Health & Beauty
7 Semi-Permanent Beauty Treatments Worth Paying For
Some semi-permanent treatments are so good they're recession-proof -- and others don't live up to the hype. Find out which ones can change your beauty routine for the better
Lasts: 8 months to 2 years
Who should do it: Someone who really wants plastic surgery but can't afford it.
Why you should get it: For the last couple years, Gabriel Chiu, DO, celebrity plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, says one thing that's extremely recession-proof is Botox. But not just to erase frown lines. More and more people are using injectables for "temporary, long-lasting" nose jobs, cheek lifts, and jawline augmentations. For example, "Radiesse can give you a semi-permanent nose job that lasts up to two years as long as you get a 'booster' injection after five months," says Chiu.
What you won't like: The results are subtle, and you constantly need to get touchup injections to maintain the results.
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