Injectables like Restylane® and Dysport® can provide dramatic results when used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Wrinkle reduction techniques take many forms. In most cases, the results of an injectable treatment can last anywhere from three to six months (Botox®) or six to nine months (Restylane®). The duration of an injectable treatment will also depend on several outside factors that include the patient's age, level of damage to the skin, and how many treatments they have already received. If a person has received several treatments in the past, the results will begin to last longer with each additional treatment they receive.
Individuals who choose to receive a face lift do so for several reasons. A face lift not only eliminates the signs of aging, it can also boost a person's self-confidence and self-esteem. When a person feels good about their outward, physical appearance, they tend to take better care of themselves in other ways. Face lifts can eliminate unwanted tissue and restore firmness and texture to the surface of the skin, reducing the effects of sun damage and slowing down the aging process. A face lift procedure can last for several years providing longer lasting, more sustained rejuvenation over and above dermal fillers.
Lasers can play a role in the reduction of wrinkles and other imperfections. Pelleve® is a laser that uses radiofrequency waves to help stimulate the production of collagen and strengthen the underlying tissues of the face and other areas of the body. The ICON® laser also works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and other imperfections. Through the use of RF or radiofrequency waves, lasers can perform many rejuvenation procedures without ever breaking the skin. They also provide maximum benefits when it comes to wrinkle reduction with a minimum of risk.