Instant Gratification?

Its human nature: We all want what we want when we want it, which for most of us is instantly. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are no different. We all hope for immediate results: a lunch hour transformation or better! And while quick results are sometimes possible, few are ever as instant as rumor or cute and catchy procedural references would have you believe.

The idea of eliminating our double chin in the time it takes to visit the gym may sound too-good-to-be-true, and the truth is – it is. It works, but it takes some time. “On average it takes about 4 weeks to see results, and treatments may need to be repeated 1-3 times depending on the patient and also need to be, spaced 4 weeks apart.”


Dermal Fillers
Fillers (including Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma) are accompanied by potentially a week of swelling. Results, however, are immediate.

Botulinum toxin (Botox) takes 7-14 days to take complete effect. So, fairly instant, but not walk-out-the-door and you’re good-to-go.

Chemical Peels
Want to be fresh-faced for summer? Achieve visible improvement after one treatment with optimal results after a series of 4-6 treatments separated one month a part.

Plumping Lips with Fillers
We love the idea of plumping to instantly have the look of swollen, kissable lips. They won’t last forever, but they do work fast. Lip fillers are temporary, but instantaneous.

When we want a quick fix, we have to remember we may be sacrificing the very results we want quickly. Just as with a diet and exercise, anything worth having is going to require some time, and effort – as well as patience.

So, know what you want, but be reasonable about what that will mean for you as far as results and timespan expectations. And then, manage those expectations before making any decisions. You may have to deal with swelling or bruising or multiple treatments to get your ultimate final result.


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