We never leave our face at home in the closet like that new pair of shoes that we paid a fortune for, so why don’t we readily spend money on its upkeep? Why is it so easy to buy things we wear, drive or sit on rather than taking care of ourselves and how we look when it has such a big effect on our confidence and self-esteem?
Your face is the most noticed thing about you – not your new couch. When you get up every day and grumble about those lines starting to form around your mouth or wonder what happened to the full, youthful features you once had, your negative thoughts start to take their toll. Maybe the way you look isn’t that important to you, or maybe you are too afraid to try cosmetic interventions in case they make you look too different. Perhaps you are concerned that your friends will notice and snigger behind your back, or worry that your husband will find out and he doesn’t believe in this stuff. Whatever is stopping you, chances are, it won’t come to pass. I can guarantee you that even if you think it’s just too darned expensive, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that you are wrong.
The reality of dermal filler treatment costs
An average cost of a Botox treatment at our Vancouver skin and laser clinic is about $100-$ 200 per month, depending on how many areas you choose to treat. That’s wrinkle reduction from the nose up, including: crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines.
If you’ve never had a dermal filler or neuromodulator, you may need to start with 2-4 vials to attain the improvement you desire. These vials can be distributed over all of your face in a technique Dr. Frame calls a “global fill” approach. Once you rejuvenate one area, then you notice areas you didn’t decide to treat. Improving all of the areas at once makes for a much more natural appearance. 2-4 vials may seem costly at first because you pay for them up front, but most results will last 9-12 months. So, with $1400-$2800 for filler treatments and $300 to $500 for your neuromodulator, you can keep your face looking younger and refreshed for about $250-$450 per month. Seriously, that’s the equivalent of a car payment on my Toyota! I should consider my face at least as valuable as my car.
Now, sure I need the car but aren’t there other things one could consider cutting back on to be able to bring cosmetic treatments into the budget?
Clients that treat their cosmetic treatment appointments just like any other upkeep, like going to the dentist, shopping for clothes, or getting the car fixed, look and feel healthier. They look like themselves because they have done small adjustments on a regular basis so changes are cumulative and subtle and people don’t really notice. Folks just think you look healthy and vibrant.
Consider bypassing that next pair of Jimmy Choo’s and put that money into your face instead. It’s the only one you’ve got and the sooner you start the better. It’s much easier and financially more viable to maintain a look you are happy with than continually having to start over. Consistent treatments over time wind up costing less and provide better results.
by M. Wally
Age is a state of mind. Aging is a treatable condition.