Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as soft tissue fillers, collagen stimulators, and botulinum toxin type A continue to increase in popularity. While these were traditionally intended for facial procedures, they are becoming more popular to treat various areas of the body. In addition, as new technologies of injectables debut, they target not only the face but the body as well. Popular areas include the neck, decolletage, hands, and buttocks.
Surgery inherently carries more risk, but do needle-based treatments offer the same reward? As with all cosmetic procedures, individual results will vary. Some of these treatments can be reversed or will gradually wear off, while others are permanent. As with all injectable treatments, multiple treatments may be necessary to see the desired result. This is especially true with body injectables that cover more surface area and therefore need more product. It is true that in some cases, a similar cost is associated with surgeries and injectable-based treatments. This is greatly affected by the area being treated.
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Leigh Reese is a board-certified nurse practitioner and certified nurse injector. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Texas Women’s University in 2013 and her Master of Science in nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2019. Her background in the medical field has been in emergency room medicine and aesthetic medicine. Her goal is to create a natural and youthful appearance for her clients and help devise a plan for their aesthetic journey. She has a passion for continuing education, and her position at SkinRX Spa allows her to attend monthly advanced trainings.