When you're considering cosmetic treatments, rushing the process and making the wrong decisions won't lead to great results. In contrast, doing your research and working with a clinician to decide what's best for you will leave you feeling stunning and boost your confidence. When opting for cosmetic procedures, try not to make certain mistakes.
Opt for botox too early
Botox can prevent wrinkles. It achieves this through reducing the number of movements wrinkle-forming muscles make and lessens the appearance of existing wrinkles by causing them to relax and soften. However, if you start using botox in your early twenties, your muscles begin to atrophy. This means they may start to sag, which has just as much of an ageing effect as wrinkles themselves. In addition, you'll then need to rely on Botox to achieve your youthful look. In your twenties, your muscles can do this naturally.
Choose the cheapest option available
Each year, Australians collectively spend $1 billion on cosmetic surgery, but not everyone spends their money wisely. When you're choosing a clinician or aesthetician, cheap prices induce temptation. While it's tempting to save money, you have to question whether you're getting the right expertise for your procedure. Instead of focusing on price, look at how much experience the person performing the procedure has.
Don't act impulsively because of a passing comment or because a friend chooses a procedure. It's easy to feel a 'wow' sensation when you see someone's new look, but you have to question whether the procedure they're opting for is right for you. If you're considering cosmetic treatments anyway, it's better to speak to a specialist or book a consultation than to take advice from friends and family. Professionals come with the expertise you need to make the right treatment choice and they'll provide an objective opinion.
Ignore the risks
When you go to see your doctor or aesthetician for a consultation, they'll ask about certain risk factors. This includes your lifestyle, such as smoking and drinking habits. In addition, they'll ask about medications you're taking. It's important to remain honest when they ask such questions, as the answers you provide help guide them in clinical decision-making. For example, smoking slows down healing and certain medications increase bleeding. Hiding a risk factor may alter the results you're expecting.
If you feel as though you're ready to change the way you look, chat to a qualified professional about cosmetic treatments.