Miami is known for its legendary nightlife, beautiful beaches, and of course, its residents, who take diligent care of their looks. Rigorous fitness regimens, detailed attention to hair and nails, and extensive skincare routines are all regular expenses of Miami citizens. So, too, are medical aesthetics treatments. The city is one of the largest markets for minimally-invasive procedures like injectable wrinkle reducers and fillers, so we were curious to know more about them from a Miamian point of view.
Injectable wrinkle reducers temporarily smooth the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in certain areas of the face, including the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet; they should not be used more frequently than every three months. Injectable filler is a temporary treatment that adds volume to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, and laugh lines. Like any medical treatment, both injectable wrinkle reducers and injectable fillers have potential risks and side effects. Talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you.
The women in this coastal city had a lot of interesting information to share, especially when it came to budgeting for their treatments, from saving bonus checks to cutting back on Amazon® purchases. Keep reading to discover some of their best tips.
First Name: Monica
Occupation: Physician Assistant
What do you get done, and how often? Injectable wrinkle reducer in my forehead, crow’s feet, and glabella every four months.
Yearly spend on injectables: $2,000 to $2,400.
How do you budget for injectables? I eat out less, so I can set aside about $150 a month for it. That way, when I’m due, I have it ready!
What’s your stance on injectables? Injectables are a great part of my regimen. I have never had anyone notice what I’ve gotten done — and that’s the point!
What’s your most costly beauty or medical aesthetics expense? Skincare and injectables are the most costly in my budget. I repurchase skincare about every three to four months, depending on the product. That’s also the same time as my injectable wrinkle reducer [appointment].
Occupation: Business Development
Location: Fort Lauderdale
What do you get done, and how often? Injectable wrinkle reducers, two to four times a year.
Yearly spend on injectables: $800 to $2,800.
How do you budget for injectables? I save bonus checks, buy off-brand items when it makes sense (like toiletries), and cut back on social spending, as well as shopping.
What’s your stance on injectables? I think the [results] are great! We only have one face for our entire life, so I consider it very important to take care of [mine].
What’s your most costly beauty or medical aesthetics expense? Skincare and injectables. Other than that, the fitness world — from gym memberships to products! I prefer spending my money on these things over anything else.
Location: Delray Beach, FL
What do you get done, and how often? Injectable wrinkle reducer every three to four months, and filler once a year.
Yearly spend on injectables: $1,100
How do you budget for injectables? I don’t — I consider this as just part of [my modeling] job, taking care of my [appearance].
What’s your most costly beauty, medical aesthetics, or lifestyle expense? My personal trainer is the most expensive monthly bill I have. Keeping up with my nails weekly, too.
Occupation: Advertising Executive
Location: Boca Raton
What do you get done, and how often? I get injectable wrinkle reducer in my forehead and in between my brows every three months, and filler around my mouth (due to deep lines) once a year. I have also gotten lip filler twice, which I only need once a year.
Yearly spend on injectables: $1,500 to $2,000
How do you budget for injectables? I may cut back on dinners out and Amazon® purchases the week I go in for my treatment. I don’t have kids; and I work a great sales job, so I usually am pretty OK budget-wise and can afford it.
What’s your stance on injectables? I think the [results] are great, and if they help you achieve the look you’re going for, more power to you!
What’s your most costly beauty or medical aesthetics expense? My breast lift and augmentation that I did five years ago — $10,000.
Occupation: Hairstylist and Makeup Artist
What do you get done, and how often? I get injectable wrinkle reducer in my forehead every four to five months. I also get lip filler. In the first year, I started out with very small lips. I now only get lip filler about once a year because [I think they’re the] perfect size.
Yearly spend on injectables: $2,000
How do you budget for injectables? I make a lot of tips as a makeup artist and hairstylist, so I will save tips for a couple weeks and have enough to get my lips done. I don’t have to pay to get my hair done, because I am a stylist and have my coworkers do my hair, so I save money that way. Plus, I don’t have any monthly subscriptions to anything, other than normal bills.
What’s your stance on injectables? I know they’re not for everyone! It’s so important you have someone very trustworthy as your injector and that you know the risks. Things can go wrong or make you look different, so I always [go for] subtle.
What’s your most costly beauty or medical aesthetics expense? Lip filler or hair extensions — hair costs a lot! I don’t spend money on drinking like most people my age.