Facial rejuvenation procedures have exploded in popularity in recent years, surpassing both breast and body procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The aging process leads to certain changes in the structure of your skin, including collagen and elastin that help maintain facial volume and elastic skin. If you are dealing with aging skin, you may be exploring your treatment options.
Although many techniques have been developed in recent years, nothing beats the conventional facelift when you are dealing with severely sagging skin that detracts from your profile. Not everyone wants to undergo surgery, however, which is why minimally-invasive and non-surgical techniques are growing in popularity.
Botox® is an injectable liquid containing a purified protein solution that is created inside of a laboratory. It can be used to treat so-called “dynamic wrinkles”, as well as helping to prevent migraine headaches. After injection, Botox® will reduce the activity of facial muscles that cause wrinkles like those found on the forehead or between the eyebrows.
Botox® works by blocking nerve transmissions from the brain to the treated facial muscle, preventing it from forming a dynamic wrinkle. Your results should last up to four months, at which point you will require touch-ups to maintain your results.
Dermal fillers are another type of injectable treatment, but they are quite different from Botox®. While Botox® temporarily relaxes the facial muscles to prevent wrinkles, dermal fillers fill in wrinkles by enhancing facial skin volume.
Fillers containing hyaluronic acid are probably the most popular type of dermal filler available right now. Some contains hyaluronic acid mixed with lidocaine within a gel that is injected into the face. Hyaluronic acid will promote moisture retention within skin tissue, while lidocaine is included to ensure your comfort during your procedure.
The length of your results after a treatment with dermal fillers will vary, depending upon the product that you were treated with. Generally, fillers offer significant results that can last up to a year or more. Eventually, the injected materials will be metabolized by your body, requiring follow-up injections to maintain your wrinkle reduction results.
In addition to injectable treatments, we also offer laser facial rejuvenation. You can learn more about our non-ablative options by visiting our center. If you would like to learn more about your facial rejuvenation treatment options, please reach out to us today to speak with the team at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care. We are conveniently located in Olds, Alberta. Contact us today to schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation!