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"To stab or not to prick?" Is a question that at some point begins to torment many of us. On the one hand, it is tempting, on the other - scary. We are talking about cosmetic procedures, if that. WH decided to find out what to be afraid of, and what not.

Injection of botulinum toxin

In general, Botox is the name of a specific drug of Allergan (USA) with the content of botulinum toxin type A. It just became a household name, like a xerox or diapers. In addition to Botox, three analogues are allowed in Russia: Dysport (Ipsen, France), Lantox (LIBP, PRC) and Xeomin (Merz Aesthetics, Germany).

Botox And Not Only
Botox And Not Only

Botulinum toxin A is a muscle relaxant, that is, a substance that causes muscle relaxation. Thanks to this, wrinkles are smoothed out. Injections are made in the forehead, the space between the eyebrows, the zone around the eyes is treated, the corners of the lips. And with the help of botox, you can remove the "rabbit" wrinkles on the nose.

WHO NEEDS IT? 
Let's start with the main thing: wrinkles - this is not a disease. And in general the idea of ​​beauty is different for everyone. Therefore, the question whether to use botox or not is purely aesthetic. "Many women about 30 are recommended to use BT-A drugs, but it is not necessary to do the procedure for preventive purposes," explained Julia Stikhalskaya, the leading cosmetician of the Esthetic Clinic Esthetic Surgery Center.

The duration of the effect is individual - from four to six months. "With the periodic use of BT-A drugs, the musculature of the face is not used to work actively. When the period of action of the drug ends, facial expression is restored to almost the same volume, but the wrinkles laid earlier still become less pronounced, "Yulia reassures those who are afraid that after botox will remain stubborn for ever.

Pros: 
There are several studies that prove that cosmetic injections of botulinum toxin A help fight depression. First, patients like their reflection in the mirror. And secondly, not being able to express negative emotions because of the immobility of the muscles, people experience less of them!

It would be nice to introduce compulsory botulinization to some people - the world would definitely become better. And botox reduces headaches. Of course, if your face is smooth, like a ruddy bun, the beautician will not make an injection, but it is noticed: after correction of wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyebrows, the frequency of migraine attacks decreases.

Against: 
"How will I keep the subordinates now in fear?" Cried one serious lady to the beautician. "I can not even frown my forehead!" The specialist, in response, wanted to sarcastically raise an eyebrow, hinting that raising his voice and intimidating people was not necessary, but she did not get it - her forehead was also stabbed.

In fact, stone faces, like Nicole Kidman, have long been out of fashion. "The preservation of the individuality of mimicry is one of the indicators of the professionalism of the doctor-cosmetologist. After applying BT-A drugs, the face should look young, without mimic wrinkles, and most importantly, without the effect of face mask, "explains Yuliya Stikhalskaya.

Price: 
In Moscow, the price of BT-A drugs varies from 3.546 to 8.87 Dollar . per unit of the drug. On average, a patient can spend from 177.30 to 354.60 Dollar per procedure.

Biorevitalization

This procedure involves the introduction of high molecular weight unmodified hyaluronic acid into the skin, that is, a powerful moisturizer. In the body, "hyaluronic" binds the fluid in the intercellular spaces, participates in the distribution of water through the tissues. "The procedures on the hands and in the décolleté zone are very much in demand. The skin of the elbows is also gratefully responded to biorevitalization, "says Lyudmila Kamelina, dermatovenereologist, cosmetologist, biorevitalization coach, specialist at the Danishchuk Clinic.

Botox And Not Only
Botox And Not Only

WHO NEEDS IT? 
During the procedure, the doctor treats the face with a very thin needle, injecting the drug under the skin. The resulting papules are similar to the frog pimples. But believe me, very soon you will turn from an amphibian into a princess. "The drug completely repeats the natural way of decomposition of its own hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin permanently becomes elastic and moisturized. Papules after the procedure are held for two to three days, "- explains Lyudmila Kamelina.

For: 
Biorevitalization begins to do with the appearance of signs of photodamage of the skin: dryness, fine wrinkles around the eyes. The effect of this procedure is very pronounced, but quite natural. If no one has seen you with pimples on your face, you will not even guess that you were with a cosmetologist. Everyone will ask where you are so well rested and not in love.

Cons: 
Perhaps one of the rare procedures from which there is no harm. Only good. Of course, after injections a couple of days have to play the heroine of the movie "Bell", hiding behind the hair, but this is the only inconvenience.

Price: 
One procedure costs about 7000 rub., For the expressed effect it is necessary to make two-three.

