What Are My Non-Surgical Options For Youthful Skin?
Posted May 27, 2014 in Non invasive Treatments, by Dr. Fiorillo
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Everyone wants smooth, youthful skin. While some individuals turn to facial plastic surgery to achieve this, not everyone believes that surgery is the right solution. Occasionally, this is because their signs of aging are still minor and don’t require an invasive procedure to see a correction. Other times, their skin concerns revolve around tone or texture irregularities and can’t be remedied by tightening facial tissues.
Luckily, there are plenty of non-surgical options for skin tightening and other signs of aging.
How Can I Enhance My Youthful Facial Contours?
Injectable treatments are some of the most common forms of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. While these injectables are made up of unique compounds (both natural and synthetic), work differently, and last for varying lengths of time, they are all used to restore youthfulness to the face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is by far the most popular non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation. This neurotoxin is injected into high-movement facial muscles (such as around the eyes, forehead, and mouth) to eliminate the formation of expression-causing lines and wrinkles. This is achieved by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. BOTOX® Cosmetic typically lasts between three and six months.
Much like BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN® is a revolutionary FDA-approved product that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyebrows, and forehead by blocking chemical signals. This strain of neurotoxin has fewer additives than BOTOX® Cosmetic and may be less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Dysport® is another neurotoxin that is injected into muscles between the eyebrows to prevent muscle contraction. These injections are most often used to help reduce the severity of the unwanted frown lines that develop between the eyebrows.
JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are injectable gels that help to fill lines and reduce the signs of aging. Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neurotoxins, JUVÉDERM® has no effect on the muscles or the chemical signals between the muscles. This injectable treatment fills the area beneath the skin to restore volume. These injections increase fullness in the cheeks, under-eye region, nasolabial folds, and lips, and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases that resulted from volume loss.
Restylane® is a multi-purpose dermal filler injected into the skin to smooth out wrinkles, sculpt lips, or shape facial contours. This product is mostly used to smooth lines around the mouth or between the eyebrows. Like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that attracts moisture to the tissues for lasting plumpness and youthfulness.
RADIESSE® is a type of filler that volumizes and lifts facial tissues. This product has long-lasting results as it stimulates natural collagen production.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to integrate into your skin and mold with your natural facial contours. This product binds with water and fills your face without altering your features.
Revanesse® Versa™ are small, spherical particles injected into the body to fill in wrinkles and fine lines to give a more youthful appearance.
Laser resurfacing uses laser energy to improve the look of skin and correct minor facial flaws. The laser shines an intense beam of light onto a targeted area to minimize scars and soften wrinkles.
The Sciton® HALO™ laser uses non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to correct damaged skin and reduce the signs of aging. This hybrid technology is appropriate for nearly all of your skin needs, having the ability to help correct sun damage, age-related lines and wrinkles, and poor skin texture or tone.
TriPollar is a radiofrequency skin tightening treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin. The procedure uses controlled electric energy to target an area.
A regular skincare routine with proven products can help to reduce the signs of aging. We recommend products from the ZO® Skin Health .
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