Who wants to undergo full surgery, complete with bandages and potentially painful recovery, when these days a quick visit to the doctor’s office can leave you with fuller lips, less wrinkles, or more supple skin? The popularity of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures has been steadily increasing in recent years and is poised only to soar higher. Advances in technology have made these procedures more efficient and effective than ever while decreasing side effects and downtime, virtually guaranteeing that their demand will continue to rise.
Three of the most popular procedures in the last year, known for their quick results and minimal recovery time, were botulinum toxin type A, soft tissue fillers, and chemical peels.
Botulinum toxin, more commonly known by the name Botox, is one of the most well-known ways to reduce facial wrinkles short of a surgical face lift. This simple injection treatment limits the contractions of muscles that form and deepen creases of the face, projecting the appearance of smoother, more unlined skin.
Soft tissue fillers are another form of injectable cosmetic procedures seeing an upsurge. This process, formerly dominated by collagen but with new compounds gaining popularity, is used primarily to soften creases and add volume to the contours of the face, usually the lips and cheeks.
Chemical peels are designed to improve the tone and texture of skin by using a chemical solution to affect the surface layers. They are available at different levels of intensity, but are generally known as one of the quickest and least invasive ways to give the skin of the face or neck and hands a boost.
If you’re looking for a quick aesthetic fix, these are the top options to check out. These cosmetic procedures are widely available from the offices of accredited plastic surgeons, but always check with your doctor before undergoing even a minimally-invasive procedure.
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