Once upon a time, cosmetic augmentation was seen as a taboo, unspoken topic - Rebecca Norris
Among beauty editors, these treatments are discussed enough that they aren't really shrouded in mystery. But outside of offices where you might spend your day paging through a new report on filler, there's a lot of confusion over the different types of injectables and what you need to know before getting each one. To clear that up, we spoke to expert dermatologists who regularly administer them firsthand.
Getting poked in the face with needles didn't use to be something considered part of one's regular beauty routine, but in recent years that's been changing. Whatever your personal opinion is on injectables like Botox or Xeomin and dermal fillers...
Gone are the days when women had only collagen as an option. In its place, a variety of dermal fillers have emerged that are based on hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies and is highly attracted to water and binds to moisture. Not to mention, the substance is pretty resistant to lumps and bumps—I felt a few right after, but they quickly evened out.
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