Now more than ever before, people are undergoing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. This is due to advances in technology in the field of aesthetic medicine, as well as economic factors. Products like neuortoxins (Botox, Xeomin and Dysport) and fillers (Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane, etc.) have become widely accepted as effective and predictable, and the public has become more familiar and comfortable with these products. As well, for the patient who does not have the economic means to undergo a pricey, invasive surgical procedure, minimally invasive procedures provide results with a fraction of the price tag and down time.
Minimally invasive procedures such as injections with neurotoxins and fillers and laser skin rejuvenation give the patient good results, but these procedures are limited in how large of a difference they can make in a patient with significant photo aging. At a certain point, if the patient truly wants to reverse signs of an aging face, surgery will be the best option. For example, a patient may have filler injections to help soften nasolabial folds, but when filler is no longer able to give the patient the result they desire, I recommend surgical options. For the patient who is not ready for surgery, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures present an attractive option.
When choosing a provider to perform minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, it is extremely important to find someone who has the proper training and credentials. In the state of Georgia, other professionals besides physicians can perform facial injections and invasive laser procedures. I always advise patients to do their “due diligence” when deciding on where to have procedures performed. Even though facial injections and laser treatments are less invasive than surgery, they cannot be undermined as being without complications or risks. Patients should make sure their facial injection specialist or laser technician has thorough and extensive training, as well as the degree or certification necessary to perform these procedures. If you are interested in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, consult with the experts at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery to learn about different cosmetic options.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD