Common Cosmetic Surgery Alternatives

What are Some Common Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery can be costly and unless your surgery is considered a reconstructive surgery or a risk to your health and well-being it is most likely your health insurance provider will not cover the cost of your procedure. This means that you may be responsible for the full cost, which could amount to thousands of dollars!

What options are available as an alternative to cosmetic surgery?

Skin Health Hub Cosmetic Surgery Common Cosmetic Surgery AlternativesIf cost is a prohibitive factor or you simply can’t ignore the risks and dangers associated with undergoing a surgical treatment it is reassuring to know that there are some common cosmetic surgery alternatives for you to consider.

Chemical or Acid Peels

Chemical peel solutions and professional peel treatments increases cell turnover and stimulates the wound healing response to the skin. These treatments help control acne, prevent and correct sun damage, pigmentation, decrease fine lines and wrinkles and superficial depressed scars.

The skin’s surface texture can be greatly improved and depending on the skin condition, best results are achieved from a course of treatments every two, three or four weeks.

Care must be taken for those with very sensitive or rosacea skin conditions.

Most patients experience peeling and flaking skin for between 2 to 4 weeks post treatment until all the damaged top layers of skin have been shed and the fresh new layer is healed.

Peels are classified based on the depth obtained by exfoliation from the concentration of the chemical agent used and the duration of the application.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser produces a very particular type of light energy. Heat is transferred to the skin tissues deep within the dermis to stimulate the blood supply, increase cell activity to help the synthesis of collagen and elastin which in-turn improves skin texture up through the layers of the skin to the epidermis.

This non-invasive, non-ablative form of fractionated laser therapy offers a longer-term solution to anti-aging without the downtime. For best results, four to six treatments four weeks apart will produce the best results with maintenance treatments suggested every 2 years.

The cost is around $800 – $1200 per treatment for full face skin resurfacing.

IPL Photofacials

Intense pulsed light photofacials corrects skin imperfections such as skin pigmentation and broken capillaries whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at the top level of your skin – the epidermis. Surface elastin and collagen is stimulated so you can expect some firming and tightening to occur and your skin will look ‘fresher’ and brighter.

More affordable than fractional laser treatments cost ranges between $150 -$300 per treatment. Four to six treatments are usually required every four weeks.

Specialized Skin Products

Before you consider procedures and peels to correct skin imperfections consider changing-up your skin care to a line of products which offer a more prescriptive approach.

Also known as cosmeceutical or clinical skincare these specialized skincare products contain active ingredients to work with the natural function of your skin and are designed to address specific skin concerns. If your looking to fade skin discoloration, reduce redness or improve the appearance of stretch marks or scars then you may find the consistent use of specialized skincare can achieve significant change when applied over 3 months.

After a period of 3 months; your skin baseline will have improved and strengthened and be better prepped to expect better outcomes if advancing onto laser treatments.

As you can see, you have a number of different non-surgical options to choose from that are common cosmetic surgery alternatives if you are looking to correct sun damage, tighten loose skin, diminish line lines and wrinkles, get rid of unwanted scars, as well as treat other skin imperfections.

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