The age at which you can benefit from receiving Botox is a controversial topic. While the majority of individuals who get Botox injections are older than 35, doctors say that the anti-aging treatment is becoming more popular among men and women in their 20’s as well. If you look into that mirror and are unhappy […]
Number of procedures in 2011: 2,619,739 This class of injections use botulinum, a neurotoxin that blocks nerve signals to temporarily weaken or paralyze the muscle causing a wrinkle. Risks include bruising, infection (more rare), and the possibility of affecting nearby muscle groups.
Number of procedures in 2011: 1,206,186 Hyaluronic acid includes a class of soft tissue fillers used to treat wrinkles or facial aging. The compound is injected into the skin – results last for 3 months in “high mobility” areas such as the lips, and up to a year for “smile lines” around the nose. Risks […]
Number of procedures in 2011: 919,802 Laser hair removal often utilizes a low-energy laser beam that passes through a patient’s skin down the hair shafts, disabling hair growth. Patients may experience slight redness of the skin or mild swelling around the hairs and patients with darker skin may not respond as well, the ASPS says.
Number of procedures in 2011: 439,161 Treatment with “intense pulsed light” can remove skin pigmentation problems such as birth marks or age spots. The light is applied to the skin’s surface to change the skin’s melanin (brown pigment) making them less visible. Skin irritation is a potential risk.