Results Without Surgery
Your skin is excellent at protecting you from the elements. Whether its wind or cold or UV rays, your skin has a way of absorbing the damage so that you don’t have to. But your skin pays a price for that: wrinkles, lines, age spots, sun spots and so on. Damaged skin can read as “aged” skin—in other words, the more wrinkles, lines, and age spots your skin sports, the older most people might assume you are. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of procedures designed to mitigate these signs of aging, to give your skin a more youthful appearance.
Skin procedures tend to be minimally invasive. Unlike facelifts or body contouring procedures, skin procedures are primarily superficial. This makes them particularly appealing for those who want results more quickly. Additionally, skin procedures tend to require little in the way of recovery. On the downside (depending on your perspective) the results of skin procedures tend to be temporary. They may last for a number of weeks or a number of months. However, for many patients, that is a benefit—as they get to see their results and take them out for a “test drive” before committing to final results or a maintenance routine.
Perhaps the most popular of all skin procedures is the now-famous Botox injection. Botox works by paralyzing certain muscle groups—groups responsible for wrinkles in your face. By numbing the muscle, the skin can unclench and the wrinkle diminishes. When administered by a properly trained cosmetic surgeon, there is usually very little risk of a numb-looking face. The results tend to look incredibly natural, and those results will last for a number of months. Botox tends to be incredibly popular because it can treat some otherwise stubborn wrinkles and because there is very little downtime.
Most Botox injection procedures can be accomplished in a number of minutes, and you can return to work immediately after Botox. This has earned Botox a reputation as a “lunch break facelift.” If you like the results of your Botox injections, you can schedule regular maintenance procedures with your local cosmetic surgeon. In most cases, your surgeon will be careful not to over-inject you, meaning you will retain full control over your facial movements and expressions. Your skin will simply look a little more youthful, a little more vibrant—and as a result, everyone will simply notice how great you look.
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The other major cause of wrinkles is the increasing surface area of your skin. As you age, your skin is stretched by gravity, and your skin no longer has the elasticity to bounce back from that. This means that your volume to skin ratio is no longer what it once was. Injectable fillers are designed to correct that by adding volume to your appearance. There are a wide variety of injectable filler brands, each of which have their own particular strengths. One major groups of injectable fillers is based around hyaluronic acid, a substance already found in your body.
These hyaluronic-based fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are designed to stimulate collagen in your body, increasing your overall youthful look. They basically work to fill up the volume, but they’re formulated to look natural and radiant, a combination that leave most patients looking much more youthful. These fillers generally last for a number of months. If you’re looking for something more permanent, you may consider a dermal filler called Bellafill (formerly Artefill), which can last for over ten years.
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Among the many ways to treat your skin, laser treatments are also incredibly popular. These treatments generally remove the very outermost layer of your skin, thereby removing damage, lines, and spots. The skin exposed underneath is in general more youthful looking. With laser treatments, patients generally experience mild discomfort and may be red (or have a sunburned feeling) for several days afterwards. That said, laser treatments are a great way to treat a large area of skin, evening out skin tone, and removing blemishes. If the tone of your skin is your primary concern, then laser treatments are a great option.
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Minimally Invasive with Great Results
If you want to know more about skin procedures, Plastic Surgery Articles has an extensive database of articles about the latest information and most recent trends in this area. If you want to discuss skin procedures with a cosmetic surgeon, there are many local cosmetic surgeons, no matter what state you may reside in, who are capable of performing these procedures. Sometimes, a consultation is the best way to get the answers you seek. In the mean time, dig deeply into our archive of articles!