Most of us know the cosmetic factors of aging. We know that wrinkles are a part of the natural aging process but sometimes they make us look older than we actually are. Within the last few years people are starting to lead healthier lifestyles to live longer lives, but sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to keep our skin from showing our age. The aging process causes the face and hands to lose underlying fat and collagen, which then causes our skin to sag and we get wrinkles.
Injectable wrinkle fillers and dermal fillers have become more popular with the instant effect they have addressing skin sagging and wrinkle problems that result from aging, sun damage, skin trauma, scarring, or disease. The injectable wrinkle and dermal fillers are most commonly used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, hollow cheeks and eyes, receding chins, thinning lips and wrinkles between the eyes, and may even be used to hide nose bumps or fill in and plump thinning skin on the hands.
Dermal Fillers can be used to correct problem areas such as laugh lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, and marionette lines but there are also ways to use Dermal Fillers to enhance certain features, the most popular being the cheekbones, chins, jaw lines and eyebrows. Treatment can take as short a time as 30 minutes depending on the number of injection sites and the injectables used. The results can be seen almost immediately.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
Botox® and Dysport® injections are one of the most common cosmetic enhancements used today in relation to anti-aging, wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and many other age related facial changes. Botox® and Dysport® are medicines that relax muscles by inhibiting the secretion of acetylcholine needed for muscle contraction. It has been used for the past 25 years to treat such medical conditions as cervical dystonia, TMJ, and other neuromuscular disorders.
What You Can Expect From BOTOX®
As you grow older, your skin becomes less elastic due to the loss of collagen and reduced vascularization of tissues. Wrinkles (rhytids) occur when certain muscles become more dominant and the skin does not have the ability to be as elastic in response to these muscle contractions. In addition, muscles become constrictive and naturally form creases and rhytids. Dynamic rhytids (not a crease of the skin) can be eliminated or lessened by relaxing the dominant muscle as it competes against either an inferior muscle or in constricting skin elasticity. This is why certain patients of differing ages start to form wrinkles at different times as compared to other individuals.
Because muscles of the face are relatively small, it is necessary to introduce the medicine by injection so that the exact placement and the effect is achieved. By introducing the medicine into the exact muscle group responsible for the wrinkling, various aesthetic enhancements can be obtained in addition to elimination of the rhytids. Wrinkles of the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, and eyebrow shaping are easily achieved. Other specialty injections for gummy smiles, dimpled chin, bunny lines, vertical lip lines, and sad smile can be performed with Botox® and Dysport®.
Botox® and Dysport® are safe drugs that have a long history of use. You will see the rejuvenating effects and visible reduction of wrinkles and be happy with a younger looking you! Depending upon your own metabolism and receiving regular cosmetic treatments it can last for 3 months or longer.
SkinMedica® Peels have been developed and clinically tested to address concerns for all skin types. Each peel is easily applied by your skin care professional and can help you:
- Reduce visible signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles
- Achieve a healthier, more radiant, and more youthful appearance by brightening skin and improving its color and clarity
- Tighten and improve texture for smoother, softer skin
- Minimize the appearance of skin imperfections such as age/dark spots, acne-prone skin, and premature aging caused by sun exposure
A Peel for Every Skin Type
Healthier, younger-looking skin can be yours with a clinically tested, radiance-enhancing peel from the anti-aging experts trusted by thousands of skin care professionals and their patients — SkinMedica®.
The way their well-tolerated, non-invasive peels address the damaged outer layer of the skin advances the cosmetic science of anti-aging to Illuminize, Vitalize, and Rejuvenize your skin.
Your more youthful, radiant appearance is ready to be revealed through the use of cosmetic enhancement.