It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman: wrinkles are both undesirable and hard to avoid. Whether they come from stress, age, or a combination of both doesn’t really matter either, right? The fact remains that wrinkles on the face, often around the mouth and eyes, are difficult to avoid . . . and no one wants them!
However, just because you have wrinkles, doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Your mother may have educated you on wrinkles, but it’s doubtful she clued you in on all of the tricks to make them disappear. From BOTOX® injections to fillers and even lifts, there are plenty of ways to fight off wrinkles!
You’ve undoubtedly heard of BOTOX®, but what do you really know about the procedure?
BOTOX® is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can successfully weaken or paralyze muscles by temporarily blocking nerves. As a result, skin is smoother, and has less wrinkles.
Not only is BOTOX® affordable, but other known benefits have made the procedure widely popular, such as:
- No required downtime
- Results last three to five months
While side effects such as tenderness, swelling, and redness can occur, they’re only temporary, and fade quickly. In fact, following the injection, you’ll be able to go about your normal schedule. Many patients even schedule treatment on their lunch hour. Now that’s convenience!
About Chemical Peels
If you want younger, softer-looking skin, then you may want to schedule a consultation for a chemical peel. A chemical peel uses acid to remove the outermost layer of skin, resulting in a much fresher look, and with fewer imperfections.
More so, chemical peels have been pursued to treat fine lines, acne scares, freckles, age spots, and those undesired winkles that plague the face. However, these peels can also be applied to the neck and hands – not just the face. While the procedure is generally performed on an out patient basis, there are some side effects associated with chemical peels, such as flaking skin, redness, and swelling.
If you are considering a chemical peel, it’s important to note that you will want to avoid sunlight immediately following the procedure, as well as for the next few days. Direct sunlight could negatively alter your results.
While patients with fair skin and light hair are most ideal for a chemical peel, other individuals have been known to achieve both satisfactory, lasting results.
About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are different types of natural-based solutions that are injected into the skin to help counterbalance unwanted lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet.
One of the best and most popular factors about dermal fillers is the fact that the entire procedure is quick, generally lasting only ten minutes. Further, no recovery or downtime is needed afterwards, meaning you are able to go about your normal schedule. Most dermal fillers last at least six months or longer, and can be repeated as needed.
Dr. Ben Lee offers a variety of dermal fillers to choose from, such as:
- Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
- Collagen Dermal Fillers
- Synthetic Wrinkle Fillers
- Fat Wrinkle Fillers
There are some side effects associated with dermal fillers, but these side effects are often minimal and temporary. For example, following the procedure, a patient may experience some soreness, redness, tenderness, or bruising in the injected area, but not for long. In fact, dermal fillers are among the safest cosmetic procedures, especially when performed by a trained and skilled professional.
Dr. Ben Lee also offers microdermabrasion, which is a mechanical means of exfoliating the skin, gently removing dead cells, while promoting the growth of new ones.
This procedure generally involves the application of tiny crystals to the skin, before suctioning them off along with dead skin. Called the “lunchtime facia,” a microdermabrasion treatment takes less than an hour, and requires hardly any recovery or downtime.
Better yet, microdermabrasion treatments are relatively pain-free, low-cost, and safe for the skin. The following conditions are often improved with treatment:
- Mild age spots
- Sun damage
- Facial lines
- Uneven pigmentation
- Clogged pores
- Minor scars
Though signs of mild redness may form following the procedure, this redness will often fade away within 24-hours.
If you’re looking for other options to help get rid of wrinkles, perhaps surgical options, you may want to consider a face lift, eyebrow lift, or neck lift. Dr. Ben Lee has experience with all of these procedures.
It’s true: nobody wants wrinkles. Unfortunately, wrinkles are a part of life, and the aging process. Yet, just because we get older each year, doesn’t mean our face has to give away our age.
Are you ready to schedule a consultation with Ben Lee? Contact his office today by calling 303-770-1379.