Aging is accompanied by numerous changes in your physical appearance. These typically include loss of fat and bone mass, the formation of expression lines and wrinkles, dullness, and roughness in skin texture. And one of the major causes behind the appearance of natural aging signs is sun damage.
While it is inevitable for your skin to show some aging over a period of time, the availability of advanced technologies and cosmetic procedures offers brilliant solutions to correct and delay the onset of natural aging signs. And the good news is that you may not necessarily need to undergo a surgery to reap the benefits of these modern cosmetic techniques.
Non-surgical procedures are becoming extremely popular among those looking to restore their youthful appearance without surgery. These non-surgical procedures basically utilize skin tightening techniques for uplifting the facial structure. A non-surgical anti-aging treatment is usually quick to perform and entails minimal downtime. Also, these treatments are now being preferred over surgical cosmetic procedures because they provide a safer and more natural solution to looking young and beautiful.
Prevent wrinkles with Botox
Among the most popular non-surgical wrinkle removal procedures is Botox or Botulinum toxin. Botox is essentially a neuro-modulator which gets injected into your muscle. It impedes the messages traveling to muscles from the nerves and this causes temporary relaxation in the muscle. When the muscle is relaxed, it stops to contract and hence wrinkle formation is prevented. Research suggests that cosmetic surgeons performed over 4,000,000 Botox procedures in the United States in 2015, and the number is only increasing.
By getting a Botox treatment from a trained and certified professional, you can easily achieve noticeable improvement in moderate and harsh frown lines and enjoy a more relaxed and soft appearance. This is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that works by injecting protein into your muscles and helps minimize wrinkles and fine lines.
Advantages of Botox
One of the biggest advantages of a Botox wrinkle removal treatment is that it takes only about 15 minutes to complete the procedure. Also, there is zero recovery period and quick and instant results. A Botox treatment will last for about 3 to 4 months and can be performed on both men and women struggling with aging concerns like frown-furrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
You might notice partly or absolutely smooth wrinkles on your face within 72 hours of your Botox treatment. While it is usually used for treating fine lines and wrinkles in the upper part of the face, it may also sometimes help in tightening the skin ‘bands’ that appear on the neck with aging.
Several people are worried about whether Botox will cause them to have a ‘frozen’ looking face (that is, the injected area does not move when you smile or laugh or frown). It is important to know that an experienced cosmetic surgeon will ensure that the Botox works only on the small muscles that need to be targeted, not on the peripheral muscles. This procedure is absolutely safe and has been performed on millions of people across the globe!
Dermal Fillers for wrinkle removal
The loss of subcutaneous fat, lying beneath the skin, is a natural part of aging. This phenomenon can lead to loss of facial volume, accelerate wrinkle formation and cause the skin to stretch. The result is a sagging face that appears dull and tired.
Dermal fillers serve as an effective non-surgical solution for fighting common skin aging signs. These injections are minimally invasive and help in restoring the fullness and volume of your face.
A dermal filler procedure may be confused with a Botox injection, but the two treatments are quite different in the way they work. While dermal fillers are also injected into the muscles, they work by ceasing the muscle movement which causes wrinkles to form in the skin.
Dermal fillers are typically used for enhancing shallow contours and filling up thin lips. They are also effective in minimizing facial folds and removing fine lines and wrinkles. The results of a dermal filler treatment may last from anywhere between six months to one year, depending on the type and quantity of filler injected.
Juvederm Dermal Fillers
There are various types of dermal fillers and one of the commonly used fillers are the ‘Hyaluronic acid’ dermal fillers. A specific brand of hyaluronic dermal fillers is called ‘Juvederm’. These types of dermal fillers are useful in improving the overall skin contour and minimizing skin depressions caused due to wrinkles/lines, injury or scars. Some of the key areas that can be significantly improved with the administration of Juvederm dermal fillers are:
- Depressions/hollows in the cheek area
- Acne scarring
- Deep lines caused due to smiling (also called nasolabial furrows)
- Crow’s feet (lines appearing at eye corners)
- Marionette lines (lines appearing at mouth corners)
- Frown lines
- Scars caused by wounds, burns and acne and other factors
- Worry lines across the forehead
- Smoker’s lines in the mouth area
Juvederm dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally produced substance in your body with high concentrations in the soft connective tissue. It is present in the fluid around the eyes as well. The acid is also present in some joint fluids, skin tissue and cartilage.
Hyaluronic acid is extracted from the body and reformulated to make injectable fillers. It works by retaining water in the injected area and thereby acts as a natural cushioning agent. Juvederm fillers can add significant volume to the facial skin and also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. A single treatment is usually enough for most patients to see optimal results.
Hyaluronic acid is also often used for injecting into the painful joints of arthritis patients as it helps lessen the discomfort and adds extra cushioning.