you're starting to notice a wrinkle here or a fine line there.
You don't want to look 16 again, but it would be nice if how
you look on the outside matches a little better with how you
feel on the inside.
You probably know you can help prevent further damage to your
skin by applying sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 every day,
and by using a good moisturizer. But what can you do about the
wrinkles that are already there?
A generation ago, when people wanted to combat the signs of
aging, they had very limited options, and most of them were
pretty drastic. But today, there's a whole range of simple treatments
available that can be done right in a doctor's office.
those anti-aging creams?
The shelves at the drug store are full of
anti-aging creams that come with big price
tags and bigger promises. Although most of
these products say you'll see a significant
reduction in wrinkles, there is usually limited
clinical evidence to support their claims.
The fact is, few of these creams contain enough
of the key ingredients to be truly effective
at reducing wrinkles in a short time. For
faster and better results, you need a prescription.
There are pharmaceutical- grade creams, such
that are approved by Health Canada specifically
to treat sun-damaged skin, including fine
wrinkling and colour spots. See a physician
specialized in skin care who can evaluate
your needs and recommend an effective product.
Top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures
In 2003, 78% of the nearly 8.3 million cosmetic procedures
performed in the USA were nonsurgical.
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The latest in anti-aging treatments
You may have heard about some of the amazing new anti-aging
treatments, like BOTOX Cosmetic,
fillers, photo-rejuvenation, and others. But what do they
all do? Well, each works in a different way to give you
a more youthful look.
goes right to the source of the problem, relaxing the
muscles that are the cause of dynamic wrinkles. When the
muscles are relaxed, the creases smooth out.
Dermal fillers, like Juvéderm or collagen, are substances that are injected beneath
your skin to "fill" creases and deep furrows,
evening out the surface of your skin.
such as IPL, use
pulses of light energy to treat broken blood vessels, brown
spots from sun damage and fine facial wrinkling, giving you
a smooth, even skin tone.
The doctors need to have extensive training to provide these
treatments and achieve the best results. However, for consumers
like you, most of these treatments are so simple they can be
done over a lunch break. There is virtually no down time and
you can return to everyday life immediately.
approved by Health Canada in 2001 for the treatment
of frown lines. The product has been used in Canada
for over 10 years to treat a wide range of medical
conditions, even in children as young as two. To
learn more about the medical uses of BOTOX,
treatment is right for me?
Well, that depends
on what your skin
needs. There are
different signs of
aging; so many
people find that a combination gets them the best results.
For example, although most treatments improve the tone
and texture of the surface of the skin, only BOTOX Cosmeticrelaxes
the muscles beneath the skin, addressing the root cause
of dynamic wrinkles. Talk to a physician specializing
in skin care. They can discuss the results you’d like
to see, and the treatment options available to get those
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