As we age, wrinkles and lines are inevitable. Fortunately, you don’t have to continue to struggle with these issues if you don’t want to. Various cosmetic procedures are available to help you address these problems, improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem. However, making a choice can be challenging with so many different procedures available. Below is some information about each of the most popular cosmetic services to help you explore your options.
One of the newest and most advanced treatments available, Belotero® is a dermal filler that can integrate with your skin’s tissue, add volume and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This treatment can be used on most skin types. It is best for treating lines by the mouth, nose, and eyes. However, Belotero® can also be used to restore the softness of the hands.
Belotero® takes only 20 minutes to complete and requires no recovery time. The effects of this treatment last up to nine months. Many patients elect to repeat Belotero® every six to 12 months.
BOTOX® is one of the most popular treatments for lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin. This prescription treatment works by relaxing the muscles that cause these issues using a highly purified injectable protein. This procedure takes only a few minutes, and patients will begin to see results within 24 hours. However, the effects of BOTOX® are temporary, and repeat treatments are usually necessary.
Juvederm® is an injectable gel dermal filler that is available in several formulations to meet the needs of various clients. While the standard formulation of Juvederm® typically requires a local anesthetic, Juvederm® XC incorporates an anesthetic into the material injected. Two more advanced formulas, Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus, are also available.
All Juvederm® treatments take only 15 minutes and last up to nine months. Juvederm® also provides immediate results for patients.
If you have moderate to severe lines, folds, or wrinkles, you may benefit from treatment with Radiesse®. Radiesse® is an injectable filler that stimulates the skin to produce more collagen. This leads to fuller, more youthful skin with fewer lines and wrinkles. Radiesse® is naturally absorbed by the body over time and will not cause an allergic reaction. Treatment requires a local anesthetic and requires only 15 minutes to complete. Following treatment with Radiesse®, you can return to your normal activities immediately.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the cosmetic services described above, please call us at the Vein & Vascular Institute today.