Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are increasing in demand. After all, there are numerous benefits to non-surgical procedures. You can avoid having a general anaesthetic, there are no knives involved, there is minimal downtime and you are left with a rejuvenated, enhanced appearance.
So what exactly are the popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and what do they involve?
When you look at popular culture celebrities and influencers it’s not surprising that lip fillers are becoming more and more popular.
Lip fillers involve using a dermal filler to increase the volume of the lips. The procedure involves using fine needles to inject the dermal filler directly into the lips. You can control exactly how much filler you would like in your lips. After the procedure, your practitioner may massage the lips to ensure the filler is sitting in the correct position and there are no unsightly lumps.
Lip fillers can be appealing because they are only a temporary procedure. Depending on how fast your metabolism is, lip fillers can last up to six months. If you are wishing to maintain your new look, you will need to have further lip fillers after this point.
So what happens if you don’t like how your lips look afterwards? Fortunately, there is a solution. If the filler used during your procedure is hyaluronic acid you will be able to have the filler dissolved. However, the filler may not dissolve if it is made up of other ingredients. In this instance, you will have to wait until the lips naturally go down.
Non-surgical nose reshaping
Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their nose but are not quite ready to have a rhinoplasty. The solution is known as a non-surgical nose reshaping.
Non-surgical nose reshaping involves the use of dermal fillers to temporarily alter the appearance of the nose. It is a suitable procedure for those who want to improve the appearance of dorsal humps, bridges, the tip of the nose, flat or low bridges, crooked noses or asymmetrical noses. Those who are wanting to make large changes to the structure of the nose may be unsuitable and will be recommended to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty instead.
There are numerous benefits to undergoing a non-surgical nose reshaping instead of a rhinoplasty. The procedure is non-surgical, which eliminates the recovery period. The results are temporary, so you get to see how your new nose will look without having to worry about needing corrective surgery if you do not like the results. If you are unhappy with the results, you may be able to have the filler dissolved, or can wait for it to naturally dissolve. You will need to have repeat fillers to maintain the new appearance of your nose. In some cases, after having non-surgical nose reshaping, many people will then look for a more long-term solution, and decide to undergo a rhinoplasty.
Those who are looking to rejuvenate the skin and have a more youthful, vibrant appearance without resorting to surgery or needles may be interested in chemical skin peels.
Skin peels involve covering the skin with layers of a chemical liquid. When the skin peel is removed from the skin, the top layer from the skin is also removed. The removed skin is then replaced with new cells and boosts collagen production, resulting in tighter, smoother looking skin. Two to three days after treatment, you will notice the skin will begin to peel, which may last seven to 10 days.
Skin peels come in numerous types. Every skin peel has a different concentration of salicylic acid, with the highest concentration of acid providing the deepest peel and more dramatic results.
Centre for Surgery uses the Obagi Blue Skin Peel which has a low concentration of salicylic acid.
Skin peels can be used on any type and colour of skin. They are popular with those who want to see more immediate results and wish to avoid any recovery period.
You will need to undergo a course of six treatments to achieve optimal results.
Anti-wrinkle injections are popular with those who are wanting to reverse or prevent the signs of ageing without surgery.
The injections involve injecting botulinum toxin into the skin. This relaxes the muscles, resulting in a reduction in wrinkles.
In the first 24 hours after the injections, you may notice some redness, swelling and itching. However, after this point, you will be able to notice the results of the injections.
As this is a non-surgical procedure, the results are temporary and may last up to one year. You will need to have repeat injections to maintain your appearance.
Laser hair removal
Those who are wanting a more long-term solution for hair removal may wish to undergo laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal involves using a handheld device which emits intense pulsed light to target unwanted body hair. The hair follicle will then absorb the laser energy. This prevents the follicle from producing new hair.
Centre for Surgery uses Fotona’s FRAC3 laser technology which uses Nd:YAG wavelengths.
To achieve the desired results you may need to undergo numerous treatment sessions. Your skin type, hair type and target area of the body will alter how many treatment sessions you need.
Are you interested in non-surgical cosmetic procedures? Contact Centre for Surgery today to find out more information or to book a procedure.