Some people are simply not willing to undergo cosmetic surgery. That is completely understandable. Yet, those who don’t want to go under the knife may also have a strong desire for a fresher, more youthful looking face. Fortunately, today there are several non-surgical options that offer subtle, yet visible temporary improvements. Additionally, these non-surgical treatments are useful in prolonging the need for a surgical procedure.
Botox® Brow Lift
One of the first places on the face that tends to show signs of aging is the area around the eyes and the eyebrows. Muscles around the brow tend to pull the brow line down creating a drooping look. Botox injections in and around the brow line cause the muscles that pull down on the eyes to weaken and relax, thus allowing the brow line to lift up. This gives the face a brighter, more youthful appearance.
Botox also smoothes the lines called the “elevens” between the brows. These lines appear as a result of repeatedly furrowing the brow, whether through worry or deep thought. It is the repetitive nature of holding the muscles in a particular position that deepens the lines as we age. Botox injections can temporarily smooth these lines creating a vibrant, youthful look around the eye area.
Botox is a painless treatment with immediate results that can last up to 6 months. It is the most popular nonsurgical procedure in the United States. Botox is used to loosen tight vocal chords, eliminate migraine headaches, medically stop perspiration and eliminate muscle spasticity. These uses were in effect long before Botox made it’s way into the world of cosmetic surgery.
Lip Fullness Enhanced with Restylane Silk
The second area of the face that begins to show the signs of aging is around the mouth. The lips begin to lose their moisture, the skin thins out, the lips lose their fullness and fine lines appear all around the mouth.
Restylane Silk is the most appropriate filler for this area, particularly as signs of aging first appear. Like the use of Botox around the eyes, Restylane Silk treatments around the mouth will prolong the need for surgery.
Restylane Silk is a lighter form of Restylane. It is a hyaluronic acid product that attracts water to the area where it is injected thus plumping up the wrinkle or line better and more subtly than other hyaluronic fillers. The sense of having dry, chapped lips is eliminated and a subtle fullness is restored without the overdone look that is commonly seen among celebrities.
The results of lip enhancement with Restylane Silk are long lasting. You’ll experience the more youthful fullness from 6 to 12 months. However, immediately after treatment you’ll experience slight swelling from 24-72 hours, you want to ice the area immediately, and avoid wearing make up for 24 hours.
Whether you are just beginning to notice the signs of aging and want to prolong the need for surgery or you are not interested in ever going under the knife but do want to refresh the face, Botox brow lifts and Restylane Silk lip enhancement treatments are superior options. Always make sure you work with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, someone whose work you admire and respect. While the treatments are subtle, they can go very wrong if not administered properly. Done correctly, you’ll love the subtle changes and may prolong any need for surgery.