Glossary of Anti Aging Face and Body Treatments

This short glossary is put together to help you understand the core of some anti aging procedures and treatments for face or body. We will try to explain what they do, how they differ from one another and list possible pros and cons. This industry is growing so rapidly, that any information can be considered “in progress” and gives only a general idea. The results of any treatment greatly depend on the experience and professionalism of the doctor you choose.

None of the information below can be considered a medical advice, recommendation for treatment or cure. It is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by medical professional.

 
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What is Botox and How it Works?

botox injectionsBotox was first used as a medical treatment for neurological disorders. Botox works by interrupting the signal from the nerve that tells a muscle to contract. It has been studied for years in clinical trials and was FDA approved
 
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Dysport (Reloxin / Azzalure) vs. Botox

Dysport (also called Reloxin or Azzalure) is a new Botox-like treatment that works the same way as Botox, relaxing muscles, which cause formation of facial wrinkles. The drug had been approved for aesthetic use in 23 countries, before obtaining FDA approval in U.S. in April of 2009. Dysport advantace

 

Though Botox and Dysport are both botulinum toxin type A, they have some distinctions in effect and properties worth mentioning here. The Dysport has a quicker onset of action than Botox
 
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What Are Laser Treatments and How They Work?

Laser cosmetic procedureIn the past decades laser technology became a replacement (to some extend) for much more invasive and less precise mechanical (dermabrasion) or chemical peels. Laser beam is utilized in the process of hair, tattoo, scars and stretch mark removal, as well as
 
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Fraxel Laser Treatments

The new generation of ablative fractionated lasers such as Fraxel Re:pair is more gentle, safe and deliver more predictable results. Using the same wavelength of light as ablative lasers, the “fractional" treatment produces thousands of deep, tiny
 
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Zerona No -Touch Body Contouring Laser

fat reduction laserThe new body slimming low-level laser therapy behind Zerona treatment works by developing temporary pores in membrane of the fat cell. Laser treatment contours trouble areas such as stomach, hips, thighs, love handles, arms or back
 
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Advantage or CoolTouch Laser

The CoolTouch laser treatment, known also as CoolBreeze™, is a laser treatment similar to Fraxel gentler lasers. The basic advantage is that Cool Touch laser sprays a cooling liquid anesthetic on the skin just before laser pulse. The freezing jet of water allows the laser light to penetrate deeper skin layers with minimal discomfort and optimal results.
 
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What is CoolSculpturing Fat Reducing Procedure?

CoolSculpting is a new; FDA approved fat reducing and body sculpturing procedure developed by Zeltiq Company. The advanced cooling technology called Cryolipolysis or “Fat Freezing”is employed to freeze and eliminate fat cells
 
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Titan Skin Tightening Treatment

TITAN™ is one of FDA approved non-invasive skin tightening and face-lifting devices, meant to improve skin tone around the jaw line, chin and neck. It is an infrared light based (not laser based) treatment utilizing special wavelength filters to diminish the signs of aging, laxity, drooping, sagging and wrinkled skin.
 
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Thermage Skin Tightening

facelift procedure

Thermage is an FDA approved non-invasive treatment employed for skin tightening and face contouring. Thermage skin treatment can be performed on your face, neck, eyes, loose skin on your belly or any other part of the body.

 
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What is VelaShape Treatment For?

anti-cellulite treatment

VelaShape is a non-surgical anti-cellulite and fat reducing body-contouring treatment. A combination of 4 simultaneous impacts: Bi-Polar Radiofrequency (RF) wave, Infrared Light energy followed by Vacuum and Mechanical massage makes VelaShape a powerful body reshaping treatment.

 
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What is Ulthera or Ultherapy?

Ulthera treatmentUlthera (also know and Ultherapy or Ulthera Therapy) represents a new generation of face lifting procedures and stands out from broad variety of non-invasive anti-aging treatments such as Thermage, Titan, ReFirm and Accent.
 
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What is Carboxytherapy and How it Works?

carboxytherapy treatmentsThe indications for Carboxytherapy are: fresh stretch marks, post acne scarring, dark eye circles, acne scars, deep wrinkles and appearance of cellulite. Those imperfections are considered to be, in part, a result of poor blood circulation
 
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Cellulaze – Cellulite Eliminating Treatment

Cellulaze is a minimally invasive, FDA approved laser treatment for cellulite removal. Actually, Cellulaze is the first one-time cellulite reduction treatment with long-lasting results. The main advantage of Cellulaze is that it works beneath the skin directly on connective tissue and changes the way the skin is attached to underlying fat and muscles.
 
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