Botox and Other Treatments at Medical Spas

by A Aaronson ,  1888 | 2008-12-16

Wrinkles, cellulite and thin lips - that’s what you see when you look in the mirror. You are afraid to go under the knife for a lift and some of those skin treatments sound scary, painful and you really don’t like hospitals or clinics.

Forget about sucking out the fat! So what can you do? You can look into the treatments offered at a medical spa. At this type of facility, you can get treatments like Botox and Restylane in a spa-like atmosphere. Here are some of the injectables and treatments offered at medical spas to help rejuvenate your look:

> Botox- Everyone has heard of botox. Yes, it is derived from a toxin that causes paralysis, but as a skin treatment, it is perfectly safe if used properly. Botox is used to smooth out dynamic wrinkles. These are the ones that show up anytime you show emotion or have an expression, like the mouth and the brow. A tiny needle is used to make several injections throughout the treatment area. The most you feel is a little pin prick.

> Restylane- This injectable is safe and biocompatible as it is made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance the body naturally makes. Typically, restylane is used to treat the lower portion of your face. It is good for smoothing out lines around the lips and under the eyes. It is also good for adding volume to your lips.

> Cellulite reduction- Whether you call it cellulite or cottage cheese, we all have it and it is unattractive. Medical spas offer non-invasive ways of reducing the appearance of cellulite without liposuction. One method uses a machine with rollers and suction. This machine utilizes heat and the manipulation.