During the holiday season it is common to want to have a refreshed look. There are a few different options to achieve that. One of the simpler options that are available at most dermatologists or plastic surgeon offices are injectables. Botox injection or other botox alternative options are the most popular medical aesthetics service. These options are fairly non-invasive and have a quick recovery time.
What is a Botox Injection?
Botox is a highly popular injectable treatment in the United States to smooth out lines. Botox -botulinum toxin- is made from a botulism bacteria. It is estimated that approximately 3 million botulinum toxin injections are administered every year in the United States. This is a common treatment because it does not involve any surgery.
How Does Botox Work?
A botox injection works by being injected into the muscle of the face that needs some fine lines smoothed out. The injection stops movement in the face. This reduction of movement is a type of temporary paralysis. This allows the muscle tissue to relax and to reduce the appearance of fine lines in the skin. The injections take about ten minutes to be administered during the service. This injection can last about 4 to 6 months. The most common place for people to get this service is between the eyebrows in an area called the glabella. This area is affected every time we squint and frown, so it often needs some smoothing. The other common place to get this option is in the forehead.
What are Botox Alternative Options?
Alternative options to this type of injectable are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are helpful for filling in fine lines and wrinkles. They are made of collagen. The first dermal fillers were commonly made of bovine collagen. Since the start of fillers, they have come a long way. Now dermal fillers are made from various human and animal collagen sources. There are also non-animal or human dermal fillers that are in the form of synthetic options from silicone and hyaluronic acid. Restylane and Hylaform are new hyaluronic acid treatment options. They are non-animal options with a gel consistency. They are injected into the skin. They fill up and plump up the skin. These options last about six months. Another filler option is Radiesse. This is more of a stimulator that helps increase collagen in the skin. This is a calcium based filler that has a gel like consistency. It is injected into the skin just like the other alternative options. Radiesse lasts about a year or longer.
It is easy to book an appointment for your injectable treatment before the New Year comes. If you book soon, you can easily have a fresh new look without fine lines or crinkles for the start of the year. It takes only a few days for injectables to settle with your skin for a fairly natural appearance. Recovery time is quick and allows for you to enjoy your refreshed look fairly soon. Scenarios do depend on your individual skin type and how much filler was injected. Typically you should request only a small dose of injectables when you first try the treatment. Look into the local dermatology clinics and medical spa options in your area where you can get these treatments. A bit of research and reviews should give you a good idea of how fitting the clinic or med spa is for your facial care needs.