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The NYC Aesthetic - What The People Of NYC Are Doing To Maintain Their Appearance ...

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New York City is the fashion and corporate headquarters of the East coast. That said, it isn’t surprising that the average person walking down 5th Avenue is dressed up in the latest fashion trends with amazing hair and makeup to match.

Aside from clothing, New Yorkers, particularly those in the fashion and business industry, have a way of rocking a fresh faced look even without a ton of makeup.

New York is filled with models and actors who while off set typically do not wear heavy makeup to protect their faces from possible breakouts and irregularities. So how do they keep their skin so flawless, and why is it that half of the people that look like 25 are actually in their mid to late thirties?

1 Botox Injections

Believe it or not, but Botox injections in New York and other minimally invasive rejuvenating medical procedures are super common not only because it is a huge city with plenty of space for numerous medical spas, but because a lot of the people that live in the metropolitan area have jobs that require them to either look a certain way, or that encourage a certain appearance to make professional advances. On top of that, Botox prices in New York are not as high as you would think.

Because it is high in demand, the average Botox cost for one treatment area ranges $150 - $400 depending on how severe your case is and what your clinic charges for Botox. Botox isn’t only to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, but can be used as a preventative measure to reduce the chances of developing fine lines and wrinkles in the first place. On average, half of the people who get Botox at medical spas are in their mid twenties and do it specifically to prevent the formation of wrinkles over time.

How Botox Works

Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that works by relaxing the muscle in which it is injected to restrict muscle contractions that would typically form fine lines and wrinkles over time. When we make facial expressions, such as raising our eyebrows, frowning, and even smiling, we unwillingly form wrinkles in the areas in which our facial muscles contract. Some of us develop wrinkles at a younger age than others, especially on our foreheads, which happens to be the main Botox treatment area. Botox injected into the forehead will eliminate those fine lines and simultaneously prevent further lines from forming, as the muscle contractions are restricted through the treatment. Don’t let this scare you off, though. After getting Botox injections you will still be able to make facial expressions, just without the wrinkles that go with them.

Because Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, it requires no downtime and only comes with possible minimal bruising and swelling that subsides after just a few days. This makes it a quick and easy treatment that gives you great results without anyone even knowing that you got it done.

2 Juvederm Dermal Fillers

Aside from Botox, medical spas in NYC also offer a variety of rejuvenating treatments such as Juvederm dermal fillers to fill in hollow areas under the eyes and in the cheeks, or to add volume to the lips, chin, and jawline. Most facial dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid based, which is a substance naturally produced in the body. You may have even seen it as an ingredient in your skin care products including creams and serums designed to hydrate and refresh your facial skin.

Hyaluronic acid based fillers work by absorbing water in the treatment area after injection, which increases volume. While you may picture overdone celebrities when you think of facial fillers, in most cases, properly administered dermal fillers injected by a skilled professional actually look very natural and are specifically injected to replace lost volume in the face or to subtly yet naturally increase the size of your lips or enhance your jawline for a nice contoured look.

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3 Botox + Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are often combined in certain treatment areas such as the under eye area. While Botox reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, which are usually caused by squinting and smiling, dermal fillers replace lost facial fat under the eyes, which normally is visible as “dark circles” under the eyes.

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are huge in larger cities such as New York, because they are safe, surgery free, and most importantly effective. There is a ton of non surgical procedures on the market that allow you to look and feel your best without having to undergo any kind of invasive procedure or completely changing your appearance. Botox is one of these treatments and can make a huge difference in your appearance whilst still keeping that natural look.

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