Is your skin no longer smooth and fresh-looking? Unfortunately, the aging process affects the hydration and elasticity of skin once a person enters his/her twenties. As time goes by, it’s natural for wrinkles, lines, and saggy skin to become more visible.
Nevertheless, the field of cosmetics provides individuals with a variety of rejuvenating treatments, designed to reduce wrinkly skin, improve lip volume, eliminate fat, make faces slimmer, etc.
Get familiar with the five most popular treatments in the field of cosmetics.
Anti-wrinkle injections are among the most sought-after treatments, which have the power to slow down the aging process. Botox is capable of relaxing the facial muscles by blocking the signals that cause them to contract. It’s effective in the fight with existing wrinkles and lines, as well as in preventing the formation of new ones.
In addition, anti-wrinkle injections are boasted for softening forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and turkey neck wrinkles. For instance, the formation of forehead lines is inevitable, as these become deeper with every eyebrow movement. The same goes for frown lines, referring to the wrinkles that appear in the area between the eyes.
Crow’s feet are the lines that form in the eyes’ corners every time a person laughs or smiles. Conversely, the turkey neck is caused by the lack of skin elasticity and the loss of strength of the neck muscles, which make the skin appear saggy. Nevertheless, by administering anti-wrinkle injections in any of these areas, the skin becomes smoother and the wrinkles less visible.
Jawline slimming is another popular cosmetic treatment, used for the purpose of making square-shaped faces slimmer. Apart from being used against wrinkles, Botox is also considered beneficial in jawline reduction. Botox injections are supposed to be injected into the masseter muscles, located in the lower part of the face at both sides of the jaw. When these muscles are large and prominent, the face automatically looks broader. Read more about the structure and function of the masseter.
Moreover, Botox injections can alter facial contour by relaxing the masseter muscles and reducing their activity. After marking the areas where jaw-slimming injections should be administered, doctors inject Botox into the marked spots. The number of Botox units is determined by the size of patients’ jaws, while the results are visible after a month.
Naturally, the effect of these jaw-slimming injections isn’t permanent but wears off after a four-month period. In order for your face to look slimmer at all times, this treatment has to be performed a couple of times annually. The treatment takes no more than several minutes and the recovery period requires patients to refrain from touching the area for at least a few hours.
Dermal fillers are yet another favored anti-aging treatment aimed at improving skin elasticity and hydration, which gradually decrease after a person turns twenty. The aging process commences once the production of collagen and elastin becomes reduced, as these proteins are responsible for providing the skin with the necessary firmness.
Unlike Botox, dermal fillers cause no paralysis to the area where injected. These fillers have the ability to restore the loss of volume and skin hydration. They are available in a variety of forms, depending on the substance they contain. For example, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are designed to perform the same function as this natural acid in your skin.
Calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) fillers, on the other hand, are thicker than HA dermal fillers, used for enhancing natural collagen levels. These are mostly preferred by patients with deep wrinkles and their effect lasts for as long as twelve months.
The injection of dermal fillers takes no more than an hour, determined by the type of ingredients. Since the procedure involves a certain level of pain, providers use numbing creams to minimize discomfort. The use of certain dermal fillers doesn’t require anything against pain, as the product contains an anesthetic itself. Given the non-invasiveness of the treatment, patients can get back to their routine following the procedure.
Lip injections are in fact dermal fillers administered for the purpose of making alterations to the volume, structure, and shape of one’s natural lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common variant used for lip augmentation whose effect weakens after approximately six months. These fillers allow providers to have better control over lip volume, as they can easily control the gel amount.
Another reason why individuals opt for lip injections instead of implants is the gradual progression of the treatment. Patients can have their lips injected on multiple appointments, thus keeping better track of the progress. Once they get the plumpness they hoped for, there can stop scheduling further appointments. The recovery period is no longer than a day, whereas side effects are virtually non-existent. Only in the case of being allergic to the filler’s substances a person might experience an allergic reaction as an adverse effect.
Fat-dissolving injections represent a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, as their aim is to reduce the deposits of fat. Even though this cosmetic treatment is generally performed in the face area, it can also be used for fat reduction in the area of the hips, thighs, arms, and knees. Anyhow, most individuals opt for fat dissolving injections when coping with a double chin.
Additionally, the injection is administered in the tissue where fat cells are supposed to be eliminated. In order to prevent discomfort, a numbing cream is used to cover the area before getting injected, especially necessary in the neck and chin area. It’s normal for patients to experience redness and swelling during the first two weeks but it’s a small price to pay for getting permanent results.
There is no reason to feel disappointed when noticing the first signs of skin aging.
Cosmetic treatments can rejuvenate your appearance while providing a completely natural look!