Feeling stuck in a rut? Maybe it’s time for a new resolution. If you’re bored with your look or seeing early signs of aging, a cosmetic treatment might be just what you need to boost your confidence and feel great!
Many people think that visiting a plastic surgeon has to be an invasive and time-consuming process. But that simply isn’t true these days, thanks to the effective yet gentle treatments that are available. Here are 5 ways you can change your look in 2017!
Facial Peels for Beautiful Skin
While there are several types of facial peels, they all have one goal: creating beautiful, glowing skin. Peels are typically light– or chemical-based. They’re used to carefully stimulate the skin and get rid of damaged skin cells, revealing bright, new skin beneath. If you’re suffering from any of the following, a facial peel might be a great option for you:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Brown spots and other pigmentation issues
- Dull, dry skin
You and your surgeon will decide which facial treatment is best for you, based on your specific goals and skin concerns. Mild facial peels usually require no downtime but can be just the refresher you need for a great 2017.
Botox for Wrinkles
Botox is one of the most common non-invasive procedures worldwide, and it’s no wonder. The product is safe and effective for treating “dynamic” wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. Crows’ feet, frown lines, and laugh lines are no match for the botulinum toxin formula, which relaxes nearby facial muscles and resulting wrinkles on a temporary basis. The result is a more youthful appearance.
Requiring only a simple injection, many people receive the treatment during their lunch break then get back to normal activities. Botox is appropriate for both men and women, and there are few risks involved with the product. Generally, the injections will need to be repeated every three to four months if the patient wishes to maintain the results—and most do!
Voluma for Hollow Eyes
As we age, our facial volume begins to fade, resulting in unhealthy-looking hollows, especially around the eyes. If you’ve been struggling with this problem, there’s good news: you don’t need to have surgery to fill in those hollows for a fresh new look.
Voluma is a popular hyaluronic acid (HA—a substance naturally-occurring in the skin) filler that can be used to fill in hollow eyes with little to no downtime. As an injectable soft tissue filler, most patients tolerate the treatment very well and see the results almost at once. Injections need to be repeated about every 6-12 months for ongoing improvement, since the HA gradually dissolves over time.
Juvederm for Lips
Ever feel like your lips were too thin or lacked definition? Most people aren’t born with luscious, full lips, but it’s a look most women want. Fortunately, it’s a look that can now be achieved with Juvederm injections. Another hyaluronic acid filler, Juvederm can provide subtle, natural-looking augmentation and contour to the lips, helping to define an attractive “cupid’s bow” shape or simply filling out thin lips.
The Juvederm treatment is straightforward, requiring only a simple injection session. However, because the area is high-movement, results typically last 6-9 months on average. No one should be able to notice your lips aren’t natural—but they will notice a difference in the way you look and feel about yourself.
Choose the Right Surgeon
No matter which procedure you pick, the biggest decision you’ll make is choosing the right surgeon to perform your treatment. To help ensure your safety and improve your results, you should always seek help from a board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Edward Buckingham. Choosing an expert will give you the peace of mind and help you get the great results you expect from your treatment. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Buckingham to discuss your needs, call Buckingham Center in Austin, Texas, at 512.401.2500 today.