There is a new trend in surgical procedures that is guaranteed to be safer and more effective, the minimally invasive surgery. These past few years since the 1990s, the non-surgical cosmetic procedures have become more and more popular due to their effectivity and little to no recovery time needed by the patient.
A much better alternative
Minimally invasive surgeries are especially applicable with procedures dealing with the skin, such as cosmetic surgery. These procedures usually result in less pain, less scarring, a short recovery time, and even less cost for some treatments.
Some medical surgeries that used to be traditional or open surgeries are now shifting to minimally invasive procedures, such as heart operations and vasectomy. In these surgeries, a small incision is made, and an endoscope (a thin tube with a camera at the end) is used by the surgeon to see and perform the procedure.
Minimally invasive cosmetic surgery makes use of different technologies such as lasers and chemicals, which are more accessible and affordable. Because of this, most cosmetic procedures, albeit considered as surgical, are performed on an outpatient basis. The latest in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery
The most popular cosmetic procedure is the Botox. It is done by injecting a purified form of the botulinum toxin around the area of interest. Botox is usually done to eradicate wrinkles such as crow’s feet, which are the squinting wrinkles found beside the eyes, and forehead furrows, or the lines in the middle of the forehead to between the eyebrows.
- Chemical peel
For this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the area of interest to assist with the peeling of the skin. This is done to treat wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and fine lines. Basically, this procedure is a type of exfoliation where the outermost layer of the skin is peeled off to reveal younger-looking skin.
Much like the chemical peel, the aim of microdermabrasion is also to remove the outer layer of the skin. This is done by spraying small crystals onto the skin to gently remove the old skin. Though not effective in removing scars, acne marks, and stretch marks, it makes subtle changes such as softer, brighter, and smoother skin.
- Laser hair removal
Unwanted hair is usually removed by plucking, waxing, and shaving. Nowadays, there is a more precise and faster procedure, which is the laser hair removal. The laser is basically a highly concentrated light that is focused onto hair follicles. The pigments present in these follicles absorbs the light, which destroys them in the process. This procedure is done to remove hair from the face, arms and legs, underarms, and bikini lines.
The popularity of these minimally invasive procedures is due to its affordability, accessibility, and effectivity. Because of these three factors, public demand continues to increase for these cosmetic procedures. As of now, this upward trend in the improvement of aesthetic medicine is expected to continue as these procedures are developed into better versions.