Popular Non-Surgical Procedures During the New Year
After a challenging 2020, many of us are looking forward to a healthier and happier 2021. You may have made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, step up your fitness routine, or improve yourself and your life in other ways. Why not add some cosmetic treatment to your goals to look and feel better about yourself? Here are some of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures that you might consider including in your plans.
Our faces tend to show the changes of aging in the most visible ways, which is why facial treatments continue to grow in popularity.
If facial lines and wrinkles are starting to bother you, you might consider dermal fillers. These quick and easy injectables, which include Juvéderm and Restylane, work to soften mild to moderate lines and wrinkles. They can add a more youthful fullness to your cheeks, plump your lips, and fill hollowed areas under your eyes. After a 15-minute treatment, you can walk out of our office looking younger and fresher, with no downtime for recovery.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin
Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin offer a different way to soften lines and creases on the face—in particular, the folds caused by repeated facial expressions, such as frown and smile lines. Each of these neuromodulators works by relaxing specific expression muscles that cause facial creases. As the muscles relax, the skin has a chance to recover and smooth where permanent lines had been developing.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Morpheus 8 uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. Morpheus 8 treatment can be used on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, abdomen, and buttocks.
Microneedling uses thousands of micro-perforations of the skin to stimulate a healing response that results in firmer, tighter skin, the softening of fine lines and wrinkles, and the shrinking of large pores. Microneedling can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for even greater restorative effect. Patients often choose Morpheus 8, a combination of radiofrequency energy and microneedling that provides optimal results.
If you’re successful in sticking with your weight-loss and fitness resolutions this year, you’ll be looking and feeling great in the spring and early summer. But if you’re like most people, your fat won’t disappear in every part of your body. You may be left with bulges around your waist, on your thighs, or elsewhere that seem to resist your diet and exercise efforts. Luckily, you live at a time when new treatments have been discovered for eliminating these unwanted pockets of fat.
CoolSculpting is an amazing non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces the types of fat bulges that you can pinch with your fingers. CoolSculpting surrounds these fat bulges with a cooling device that chills the fat cells to the point where they are damaged, without affecting the surrounding muscle and skin tissue. The “frozen” fat cells are naturally metabolized out of your body in the weeks after treatment. As with injectables, there’s no downtime for recovery. You walk out of our office after a half-hour to an hour-long treatment and go about your normal business.
Minimally Invasive Body Contouring
Two other body-contouring procedures are considered minimally invasive treatments, not surgical procedures, but they do involve small incisions:
Liposuction uses a thin tube, or cannula, inserted through small incisions in the skin to break up and remove areas of excess fat.
BodyTite™ uses precisely controlled heat radio-frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to melt unwanted body fat and is combined with liposuction to remove the damaged fat cells from the body. BodyTite also tightens loose skin for a double benefit.
Learn More About Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatment in New Orleans
The board certified plastic surgeons at New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery have special expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. They offer a full range of surgical face, nose, breast, and body procedures, along with many non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Call us at (504) 533-8848 or contact us today to schedule a consultation today.