Health & Beauty

Skin Treatments: Popular Cosmetic Procedures – Injectables

Time to break the myth behind cosmetic makeovers; learn all about popular facial procedures to attend to various beauty concerns.

There’s a lot of talk about cosmetic procedures from injectables to lasers but information regarding price, recuperation times, and other concerns is not readily available. The lack of information has led many to believe that facial procedures are only for the rich and famous but breakthroughs have lowered the cost, making such treatments affordable and readily available.

Injectables, Speedy Solutions to Turn Back the Clock

Injectable dermal fillers offer the opportunity to renew skin in a short period of time. Fast fixes that show immediate results when it comes to reducing wrinkles and plumping areas of the face that have lost their youthfulness over time.

Relax Angry Frown Lines and Crows Feet With Botox

A lifetime of facial expressions eventually leaves a dent. Some are beautiful, such as laugh lines, but others, like frowning, leave imprints that are not so nice.

Botox reduces muscle activity to eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement. Botox is a good solution for lines between the brows and around the mouth, and to prevent new lines from forming.

Is it safe? Botox is a prescription medicine, as with all medications there are side effects. A doctor will determine whether an individual is a candidate for the treatment based on medical history.

Is the treatment painful? Botox is injected into the face muscles, therefore as with any needle carries some level of discomfort. In general, it’s not more painful than waxing.

How many visits are necessary to see results? One visit, the treatment takes about ten minutes and the effects can be felt right away but it takes about a week or two to see complete improvement. The effects of Botox are temporary lasting about four months. Botox injections can be repeated every three to four months.

How much is the total price per visit? It depends on the area to be treated and how much Botox is needed. People with deeper lines may require more Botox than someone with fewer and lighter lines. On average Botox can cost between £200 and £1,000 per treatment, depending upon the areas injected and geographic location.

Plump Up the Volume With Restylane

Aging causes the face to lose its plumpness resulting in a tired, worn-down appearance. Aging also affects lips that used to be full and lush. Restylane plumps up lips, facial hollows and troughs, bringing back a youthful, refreshed look.

Is it safe? Restylane is an injectable filler containing hyaluronic acid, a natural substance and a major component of the skin. A doctor should determine whether an individual is a candidate for the treatment based on medical history.

Is the treatment painful? Restylane is injected into tender areas like the lips or under the eyes, areas quite sensitive to pain. The treatment also causes bruising, although it disappears within three days.

How many visits are necessary to see results? One visit, the treatment takes about one hour and the effects can be felt right away but it takes about a week or two to see full results. The effects of Restylane are temporary lasting, about six months for the lips and nine to twelve months for other areas. However, the body reacts to the injection by generating collagen, slowly getting rid of Restylane thus reducing the need for additional treatments while improving the skin.

How much is the total price per visit? The cost is per syringe and it depends on the areas to be treated; for example, the lips require only one syringe. Depending on geographical area, prepare to pay between $300 and $1,000.

Besides refreshing a facial complexion, any of these treatments can save money in the long term. The amount of money spent on creams and lotions that cannot turn back the time will be greatly reduced. Instead, using skin care products for their intended purpose: “to protect the skin”.

Whatever the method do not choose based on price. Go to a certified nurse or dermatologist who will inquire about medical history, allergies and will conduct an exam. Stay away from Botox parties or non-licensed individuals. The goal is to look great and that can only be achieved in the hands of a professional.