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The 3 Most Popular Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

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July 12, 2022 | Blog, Medical Spa Info & Tips
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What are the top non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S.? You’re not sure which procedure to pick — and want to know more about some of the most popular options. Take a look at the top three minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and the common questions about each option answered.

Botulinum Toxin Type A

Botulinum toxin type A, also known as botulinum rejuvenation, has several different brand names. The specific type you choose depends on where you get an injection done (the medical office, medical spa, or dermatologist’s practice), your personal preferences, and your individual cosmetic needs.

If you’re not sure which type of botulinum rejuvenation is the right choice, talk to a medical-cosmetic professional. Discuss the desired effects that you want to see, your overall health, and any concerns you may have before choosing a product.

How Popular Are Botulinum Rejuvenation Treatments?

This type of injectable treatment is the number one minimally invasive cosmetic producer in America, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In 2020 medical and cosmetic providers performed more than four million botulinum toxin type A injection procedures.

What Are the Primary Uses for Botulinum Toxin Type A?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), this type of injectable is FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved to treat crow’s feet and frown lines. Botulinum therapy also has FDA approval for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.

What Can Botulinum Toxin Type A Do for You Cosmetically?

If you use botulinum rejuvenation therapy to, as the name implies, rejuvenate your face, you need to have realistic expectations. This injectable won’t permanently remove deep lines or scarring. But it will give you a more youthful appearance, smoother skin (in the targeted treatment areas), and freshen your face.

Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Work Immediately?

You may notice almost-immediate effects from this type of injectable treatment. The AAD notes that it typically takes between three and seven days for most people to see results from botulinum rejuvenation.

Dermal Fillers

As the name says, this minimally invasive cosmetic option fills the dermis — or skin. These injectable fillers can reduce facial lines and increase volume. Like botulinum toxin type A, the term dermal filler is a category that includes more than one product.

How Can Dermal Fillers Help or Change Your Appearance?

Fillers can reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars, reshape or re-contour some areas of the face, soften creases, and plump thin lips. The many different uses of dermal fillers make these products ideal for a wide range of people. You may choose a filler to decrease fine facial lines and smooth your skin or use admiral injectable treatment to create a fuller or more even pout.

How Popular Are Dermal Fillers?

According to the ASPS’s statistics, soft tissue fillers (including hyaluronic acid, acellular dermal matrix, allograft adipose matrix, calcium hydroxylapatite, platelet-rich plasma, polylactic acid, and polymethyl methacrylate microspheres) are the second most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure option in America.

Are Dermal Fillers Permanent?

Unlike facelifts and other invasive plastic surgical procedures, dermal filler treatments are not permanent. Fillers are temporary treatment options and require multiple or continual periodic injections over time to maintain the expected results, according to the ASPS.

Chemical Peels

This cosmetic option isn’t an injectable (like botulinum rejuvenation or dermal fillers). Instead, a chemical peel is exactly what you would expect from the name — a chemical treatment that peels or removes the top layers of your skin.

Are Chemical Peels Popular?

This procedure is a popular minimally invasive cosmetic option in the U.S., according to the ASPS’s data. In 2020, providers performed 931,473 of these procedures.

How Can a Chemical Peel Change Your Skin’s Appearance or Texture?

This facial treatment can give you smoother skin, reduce the look of fine lines, and even out some skin discoloration. Again, like other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, most chemical peels won’t permanently alter your appearance. This means you may need to get repeat procedures to maintain the results, depending on the type of peel you choose.

Are All Chemical Peels the Same?

The primary methods include light superficial (the outer layer of skin) peels, medium (upper-middle layer of skin) peels, and deep peels. If you want to reduce or eliminate scars or other imperfections, you will need to select a deep chemical peel. Deep chemical peels are often permanent procedures and won’t require repeat treatments.

Do Chemical Peels Have Immediate Results?

Immediately after your peel, you may see redness or irritation. But these aren’t the actual results of the procedure. Instead, these are the after- or side-effects. As your skin begins to heal, the redness should disappear. Over time, you will see smoother-looking skin.

Do you want to learn more about popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and where to get these treatments? Contact Capitis Medical and Aesthetics for more information.

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