Like your phone filters, facial aesthetic treatments are great alternatives to enhance your features – but way better because the effects are actually real!
Even though facial aesthetic treatments are becoming more socially acceptable today in Malaysia, there are still lots of misconceptions going around. So let’s debunk the myths!
Myth #1: Facial aesthetic causes my face to look unnatural, swollen and expressionless
It’s undeniable that some people have an overdone look on their face. But those are usually caused by excessive procedures. As long as the procedures are done with a trained doctor with just the right amount, you can achieve desirable results easily and still look natural.
A credible clinic will always first assess your condition to identify the right treatments required, and how many sessions you actually need for natural, subtle and fresh results. As a patient, it is best to lower your expectations if you are facing a more severe case, as it may need more than one session to slowly build the results you want without any unnatural effects. Like our certified Aesthetic Medicine Physician Dr. Ong Jin Khang always says;
Myth #2: Facial aesthetic are only for matured skin
For best results, prevention is always better than cure. Though troubled skin is possible to improve, signs of aging are harder to reverse. As we grow old, our skin elasticity declines which results in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, plus volume loss.
The famous Botox treatment paralyses your face muscle in small, safe amounts to delay the formation of wrinkles. Dermal fillers help to restore the loss volume of your skin, making it look more plump and youthful. With constant treatments, the total signs of aging could actually be delayed which makes it possible for you to look way younger than your age!
Myth #3: There is downtime after every treatment
Most facial aesthetic treatments are non-invasive and have little to zero downtime. Patients that undergo these treatments can get back to their day-to-day routines without having to worry about extreme recovery – the side effects are mostly mild with minimal to no pain. After all, they are not called “lunchtime treatment” for nothing!
Myth #4: Aesthetic treatments will thin out the skin
This is certainly not what FDA-approved treatments do to your skin as most of them target deeper skin layers which are unlikely to cause your skin to thin out.
While treatments like laser actually targets to resurface the top layer of your skin, it also encourages collagen production underneath to help smoothen skin textures, reduce pigmentation, reduce lines and firm your skin. With just the right amount of treatment done, your skin will not be exposed to any harm. Plus, if there is a need for other rounds, your professional doctor will definitely advise on the frequency and amount of time you have to wait before another session.
Myth #5: Aesthetic treatment contains toxics that are harmful to your health
This is why finding a credible clinic and experienced doctor should always be your top priority. In the hands of professionals, you can rest assured that the treatments are safe. Besides just considering product quality, a hygienic clinical environment is crucial for you to undergo these procedures. Always go under the care of an experienced doctor who recommends you FDA-approved treatments to ensure best, risk-free results.
FDA-approved treatments are definitely one of the best ways to help you decide. This is because once the treatment is granted this approval, it means that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the benefits actually outweigh the known-risk for intended used.
Myth #6: Once you start, you can’t stop…or you will look worse than before!
If we are talking about safe and FDA-approved treatments, then this is definitely not true. While the aesthetic effects can wear off, you certainly will not end up looking worse than before.
Treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are temporary and their effects will wear off eventually, but with regular treatment renewal, the effects of aging can be delayed over time. Treatments like lasers help to improve your skin condition almost instantly after the treatment without constant follow-ups.
As a patient considering any aesthetic procedure, you should always research prior to have a good knowledge before making your decision. It is always best that you go to a credible clinic with trained professionals who will assess and consult you on the suitable treatments to address your concerns.