There is a less risky and less invasive alternative to removing unwanted wrinkles and signs of aging aside from cosmetic surgery, these are known as the injectable cosmetic treatments. There are actually two popular types of cosmetic injectables: the Botulinum Toxin Type A or Botox and the dermal fillers. Now, before jumping into any conclusions and deciding to undergo any of these treatments, be sure to do your research on the medical issues surrounding injectable cosmetic treatments and consult your doctor first to know what is best for you.
Botox and dermal fillers are both temporary means of revitalizing the aging skin. Botox or Botulinum Toxin Type A mostly weakens specifically targeted supporting muscles on the face. When those muscles relax, the skin also flattens out. The types of wrinkles Botox can treat are lines across the nose, frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and throat lines. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, may come in the form of collagen, hyaluronan, polylactic acid, polyacrylamide and fatty tissue. The types of wrinkles dermal fillers can fill are the nasolabial folds, tear drop lines, marionette lines, deep lines, surface lines (mouth and forehead), lip augmentation, skin depressions, and other areas of the body.
Different types of skin problems can be treated with either one or a combination of both treatments. Although the results of both are non-permanent, it can be prolonged by following a proper diet and avoiding unhealthy vices such as smoking and drinking.
Sooner or later we all will grow old and our skin will start to lose its firmness and begin to sag, especially on the neck and cheeks. These treatments will help restore the youthful glow and reduce the traces of aging in your skin. They are also safer and more affordable as compared to cosmetic surgery. However, don’t forget to take all the necessary precautions. Never hesitate to ask questions and make sure your expectations are realistic. Decide with caution and remember that cosmetic treatments are more than beauty treatments. It entails serious thought and consideration.
For further information have a look at the NHS Choices website which has a section on non-surgical procedures.