Botox for Better You
If you want to improve your looks, there are a number of ways to do it without plastic surgery. These methods are known as “non-surgical injectables,” and thousands of people use them every year to clean up blemishes, erase wrinkles, and feel better about their appearance and themselves. There are three options most people choose from.
Botox involves a series of injections that relax the muscles which cause wrinkles in your face. With less muscle contraction, you will have fewer wrinkles. At this point, Botox is one of the most trusted non-surgical cosmetic surgery methods.
There are a variety of benefits to Botox injections. First, you can be in and out of the doctor’s office in no time. The procedure usually takes as little as 30 minutes. There is very little pain involved in Botox treatments. Usually there is some slight discomfort. Sometimes a topical anesthetic is used. The most appealing aspect of this procedure is that it leaves no scars. Finally, results are visible in just a few short days.
Let’s be honest. Every procedure has drawbacks. For example, if you don’t keep going for Botox shots, the wrinkles will come back in as little as four months. You also have to continue your Botox treatments indefinitely to see results. Possible side effects include temporarily drooping eyelids and nausea. In some rare cases patients have allergic reactions.
Chemical Peels are treatments where chemicals are applied to your face and removed. The purpose is to take off the uppermost fine layers of skin that contain blemishes. There are several types of chemicals for different types of cases. Some people don’t like injections. Instead, they consider the benefits of chemical peels. Different varieties of this treatment can be used for different conditions, including acne, aging, rough or dry skin, uneven pigmentation, growths due to cancer, and more.
Depending on the depth of the peel, the procedure can take as little as 15 minutes. The chemical peel is a long-lasting treatment, depending on your situation. For many, no further treatment is needed after the initial peels are done.
Some drawbacks of having a chemical peel include an increase in the number of treatments you need. The more peels you get, the more you will need to have them to keep your skin the way you want.
The chemicals must be handled carefully, especially phenol which carries a slight risk of heart problems, and peels could permanently remove facial freckles. There is also a healing period and your skin will need to adjust to the chemical treatment over time. While the healing period is quick, with phenol peels, healing may take up to several months.
Before you commit to this treatment, though, make sure that the cosmetic surgeon performing the operation is a qualified surgeon. There have been cases of people offering chemical peels as some kind of miracle cure, and in many states it is legal for a non-licensed individual to do chemical peels.
Yet another option is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injections of various natural hormones that augment lips, remove acne, fill wrinkles, and have a variety of other effects. This is the newest method, and the market is now flooded with different products promising different results.
Dermal fillers are still relatively new, but they do have noticeable benefits. There is a wide variety of dermal fillers on the market, designed to treat virtually everything. Dermal fillers are much more natural than other cosmetic surgery options. Some dermal fillers last up to five years, but others (such as Collagen) last for under six months.