For many people, the idea of undergoing an elective surgery purely to improve their appearance is at once appealing and frightening. With any surgery, there is a potential for complications. Fortunately, the rise of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox, fillers, and chemical peels have provided an alternative for patients who don’t want to endure the risks and long recovery periods associated with surgery.
Non-surgical treatments offer impressive results without the need for surgery
According to the latest figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, non-surgical procedures continued to increase in popularity in 2013 as many patients realized that they could significantly improve their appearance without actually going under the knife. For example, Botox treatments increased by 3 percent in 2013 for a total of 6.3 million procedures. By contrast, only 133,000 facelifts were done last year.
If you’re considering joining the ranks of the millions of men and women who have improved their appearance with non-surgical cosmetic procedures, come to Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa. We’ll be happy to tell you more about the following three most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in America.
Botox treatment involves the injection of small amounts of botulism toxin into facial muscles to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. This procedure is extremely popular among men and women who are concerned about looking younger. No sedation or local anesthetic is needed and patients can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Sometimes called “liquid facelifts,” fillers can help restore volume and fullness to the face, smoothing out wrinkles and creases and providing a younger look. The filler will be injected into facial tissue at strategic sites to achieve the desired look. Some minor swelling or bruising may occur, but this will fade quickly and will not interfere with your normal activities. This procedure enjoyed a real surge in popularity last year, with a 13 percent increase over 2012.
Chemical Peels: Fine wrinkles, freckles, blotchiness, and sun damage can be smoothed away using a chemical peel. This non-surgical procedure does require a bit of recovery time, as skin will appear sunburned and peel for a few days after the treatment. Plus, skin will be more sensitive to the sun for 6 to 8 weeks. However, chemical peels are still very popular. About 1.2 million chemical peels were performed in the US last year, a 3 percent increase over 2012.
When Surgery Might Be Necessary
Non-surgical cosmetic treatments do have their limitations. In cases where wrinkles are too deep for Botox or skin is too saggy for fillers, a facelift may be needed. Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa also offers expert cosmetic surgery in a safe and hygienic environment. We do everything we can to put you at ease, relieve any fear associated with the surgery, and ensure the quickest possible recovery time. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss the surgical and non-surgical options that may be available to you.