Options in Wrinkle Treatments Abound
There are so many wrinkle treatments on the market these days. They promise big things from little jars and bottles of salves, creams and potions. Like most people you have probably tried at least one kind or another for your little laugh lines or crow's feet. Movie stars and their Botox treatments may induce fears of having procedures done but there is another option that you may not have heard of yet called Fraxel. The fractional laser, or Fraxel is a delivery method of laser therapy and it is being widely used because of its ease and greatly reduced side effects. You won't be left feeling like you are wearing a mask or looking like you've had a stroke.
If you have been looking for real wrinkle treatments, Fraxel is probably your answer. This type of wrinkle treatment is actually a laser beam, only smaller, like micro beams. You will still probably get irritated skin, kind of like mild sunburn with a little swelling but it only lasts a day or so and you won't feel a lack of self confidence after the treatment is administered. It often takes about ten days before your fine lines and wrinkles fade away. Unlike traditional laser treatments, Fraxel doesn't turn red and peel so it heals much faster. In just a few days people will start to notice but they won't ask you if you have had work done, they will say you are looking great though!
Fraxel wasn't created just as wrinkle treatments; it was actually developed for muscle spasms found in such conditions as muscular dystrophy. It has also proven helpful in treating migraines and excessive sweating. The cost varies greatly and usually depends on how deep your wrinkles are and how many treatments it will take to get you where you want to be.Â Some people may need to have the wrinkle treatments done over again about every four months or so, though some people can go much longer between Fraxel treatments. Your own skin will be the biggest determining factor, but sun exposure will also play a role in how long you can go between visits.
For some people with deeper lines and wrinkles, Fraxel may not be enough. For those, something stronger may be necessary. Again this will depend a lot on your own skin type and how much sun exposure you've had. Wrinkle treatments that involve the injection of very tiny needles are often very effective in treating things like crow's feet and laugh lines. Injections can also last up to four months and can take as many as ten days to fully take affect. Injected wrinkle treatments are carefully placed in the muscle, not the actual wrinkle. About thirty minutes before a treatment is done, you will likely be given a topical cream to numb the area before the first injection is done. Pressure is applied to the area immediately following the injection t help prevent any bruising. As soon as these wrinkle treatments are complete you are free to return to your normal daily activities.