Chemical peeling

It's simple: you put acid on your face, the skin first flakes off, and then it's refreshed. "All chemical peels are divided into several categories depending on the active components and the depth of impact. It is possible to single out the exfoliation procedures on the basis of fruit acids and keratolytic acids, and also surface, surface-median and median. Surface peelings Enerpeel based on salicylic, glycolic and pyruvic acids are used in the treatment of acne.

More intensive keratolytic compounds are recommended for the treatment of signs of skin aging at an older age, "explains Julia Konkova, dermatocosmetologist, MD, leading specialist in modern biorevitalization programs, coach of Maruga Cosmetics. Is acid and face a little anxious combination? Do not be afraid, it's tolerable (you can feel a slight tingling and fever) and it's safe (if you're in the doctor's office, and not at the self-taught specialist's home).

WHO NEEDS IT? 
If wrinkles are a private matter for everyone, then it's rather difficult to talk about the charm of acne. Peelings can cope with both acne and traces of them. In addition, they successfully combat age-related changes, make the skin more light, even, taut and healthy.

For: 
With modern ecology, it is impossible to cleanse the skin by simply washing it. In addition, peelings are not only cleaned, but also stimulate its renewal. And they help to cope with pigment spots and enlarged pores.

Against: 
To the result pleased, the peelings must be prepared, and then strictly follow the recommendations of the doctor. For example, light surface treatments can be done all year round, but on condition that you will use a sunscreen (even if the window is a frowning gray horror-horror).

"The most intensive peelings, which are accompanied by severe ecdysis (Enerpeel TCA 25%, 40%), it is recommended to spend in the autumn-winter period, - warns Yulia Konkova. - Before starting the course, the doctor should develop a program of home care products to prepare the skin for the penetration of chemical agents and ensure the maximum effectiveness and safety of the procedure. Similar remedies are recommended after peeling. " If you do not comply with these rules, the skin may remain scarring and pigmentation spots.

Price: 
Surface glycol peeling - 39.01-44.32 Dollar. for the procedure, the median TCA - 62.05-115.24 Dollar. Delicate "waste" peelings, as a rule, are done every seven to ten days. Intensive sessions are less frequent, approximately every three to four weeks.

Cosmetics or procedures?

Elena Zhigunova, expert of Lancôme:

1 - It is not possible to find an equivalent replacement for cosmetic procedures such as injections of botulinum toxin and chemical peeling in superficial skin care today (in a professional environment dermatologists call cosmetics for home use.). Any honest cosmetician or seller will tell you that most procedures and cosmetics can complement each other, and not replace.

Botox And Not Only
Botox And Not Only

Take the same Botox. Here the active substance acts at the level of the muscles: they cease to receive nerve impulses and therefore are immobilized. This injection is best demonstrated in the forehead region. People who are rejuvenated for many years with Botox, not only get rid of wrinkles, but also gradually become unconscious of frowning.
No anti-aging agent for home care does not work at the muscle level, remember this. Yes, beauty brands are trying to find ingredients that work in a similar way, but no other corporation has really succeeded.

2 - Visible anti-aging effect is provided by means of retinol (vitamin A). However, in a high concentration this component is used only by dermatologists. In household lines there are many means with retinol, but its concentration there is much lower.
Remember, these drugs often cause allergic reactions and do not fit girls with sensitive skin. I'm sure that with the discovery of the molecule LR2412 products with retinol will lose popularity: the products with LR2412 do not cause allergies, they can be used for the eye area, the ability of this particle to penetrate the skin is four times greater than the talent of vitamin A.

3 - Until recently, to smooth the surface of the skin and eliminate pigmentation spots with the help of cosmetics, we bought products containing glycolic, salicylic and other acids. At their work, professional chemical peeling is also being built. Only in the cabin acids are used where in high concentrations.
Salon procedures are divided into three groups: superficial, medial and deep. Home peeling can only be compared in part to a superficial salon. If you use drugs with acids, a slight tingling and redness of the skin is completely permissible, most importantly, that they have passed within 3-4 minutes after application.

4 - As for biorevitalization, you should remember that this procedure, unlike botox, is painful, leaving bruises. In my opinion, those who are afraid of needles, it is better to replace it with means with hyaluronic acid or with Pro-Xylane TM (Pro-XylaneTM). Regular use of such products, delicate salon procedures - and the skin will remain young for a long time without revitalization.
A few words about creams, which are positioned as fillers, wrinkle fillers. As a rule, they contain two types of components: active substances that penetrate the skin and enhance the production of collagen, and shimmering microgranules that remain on the surface and fill (hence the name) irregularities and wrinkles, creating an optical effect of smooth skin. With salon fillers, these funds combine only the name, because the first (collagen, hyaluronic acid or special gels) are injected under the skin and act from the inside.

