Non-Surgical Makeovers - Painless Ways to Turn Back the Clock
Tummy tucks, breast implants and liposuction are a few permanent solutions for improving your silhouette and enhancing your figure, procedures that can completely transform your body. Still, going under the knife isn’t your only option for cosmetic enhancement; with today’s innovative lasers and technologies, it’s now possible to firm and tone the skin, reduce cellulite and remove scars without a single incision.
Whether you want to get rid of scars, tighten up sagging skin or get rid of unsightly cellulite, you have several options for your non-surgical makeover; here’s a closer look at procedures that may help you turn back the clock:
BOTOX Cosmetic Injectables
Good for: getting rid of wrinkles on the forehead, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, tightening the skin around the forehead and temples
BOTOX injections were one of the top non-surgical cosmetic treatment for both men and women in 2012, an FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. If you’re not lining up for facelift surgery any time soon, BOTOX injectables can help you achieve a temporary ‘mini lift’ to create a more youthful appearance. BOTOX injections are relatively painless, and can be combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments for a complete transformation.
Good for: hollowed cheeks or undereye areas, treating nasolabial folds, reducing wrinkles around the eyes, lip augmentation
Restylane provides instant results for aging skin that may be sagging or lacks volume and elasticity. The injections can be administered as a series of treatments and most Restylane treatments last approximately six months. It’s just one of several hyaluronic acid injections available at the cosmetic surgeon’s office, and can help to plump up and smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
Thermage Fraxel Combination Treatments
Good for: reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightening up loose skin, increasing collagen production
Thermage is a handheld device that emits radio frequency waves to the skin’s deepest layers. This helps stimulate collagen production so that skin becomes tighter, firmer and more resilient after a series of treatments. By combining Thermage with the Fraxel laser, most people can help correct fine lines and wrinkles and reduce patches of sagging skin for a more youthful, attractive and tighter appearance.
Good for: reducing the size of love handles, eliminating fat in the inner thighs, reducing fat on the abdomen, back, knees or diminishing the appearance of loose and flabby skin.
If you’ve considered liposuction surgery to remove unwanted pockets of fat or cellulite, SmartLipo offers a non-surgical option with similar results. This laser treatment helps break down stubborn pockets of fat that are then shuttled out of the body through the lymphatic system. SmartLipo treatments are designed to get rid of fatty deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise, and can be combined with other bodysculpting procedures for a complete makeover.
Non-surgical procedures can help you look younger and healthier without the pain and costs of conventional surgery. If you’re not ready to go under the knife for a body or facial makeover, the Titan laser, SmartLipo treatments and Fraxel treatments can all help you get the results you want.
Learn more about non-surgical cosmetic enhancement in our cosmetic surgery guide, a comprehensive listing of treatment options and procedures. Or, learn more about the latest technologies by consulting with a cosmetic surgery doctor in your area.