My City – Pros and cons of injectables and fillers

Fillers and toxin injections are nonsurgical procedures that typically take less than 60 minutes and can reverse the clock, providing incredible anti-aging benefits. The pros and cons of injectables vary depending on what type of procedure you’re doing.

Some of the interesting advantages are;

The whole process is pretty fast and painless: there are a variety of options to make the procedure painless and quick. Topical agents numb the areas where the injection will glide in and ensure a speedy & pain-free procedure. Injecting fillers and toxins typically takes 5 to 30 minutes, making it much quicker than other medical cosmetic procedures.

Can help restore healthy collagen: Collagen is a protein that makes up the majority of our skin and gives it structure. As we age, collagen production lessens and breaks down. Injections like these help in replenishing & stimulating the production of collagen in our body.

Non-surgical procedure: Injecting fillers ortoxins are minimally invasive. They take less time to perform and require little to no recovery time. Your appearance transforms within minutes without any major medical procedures.

Create a natural youthful appearance: Filler and toxin injections inhibit nerves from moving specific muscles which leads these muscles to relax. Once relaxed, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines is lessened. The skin appears more plump, glowy and rejuvenated.

Reduce symptoms of underarm sweating, and treat neck spasms: Studies have proven toxin injections to relieve pain in other muscles indirectly such as neck stiffness or neck spasms. Injections help in strengthening the muscles that are weakened due to neck spasms and reduce pain. Additionally, injections lower underarm moisture which helps in reducing body odor.

Injectables can make your skincare routine more effective: fillers injections contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and more. When these are combined with a skincare routine, the effectiveness of moisturizers and serums already in play increases.

Little to no recovery downtime is required: Fillers are a minimally invasive and a non-surgical procedure. They work with the body’s naturally producing compounds and are temporary and painless in nature. Recovery usually takes one to two days, which is very minimal in comparison to other medical procedures.

They can give us more self-confidence: Injections reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which make the skin look firm and young. This leads to a boost in one’s self-esteem and confidence.

However, a few cons are as follows;

Temporary results/not permanent: Toxins last for 4-5 months and fillers up to 1 year which requires patients to get the same procedures done again after the fillers/toxins have dissolved.

Side effects like bruising and swelling: swelling and bruising are common side effects of injecting fillers and toxins. Side effects can last from 3 to 5 days.

It can sometimes take a few tries to get your look just right: injecting fillers & toxins can require more than one procedure. As the injections work with the body’s naturally producing compounds, the number of procedures required changes from patient to patient.

Cost can be high: Injections range from Rs. 10,000 to Rs.1,00,000+ and since they are temporary in nature, getting touchups after 6+ months require more finances. So, the cost of attaining and maintaining them can be on the higher side.

With inputs from Dr Priti Shenai.


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