One of the biggest obstacles to getting cosmetic treatments is fear. Fear is a natural reaction to the unknown. However, a lot of fear is based on misinformation and the wrong assumptions. Almost every patient coming to see me for an anti-wrinkle procedure will request that it looks very natural and not ‘frozen”.

I want to try a cosmetic treatment, but I’m nervous. Is this normal?

Yes! We find that many people are nervous the first time they come in. Usually, they’re worried about the treatment outcome, afraid that they won’t look like themselves or that they will look “done” or “overdone” and others will know that they did something. They are afraid of looking fake or looking like some of the people they see on TV, in the movies, or in magazines.

Here at RenewMD Beauty, we like to take a “baby steps” approach to our treatments. We like to reassure our clients that we can take it slow and add more if we need to. We want to keep it natural and keep you looking like yourself. The aim is to look refreshed by enhancing your natural features and to celebrate your beauty

Let’s talk downtime

Clients also tend to worry about the downtime of our treatments. Most of our patients do not want to have to take time off from work. We get it, people are starting to get busier now than ever and can’t afford downtime especially with holidays around the corner. They worry that they will bruise or swell from injectables or experience dark spots or redness after Microneedling.

Most of the treatments we specialize in are “lunchtime treatments.” We also customize and combine treatments with effective skincare products that can calm and soothe the skin after treatments.

Let’s talk about the common fears that some of our patients have during their consultations.

1. “IT WON’T LOOK NATURAL”. I would say this is the biggest fear amongst our patients. It is actually quite understandable, given the number of frozen faces that we often see on television and in magazines. Here at RenewMD Beauty our unique approach, centered around subtlety and convenience, is designed to personalize your experience and result in a look that is authentically you!

2. “SCARED OF SIDE EFFECTS”. Side effects are a common concern for any procedure or drug/medication. Most of the treatments that we provide have no side effects to very minimal and are related to the injection rather than the drug administered. Injection site redness, tiny bumps, or bruises may occur.

3. “WILL THERE BE ANY DOWNTIME?”. We offer a variety of treatments, and each treatment has its own list of guidelines. However, most treatments do not require any downtime after the procedure. In fact, patients often can go back to work when they are done.

4. “I DON’T NEED IT YET”. In addition to skincare, you should also be getting treatments done to enhance the glow-up process. Here at RenewMD Beauty, we offer a couple of different treatment journeys to help you stay consistent with your goals. It is just like the gym, you can go a couple of days and get some results, but the more consistent you stay, the better the results and the longer they last. Your health is an investment and should be taken seriously. When you put in the extra effort and time, it will pay off in the long run.

Don’t wait until it’s too late, prevention is key and it’s never too early to start. When you start now, whether you are 20 or 60, you are still preventing future damage and you will look more youthful, longer.

The goal at RenewMD Beauty is to make sure we listen to your concerns and communicate effectively what your options are and what to expect when you move forward with those options. We will educate you on how treatments work, post-treatment instructions, and what to anticipate regarding treatment results. Trust the process and trust your provider.