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I am thinking about getting some Botox and fillers, but my main concern is about what I tell my husband?
Written by Dr. Marcia Fleming   

Q: I am seriously thinking about getting some Botox and fillers, but my main concern is about the reactions I might get from friends and family. For example, what do I tell my husband?

A: A number of patients have expressed similar concerns to me over the years, but there are two answers to this question that may put your mind at ease. First, injectable treatments today are subtle and controlled, and the results are more natural than ever before. You will look refreshed, relaxed, younger and better, but still just like you. Nobody needs to know the details of your personal choices. They might simply think you’ve been on vacation, or learned to meditate!

Second, attitudes toward aesthetic treatments have changed dramatically in the last decade. A new study by the FACE institute, a group of Canada’s leading aesthetic physicians, surveyed more than 800 women across Canada. The survey showed that 57 percent of women are now receiving injectable treatments, and 81 percent believe that these treatments are more mainstream than ever before. Multiple studies show that women who address areas they are unhappy with (such as facial wrinkles) experience higher self-esteem. This growing acceptance of aesthetic procedures is making any associated taboo a thing of the past.

As for what to tell your husband, that’s up to you! You might start the conversation by stating that cosmetic procedures today are common, accepted, safe and subtle, and have the ability to make you feel happier about yourself.

Dr. Marcia Fleming -

Dr. Marcia Fleming is one of the most accomplished and respected physicians in the field of cosmetic rejuvenation and has been practicing in the Vancouver area for over nine years. Her goal is to help everyone achieve beautiful skin for life, beginning at any age. She can be reached at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre, call 604-543-8965.


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