Non-surgical cosmetic procedures

There are two common non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to address signs of aging, particularly in the face. 

  1. Injections into specific facial muscles, that temporarily blocks nerve signals, which relaxes the muscles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines between the eyebrows.

The effects of these injections typically last for several months, and subsequent injections are required to maintain the results. It’s important to note that this treatment primarily addresses dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements, rather than static wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of volume.

  1. Injectable substances that add volume to areas of the face, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They are commonly used to address static wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds (lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth downwards), and to plump the lips.

These are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and volume. The filler is injected into the targeted areas, providing immediate volume and filling in wrinkles or hollow areas. The results can last several months to over a year, depending on the specific filler used and individual factors.

It’s important to consult with a qualified medical professional or cosmetic dermatologist to discuss your specific concerns, treatment options, potential risks, and expected outcomes before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.