Anti-Aging Articles

When you’re choosing an anti-aging skincare program, selecting the right wrinkle removal products and services can help you achieve perfect-looking skin.

While BOTOX injections and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane can be administered over lunch hour, most people do leave the doctor’s office slightly swollen and sore.

While millions of Americans continue to pursue BOTOX treatments to remove frown lines and reduce wrinkles around the eyes, injectable fillers and hybrid filler treatments are also helping ward off the signs of aging.

Are you considering BOTOX or other dermal fillers to get rid of wrinkles and achieve those youthful looks? You may not have to settle for injectables just yet; Glamotox offers an alternative solution to dermal fillers and wrinkle removal treatments, an over the counter product designed to imitate the effects of BOTOX without any needles at all. It’s one of the latest beauty treatments made with hyaluronic acid, and the company behind Glamotox claims it can freeze the muscles and provide instant wrinkle relief.

With the economic recession underway, more Americans are cutting back on luxury spending and focusing on the basics. This back to basics approach means many are skipping the monthly facials and scaling back on several cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures to save money for other priorities on the expense list. But is it really time to banish BOTOX from your skin management routine?

Life in your 40s offers plenty of joys and challenges, but when you’ve said goodbye to your days of youth, wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin don’t have to add years to your appearance. From crow’s feet to frown lines, the telltale signs of aging can creep up as soon as you hit middle age; fortunately, there are several ways you can stop that clock from ticking.

Sagging facial features, fine lines and wrinkles, and a dull complexion can add years to your appearance, but facial rejuvenation and contouring procedures may help turn back the clock. Cosmetic surgeons offer several antiaging solutions that can help you maintain your youthful looks, but many people prefer to avoid surgery, opting for alternative wrinkle treatments such as BOTOX and other dermal fillers to enhance their appearance.

Kerry Campbell, mother to an eight-year-old girl was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America earlier this spring for announcing that she administers Botox injections to her daughter to enhance her appearance for beauty pageants. We covered the story here in May, but Campbell recently announced that the whole thing was a hoax. She had originally told Good Morning America that “I do Botox myself. It’s safe,” and that her daughter agrees to have it performed on her because she “doesn’t like wrinkles”.

Certain types of injectable fillers are proving to be an effective short-term solution for getting rid of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Some of today’s leading fillers include Botox, Restylane and Juvederm, but fillers such as Zyderm and Zyplast – that are made with collagen – are also options for those who are looking for more natural results. Both Zyderm and Zyplast facial fillers can be used in several different facial compartments, and can help to fill out finer lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and nose. Also, it is used to enhance the appearance of lips and improve the appeareance of scars. Zyplast is typically used to treat the more pronounced soft tissue defects. Both collagen fillers do provide immediate results. The average cost of Zyderm and Zyplast collagen fillers is approximately $350 to $650 depending on the amount needed.

Sarah Burge has been nicknamed the “Real Life Barbie” in the UK because she has had over $750,000 worth of plastic surgery in her lifetime. This mother of three was recently in the news for administering Botox injections on her own daughter, and for giving another daughter a voucher for a breast augmentation procedure. The book, “The Half a Million Pound Girl”, references the £500,000 it cost to achieve her Barbie-like figure, and highlights some of the key reasons why this now-51 year-old has gone under the knife. The book was written with former journalist Derek Clements and will be released on July 15, 2011.