Best Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments to Look and Feel Your Best in 2017

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New Year’s resolutions should not be about becoming someone different but continually improving upon who you are and finding greater fulfillment in life. Cosmetic treatments should not be used as a sole source of new-found self-esteem but as a way to look and feel refreshed and enhance your best features. When part of resolve to internally and physically improve in life external cosmetic treatments can help you look and feel your best in 2017. Here are the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments we recommend that take little time and offer maximum results.

1) SKIN RESURFACING TREATMENTS

Revealing brighter, more youthful skin makes a big difference on ones appearance, especially for those with pigmentation, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and poor skin texture and tone. There are many options available and the main difference is in how deep they penetrate in to the skin and what they focus on treating.

A tried and true lighter option with minimal downtime is a chemical peel. There are many different peels that vary in depth and ingredients that are personalized to each patient for maximum results. A series of chemical peels is great to do every few years to keep skin refreshed.

If hyperpigmentation is the main concern, IPL (Intense-Pulse Light) treatments or Venus Viva treatments will make a huge difference. With either option, the pigmentation is target through heat, brought to the surface and then sloughs off. Venus Viva treatments are a bit more intense and also help improve acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the over-all appearance of the skin. It’s safe for all skin types and involves just a few days of redness with each treatment.

A fractional Co2 Laser treatment will penetrate deepest in the skin and is an ablative treatment, which means the surface layers of the skin peel off revealing brighter more healthy skin underneath after approximately 7 days. This is also a great treatment for pigmentation.

2) DERMAL FILLERS

The great thing about cosmetic fillers is that treatment is quick with little downtime and the results are typically instant. Plus there are so many types for different areas of the face now that give full rejuvenation with natural results.

Popular options include Juvederm products for the mid-face, lines and wrinkles, and lip augmentation. Restylane has many great products as well. It’s best to come in for a free consultation to determine which filler or combination of fillers is best for you.

Treatment typically takes about 20-30 minutes with a few days of swelling and the possibility of bruising. Topical numbing cream is applied 20-30 minutes prior to injection to minimize discomfort.

3) BOTOX

Botox works incredibly well to smooth out forehead lines, wrinkles between the brow and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Other areas Botox can be used is for lines around the lips, neck bands, and to slim the lower face by weakening the jaw muscle.

Botox treatments are quick with a very minimal chance of bruising. Results do take approximately 3-7 days to take effect to it’s best to give yourself some time before a big event to have the treatment done.

A combination of the three treatments above can make a profound improvement on ones appearance by brightening the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and rejuvenating areas of volume loss. 

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Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon