Non-invasive procedures do not require the plastic surgeon to make an incision or remove tissue. However, between 2000 and 2016, non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments have seen a 180% increase, with a subsequent drop in invasive procedures by 6% during the same period. This is to say that people, especially those not addicted to plastic surgery, are turning to these procedures.
However, the billion-dollar question is, can non-invasive surgery yield the same results as invasive procedures? These procedures, like plastic surgeries, provide refreshing and rejuvenating effects, with the difference being they do not use a scalpel. This article includes some minimally or non-invasive procedures proven to be just as effective as plastic surgery.
Dr. Andrew Jacono is the world’s leading expert in facial plastic surgery and was selected as one of the ten best plastic surgeons in NY. Besides invasive surgical procedures, he also performs non-invasive treatments with excellent results. One of these treatment options is Botox and injectable treatments. The deep facial tissue fillers are combined with Botox to provide a non-surgical facelift that provides great facial rejuvenation. It is a non-invasive alternative to a surgical facelift that involves pumping fillers and Botox. However, according to Dr. Andrew, the results of this procedure are temporary and not as dramatic as surgical treatment. He also adds that it is a good and effective treatment option for people in their 30s to 50s.
Botox is a crucial component of the liquid facelift that lifts the face’s portions. Botox is used with a combination of fillers simultaneously, such as Juvederm™, Restylane™, Perlane™, Radiesse™. Combining fillers is essential in treating different surface folds and wrinkles depending on their depth. In addition to filling the lines, fillers also work to lift the face. The depth of the lines determines the type of filler used.
This procedure is a breakthrough in laser technology. Dr. Jacono performs two procedures using this technology: Fractional CO2 and fractional erbium laser resurfacing. With fractional laser erbium and CO2 resurfacing, two treatment options are available. First, they are ablative and non-ablative.
Ablative involves vaporizing at extremely high temperatures and effectively destroying unwanted tissue. However, it requires a lengthy healing period and may have significant side effects. The non-ablative method, on the other hand, involves numerous treatments spread out over several months for noticeable and great results. The good side about this approach is that it requires almost no healing time and with minimal side effects.
Fraxel Erbium laser treatment concentrates on damaged and aging skin. The procedure creates tiny wounds within those areas and triggers the body to produce new skin cells and collagen. It combines both ablative and non-ablative lasers to quicken the healing process.
This procedure is suitable for the following conditions:
- Mask of pregnancy
- Facial wrinkles
- Age/brown spots
- Acne scars
Fractional C02 laser resurfacing, on the other hand, only requires one treatment, unlike fractional erbium, which requires 3 to 5 treatments. However, it is accompanied by more healing time, and therefore you may need up to 7 days off work to heal.
This non-surgical facelift procedure is effective for people who desire to look young with a lifted facial appearance. The FDA-approved system uses tiny and flexible sutures to raise sagging facial areas, including the neck, forehead, eyebrow, and cheeks. The threads are placed beneath the skin surface and pull sagging tissue to a more youthful and lifted position.
To ensure the raised areas of the face remain in place, the threads are left in the skin to provide support as new collagen and fiber grow around the threads they permanently support and the sutures in place. The sutures are of a non-absorbable material and are very thin hence non-detectable under the skin.
Benefits of this procedure include the following:
- Short recovery time
- Non-invasive approach with desirable results
- Short procedure time of 45 minutes
- A young and lifted appearance
- Immediate results
Dr. Jacono is an experienced plastic surgeon who performs various non-invasive procedures for people who are uncomfortable going under the knife. His procedures guarantee desirable results just like those provided by surgical means. He is among the few plastic surgeons that use some of the new and advanced non-invasive procedures that are not yet being used by others. Whatever non-invasive procedure you consider, he will help prescribe the best option for you.