(1) Botox treatment is a popular, non-invasive treatment. Botox is the trade name given to a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin A. Neurosurgeons find it useful in treating abnormally contracting muscles, facial spasms and a condition called strabismus (abnormal alignment of the eyes). This substance is able to "freeze" the muscles, that is, to make sure that they do not move.
Today, doctors use it in very small quantities and for good reason, of course. When it comes to cosmetology, however, you need to get complete information about what is involved before continuing the Botox anti-aging treatment. Again, if you decide to go ahead, contact a licensed practitioner, someone who can guide you properly.
In reality, Botox injections do not reverse the aging process, nor delay it. All they do is paralyze the muscles in your face. Naturally, the skin that covers them has no chance to wrinkle and your face appears smooth and wrinkle free. Here's how you get a "younger-looking skin". The negative part of this whole procedure is that you risk losing facial expressions because some areas are frozen.
(2) Now let's see what is dermabrasion. It is an invasive procedure that can be quite painful. The doctor anesthetizes your skin first. Then, he / she removes the outermost layer of your skin by sanding or scraping. If there are scars or tattoos on the surface of your skin, they will all be gone now.
The inner layer is now exposed, like a raw wound. You will need to protect it and take care of it, until it heals completely. But to give you some hope, advanced technology offers methods to perform the procedure with minimal or no pain.
(3) A better version of Dermabrasion is non-ablative microdermabrasion. The technique used here is gentle on your skin. this is called sanding. Crystals of sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide are used to remove the outermost layer of your skin. The peel is well controlled and helps stimulate the collagen tissue. The exposed inner layer heals very quickly.
The more collagen fibers are produced, the more smooth the wrinkles are. You will observe a reduction in blackheads and clogged pores. Even age spots (uneven pigmentation on the surface, giving a dull appearance) are well improved. To top it off, the paws and irregularities of the skin in the region of the upper lip disappear completely.
However, with all its benefits, Microdermabrasion can not promise to achieve long-term results, especially if the lines of the smile on your face or the wrinkles are too deeply indented to be repaired. Sometimes wrinkles appear on your face because of facial expressions (lines of frown on the forehead). Therefore, this procedure is combined with another anti-aging treatment for effective results.
It is possible that you sometimes need repetitive treatments. These involve a lot of expenses and your medical insurance might not cover the cosmetic procedures. Again, a weak constitution can lead to side effects such as nausea, blood clots, severe reactions to anesthesia, or even death. So whether you opt for non-invasive procedures, invasive procedures or complete surgical procedures such as face lifting, discover the pros and cons before giving the kickoff.