Brushing your teeth, you notice a new wrinkle forming on your forehead. Then as you eat breakfast, you wonder when your hands started looking so worn. Don’t worry! There are non-surgical procedures available to help you battle the ravages of time.
In the past, when people thought about anti-aging treatments, they thought of surgical procedures like face lifts or breast lifts. But times have changed! If you’re looking for ways to look younger, there are several very effective, non-surgical procedures available at Avante Laser and MediSpa.
One of the most popular treatments to combat signs of aging is the use of platelet rich plasma, or PRP. PRP uses your body’s own mechanisms to tighten your skin and build new collagen. It has been used for many years during surgery to help patients heal more quickly, and is a common treatment for arthritis pain.
As an anti-aging treatment, PRP can be used for facials, to combat wrinkles and sagging, and it can be used to stimulate hair growth, as well as several other applications.
When you have a treatment involving PRP, a small amount of your blood is drawn, then put into a machine that separates it into its various components. The platelets, which are cells that help your body heal, are concentrated in the plasma. When the PRP is injected into a problem area, those platelets go to work building new collagen, tightening and healing aging skin.
Because the PRP is produced by your body, there’s almost no chance that you’ll have any kind of allergic reaction to it. And since it’s been used in medical settings for years, it’s been carefully studied and found to be safe and effective.
Botox® and fillers
Botox is one of the most well-known anti-aging treatments. It’s been in use for more than 20 years and millions of people have gotten injections. Botox works by blocking the nerves that tell the wrinkle-causing muscles to contract.
A product called Dysport® works similarly to Botox. Both Dysport and Botox have the same active ingredient, though they differ in strength and one may be more effective than the other, depending on the location and severity of the wrinkles you’d like treated.
Both products work best for dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive use—frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet are examples of dynamic wrinkles.
A different type of anti-aging injectable is a filler. Where Botox and Dysport keep wrinkles from forming or deepening, fillers do just what you’d imagine: they fill in the wrinkle. Fillers can be used to make your lips fuller, treat folds like smile lines, and to add volume to your cheeks.
Most fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that your body makes less of over time. Most fillers provide results that can last for a year or longer. The injection that will work best for you depends on several factors, and the staff at Avante Laser and MediSpa will provide a thorough consultation before making a recommendation.
One of the least invasive, but also most effective, ways to fight aging is the HydraFacial MD®. In recent years, the HydraFacial has taken the beauty world by storm, and surpassed even Botox as a treatment of choice for those who want to look younger.
The HydraFacial combines a number of processes in one treatment, including:
- Providing antioxidant protection
The result is brighter, clearer skin with the appearance of fewer wrinkles, lines, and dark spots.
In addition to providing excellent results, the HydraFacial takes less than an hour and requires no recovery time. You can return immediately to your normal activities. It’s also painless; you’ll feel the sensation of a cool brush moving over your face.
Your experience at Avante Laser and MediSpa is tailored to meet your individual needs. In addition to non-surgical anti-aging procedures, the staff may recommend serums to boost your results and help you stay looking young and healthy after your treatment.
If you’d like to learn more about our services, book an appointment online or by phone and find out which treatment will work best for you.