Noninvasive Plastic Surgery is becoming a commonly used term, but few
people know much about what this truly means. There are many procedures
available today, some with little downtime and an easier recovery. By
learning about these procedures you make a decision based on which
procedure you feel will benefit you the most while understanding the
downtime. Remember to consult with your Plastic Surgeon before making
your final decision.
is a list of common Noninvasive Procedures available from most Plastic
Cosmetic form of Botulinum Toxin that reduces or eliminates frown lines,
forehead creases, and crows feet. Botox works by temporarily blocking
nerve impulses and relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkling. Botox is
also being performed for Migraine headaches and excessive sweating in
the Underarms, Hands and Feet.
There are many types of Chemical peels but they are most commonly
performed in a doctors office by a licensed-therapist who uses a
variety of Alpha- and Beta-Hydroxy Acid peels (depending on each
persons skin type and skin care goals). Most peels are performed in a
series of 4 6 spread out of 2 4 weeks apart.
Fillers help best by filling in smile lines, helping enhance a sunken
upper lip and flat cheeks. Most physicians use fillers, such as
Restylane or Radiance, while some use Fat injections. The results are
not permanent and some people remain swollen for longer than 1 2
days. Some physicians inject a local anesthesia to aid with pain and
reduce the risk for bruising.
Lasers are used to remove areas of damaged skin, layer by layer. This
procedure helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, mostly around the
mouth and eyes. The skin takes on an even appearance, by minimizing
scarring and uneven pigmentation. Laser treatments can be used on the
face or other areas of the body.
Skin freshening technique to help repair facial skin damaged from
excessive sun exposure and fine lines. A licensed skin therapist uses a
device which sprays fine crystals across the face in a scraping motion
to stimulate collagen and remove the top portion of the Epidermis. This
is usually performed in a series of 6 8 treatments every 2 - 4 weeks.