The Best is Yet to Come



I started freaking out as my 30th birthday approached a few summers ago, and now I look back and can honestly say that my 30's are far surpassing my 20's. I'm more established, confident, healthier, and am all around happier. I also travel more, and still love a good night out. But what is creeping up to remind me I'm not that fresh faced 20-something anymore are wrinkles and fine lines. Injectables used to freak me out, but now with the extra comfort measures and quicker procedures I'm definitely ready.


Injectables: It's Really Easy to Give Them a Try

If you've got a bothersome line, wrinkle, or an area of your face that's looking a little flatter than it used to, you've probably entertained the idea of injectable treatments. But if something's still holding you back — time, fear of needles, or worries about getting your money's worth — those apprehensions may be misplaced. 

More Comfortable
Yes, injectable treatments require the use of a needle, but they're not nearly as painful as some needle-phobics expect. Many injectables, including the ever-popular JUVÉDERM®, come already formulated with lidocaine, an exceptionally popular and very effective anesthetic. 
That's not to say you'll feel absolutely nothing, but it's safe to say that a quick pinch is about as bad as it gets. After treatment, ice or a cold compress can help a lot, and any residual redness, tenderness, or itching will typically go away within a day or so. 
Increasingly, doctors are putting a big emphasis on patient comfort, too. Especially at practices with a day spa or medical spa component, many have the concept down to a science. Some, like Dr. Edward Gross of metro Orlando, offer BOTOX® and other injectable patients the option of nitrous oxide (that's "laughing gas" to us laypeople) to help take the edge off during treatment. 

Faster In and Out of the Office
In a really efficient doctor's office, an injectable treatment can last only a few minutes, getting you back to your regular daily activities in a flash. Once your appointment is over, there's no downtime or recovery to worry about. You can return to work, home, school, or wherever your day takes you, as soon as you'd like. 
Keep in mind that some doctors advise against strenuous activities, such as working out, for the remainder of your treatment day. But that's about as disruptive as an injectable treatment can be to your normal daily routine.

Results Now, Results Later
With injectable dermal fillers, there's no reason to choose between seeing results instantly and seeing results in the long term. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers add volume to wrinkles instantly, so you'll be looking your best as soon as you leave your appointment — and more importantly, the results of some of today's fillers can last more than a year. 
BOTOX is a bit different, though. While it's still an injectable, it's technically a neuromodulator. It works by temporarily blocking the nerve signals to the muscles that cause us to be expressive in ways that produce wrinkles. It takes some time for it to fully take effect, so patients can expect to see their results emerge about a week after their initial appointments, with a smooth, lifted look lasting between 3 and 6 months. 

Best of all, injectables can be administered completely on your terms. Whether you'd like to undergo a single session in preparation for a special day, or you're ready to make injectable treatments a regular part of your beauty regimen, working with an experienced plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help you look your best in a way that blends seamlessly with your lifestyle. 


Have you ever tried it? If not, are you considering any treatments to treat wrinkles?

**This was a sponsored with Etna Interactive**

21 comments:

  1. I may or may not be injecting someday, lol. The wrinkle struggle is real, wait til your 40's but the greatness of life overshadows it!! Happy weekend babe!!

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  2. If you get this done you'll have to let me know what you think! You know I've definitely been interested in giving it a try but needles freak me out haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. sooo..i would never inject things INTO my face/body to fight wrinkles but i'm a HUGE fan and walking result of facial acupuncture. it has done wonders for my skin - firmer, super hydrated, softer, brighter..and i'm 41.

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  4. I have been thinking about doing something for awhile... I'm 31, but am developing major lines where my dimples are! I've tried every cream!

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  5. I have looked into this and was ready to do it but my Derma was like no way. He said I would be starting way to young but my mom has been doing to for years and loves it. My derma said for me I should be more worried about skin cancer with my fair skin than anything else. I think she started when she was in her 40's not her 30's. I think too many people do start it too young and end up looking older than they are.

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  6. I have thought about this for a while and know a lot of people who do this starting in their early thirties. I think it's totally personal preference!

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  7. I can tell you that I'm definitely warming up to the idea as well - I have a few pesky lines that I wouldn't mind to get rid of!! Happy Friday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. I think about this sometimes. I also agree with what Andrea said. Even though I still have a few years until I turn 40. ;-) Just take care of your skin and you'll look as great as you do now!! :-) Have a great weekend!

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  9. I haven't looked in to options outside of products I can use at home just yet...but I feel you on being ready to do something about some of the not so fine lines around my eyes these days.

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  10. I haven't tried it and I don't think I'm in the market for it. I have a lot of friends who love it!

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  11. I'll definitely consider some treatments within the next few years!

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  12. I feel much the same as you. Happier as I age with who I am and the life I have. So grateful. Skin is a whole different matter...

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. Fillers are always an option in my opinion. I don't see anything wrong with a little tweek. Luckily, I am not there yet.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  14. I know many people who use them! I am a little scared of the time when I see wrinkles :o I just keep my face oiled up at night, trying to keep them at bay for longer! :)

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  15. I am right there with you in enjoying life and feeling more confident, but aging, ugh why?! I actually had a horrible needle phobia and now that I've had two kids I'm a lot better with it. I am so embarrassed by my crows feet and no cream seems to be helping. I've considered getting injected but I'd lie if I said I wasn't a little nervous to actually take the plunge. Beautifully Candid

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  16. I'm trying to hold off as long as possible before taking the plunge, hopefully never but it may be necessary someday. Let me know if you try it out and how it works for you!

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  17. the title has my heart <3 it's my favourite.
    i am on the fence about things like this though - i don't know. i'm sure one day i will consider it, but right now i don't have too many issues ;) yet! haha.

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  18. The best is definitely yet to come, but a little help along the way is great too!

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  19. I am definitely trying it myself. I am on a list for when my PS has deals on it.

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