Our culture is obsessed with youth. Only youth is desirable. Once you get “older,” you’re “out.” Everywhere I look, there are these books and articles: “Beating back the clock” – “Ageless body ” – “Stay young forever” – “Banish wrinkles!” – and so on and so forth. Scientists say we could possibly live to be 200, 300 years old. Cosmetic surgery is now so common that you seem out of it if you don’t have it done.
Give me a break! Have you ever tried beating back a clock? With what? And how can the body be “ageless” if it so clearly shows the stages of infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood? I don’t want to stay young forever; I’d be completely mortified if I remain, say, twenty years old, and all my friends turn 40, 50, 60 — would it mean I also didn’t learn anything?
There are many different types of cosmetic surgery and these days more people than ever are exploring what options are available to help them look their best.
Having cosmetic surgery is usually considered ‘optional’ but in some cases it is a necessity. For instance, if your nose has been badly broken due to an injury, cosmetic surgery will restore its shape back to what it once was, or near to it.
But what are the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures done today?
Conventional lasers only use one wavelength, while IPL uses several different ones, depending on the type of machine and the kind of filters used. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is a type of light treatment similar to a laser, used to treat the skin for a number of different problems. It differs from the laser in that filters are used in conjunction with the light to ensure it reaches a specific target in the skin. In addition, the pulsing effect – on and off in rapid succession – means that less damage is caused to the skin.
IPL is used to treat several different skin conditions: –
Many women get upset when wrinkles appear and make them look older than they are. They turn to cosmetic surgery options in order to stay looking younger for as long as possible. If you are considering having Botox injections in Joondalup to smooth out those wrinkles it is a good idea to know exactly how to get the best results. Here are 10 tips to help you.
- Consult with a registered and experienced cosmetic surgeon and only be treated by someone whose ideas are in line with yours. If you don’t like that ‘frozen’ look and your doctor does it will mean that your dream of a smoother yet natural face may remain just that.
For many years Allergen, the makers of the product used in a Perth Botox procedure, had the market all to themselves, at least in the US and Australia. But in Europe there is a competitor whose product is known as Dysport. This has now come into the rest of the world, so if you are not happy with your Botox results, there is another product to try. It does the same as Botox; prevents the nerve in the muscle from causing movement, thus also preventing wrinkles.
Dysport is made from botulinum type A the same as Botox is. In what other ways is it the same?
Liposuction is not a weight loss regime; it is done to remove lumps and bumps of fatty tissue that look unsightly, but it is really for sculpting the body shape, not to lose weight. That said, some weight loss will occur after it because during the procedure fat is sucked out of the body.
After the procedure you will find that there is swelling and some hardness as the body works to break down and get rid loosened fat deposits that were not removed. This can last up to 6 months, depending how comprehensive the liposuction was. But often swelling has all disappeared by 3-4 months. There are some things you can do both before and afterwards to help get the best results from your liposuction procedure.
As with any product that is used on or in the skin, there can be side-effects. One person may have none at all, while the next person could have a serious reaction. Much depends on what the product is and what the person’s genetic make-up or health history is. Some side effects are very rare, but they do exist so should be mentioned, while others are more common, but less likely to be severe. Here are some of the side effects of dermal fillers using Juvederm.
Severe or milder allergic reaction to either lidocaine or the bacterial proteins that comprise part of the product. This can be anaphylaxis at its severest, a form of toxic shock that is life-threatening.
If you have a history of allergies it is wise to avoid using dermal fillers, or at least have a test to see if you are allergic to it.