Over the past several years, there has been an increasing demand for minimally invasive or non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the face and the body. Minimally invasive procedures are particularly convenient for people who are always on the go and who rarely have time to undergo the regular healing process from an invasive operation.
Because of its convenience, it is no surprise that people seek these services to look good without the need to endure extended postoperative complications. On top of that, the affordability of non-invasive treatments makes it more accessible to regular people as these are far less expensive compared to invasive options.
Botulinum Toxin Injections
Botulinum Toxin Injections or Botox, in short, is an agent that blocks the muscular nerve signals that nullifies muscle contractions. The action of this toxin is most often used to relax wrinkles and bar them from deepening.
The procedure is extremely effective, so much so that it can instantly lift the wrinkles around the eyes through a non-surgical treatment called “eyelift.” It provides a lift to the saggy skin and reduces fine lines around the eyes without any incisions or surgical interventions.
Dermal fillers or also known as soft tissue fillers diminish wrinkles and fine lines by adding fullness or volume to the face. These soft tissue fillers help replenish the hyaluronic acid levels in the skin and pull in moisture from the body to achieve the smoother and fuller aesthetic the patient wants.
Dermal fillers are often used to plump up thin lips or soften facial creases. Non-surgical rhinoplasty also utilizes soft tissue fillers which are injected under the skin of the nose in a precise location. It helps the surgeon manipulate the shape and change the natural contours of the patient’s nose.
Chemical Peels or Microdermabrasion
Chemical peels use chemical solutions to retexture the patient’s skin. It exfoliates and removes the outer layers of the skin to lessen sun damage, acne scars, pigmentation problems, fine lines, and wrinkles. This type of method promises a healthier and younger-looking skin.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular procedures not just for women but men as well. Ever since the rise of metrosexuality occurred, manscaping or male hair grooming has become perfectly acceptable.
Laser hair removal provides long-lasting effects, is painless and targets any hairy part of the body. A laser is used to beam through the patient’s skin and aim hair follicles which inhibit hair growth.
There are certain advantages to opting for non-surgical methods. Here are as follows:
1. Procedures are promptly performed and usually ranges from minutes to a few hours. Other methods take less than that.
2. If the patient is unhappy with the results, the procedure can be reversed or tweaked to the patient’s liking. The target aesthetics must be discussed before starting the procedure.
3. Non-surgical methods are associated with little to no pain.
The drawbacks of non-invasive procedures include the following:
1. Results are often temporary and need to be repeated to keep the desired aesthetics.
2. Non-invasive procedures normally work best on early signs of aging.
3. These procedures will not produce dramatic and long-lasting results compared to surgical procedures.
Deciding whether to take a non-invasive procedure has a multitude of factors to consider. One is to analyze the amount of aging your skin has endured. Patients with deep creases and significant skin laxity may not achieve satisfactory results from a single non-invasive cosmetic treatment alone.
Keep in mind that the consideration of these circumstances will still depend on the surgeon’s opinion. The fundamental goal of any cosmetic procedure is to find ways to make it as minimally invasive as possible.
When considering cosmetic surgery, you have to find a surgeon who is board-certified and preferably practices locally. If you want the best results, it is crucial that you choose a practitioner who is an expert in the field. To know more about non-invasive cosmetic procedures for you, make sure to discuss the pros and cons thoroughly with your doctor.