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There are many cosmetic treatments available some involve surgical procedures such as a brow lift or a breast uplift. However, non surgical cosmetic treatments are a popular, non invasive choice for many people which do not carry the health risks associated with many surgical procedures.
Botox can be used to reduce wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, the eye area and around the mouth. Botox can also be used the on lower face and neck area, usually this is used in conjunction with dermal fillers. Smiling or frowning is a result of a nerve signal from the brain, Botox blocks these signals which results in the skin becoming smoother and unwrinkled. The resulting smoother skin is noticeable after about eight days, although it can be a further two or three weeks before the full effects are seen. The Botox injections last for between twelve to sixteen weeks, however, with repeated treatments the effects begin to last slightly longer.
BioSkinJetting is carried out by beauticians, thin probes are inserted into a wrinkle and then agitated, this detaches the top layer of skin and encourages the production of natural collagen fibres. The developing fibres push the top layer of skin out reducing the appearance of the wrinkle. This non surgical cosmetic treatment takes less than an hour to carry out, but it may be necessary to have up to five sessions every two weeks before the wrinkles begin to fade.
Microdermabrasion is another non surgical cosmetic treatment which lessens the appearance of fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and blackheads. Microdermabrasion is used to realign the skin cells in the surface layer of skin and to stimulate collagen growth, which thickens the skin and can help to fight the signs of ageing, as well as help improve scarring.
chemical peels can be effective surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Peels are designed to improve skin appearance, uneven pigmentation, acne scarring and are also used to reduce the effects of smoking and sun exposure. Chemical peels quicken the removal of old, dead skin cells to promote new cell growth. There are three types of chemical peels available; superficial, medium or deep. With all peels it is necessary to prepare the skin prior to the treatments to ensure that it is the best possible condition.
Superficial peels can be carried out by beauticians as they only remove the top layer of skin, however repeated treatments are usually necessary to maintain the effect.
Medium peels are carried out by doctors as they remove skin from both the top and middle layers, these peels last for between six and twelve months.
Deep peels have 'lasting effects', however they must be carried out by a surgeon or dermatologist as a local anaesthetic or sedative may be required. There will be peeling, redness and swelling which can last up from two weeks to three months depending on the individual and the type of peel used.
Although they are not as invasive as cosmetic surgery procedures, cosmetic treatments still require a great deal of consideration and can be expensive, however if treatments are needed to reduce scarring after trauma they may be included in the cost of the initial procedure.
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