Facial Injectables Ventura
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BOTOX was just the beginning, today there is
a full spectrum of facial injectables that can rejuvenate and - if you
live near Ventura Blvd. in San Fernando Valley, CA: near to Dr. Bahari's
Affinity Cosmetic and Laser Center - even correct your facial features.
Here is the full story:
You are busy fulfilling your many roles as a
provider, parent, spouse, adult child, you name it. And then one day
someone tells you that you look tired. The first time, you ignore it.
After hearing the same remark several times, you look in the mirror and
realize that you don’t look quite as well as you used to; whether you’re
actually tired, or not.
In our culture, looking good, feeling well, being competitive at all
times, and in all areas is a must, so you hesitantly start weighing your
options. Is it a time for a plastic surgery? And that’s when you begin
agonizing. A surgery has many risks. There is the prospect of a huge
expense; general anesthesia; recovery which you’ll have to suffer through
and hide. There is the feeling of excitement mixed with apprehension: will
you emerge afterwards as a younger version of you, or will you stare at a
stranger in the mirror for the rest of your life? There is the prospect of
extended absence from work and the prospect of others scrutinizing the
results. Will they know you’ve had plastic surgery, or will they politely
pretend that they believe you’ve been on vacation? You know that you’ve
arrived at a point when you have to do something, but the thought of
plastic surgery is intimidating with many risks to consider and not just
to your health.
Don’t despair; there are options that address each of your concerns in a
much gentler way. Aging is referred to as a process; rejuvenation can be a
process as well.
What specific issues can be remedied with cosmetic injectables? Well, for
starters wrinkles, crow’s feet, undesirable skin depressions, laugh lines,
the infamous nasolabial folds, and more.
Botox is a great solution for fine lines and wrinkles, particularly frown
lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. It works by temporarily blocking
“communication” between the nerves and muscles in the treated area. This
prevents the muscle from contracting and therefore relaxes the skin which
stops wrinkling. For continuing wrinkle management, Botox treatments need
to be repeated every 3 to 6 months.
Unlike Botox which is derived from a deadly toxin (Botulinum), collagen
and Hyaluronic acid injectables are biocompatible which means that they
are accepted by the human body as its own substances. (Treatments with
Hyaluronic acid and collagen injectables need to be repeated because the
patient’s body gradually absorbs these seminatural substances.)
Collagen injectables provide another option for controlling wrinkles; they
are also used for lip and cheek augmentation. (Collagen injectables are
made of either human or bovine collagen. Both are tolerated by the
patient's body.) Collagen injectables are effective at filling up minor
depressions in the skin.) The duration of positive effects achieved with
collagen injectables varies from patient to patient; the results may last
from three months to one year depending on the individual’s reaction. To
maintain the results repeated treatments are recommended.
Hyaluronic acid injectables are made of a synthetic version of Hyaluronic
acid, a substance naturally occurring in our bodies: in skin tissue,
cartilage, joint and eye fluid. With age the natural levels of Hyaluronic
acid in a human body become depleted causing - among other things - dry,
thin skin and the formation of wrinkles. Such well known brands as
Restylane® and Juvederm® are some of the Hyaluronic acid based cosmetic
fillers. (Juvederm® is commonly used to fill in the “parentheses” which
run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth.)
Injecting Hyaluronic acid filler into facial wrinkles helps to minimize
them. Another important effect Hyaluronic acid injectables create is the
increase in skin’s volume which contributes to a younger appearance.
The duration of results achieved with Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
varies from person to person; the average duration is set at 3 to 6
months, but in some individuals can be as short as one month. With that
said many sources credit Hyaluronic acid injectables with stimulating the
skin’s production of natural collagen which enhances and extends the
Once the aging process has led to the formation of deep laugh lines,
furrows or skin folds, the facial injectables mentioned above may not be
sufficient. Other - also injectable - fillers were developed specifically
for a soft tissue augmentation and can help correct these issues. Such
soft tissue fillers as ArteFill and Radiesse™ can fill in and augment
larger skin depressions.
It has to be mentioned that not everyone is a good candidate for facial injectables, it is recommended that you discuss your health issues and the
medications you’re taking with your doctor before having the procedure.
The benefits of dermal injectables are many. All of them are considered
non-invasive and are performed under a local - as opposed to general -
anesthesia. In most cases, the time required for the procedure is from 15
minutes to one hour at a doctor’s office which makes it possible to drop
by for a treatment during the lunch hour. The recovery is swift and won’t
be noticed by your friends and co-workers. The outcome won’t surprise you,
either: it will still be you but looking younger and well-rested. The cost
is much lower than that of plastic surgery. True, to sustain the results
regularly repeated treatments are needed, but all things considered,
dermal injectables produce a great return on investment.
Are cosmetic injectables a substitute for plastic surgery? No, there are
some outcomes that only plastic surgery can produce.
Cosmetic injectables are however an excellent, non-invasive alternative to
plastic surgery that produces impressive anti-aging and cosmetic
improvements without many of the problems inherent to plastic surgery at a
much lower risk and cost to the patient. More and more consumers are
discovering that Botox, Collagen and Hyaluronic acid injectables are an
effective, safe and more affordable approach to aging. It comes as no
surprise that in spite of the current state of economy the popularity of
cosmetic injectables is skyrocketing while the number of plastic surgeries
performed continues to decline.
That much about the use of facial injectables
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