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Daily Bite: Get Beautiful Skin with These Treatments

June 11th, 2012 by eHealthGuide

Beautiful SkinAccording to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the statistics representing facial enhancement treatments have significantly transformed in the past three years. Among the most popular treatments are a range of dermal fillers, including Botox, and face lifts.

Everyone wants beautiful skin, but not everyone is willing to undergo surgery to attain it. If you want that youthful glow without surgery, there are many non-surgical options available to help you achieve beautiful skin. Consulting a board-certified dermatologist is the first step to developing a safe and effective treatment plan that best suits your needs. Here are a few options to consider:

Laser Treatments

There are several types of laser procedures for the skin. Laser resurfacing can help renew the outer layers of skin using a high-intensity beam. This treatment is performed using local anesthesia to help minimize any pain and discomfort. Another form of laser treatment that can help you attain beautiful skin is called nonablative laser or Fraxel. During this procedure, high-intensity laser beams penetrate under the skin's surface without disrupting the outer layers. As with traditional laser resurfacing, this can be painful so it warrants the use of a local anesthetic. 

Dermal fillers

Most dermatologists feel the optimum age for patients to begin receiving dermal filler treatments is between 40 to 50 years old. These injectable fillers smooth out wrinkles, plump up lips, and erase tiny wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows or around the mouth and nose. Dermal fillers include collagen and hyaluronic acid. There is no recovery time necessary after this procedure and the results can last four to nine months, depending upon the product. 


This injectable is a dermal filler made of  botulinum toxin, and works differently from the traditional fillers. BOTOX® blocks the nerves to the facial muscles, limiting movement in the treated area. By reducing the muscle contractions, wrinkles are lessened and the skin takes on a smoother appearance. BOTOX® injection results last for three to six months. 

Investigate the myriad non-surgical skin care options available in order to maximize your results. Beautiful skin may be only a treatment away.

If you wish to learn more about how to achieve beautiful skin, visit DermaNetwork.org to find a specialist near you. The site offers information on a range of skin care services.

To join a discussion or get more tips on skin care, visit our Skin or Plastic Surgery forums.

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