If you’re desperately seeking a rejuvenation treatment to help you feel younger, fresher, and more attractive, there are plenty of non-surgical options listed as outpatient procedures that can take anywhere from 15 minutes to just a few hours. Here is a list of the top 5.
#1 – Botox Injections
Botox injections have risen in popularity over the last several years because they are safe, effective, and for most people, without unwanted side effects. Botox can help relax facial muscles in such a way that even deeper lines and wrinkles become less noticeable. It takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes to complete a Botox session depending on the number of areas to be treated, and while there may be some redness and swelling, most people can return to normal activities the very same day.
#2 – Soft Tissue Fillers
Products like Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, and others come in second on the list of the top five nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments performed in plastic surgeons’ offices. These take anywhere from half an hour to an hour to perform, and they simply involve injecting FDA-approved fillers into areas to make them appear fuller. Cheeks and lips are the two most commonly treated areas, and like Botox, most people can return to normal activity the same day, though they may experience a little redness and swelling.
#3 – Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a bit more involved than an injection. During this procedure, the doctor applies a layer of an acid solution to the outer layer of the skin to remove those layers. This can make skin appear more radiant, smoother, and more youthful, but it does take anywhere from two to six weeks for the newer skin below to heal completely. There are light, medium, and deep chemical peels available, so if you are considering this procedure, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation to determine which option is right for your unique needs.
#4 – Laser Hair Removal
For women, especially, unwanted hair can be problematic. As women age and their hormones begin to change, unwanted facial hair can be embarrassing and difficult to remove. Laser hair removal is a quick, non-invasive, non-surgical way to feel rejuvenated. Each treatment lasts somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes, and most people need between two and six treatments to completely remove all the unwanted hair. This can lead to greater self-esteem and less hassle in your daily routine.
#5 – Microdermabrasion
Finally, microdermabrasion is another non-surgical way to completely rejuvenate the look of your skin without going under the knife. Your doctor will use a spray of microcrystals to remove the very outermost layer of dry, dead, and damaged skin cells, allowing the new skin below to truly come to life. Much like a chemical peel, this results in more radiant, glowing, youthful skin. The process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to half an hour, and most patients need five to 12 treatments spaced out every two weeks to see the full results.
As you can see, there are many different ways for you to enjoy healthier, younger, more radiant skin without having to plan for surgery and the associated recovery. You might opt for one or more of the options above to help you look your best. Call today for a consultation and see which options best suit your unique needs.