The appearance of facial wrinkles, lines, and folds is almost always a source of alarm, particularly for women. Forehead lines, crow’s feet, sagging jowls, and furrows between the brows are nature’s reminder that you’re growing older.
Although aging is inevitable, reducing or delaying the signs of aging have been made possible through cosmetic surgery. Yet what if you’re not ready for surgery? What if you can’t afford to leave work and take the recovery time? Then we recommend you take the non-surgical route to facial rejuvenation! Below is an outline to navigating your way to a wrinkle-free and naturally youthful face without surgery.
Relax with Botox
As the most popular injectable, Botox is approved by the FDA for reducing the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar (frown) lines, crow’s feet (wrinkles in the corners of the eyes), and horizontal lines in your forehead. Botox works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction. Wrinkles are formed by repeated muscle contractions such as when you squint, smile, or laugh.
Refill with Dermal Fillers
Aside from repeated muscle contractions, volume loss is also a significant factor in facial aging. Think sunken cheeks, sagging jowls, and nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers, as their name implies, fill in areas of the face where soft tissue has decreased resulting in the shadows, lines, and creases.
Resurface with Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Laser Treatments
Laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion are ideal for improving the appearance of acne scars, age spots, and superficial wrinkles. Generally, these treatments aim to get rid of the superficial skin layers to expose the healthier, glowing skin beneath.