Botox And Not Only

"To stab or not to prick?" Is a question that at some point begins to torment many of us. On the one hand, it is tempting, on the other - scary. We are talking about cosmetic procedures, if that. WH decided to find out what to be afraid of, and what not.

Injection of botulinum toxin

In general, Botox is the name of a specific drug of Allergan (USA) with the content of botulinum toxin type A. It just became a household name, like a xerox or diapers. In addition to Botox, three analogues are allowed in Russia: Dysport (Ipsen, France), Lantox (LIBP, PRC) and Xeomin (Merz Aesthetics, Germany).

Botox And Not Only
Botox And Not Only

Botulinum toxin A is a muscle relaxant, that is, a substance that causes muscle relaxation. Thanks to this, wrinkles are smoothed out. Injections are made in the forehead, the space between the eyebrows, the zone around the eyes is treated, the corners of the lips. And with the help of botox, you can remove the "rabbit" wrinkles on the nose.

WHO NEEDS IT? 
Let's start with the main thing: wrinkles - this is not a disease. And in general the idea of ​​beauty is different for everyone. Therefore, the question whether to use botox or not is purely aesthetic. "Many women about 30 are recommended to use BT-A drugs, but it is not necessary to do the procedure for preventive purposes," explained Julia Stikhalskaya, the leading cosmetician of the Esthetic Clinic Esthetic Surgery Center.

The duration of the effect is individual - from four to six months. "With the periodic use of BT-A drugs, the musculature of the face is not used to work actively. When the period of action of the drug ends, facial expression is restored to almost the same volume, but the wrinkles laid earlier still become less pronounced, "Yulia reassures those who are afraid that after botox will remain stubborn for ever.

Pros: 
There are several studies that prove that cosmetic injections of botulinum toxin A help fight depression. First, patients like their reflection in the mirror. And secondly, not being able to express negative emotions because of the immobility of the muscles, people experience less of them!

It would be nice to introduce compulsory botulinization to some people - the world would definitely become better. And botox reduces headaches. Of course, if your face is smooth, like a ruddy bun, the beautician will not make an injection, but it is noticed: after correction of wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyebrows, the frequency of migraine attacks decreases.

Against: 
"How will I keep the subordinates now in fear?" Cried one serious lady to the beautician. "I can not even frown my forehead!" The specialist, in response, wanted to sarcastically raise an eyebrow, hinting that raising his voice and intimidating people was not necessary, but she did not get it - her forehead was also stabbed.

In fact, stone faces, like Nicole Kidman, have long been out of fashion. "The preservation of the individuality of mimicry is one of the indicators of the professionalism of the doctor-cosmetologist. After applying BT-A drugs, the face should look young, without mimic wrinkles, and most importantly, without the effect of face mask, "explains Yuliya Stikhalskaya.

Price: 
In Moscow, the price of BT-A drugs varies from 3.546 to 8.87 Dollar . per unit of the drug. On average, a patient can spend from 177.30 to 354.60 Dollar per procedure.

Biorevitalization

This procedure involves the introduction of high molecular weight unmodified hyaluronic acid into the skin, that is, a powerful moisturizer. In the body, "hyaluronic" binds the fluid in the intercellular spaces, participates in the distribution of water through the tissues. "The procedures on the hands and in the décolleté zone are very much in demand. The skin of the elbows is also gratefully responded to biorevitalization, "says Lyudmila Kamelina, dermatovenereologist, cosmetologist, biorevitalization coach, specialist at the Danishchuk Clinic.

Botox And Not Only
Botox And Not Only

WHO NEEDS IT? 
During the procedure, the doctor treats the face with a very thin needle, injecting the drug under the skin. The resulting papules are similar to the frog pimples. But believe me, very soon you will turn from an amphibian into a princess. "The drug completely repeats the natural way of decomposition of its own hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin permanently becomes elastic and moisturized. Papules after the procedure are held for two to three days, "- explains Lyudmila Kamelina.

For: 
Biorevitalization begins to do with the appearance of signs of photodamage of the skin: dryness, fine wrinkles around the eyes. The effect of this procedure is very pronounced, but quite natural. If no one has seen you with pimples on your face, you will not even guess that you were with a cosmetologist. Everyone will ask where you are so well rested and not in love.

Cons: 
Perhaps one of the rare procedures from which there is no harm. Only good. Of course, after injections a couple of days have to play the heroine of the movie "Bell", hiding behind the hair, but this is the only inconvenience.

Price: 
One procedure costs about 7000 rub., For the expressed effect it is necessary to make two-three.

