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Each of us wants to look and to feel our very best, no matter our age. For some, invasive plastic surgery is simply out of the question right now. This reluctance to go under the knife has led to a surge in interest in non-invasive and non-surgical options. These treatments can help us to turn back the clock and give us a confidence boost.
We’ve gathered a list of the 9 trendiest non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Some are so subtle. You may not even notice when your favorite celebrity or even your closest friend gets them done.
Wrinkle smoothing injections
Often simply referred to as just Botox, this might be one of the trendiest and well-known non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Delivered via a small injection, Botox delivers a neurotoxin beneath the skin. This temporarily paralyzes muscles responsible for the wrinkles and fine lines that are visible when we make facial expressions.
Botox injections are not exclusively for the older patient looking to minimize the visibility of wrinkles. The treatment has been trending as wrinkle prevention for younger patients in their 20s. If the muscles have been paralyzed, then they cannot contribute to wrinkles developing.
Botox offers several cosmetic and practical medical uses. These include minimizing migraines and also excessive underarm sweat.
Cheek and lip fillers
Botox and facial fillers are very often put into the same category. They are very different substances altogether.
Facial fillers cannot prevent the appearance of wrinkles, but they can minimize the way that wrinkles appear. Filler injections most often use hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. The fillers are injected just beneath the skin.
Fillers can be used to plump up the wrinkles. They can also add volume or restore lost volume to the cheeks or lips. Plump lips and cheeks are considered to be features associated with youthfulness, which makes this treatment a very popular choice.
Learning more details about fillers can help you to determine whether they are the right choice for you.
Continuing on with the uses for dermal fillers, one of the trendiest uses is the non-surgical rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, often simply referred to as a nose job, remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries around the world. These very same dermal fillers used to plump up lips can be used to alter the appearance of the nose.
In lieu of undergoing an invasive surgery that requires several weeks of recovery discomfort, men and women are both discovering that they can completely alter the appearance of their nose in just a short 15-minute appointment.
There are countless options in chemical peels. They can range in intensity, depending on the results that you hope to achieve.
Peels once had a reputation for being painful treatments that often resulted in bright red tender skin. Today’s peels take a gentler approach to remove the top layer of largely dead skin cells so that the fresh skin beneath can be revealed.
There are at-home peels. You may find that a spa can offer peels targeted to your skin type. This will be much more effective at producing the right results.
Platelet-rich plasma injections
Also referred to as PRP injections, this treatment involves taking the patient’s own blood and filtering it to remove just the platelets. The platelets in our blood play an important role in healing and regenerating.
When injected into the skin, using very fine needles, patients often see dramatic improvements in the appearance of their skin.
PRP treatments are trendy and enjoyed by celebrities and social media beauty influencers alike.
While microneedling may sound like an invasive procedure, it’s actually very minimally invasive.
This treatment uses very small needles to puncture the surface of the skin barely. As the skin heals, it produces collagen. The results can range between restoring a youthful appearance or reducing the appearance of scars or stretch marks.
This treatment has grown in popularity. It is expected to continue trending.
Seeing a rapid rise in popularity, this non-surgical treatment targets stubborn areas of fat. This fat may otherwise have required liposuction.
CoolSculpting works by targeted and freezing those stubborn fat cells, without causing any harm to the skin or other tissue in the body. The body reabsorbs the destroyed fat cells. Results are typically noticeable within a few weeks.
Reducing fat without liposuction? How could this procedure not be incredibly popular?
Varicose and spider vein treatment
Incredibly common amongst men and women of all ages, these unsightly veins can be cause for a drop in confidence levels.
Treating veins once required invasive surgical procedures. Today’s treatment options are not only non-invasive but also pain-free. At most, patients can feel some minor discomfort or warmth at the treatment area.
Laser treatments, along with injection options, can help to minimize the appearance of both varicose and spider veins.
There are several non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can boost your confidence. They can restore a youthful glow and reverse what time has done. More awareness and an increase in the availability of these treatments is sure to see them continue to trend as some of the popular options for celebrities and everyday folks alike.
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