Anti-aging medicine, treatments without surgery– Explanations : Doctor POIGNONEC plastic surgeon in Paris
Aesthetic medicine among the younger generations between 20 and 30 years old. Young people want visible results that can be quickly adapted to a limited budget. The result must be visible, for example, especially for lip augmentation. The chin must be well protruding and the angle of the jaws.
For the skin, radiofrequency improves acne scars and promotes the creation of new collagen.
What is anti-aging medicine ?
Anti-aging medicine provides targeted non-invasive responses. Medical rejuvenation for facial beauty, it is a solution that aims to reduce the wrinkles around the eyes and mouth or to restore volume to the cheeks and lips.
If there is one fashionable discipline in the field of aesthetics, it is anti-aging medicine! It also displaces surgery for very specific procedures, with non-surgical techniques of which the most requested are injections.
The main treatments in anti-aging medicine !
What are the anti-aging solutions?
Anti-aging medicine can be used to treat wrinkles, scars (including acne), pigmentation spots and unsightly blood vessels, but also to rejuvenate the face, eyes, neckline, hands, etc.
For the man, who carries the wrinkle better injections of absorbable gel based on hyaluronic acid make it possible to sculpt the features: thus, it is possible to erase the pronounced nasolabial folds, to raise the look, to give volume to the face or to fill a cheek a little hollow…
The success of anti-aging medicine is due to its ease of use, its speed, its effectiveness and the instantaneous, sometimes spectacular, results it produces, especially since the use of new volumizing techniques and muscle relaxation techniques with botulinum toxin. It is also less frightening than a visit to the operating theatre and post-injections are mild.
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The technique : it consists of a series of small punctures in the muscle of the targeted area. By blocking muscle contraction, Botox® prevents wrinkles from forming. The injection is painless and lasts about ten minutes. The result is seen between four and fifteen days, and lasts six months.
Dr. POIGNONEC’s opinion
Botox® is very popular because it gives a lifting effect, without surgery, which lasts several months. Beware however of exotic toxins sold on the Internet at very low prices and whose quality leaves something to be desired.– Docteur POIGNONEC plastic surgeon in Paris
Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes – reduces dark circles.
Better known as Botox®, botulinum toxin remains the number one method of treating facial wrinkles. It weakens the muscle and erases wrinkles by opening the eyes.
Information, medical advice and safety
Advice and contraindications after treatment :
Stay at rest, lying down or sitting, as recommended by your doctor, for 3 hours after the injections.
- Do not massage the face into areas treated with botulinum toxin. The surgeon will massage the face with circular movements on the areas injected with hyaluronic acid.
- Do not peel.
- Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Avoid exposure to heat, sun, UV and sauna for a few days.
Sun and age spots, couperose, pregnancy spots, permanent hair removal, pulsed light, also called flash light, can be applied all over the body, especially the face, hands and décolleté. It gradually replaces the laser, because the risk of burns is exceptional.
The pulsed light technique
Several beams of light burn the treated area. It takes about 3 sessions of 30 minutes to see the first effects. A slight sensation of heat and tingling is felt.
Dr. POIGNONEC’s opinion
Pulsed light also has a positive side effect: it regenerates the skin, closes dilated pores and gives radiance. However, it should be avoided on dark or coloured skins.– Docteur POIGNONEC Plastic surgeon in Paris
By choosing a qualified and competent practitioner, trained in this type of treatment, you limit these risks as much as possible without however completely eliminating them. In any case, if you have any concerns after these injections, do not hesitate to contact the plastic and aesthetic surgeon.
Laser hair removal:
Why should it be done by a doctor?
The use of the laser in France must be performed by a doctor in medicine, trained for this type of gesture because it is an act that is not without risks (risk of burns). Moreover, only a doctor can detect a hormonal pathology (hair growth).
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Side effects and complications of botulinum toxin
Complications are very rare, here are the possible known complications:
Some rare side effects may occur:
Side effects are transient. This may include:
- Redness: localized redness at injection sites has sometimes been reported and rarely persists beyond 3-6 days.
- Ecchymoses (“bruises”): bruises are in fact rarely observed in the injection areas and may last a few days.
- oedemas: swelling, most often around the eyes, may develop gradually over 4 to 5 days, then decrease in a few days to a few weeks.
- Sensitivity disorders: a sensation of tension or fixity of the forehead, mouth or neck, depending on the areas injected, as well as a change in sensitivity often linked to a sensation of cardboarding may persist for several days.
- Fugitive ocular or facial pain: such pain has been described in the injected areas in a quite exceptional way.
What are the general complications:
They are quite exceptional.
- Allergic reaction : rash, hives, general allergic reaction.
- Nausal, dizziness
- Tiredness, fever, flu syndrome
- Dry skin or dry mouth.
In addition to these known risks, there are unpredictability of duration and aspects, and finally, exceptional risks, even unknown risks inherent in any medical procedure. All in all, we must not overestimate the risks, but simply become aware that a medical-surgical act, even a seemingly simple one, always involves a small proportion of risks. Using a qualified practitioner ensures that they have the training and skills required to avoid these complications, or treat them effectively if necessary.
Its success is due to its ease of use, its speed, its efficiency and the instantaneous, sometimes spectacular, results it produces, especially since the use of new volumizing techniques and muscle relaxation techniques with botulinum toxin. It is also less frightening than a visit to the operating theatre and post-injections are mild.