Do people say you look tired? Or think you’re scowling when you're not? Maybe you only scowl when you look in the mirror and see the wrinkles that are appearing on your forehead and between your eyebrows. Sounds like it’s time for a brow lift. But that doesn’t necessarily mean surgery. Botox could be all you need to smooth that brow.
You may not be aware that, over time, slight furrowing and frowning are causing severe facial signs of aging. The brain impulsively sends messages to facial muscles to tighten and tense every day. Your instinct to wrinkle is hard-wired.
Botox (onabotulinum toxin A) is an inexpensive, yet powerful cosmetic treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help reduce:
The typical Botox and Dysport treatment time is less than 5 minutes. After 5 to 7 days, you see the effect of a few tiny injections. There is no downtime, but sometimes mild bruising. For such a brief procedure and with the possibility of bruising, new patients often ask Dr. Raval:
Although some view plastic surgery as dramatic, unrealistic, and vain, others—like Dr. Raval supports cosmetic surgeries as moderate, natural, and healthy procedures for patients with the right expectations. In a recent column, Huffington Post writer, Kristen Houghton supported Dr. Raval’s professional view in a natural aesthetic, saying she doesn’t “want to make a drastic change; I just want to look fresh and healthy.” Ms. Houghton, like many of Dr. Raval’s patients, have learned that not only are natural, healthy-looking procedures available with the right surgeon, but also that each procedure is as unique as the patient. Knowing that your facelift, eyelid lift, or other surgical treatment is uniquely your own allows you to see the myth of the “dramatic, unrealistic, and vain surgery.” Through individual consultation and deep expertise, Dr. Raval supports surgery only as a positive option for his patients’ appearance, health, and self-image. Ms. Houghton is a good example of the patient with realistic expectations.
Puffy, wrinkly or droopy lower eyelids can make you look older than your age, or chronically tired. Nobody wants that. Fortunately, we can correct these symptoms, often without surgery. There are treatments for upper eyelids, too, and these can be performed at the same time or separately from lower eyelid treatments. In this article we’ll focus on your under-eye options.
You can choose from Botox or Dysport at Raval Facial Aesthetics, but many patients wonder how to decide: “What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?” There are three ways you can compare the two products:
Botox has many beneficial application areas and effects, such as reduced sweating and wrinkles. Men and women as patients and research professionals are steadily finding new consequences to celebrate. In addition to physical improvements, for example, Botox injections may also apply positive mental and emotional effects. Supported by proper research and personal accounts, Dr. Raval shares why a procedure he performs daily might reduce his patients' headaches and improve their mood.
Tired looking eyes and dark circles are prevalent among men and women over the age of 30 as the facial skin starts to lose its moisture and elasticity once they hit this age. For those who are looking to rectify this flaw and achieve a fresher face and reduce the tired look caused by dark circles under the eyes, the Restylane Treatment is one of the best choices to consider.
Below are relevant facts that potential patients should know before they decide as to whether this treatment is suited for their needs.