Non surgical cosmetic treatments are taking over surgical cosmetic treatments for simple cosmetic fixtures. Its non invasive look, minimal down time, short period of clinic time spent and affordable features encourages more and more people to choose it over plastic surgeries. The reports of the number of celebrities who are undergoing non surgical treatment is rising every year and at the same time many who are sorting to apply for promotions or a new job is also taking time to make amendments to their look using them.
According to a survey conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in the year 2009 a total of 190,378 aesthetic/ cosmetic procedures had been performed in UK. From this total amount 92,634 procedures were Surgical and 97,744 was Non surgical. This survey itself proves that more and more people are opting for non surgical cosmetic treatments.
The top five non surgical cosmetic treatments popular around the world are reported to be 32.7% Botox and Dysport, 20.1% Hyluronic Acid injections, 13.1% LASER hair removal, 5.9% autologous fat injections and 4.4% Intense Pulsed Light treatments.
Botox and Dysport are used for Wrinkle and Muscle relaxations. Botox is popularly used to reduce line and wrinkles in the face and apart from that is used as a treatment for medical conditions such as migraines, crossed-eyes, uncontrollable blinking and profuse sweating. On the other hand Dysport is used to treat patients who suffer from cervical dystonia.
Hyluronic Acid (HA) injections are administered to hydrate and add volume to your facial tissues and are commonly used to augment and enhance the lips, cheeks and facial contours. Restylane, Perlane, SubQ, Macrolane, Juverderm Ultra and Teosyal are the brand names of popular HA based products.
LASER hair removals are also popular today. Due to the busy life styles many opt to have their unwanted hair removed by LASER treatments. It is believed to be the most effective treatments to remove unwanted hair and controls hair growth for quite a long period of time.
Autologous fat injection uses a process of harvesting fat from one’s own body and injecting it to the treatment areas. Fat injections are administered to fill deep facial wrinkles and lines, plumping up sunken areas in the body, lip and cheek augmentation and facial contouring.
Intense Pulsed Light treatments are used to treat pigmentation problems such as age Spots, Acne Scarring, Melasma, Actinic Keratosis and Poikilodema. Apart from that IPL is also used for hair removal, tattoo removal and treating vascular problems such as Rosacea, Thread Veins, Port wine stains and superficial varicose veins.
As you may see that most of the skin conditions can be treated using non surgical cosmetic treatments, each day a new type of treatment is discovered. But it is advisable that you consult a cosmetic physician before deciding on the treatment you need to undergo. Also you should keep in mind not to buy the DIY kits that are available on the net as most of these products should be administered by a qualified and well experienced aesthetician.