Do you have visible fine lines, wrinkles, or other facial marks, but can’t do anything about them because you’re scared of needles? If so, this post is for you. In it, we’ll introduce two needle free alternatives that can help you obtain a fresh looking face. We’ll also give you information about expected results. By the end of the post, you’ll have everything you need to know in regards to getting the help you’ve been searching for

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing uses a similar concept to needle treatments. A short, concentrated beam of light is sent to areas of the skin affected by unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, or marks. It gently removes the first layer of the skin known as the epidermis. It then heats the layer of skin underneath to stimulate the release of collagen. As collagen is released, it forms a new layer of skin that when fully healed will appear smooth and full.

Other than being a needleless procedure, the main benefit laser skin resurfacing offers relates to its precision. Because a laser is extremely precise, it enables the surgeon to exhibit a new level of control to the affected area. They’re able to easily target problem areas while staying away from healthy ones.

Botulinum Topical Gel

Botulinum toxin type A is toxin that’s used in Botox. It’s recently been put into a topical gel form to offer patients a needle free alternative. In the gel, the toxin is combined with a peptide carrier that helps the toxin penetrate the skin. The gel can be applied around the eyes, or other areas effected by fine lines and wrinkles. It functions in the same manner as Botox in that it works its way into the muscles and eventually relaxes them.

One of the most notable studies on Botulinum topical gel showed that the treatment effectively improved the appearance of wrinkles on 89% of the patients it was used on. In an interview done after the study, the author Dr. Micheal Kane was quoted as saying,” this unique, painless product could greatly expand the patient population for wrinkle reduction by offering a highly effective treatment option.” This is a promising quote. It’s hoped that future studies provide further evidence for the gel’s effectiveness. As Dr. Kane alludes, it could provide a huge number of patients like you with a real, effective treatment option where there once was none.

Laser skin resurfacing or Botulinum topical gel might be the treatment option you’ve been searching for. As always, it’s recommended that you consult a cosmetic surgeon for additional information. They can evaluate your skin’s condition and determine which treatment option will be best. They can steer you in the right direction, answer any and all of your questions, and address any concerns. Once you make the decision to undergo treatment, you should be excited. A new fresh looking face will soon be yours.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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