How Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Restore Your Youth
Wrinkles, fine lines, deep creases and fatty folds of skin on the face and neck can make you look years older than you actually are. Fortunately, the process of regaining the attractive appearance of your youth no longer necessitates the use of a scalpel. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures have become increasingly more popular and, as a result, more accessible and less expensive.
While corrective cosmetic surgeryprocedures, such as face lifts, are perfect for some patients, many prefer a less invasive approach to anti-aging. In these cases, cosmetic surgeons recommend a variety of effective alternatives, including:
Injectable Dermal Fillers: Cosmetic fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® XC and Restylane, are injected just beneath the skin in areas where skin has lost its elasticity over time. The gradual breakdown of collagen in the skin is natural as we age, but procedures like these are capable of reversing the visible effects of time. Dermal fillers like these are based on the proven science of hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that is found throughout the body. The acid helps to add fullness where volume has decreased, such as in the cheeks, lips and under the eyes, giving the entire face a look of youthful rejuvenation. The results of these procedures are immediately visible and long-lasting.
BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®: Also an injectable cosmetic solution, BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® aims to temporarily paralyze the overactive facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, particularly in the forehead and around the eyes. These notoriously stubborn wrinkles and creases often give the entire face a fatigued, concerned or angry appearance. When the muscles that cause these lines are safely altered in such a way so as to prevent their formation, the skin is left smooth and younger-looking.
Chemical Peels: A chemical peel aims to visibly diminish a variety of flaws commonly associated with aging and sun damage. These include hyperpigmentation of the skin, fine lines, rough skin, age spots, freckles, melasma, minor acne blemishes and scars. Chemical peels are available in a range of different levels, varying from lighter peels for minor issues to deeper peels for more severe wrinkles and skin damage. In order to determine what type of chemical peel is best suited for each patient, cosmetic surgeons first assess each individual’s skin type, sensitivity to chemical treatments, level of damage and desired results.
Skin Rejuvenation: Often combined with chemical peels to improve results, skin rejuvenation consists of a regular regimen of treatments performed at home. Following an initial consultation, patients are instructed as to how they should perform certain cutting-edge cleansing, moisturizing and application of various anti-aging products. Results are long-lasting when the regimen is followed consistently. Common skin issues effectively treated by skin rejuvenation techniques include hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, sun damage and visible blood vessels beneath the skin.
Finding the right non-invasive cosmetic procedure for you is essential to achieving lasting results. An experienced and qualified cosmetic specialist will evaluate your particular needs as well as your expectations before suggesting a customized treatment plan for you. Call to schedule your consultation today to see how these revolutionary cosmetic procedures can help restore your youth as well as your positive self-image.