My heart sinks when I get a potential patient inquiring about a cosmetic injectable treatment and the first question is "how much is the treatment?" Whilst I try to keep my prices reasonable so I can reward my loyal patients and help them manage the upkeep of continued treatments, please be aware it would be foolish for price to be the deciding factor when choosing to undergo a cosmetic procedure.
A good proportion of patients who contact me do not seem ready for a treatment. Firstly, you must be over 18 years old and I would prefer you to be over 21 years old. You need to have emotional maturity and resilience to undergo a cosmetic procedure. There are certain common complications that you can expect following a treatment and you must have the resources to handle them. It can take 2-4 weeks for the body to heal post-procedure and you must be able to manage your emotions and expectations should that occur.
It is also best to wait and schedule your appointment well before any holiday or big event - at least 4-6 weeks beforehand. It is ill-advised to have a treatment prior to travel (how could you be reviewed in the event of a complication or undesired outcome?) or big event (what if you encounter severe swelling and/or an undesired outcome?) In many respects, you will benefit from scheduling your appointment with plenty of notice - especially if before a holiday or big event and taking time off work, if required.
Be wary of social media photos and videos from lay-people demonstrating procedures because you are best seeking a comprehensive consultation from a medical professional that takes time to cover all that is needed to give you a safe and effective treatment.