Top 8 Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
Enhancing your look doesn’t always have to require going under the knife and having a lengthy recovery. In fact, non-surgical procedures are becoming more common than ever before. Today, there are procedures that can help people achieve the face or body they’ve always wanted, with a small or no incision at all!
Keep reading to learn about 8 of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Radiofrequency microneedling is a modern approach to a procedure that’s been used for decades. It’s shown to be effective in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing pore size, minimizing acne scars and stretch marks, and correcting sun damage.
This treatment uses heat and energy to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin, which creates a tighter, smoother surface.
The microneedles allow for the radiofrequency energy to be delivered deep into the skin. The heat and energy created tightens the fibers that attach the skin to the underlying tissue, which creates a more supple, youthful appearance.
The procedure typically takes around 45 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Patients are treated using a local or topical anesthesia to numb the skin. The pinpoint punctures disappear within a day or two, with results most notable after 3-4 weeks of microneedling.
FaceTite is a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional facelift. The procedure addresses visible wrinkles, lines, and creases on the neck, jowls, and chin. FaceTite can also improve skin laxity to fight against the common signs of aging.
It works by using radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis, which dislodges and eliminates fat cells. It also causes the skin to tighten while also encouraging the body to create more collagen more rapidly. This results in tighter, more youthful-looking skin that is free of fine lines, wrinkles, and other tell-tale signs of getting older.
Most patients experience some swelling, bruising, and discoloration, which can take up to three days to subside. Patients will see more prominent improvements 3-8 weeks after undergoing FaceTite.
BodyTite addresses stubborn fat deposits and loose skin on the body. It's a great alternative to surgical liposuction, as the procedure firms and tightens the skin without unsightly scars or a lengthy recovery period. BodyTite can be used to contour various areas of the body, including:
- Love handles
The procedure is performed with local anesthesia, though general anesthesia can be used for patients who are having several areas treated. Sessions last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes per treatment area.
Recovery on average takes 5-10 days. A compression garment must be worn to encourage healing. While some outcomes are instantaneous, final results can take months to see.
Bold, well-groomed eyebrows are one of the most popular looks today. Strong eyebrows define and enhance your eyes and face, while giving you a confident, fierce look. If you have thin or sparse eyebrows, or simply want to spend less time perfecting your brows each morning, /item/procedure/55620 could be the answer.
The procedure uses semi-permanent ink that is used to define, fill in, and reconstruct the eyebrows. With fuller, more defined brows, you’ll feel more confident than ever before.
Microblading can take 1-3 hours to complete. Post-treatment, some patients experience minor redness that usually goes away within a few hours. Results last 1-2 years, though sessions may be needed to maintain the appearance of your new eyebrows.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is used to refresh and rejuvenate the face. It’s one of the most innovative and widely sought cosmetic treatments because of the amazing results it provides.
PRP therapy uses a patient’s plasma to stimulate the skin, which decreases the appearance of fine lines and minor wrinkles. The procedure also improves the texture and tone of the skin by promoting the production of collagen and elastin.
PRP therapy can be combined with microneedling for even more noticeable results. Most patients experience minimal side effects, including minor swelling and discomfort.
There are a variety of chemical peels that can be used, including salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids. They all work by removing dead, damaged skin by sloughing off the upper layer. As the skin recovers and repairs itself, the result is a smoother, clearer complexion.
Chemical peels can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including minimizing the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Rough patches
Chemical peels give you a more radiant look and can be used on the face as well as the neck. Peels are available in several strengths, including light, medium, and deep. Recovery time varies, depending on the peel variation, ranging from a few hours to 2-3 weeks.
Microdermabrasion addresses dull, uneven complexions caused by clogged and damaged skin cells. The non-surgical skin resurfacing procedure is fast and effective. It works by removing the top layer of dead skin, revealing a healthier and brighter face.
Microdermabrasion can be used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, scars, clogged pores, and uneven texture. Though typically used on the face, the procedure can also be performed on the neck, chest, and hands.
For best results, patients often combine microdermabrasion with other skin treatments such as a chemical peel. Results are immediate and can be maintained with proper skin care and routine treatments.
Cosmetic and Medical Tattooing
Cosmetic and medical tattooing, also known as permanent makeup, is a great way to enhance your natural features. Permanent makeup can be applied to almost any part of the body, including the lips, eyes, breasts, and scalp.
Patients undergo permanent makeup for several, often personal, reasons. Some use it to disguise a receding hairline while others undergo the procedure to recover from a life-changing condition, such as a mastectomy to remove breast cancer.
Cosmetic and medical tattooing require no recovery or downtime. Patients must carefully tend to their skin as it heals, including protecting it from sun and water.
Dr. John Williams Specializes in Non-Surgical Procedures
Whether you’re interested in FaceTite, microdermabrasion, or any other non-surgical procedure, you can count on Dr. John Williams to provide natural, long-lasting results. Dr. Williams strives to help patients achieve all of their beauty goals, no matter how big or small.
If you’re ready to enhance your natural beauty and feel more confident than ever, contact our office today! Schedule an appointment by calling us today. We look forward to helping you feel and look your best!