Today’s nonsurgical options are more plentiful than ever, from quick injectables to more significant resurfacing procedures that require a bit of downtime. So how to decide between them all? Here’s what to consider when thinking about which one is best for you.
- Wrinkle-smoothing injections: These injections are best for dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by the repetitive motion of facial expressions over time. These include crow’s feet and frown lines. Wrinkle-smoothing injections work by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that trigger muscle movement, preventing wrinkles from forming in the first place. At Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we offer BOTOX® COSMETIC to patients from Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, and other areas. You can see an example of its effects in these before-and-after photos of a 49-year-old patient”
- Dermal fillers: These products come in a wide array of formulations to suit the varying needs of patients — and they work a bit differently than wrinkle-smoothing injectables. Whereas BOTOX COSMETIC will have a direct effect on muscle movement, dermal fillers actually fill wrinkles from under the skin with a soft gel, adding volume and softness to gently reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers are especially useful on lines around the nose and mouth, such as marionette lines, as well as sunken or hollow cheeks. As with wrinkle-smoothing injectables, the effect is temporary, as the body will eventually absorb the gel added via dermal fillers.
- Peels and laser skin resurfacing: Rather than focusing on individual wrinkles, these procedures are excellent for creating evenness in tone and texture of the whole face. They can be customised to treat the effects of sun damage and other surface irregularities, such as acne scars or dark spots.