When it comes to looking younger, going under the knife is only one of many other options available. Medical spa treatments are generally quick, efficient and less invasive than surgery. Depending on what you’re trying to achieve, we’ve outline some of the most common medical spa treatments that can be performed to improve both your appearance and certain medical conditions as well.
BOTOX® Treatment in a Nutshell
BOTOX® can be a great way to smooth wrinkles and quickly improve the outward appearance of skin, making it look fresher and younger. One surgeon describes BOTOX® injections as the best way to relax muscles in the face to treat both cosmetic and medical issues in patients. You can think of BOTOX® as a shield between the brain and your facial muscles. When the brain sends a signal for the muscle to make a movement (and this is especially important when it comes to treating misfiring neurons), the muscle will not respond.
Some of the conditions that BOTOX® can easily improve are as follows:
- Improve the appearance of a drooping brow
- Put a stop to excessive sweating
- Reduce the effects and frequency of migraines
- As a treatment for Bells Palsy
- Put a stop to eye twitching and squinting
What about Other Injectable Fillers?
Injectable fillers (also known as dermal fillers) are wonderful to increase volume and fullness to your face. They can target the chin, cheeks, plump lips, and even be used to reshape your nose. They are sometimes injected into the chest area or into hands for a natural and more youthful appearance. A consultation with your specialist can give you the required information on what filler will most efficiently and successfully give you the desired results.
Some of the reasons you might opt for a dermal or injectable filler are as follows:
- To improve the condition of wrinkled skin
- To improve the condition of recessed or scarred skin
- To build volume in the face
- To reshape certain aspects of the face without surgery
About Laser Resurfacing
Another option that we have for improving the condition of our skin is with laser resurfacing treatment. At times age or our environment leaves us with scars, blotches, wrinkles or fine lines or some other discolouration. Laser resurfacing can improve all of these skin conditions by precisely removing layers of damaged skin and leaving you with a fresher and more youthful appearance.
Skin conditions that can be improved by laser resurfacing are:
- Ageing skin that has wrinkles or fine lines
- Sun damaged skin with discolouration or uneven skin tone
- Skin that is scarred
- Skin that has blemishes (acne, for example)
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
If your skin is in great condition but you’d like to get rid of unwanted hair, the benefits of laser hair removal cannot be overstated. During this type of procedure, a laser sends highly concentrated light into the hair follicles, where pigment absorbs the light and subsequently destroys the hair. This treatment provides a fast result and the surrounding skin is left unaffected.
This procedure is especially beneficial if you:
- Suffer from an excess of unwanted hair
- Travel often
- Suffer from ingrown hairs after shaving or waxing
- Suffer from unsightly “bumps” or rash after shaving or waxing
All about Vein Treatments
Many of us suffer unsightly veins, most commonly found on the backs of legs or on our face. Luckily, vein stripping is no longer the most popular or even the most common way of ridding this problem. Laser technology offers a non-invasive and relatively pain free way of dealing with spider and even varicose veins. It is more effective than most other treatments, and requires very little recovery time in the majority of cases.
The most common benefits reaped from vein treatments are:
- An improved and positive sense of your appearance
- Less pain (especially with regards to varicose veins)
- Improved sleep quality
- Increased mobility
Consult your specialist for details on the procedure that suits you best. Your specialist can outline the details and anticipated results from your chosen medical spa treatment.