Posted on: 4 April 2018Share
With all the advancements in cosmetic medicine, there are many ways you can regain a youthful appearance. Luckily, there are plenty of non-surgical ways to obtain these goals. A liquid facelift is a non-invasive alternative to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. There are, however, many different substances that can be used in a liquid facelift. Check out these three popular options so you know which one to ask your dermatologist about.
Botox is probably one of the best known options for getting rid of wrinkles without surgery. If you choose to get Botox treatments, your dermatologist will inject the Botox into the desired locations. This causes the affected muscles to become paralyzed for a short time, which helps prevent them from contracting, which causes wrinkles. It, however, isn't great at getting rid of sagging. Botox is created from a toxin, but it is made safe to use in humans. However, you may still experience some side effects, such as bruising and swelling at the site of injection, headache, muscle weakness, etc.
Botox is popular because it is extremely affordable, costing between $300 and $1,200, depending on how many areas you want treated. Results, however, don't last forever, which can be both good and bad. While it means you'll need to get frequent treatments, it also means you are not permanently altering your face with surgery. Last, Botox can treat many other problems too, such as eyelid spasms, neck and muscle spasms, chronic migraine, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and many others.
Collagen injections are another popular option. While many women already love collagen injections in their lips, collagen can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen is naturally produced by your body, and it makes up most of the second layer of your dermis. As you age, however, you lose collagen. Injections can return lost collagen to your face, making it appear naturally younger again.
As with any liquid facelift option, the results won't last long. Before long, the collagen naturally breaks down again, and you will need more treatments to keep your results. Collagen injections cost about $398 to $488, so they are an extremely affordable way to make your skin look younger. Plus, because collagen is what naturally makes your face look full and youthful, it can even help with some sagging.
Derma fillers are another option to consider, but there are many different types from which to choose. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular options because it is naturally produced by the human body, making it considerably safe. Hyaluronic acid fillers work much like collagen to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. They may also be good at getting rid of some sagging. Derma fillers that use hyaluronic acid cost about $527 and last about as long as collagen injections.
Another possible derma filler is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is another naturally occurring substance in the human body. This type of filler is usually more expensive because the results are better and last longer. As an added benefit, the calcium hydroxylapatite may help stimulate your body to produce new collagen, so even when your results fade, you may still look younger. Your dermatologist will work with you to determine which injectable derma filler is right for your body, skin, and goals.
If you don't want suffer the side effects and potential risks of surgical facelifts, consider a liquid facelift with Botox, collagen, or derma fillers. The results don't last forever, but they are affordable and non-invasive. For more information about non-surgical treatment options for wrinkles, fine lines, sagging and other aging concerns, contact a dermatologist at a medical office like Jordan Valley Dermatology in your area today and schedule a consultation.