Non Surgical Treatment Options

If you're thinking about having a non-surgical lift, you have many options to choose from. With more and more of us seeking less invasive alternatives, many new options have become available. The most beneficial thing you can do is to use an antiaging product or procedure that gives good results as well as has the least amount of side effects possible.

Some of the newer options include Juvederm injections and Fraxel laser treatment. Let's look at these options in more detail.

Juvederm injections

Juvederm is typically injected into the face. Juvederm is composed of a synthetic hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our bodies. It helps to maintain elasticity in our skin and helps us maintain a youthful appearance, but it begins to breakdown as we age. The injections help to replace this useful component.

Juvederm injections help to smooth wrinkles, remove smile lines, plump lips and generally provide a more youthful and elastic look to the face. Juvederm® is indicated for injection into the mid t deep dermis for correction of moderate to serve facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds.)

BOTOX®

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age.

For more information, see www.botoxcosmetic.com and www.juvederm.com.

Fraxel laser resurfacing

This method of non-surgical lift is relatively new. Taking the method of treating only the affected area, this treatment requires less recovery time and targets just the affected area.

Fraxel laser resurfacing involves the application of thousands of microscopic lasers to help remove age spots, wrinkles, scars and other signs of aging. As it attacks these signs of aging, it also helps to stimulate the production of new and healthy skin.

One of the benefits of Fraxel laser resurfacing over surgery is the lack of downtime required after treatment. Some people however report pain or discomfort. Generally the smaller the area done, the fewer side effects.

There have been other types of laser treatments available to reduce wrinkles, but Fraxel is a more modern version that has fewer side effects a lower downtimes. It's a procedure that's done by a dermatologist, and would require a consultation as well.

In conclusion, these are some of the newer nonsurgical face lift options that are available to you. The most common barrier to their use is often the cost and the time required to arrange a treatment. As with all options, do your own research and find out all the advantages and disadvantages of each option you are considering.