What are medical aesthetic treatments, and why are they so popular? Time is money. With everyone juggling work, family, and trying to maintain their own life balance, every second counts. Medical aesthetic treatments allow us to perform cosmetics procedures in very quick sessions with almost no downtime. This means that if you’ve only discovered skincare in your 50s, and some of the damage is already showing, you can still erase it within an hour, with upkeep every few months or even years for certain procedures. The most popular cosmetic treatment for men is botox, which paralyzes those pesky lines to create a smoother appearance. Dermal fillers are also incredibly popular as of late and can fill hollow areas as well as accentuate your face’s natural form.
Below we’ll explain what each treatment is, what the possible side effects are, and what to expect. Dr. Nico visits us on Wednesdays and Thursdays to offer you medical aesthetic treatments from a medical doctor, and complete peace of mind. (The following is taken from Dr. Nico’s website: www.drn.life)
The primary use of botox is to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Botox is a neurotoxin. These substances target the nervous system, disrupting the nerve signaling processes that stimulate muscle contraction. This is how the drug causes temporary muscle paralysis. For any muscle to contract, the nerves release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine at the junction where nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the cells to contract, or shorten. Botox injections prevent the release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscle cells from contracting. In this way, the toxin helps the muscles to become less stiff. Results of your treatment will be visible in 4 to 7 days. The effects are temporary, lasting between 3 to 12 months, depending on the type of treatment.
Botox side effects:
Botox treatment is the most effective treatment for wrinkles, but it has some side effects. Its side effects include pain at the injection site, inflammation, swelling, redness, and bruising. Some symptoms may indicate an allergic reaction, such as itching, wheezing, asthma exacerbation, a rash, red welts, dizziness, and faintness. It is possible for the botox to spread a little beyond the intended injection site and affect surrounding tissues. Dry mouth, fatigue, headache, neck pain, bruising, pain at the site of injection, and in rare cases, drooping eyelids or eyebrows are also visible that return to their natural position in a few months.
There are various dermal filler injection options. Most often used is a reformulated hyaluronic acid, which is also found naturally in the human body. These fillers have long safety records or have even been used in other medical or dental treatments for some time now. We all naturally lose volume in our faces as we age. This leads to sagging skin, hollow cheeks, and an aged appearance. Dermal fillers are a safe, reversible way to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance the contours of your face in a way that can look completely natural. Most fillers last anything from 6 months to several years, depending on the type of filler and injection site. Your medical doctor will be able to tell you how long your chosen fillers will last. Results can be immediate. Some people may initially feel that the treatment areas are ‘overfilled’, but once the swelling subsides and the filler settles, the end result can look more natural. Typically there is no real downtime with dermal fillers. Your doctor recommends limiting strenuous activity for 48 hours in order to facilitate faster healing, but you can usually resume a regular schedule immediately. There will be some swelling, pain, and bruising around the injection site, but this will resolve in a few days.
A PDO thread lift is a revolutionary new treatment in the world of aesthetics, but PDO threads themselves have been used safely for decades for various applications. These include treating gynecological disorders or suturing incisions after medical procedures. When used as an aesthetic treatment, there are a few things you should know. First, it mechanically results in instant skin lifting, second, it contracts fat tissue to result in instant skin tightening. Third, it promotes collagen production and neovascularization to renew your skin at the cellular level.
Collagen is the protein responsible for plumping up your cheeks, filling in fine lines, and smoothing out wrinkles. All of this works together to give you enhanced skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and more elastic skin. Some of the results of the treatment, such as skin lifting and some contouring effects are visible immediately after treatment. In fact, your skin may look tighter immediately but may sag slightly within the next few weeks. The final results of your PDO thread lift will be seen within one to two months of your treatment, depending on your age. Your age is one of the leading factors in how quickly your body produces new, healthy collagen. How long the PDO threads last depends on a number of factors, including the thickness of the threads, the quality of the threads, and your body’s rate of metabolism. However, most of our clients have found that the threads dissolved within 6 to 9 months.
Which medical aesthetic treatment is the right one for you?
Feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your concerns about medical aesthetic treatments and see which of the above-mentioned medical aesthetic treatment will work best for you. Most treatments take between 30 to 45 minutes, and aftercare is minimal. Because we charge per unit of product used, each patient’s charge will be different. Our Doctor will be able to tell you how many units you need to achieve your desired effect.
We can’t wait to see you walk out a new, smoother man.