Cosmetic Procedures mainly differ from Cosmetic Surgeries by the fact that there is no surgery involved. Usually these are day care or lunch time office procedures. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures appeal to those patients who want to improve their appearance without the risk of complications or recovery time needed with more invasive Cosmetic Surgical treatments. Main reasons for this are affordability, very little or no downtime and fewer complications.

   The two main types of cosmetic procedures include injectables and surface treatments. Injectables which work on deeper muscles and deeper layers of the skin are used in two ways to eliminate dynamic lines of facial expression and to plump up the face. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), identifies Botox Cosmetic as the most popular non-invasive treatment choice for patients of ages 35-50. Plastic surgeons use it to smooth the deep, persistent lines between your brows that develop over time. With only a few tiny injections, the facial muscles that cause those lines to form will relax for up to 6 months or more. The results are dramatic and apparent within days. The best part is, patients are able to return to normal activity almost immediately after receiving the injections.

   Surface treatments, which include laser treatments and chemical peels, mainly improve the appearance of skin. Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that smoothens the facial skin and in some cases, can improve the firmness of skin. Using a specialized laser, the plastic surgeon is able to refinish damaged areas and reduce fine wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth. Areas of uneven pigmentation can also be corrected.

    A chemical peel evens out skin tone affected by age, sun damage, or acne. This procedure creates younger, smoother skin by using a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of your skin. It can improve the look of wrinkles, freckles, scars, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sun-damaged skin. With this procedure, there is very little downtime and results can be seen after the very first peel.

    Your plastic surgeon has many ways to make you look younger and feel more beautiful. Talk with a board certified plastic surgeon about the best cosmetic procedure to reach your personal goals.