Skin ageing is an undeniable part of life. While a good skincare routine is enough to keep your skin relatively healthy, exposure to the sun and other environmental effects can wreak havoc on it. The sun’s rays, for example, can accelerate the skin’s ageing process. Add lifestyle factors to the mix, such as smoking or the use of tanning beds, and you have a mini skin emergency on your hands. When your skin needs that little extra care and your daily routine falls short, you can turn to in-office aesthetic treatments to give your skin that added boost. Here are some of the most effective treatments for dealing with wrinkles.
If you’re yet to consider injectable treatments for treating wrinkles, then this post might just change your position. Neurotoxin products such as Botox, Xeomin and Jeuveau, are three commonly used products in aesthetic treatments.
Neurotoxin products work by paralysing muscles around the area of the injection site. They temporarily stop specific muscles from contracting, thereby reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the ones you notice when someone frowns or smiles. No surprise, therefore, that they are called frown or smile lines! They are usually the deepest wrinkles on the face.
The forehead, the elevens and the crow’s feet are some of the most popular areas of the face in which Botox can be used to smooth wrinkles. It typically takes between three and seven days to start seeing the full effect of the product. It lasts for up to four months on the forehead and, on average, three months around the eyes.
As well as stopping muscle contractions, Botox and other neurotoxins affect the oil glands in the skin. The skin texture changes after treatment and often develops a smoother texture, becoming more reflective.
Of course, there are risks associated with the use of neurotoxins for aesthetic purposes. For one, the Botox may drift into muscles responsible for raising and lowering the eyelid, resulting in a drooping appearance. The eyelid returns to normal once the Botox wears off.
Since the procedure involves needles, you may also experience swelling, redness and bruising for a few days after the treatment.
Dermal Filler Treatment
Fillers are soft, gel-like substances suitable for injecting into the skin to add support and make it firm. Unlike neurotoxins that paralyse muscle, dermal fillers look to restore moisture, collagen, and elastin, providing skin with that extra bit of support. As the skin ages, the natural production of elastin and collagen proteins slows down. These proteins are responsible for giving the skin its firm texture and smooth appearance. Fillers are perfect for smoothing wrinkles in the following areas of the face:
- Deep circles under the eyes.
- Lifting the cheekbones.
- Adding volume to the lips.
- Filling up the nasolabial folds.
Silicone and other semi-permanent fillers used to be the go-to options. Better and safer products are available these days. Nearly all the fillers you find in reputable clinics are hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has become a popular choice because it is a naturally-occurring product in the body.
Since hyaluronic acid is a natural product, it decomposes in the body over time. This is great news, as it means the treatment is reversible if you don’t like the results. Better still, doctors now offer a reverse procedure, a hyaluronidase injection, which dissolves hyaluronic acid filler. Within a day or two, any filler dissolves into water if a patient is unhappy with the results of their procedure.
There are some minor side effects to consider before going ahead with dermal filler treatment. Bruising and swelling are common with injectable treatments. Although rare, some patients may experience a mild allergic reaction, bleeding or infection at the injection site. It is essential to go to a fully qualified and experienced injector for your dermal filler procedures to reduce the chances of any severe side effects.
Laser Resurfacing Treatment
If you’re looking to improve your skin from beneath the surface, a laser resurfacing procedure may be your best bet. A laser will heat deeper layers of the skin without causing any damage to the surface. The heat from the laser triggers the skin’s natural healing process, promoting collagen stimulation and resulting in a firmer skin texture. Firmer skin reduces fine lines and wrinkles, results in fewer dark spots and improves overall skin tone. There are different types of laser treatments, ranging from mild ones to the more intensive ones. Choosing the intense laser treatment may lead to a few downtime days.
Ready To Get Rid Of Wrinkles?
Choosing the right treatment for you is not always a straightforward process. Deciding on the best procedure for your particular skin concern is not easy. This post discussed neurotoxin injections, dermal fillers, and laser rejuvenation procedures, but which one is right for you? Book a free consultation with Vinci Aesthetics, and you’ll have a skincare expert helping you every step of the way. From discussing your current skin concerns to choosing the best treatment to get you the results you desire, you’re not alone. Don’t delay. Go ahead and book your consultation slot today!