Chemical peeling

It's simple: you put acid on your face, the skin first flakes off, and then it's refreshed. "All chemical peels are divided into several categories depending on the active components and the depth of impact. It is possible to single out the exfoliation procedures on the basis of fruit acids and keratolytic acids, and also surface, surface-median and median. Surface peelings Enerpeel based on salicylic, glycolic and pyruvic acids are used in the treatment of acne.

More intensive keratolytic compounds are recommended for the treatment of signs of skin aging at an older age, "explains Julia Konkova, dermatocosmetologist, MD, leading specialist in modern biorevitalization programs, coach of Maruga Cosmetics. Is acid and face a little anxious combination? Do not be afraid, it's tolerable (you can feel a slight tingling and fever) and it's safe (if you're in the doctor's office, and not at the self-taught specialist's home).

WHO NEEDS IT? 
If wrinkles are a private matter for everyone, then it's rather difficult to talk about the charm of acne. Peelings can cope with both acne and traces of them. In addition, they successfully combat age-related changes, make the skin more light, even, taut and healthy.

For: 
With modern ecology, it is impossible to cleanse the skin by simply washing it. In addition, peelings are not only cleaned, but also stimulate its renewal. And they help to cope with pigment spots and enlarged pores.

Against: 
To the result pleased, the peelings must be prepared, and then strictly follow the recommendations of the doctor. For example, light surface treatments can be done all year round, but on condition that you will use a sunscreen (even if the window is a frowning gray horror-horror).

"The most intensive peelings, which are accompanied by severe ecdysis (Enerpeel TCA 25%, 40%), it is recommended to spend in the autumn-winter period, - warns Yulia Konkova. - Before starting the course, the doctor should develop a program of home care products to prepare the skin for the penetration of chemical agents and ensure the maximum effectiveness and safety of the procedure. Similar remedies are recommended after peeling. " If you do not comply with these rules, the skin may remain scarring and pigmentation spots.

Price: 
Surface glycol peeling - 39.01-44.32 Dollar. for the procedure, the median TCA - 62.05-115.24 Dollar. Delicate "waste" peelings, as a rule, are done every seven to ten days. Intensive sessions are less frequent, approximately every three to four weeks.

Cosmetics or procedures?

Elena Zhigunova, expert of Lancôme:

1 - It is not possible to find an equivalent replacement for cosmetic procedures such as injections of botulinum toxin and chemical peeling in superficial skin care today (in a professional environment dermatologists call cosmetics for home use.). Any honest cosmetician or seller will tell you that most procedures and cosmetics can complement each other, and not replace.

Botox And Not Only
Botox And Not Only

Take the same Botox. Here the active substance acts at the level of the muscles: they cease to receive nerve impulses and therefore are immobilized. This injection is best demonstrated in the forehead region. People who are rejuvenated for many years with Botox, not only get rid of wrinkles, but also gradually become unconscious of frowning.
No anti-aging agent for home care does not work at the muscle level, remember this. Yes, beauty brands are trying to find ingredients that work in a similar way, but no other corporation has really succeeded.

2 - Visible anti-aging effect is provided by means of retinol (vitamin A). However, in a high concentration this component is used only by dermatologists. In household lines there are many means with retinol, but its concentration there is much lower.
Remember, these drugs often cause allergic reactions and do not fit girls with sensitive skin. I'm sure that with the discovery of the molecule LR2412 products with retinol will lose popularity: the products with LR2412 do not cause allergies, they can be used for the eye area, the ability of this particle to penetrate the skin is four times greater than the talent of vitamin A.

3 - Until recently, to smooth the surface of the skin and eliminate pigmentation spots with the help of cosmetics, we bought products containing glycolic, salicylic and other acids. At their work, professional chemical peeling is also being built. Only in the cabin acids are used where in high concentrations.
Salon procedures are divided into three groups: superficial, medial and deep. Home peeling can only be compared in part to a superficial salon. If you use drugs with acids, a slight tingling and redness of the skin is completely permissible, most importantly, that they have passed within 3-4 minutes after application.

4 - As for biorevitalization, you should remember that this procedure, unlike botox, is painful, leaving bruises. In my opinion, those who are afraid of needles, it is better to replace it with means with hyaluronic acid or with Pro-Xylane TM (Pro-XylaneTM). Regular use of such products, delicate salon procedures - and the skin will remain young for a long time without revitalization.
A few words about creams, which are positioned as fillers, wrinkle fillers. As a rule, they contain two types of components: active substances that penetrate the skin and enhance the production of collagen, and shimmering microgranules that remain on the surface and fill (hence the name) irregularities and wrinkles, creating an optical effect of smooth skin. With salon fillers, these funds combine only the name, because the first (collagen, hyaluronic acid or special gels) are injected under the skin and act from the inside.

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