If you are dealing with wrinkles, fine lines or sagging skin, you may be interested in cosmetic treatment. Below is some information to help you decide whether cosmetic treatment is right for you, as well as which treatment option may be best.
What is Cosmetic Treatment?
Cosmetic treatments, which may also be known as “aesthetic services,” are treatments designed to address various cosmetic problems, such as wrinkles. These treatments seek to improve the patient’s appearance so that he or she can feel more confident.
Exploring Cosmetic Treatment Options
Different cosmetic treatment options are available to people who have wrinkles or sagging skin. Some of the cosmetic treatments appropriate for this purpose include:
- Juvéderm® – Juvéderm® is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler that is intended to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles in the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid, which adds volume and fluid content to the skin. This filler is usually used in conjunction with lidocaine, which is an anesthetic that reduces some of the discomfort associated with the injection.
- Juvéderm® XC – Juvéderm® XC is a variation of Juvéderm® that contains lidocaine. This eliminates the need for an additional injection of lidocaine prior to the procedure, which shortens the overall treatment time. The results of Juvéderm® XC may last for up to a year.
- Juvéderm® Ultra/Ultra Plus – Juvéderm® Ultra and Ultra Plus contain a more advanced formulation of Juvéderm® designed for moderate to severe folds and wrinkles deep in the skin. The results of Juvéderm® Ultra and Ultra Plus may last for up to nine months.
- BOTOX® – BOTOX® treatment is another treatment option designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles. During treatment, the physician injects a highly purified protein into the muscles that cause certain types of wrinkles. This protein causes the muscles to relax, which reduces the severity of the wrinkles. Because an extremely small needle is used, injections of BOTOX® cause very little discomfort.
If you are interested in cosmetic treatments, a trained cosmetic doctor can help you decide which option is best for you. Contact Vein & Vascular Institute today to learn more.