Wrinkle Treatments (BOTOX®, Restylane®, Juvedermtm) Articles

Dr. Christopher J. Assad, a plastic surgeon certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, received his formal plastic surgery training at the University of Western Ontario. Following his residency, he underwent more specialized training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery at the Ft. Lauderdale campus of the Cleveland Clinic, where he learned the latest techniques in one of the hotbeds of cosmetic surgery in North America - Florida.

Are you plagued by dark circles under your eyes or enlarged eye bags? If you’re like most people, no amount of sleep, a healthy diet, or even facial treatments will help to eliminate or reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes or swelling under the eyes that create those unattractive ‘eye bags’. Fortunately, there may be a solution. Restylane injections can be used to perform the tear trough injection procedure which minimizes the appearance of dark circles and undereye bags.

Whether you’re booking up BOTOX appointments or heading off for a microdermabrasion treatment, your age plays an important role in the results of your procedure. That’s what experts at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) conference explained during a discussion about cosmetic surgery for aging skin in 2007, shedding some light on how each decade in life correlates to dramatically different results in most patients.

As more and more people turn to cosmetic enhancements and plastic surgery to improve their appearance the latest trend reports show that age really is just a number. Aging gracefully has become a top priority for baby boomers, especially those who are approaching their 50s – and beyond.

The secret to turning back the clock has yet to be discovered, but improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and boosting natural collagen production are a few ways to take control of aging skin – and maybe stop that clock from ticking.

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.

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.

If you’ve been considering Botox injections to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, you may soon have more options for getting your anti-aging fix. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved Dysport for wrinkle removal, a non-surgical treatment that relaxes the muscles and creates a smoother appearance.

If you’ve been getting anti-aging facials or skin rejuvenation treatments at your local medical spa, you are probably spending hundreds, even thousands per year to keep up with your treatment schedule. An innovative at-home anti-aging device was introduced to the U.S. market in the early summer of 2010 and may be just what you need to say goodbye to wrinkles at a fraction of the cost of conventional wrinkle treatments. The STOP device has been designed with TriPollar radiofrequency (RF) technology, and works by increasing collagen production so that the skin becomes smoother, firmer and more toned.