Wrinkles and loose, sagging skin are clear signs of aging, which is a completely natural process. Whilst, these new additions to your face are completely natural, it is not to say you have to accept them as permanent features. If you are in search of Irvine cosmetic surgery procedures to help you regain your youthful glow, the team of practitioners at Total Cosmetix can help you.
Botox is a tried, tested and approved method for successfully smoothing skin. Here at Total Cosmetix, we offer Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These injectables are all made of botulinum type A toxin, which paralyzes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to appear.
If you have crows feet, frown lines, forehead creases, a cobblestone chin, or lines near your mouth, Botox injections are the ideal solution to looking younger in no time. What’s even more impressive is that after a Botox procedure there is no necessary downtime, offering and wrinkle and hassle-free solution to aging.
A Botox procedure involves the application of numbing cream and a needle injection targeted at problem areas. The treatment takes just minutes to complete and you can return to your normal activities immediately, or as soon as you feel able.
After having a Botox treatment your results will continue to develop over one to two days. During the next few days after your procedure, the redness and swelling associated with Botox will diminish and you will be able to see the full extent of your incredible results. These results should last for three to six months, therefore it is recommended that you undergo periodic maintenance injections if you wish to retain the initial results.
Similarly to Botox treatments, dermal fillers can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, dermal fillers are made from the natural substances hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, polymethylmethacrylate, poly-l-lactic acid, or autologous fat. Fillers work to enhance facial volume and/or reduce the signs of aging.
Dermal Filler procedures are most beneficial for those who desire plumper lips, a younger-looking appearance, improved facial symmetry, or enhanced facial volume in specific areas such as cheeks. Here at Total Cosmetix, we mostly use Juvéderm and Restylane fillers.
The filler treatment process is extremely similar to the Botox process, involving numbing cream and localized injections. In addition, no downtime is associated with fillers so you can continue with your usual routine before and after the procedure.
Some results are immediately visible after the treatment, however, you should allow one or two days for the full effect to be visible. As with Botox, you may need maintenance injections to preserve your results, although Dermal Fillers tend to last longer than Botox treatments. Therefore, repeat treatments are recommended every 6 to 24 months.
Both Botox and Dermal Filler treatments provide excellent results on their own. However, depending on your particular goals, your practitioner may recommend that you use a combination of Botox and Dermal Filler treatments, potentially in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as micro-needling and laser hair removal.