Modern Cosmetic Medicine Trends: Less Invasive, Yet More Safe and Effective

Posted on Jan 24 2016 - 5:33pm by Editor

It is perfectly understandable that some people don’t always like what they see when they look in the mirror and this prompts them to consider some sort of cosmetic procedure.

Modern Cosmetic Medicine Trends

It is also easy to appreciate that when you talk to people like for example, they will often tell you that the majority of potential clients who come to them for advice and guidance, do want to be reassured that the work will be as safe and effective as possible.

Banishing wrinkles

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 6.5 million Americans had Botox procedures in 2014 and that figure is expected to have grown when the figures are released for 2015.

Botox freezes muscles to help banish the appearance of some wrinkles on your face and is easily the most popular minimally invasive procedure.

More major surgical procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction are also increasingly popular but when it comes to making some improvements to your appearance with the minimum of fuss, Botox is the primary example of what you can have done without subjecting yourself to more invasive techniques.

Fillers are also popular

Next on the list of minimally invasive procedures is the use of fillers.

Fillers are used to replace fat that is lost due to our natural ageing process and is the second most popular minimally invasive procedure after Botox. These injectable treatments are used to instantly enhance your facial appearance and more people tend to have this done each year than the number of surgical face lifts, nose reshaping and eye lifts carried out combined in the same period of time.

The use of injectables provides a way of allowing you to have a greater element of control over what you are having done and there are a number of new innovations coming to the market which should enable you to target specific areas such as neck fat and other potential areas of concern that you want to try and improve.

Chemical peels

If you have some layers of skin which have unfortunately been damaged by excessive exposure to the sun or maybe you have suffered from acne or similar skin conditions, you can use chemical peels to help eliminate these damaged layers.

There are several different options available when it comes to using chemical peels and this means that you will need to call upon the expertise of a qualified plastic surgeon who can guide you through the process and find the right formula to address your specific skin problem.

Chemical peels have the potential to improve acne scars and combat the effects of getting older such as having liver spots. Your surgeon will also need to evaluate how deep the peel should go beneath the epidermis, which is another reason why you need to be comfortable with the consultation process.

Whether you have Botox, fillers or chemical peels, these are the main examples of what is a growing list of minimally invasive surgical procedures, which are not just proving increasingly popular but are considered to be safe and effective.

Dr Kevin M. Ruhge is an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is always keen to take the opportunity to share his views and research with an online audience. He has already written a number of articles about reconstructive surgery.