Non-surgical cosmetic anti-aging treatments have been gaining popularity in the past few years, and their use is only continuing to grow. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.7 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2017. The two most popular procedures were the injectable treatments Botox and fillers. People are turning to injections as a safe, effective and financially feasible way to appear younger.
It has never been quicker or easier to slow down the process of aging skin with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Injectables have proven to be an effective alternative to cosmetic surgery. One of the most significant advantages of injectable treatments is the convenience. Why go through major surgery when an hour at a skin care clinic can give you virtually immediate successful results? Most injectable facial treatments take less than two hours to perform, and results can be seen within a few days if not sooner. Injectables also have a minimal recovery period. You can stop in on your lunch break for an injection treatment and be back to work that afternoon.
Though there are many different types of injectable treatments, it is important to choose the right treatment for your specific needs. Injectables can help with a wide variety of common cosmetic issues. Having the skin you’ve always wanted starts with talking to your technician about the right injectable for you.
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment today, with over 6 million treatments administered every year. Botox is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes, forehead and other parts of the face. As muscles in your face move, they create wrinkles and lines on your skin. Botox is an injection into the muscles of the face to temporarily paralyze the muscle. This will effectively create a smoother and younger appearance. Botox results can be seen within two days after treatment. Effects last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. As facial muscle movement reappears, your dermatological technician can retreat the area.
Dermal fillers are the second most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment and another great way to achieve a more youthful appearance. As you age, your face thins out and stretches, causing a loss of facial volume. Fillers will restore volume to your face and eliminate deep wrinkles. They can help bring back fullness to the face resulting in a younger appearance. Fillers can plump lips and minimize creases and wrinkles. The injection is a gel-like substance that is injected beneath the skin. The procedure takes less than a few hours, and results are apparent immediately in most cases. Effects last between 6 to 18 months.
Another common aging concern is spider or varicose veins. As you age, veins age as well and can become weak, large or twisted, resulting in varicose veins. The appearance of these enlarged veins can be eliminated with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is an injection directly into the vein causing it to disappear or become less noticeable. Results of sclerotherapy in small varicose veins can be seen after 3 to 6 weeks. Larger veins may take up to 3 to 4 months before results are visible. Varicose veins treated with sclerotherapy should not require a second treatment, but it does not prevent new veins from popping up.
As with any medical treatment, it is essential to find a quality clinic and skilled technician to perform your injectable anti-aging treatments. Columbia Skin Clinic offers many injectable procedures, tailored to your needs, to slow the signs of aging and help create younger looking skin. Our medical dermatologists perform and oversee each patient’s treatment to ensure the procedures are administered safely and correctly.