Aging is something we all have to face in life, along with the wrinkles that come with it. Luckily, there are very simple non-invasive cosmetic surgeries that can make you feel much better about your appearance. Cosmetic anti-aging treatments are being used by celebrities and everyday people alike, all over the world, to get that younger and healthier looking face quickly and easily. It’s a process that can help take years off of your face and eliminate wrinkles and sagging areas of the forehead, brows, around the eyes, around the nose, cheeks, around the mouth and on the neck.
What is Botox?
Botox is the most well-known anti-aging treatment drug that has a direct effect on the small muscles that create wrinkles. It requires using a very small needle to inject the serum under the skin and into the muscle directly underneath. The needles are tiny and can be likened to acupuncture and many patients have commented on the refreshing feel of each injection. Once the Botox is in the muscle, the results will take about 3 days to start to take effect, and then about 10-14 days for the peak effect. After that, you should enjoy a rejuvenated appearance with less wrinkles for the next 3-4 months.
What is Juvederm?
This injection is commonly used to remove wrinkles around the mouth and nose, as well as to plump up both top and bottom lips to give you a fuller smile. The process for Juvederm is the same with Botox; a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area receiving the injections 10-20 minutes before the procedure, the injections will be made with a very small needle, and you will be on your way out the door before you know it. It’s a quick and simple treatment that can be done over a lunch break – however the topical anesthetic will keep your lips and mouth area numb for quite a bit longer, so you should feel comfortable throughout the procedure and afterwards!
Is it Safe?
Safety is always a concern. People have been lining up for cosmetic surgeries for many years. When your treatment is performed by a licensed and experienced doctor, you are going to a doctor who takes safety seriously and views it as importantly as you do. Many surgeons “practice what they preach” by having the same procedures done on themselves or their family. Before any procedure, you should talk to your doctor about the risks, benefits and alternatives to any procedure.