In this non-surgical procedure, chemicals are applied in certain areas to remove the top layer of the skin and leave a smoother and smoother surface. In general, so-called fruit acids, such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, are used topically. You can also use trichloroacetic acid, or mandelic acid. Each one has its specific indications. A chemical peel is very effective to remove the small wrinkles that form around the eyes and mouth. It is usually done alone or together with an accompanying surgical procedure, such as a face lift. After a few weeks, you can use makeup again, but for several months patients should avoid exposure to intense sunlight or for a long time to achieve optimal results.
There are different filling materials for wrinkles and grooves that can be their own or synthetic and transitory, semi-permanent and permanent, depending on how long they are in the body. Among the most used we must name: auto collagen fat, collagen of different densities and origins, natural and synthetic hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, Acrylic microspheres It is of our preference among the materials of more limited duration, the use of hyaluronic acid (Restylane) It has different degrees of firmness allowing its use in crow’s feet, frown and worry lines, acne scars, small wrinkles around lips and other facial wrinkles. Profiling and lip augmentation. It is a material that exists naturally between cells. It is considered semi-permanent because it lasts up to one year. Among the most long-lasting fillers, we prefer calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse). It can be used to treat people, with wrinkles or folds in the face, who want a lasting treatment, since it has a minimum stay of 3 years at the injection site, although this duration may vary depending on the patients.
Botulinum toxin type A (Botox® or Dysport®)
Botox ® injections can make the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead disappear from the face. They are microinjections of Botulinum Toxin (Botox ® or Dysport) that are applied inside the muscle that causes the wrinkle. At first, it was used only for the upper third of the face: forehead, eyebrows and crow’s feet. Now we use it on the neck, for vertical cords or platysmal bands, and for horizontal wrinkles of the neck. It’s a very short procedure, it only takes a few minutes. The duration of the effect is 3 to 6 months depending on the patient and the area to be applied. It is a painless procedure, but in the case of hypersensitive patients an anesthetic cream can be used an hour earlier if necessary. The effects begin to be observed 3 to 5 days later and stabilize after 15 days. Small bruises may appear where the injection was given and slight pain. After the procedure, you may feel a headache. Bruising may be more noticeable in patients who have been taking aspirin, which is why it is advisable to stop taking Aspirin before the injection. After the application, you should follow a series of instructions that we will give, including: do not massage the area that has been injected, stay upright, and finally: use the muscle injected intentionally, causing the muscle to contract, this It helps the penetration of the product.