We all age, let’s face it, there isn’t much we can do to freeze our faces into youthful perfection. It seems to begin with laugh and frown lines, then crow’s feet, then wrinkles. It’s inevitable for all of us, and for most of us, it is one of our most dreaded part of aging. Facial Aging is a continuous process throughout our entire lives, our major skin changes begin in our 20’s and advances progressively as we gr0w older due to the physiologic fluctuations in our skin and underlying tissue. These changes are most noticeable on the face and neck, places that are exposed to environmental factors that can accelerate these changes giving the impression of aging .
The aging process in the face is accelerated by smoking, genetic susceptibility, emotional stress, disease, dramatic changes in weight, exposure to extreme climates eg. sun, cold temperature or wind.
Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available in order to help reduce lines and wrinkles associated with the natural aging process. Better yet, a number of the top treatments are performed by doctors, are nonsurgical in nature (thus not too invasive), and have excellent results. Botox/Dysport and Dermal Fillers are nonsurgical procedures that reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face, enhancing overall appearance.
As cosmetic procedures go, Botox is a popular option that temporarily inhibits muscle contraction under the skin hence giving it a smoother appearance while reducing wrinkles. It is usually injected into the skin of the face or neck, results are almost immediately evident and last typically three to four months. There is also no extensive recovery time following a Botox procedure. Botox is also supposed to have a number of other benefits for your health and well being- including reducing migraines, muscle pain, and even excessive sweating.
Dysport, like Botox, is made from Clostridium botulinim toxin type A. similarly it also temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles through the restriction of muscle actions that cause creasing and frown lines. It is also administered via injection at the site of wrinkles. Multiple treatments are often recommended for maximum effect.
Dermal fillers are also cosmetic injections that are made of natural or synthetic materials. These procedures are also used to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines through the restoration of lost facial volume. There are a number of several dermal fillers on the market today, each of these products has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Procedures aren’t for everyone, however, these non-invasive procedures are excellent options for slowing down the aesthetic effects of aging. You don’t need to dread aging, as a matter of fact, you can even enjoy it. Just make sure that you choose the option that works best for you.