7 Non-invasive Cosmetic Procedures For Your Next Glow Up

While cosmetic surgery that changes the look of the face or body is still in high demand, there is a growing trend toward gentler, non-invasive procedures that boost one's natural glow.

The newest treatments harness the power of lasers, durable materials, naturally-occurring substances, and even the body's immune system to plump up the skin, smooth out lines, and eliminate fats. 

If looking like a better version of yourself without a lengthy recovery period is your goal, you should consider any of the following treatments. 

CoolSculpting

For many people, diet and exercise aren't enough to shrink stubborn fat deposits, especially around the stomach, chin, or thighs. The non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting, helps remove fat cells without surgery. CoolSculpting is the brand name for a process known as cryolipolysis. 

The CoolSculpting machine painlessly deep freezes fat cells under the skin, and this causes the cells to die, and their remnants are cleaned out through the lymphatic system. While CoolSculpting cannot eliminate 100% of fat cells, many clients see a noticeable improvement in their bodies after the first session. For longer results, cosmetic surgeons recommend at least two treatments.

While the fat cells destroyed by CoolSculpting are gone forever, the remaining ones can grow bigger. For this reason, CoolSculpting is touted as a supplement, not a replacement for, a healthy lifestyle.  

Laser Hair Removal

Shaving daily can be a chore, especially on delicate areas like the upper lip or chin. Laser hair removal is the perfect, non-invasive solution for keeping skin silky smooth for weeks or even months. 

Other hair removal treatments, like shaving or waxing, pull out the hair shaft but do not affect the follicle. Most of the hairs removed during these treatments are in the dormant phase, which means that many of the remaining hairs will start growing within the first two weeks of shaving or waxing. 

Laser hair removal nips the growth cycle in the bud by damaging the follicle itself. During the procedure, the laser's energy is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft, which heats the hair and cauterizes the strand. After several treatments, the follicle will produce thinner hairs in slower cycles. For some people, laser-removed hair may take years to grow back to an apparent density.

Since the laser targets melanin, it is recommended for individuals with dark hair and light skin tones. People with darker skin can safely receive treatment, but they should request a procedure that uses two light wavelengths rather than one. Laser hair removal is not effective on unpigmented hair. 

It’s important you choose a reputable salon that offers laser hair removal services to clients no matter their skin type or tone like SEV Laser, which offers beauty services all over the USA. Check one of the popular locations, laser hair removal Atlanta, or check the nearest location for you.

Veneers

Who wouldn't want a Hollywood smile? For many years, picture-perfect teeth could only be achieved from years of orthodontic work. In recent years, veneers have become a popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry.

The veneer process starts with a consultation. The dentist will ensure the client is a good candidate for tooth bonding. Then, the doctor will prepare the natural teeth by trimming the enamel. 

This way, the veneers will fit snugly against the teeth and naturally in the mouth. After the teeth are prepared, the dentist will make a mold of the patient's teeth to make the veneers. Veneers can be made in the same material as porcelain or resin dentures. Porcelain veneers last longer but are considerably more expensive. Resin veneers are more affordable and can be installed in one dentist visit. They are also repairable.

Caring for veneers is no more complicated than caring for natural teeth. Seeing the dentist twice a year and following a solid oral hygiene routine will keep veneers shiny for years. 

Soft Tissue Fillers

Pretty much any adjective that describes healthy skin - glowing, youthful, fresh - is the result of collagen, a protein that supports the structures in skin and tissue cells. Over time, collagen production slows down, which is why fine lines, droopy skin, and wrinkles are all signs of aging. 

Soft tissue fillers reverse this process by reintroducing collagen and other substances into the skin. The substance is injected directly into the skin using a small needle. Depending on the filler type, the patient may receive a topical anesthetic. Either way, soft tissue fillers are painless and long-lasting.

Laser Lipo

Like CoolSculpting, laser liposuction is a surgery-free alternative to traditional liposuction. Rather than freezing fat cells to death, laser lipo heats them without damaging the surrounding tissue and skin. The body's fat cells are disposed of, resulting in a trimmer physique. 

Laser lipo also has the added benefit of boosting skin-tightening collagen levels. For this reason, the procedure is often paired with traditional liposuction, resulting in sagging or loose skin. 

The outpatient procedure is minimally invasive with nearly no recovery time. Clients can be in and out of the doctor's office in as little as half an hour! As with CoolSculpting, fat cells are permanently removed, and results appear within six weeks of the treatment.

Threadlift

The popular facelift procedure can take years off your appearance but requires general anesthesia. Thread Lifts are a minimally invasive treatment that can offer similar results at a fraction of the cost. 

During the procedure, the doctor inserts an undetectable thread under the skin. This allows them to pull the skin taught, thus reducing lines and firming sagging skin. The threading also stimulates the skin's healing response, which sends collagen to the insertion site. 

The skin gradually absorbs the biodegradable thread over six to nine months. A visible increase in firmness and tightness lasts the same amount of time, while the effects of collagen stimulation may remain for more than a year. 

Resurfacing Treatments

The uppermost layer of the skin, the epidermis, takes the brunt of exposure to aging elements such as UV rays, free radicals, and other toxins. Resurfacing treatments gently remove this tired outer layer to reveal the fresher, newer skin. As many facial imperfections such as sun spots or acne scars are located on the outer layer, resurfacing treatment can reduce their appearance. 

The outer layer may be broken up using lasers, chemicals, or exfoliants. Then, the doctor will apply a solution that supports skin cell regeneration. After several treatments, the skin will look brighter and more refreshed. 

While clients may experience a slight increase in sensitivity after the procedure, the recovery time is minimal. Doctors recommend scheduling a resurfacing treatment during the fall or winter and wearing high SPF sunscreen to protect young skin cells from harmful UV rays. 

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