When you start noticing those little tell-tale signs of aging such as fine lines or wrinkles start being visible, then you know that it is time for a little pick me up treatment. With so many options available how do you know which one is right for you? You certainly narrow it down to the two best wrinkle treatments and those are Botox and Laser wrinkle treatments. These two options offer great results without surgery and both have little to no downtime at all.
Botox is a popular cosmetic anti-aging treatment that has been available for decades. The reason why Botox is considered as a great treatment for wrinkles is because it relaxes the nerves. Once it is injected, it blocks certain nerve signals which make the muscles to contract. The muscles then relax and this reduces the wrinkles.
The treatments takes a few minutes to complete meaning you can go back to your daily normal day to day activities immediately after. Its’ effects however last for about three to six months hence you need to be doing the treatment at least twice or thrice a year. This is because after the 3 to 6 months the wrinkles start coming back again because the muscles start moving again.
Laser treatment is popular because it addresses various skin conditions such as treating enlarged pores, getting rid of brown spots, repairing sun damage and getting rid of wrinkles among others. It works by stimulating the skin to produce new collagen and renew cells.
Patients can return to their normal daily routine immediately after the treatment with a few aftercare instructions. One of the instructions is to protect the skin from the sun by wearing broad spectrum sunscreen. The treatment has little to no downtime.
The results usually appear gradually as the skin takes sometime to repair and renew itself after the laser treatment.
Botox and Laser skin resurfacing are two different treatments. Knowing the right treatment for you depends on what your goals are.
If you are looking for a quick fix for wrinkles then Botox will definitely work for you as it will fix them in very little time.
If your skin could be in need of a refresher then Laser treatment is the best option for you.
Every patient is different and what works for you might not work for someone else. That is why it is important to sit down with your doctor so as to come up with a treatment plan which would work best for you and your needs.
You can definitely do a combination of both treatments if you are interested in treating both aging skin and dynamic wrinkles. The great news is that Laser and Botox treatments are highly complementary procedures thus guaranteeing you impressive results.
You can discuss this with your doctor during the consultation to see if you can do a combination of the two.
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