As you grow older, you experience a lot of changes in your body. These can be internal as well as external changes. While you can take various medicines and vitamins for your internal health, people assume there's not much they can do for their external health. And this is simply not true.
In fact, there are various facial therapies and different procedures that can help you maintain your naturally glowing and youthful skin and body.
Types of Common Facial Therapies and Procedures
Different therapies can target different concerns. Certain treatments are targeted towards very specific skin problems such as acne or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Other treatments can be more general and target the overall health of your skin in terms of brightness or texture.
Two of the most common facial therapies include botox and dermal fillers. Here's what you need to know about them.
Botox is a pretty popular facial therapy for all ages. It primarily involves injecting a substance made from a bacterium that causes botulism. What these injections basically do is block the signals between the nerves and the muscles.
As a result, the injected muscle isn't able to move even if the nerves are sending such signals. Since the muscle can't contract, it eventually softens, and this allows any wrinkles around it to soften. Wrinkles very rarely disappear completely, and you can only shrink their appearance.
A botox injection can last anywhere from three to six months. The procedure itself isn't very long. It takes just a few minutes with mild discomfort. Besides facial therapies, botox injections can help with other treatments as well such as treatments for hyperhidrosis or cervical dystonia.
Dermal fillers are similar to botox injections as they involve injections and can help soften wrinkles and lines. But these work slightly differently. As the name suggests, dermal fillers involve a doctor injecting some kind of filler in the targeted area to make it appear plumper.
This can help reduce the appearance of creases and deep folds around the face. Most commonly, dermal fillers are used to plump up cheeks or lips. The filler consists of hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, Restylane, and other FDA-approved ingredients.
Sometimes, fillers can consist of your own fat, which needs to be obtained through liposuction first. Effects of dermal fillers are more immediate and can last from six to eighteen months.
So, if you've started noticing certain signs of aging or want your skin to appear healthier and brighter, contact Summit Dental Group to schedule an appointment with us and start your journey towards naturally glowing skin.