Boca Raton, Florida, is a sought-after destination for young working professionals, retirees, and those who enjoy fine dining as much as they enjoy the suburbs. With a healthy mix of activity and personalities, local industries must be adaptable, providing services for almost anyone who could walk through their doors. For this reason, cosmetic procedures have seen a spike in popularity over the past few decades.
These professionals aren’t siloed to one solution, either. Whether it is that someone wants to visit a surgeon, dermatologist, or dentist, Boca Raton has a specialist available to help them love how they look. Let’s learn about some of the cosmetic treatment options a person can undergo in this sunny coastal town.
Botox is a popular cosmetic injection that is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, though other applications include relieving symptoms of chronic migraine headaches and even alleviating excessive sweating. It has also been used in different forms of jaw reconstruction and to treat overactive bladder syndrome and muscle spasms.
The active ingredient in Botox, botulinum toxin, works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles, causing them to relax and soften. These treatments are relatively quick and easily administered with minimal downtime for recovery, but results only last about three months before needing to be redone. Side effects of botox injections may include pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. However, these side effects usually fade quickly and are not known to cause any long-term effects.
Dermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin irregularities. It involves removing the outermost layer of skin with a specialized device called a dermabrader, which can help improve a person’s skin texture and tone. After treatment, their skin may be red, swollen, and tender for several days to weeks.
There are also risks associated with this treatment, such as infection, scarring, changes in skin color and texture, as well as nerve damage. It’s important to note, too, that it can take weeks—or even months—for the skin to heal completely from dermabrasion procedures. Doctors will advise their patients on proper care of the treated area, which may include wearing sunscreen, avoiding certain products or activities that could irritate their skin, and moisturizing regularly.
Veneers are a popular option for individuals who want to change the shape or coloring of a broken or deformed tooth or teeth without undergoing extensive dental work. These tiny porcelain or composite resin shells can correct various imperfections, such as chips, stains, gaps between teeth, and misalignments. The result is a beautiful smile that looks natural and healthy.
At Aspen Dental, the process for getting veneers usually involves two steps. First, the dentist will prepare the teeth by buffing off a small amount of enamel from each tooth so that the veneer can properly adhere to its surface. Then, impressions are taken to create veneers in a dental lab. Dental technology advancements practically ensure that veneers look exactly like natural teeth, customizing their size and color for a person’s unique mouth.