What to look out for when you’re getting cosmetic treatments

Hi my beauties!

Today, I want to talk about an important topic that will help you make informed decisions when it comes to cosmetic procedures. Having practiced for 15 years, I have seen a lot and want to empower both my patients and followers to avoid any potential mishaps. By following a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that your cosmetic journey is a positive and satisfying one.

Let's start with something you might not have considered before: watered down Botox. It's crucial to ensure that your provider is not diluting their Botox injections. Botox comes in a freeze-dried state and needs to be reconstituted before use. Unfortunately, some practices choose to water down their Botox in order to spread the product further and charge less. However, this poses risks to your treatment. Watered down Botox can migrate throughout your face, reducing its effectiveness and longevity. It also increases the likelihood of complications, including migration. Always inquire about your provider's reconstitution process and their reasons for doing it that way.

Moving on to watered down filler, this is becoming more prevalent in practices all over. The viscosity and G prime (a measure of elasticity) of filler play a significant role in its performance in the face. When filler is diluted, it alters its composition and can lead to undesired results. This can manifest as an "overfilled" appearance. It's crucial to find a doctor who takes a holistic approach and addresses your concerns from multiple angles. Instead of relying solely on filler, they should consider incorporating lasers and tightening devices that stimulate your body's natural regenerative processes.

Now, let's discuss devices such as lasers. While these tools can provide incredible results, they can also pose catastrophic complications if not used correctly, especially for individuals with darker skin tones. Improper use of lasers or devices can result in burns or cause hyper or hypopigmentation of the skin. Although some complications can be reversed, others may be irreversible. To ensure your safety, always inquire about your doctor's level of training, their experience with the specific treatment, and why they prefer certain lasers or devices over others.

By being mindful of these three factors—watered down Botox, watered down filler, and the proper use of devices—you can significantly reduce the risks associated with cosmetic procedures. Remember to communicate openly with your provider, asking questions about their techniques, and seeking assurance that they prioritize your safety and desired outcomes.

I hope this information helps you navigate your cosmetic journey with confidence and knowledge. As always, if you have any further questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to me or a trusted professional in the field.

Wishing you a beautiful and safe cosmetic experience!

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