As we age, they idea of plastic surgery becomes more appealing. Botox, injectable fillers, face lifts, and lip enhancements are just some of the many cosmetic surgery procedures offered to combat unwanted problems with the skin and lips.
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective.
However, cosmetic surgery has its risks, and is typically not covered by insurance, and can be very costly. For these reasons, any dermatologist Westchester County specialist would agree that although cosmetic surgery can make a person look and feel better, it should not be the first treatment plan.
Before going under the needle or knife, try these natural treatments for the most typical reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery:
Wrinkles. Botox, injectable fillers, and facelifts are all cosmetic surgery procedures aimed at reducing wrinkles and sagging in the skin. An alternative to these treatments include several skincare projects available at most retail locations. The latest in regenerative skincare use DNA nanotechnology, which promises to help aging skin cells to renew and duplicate by targeting the nuclei. Another targets stem cells and in doing so, claims to renew old skin, reduce wrinkles and even out tone. Products with hyaluronic acid, which is found in our connective tissue and is a component of Restalayne – a common injectable filler - have also been found to plump and smooth the skin. A more drastic option, but still requires no injection or knives, are skin peels, which can restore the youthful look of the skin. Chemical skin peels can be performed at most day spas and dermatology clinics.
Thin lips. Many people will visit the cosmetic surgeon for a lip enhancement Westchester County to fill and plump up their lips for a fuller, more voluptuous look. This generally involves temporary injectable fillers and/or permanent synthetic lip implants. Before going under the needle, try a natural lip plumper that can be administered daily. Several contain hyaluronic acid, which plumps and smooths, in addition to palmitoyl oligopeptides, which trigger collagen and elastin fiber production in lips to make them plumper. Microspheres, tiny molecules, can also be used as their plumping power comes from the moisture they absorb from the body.
These cosmetic surgery alternatives may produce the desired results without having costly medical bills, pain and recovery time, and the risk of harming ones health.