For some, surgery can seem daunting. You might not be ready for such a drastic change, or the thought of going under anesthesia is unsettling. Whatever the reason, there are non-invasive alternatives for nearly every surgical procedure available.
You wouldn’t be alone in choosing a non-surgical alternative. The number of cosmetic, minimally invasive techniques has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ “2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report.” In 2020, more than 13 million people underwent these, with injectables and soft tissue fillers the most popular.
Once you’ve decided you want to make non-surgical changes, you must decide what those alterations will be. Do you want to diminish wrinkles? Are you interested in tightening your skin? Do you desire additional volume and definition? The answers can help you determine which non-invasive procedure may be the perfect fit for your needs. If you’re still not sure, check out the available options below.
If you’re interested in reversing signs of aging, radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is for you. The state-of-the-art Genius device by Lutronic Aesthetic utilizes high-intensity RF energy and microneedling technology to trigger collagen production, tighten skin, treat scars and dark spots, reduce wrinkles, and create an overall smoother appearance.
Regular microneedling utilizes the MD Pen™ to rejuvenate the skin, producing youthful results similar to that of RF microneedling. It tightens skin, diminishes discoloration, stretch marks and scars, treats acne and sun damage, and reduces pore sizes. Both microneedling treatments can be used for patients interested in face lifts, but who don’t want to undergo surgery.
Also read: “How Microneedling Can Plump the Tear Trough”
Mesotherapy delivers serums full of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and natural extracts directly into the skin of your face, neck, chest, or back of your hands using a microneedling tool. The treatment provides hydration and adds volume. It reduces wrinkles and fine lines, acne, stretch marks, and other skin conditions. This procedure can also be used in lieu of a face or eye lift.
If you’re experiencing sagging skin, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) skin rejuvenation treatments can reduce volume loss, firm and smooth skin, and create a toned appearance. This procedure administers natural growth factors derived from your blood cells in an injectable. Skin PRP could be used as a replacement for face or neck lifts.
Hair Loss PRP
Instead of undergoing surgical hair restoration, try PRP treatments for hair loss. Injections are administered directly into the scalp or affected area of the body. They can prevent future hair loss and stimulate growth.
A perfect stand-in for a neck lift, ultherapy can lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin, brow, and decolletage. This non-invasive procedure utilizes ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production, rejuvenating your skin.
For more information, check out “Ultherapy: Preparation, Procedure, Recovery.”
Tear Trough Correction
Dermal filler Restylane is the perfect replacement for lower eyelid surgery, because it adds volume to hollowed-out undereyes. This procedure can turn tired-looking eyes into bright and youthful ones, reducing undereye bags and tear trough deformity.
Latisse for Eyelashes
The best way to get long, luscious lashes without having to endure hours of lash extension placements is to try Latisse for eyelashes. This treatment is the only FDA-approved formula proven to achieve fuller lashes, increase growth and length, and improve thickness.
Radiesse Hand Rejuvenation
There isn’t a surgical procedure available to replenish supple hands, however, there is Radiesse hand rejuvenation. This non-invasive injectable can provide volume to backs of the hands, while ensuring skin remains smooth and gentle. It also reduces the appearance of tendons, joints, and veins.
Cellfina™ Cellulite Treatments
If you’re interested in any of the aforementioned treatments or want to learn more, schedule a free consultation with Long Island’s Dr. Anthony Buglino today! Dr. Buglino can help you decide which non-surgical option is best for your body and goals.