As cosmetic technology advances, we have seen a rise in innovative, non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
Not only do these treatments provide incredible results, but they also do not involve any invasive procedures. So if you are looking to brighten or tighten your skin without going under the knife, these non-surgical cosmetic treatments are perfect for you!
In this article, we will discuss the types of non-surgical cosmetic treatments:
- Non-Surgical Facelift
The non-surgical facelift, better known as the Forma facial, is one of the best non-invasive cosmetic treatments for anti-aging and skin remodeling.
Forma contours the skin on the face by increasing collagen production and in turn creating a lifted, defined look, chiseling the face and jaw.
After proving to be very effective, the Forma facial increased in popularity as several celebrities were documenting their results.
Not only is Forma non-surgical, meaning it requires little post-treatment downtime, but the treatment itself only takes 30 minutes.
During this procedure, a heated wand is rubbed over the skin, which is virtually painless.
Forma provides many benefits, including tighter and brighter skin and a more defined face and jaw.
Additionally, like many other non-invasive treatments, Forma is great for people of all ages, whether you are looking for rejuvenation or prevention.
Injectables have become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments and include fillers, Botox, and neuromodulators.
Botox is a specific type of “ neurotoxin,” which blocks the action of nerves in the face or body. The goal of cosmetic Botox is to prevent or remove the fine lines created by muscles contracting, such as those between your eyebrows and around your eyes. This relaxes the nerves around where the Botox is injected.
Additionally, Botox is used for several reasons aside from anti-aging, such as preventing sweating in the palms or underarms.
Fillers are different from Botox, although many use these terms interchangeably. Fillers add lost volume back into the skin or create volume in desired areas. They are not responsible for inhibiting the action of certain nerves as Botox does.
There are several types of fillers, and the type used is dependent on the desired results and the skin of the patient.
For example, one of the most common types of filler, hyaluronic acid fillers, varies in thickness and therefore can serve the needs of a diversity of patients, depending on their needs and their skin type.
Injectables are incredibly versatile and are in several different parts of the face and body.
One of the most innovative ways fillers are used is to reshape the nose, which is often referred to as a “ non-surgical nose job .”
Unlike rhinoplasty, the formal name for a surgical nose job, nose jobs are done with filler and require little to no recovery time. For example, if a patient has a bump on their nose, it can be corrected by filling around the bump, making the nose look straight. Filler is also used to straighten a crooked nose, make the nose look smaller, and correct the tip of the nose.
One of the benefits of fillers is that they can be made temporary.
For example, if your filler needs to be fixed, it can be dissolved and re-done, whereas surgical procedures are permanent and not easily reversible.
Microneedling has become a very popular treatment because of its versatility and incredible results and involves pricking the skin with many fine needles to trigger collagen production in the skin.
Several microneedling treatments have emerged to increase collagen in the skin and counteract signs of aging.
One of these emerging microneedling treatments is Morpheus 8, which specifically uses radiofrequency to heat skin tissue, allowing it to penetrate deep into the skin and fat tissue.
Combining both microneedling and radiofrequency, this treatment is best for reducing the appearance of wrinkles on virtually any skin type! Overall, it produces uniform results for resurfacing the skin and restoring its texture.
Morpheus 8 can be used on different parts of the face and body, most commonly the neck and stomach area where skin tends to sag with aging.
Another popular microneedling treatment is PRP or platelet-rich plasma treatment, which aims to revitalize the skin and restore a youthful glow.
PRP treatment begins by drawing blood from the skin, separating the blood platelets, and a specialist preparing the enriched plasma that is then returned to the skin through microneedling.
Additionally, micro-needling is not only great for increasing collagen production in the skin but also for increasing collagen production in the scalp, assisting with hair growth.