Types of Treatments

Botox

What is it?

Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is placed in a syringe with a very thin needle. A doctor or dermatologist will then perform the procedure and you should experience little to no pain or discomfort.

Duration of Treatment and Downtime:

The procedure itself takes less than ten minutes for most people. It can take up to a week to see the full effect. Botox generally lasts between three and six months.

Cost:

$20 per unit (20 units average for the entire face)

Aftercare:

Avoid alcohol, exercise, laying on your face, sweating, massaging your face, and painkillers. Your skincare routine can continue as normal 24 hours after the procedure.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is it?

Laser skin resurfacing is when a dermatologist or physician uses an ablative or non-ablative laser to get rid of scars, wrinkles, and even warts.

Duration of Treatment and Downtime:

There are several treatments that need to be done weeks before the actual procedure. Even though you can leave after the procedure and go about your day as usual. The skin will take between three days in three weeks to completely heal.

Cost:

$1,000 - $2,400

Aftercare:

Scabbing is normal, especially along with redness. You should be using a saline-based cleanser and a daily moisturizer.

Chemical Peel

What is it?

A facial peel with an active chemical exfoliant will be applied to the skin. It will help to get rid of dead skin cells and brighten your skin.

Duration of Treatment and Downtime:

The treatment itself takes between 30 minutes to an hour and a half. Healing can take between 2 to 3 weeks depending on the type of chemical peel received.

Cost:

The average cost is $700

Aftercare:

Your face will likely be flushed and skin peeling is normal. Keep skin hydrated and moisturized post-treatment.

Xeomin

What is it?

Xeomin is a botulinum toxin type A approved to treat all 11 lines that fall between the brows, as well as frown lines. It's similar to Botox, however, Xeomin doesn't contain any additives.

Duration of Treatment and Downtime:

The treatment takes between five and 15 minutes to complete. There is no healing time with Xeomin. It will take five days to begin seeing results and 10 days to see full results

Cost:

$10 - $12 per unit

Aftercare:

Avoid exercising and massaging the skin after the procedure. Also, avoid sugary or sodium-dense foods. Spray on a hydrating product to keep your skin moisturized.

Benefits of These Treatments

The benefits range from treatment to treatment, but the majority of them have the following benefits:

  • Reducing frown lines and crows feet
  • Brightening the skin
  • Controlling the amount you sweat
  • Can reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Help get rid of acne
  • Smooth skin

While there are many more benefits, you're more likely to see them if you treat your skin properly after a procedure. Make sure to stay hydrated and avoid massaging your face for at least 24 hours. If you like saving money and want to be connected to a trusted provider, CosmeticPerks offers memberships that offer just that! Did we mention you'll get 20% off the products on their online shop? It's definitely worth checking out!