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Long hours at work, childcare options, family duties, and other uncertainties can create a worrying environment not conducive to maintaining a healthy, youthful appearance. The first to be affected is usually the face, which provides your first introduction when anyone meets you. You want your first impression to be a good representation of your natural beauty, so why not present a smooth and youthful-looking face?
Initial attempts to look younger may take advantage of simple lifestyle adjustments. Actions such as staying out of the sun for long hours and being certain to apply moisturizer can help skin to remain maintain some of its natural softness. In addition, it’s always wise to eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise regularly, coupled with drinking more water and consuming less sugar. However, when these simple steps prove fruitless, it may be time to consider the wide variety of facial procedures, both surgical and non-invasive, that are currently available. The choices vary from BOTOX injections to facelifts. Each selection has its advantages, and any of them can help you to find yourself suddenly gaining the younger appearance you’ve been waiting for.
Of all of the facial procedures, this is perhaps one of the best known. BOTOX injections are a purified protein that is used to smooth out the brows and other lines on the face. BOTOX is administered directly into the facial muscle, causing the nerves to become restricted and diminishing muscle movement until lines in the face slowly disappear. This injection is quick and effective but not a permanent solution: to maintain optimal results, it must be administered at least three times per year.
Chemical peels are a spa visit away. These facial procedures are treatments in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. The skin then reacts by blistering and eventually peeling off. The "new" skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the older skin that has peeled away. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can also be used to reduce fine lines under the eyes or around the mouth, treat sun damage and aging, improve mild scars, and reduce age spots and dark patches.
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive facial procedures. These injectable fillers are usually relatively long lasting and can be used to plump thin lips, soften facial creases, and remove wrinkles. However, dermal fillers usually treat smaller and more specialized areas of the face, and they tend not to be used for more intensive procedures.
For patients who are looking for more facial rejuvenation than dermal fillers can provide, facial procedures such as facelifts, brow lifts, or eyelifts may be the best approach. Having a facelift is a decision made after consultations with a doctor, and it is very important to get sound medical advice before committing to these types of surgeries: unlike many of the treatments above, facelifts are not reversible. Getting older makes the muscles in your face become looser and the skin less elastic, which leads to wrinkles. If you have lost a lot of weight recently this can also happen no matter the age.
Skin repairing cannot be left to nature alone. Sometimes we have to assist Mother Nature in her course and become rejuvenated through facial procedures that will lead to a natural looking and healthy face.
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