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Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Treatments In Coronado
In the past, turning back the clock meant undergoing the knife and taking the risks that went along with surgery. Today, there are non-surgical anti-aging treatments that are really effective and lack the risks and downtime that surgical procedures carry.
At Peak Health Group, we offer the latest non-surgical anti-aging treatments in Coronado to help you look younger and feel more confident. We use the most advanced techniques to deliver professional-quality and long-lasting results.
One of the first signs of aging is usually the appearance of fine lines, particularly on the forehead, between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” at the outer corner of the eyes, and around the mouth. Professionals have used muscle relaxers like Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines for many years.
Botox is actually a brand name for a drug made from botulinum toxin, the same bacterium that causes food poisoning. When small doses of the bacterium are injected into the affected area, it paralyzes the muscles or blocks the nerves in the immediate area, preventing muscles from contracting. The relaxed muscles cause the wrinkles to smooth out, giving you a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Botox?
Although non-surgical anti-aging treatments are usually safer than surgery, they do come with some risk of side effects. The most common side-effects associated with Botox injections include:
Muscle Weakness near the injection site
What to Expect
If you take certain types of medications, your doctor might advise you to discontinue them prior to the procedure. The injections are given in-office. The doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area for treatments in some areas.
Don’t rub the injection site for 24 hours to prevent the toxin from spreading to other areas. Otherwise, you can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. The toxin usually begins working with one to three days after treatment, and the effects last up to three months or longer. You will need follow-up treatments to maintain the effect long-term.
Dermal fillers have quickly become one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments used today. As we age, our skin loses fat, placing the muscles closer to the surface of the skin. Lines that you were born with become more apparent. The skin on the face also stretches over time, increasing the loss of volume.
Injecting these gel-like substances into the skin restores volume on the face, giving you a more youthful appearance. Treatments help smooth wrinkles, eliminate under-eye bags, soften marionette lines outside the mouth, and plump up thinning lips.
The most popular types of dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, collagen, and synthetic wrinkle fillers. Every type of wrinkle filler isn’t right for every wrinkle. Using the right dermal filler for the job achieves the best results with the lowest risk of complications.
Potential Side Effects
There are different types of dermal fillers even within each category. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular by far, including Juvederm and Restylane. These fillers are made of substances that occur naturally in the skin. They rarely produce side effects, and most are mild when they do. These might include redness at the site of injection, bruising, and the appearance of tiny bumps under the skin.
Synthetic dermal fillers contain synthetic ingredients that are made in a lab. They might produce similar side effects to those caused by hyaluronic acid fillers. One potential risk is the development of nodules or bumps under the skin that might require surgical removal. Synthetic fillers have longer-lasting effects, but they are also more likely to cause side effects.
Collagen fillers work by replenishing the natural collagen in your skin. Injections help restore the contours of your face and restore its structure. The collagen used in fillers comes from either cows or human cells. Bellafill, Zyderm, Zyplast, and CosmoDerm are some brands of purified collagen injections. The results are shorter lasting, but they look more natural.
During your pre-treatment consultation, your doctor will evaluate your area of concern and your medical history. In spite of the minimal risk of adverse side effects, you should disclose your full medical history to ensure dermal fillers are a safe option for you. They will advise you on the best type of filler based on your treatment needs.
Dermal filler injections are given in-office using topical anesthetic. Some types of dermal fillers contain the anesthetic lidocaine to make the procedure more comfortable. The provider will inject the filler into strategic positions beneath the skin.
You will probably notice the results of the injections right away. You can resume normal activities right after treatment. Sometimes your doctor will recommend taking a day off from strenuous activity. The results of your injections depend on the specific product used and the area of treatment. Hyaluronic acid treatments usually last from six to 18 months, while synthetic fillers might last for years.
Kybella is a treatment that uses several injections over a period of weeks to months to eliminate fat underneath the chin. Also known as deoxycholate or deoxycholic acid, the treatment uses a molecule that occurs naturally in the body to break down dietary fat. When injected into the chin, it breaks down fat cells, causing a noticeable difference in the appearance of the neckline.
Once you reach your goal, further treatment isn’t needed. The treated fat cells are no longer able to store or accumulate fat. Kybella is one of the few non-surgical anti-aging treatments that have permanent results.
Potential Side Effects
The potential side effects of Kybella injections are mild and limited to the injection site. They include temporary redness, numbness, burning, or pain. You might also experience mild to moderate swelling that lasts a few days or up to one week.
What to Expect
Like most non-surgical anti-aging treatments, Kybella is performed in-office with the use of a topical anesthetic. The doctor uses a very fine needle which causes minimal discomfort. The procedure lasts only a few minutes and produces stinging or tingling that lasts between five and 15 minutes. Downtime is minimal, but it does vary from person to person.
For many people, non-surgical anti-aging treatments offer temporary solutions until the only option for tightening loose skin is a facelift. Still, many people aren’t willing to undergo surgical procedures even when it is their only option.
Thread lift offers another alternative for tightening skin that falls somewhere between dermal fillers and facelift surgery. The process involves a surgeon stitching up portions of the loose skin to tighten it. Instead of removing the loose skin, the thread lift encourages the body to “heal itself.” It addresses the loss of collagen that leads to aging and loose skin in the first place. The body responds by directing large surges of collagen to the treated areas, increasing the strength and vitality of the skin.
Potential Side Effects
There is very little risk of severe bleeding, bruising, or scarring from a thread lift. It is a minimally invasive procedure that causes mild procedural pain.
What to Expect
Your doctor will advise you on whether to stop any of your regular medications prior to the procedure. Shower or bath prior to arriving and do not apply makeup. You will receive local anesthesia to relax you and reduce your pain. The procedure typically takes between 30 minutes and one hour. Your doctor may recommend taking it easy for one or two days after the procedure.
Contact The Non-Surgical Anti Aging Treatment Doctors In Coronado
Have someone else drive you to the appointment. Follow your post-treatment instructions carefully to avoid stressing your sutures or risking a potential infection. Take any antibiotics that your doctor prescribes as a preventive treatment.
Today, aging is more optional than ever before! Looking younger is safer and requires less if any downtime with our non-surgical anti-aging treatments. Learn more about your options for turning back the clock. Contact Peak Health Group today.