Dermatologists Dish on Their First Time Getting Injectables

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For dermatologists, administering injectables is as much a part of a day’s work as diagnosing skin conditions and prescribing treatments. And, perhaps in the spirit of “practicing what one preaches,” many derms have tried injectables for themselves. Whether you’re a derm, or one of the more than 10 million or so non-derms who’ll get injectables per year, one thing’s for certain: everyone remembers their first time under the needle. Here, three dermatologists share what it was like the first time they got injectables, and what they wish firsttimers knew before trying it out for themselves.

Editor's Note

Injectable wrinkle reducers are used to temporarily smooth the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in certain areas of the face such as the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. They should not be used more frequently than every three months. Like any medical treatment, they have potential risks and side effects. Be sure to talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you. 

As it starts to kick in, it feels like you have tape on your face, since you can’t contract the muscles as strongly.