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| beauty | 5 things to know about injectable beauty treatments Once reserved for the wealthy, medical beauty treatments are becoming more common. If you’re thinking about get- ting injectable cosmetic treatments, here are five things you should know before going under the needle. 1. There are different kinds: the two most common injectable beauty treatments are neuromodula- tors that freeze your muscles and fillers that plump areas that have thinned with age. 2. It’s a medical procedure: injectable beau- ty treatments should be administered by medical pro- fessionals in a medical environment, so stay away from people offering the service in a salon or at home. 3. A little goes a long way: using fill- ers under your eyes or neuromodulators on the wrinkles around your mouth can help you achieve beautiful results. But if you go overboard with treatments, you risk looking frozen and unnatural. 4. The effects wear off: these treat- ments aren’t permanent, so if you like the results, be prepared to repeat them a few times a year. 5. Don’t take the deal: injectables should cost hundreds of dollars per syringe of product, and most treatments use more than one syringe at a time. If you see a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is. There are many different medical cosmetic treatments available. A doctor who specializes in injectable cosmetic treatments will be able to suggest the best ones for you. Thomasville Scene April - May 2019 21