Benefits of Non-surgical Facial Procedures
Non-surgical facial procedures continue to rank as some of the most popular cosmetic procedures year after year. Our staff at Jefferson Plastic Surgery has also seen this same trend with our patients. We are seeing an increasing number of prospective patients who are interested in rejuvenating or improving the appearance of the facial features, but without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure such as a facelift.
Our patients have a number of reasons as to why they prefer to undergo non-surgical facial procedures. Below are some of the more common benefits of non-surgical facial procedures.
There are several types of non-invasive procedures, depending upon the type of improvements you want done.
Dermal fillers are injected just under the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes and around the mouth.
Botox injections are used on the muscles between the brows in order to relax the facial muscles and minimize the appearance of frown lines.
Both microdermabrasion and chemical peels remove the top layer of dull, dead facial skin to reveal newer, fresher looking skin below. These two procedures can also lessen the appearance of acne scars.
By their very nature, non-surgical cosmetic facial procedures will be less invasive. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who are scared of surgery or who may have health issues, such as diabetes, which may increase the risk for excessive bleeding during and after surgery; or asthma, which may make general anesthesia more risky. Some patients may also be prone to poor wound healing following surgery, which may take longer than usual or leave behind excessive scarring.
Shorter Recovery Time
One of the big benefits for a non-invasive procedure is that you will not require as much time to recover afterward. This is particularly important if you have a limited amount of sick days from work or are the primary caregiver for young children at home. It may take up to a week before you will feel up to returning to your regular activities. Additionally, there will be bruising and swelling that may make you self-conscious.
In comparison, you can return to normal activities within a few days after a non-surgical facial procedure. You will likely only have minimal bruising and swelling, and can relieve pain with standard over-the-counter medications.
More Natural Looking Results
A surgical facelift procedure will produce dramatic results, which is certainly what some patients may wish to achieve. However, this may not be your goal from a facial procedure. You may instead only want subtle improvement. If so, this is another benefit that a non-surgical facial procedure can provide you, particularly if you are just starting to see signs of aging on your face.
The results you will get from a non-surgical procedure will make you look refreshed, but natural. People may not even be able to tell right away that you have undergone any cosmetic work.
If you are looking to enhance your facial appearance, but are uncertain about the risks, lengthy recovery time, or results from a surgical procedure, a non-surgical option may be the right answer for you. Our staff is happy to show you what we can offer to help you achieve the goals you want from a cosmetic procedure.