If you often look in the mirror and realize your skin suffers from wrinkles, age spots, general dullness, or sagging, then you may wish you were ten years younger–or at least looked it. Aging is inevitable, but with advances in non-invasive skin treatments, you could look younger with no downtime whatsoever.
Options for Facial Rejuvenation
With the number of new skin treatments available, figuring out what is right for you can be difficult, so let us take a look at some effective and gentle treatments to look into. While these are not the only options for no-downtime skin rejuvenation, they do represent a range of outcomes and prices.
By far, the most popular and well-known botulinum toxin is Botox, the classic anti-wrinkle injection, but there are other botulinum toxin products on the market that are just as effective, such as Dysport. These products vary slightly from one another, and experienced plastic surgeons know which brands to recommend for different patients.
Botulinum toxin works by limiting muscle movements that cause “dynamic” (movement-based) wrinkles. It is a temporary treatment that lasts for a few months and takes only minutes to administer. It is an affordable treatment that is a great introduction to anti-aging products.
Fillers are another popular option for temporarily improving the appearance of facial wrinkles, and the formulations are much more varied than for botulinum toxin injections. Dermal fillers do just as their name suggests: they fill in wrinkles for up to a year, depending on the filler. As with botulinum toxin injections, they take just minutes to administer.
Popular options include Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Artefill, and only a qualified plastic surgeon can determine which is appropriate in each situation, as different patients and wrinkles have different needs. Fillers can also be used to add volume to the face for a more youthful appearance.
Pelleve is a great option for facial rejuvenation in people with moderate wrinkling and sagging skin. While it does not produce the dramatic results of more traditional and invasive anti-aging treatments, Pelleve produces impressive results and has the benefits of being quick, almost completely painless, and requiring no recovery.
Pelleve is performed using radio wave technology to gently heat the skin and increase collagen production. Some results can be seen right away, and new collagen production will provide results for as much as 6 months following treatment. Touch-ups can easily be performed to maintain results.
Zo is a uniquely powerful skin treatment skincare line that focuses on both the internal and external skin health. The systems are customizable and can help treat a wide range of problems, including wrinkles, skin problems, discoloration, and general dullness.
An advantage of the skincare system is that it is easy to use, customizable, and works inside and out for total skin health. These prescription-only products are formulated to produce significant results, so they must be supervised by a medical professional.
Your Goals and Budget
Whether you are seeking a quick fix for a big event, or a treatment that will continue to help your skin produce lifting collagen for months to come, there is a non-invasive treatment that is right for you. It is important to balance your goals for facial rejuvenation and your budget. Only you and your plastic surgeon can decide which treatment is best for you, and you should make sure to do your research before consulting with an expert to start narrowing down your options.
Review Your Options With a Specialist
With the wide range of options available, there is sure to be a facial rejuvenation treatment that fits your budget, lifestyle, and needs. The only way to get a comprehensive assessment of your skin’s needs and customized suggestions for treatment is to see a facial plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in performing a wide range of non-invasive facial treatments. Experienced, board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Bentkover offers all of the above non-invasive procedures and more. To meet with Dr. Bentkover at his offices in Worcester (508-363-6500) or Stoneham (617-247-0033), MA, call or make contact through Dr. Bentkover’s website to schedule your consultation. For fillers and Botox or Dysport treatments, Dr. Bentkover will put $50 of the consultation fee toward the procedure if you elect to receive the treatment the same day.