If you’re considering prescription wrinkle injections or fillers for the first time and doing your research, you’ll probably realize there are lots of complicated details about these seemingly simple treatments, from the specific injection sites to the exact amount of product needed to achieve a certain look. Well, worry not. Even the most regular of our Mississauga-area patients isn’t usually familiar with these details. But we are.
What matters most for you is choosing an experienced injector whom you trust and who knows the treatment inside and out. If you know your desired result ― fuller lips, refreshed eyes, or diminished wrinkles ― you can leave the details to your provider. When it comes to selecting that injector, however, you’re in charge.
To help you along, here is our list of what not to do when choosing an injector:
1. Don’t: Base your choice on price only.
Cost is an important factor, but if you are trying to pinch pennies, your health and safety aren’t where you should scrimp. Unfortunately, discounted treatments often use products that are counterfeit or contaminated, and therefore ineffective or — worse — unsafe. It’s wise to ask for prices from several credentialed plastic surgeons or dermatologists, and then be wary of group deals or extreme discounts that are well below the average figure you find for your area. Remember: When receiving a cosmetic treatment, you are indeed paying for the product, but more importantly, for the expertise, training, and education of the injector.
2. Don’t: Say “that’s good enough” when looking at credentials.
From salons and spas to your friend who “knows a girl” who performs injections at parties, it seems as though everyone is touting injectable expertise these days. Before you throw your hands up and RSVP “yes” to that party, remember that with extensive experience usually comes the knowledge to provide the safest, longest-lasting, and most natural-looking results. Look online, read reviews, ask your injector to confirm his or her credentials, and seriously do your research.
3. Don’t: Forget to ask questions.
Recently, popular Toronto vlogger Stacey Brennan recorded her prescription wrinkle injection treatment at MCSC. In her vlog, she is curious to learn about the treatment itself, in addition to my experience, the unique process, and the results I’ve achieved for other patients. Her vlog may prompt additional questions for your own consultation. How many years of experience do you have? Are you board certified? How would you describe your approach? These questions are all appropriate (and highly suggested) to pose to your injector.
Along with our list of 3 don’ts, we also offer the ultimate “do” when selecting an injector: Trust yourself! After your consultation, really consider your injector’s experience and approach. Does he or she understand your specific aesthetic goals? Or do you feel like you’re receiving a one-size-fits-all treatment? Listen to your gut!