Going to the plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa was once considered a taboo subject, and only some people would readily disclose the facts and details about their visits to friends and family. However, times have changed, especially when it comes to minimally-invasive procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers.
A survey conducted by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation shows that of 687 patients who received Botox Cosmetic or hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Perlane, Evolence, Restylane, Prevelle Silk, Captique or Hylaform, 87% say they had confided in close friends or family members about the procedure.
More than 70% of those who said they shared the details about their dermal filler treatment found that friends and family members had been supportive about their decision, while the remaining 12% received a more critical response.
Botox continues to be the most sought-after minimally invasive procedure in the United States, and millions of injections are administered by licensed doctors and medical aestheticians every year.
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Evolence are now used in ‘liquid’ facelift procedures where the surgeon can target certain areas of the face to create a lifted appearance. Some fillers are also used for lip augmentation, and to reduce deep wrinkles in the forehead. These fillers do have some mild side effects in some people, but all must be administered by a licensed professional in order to avoid migration of the compounds, and to ensure that the injection site does not become infected.
Dermal fillers are a convenient, and even affordable option for many people looking for a quick and effective anti-aging fix. Most people who want to maintain results must receive touch-up treatments at least every four to six months. Results are immediate, so in most cases, friends and family members are bound to notice that something has been done.