Non Surgical Rejuvenation
Developments in the field of medicine have always benefited the cosmetic surgery world. One of the most outstanding advances in cosmetic surgery has been the use of non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. These procedures are quick and painless without the recovery time. They are also safer than aggressive surgical procedures. Some of the most popular non-surgical procedures involve facial rejuvenation.
Let’s look at 3 popular non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures.
The first and most popular non-surgical procedure is Botox. Botox is a cosmetic form of botulinum toxin. It is a purified protein that prevents muscle contraction and temporarily reduces or eliminates fine lines in the face, including frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet.
Botox injections smooth away your wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles associated with wrinkles. This procedure takes out the tension out of the muscles. So, the face ends up looking smoother, younger, and refreshed.
These injections should be used under the guidance of a certified plastic surgeon. If they are not administered by someone who is properly trained, Botox injections can result in disastrous results.
Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo these procedures. They sometimes develop some severe medication allergies. Patients with ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are at an increased risk of serious side effects of Botox and should consider another alternative.
Botox and filler injections take just a few minutes, depending on the number of injections needed. No anesthesia is used, no recovery time is needed, and patients usually see results within one week.
In certain cases, side effects of Botox include temporary bruising or headaches. This should subside in one or two days.
Botox re-treatment is usually needed after 4 to 6 months.
Patients considering Botox should consult with a plastic surgeon to determine the best treatment for them. Often, these procedures are performed with other procedures to get the desired results.
Soft Tissue Fillers
The second-most popular non-surgical procedure is soft tissue or dermal fillers. As you age, the collagen that keeps your skin tight and firm, tend to reduce. This causes wrinkles and a loss of fullness and volume in the face. The most affected areas by collagen loss are areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, jaw line, brow, and nose. When soft tissue fillers are injected into the skin, it can temporarily plump these areas, providing you with fuller lips, softer facial folds around the cheeks or mouth. They also help you improve facial scars received from injury or severe acne.
One of the most popular soft tissue fillers is Juvederm. As in the case of Botox, Juvederm and other facial fillers must be injected by a certified plastic surgeon.
Most dermal fillers are based on substances the body produces naturally. This reduces the risk of adverse reaction. With soft tissue fillers, you do not have to worry about any incisions, scars or recovery time. Side effects of fillers include minor redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, which usually fades within a few days. Other complications of fillers include small lumps, under-filled areas, and asymmetry.
You should always avoid rubbing the treated area, so as not to disturb the filler material. The results may last from 4 months to 1 to 2 years, depending on the material used.
Age, apart from other health concerns, also has its effects on your complexion. Sun exposure, acne, and lifestyle factors such as excessive alcohol intake or smoking can cause the skin to look uneven and unhealthy.
Chemical peels can help you get back your supply complexion and can smooth the texture of your skin. Chemical peels are made up of chemical solution that causes dead skin to slough off and eventually peel away. The result is usually a smoother and less wrinkled skin.
Chemical peels can be done in the patient’s home or at a plastic surgeon or dermatologist’s office. If you plan to self administer the chemical peel, it is advisable to seek medical help.
This is another type of noninvasive facial rejuvenation treatments. This procedure can be performed with little to no anesthesia. No recovery time is needed. Some of the laser treatments include:
- BroadBand Light phototherapy: This procedure stimulates the skin to regenerate new collagen. It eliminates fine blood vessels that cause redness. It also reduces unwanted melanin and is effective for sun spots, pigmented and vascular lesions, and rosacea.
- ProFractional Therapy: This technique offers moderate to significant improvement of wrinkles or acne scars. Contour TRL laser peels are effective to treat deep wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. MicroLaserPeel helps to remove a thin layer of skin to improve mild wrinkles and skin texture.
- Skin firming treatments use pulsed infrared energy to deeply heat the skin. This promotes partial denaturation, contraction, and regeneration of collagen.