Plastic surgery is now more popular than ever for many reasons. Advanced plastic surgery techniques allow plastic surgeons to produce results that look natural and never betray signs of cosmetic manipulation. And people aren’t as concerned about the stigma of cosmetic treatments anymore.
However, despite how far plastic surgeries have come, many individuals are still not quite ready to “go under the knife.” Some are scared of the procedure. Some can’t afford the extended recovery periods. And some don’t want to risk the rare potential complications inherent with all surgeries, elective or otherwise, no matter how safely administered.
However, thanks to modern cosmetic treatments, you can now achieve younger skin without surgeries, incisions, or complications. This article highlights some of the best methods to take years off your face without ever going under the knife.
Botox & Dysport
Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular neurotoxin modulators on the market. Neurotoxins are injectables that block communications between targeted facial muscles and nerve endings. They essentially paralyze or relax the facial muscles responsible for the formation of dynamic wrinkles, such as the horizontal forehead lines, the crow’s feet around the eyes, and the vertical glabellar lines between the eyebrows.
Botox is the most popular neurotoxin modulator, FDA-approved to treat forehead lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet. Dysport has been FDA-approved to treat forehead lines and glabellar lines, but it also has off-label uses for other dynamic wrinkles on the face. Botox and Dysport are temporary procedures — they paralyze the facial muscles and smoothen your skin for 4+ months, following which you’ll likely need maintenance sessions.
Dermal Fillers are injectables that restore lost facial volume, making your skin appear voluminous, hydrates, supple, and taut. They also fill up the wrinkles and fine lines to smoothen your facial skin. However, dermal fillers are different from neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport because they give your body hyaluronic acid instead of muscle relaxants.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring and biocompatible component responsible for your skin’s natural youthfulness and dewy texture. It retains moisture and holds up to 1000x its own weight in water, making your skin appear voluminous and hydrated. Dermal fillers add hyaluronic acid (HA) to your skin, replacing the HA you may have lost due to age, sun exposure and other external environmental factors.
Juvederm provides the best line of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, specifically designed to address various skin concerns, such as lost facial volume, thin lips, presence of deep facial wrinkles and fine lines, etc. Our expert injectors will help you choose the ideal dermal fillers to address your specific needs.
IPL Photofacial is a state-of-the-art laser skin resurfacing technology that reverses the signs of aging, such as brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, pigmented lesions, sunspots, age spots, etc. The procedure involves delivering short and focused beams of laser energy to your skin to activate our body’s healing response and remove all the facial flaws and irregularities.
Microneedling is a procedure that involves pricking your skin with micro-needles that create microscopic punctures in your skin’s uppermost layers. Creating micro-tears on the skin surface activates your body’s natural healing response and collagen production capabilities. Over time, the older skin cells give away to new and fresh skin.
Microneedling procedures also include another component—delivering a cocktail of skincare ingredients into your skin. As the microneedles puncture your skin, they also deliver a specifically curated cocktail of ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, PRPs, and more, into the deeper layers of your skin to address most of your skin concerns.
Choosing the right non-surgical treatment
While there are numerous non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques to choose from, we’ll help you make a selection based on your unique skin concerns. It’s always best to consult a reputable surgeon or aesthetic expert who can guide you in the correct direction. If you want to look and feel more youthful without surgeries, contact Dr. Nadeau to discuss your treatment options.
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