Years ago, painless facial rejuvenation was nothing but a far-off dream. Technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the last few decades, however, and now patients have a vast array of choices for anti-aging treatments at all levels of effectiveness, invasiveness, and cost. Many patients are looking for painless treatments that complement their hectic lifestyles, and fortunately, options like this do exist today. If you do not subscribe to the old saying “no pain, no gain”, then read on to learn more about some virtually painless, yet effective options for facial rejuvenation.
ZO Skin Care System
Healthy skin starts from the inside out, and the idea behind the ZO system is comprehensive care both internally and externally. ZO is a line of prescription skin care products designed to improve skin health, tone, texture, sun damage, discoloration, and signs of aging. While the results ZO produces are not as significant as more invasive methods for skin treatment, they are often quite impressive.
The benefits of ZO include the totally non-invasive nature of the treatment, as well as its versatility and custom results. A combination of products is prescribed to suit each patient’s needs exactly, and dosing is precise. ZO is a great choice for people who want to improve overall skin health and seek alternatives to temporary treatments such as Botox.
With age, wrinkles appear, sagging begins to occur, and skin starts to lose elasticity. A great way to combat these signs of aging is with Pelleve, a nearly painless procedure that stimulates the body to produce more natural collagen and increase elasticity for lift and increased volume.
Pelleve´ is a gentle procedure that takes under an hour and requires no anesthesia. Using radiowave technology, heat is used to encourage the deep layers of skin to produce collagen. The anti-aging benefits of this continue for up to six months. Some patients may need more than one treatment to attain desired results. Patients can expect subtle lift, softening of wrinkles, and firmer skin.
Botox & Dermal Fillers
The most popular non-invasive treatments in the United States, injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers are often the top choice for people new to rejuvenation or those looking for a quick pick-me-up before a big event. The demographics surrounding Botox have grown considerably, to include more men and young people. Dermal fillers are helpful for filling in wrinkles and, in some cases, creating the appearance of restored volume in the face.
Injectable treatments take only minutes to administer, and allow the patient to return to normal activities right away. There are very few side effects, and the results are immediate. These treatments are often used in conjunction with other treatments in order to get the best results for the patient.
The Bottom Line
While it is true that to get really dramatic results, you need to undergo more invasive treatments, and possibly even surgery (such as a face lift), the procedures discussed above are great solutions for people with on-the-go lifestyles, those whose signs of aging are still limited or want subtle improvement, and people who do not want to deal with the discomfort and expense of a more heavy duty procedure. There is a level of anti-aging treatment for everyone!
Talk to an Expert
Though none of these treatments involve surgery, there is still room for error in the process of providing them, and they should be administered by an expert. You should always consult with an experienced aesthetic surgeon who is skilled at administering a wide range of facial treatments so you can get a treatment plan that is perfect for you.
If you are looking for advice and treatment you can trust in the Boston area, come to Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester(508-363-6500) or Stoneham(617-247-0033), MA to consult with board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Bentkover. Dr. Bentkover offers a wide range of facial procedures and can help you look as young as you feel. Call either location today to schedule your consultation. Depending on the procedure or products, you could get a portion of your consultation fee credited toward your procedure/purchase.