The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that roughly 2.5 billion dollars were spent on injectables in 2013. Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers ranked first and second, respectively, in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. What’s fueling the soaring popularity of injectables?
Unlike surgery, injectables offer instant results. You don’t have to wait weeks or months to obtain desired outcomes. This is why injectables are ideal for individuals who don’t have the luxury of longer recovery periods.
Side effects are minimal when compared with surgery. Bruising and slight swelling are the most common side effects following injectable treatments, and only last a few days if they occur at all.
In addition to their cosmetic benefits, some injectables also kick start processes that have slowed in the aging body. Take collagen-boosting injectables such as Sculptra, for example. The body’s ability to produce collagen, a protein responsible for making the skin more plump and firm, slows with age. Sculptra helps the body to begin stimulating collagen production again.
Since the results of these products are temporary, injectables also offer a chance for people to, in effect, try them out. If you’re uncertain about surgery at this time or are not a candidate for surgery, injectables offer a great alternative.
Finally, injectables don’t have to be stand-alone procedures. You can combine certain injectables with others (muscle relaxants and multiple facial fillers work well together), with surgical cosmetic procedures (facelift, brow lift, rhinoplasty), or with non-surgical cosmetic treatments (chemical peels and laser resurfacing procedures).
It’s easy to see why injectables have become so popular. Are you interested in which injectables could be right for you? Call us at 702.732.9600 to schedule a consultation today.