Evolence is a procedure by which collagen and sugar compounds are injected underneath the skin of the face in order to produce a smooth, unwrinkled appearance. Evolence is a strong alternative to full cosmetic surgery procedures like facelifts and Botox treatments, as this procedure is minimally invasive and lasts longer. If you're looking for alternative treatments to Evolence, read on.
The single most popular form of cosmetic enhancement for the facial area is Botox treatment. Botox is not a dermal filler, like Evolence, but rather it is a neurotoxin that is injected in miniscule amounts and in a diluted form into the skin. The toxin causes mild paralysis in the skin, and when used effectively, it can help to smooth out wrinkles and to tighten the facial features. Botox is not a particularly non-invasive treatment, but it is a reasonable alternative to Evolence treatments.
Artefill is another alternative to Evolence treatments. Artefill consists of a permanent filler that is constructed primarily from bovine collagen. When injected in certain parts of the face, it causes your human collagen to break down and reform, helping to heal over scars and to strengthen the features. Artefill is only for use in certain parts of the face, and should not be used around the eyes. Be sure to check in with your surgeon about any allergies or negative reactions you've had to products and treatments in the past, as these may preclude you from using Artefill treatments.
Hyaluronic acid is the least invasive alternative. This treatment procedure involves a minor injection of the acid with a very fine pointed needle into the affected areas of the face. The procedure itself is very simple, nearly painless and can be completed in a short period of time. Most hyaluronic acid patients resume their normal activities during the same day as the treatment. A downside to this form of treatment, however, is that the acid will not permanently smooth out wrinkles and other undesirable characteristics. Rather, you'll have to return to the doctor's office periodically to receive re-injections of the acid to help maintain your face's shape.
A new alternative to Botox and Evolence treatments is Radiesse. This treatment is injected into the corners of the ligaments surrounding the eyes and other parts of the face. The ligaments themselves tighten up as a result of the injection, helping to decrease wrinkles. Radiesse has mild side effects and lasts for up to 2 years, which makes it a popular alternative to many of the other treatments on this list. However, you'll still need to receive regular booster treatments after that time period.
Non of the methods listed here are entirely non-invasive. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that any truly non-invasive and permanent or semi-permanent treatment will be developed as an alternative to Evolence in the near future. If you're looking to avoid working with needles, consider treatments involving topical skin creams.