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We all want to look our best, but things like sun exposure, lifestyle, the environment, and natural aging have a big impact on the appearance of our skin. Even if we wear sunscreen every day and take off our makeup every night, at-home skin care can sometimes fall short. This is where “tweakments” come in. A lot of women are looking to turn back the clock without surgery. Tweakments are small, minimally invasive or noninvasive cosmetic treatments that can help you get the younger-looking skin you want.
Most of these treatments can be done in less than an hour and require little to no downtime, which means you can schedule them on your lunch break and return to work or other daily tasks immediately following your appointment.
Though the results of nonsurgical treatments are subtler than results you can get from a surgical procedure, they can help you look years younger in under an hour. Your friends will notice that you look refreshed and rejuvenated but won’t be able to pinpoint what you’ve had done because the improvements look extremely natural. In fact, your skin might even look so great that you’ll finally be able to perfect that #NoFilter selfie! Some of our favorite tweakments are injectables, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.
According to Royal College-certified plastic surgeon and BOTOX expert in Toronto Dr. Michael Wienberg, BOTOX belongs to a class of drugs called neuromodulators. This injectable treatment works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in your face that cause dynamic wrinkles. It is often used to correct:
- Frown lines
- Bunny lines
- Gummy smile
- Horizontal neck lines
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead lines
BOTOX is typically well-tolerated by most patients. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is a good idea to hold off on treatment. Additionally, BOTOX may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions like heart disease or have a known allergy to botulinum toxin. Make sure to disclose all of this information to your provider before treatment.
During treatment, you may feel a quick pinch, but most patients find the injections tolerable. The entire procedure usually takes only about 30 minutes. Though you can return to your normal daily activities after your treatment, you should thoroughly wash your hands if you must touch your face. You may experience a little swelling or redness, but these symptoms should go away on their own.
BOTOX results take a few days to develop and last around 4 months. To maintain these results, it is important to schedule follow-up appointments.
Fillers are injectable products that add volume and smooth lines on your face. They work by filling folds and depressions from beneath the skin, and, unlike BOTOX, filler results that are instantly visible. Depending on which filler you choose, results can last up to about a year.
Some of the highest rated filler types include Teosyal®, Modélis Shape, Restylane®, Perlane®, JUVÉDERM®, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®. They are appropriate for a wide variety of people and are best suited to treat static wrinkles, those that appear even when the face is at rest. The best candidates for fillers are women and men who are unhappy with one or more of the following:
- Nasolabial folds
- Vertical lip lines
- Thin lips
- Age-related volume loss
- Hollows under the eyes
The treatment itself is almost identical to BOTOX treatments. You’re in and out in about 30 minutes and can continue your normal daily routine immediately after your appointment. As is the case with BOTOX, you may experience redness or swelling around the injection site.
These treatments can be truly life-changing. However, deciding to get tweakments doesn’t mean you should quit your daily skincare routine. Keeping up with your at-home routine will help prolong the results of your professional treatments. Some of my favorite medical-grade skincare products come from the brand SkinMedica®. They are rich with growth factors, antioxidants, retinol, and nutrients. Finding an at-home skin routine that works for you is an essential part of keeping your face looking healthy and glowing.
Have You Guys had “Tweakments” – I have and I am all for them !!!!!!!
Have a Great weekend !!!!