Added on 28th May 2021 in Blog
Non-surgical facial rejuvenations are common procedures that help patients to achieve a firmer and smoother face. These procedures are a fantastic alternative to surgical options, which are more invasive. There are numerous different treatment options to suit the expectations of the patient and the issues that need to be rectified.
We’re going to look at treatment options, benefits and also potential risks of having these procedures to help you decide if they are right for you.
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Options
There are a variety of different treatment options available to suit the requirements of each patient.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a popular choice for non-surgical facial rejuvenation, which are used in order to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles and frown lines. These injections are otherwise known as botox and can help to improve the volume of tissue, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are also an option, which involves using gel injections to increase the volume of various areas on the face. Most commonly, dermal fillers will be used on the chin, lips and cheeks. Botox and dermal fillers both help with anti-aging and definition, so the best course of treatment will be decided by your surgeon.
Chemical Peels and Laser Resurfacing
Chemical peels or laser resurfacing are other non-surgical facial rejuvenation options, targeted at people with scarring or sun damaged skin. For chemical peels, a combination of specific chemicals are applied to the face, resulting in the top layer of the skin peeling off. It is simple for a professional to adjust the strength of the chemicals based on your goals and the extent of damage to the skin.
Laser resurfacing works differently, as light beams are used to vaporise the top layers of the skin. As well as helping with scarring and sun damage, both of these non-surgical facial rejuvenation options help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Next is dermabrasion, which is used to revitalise skin that is tired or dull looking. A small device with an abrasive tip is moved across the surface of the skin with gentle pressure, removing the superficial layers of the skin to make the skin healthier and glowing. Again, although this treatment is most appropriate for dull and tired skin, it can help with scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
Risks and Complications of Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
As the non-surgical facial rejuvenation options above are all so different, the risks and complications also differ quite substantially. However, there are some common side effects that patients may experience.
Redness and swelling is to be expected with most of the treatments above and it will take some time to see the final results after the procedure. Less common side effects include bruising, infection, rashes, itching, bleeding and hyperpigmentation. Any side effects should always be discussed with your surgeon immediately.
Non-surgical facial rejuvenations are a fantastic option for many people who do not want to commit to a full surgical procedure. If you would like to find out more information about the procedures, please visit our facial rejuvenation page or contact us to book in for a consultation.
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