If you’ve heard the term ‘non-surgical cosmetic anti-aging’ you might be wondering what is available. For those who don’t want to or can’t go under the knife, more temporary non-surgical techniques can offer effective anti-aging results on a short-term basis. Here we look at some of the treatments available today:
These are injections of filling material placed under the skin to fill in areas of lines, plump up deflated lips and fill out hollow cheeks and eyes. Different to Botox in that they don’t smooth or tighten the skin but plump up the skin to give a more youthful appearance.
Collagen used to be used but nowadays hyaluronic acid is the popular choice. A dermal filler treatment can last anywhere between 6 months to over a year and each treatment seems to get better results. There is some evidence that using hyaluronic acid can lead to more permanent youthful looks as it boosts the body’s own collagen production. For Belfast Dermal Lip Fillers, visit https://www.glamskinclinic.com/dermal-lip-fillers
This is a procedure whereby fat is removed from one area of your body, processed and then injected into an area of your face. It can be a costly procedure but can last much longer, between five and ten years. There is a risk that fat transfers might not last as they can be reabsorbed by the body.
Muscle relaxing treatments
Botox is a popular non-surgical treatment that acts by paralysing muscles. This stops the skin above it from be able to crease and cause wrinkles. It can only work on expression lines such as those caused by frowning or so-called surprise lines on the forehead. It smooths out the skin, making the lines less obvious. It is not effective against sun damage or nasolabial folds on the face. The cost depends on how much you have injected. It’s relatively painless but you won’t be able to rub the area or lie down for a few hours to stop the toxin spreading to other places.
This involves the combination of dermal fillers and Botox. The cost will depend on how much is applied but the effects can last for up to two years.
A chemical that occurs naturally in the body called deoxycholic acid breaks down dietary fat in the body’s digestive system. You can have this chemical injected into different areas to reduce the fat in that specific area. At the moment it is used to target fat under the chin, known as submental fat that leads to a double chin.