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Hundreds of thousands of Americans have cosmetic procedures on their faces every year – including San Antonio eyelid surgery and San Antonio brow lift – but non-surgical face treatments are growing in popularity.
As technology advances, more non-surgical options are available that can make your face look younger and fresher – without surgery. While a San Antonio facelift and other plastic surgeries have many advantages, there are risks, and you have to take time off to recover.
Below are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures for the face that do not require surgery.
San Antonio Botox is the most popular non-surgical face treatment. It involves injecting a purified protein in areas of the face that are prone to wrinkling as we age, such as the corners of the eyes, around the mouth, and the forehead.
Botox freezes the muscles that control those areas, making the treated areas smoother and less wrinkled. If Botox is injected by a skilled health professional in the right amounts, it offers impressive results that make you look younger and more rested, but still natural.
More people are choosing Botox when they’re younger; if you start injections right as the aging process begins, you can stop new wrinkles and fine lines from forming.
There is no recovery time with Botox, but you need to have new injections every three months or so to maintain your results.
Microneedling uses very fine needles to create tiny mico-injuries to the skin, triggering your body to make new elastin and collagen. These substances are essential to keep the skin elastic and young-looking, but the body loses the ability to produce them as you age.
Microneedling stimulates elastin and collagen production over time, so it reduces the signs of aging, reduces pore size, and can even make acne scars fade. Most patients comment that the non-surgical procedure enhances the skin’s texture and makes their faces look fresh and bright.
Microneedling is a procedure that can make a striking difference in your appearance, but people won’t be able to pinpoint exactly what’s different.
The procedure takes only 30 minutes, and you can usually return to work the same day. Note that you may need up to four procedures for ideal results.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
This is the most popular and effective skin resurfacing treatment, according to many dermatologists. This non-invasive procedure sands away damaged skin, erases acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots, lines, and wrinkles.
The result is smoother skin and a fresh appearance without surgery. The laser shoots concentrated heat energy beams into the deeper layers of the face to encourage elastin and collagen production.
Patients comment that this deep dermal treatment quickly enhances elasticity, skin tone, and appearance.
This non-invasive procedure takes about an hour, and the treated skin takes up to two weeks to heal. Expect to need about a week off after a laser resurfacing treatment.
Radio Frequency Microneedling
This innovative non-surgical facial treatment uses ultrafine needles and radiofrequency energy to renew the facial skin from far below the outer layers.
As our bodies age, the skin loses its youthful elasticity and gets thinner and more fragile. This is because our bodies create less collagen as the years pass, and elastin production also drops.
Radiofrequency microneedling restarts your skin’s natural healing processes and stimulates it to produce elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. The result is better skin tone, firmness, and texture.
Non-Surgical Nose Job
A traditional San Antonio nose job can produce excellent results, but it is an invasive, painful procedure that requires weeks or even months of recovery time. On the other hand, a non-surgical nose job is done with Juvederm and hyaluronic acid to reshape the nose subtly.
Note that the results are temporary, but it’s an excellent option for those who want to eliminate a bridge bump or make the nostrils more symmetrical. This procedure won’t reduce your nose’s size, but it can be a good choice for minor fixes.
You’ll need to have new injections done every four to six months to maintain your results.
Some people want full lips like Hollywood actresses, while others don’t like their asymmetrical mouths. Whatever it is that you don’t like about your lips, lip injections are becoming more popular for transforming lips, and the way faces look overall.
Lip injections typically use Juvederm, but you also can have fat transferred from other parts of the body and injected into the lips.
Your healthcare professional will apply a numbing agent to the lips, then the filler is put into the lips to give them a fuller look. You can go back to your regular activities right away.
A chemical peel removes old layers of skin from the face so new, fresh layers can grow in their place. The result is a clearer, younger, and brighter look without surgery.
You can have chemical peels in several strengths, with the lightest peels done without downtime. Other peels with more potent chemicals make a face look burned for one or two weeks, so you need to take time off work.
Chemical peels are popular with patients who want to get rid of sun damage, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.
Many older celebrities swear by oxygen facials. They provide rapid results that get rid of wrinkles and lines, making them a hit with people who need to get ready for public appearances quickly.
An oxygen facial involves a compression machine that pushes oxygen and various chemicals into the skin with pressured air. These treatments may not pamper the skin like a regular facial, but they can make the skin look more balanced, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and make the face plumper and fresher.
Request A Cosmetic Procedure Consultation
Interested in a San Antonio non-surgical face treatment in San Antonio? Dr. Scott J Farber or Dr. Amita Shah of Hill Country Plastic Surgery can help. They will consult with you for your San Antonio cosmetic procedure today. They’ll go over the options, goals, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for one of these procedures.
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