May 19, 2012

Treating Dark Circles, Fine Lines and Wrinkles without Surgery

Many individuals would like to combat the signs of aging and skin damage without expensive, dangerous visits to a plastic surgeon. Medical spas and non-invasive cosmetic treatments provide a perfect solution for anyone who wants to look younger without surgery. From treating dark circles to minimizing the appearance of dark marks and cellulite, there is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure for everyone.

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Injectable Fillers and Treatments Treatments such as the Eyerise have become increasingly popular over the last decade. Fillers are substances used to plump up the skin and diminish the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. They can be used to minimize forehead wrinkles or to add a full, youthful look to lips. Restylane is considered safe for almost all patients and is FDA-approved. The Eyerise procedure improves the overall look of the eye by plumping or lifting the area directly underneath the bottom lash line using a cannula instead of a needle, reducing the bruising.

Laser Skin Resurfacing True to its name, this procedure is designed to correct aberrations to the skin such as age spots, pock marks and acne scars. It can also be used to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and large pores. Though laser skin resurfacing may be a bit uncomfortable, the healing time for this procedure is much shorter than the healing time associated with traditional cosmetic surgery. Laser treatments can also be performed gradually, allowing individuals to see the results they want over time. Some individuals prefer a gradual approach to drastic, sudden change.

Microdermabrasion This popular, time-tested procedure is performed with specialized equipment that is designed to exfoliate the skin. The procedure can be described as a mechanical exfoliation, with dead skin cells being scrubbed and vacuumed off the skin via a specialized wand. Most individuals will have the greatest success when undergoing a series of microdermabrasion treatments. Treatments are generally completed in 10 to 14 day intervals.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are one of the oldest and most well-known non-invasive cosmetic treatments on the market. Though their name can strike fear in the hearts of patients, chemical peels are generally very useful for individuals with fine wrinkles, sun damage and light acnes scars. The strength of a chemical peel can vary from practitioner to practitioner. Most estheticians and medical spas formulate chemical peels especially for each patient that they treat. A peel may cause some skin irritation and redness, so it is necessary to stay out of the sun for a week or two after completing the procedure.

CoolSculpting One of the newest non-invasive treatments on the market, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure that consists of eliminating troublesome fat cells by freezing them and allowing the body to dispose of them naturally. The procedure is considered safer than laser fat removal procedures because it doesn't damage skin and other tissues. It will take several months for patients to see full results. CoolSculpting is designed to target those areas of fat that are difficult to eliminate, even with diet and exercise.

Liposonix Liposonix is the latest advancement in non-invasive cosmetic treatment technology.  It uses high intensity ultrasound energy to penetrate the fat cells below the surface of the skin.  This process, like CoolSculpting, is meant to eliminate the fat that does not go away with regular exercise and dieting.  The treatment takes about an hour and has some mild discomfort involved.  Once the fat cells are destroyed the body processes them naturally over the course of the next six months.

Improving physical appearance no longer requires going under a surgeon's knife. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures provide a safe, effective alternative for individuals who wish to look younger and feel better about themselves. Such procedures are generally performed at medical spas and at the offices of licensed medical doctors and estheticians.  As always get a consultation and make sure you are fully informed and comfortable with the doctor you choose.

BIO: Scott is a freelance writer on a variety of topics including non-invasive cosmetic procedures.  When he is not writing for vervelaser.com he is hiking in the mountains of upstate New York.



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1 comment:

  1. Dark circles can be very frustrating, there are many methods by which you can get rid of them without surgery.

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