Not all people are blessed with perfect symmetrical features and matchless skin. Through no fault of their own, some of them are born with not quite perfect skin and features. A teenager with severe acne scars will naturally feel very shy and withdrawn. Cosmetic surgery is not always about improving an already good appearance, but very often just about feeling more self-assured and confident.
Surgical cosmetic procedures are normally very expensive, and thus out of the reach of a great many people. Many people also have a very justifiable fear of surgery, and the possible consequences if anything goes wrong. Surgical procedures are permanent!
Non- surgical cosmetic procedures are a huge industry worldwide and their popularity is growing yearly, even in the midst of gloomy economic times. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are much more affordable and accessible these days and therefore within the reach of many more people.
By their very nature, the effects of most non-surgical cosmetic procedures are temporary, and repeat treatments have to be done at regular intervals to maintain the improvement.
Let’s examine some of the more popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in a bit more detail.
Botox is made from the purified toxins of the botulinum bacteria. These purified toxins are injected in tiny amounts under the skin. The Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles under the skin that cause crow’s feet and frown lines, thereby flattening out the wrinkles. The procedure is virtually painless and is among the most popular of the non-surgical procedures.
Aging depletes the collagen produced by the body, which causes the skin to sag. Dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin to achieve a more youthful appearance. Collagen is normally used, but other substances, like hyaluronic acid, are also natural and safe.
Dermal fillers have been used with great success on many areas of the face and hands.
The third most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure is laser hair removal. Funnily enough, it’s the men who are the most frequent uses of this procedure. You can just imagine the embarrassment that comes from an excessively hairy back and shoulders. Women are not far behind, particularly with the removal of facial hair. Generally, this procedure achieves permanent results.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels remove the dull, aged and damaged cells, from the top layer of the skin. Chemical peels use a mild acidic solution to remove the dead or damaged skin cells, and microdermabrasion sands the skin, by blasting it with tiny crystals.
These are some of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures. None of them is invasive, and the recovery time is often very quick. If you think that you would like to do something about wrinkles lines or even the shape of your nose or chin, talk to a cosmetic surgeon.