Some people say that change is the only constant thing in the world, and that is not true. Aging is constant, every minute of everyday people age, even the world ages. Aging brings changes to people. From the way they think as they mature, the way they present themselves down to the body. As you age, you feel stronger especially in your prime; you can stay up all night and still have the energy to do a whole day’s task the next day. As you grow older, these things change, you get tired easily, you doze off at 10 PM and late nights make you weary. But that’s not all, during your late 20s or early 30s, fine lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions like smiling or frowning and becomes more noticeable, your skin starts to loosen and you feel like the glow you once had is starting to go away. And that could be true, depending on the stress, the lifestyle, and other factors. Another factor that makes a person look older is the reduced volume on the skin. The once perfectly lifted cheekbone for example will not look so jolly once it sags little by little. According to some research generally, a human body decreases collagen and elastin production by a minimum of two percent when you reach 25 years of age and might stop producing elastin and collagen during your late 20’s. However, it doesn’t need to stay that way now that different procedures are available to slow down if not maintain that youthful glow. Thanks to the advancement in medicine and technology, cosmetology now has almost pain-free, non-intrusive procedures through Botox (Botulinum Toxin) and Dermal Fillers to help make those wrinkles and fine lines disappear.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botulinum Toxin Type A or commonly known as Botox in the cosmetic world. Botox or Botox Cosmetic on the other hand is a brand of Botulinum Toxin Type A together with Dysport and Xeomin. These products are used depending on the goal and of course, your cosmetic surgeon’s advice. Botox Cosmetic is formulated with protein, Dysport is formulated with a lesser or smaller protein similar to Botox Cosmetic and Xeomin doesn’t have any protein at all. This non-intrusive procedure smoothens wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses on your muscle that makes them relax. The relaxed muscle then results in a great reduction of wrinkles. If you have not done a botulinum procedure before, your doctor might use a more conservative quantity and will do a few adjustments or alterations to get the optimum result and have it look more natural. The effect will not show immediately so no need to fret, typically the results take 3 to 7 days after the procedure to see the result.
How long does a Botox last?
Typically, the result lasts 3 to 6 months and will depend on different factors such as the part that was treated, the product that was used, and the natural factors. To sustain the optimum result, you may go back to your cosmetic surgeon for a touch-up.
How frequent should you get Botox?
Aging is a natural part of life, so getting wrinkles and fine lines are a part of it. Botulinum Toxin procedure is not necessary, on the other hand, one can’t deny that looking young is a bonus. Unless done for medicinal purposes, it would be best to have the procedure done at your time, schedule, and budget’s convenience. But if you have money to spare, for maintaining that optimum result from your first procedure, it will be best to have a touch up done quarterly or semi-annually.
What are Dermal Fillers and how does it work?
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that is used to add volume by injecting the filler in soft tissues just right under the skin in different profundity in different areas to help bring back the lost volume and help in softening the fine lines. There are also a number of different fillers to choose from depending on the area that needs those fillers, dermal fillers are made up of different substances such as collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA), poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), polymethyl methacrylates (PMMA), and many others. The most common is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a substance that can be found in human skin and over time the particles are absorbed by the body. Due to the numerous numbers of available fillers, it is best to discuss all your options with your cosmetic surgeon prior to the procedure. The procedure is also non –intrusive and results can be seen immediately after the procedure. However, most of what can be seen in the first 3-4 weeks are the swelling, and the product and the optimum result will show after the said timeframe as the filler is then fully fused into the tissue giving that more natural look.
How long does a Dermal Filler last?
Dermal fillers last between 6 to 12 months or 2 to 5 years. This is depending on the filler used, the density, and the depth that it was injected. The most common dermal filler which is hyaluronic acid (HA) is known to have a short-term effect while synthetic fillers tend to last longer. You can go back to your cosmetic surgeon for a touch up if you feel it is necessary and they can advise if another procedure is needed.
How frequent should you get Fillers?
Slowing down the aging process might be great, especially with dermal fillers where you can have your cheeks done this month and your lips the next month. You can also have a scheduled check-up semi-annually or annually to check if you need to have your first fillers touched up. Again, it will depend on your time and budget convenience.
Aging has its pros and cons. As you gain wisdom, having an established career, also takes something from you, your body’s youth. It doesn’t work as much as it did when you are in your early 20s. Your skin starts to become a little dull, saggy, and little lines start to appear. Knowing that procedures like Botox and Fillers exist gives you something to smile about; you have a handful of options available for you, more and more aesthetic medicines are available to choose from. All that you need to do is to choose a trustworthy, reliable, experienced, and qualified cosmetic surgeon to make sure that all procedures that will be done is safe and will exactly be just what you need, nothing more and nothing less.
Aesthetic Medicines in Utah have been growing since the past few years and a lot of practitioners are adding to the list. This profession has been booming in the twenty-first century, but there are things that separate the few from the rest – experience and credentials. These are the two most important things that you need to look for and that are exactly what Dr. Hillary Taggart has. Her clinic for aesthetic medicine in Utah has been a major destination and a go-to place for clients who want to have a naturally youthful look.