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What are non-surgical cosmetic treatments?

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are non-invasive procedures performed by an appropriately trained doctor or registered nurse to enhance the aesthetic appearance of an individual.

What non-surgical treatments are available?

The most commonly carried out non-surgical treatment procedures include:

  • Injections of botulinum toxin (Botox)
  • Dermal fillers
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells
  • Non-surgical laser and intense light treatment

What are the advantages of non-surgical cosmetic treatments over traditional procedures?

The advantages of non-surgical cosmetic treatments over cosmetic surgery include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Do not involve the risks of surgery
  • Can be performed within 30 minutes
  • Safe and cost effective
  • Any undesirable results can be adjusted
  • Procedure is much more precise

How long will the results of the treatment last?

The results of the treatment are based on the type of procedure you have undergone. The results of the non-surgical cosmetic treatment usually last from 6 months to 3 years. The results can be altered as the face changes over time to retain a natural look.

What are the risks of non-surgical cosmetic procedures?

Non-surgical procedures usually carry less serious risks such as minor bruising and swelling compared to surgical procedures.

Why do we get wrinkles and when do they start?

As we age, the skin loses its collagen and elastin fibres and gets thinner. The secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands decreases and the skin tend to become drier. The fat in the subcutaneous layer also begins to gradually reduce. All these changes cause the skin to sag leading to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. There is no fixed age for the appearance of wrinkles. Both heredity and lifestyle play an important role in the development of wrinkles.

Does what I eat affect my skin?

What you eat affects the appearance of your skin. Thus, a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits, salad, green leafy vegetables and whole grains is important for healthy skin. Moreover, one should drink plenty of water and reduce the intake of fats, sugars and red meat.

Anti-ageing research suggests that taking nutritional supplements such as omega-3, coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid and astaxanthin help in reducing free radical damage and restore the youthfulness of your skin.

Is cosmetic treatment painful?

The injections cause only a little discomfort for some time after the administration. The physician may minimize the discomfort by numbing the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream before administering the injection. Anesthesia is not required. The whole procedure takes only 10 minutes.