Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are generally considered less invasive, and less painful. They are affordable compared to cosmetic surgeries which may cost a ton of money. They also do not carry the complications of surgical procedures such as scarring. Non-surgical procedures are ideally meant for individuals who would rather not go through cosmetic surgery for one reason or the other. They are as effective as cosmetic surgeries with evidence from top TV icons, fashion models, and socialites. Over the years, non-surgical cosmetic surgeries have increased in awareness with a lot of people choosing to undergo these procedures. Recovery takes a shorter period with some needing no recovery at all. Here are x most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures of all time.
1. Neurotoxin Injections
This is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that is conducted through temporary injections on the parts desired to be changed. These injections contain either Dysport, Botox, Xeomin, or Jeuveau, a protein botulinum toxin that freezes the muscles. They can be injected on the neckline, face, and hands to be able to eliminate aging lines that start to form as one grows older. Other than that, Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau perform lifts on the body parts injected, and they reduce the appearance of a gummy smile. The overall results a person achieves are smoother fine lines, wrinkles, a fresh face, and a more youthful look. More likely to have no recovery period, the results could last for three to four months, and the whole procedure is likely to cost＄420
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected inside the skin’s tissues to re-establish its lost smooth lines, volume, and soft creases. They achieve these through plumping and tightening the skin to eliminate sunburns, frowns, and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be injected on any part of the body that needs reshaping or recontouring. They exist in different types such as Restylane, Radiesse, Bellafill, and Juvéderm, with the best dermal fillers according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery being Restylane and Juvéderm. Depending on your choice, the prices differ per syringe from＄500 to＄2,000, and recovery is within 7-10 days.
Microblading procedures basically eliminate the use of brow products. It is modernly done through the use of a small tool with several tiny needles, separate from the normal tattoo gun that was used traditionally. Microblading is achieved when numerous teeny tiny strokes are made which in turn form a texture that resembles your own eyebrow hair. It cuts into the brow skin and implants those pigments giving you semi-permanent eyebrows. Most women have found this technique to be of great help because it saves on the time consumed putting on make-up. The average time taken to successfully complete this procedure is two hours, and the results can last between 12 to 18 months. Microblading costs around＄500 to＄2,000.
4. Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure that is done to get rid of unwanted growing hair on our bodies. It has no pain, needs no effort to perform, and the results are permanent. Laser hair removal is done through blasting of the hair follicles using laser light that inhibits hair growth, therefore leaving the skin smooth, and hair-free. It is a solution to most men and women who have ingrown hair either on the arms, legs, or chest, and most likely spend hours every time removing them. The procedure approximately costs between＄150 to＄500 per session, and the results can last for a longer period of time. It takes one to two weeks to recover.
5. Lip Blushing
Lip blushing, also referred to as lip tattooing is a cosmetic surgery that is performed by the use of small needles which deposit pigments inside your lips to alter their shape, and color. As a type of semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, it makes the lips fuller and plumper leaving them with a youthful, natural look when they heal. It also saves on time consumed applying makeup and it lasts depending on a person. On average, this surgery costs about＄400 to＄800 per session which may increase because the lips have multiple layers that need the injections.
Latisse is a non-surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of your eyelashes. While most women go for extensions or fake lashes, Latisse could work perfectly. It encourages the growth of longer, darker, and thicker eyelashes. It is achieved through the use of prescription eye drops that promote their growth. Only given by a qualified doctor, these eye drops cost between＄120 to＄140 depending on the bottle sizes for a continuous 30 day supply. Latisse is applied overnight for about 4 weeks, and the results are beautiful, longer, radiant eyelashes.
7. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a procedure that is meant to improve the skin’s appearance. It helps reduce fine lines beneath the eyes and around the mouth, helps treat wrinkles brought by aging and sunburns, and helps reduce age spots, and dark patches. In simple terms, it is a procedure that gently peels away the layers of dead skin cells to leave the skin smooth, and flawless. Chemical peels are done by applying a chemical solution to the skin, on the part that needs treatment, after which, it makes the skin blister which eventually peels off. It can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. Chemical peels exist in different types such as AHA peels, BHA peels, TCA peels, and Phenol peels. Depending on the type, the prices vary between＄600 to＄ 900, and recovery takes about one week.
8. Non-surgical Nose Job
Non-surgical nose job, otherwise referred to as liquid Rhinoplasty, is a virtually painless, and quick procedure that is done through a hyaluronic acid filler injected into the nose. It is the perfect remedy for individuals who fear surgical Rhinoplasty, and desire to have a smooth, clear, and symmetrical nose. Depending on the hyaluronic acid-based filler used by the surgeon, a non-surgical nose job can last between nine months to two years. It costs between＄600 to ＄1,500, and recovery takes about 2 weeks.
9. Keratin Hair Straightening
Keratin hair straightening is a procedure that is used for hair treatment. It is done through several formulas to achieve the desired look. Also called a Brazilian blowout, it makes the hair look straighter, sleek, and perfect for more than 6 months. Keratin hair straightening applies keratin to the hair, after which it is treated with a flat iron leaving the strands smooth and shiny. It is a means that helps cut off the need for hair treatments which helps save a lot of money. Recovery takes between 3 to 4 days after which you would be able to wash your hair. Depending on your hair’s length, the experience of the stylist, and the salon’s location, this procedure can cost between＄250 and＄ 450.
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures have proven to be safe and secure yielding amazing results just like surgical cosmetic procedures. They are the best alternatives to individuals with the fear of invasive, painful procedures brought about by surgical procedures. Find the best type that will help you achieve your desired look.