The cosmetic variation of botulinum toxin is a widely sought-after injectable that provides temporary relief from or reduction of facial fine lines and wrinkles. The primary target areas for treatment are typically frown lines, forehead creases, and the fine lines around the eyes known as crow's feet. Other areas that have seen successful treatment include thick neck bands, enlarged jaw muscles, lines around the lips, and smiles characterized by excessive gum exposure.
Botulinum toxin is a purified substance derived from bacteria. In the process of administration, injections of botulinum toxin work by interrupting nerve signals to the injected muscle, preventing its contraction. Consequently, this results in the temporary reduction of unwanted facial wrinkles and an overall improved appearance. Only registered types of botulinum toxin type A injection in Sri Lanka is Botox®.
Botulinum toxin treatments can be employed to:
Smooth crow's feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines, and bunny lines
Reduce the prominence of neck bands
Enhance the skin texture of the chin
Lift the corners of the mouth
Soften a square jawline
Correct a gummy smile

Laser Hair Removal (Hair Removal Procedure)

Laser Hair Removal
Hair Removal Procedure
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive method that employs intensely concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft within the follicle, generating heat that damages the follicle and impedes future hair growth. Consequently, plucking hair before undergoing laser treatment diminishes the effectiveness of the procedure, as the intended target is absent.
Given that laser hair removal selectively impacts actively growing hair follicles, achieving significant hair reduction may necessitate multiple treatment sessions. Despite effectively slowing hair growth, laser hair removal does not ensure permanent removal, and periodic maintenance treatments might be required.
Is laser hair removal a permanent solution?
 While laser hair removal diminishes the quantity of unwanted hair in a specific area, it does not entirely eliminate them. Subsequent regrowth tends to produce finer, lighter, and fewer hairs. Typically, individuals may require four to six sessions, with occasional maintenance sessions as needed.
How does laser hair removal function?
Laser hair removal employs laser beams to elevate the temperature and impair the hair follicles, leading to a temporary cessation of hair production.
Commonly treated areas for laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is predominantly applied to the face, body, legs, armpits, and pubic area.


Minimally Invasive Procedure
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning employ a controlled surgical scraping method to "refinish" the top layers of the skin. These treatments effectively soften the sharp edges of surface irregularities, resulting in a smoother skin appearance.
Primarily, dermabrasion is utilized to enhance the appearance of facial skin affected by scars from accidents or previous surgeries, as well as to reduce fine facial wrinkles. It is also employed for the removal of pre-cancerous growths known as keratoses. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is commonly employed to address deep acne scars.
Both dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be applied to specific areas or the entire face and may be performed individually or in combination with other procedures such as facelifts, scar removal/revision, or chemical peels.
For those contemplating skin-refinishing surgery, this information provides a fundamental understanding of the procedures, including their potential benefits, the execution process, and expected outcomes. However, individual circumstances may vary, and it is advisable to consult with a doctor to address specific questions or concerns.

Common applications of dermabrasion include treating scars from acne or injuries, fine wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, rhinophyma, and precancerous skin patches.
When considering facial "surface repairs," individuals may also explore chemical peels as an alternative method for surgically removing the top skin layer. While dermabrasion and dermaplaning employ surgical instruments, chemical peel involves a caustic solution.
Plastic surgeons often offer all three procedures and may tailor the approach based on the patient's needs. Chemical peels are generally preferred for treating fine wrinkles, while dermabrasion and dermaplaning are suitable for addressing deeper imperfections like acne scars.
In cases where individuals have slightly darker skin, a non-chemical approach may be favored, especially when treating limited facial areas. Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are considered less likely to result in extreme changes or contrasts in skin color in such instances.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers
Minimally Invasive Procedures
What do dermal fillers entail?
Dermal fillers aid in reducing facial lines while restoring volume and fullness to the face.
With aging, the natural reduction of subcutaneous fat in our faces occurs. Consequently, facial muscles operate in closer proximity to the skin surface, making smile lines and crow's feet more noticeable.
Additionally, facial skin undergoes some stretching, compounding the loss of facial volume. Sun exposure, hereditary factors, and lifestyle choices also influence the condition of the facial skin.
Potential benefits of dermal fillers include:
Enhancing thin lips
Improving shallow contours
Softening facial creases and wrinkles
Enhancing the appearance of recessed scars
Correcting contour deformities in the face
Reducing or eliminating the shadow of the lower lids
Dermal fillers prove beneficial for those exhibiting early signs of aging or as a complementary component of facial rejuvenation surgery.
However, dermal fillers cannot:
Replace the need for surgical interventions such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift in some patients. While minimally invasive treatments like soft tissue fillers offer advantages, they do not achieve equivalent results but may help postpone the consideration of surgical options. It is crucial to recognize that dermal fillers provide temporary solutions for facial aging, necessitating ongoing treatments for sustained results.