a thing.

Myth 6: It takes a while to recover afterwards.

Truth: Injectable and facial filler procedures are easier than most people think and is done in a clinic with no downtime. Small dots at the injection sites may show for about an hour, and bruising is rare.

Myth 7: It takes a long time to see results.

Truth: Results are often apparent immediately, and full results can be seen in about two weeks.

Myth 8: It’s not safe.

Truth: Injectables are extremely safe when administered correctly by a licensed professional. Injectables at Quintessa are made from natural and approved ingredients and are given by fully licensed healthcare professionals. Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in our body and safe to use. Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

Having accurate information will help you decide if injectables are right for you. To get more information about injectables, schedule a consultation with an injector nurse at Quintessa today.

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