Everything About Botox: Interesting Facts About Aesthetic Cosmetology Procedures

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February 15, 2018 13:35 By Fabiosa

If you are over 20 years old, you have probably observed some age changes in your skin. With age, the recovery of cells gradually slows down. In addition, the amount of collagen and elastin decreases. When skin structures lose a significant amount of moisture, age changes manifest themselves on the face. This leads to a dull complexion, dryness of the skin, and minor wrinkles.

To slow down aging and improve their appearance, many women over 25-30 turn to cosmetologists for help. We have prepared this article especially for women who are still wondering whether they should spend their time and money on botox. If you are interested in what cosmetic procedures are the most effective for getting rid of wrinkles and creases, scroll down and read about the most effective techniques for skin rejuvenation.

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Botulinum Toxin Injection Therapy

Botulinum toxin injection therapy, commonly known as Botox, is a method of correction and prevention of facial wrinkles. Botox effectively helps correct "crow's feet," inter-brow folds, and creases on the forehead. The procedure is carried out with treatments which are based on botulinum toxins. In simple terms, this substance stops the passage of nerve impulses, which relaxes the muscles of the face, thereby eliminating the original cause of facial wrinkles.

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At the moment, the most common types of this rejuvenation therapy are "Botox" and "Xeomin," the latter being a new generation drug. However, "Xeomin" has a significant shortcoming for many women. Its effect is less persistent, and the results of the procedure last 3-4 months. The effect of "Botox" lasts longer - up to a year. But it should be noted that it may take a long time to build a resistance to "Xeomin," so it can be used to combat facial wrinkles for quite some time.

Biomedical rejuvenation and bio-revitalization

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Biomedical rejuvenation and bio-revitalization are procedures aimed at skin moisturizing.

The human body synthesizes hyaluronic acid. With age, the volume of hyaluronic acid reduces in the body, and the skin begins to fade.

Scientists have proved that at the initial stages of tissue healing, a large amount of hyaluronic acid is accumulated on the skin's surface. It is this accumulation that allows the tissues to fully recover. When researchers increased the concentration of acid by injection during the experiment, they noticed that the excess of hyaluronic acid became an impulse for skin regeneration.

Bio-revitalization is a method that makes up for the lack of hyaluronic acid naturally. There are two methods of bio-revitalization: injection and laser. With the injection technique, hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin with the help of thin needles. The laser procedure is performed on a high-tech laser device, which does not damage the skin's surface. However, the second method is less effective than injections.

Biomedical rejuvenation is a type of bio-revitalization. This procedure helps to create an intradermal mesh that plays the role of a so-called skeleton. It reduces further losses of moisture and prevents the deepening of wrinkles and the appearance of new ones. This technique is recommended for women with flabby and fading skin.

Mesotherapy

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It is possible to moisten the skin, increase its turgor, and improve its color with the help of "beauty injections" or mesotherapy. A vitamin cocktail is selected for each patient individually, depending on the needs of the skin. In addition to hyaluronic acid, the treatment may include other biologically active substances as well. The drug is injected into the skin with the help of an extremely thin needle. If necessary, the procedure can be repeated several times.

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Fillers

Many women use fillers to correct small nasolabial folds or wrinkles around the lips. New generation treatments include Juvederm and Surgiderm, gels containing hyaluronic acid. These treatments are absolutely safe if handled properly since the human body synthesizes hyaluronic acid itself. Therefore, additional doses of hyaluronic acid are quite normally received by the human body.

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The effect of fillers lasts from 6-7 months to a year. Side effects of fillers include swelling that can last for 5-7 days after the procedure, as well as a burning sensation. Irrespective of the safety of the treatments used, you should not fully exclude individual intolerance to them.

Photorejuvenation

This procedure stimulates the skin and enhances the production of its own collagen. As a result, the pores become narrower, the skin is tightened, fine wrinkles are smoothed, and the elasticity of the skin of the face, neck, chest, and hands is restored. In addition, the procedure eliminates pigmentation spots (photodegradation) and vascular asterisks (photocoagulation).

Photorejuvenation is a method that has no side effects. The only contraindication is recently tanned skin.

Nevertheless, you should not forget that the effectiveness of photocoagulation is 50% and it depends on the characteristics of the skin. Of course, photodestruction is effective, but it takes time to recover from the procedure.

Laser resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is using a laser beam to evaporate the surface layers of the skin and coarse connective tissue. The procedure is accompanied by deep heating of the dermis with the purpose of rejuvenation and a facelift.

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This procedure effectively helps women treat a number of skin problems:

  • removing wrinkles;
  • getting rid of age spots;
  • lightening stretch marks;
  • removing post-acne scars.

While laser resurfacing can effectively solve the first three problems noted above, the situation is much worse with post-acne scars. If you want to get rid of post-acne scars, you need to consult a certified specialist who will determine how effective the procedure will be for each specific case.

As you can see, there are only a few truly effective procedures. The rest is just advertising.

If you want to stay healthy and youthful for a long time, you should eat right, sleep well, and regularly visit a highly qualified cosmetologist. And, of course, try to study cosmetology yourself if you don't want to become a victim of useless procedures.

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