consultant plastic surgeon and aesthetic surgeon, talked about
nonsurgical and surgical options for skin, face and body
rejuvenation. While non-surgical procedures are becoming more
popular due to its quicker recovery time and a possibility of
complications, surgical procedures are useful in situations
where there is severe aging on the face, or when patients prefer
a long-lasting change. About two thirds of cosmetic surgery
patients are from the 30 to 40 age group, citing eyelid and
eyebag surgeries most common in his practice. On the other hand,
that most of the patients in their 40s and 50s decide on skin
rejuvenation procedures. About 25 per cent of his patients are
controlled exfoliation of the epidermis, the outermost layer of
the skin, with the use of acid. Improvement is not very good for
acne scars, but it can be used to reduce pore size, alongside
IPL and Cool Touch.
Intense pulse light (IPL)
wavelength therapy used to remove pigmentation, fine lines and
prominent vessels on the skin.
Cool Touch laser
system for stimulation of deeper tissues to increase collagen
and elastin production.
bovine collagen or obtained through autologous fat
transplantation, it is used to fill up a small area such as a
depression of an acne scar.
Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTA)
into particular areas of the face, the toxin acts to weaken
muscles involved in dynamic lines such as frown lines or crow's
eyes. Safe when used in the right dosage, and by professionals
for obese individuals. The ideal can e is one who exercises and
eats a healthy diet, but who are unable to lose fat in localized
fat deposit areas most commonly found in the lower abdomen,
thighs and buttocks.
A word of caution:
Be wary of beauticians offering silicon
injections masked as collagen as fillers in the skin.
is extremely hazardous to health. For
example, silicon injection in the breast
as opposed to silicon implants under breast muscles, usually
migrate to other parts of the breast, causing atrophy.
to individuals that beauticians, who are mainly trained to
perform facials, are not supposed to perform any procedure that
is invasive to the skin. Only a qualified physician, such as a
plastic surgeon or dermatologist, are able to perform those