When looking in the mirror, there is always at least one aspect of our faces that we are likely to critique and dissect. More often than not, the subject of our dissatisfaction is the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that have developed around the eyes, along the jaw, or between the nose and mouth. While aging is an inevitable part of life, the visible effects of it don’t have to be. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments can help to reduce wrinkles and the other signs that time has left.
If Surgery Isn’t for You
If you think surgery is the only way to eliminate facial wrinkles, think again. While a surgical procedure is a sure way to turn back the hands of the clock when it comes to the appearance of facial aging, undergoing surgery isn’t for everyone. It’s invasive, requires lengthy recovery periods at times, and is occasionally more drastic than some patients require. If you are experiencing mild to moderate signs of aging, non-surgical procedures may be enough to prolong the desire for future surgical procedures. These treatments do not require knives or anesthesia, which means no scarring and minimal downtime. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures can improve the visible signs of aging with less cost, pain, and risks.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the gold standard for facial injections, as it is the most common minimally invasive procedure. BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines with minimal discomfort and recovery. When injected, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily paralyzes muscle movement, allowing the underlying tissues to relax and soften. This leaves your upper face looking youthful and rejuvenated.
An alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic is the use of dermal fillers. Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic, which is made from botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, are made from naturally occurring substances in the body. JUVÉDERM® can improve the appearance of wrinkles and volume loss that contribute to an aged and tired appearance. There are many different forms of JUVÉDERM® designed to target specific concerns. JUVÉDERM® XC is designed to focus on facial wrinkles, while JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC smooths vertical lip lines.
Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®, Ultherapy® is not an injection but instead a device that uses ultrasound energy to tighten skin and stimulate collagen production. This process results in the diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles along the face, neck, and chest and lasts for an extended amount of time, requiring maintenance only once a year.
Embrace Increased Youthfulness
If wrinkles and fine lines have left you feeling like your appearance doesn’t match your inner vitality, you have options, both surgical and non-surgical, to enhance and refresh your appearance. Don’t just accept the signs of aging, regain your youthfulness.