In the movies, makeovers happen in an instant: Meryl Streep drinks Isabella Rossellini’s breast-lifting, wrinkle-reducing potion in Death Becomes Her and instantly rewinds 20 years of aging. In that moment, when Meryl looks in the mirror to see herself completely remade, we too imagine snapping our fingers for an on-the-spot upgrade.

But in real life, there is no magic potion. We can’t fast-forward to the end of a transformation. It takes time, and more than a little bit of patience, to see the results of top aesthetic treatments.