3 Cosmetic Enhancements Worth Considering

No matter how carefully you watch over your physical health and wellness, you may have more trouble combating the natural effects of aging. Many individuals lose skin elasticity and experience wrinkles or sagging as a result, while others develop excess fat deposits. Fortunately, medical spas offer treatments for these issues.

If you've all but given up on the idea of regaining your former trim, youthful appearance, your local aesthetic treatment center can come to the rescue with a variety of minimally invasive procedures. Consider the benefits you might gain from the following three examples.

1. Botox

Sometimes a substance that can do serious harm can also provide serious benefits when administered properly. The drug known as Botox comes from the same bacteria that produces botulism when ingested. As an injectable medication, it paralyzes specific nerves and muscles in the face, relaxing them to soften facial wrinkles.

Botox injections can give you a smoother, younger-looking face for months at a time. Although the FDA has granted formal approval only for the treatment of forehead and eye wrinkles, you can also request the procedure to smooth lines around the chin and nose.

2. Dermal Fillers

Dermal injections can reduce lines and wrinkles just as Botox can. However, instead of paralyzing tissue to achieve this effect, dermal fillers plump up the areas that have lost fat content. They can also help reduce scarring, give your lips extra fullness, or reshape other facial contours to some degree.

Your aesthetician may recommend a particular type of injectable dermal filler to suit your individual needs and challenges. Options may include hyaluronic acid, polyalkylimide, polylactic acid,  and polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA). These fillers can require multiple injections or several months to achieve the desired effects.

3. Body Sculpting

You may not need to undergo surgical treatments such as liposuction just to get rid of a few annoying pockets of fat or cellulose. Instead, ask your aesthetician whether non-surgical body sculpting techniques can remove fat pockets that haven't responded to diet and exercise.

Some body sculpting methods, including the CoolSculpting procedure, work by freezing and destroying fat cells. Other techniques such as laser and red-light therapy take the opposite approach. These procedures heat the fat cells until they break down and/or release their fat stores, allowing the body to eliminate the fat.

Whether you need Botox, dermal fillers, body sculpting, or some other form of cosmetic rejuvenation, you owe it to yourself to see what your local cosmetic treatment center has to offer. If you need more information, click here or visit a local aesthetic treatment center.