So you have signed up for your first lip filler treatment or are about to make the appointment. You have a lot on your mind and it’s all jumbled up in there. If this is not the case with you, then you should be proud of your confidence and trust. But more often than not, first-time patients feel a lot of anxiety about their first treatment, which is completely natural as they don’t know what to expect.
Practitioners spend a lot of time educating their patients and giving them all the information they need to feel confident about the upcoming treatment. This is a very important aspect of cosmetic treatments and not just lip fillers. A patient has to be as comfortable as humanly possible as the last thing you need is for them to panic while injections are being administered. This is why we hope that the following tips from industry professionals will give you a little boost in confidence before you go in to get treated. These are simple things you can do, such as looking at lip filler before and after photos or taking the time to speak with people who have already been treated.
Most cosmetic treatments nowadays don’t ask much of you prior to getting treated, but there are some supplementary steps you can take to make lip augmentation a little easier.
- Speak to someone with experience
No one will reassure you better than someone with experience and there are plenty of people with an extensive history of cosmetic treatments, including lip fillers. These people can be your friends, family, coworkers, even other people you meet online who have been treated. You can ask them questions about the treatment and procedure, how they felt, and what they think of the results.
The more questions you ask people with experience, the easier it will be for you to get comfortable on the day of the treatment. The last thing you need is to go in completely clueless. Ask the right questions, share your worries and fears with someone you trust, and you will see how much easier you will feel about the treatment. Just make sure to talk to someone you trust.
- Look at some before and after photos
You are getting treated because you want results; very few people are going to get facial filler injections just for the fun of it. You are there to change your appearance and enhance certain features of your body or face and knowing what the changes are going to look like is going to be the most comforting thing you see.
People just don’t know what to visually expect out of most cosmetic treatments as information on them is not always in the mainstream. A great way to visualize the results and understand what you will be going through is with before and after photos. These are available online, on websites like Yelp and Foursquare, as well as on the official websites of most modern cosmetic centers. Online presence is very important for any modern business and so clinics put a lot of care into keeping their websites up and running, as well as regularly updated.
- Consult with a medical professional before the appointment
This one speaks for itself. While the cosmetic treatments you find in modern cosmetic centers are all FDA-approved and have gone through extensive testing to make sure they are safe, you never know what your body will or won’t allow. Everyone is built differently and you cannot expect your body to be as accepting of new compounds and injections as someone else’s.
And who knows your body better than your general physician or personal medical professional? They know your body’s strengths and weaknesses and can tell you exactly what your body will or won’t accept, as well as why. It is very important to consult them before signing up for an appointment for any cosmetic treatment, regardless of how minimally, or even non-invasive it may be. Take that extra precaution and ensure that you are not risking your health and well-being.
Being satisfied with your appearance is important, but it should not come at the cost of your health.
- Keep in close touch with your practitioner
Cosmetic practitioners are very open about their treatments with patients. This is to ensure that they are as transparent as possible about what they will be doing and how. Part of the whole process is meeting the practitioner and speaking with them to get as much information as possible not only on the treatment but on the practitioners themselves.
The cosmetic practitioner has to get your trust as that trust is going to be the cornerstone of a successful cosmetic treatment. Without it, you may not feel fully confident in their work and this will show in the results. Take some time to talk to them, ask them all the important questions, be it about the procedure, the side-effects, and even prices.
- Do your homework
Read as much as you can about the treatment, what it does, what the procedure is like, the science behind it, as well as what to expect after the procedure is finished. While other patients and practitioners will give you plenty of valuable information on what to expect, do some homework on your own time and learn all that you can about the treatment.
There are many reliable medical sources where you can find all the nuances of the treatments and read all about them and what they do. It’s important to know exactly what you are signing up for. As safe as the treatments are nowadays, to worry is in our human nature. We want to be as unharmed before, during, and after the treatment as possible, and this also applies to our mental state.
Do not let yourself be surprised. Take the time to learn about the treatment and then use that information to fuel your confidence when the day of the appointment arrives.