There is a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments available these days, in the quest to enhance a person’s physical appearance. For those people who don’t want to go down the surgery route, non-surgical options may be preferable. Many of the procedures that don’t involve going under the knife are not invasive, yet can produce outstanding results, which boosts their appeal dramatically. Here are the top five non-surgical procedures available.
1. Dermal fillers
Devotees of dermal fillers have been steadily rising in recent times, where both celebrities and people from all walks of life are raving about this non-surgical, age-busting technique. Essentially, dermal fillers help to restore fullness and volume to the skin on a person’s face. Injections of a naturally-occurring substance, hyaluronic acid, as a gel, into the skin can help to promote a smooth and wrinkle-free appearance. Users of dermal fillers are said to notice a difference fairly quickly, with the effects lasting up to a year. Fillers are injected into wrinkles but can also be used on the lips and chin, and for eyebrow shaping.
A chemical peel is a natural procedure that uses a mild acid to gently remove the surface of the skin, most usually the face, but it can be performed on the back, chest or arms, too. Chemical peels tighten the skin, improve its texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin is left feeling refreshed and looking more radiant. This procedure not only makes skin look younger, but it can help treat acne, scars, pigmentation and sun damage.
3. Lip enhancement
One of the most sought-after, non-surgical cosmetic procedures by beauty-conscious individuals in recent times is lip enhancement. This procedure uses fillers that are injected with hyaluronic acid gel into the lips, to boost volume and fullness, creating smoother and softer skin. Results can be subtle for a natural appearance, or more augmented, depending on the look the person wants to achieve. The effects can last up to a year.
4. Cellulite treatment
Cellulite is the bane of most women’s lives, but the reality is, most females suffer from it, no matter what size or shape they are. There is no need to have to endure the wobbly, orange-peel skin effect anymore, however, thanks to a range of treatments that aim to tackle this troublesome problem. Usually affecting the thighs and upper legs, non-surgical procedures can be used to shrink fat under the skin and tighten it. A device using a laser and radio frequency works to massage the skin and smooth the surface improving the texture. Effects can be noticed after one treatment, although more sessions are often required to maintain the desired results.
5. Removal of varicose veins and thread veins
Varicose veins and thread veins in the legs are not only a visual nuisance to the sufferer, but they can become painful and itchy. Non-surgical treatments to remove either small or large offending veins are much less invasive than opting for traditional surgery, and modern methods also reduce the risk of scarring, whilst slashing the recovery time. Various techniques can be used, including laser technology.