There are a wide range of non-invasive procedures that can help you enhance your appearance without going under the knife. Each of these non-surgical procedures can turn back the hands of time by providing anti-aging benefits, as well as giving you a boost to your self-esteem and confidence. If you look in the mirror and feel discouraged by what you see, any of the treatments listed here are ideal options to consider.
If you want to get your youthful appearance back, wrinkle treatments can help. As you age, your skin begins to get thinner and can start to sag, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. At the same time, smile lines, marionette lines, and crow’s feet tend to develop and deepen as the years go by. There is a full range of anti-wrinkle procedures that do not involve invasive surgery (such as a facelift) and are designed to enhance your natural beauty and keep you loving what you see in the mirror.
Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, are an injectable treatment, and they work by plumping the tissue around your facial muscles, which blurs lines and wrinkles. The fillers are inserted beneath the skin, producing immediate results, though the final results won’t be visible for a couple of weeks. Some dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid as the plumping ingredient, while others use calcium hydroxyapatite. There are also collagen stimulators such as poly-L-lactic acid. These are not technically fillers, but they do help volumize the face. All of these products can stimulate collagen production, helping you look and feel younger. There are numerous options when it comes to injectable fillers and collagen stimulators. A skilled aesthetic physician can help you choose the right treatment plan for you. They include:
- Juvéderm Products (Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, Volux, Volbella) – Treats the cheeks, nasolabial folds, nose, mouth, chin and jaw. It is also ideal for lip augmentation.
- Sculptra – Treats the entire face.
- Restylane Products (Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, Kysse, Contour) – Treats the cheeks, nasolabial folds, nose, mouth, chin, and jaw. It is also ideal for lip augmentation.
- Belotero – treats the fine lines around the nose and mouth, under the eyes.
- RHA Products (Redensity, RHA2, RHA3, RHA4) – Treats the cheeks, nasolabial folds, nose, mouth, chin, and jaw. It is also ideal for lip augmentation and under the eyes.
- Radiesse – treats the nasolabial folds, cheeks, and jawline
The filler you choose is based on the area of your face, neck, and jaw that you want to see results.
Neurotoxins, Neuromodulators, Anti-Wrinkle Injections
The fillers listed above are ideal for filling the tissue and smoothing lines and wrinkles that are caused by volume loss. Products called Neurotoxins or Neuromodulators target wrinkles caused by the contraction of the facial muscles. They affect the muscles directly, in essence, “freezing” the muscles so they aren’t as able to contract. This helps prevent the repetitive muscular motions that lend themselves to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This partial paralysis helps relax the muscles, which has a positive effect on both the formation and the appearance of wrinkles. There are a couple of options to choose from and board-certified cosmetic doctors can help you decide which is your best option which include
They can all treat the frown lines, brows, forehead, crow’s feet, neck bands, jaw muscle (masseter), chin, and other lower face muscles that are overactive.
Some of the most popular non-invasive treatments utilize lasers/energy to achieve the desired results. Laser skin resurfacing has a host of benefits that include smoothing wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and reducing sagging skin on the face. The two most common types of this treatment include CO2 and Erbium-based lasers.
Nano Ray Laser Resurfacing
Using specialized light, the nano ray treatment is used to erase blemishes on the skin, while smoothing it at the same time. As the skin absorbs the light energy, it vaporizes the moisture in the skin, which results in almost instant results. It’s fast and painless and offers more precise control than other laser resurfacing options. Choose this laser skin resurfacing treatment for any of the following skin concerns.
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines
Another set of non-invasive cosmetic procedures uses radio frequency heat rather than laser energy to attain the same results as laser treatments. Patients are attracted to radio frequency treatments as there is a perception of fewer potential risks compared to lasers.
