Whether you want to lose stubborn belly fat, tighten your skin, or look 10 years younger, you may have considered plastic surgery as an option to achieve those goals. An alternative that many are turning to instead of plastic surgery is non invasive cosmetic surgery.

A common misconception is that you can only achieve big changes with plastic surgery. Fortunately, innovative advancements in non invasive cosmetic surgery have made it possible to get the results you want without the pain and down time of plastic surgery.

What is Non Invasive Cosmetic Surgery?

Non invasive procedures refer to the use of specific cosmetic technologies that do not require surgery, downtime or leave behind undesirable scars.

This approach to cosmetic treatments is ideal for busy individuals or anyone who want the flexibility these services can easily provide for their lifestyle.

What Are the Most Popular Options?

There are many cosmetic treatments available that do not use invasive procedures.

  • Permanent and Semi-Permanent Makeup
  • Neurotoxin Injections
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Latisse
  • Micro-Needling
  • Non-Surgical Fat Removal
  • Chemical Peels
  • Laser Hair Removal

Permanent and Semi-Permanent Makeup

These services are extremely popular and while they both use similar techniques they are different. They may be cousins but they are not directly related family members.

Permanent makeup is the process of placing pigmentation into the dermis and sometimes the subcutis layers of the skin on the eyebrows, eyeliner area, and lips. Using a needle, the color chosen is applied to the desired area. This process makes makeup application in these areas a thing of the past. People that are looking for ever lasting longevity are drawn to Permanent makeup. Unfortunately that can be its draw back as well. Styles are ever changing and getting permanent makeup sticks you to a specific look that you cannot change.

Semi-Permanent Makeup places pigment into the epidermal area which is the most superficial layer of skin. The longevity of the procedures depends on the area that is getting tattooed as well as the technician performing the procedure. Eyebrows should last 1-3 years while other areas may last up to 5 years before needing to be touched up. All of these services will fade and will require touch up. Benefits of Semi-Permanent Makeup lie in how natural it looks.

Neurotoxin Injections

Everyone has heard of Botox, but did you know that this is just one of the neurotoxins available in the cosmetic industry. A neurotoxin is a poison that attacks the nervous system. Used in very minute doses as a cosmetic treatment it makes wrinkles and fine lines disappear. The beauty industry uses the neurotoxin Botulinum. It is one of the most poisonous naturally occurring substances in the world. This is why it is extremely important to see a licensed service professional that has plenty of experience.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work to replace volume that occurs naturally as we age. Similar to Botox they fill fine lines and wrinkles to give back the youthful presence. Dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, fill facial lines and wrinkles, improve scar appearance, and decrease or remove lower lid shadows. This procedure consists of an injection of a gel like substance beneath the skin in order to obtain the desired results.

Latisse

The answer to longer, thicker eyelashes for many lie in this procedure. There is a medication called bimatoprost (marketed as Latisse) that is approved by the FDA to promote eyelash growth. It is derived from the prescription eye drops marketed as Lumigan that are meant to treat glaucoma. Eyelash growth was an unknown side effect which then led to the creation of Latisse. The application of Latisse twice daily to the upper lids promotes growth, darker and thicker lashes. The lashes will continue to have this luscious look as long as the serum is used. They will go back to their original appearance when the use of the serum is stopped.

Micro-Needling

This procedure consists of using a derma roller to finely prick the skin using very small needles, this is meant to increase collagen production. Collagen production is effective in the treatment of minor scarring related to acne, wounds and aging. Micro-needling is most commonly used on the face to treat scars, wrinkles and large pores. This procedure is not considered safe for people that use certain types of acne medication and pregnant women. Otherwise this procedure is considered safe and has no down time.

Non-Surgical Fat Removal

Procedures that involve heat, or cooling technologies or an injected medication are used to achieve Non-Surgical fat reduction. Various ways to achieve results include ultrasound technology, radio frequency, cryolipolysis, laser fat reduction, infrared light, vacuum massage and injectable medication. All of these procedures are meant to break down the fat cells in specified areas to reduce the size of fat deposits that sit beneath the skin above the muscle. These non invasive cosmetic surgery procedures are not considered safe for pregnant women or while breastfeeding.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are when a treatment specialist applies a chemical solution to the face or area of interest and it peels off specific layers of dead skin. This process is used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars. Depending on the clients desired results, chemical peels are done at different depths. Skin sags, bulges and severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most requested non invasive cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. It directs highly concentrated light into the hair follicles which kills the hair and prevents it from growing back. This process can remove hair from unwanted areas such as the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas of the body. The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has dark hair and light skin. The reason for this is the laser needs to be able to focus on the color of the pigment in the hair and may not work properly or as effectively if it has to compete with a similar color of skin tone to the hair.

So Many Options!

While this is not a complete list of non invasive cosmetic surgery options it is a list of many of the most popular. So when you are looking to pause the aging process or reverse signs of aging you can turn to these non invasive procedures first. They can save you money, time, and give you the luxury of getting back to the things you would rather be doing sooner.

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