Can You Look Younger Without Cosmetic Surgery?November 2, 2015
The field of cosmetic surgery has been witnessing a continuously growing and lasting wave of interest. The ability to improve your looks almost instantly is very convenient and tempting.
Smooth face, fresh skin and a lean figure can be achieved at a cosmetic surgeon’s office in a couple of hours and may give a boost to the quality of life.
However, Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia has the capability to match and even surpass results achieved by cosmetic surgery with an array of painless, non-invasive treatments that require minimal or no downtime at all.
Our experienced medical professionals are equipped with the largest and most diverse range of lasers, ultrasound and skin care technology and we tailor our treatments to maximise the results for each individual. Interested? Read on…
For your wrinkles
Invasive procedures: One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries is a forehead lift. The procedure changes the position of the soft tissue on your forehead, influencing the appearance of the entire face. It elevates sagging eyebrows and removes worry lines that create creases across your forehead.
During the procedure, a surgeon takes a segment of skin off the patient’s forehead. Various approaches to this method have been developed during the years and the actual place of incision depends on your surgeon’s expertise.
Non-invasive alternative: Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers have stolen the limelight in recent years. Both are minimally invasive treatments with no downtime, which is very convenient as you can go back to you daily duties straight away.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections work by temporarily immobilising your muscles, which prevents your muscles from causing forehead wrinkles, crows feet, and frown lines. By giving your muscles a break, your skin appears smoother and younger.
Dermal Fillers work by adding volume to the affected areas. This treatment can be used not only on your forehead but also on your nasolabial lines, around your mouth or on crow’s feet area.
Generally, both treatments bring the best effects if they compliment each other. However, in order to decide which of the procedures is best for you (sometimes it might be the combination of both), it is necessary to consult with an expert who understands your face, wrinkles, bone structure and facial muscles.
The number of treatments that you’re going to need is an aspect that varies from one individual to another, but wrinkle injections are usually administered every 10-12 weeks, with dermal fillers needing a top up perhaps once a year. You have to be careful not to overdo with the injections if you want to avoid a taunt-looking face.
Rest assured! Only the best medical experts are working at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, so you can be certain that you’re in great hands.
For your face
Invasive procedures: In 2012, 133,000 people underwent a facelift surgery, an extremely invasive procedure that gives you a more youthful facial appearance. A facelift refreshes the way you look, smoothing out wrinkles and making your skin tighter.
In time, this procedure has significantly developed and right now there are about 9 different facelift techniques. The technique you will get depends on the surgeon’s specialisation.
Every facelift surgery requires the patient to go under general anaesthesia and the convalescence period usually takes a few weeks.
Non-invasive alternative: There is a way to make your skin look young and fresh without a scalpel. Chemical Peels are a minimally invasive treatments that can bring significant effects to they way your skin looks.
Chemical Peels come in the form of chemical solutions, which are applied to your skin, causing it to “blister”. The treated skin goes through the renewal process and peels off, eventually revealing brand new, smooth and less wrinkled new skin.
Additionally, the peels reduce the fine lines, the appearance of scars, acne, rosacea and sun damage. If performed as a series of treatments, the before/after results can be quite dramatic.
Microdermabrasion uses a mechanical medium (diamonds or crystals) for skin exfoliation. The process removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis, revealing the fresh and radiant skin underneath.
This treatment is usually used to refresh your looks and the results will last up to a few weeks, until your skin naturally develops a new stratum corneum. A further benefit of microdermabrasion is enhanced skin penetration by other skin creams and serums.
Both these treatments are minimally or completely non-invasive. The sessions take up to one hour and the recovery time in the case of dermabrasion is almost immediate, while you have to wait a few days for your skin to peel off if you choose a chemical peel.
For your body
Invasive procedure: Liposuction is a widely known surgical procedure that removes the excess of fat and fat cells from affected areas. As with any surgery, there are certain risks involving liposuction that go beyond the temporary adverse effects. Despite that, in 2012, 200,000 patients decided to undergo this invasive procedure.
The surgery requires the use of a cannula (a hollow tube) and aspirator (a suction device), which literally suck the fat out of you. Liposuction can be performed on various body areas, such as abdomen, thighs, upper arms, breasts or cheeks.
There are various liposuction techniques available. They can be categorised in terms of the amount of fluid injection they use and by the mechanism in which the cannula works. Also, they differ in terms of mode of anaesthesia administration, which might be general, regional or local.
Non-invasive treatments: Non-surgical methods of removing fat from your body involve the use of laser, ultrasound or cryotherapy. With these methods, fat loss is more subtle but a range of advantages, such as reduced risk, reduced cost, and reduced healing time, contribute to patients choosing these treatments over liposuction.
Using ultrasound or cryotherapy technology you target and destroy fat cells in specific areas. The therapies give you complete control over the areas from which you want the fat removed.
With these types of treatments, patients appreciate the no-downtime benefit. Although a mild discomfort might develop a day or two after the treatment, patients are generally able to resume their daily activities straight away.
These forms of therapies are advised especially if you’re struggling with stubborn areas of fat, which are difficult to get rid of through exercise or diet. Usually performed as a series of treatments, Ultrasound and fat freezing can get your body to look the way you desire painlessly and quickly.
To cut or not to cut?
When you’re considering any type of surgical procedure that has the aim of improving your looks, you should perform an extensive research beforehand. Invasive methods can have serious repercussions on your health and the possible side effects are not a joke.
This is why we advise that you consider your options carefully. If you can avoid surgical intervention, always go for methods that steer clear from general anaesthesia and a scalpel.
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