Cosmetic Surgery Dubai

Botox and its kin frequently gets something of a short stick in its depictions within the media, especially where Hollywood is concerned, with people seeking it being portrayed as washed up celebrities, desperate upper-middle-class housewives or plastic teenagers. The results aren’t any more flattering, with freakishly unnatural and stiff faces that can barely form expressions or communication frequently being the order of the day. Frankly, within the fields of cosmetic surgery, it’s up there with fake tan and silicone breast implants. But is this strictly fair? After all, people are seeking it for a reason and it’s still a very popular alternative to face lifts, which is quite understandable when you remember that face lifts are very literally named.

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So what exactly is the truth with face injections? Well, they are a lot quicker than face lifts by a long shot. Most treatments don’t usually take more than twenty minutes, and the results quickly show. Likewise they’re highly affordable, precisely because they take so little time and use up so little resources. That said, not all injections used in the procedure are cut from the same cloth. You actually have a variety of substances used and each has its own pros and cons.

Botox, a name derived from its more scientific moniker of Onabotulinumtoxin A is the most widely used and widely recognised injection used in cosmetic surgery. It works by blocking the nerves within certain muscles, usually within the forehead and brows, responsible for forming wrinkles, relaxing them considerably and smoothing out the skin. It can last for several months, although times vary depending on factors such as age, physical activity and stress. It’s often used in conjunction with juvederm, which replaces the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid found within the skin. In laymen’s terms, it fills in wrinkles and folds in the skin. It can last for up to a year.

Two other injections you’ll find in cosmetic surgery are radiesse and restylane, both of which can be used to help add form and structure to the skin and fill in wrinkles and folds. Radiesse is expensive and is also rather opaquely white -- used too superficially and you can see it under the skin, which is something you want to avoid. So don’t use it for shallow wrinkles. However it forms a structure under the skin that creates a fuller and firmer look to the skin, taking years from the cheeks, jaw line and hands. Restylane, meanwhile, is primarily used on the lips.

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