Some of the most common types of cosmetic procedures

Some of the most common types of cosmetic procedures

  1. Lip augmentation

Today with Instagram models posting pictures of full and shapely lips, it’s become a growing rage among youth to rely on dermal fillers that amplifies the appearance of the lips. It gives volume, structure, and shape.

As with many cosmetic procedures, the results are not permanent. It can last for about 6 months.

  1. Liposuction

This is an apt procedure for obese candidates. It removes fat reserves from the body. There are localized fat deposits that are suctioned out via a vacuum-suction cannula. These fat deposits are also broken apart through ultrasound before being removed.It can be performed on various parts of the body like stomach, thighs, hips, and buttocks.

  1. Tummy tuck

In scientific terms, it goes by the name, “Abdominoplasty”. Let’s face it, no one likes a potbelly and many women are constantly debilitating body image issues. Tummy tuck aims at eliminating excessive fat in the stomach region. An area that most people are obsessed with! It can also improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin post-pregnancy.

You still have to follow a strict diet and exercise regimen after a tummy tuck.

  1. Laser skin resurfacing

This involves the use of short and pulsating beams of light on the skin. It evens the skin by treating wrinkles, lines, age spots and scars. As in the case of chemical peeling, it can remove the outer layer of the skin while heating up the innermost dermis, which actively promptsthe stimulation of collagen cells; resulting in smooth, firm, and tight skin.  Ablative laser is for older patients who have already formed wrinkles and non-ablative laser tackles early signs of aging, nipping it in the bud! The results are long-lasting.

  1. Dermabrasion

This is a lot like laser skin treatment, except here, a wire brush or device is used to scrape away the outer layer of the skin. A numbing cream is applied before the treatment. The depth is directly proportional to the brutality of the skin problem.  Side effects can include reddishness, bruising, swelling, etc.

  1. Microdermabrasion

This is a much milder form of dermabrasion and is used to treat unevenly colored skin, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, etc. A tiny device will coat your skin with crystals and you are made to rest. A single treatment may not suffice. People with severe skin problems have to repeat the procedure several times before they can see discernable change.

  1. Laser hair removal

Easily the most popular and effective non-surgical treatment for long-lasting results.  A relatively benign procedure that can be performed on any part of the body. It produces outstanding results for people with light skin and dark hair as the hair absorbs more laser light. This is available in most leading cosmetic clinics like Clinique Anti-Aging.

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