People have a different attitude towards cosmetic procedures than they once did. As recently as ten years ago, the recipients of chemical peels, lip injections, and permanent makeup were quiet about their procedures. They worried about being perceived as less than “natural”, despite the fact that the anti-aging process is difficult to maintain without some kind of medical intervention.
Fortunately, the attitude to cosmetic procedures has largely changed. People not only recognize how common they are, but how necessary they can be. Looking good helps you feel good, and there are things that can be accomplished through injections and other treatments that just aren’t attainable otherwise. With that being said, let’s look into some of the most recommended types of cosmetic procedures on the market in this day and age. That way, you can see what might be right for you!
Different types of cosmetic injections are particularly common right now, to the point that many people simply refer to them as “injectables”. However, it can be difficult to be sure about which particular injections are most preferable for your specific needs. Bellafill injections are meant not to plump, so much as they are meant to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. For that reason, the needle used to apply these injections should be ultrafine, and therefore often very tolerable. In general, cosmetic injections are much less painful than you might imagine. Different people have different pain tolerances, of course, but generally speaking, you shouldn’t feel much more than a little pinch during the course of a cosmetic injection. They aren’t usually rated more than 2 to 3 on a pain scale, and Bellafill injections are often barely noticeable. Furthermore, Bellafill injections are the only dermal fillers approved to treat acne scarring, and they’re long-lasting. This does mean that if you aren’t sure about whether or not facial filler injections are for you, they might not be the first ones you should try; something shorter term may be a better idea. But they offer great results, and when you’re ready for long-term fillers, you should definitely consider them.
Technically, permanent makeup comes in multiple forms. It could be referring to permanent lip liner or eyeliner, or in some cases even blush or freckles. One of the most popular forms of permanent makeup tattoos, of course, comes in the form of microblading. Microblading helps shape and fill the eyebrows, creating a more defined arch. Now, permanent makeup does, of course, require a degree of tattooing, and it can be intimidating to make that commitment. But with the right artist at work, you can achieve more than you would through typical makeup, and add a good deal of convenience to your daily routine.
Lip injections are extremely ubiquitous, and while they were once regarded as easy to spot, now many people have lip injections without the people around them even realizing it. Some last longer than others, and others are meant to accomplish different results. It’s crucial, of course, to find a good supplier when having lip injections administered. While some degree of swelling is expected at first, poorly done lip injections could leave you with the dreaded “duck lip” look. However, done correctly they offer beautiful results with a soft, pillowy look to the lips.
Botox is often confused with dermal fillers. Fillers smooth out wrinkles and fine lines through the addition of filling substances. Botox, on the other hand, relaxes them and prevents further lines and wrinkles from occurring by forcing the muscles in the surrounding area to relax. In fact, Botox is sometimes used as a treatment for other issues, including headaches, due to its relaxing effect. While some worried about a “frozen” look with Botox, if applied to the right locations it’s only noticeable in how much smoother your face looks afterwards.
Not all cosmetic procedures are going to be right for you; it’s not a matter of getting all of them. It’s a matter of choosing the procedures that will treat the issues you care about, and leave you feeling better about yourself in the long term.