This treatment uses heat energy to reverse the signs of aging and is the ideal choice for any patient who wants a non-invasive procedure to avoid surgery. The treatment is quick, fairly painless, and provides the best results within three to six months. It works by heat energy to shrink skin tissue, which helps with fat loss and tightening loose skin. This highly versatile treatment addresses a full range of skin issues including the following:
- Double chin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin on the neck
- Loose skin on the abdomen
- Flabby arms
- Loose skin on the thighs and hips
- Saggy knees
ThermiSmooth is designed to target fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It’s an alternative to fillers that is appealing for many patients. This non-invasive facial treatment uses radiofrequency energy to increase the temperature of the skin. When this happens, it stimulates collagen production and plumps the skin, blurring wrinkles. Most patients report that ThermiSmooth is a painless treatment and only takes about 30 minutes for a session. It offers a variety of benefits, making it one of our most popular treatments.
- Non-surgical brow lift
- Improves skin texture
- Reduces droopy skin on the eyelids
- Treats lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is done by piercing the skin with several tiny needles. This boosts its ability to heal itself, which thereby increases collagen production and can treat many of the skin issues that people face as they get older, as well as other trouble spots.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Improved skin elasticity
- Improves skin texture and tone
There are several versions of microneedling and knowing what each one entails makes it easier to decide which is the best choice for your specific needs.
- Micro infusion microneedling
- Genius RF microneedling
- Skin Pen Microneedling
If you’re looking to enhance your features but feel like excess fat is stopping you, there are several fat reduction cosmetic procedures to meet your needs. Each is designed to remove extra flab and give you the sleek and svelte silhouette you want. By choosing a non-invasive option, you get the desired results without the extensive downtime that accompanies surgical fat removal procedures. Keep reading to learn more about your choices.
CoolSculpting & Cool Mini
This is one of the most effective alternatives to liposuction and is the ideal choice for targeting love handles, a double chin, and belly flab. This innovative treatment freezes fat cells, thereby reducing fat deposits on the body. You’ll love that the procedure is quick and painless and lets you get back to normal activities with minimal downtime and natural results. In combination with a healthy diet and plenty of physical activity, CoolSculpting and Cool Mini are a viable way to reach your body goals.
FDA-approved for a double chin, Kybella is a non-surgical and permanent procedure aimed at getting rid of stubborn chin fat once and for all. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a natural substance found in our bodies that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. When injected into the chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells in the area, reducing the appearance of a double chin. While Kybella isn’t approved for other parts of the body, it’s one of the best non-surgical options for dealing with a double chin.
If you dream of sporting six-pack abs and turning heads on the beach and at the pool, Emsculpt Neo can help. This procedure uses electromagnetic and radiofrequency energy to tighten and tone the muscles in your abdomen. The procedure can be compared to doing 20,000 crunches or sit-ups, proving how effective it can be. The combination of energies used simultaneously raises muscle temperature and causes supramaximal contractions, a mixture of conditions that leads to fat cell death and the building and strengthening of the muscles in the treatment area. While it’s targeted for stomach fat, Emsculpt is also a great choice for a variety of other body parts
- Upper arms
Ideal for all skin types, chemical peels promise to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, giving you back your youthful, healthy glow. Peels are pain-free and can be done without preparing for any downtime. Benefits include:
- Improve skin tone, texture and clarity.
- Reduce or eliminate acne scars.
- Blur fine lines and wrinkles.
- Treat hyperpigmentation, including freckles, age spots, and melasma.
- Increase collagen production to firm and tone the skin.
Med spas offer several peel options so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
- VI Peel – sensitive skin and rosacea
- VI Peel Purify – acne-prone skin
- VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus – acne, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation
- VI Peel Precision Plus – hyperpigmentation, melasma and uneven skin tone
- VI Peel Advanced – anti-aging, wrinkles, fine lines, body peeling
It can be a confidence killer to look in the mirror and not like what you see. At the same time, surgical procedures can be scary and require downtime that you may not be able to commit to. No matter the reason, our wide range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments will meet any of your needs, whether you want to slim down or erase wrinkles. Contact the Z Center for Cosmetic Health today to set up your initial consultation.