Choosing the right Age Control Solutions should be about quality and not price
24 December 2018| Last updated on 27 December 2018
Standing at the crossroads of age, many women and men find themselves dealing with signs of ageing like wrinkles, age spots and tend to look for ways to combat these issues and rejuvenate their skin.
And in order save a buck, one might find themselves leaning towards false advertisements of age control solutions, such as Botox, Dermal Fillers or Thread Lifts. Most often than not these advertisements display prices which are way below than what is normally charged for them, thus making the deal tempting to pass.
But are these discounted beauty solutions safe to try? And is it worth to take on the added risks just to save a buck?
Experts at Kaya Skin Clinic weigh in on the reasons as to why choosing quality over price is imperative when it comes to trying minimally invasive age control solutions.
Botox and Dermal Fillers, the most common choice of age control solutions are specialized medical treatments
The Ministry of Health and Prevention in UAE, in 2017, warned the public of a sudden rise in unlicensed beauty practitioners that were offering cosmetic procedures for a discounted price as compared to regulated clinics.
Illegal clinics like these were found to cover patient medical reports, which was in direct violation of the country’s Medical Liability Act. This warning was particularly issued because age control treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are specialized beauty treatments that require FDA-approved and licensed products and are only meant to be performed by highly trained and licensed dermatologists.
If you have seen advertisements for age control solutions below the average prices, then always beware of a hidden catch. For example Botox, is a prescription drug and can only be administered through a licensed medical professional. FDA approved, purified, injectable botulinum toxin is sold at an industry standardized price.
Hence, if you have been offered discounted prices, this can only be because of the following reasons:
- Firstly the drug being used is not FDA approved and has been obtained illegally
- Secondly the drug being administered has been diluted
- And third the drug most probably has crossed its expire date
Making use of expired or non-FDA approved kinds will pose a serious risk of infections and disfigurement and also end up costing your health.
The side effects can range from:
- Skin irritations and allergic reactions
- Nerve damage
- Facial drooping
- Blindness or paralysis
And if the drug being used has been diluted, then the results will be far less than what you have paid for, thus making the service a waste of your time and money.
Enlisting the help of Expert dermatologist is essential to get the right result
Most discounted age control solutions are offered at a cheaper price as they done by unlicensed and untrained dermatologists. In March 2018, Dubai Police managed to get hold of an unlicensed beauty operator, who using her flat as a clinic and offering age control solutions from the comfort of it.
While injectable may seem easy to administer, such treatments do require an in-depth and expert knowledge of the anatomy and physiology. Only an expert dermatologist will possess the knowledge of the exact location of the facial muscles, nerves, blood vessels, etc. Additionally dermatologists have spent years studying and being trained in learning how exactly to approach individual skin concerns.
For instance, if dermal fillers are injected in a blood vessel accidentally, this can lead to skin loss. Further to this, only a dermatologist will be able to advise you regarding the right time to get fillers. For example, getting fillers whilst going through a sinus infection or immediately after a dental treatment can pose a dangerous risk due the increased risk of infection in that area.
Likewise only a highly trained dermatologist will be able to help you achieve a perfect smile line. An experienced practitioner is practically an artists that can you achieve a defined lip shape with the only the right amount of filler.
Most people tend to be injected with a lot more filler than required, when they attend to get it done through a non-professional. This can lead to your lips looking unnatural, duck-pout or a trout-pout. As is the case with facial threads, if performed by someone who is not expertly trained, this can lead to complications including visible knots and dimpling of the skin, which can lead a patient to need surgery.
Quality Assurance and Expert Reputation are what you should opt for
When ti comes to your beauty needs and skin concerns, you should always opt for the best. Always opt for quality by getting treated at a reputed clinic that uses FDA-approved drugs.
A reputed clinic will always a line-up of expert dermatologists, who will be able to offer you expert advice on the best age control solutions that will solve your specific problems.
Additionally you should always aim to ask the following questions before you sign up for any minimally invasive solution:
Most reputed clinics offer slight discounts on prices, especially if you opt for a package deal, or even if you are a first time use. However the results you get with expert services will lead you to looking younger and more confident without the risk of any side-effects or infections.