Understandably, we all want to hang onto our youth as long as possible — but, unfortunately, our society has become far too dependent as a whole on surgical procedures to do so. Not only is that little trip under the knife scary — it opens the door to unnecessary risks and costly mistakes. Avoiding the nip/tuck room doesn’t need to mean embracing aging, though — there are many ways to hang onto or regain younger-looking skin, no cutting or stitches necessary.
Botulinum Toxin Type A
You’re probably more familiar with the common names for this roadway to youthful skin — such as Botox or Dysport. This type of rejuvenator is administered by periodic injections — the dermatologist or aesthetician will inject small amounts of the product into select areas in order to smooth wrinkles and re-firm skin. It is not a permanent solution, but is a popular one due to the nonsurgical option, not to mention affordable cost and the fact that there isn’t a recovery time.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler
Sounds a bit scary, but you’re likely already aware of products like Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, or Perlane — that’s what these are: hyaluronic acid dermal filler. One great thing about this youth recovery option is that the substance is found in nearly every living thing — including humans. The hyaluronic acid naturally transfers essential nutrients to the skin cells from the blood stream — so the procedure, rather than implanting some foreign substance into your body, works with a clinically refined version to enhance what’s natural. Done through another minimally invasive procedure, this option injects a gel into the skin, where it inflates to support the facial structures and tissues, smoothing wrinkles and creating a firmer surface in the process. It typically is slightly more expensive than Botulinum Toxin Type A, but still far less expensive than full surgical procedures.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
If you’ve heard of a Vampire Facial, you’re not alone — Kim Kardashian brought this option to the limelight, and for good reason: It works and has enhanced results. This option is a bit more scientifically complex than the others, but is typically completed in just a few steps. You’ll have a small amount of blood drawn — this is where the “vampire” pet name comes into play, and then I will use a centrifuge to isolate the platelets in that blood and then activate those platelets in a manner similar to the way injured tissue would usually do to heal itself. The final step involves injecting those growth factors and platelets and activating existing stem cells in the skin, tricking them into thinking that there is an injury — this causes stimulates it to tighten up by way of producing more collagen. While there is lots of science behind it, the entire procedure is quite quick, taking less than an hour.
All three options require no more invasiveness that you’d experience from a routine shot or blood draw!
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