Hi my beauties!
Today's blog post is all about how to budget for a year’s worth of cosmetic treatments. I've received numerous requests to discuss this topic after my latest video, so I'm here to share my insights on which treatments are worth the money and which ones might not be. We all know that these procedures can be quite expensive, so it's essential to ensure that you're investing your hard-earned money wisely.
Let's dive right in!
When it comes to long-term skin improvement, lasers are undoubtedly one of the best investments you can make. While they may be a bit pricier compared to treatments like BBL or IPL, the results they offer are exponentially better. Lasers work by stimulating your skin on a cellular level, encouraging it to act younger.
Personally, I've always prioritized lasers for my own skin. I make sure to undergo Fraxel at least once or twice per year, and I opt for Clear and Brilliant treatments every couple of months. For individuals aged 35 and above, I highly recommend a Fraxel treatment at least once a year. However, keep in mind that the frequency and type of laser treatment can vary depending on your skin type and the extent of sun damage you have.
Here's the exciting part: there's no such thing as a wasted laser treatment! Over time, lasers will help you achieve healthier, more radiant skin. Many of my more mature beauties, who have stunning skin even in their 50s, 60s, and 70s, have been incorporating lasers into their routines for years.
One exceptional laser treatment I highly recommend is the Vbeam laser. This remarkable laser is renowned for its ability to reduce redness, rosacea, and telangiectasia. It also improves texture, collagen synthesis, and overall skin rejuvenation. Pricing for laser treatments depends on the specific type of laser and the professional operating the device. Generally, prices start at around $600 and can go up to $2000 or $3000.
Investing in these highly effective laser treatments is undeniably more worthwhile than opting for lower quality procedures such as IPL or BBL, which may not provide the same remarkable results.
When it comes to long-term anti-aging solutions, Botox is truly one of the best options available. Although it remains a topic of controversy, it's important to note that Botox is the most extensively studied pharmaceutical product on the market. It's used not only for cosmetic purposes but also for medical conditions like muscular dystrophies.
The cost of Botox varies depending on the areas treated and where you receive the treatment. However, it's crucial to remember that cheaper doesn't always mean better when it comes to Botox. Cheap Botox is often diluted and less effective, resulting in undesired results and a waste of your hard-earned money.
The frequency of Botox treatments varies from person to person, depending on how quickly their body metabolizes the product. Some of my patients visit me every 3 months, while others come every 6 months or even once a year. The total cost of Botox treatments can range from $500 to $2000 per year, depending on how much and how often you choose to undergo the procedure.
Investing in skincare products that are highly effective is essential for maintaining the longevity of your skin. You don't necessarily need a vast array of expensive products. Even if you're on a budget, you can still invest in one high-quality active product that offers long-term anti-aging benefits.
In fact, you can use mostly drugstore skincare products and complement your routine with that one exceptional product. This way, you're making a smart investment without breaking the bank.
What NOT to Waste Your Money On:
While there are numerous cosmetic procedures out there, I want to highlight a couple that I believe may not be worth the investment.
Firstly, microneedling. Although it's often marketed as an effective treatment, it can be quite expensive, and the results are rarely as amazing as promised. In worst-case scenarios, some patients may even experience hyperpigmentation or scarring, which can be disappointing and distressing.
Secondly, chemical peels and facials. Don't get me wrong; these treatments can be fantastic for your skin. However, they're not necessarily "must-have" procedures. While they can certainly contribute to your skincare routine, they aren't make-or-break treatments.
To summarize, the overall cost of cosmetic procedures can range from $1000 to $5000 or even more per year, depending on the specific treatments and their frequency.
Remember, my beauties, it's crucial to approach these procedures as investments in your long-term skin health. Consider the effectiveness, longevity, and potential risks before making any decisions.
If you'd like to learn more about this topic, I encourage you to watch my YouTube video below. I delve deeper into the details and provide additional insights that can help you make informed decisions.