Before you do anything, be sure to speak with a trained and qualified medical professional regarding your options so you know your procedure is safe.
It’s important to understand that cosmetic procedures can be done in two different ways. The first is through invasive measures. The second, through non-invasive methods. These terms are not often used in everyday life, so know what they mean can help you make your decision regarding which procedure works best for you.
In medical speak, an invasive procedure is any kind that breaks the skin — typically surgical. For cosmetic procedures, this may include implants or even minimally invasive procedures in which a tiny cut is made in a part of the body. Invasive cosmetic procedures can include:
In recent years, the use of invasive surgery has decreased and more and more patients are turning to non-invasive options. This can include Botox, dermal fillers, spider vein treatment, and chemical peels. As a result, patients benefit from minimal downtime, no scars, lower cost, and a reduced risk of complications.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of invasive cosmetic procedures dropped 6% from 2000 to 2016. Non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures have seen a 180% increase in that same time period. This is because they can often get the same results without having to go through the trials of invasive surgery.
At Kessel Dermatology, we encourage you to speak with our team and learn what option fits you best. We can listen to your goals, advise you on the right course of action, and perform the procedure that will get you the results you desire.