Top 5 Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

Top 5 Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

Looking good has been synonymous to feeling better. And to regain that youthful vibe, many of us invest in good skincare products, makeup, and different accessories.

In the era of selfies, it is an investment to look good each day.

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A good facial wash, a brightening make-up, and a perfect pair of false eyelashes may amp up the way you look. But there are days when makeup tricks don’t seem to work anymore, and wanting a better look becomes a need.

Luckily, there are many different procedures you may be interested to look into. These minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures are worth trying, and are less risky than their surgical counterparts. So, here’s the top five minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures of 2013 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A, a form of purified protein injected to an area on the skin in order to paralyze muscle activity. This paralysis relaxes the muscle, thus preventing wrinkles. It is good for your eyebrow’s frown lines, the crow’s feet on the corner of your eyes, and the furrows on your forehead.

Soft Tissue Fillers also called dermal fillers are commonly used to temporarily correct lines around the mouth, elevate depressed scars and augment lips. It can also be used to plump the cheeks, contour certain areas on the face and remove fine lines and deep creases on the forehead and chin.

Chemical Peel. Our body normally goes through the process of peeling, giving way to a new skin. In chemical peeling, certain solutions are used to make this process faster and deeper.

Depending on your skin type and the skin problem you have, various types of chemical peels can help you get rid of acne scars, sun damage skin, and treat skin hyperpigmentation. Take note that there are also differences in terms of the percentages of solution, i.e. the higher the percentage, the more potent. Note: Chemical peels result in making the skin more vulnerable to the sun’s rays. Therefore, sun protection should always be used.

Laser Hair Removal. Do you ever feel how it’s such a waste of time to shave or wax certain areas of the body? Do you find hairs on your legs, upper lip, bikini area, and armpits a pet peeve? If it is such a chore for you, you can opt to have these hairs removed via laser.

Laser hair removal uses an intense beam of light in order to remove unwanted hairs. After several laser procedures, you may expect your hair to be permanently removed. However, permanent hair removal is not guaranteed. There are several other factors such as your hair and skin color that will affect hair growth.

Microdermabrasion is a procedure wherein an abrasive instrument is used to remove the skin’s outer layer. Patients who opt for this procedure often regain a younger and healthier looking skin. Therefore, if you suffer from age spots, sun spots, and dull skin microdermabrasionis the right treatment for you. Tip: For better results, this is normally paired with a chemical peel.

There are still many different minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures you can choose to be a more beautiful you. If you want huge improvements that these procedures cannot attain, you may consider getting a plastic surgery.

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According to the figures compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), more than 12 billion dollars were spent on cosmetic surgery. That indicates a 12% overall increase in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures last year alone.

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