If you would like to refresh your appearance but don’t wish to go under the knife, then one option is to use cosmetic injectable. This includes Botox injections and dermal fillers. When applied properly, both these procedures are very safe and provided you visit a reputable physician for this treatment. You should end up with results that look and feel very natural.
Botox Injections and When to Use Them
Botox is a substance that has been used by the medical profession for more than 50 years purely for medical purposes. In 2002 its use was approved for helping to treat fine lines and wrinkles that include frown lines and crow’s feet.
It tends to work best for wrinkles that have only developed just recently and which aren’t really very deep-seated. You may wish to investigate the use of this treatment if you have recently noticed the first signs of aging and would prefer to delay this process!
One common fear amongst people considering this treatment for the very first time is that they will not be able to express emotions. They also fear they will end up with a face that is completely frozen.
An experienced doctor will make sure this doesn’t happen and most prefer to use only minimal amounts of Botox to achieve the desired results. By carefully injecting it into just the right locations, a good cosmetic doctor can make sure that the correct facial muscles are relaxed.
However, these facial muscles won’t be paralyzed and you should still be able to show emotion. You will look as if you’ve had a particularly good vacation and are well rested. Getting rid of frown lines can also make you look less stressed. Botox is administered using very fine needles so any discomfort should be minor.
Afterward, you may see some slight reddening around the injection sites but this should soon disappear. It can take a week or so for the full effects of Botox to materialize.
Not Just for the Face
In addition to treating fine lines, Botox can be very successful in treating chronic headaches and migraines. Relaxing the muscles around the temples can provide a good solution for this often very debilitating problem. Treatment has been approved for this purpose since 2010. Botox is also good for people who sweat excessively. Its treatment has been approved for this purpose since 2004, so these treatments are tried and tested.
Dermal Fillers and When to Use Them
Dermal fillers can be an excellent way to treat deep-seated lines. Thus, creating a more youthful appearance to your facial features and restoring the plumpness associated with youth. These fillers contain a substance called hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that is naturally produced by the body but production slows down with age.
Hyaluronic acid helps to retain moisture within the skin, creating that plump youthful appearance that is so desirable. Dermal fillers replace lost volume and the results are just about immediate. Treatment is given through injections and can last several months or more but it isn’t permanent. You might wish to consider dermal fillers if you have lines from your nose to your mouth or from your mouth to your chin.
They can also be used in conjunction with Botox to treat frown lines and dermal fillers can help add definition to your cheekbones and to your lips. If the veins in your hands have begun to look quite prominent, dermal fillers might be suitable to help reduce this appearance.
How Do I Know Which Treatments Will Work Best for Me?
When you visit your physician to find out about these kinds of treatments they will be able to carefully examine your skin. They will talk to you about which lines you’d particularly like to see diminished. The treatments prescribed will depend on your age and your aims, but may include a combination of dermal fillers and Botox. The idea will be to use as little product as possible to achieve maximum effect while still creating an appearance that looks very natural.
Your physician can also talk to you about possible side effects of treatment. They can advise you on how long the effects will last before it needs to be topped up. One thing to make sure of before you have this treatment is that it will be carried out by a physician fully qualified and experienced in using these products.