Frequently Asked Questions
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Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
The three most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures are: Botox, fillers, and chemical peels. However, the procedure that will help you achieve your cosmetic goals is the best one for you. Booking a consultation prior to treatment will help you determine the cosmetic treatment(s) that are right for you.
Cosmetic surgery is invasive while cosmetic treatments are minimally invasive. The results of cosmetic surgery are long-lasting and are expensive. Cosmetic treatments are “temporary” lasting a few weeks to a few months depending on the type of cosmetic procedure that is performed but are less expensive than surgical procedures.
There are some scientifically-proven benefits of cosmetic surgery as they relate to certain conditions. For example, rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) can improve breathing, blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) can help improve vision in some individuals, mammoplasty (breast reduction) can improve back pain etc. However, for many individuals, cosmetic surgery improves their self-esteem and confidence which has a positive impact on their mental health.
Cosmetic therapy is the removal of unwanted hair from the body permanently using an electrical device. You can think about laser hair removal in this regard.
A cosmetic procedure is any surgical or non-surgical treatment that is designed to enhance and reshape body structures to improve an individual’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and appearance.
As with any medical procedure, there are risks. Some of the risks of cosmetic surgery include nerve damage, scarring, infections, blood clots, fluid retention, excess bleeding, incision separation, unpredictable reactions to anesthesia or post-surgery medical complications. However, before any surgery is performed, a risk assessment is performed with your surgical team and all risks will be outlined in detail.
Typically, non-invasive cosmetic procedures carry the lowest risk. These include fillers, laser and energy device procedures, and neurotoxins. However, it is best to consult with your medical aesthetics team to determine whether you are a good candidate for the service(s) you are considering.
Non-surgical face lifts can last anywhere from 1-3 years and the time will vary between individuals and the type of procedure that is performed. In addition, staying optimally hydrated will help to extend the longevity of the results. Eating nutritious foods that contain protein and vitamin C will also promote longevity of the non-surgical facelift.
There are different cosmetic procedures that will promote a youthful look. Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening, ultherapy (ultrasound technology), microneedling and chemical peels are among the best procedures. The first four techniques promote collage production while the last technique, will remove the outer layers of the skin including wrinkles and scars to allow new skin cells to grow back resulting in a younger, smoother appearance.