Top Non Surgical Cosmetic Procedures At Dr James ClinicAugust 16, 2012 by: administrator
The quest for ideal beauty and symmetry is neverending. With the advent of modern technology, the range of choices for finding the best solutions to fight ageing, improve our physical appearance and turn back time has significantly increased in the last decade. At Dr James Clinic, many patients opt to achieve their goals by using non surgical cosmetic procedures in order to avoid a long recovery period, possible scarring and side effects of anesthesia and associated medications. These beauty solutions are popular for many reasons. Let us take a look at what they can offer:
Botox injections to correct wrinkles and improve skin structure has been shaking up the cosmetic surgery world for several years now. Botox is actually a trade name for a type of neurotoxic protein that is known as botulinum toxin. It is sourced from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, the same ones that cause food poisoning in large doses, resulting to paralysis. When used for cosmetic purposes, the amount of toxin is significantly reduced so that the patient gets a tiny amount, just enough to aid in the reduction and elimination of a number of cosmetic issues including facial creases, lines, wrinkles and furrows.
How It Works
Once introduced into the body through an injection on the site, Botox blocks nerve impulses and relaxes muscle contraction. As a result, muscles cannot contract and wrinkles, which are the results of these contractions, relax.
Effects: The results of injections are usually visible after about two or three days but the effect can last up to six months. Retreatment may be necessary for most patients as the wrinkles reappear.
Why Patients Like It: Dr James Clinic patients appreciate the relatively quick results and the fact that Botox actually trains muscles to relax. Even after they stay away from injections, they notice that wrinkles and lines appear more shallow and less severe.
Another popular cosmetic clinic procedure that does not require surgery is the dermal filler. Fillers, like Botox, are injected underneath the skin. Fillers are especially effective for laugh lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and marionette lines, the lines that run from the edge of the lips towards the chin.
How It Works: As their name implies, dermal fillers are meant to “fill” the shallow contours found in areas where lines and wrinkles appear. When a filler is injected right under these lines, they plump out the areas, resulting to smoother, wrinkle-free skin.
Effects: Patients can expect immediate results which last for 6 to 9 months.
Why Patients Like It: Dermal fillers offer a quick anti-ageing solution with no downtime. The procedure is relatively painless and the results are natural looking.