It’s been ranked by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as the number one minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. In 2020 alone, nearly 4 million Americans opted for a Botox treatment. It has several health and beauty benefits, but what if you are scared of needles? Good news – there are a few other procedures you can have done that are even less invasive than Botox and require no needles.
Ultrasound technology in the form of what dermatologists call Ultherapy can perk up skin in the neck, chin, jaw, and brow areas and improve fine lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy targets these areas a little differently than Botox – Botox addresses them by way of platysma bands, while Ultherapy does not. This treat also lasts a bit longer than Botox. One procedure will last a year, then every two years for maintenance.
LED technology has gained some traction in the last few years, especially red light. It has been shown to impact fine lines and wrinkles but is not nearly as effective as Botox. To match the level of progress Botox can have on your skin, you will need to treat the area almost every day, or the benefits will fade. While there are many devices you can use at home, know that seeing a professional from PMN Health and Wellness, family medicine in Miami, to target aging in your skin will be much more effective.
Radiofrequency microneedling targets fine lines over deep-set wrinkles. It uses both microneedles to make tiny injuries on these areas to promote collagen production and bring radiofrequency energy into the dermis, further spurring collagen growth and tightening skin. While this procedure uses many tiny needles, it can be a good remedy for those who have a fear of larger needles while still providing some of the Botox benefits.
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