News just in – Non-surgical cosmetic procedures on the rise!
Want the youthful look without the surgery? Men and women all over the world are starting to lean a little more towards the less invasive treatments for their solution when it comes to feeling good and looking great.
With increased dispensable income and the fountain of youth within reach, many people just can’t get enough of the cosmetic surgery industry. Here with Dr Margaret Anderson we strive to keep our patients up to date with the latest news and trends in cosmetic enhancement.
We want to make sure you have all the information you need to know about the non-surgical treatments we may recommend for you, as well as helpful information that may assist you in the decision making process!
The break-down: Australians, Americans and cosmetic enhancing procedures
Australian men and women of all ages are scrambling to get their hands on the latest and greatest cosmetic procedures. So why the rush?
According to The Times (re-posted by The Australian), more seasoned tech men and women are being recommended anti-aging assistance to help keep them looking young and up to date with the industry. But isn’t just about our careers! Australians do generally desire the semblance of youth, particularly people over the age of 65, who really just want to look as young as they feel.
But where do non-surgical procedures come in to play?
When it comes to cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery, statistics referenced in 2012 revealed that Australians are spending more than 40% per capita than Americans on surgical and non-surgical procedures. But what are we spending it on?
Since Australia hasn’t quite refined the method of gathering data about our plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, let’s take a little look at the data gathered by our American friends:
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), our northern hemisphere counterparts are increasingly looking into minimally invasive anti-aging treatments rather than surgical options. With less down-time and fast-acting results, cosmetic patients find the options affordable, convenient, and time-efficient.
What are non-surgical cosmetic procedures?
Non-surgical procedures are typically categorised as non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures.
- Non-invasive – meaning absolutely no breaking of the skin – such as laser hair removal but can also be considered when replacing a dressing of a wound.
- Minimally invasive – meaning a needle prick or small incision that can be covered by just a Band-Aid or something or similar size.
Whereas surgical procedures that need stitches for example, are referred to as invasive procedures.
Dr Margaret Anderson offers a couple of different non-surgical anti-aging treatments that are only minimally invasive with fast recovery rates for patients.
Patients often go for the anti-wrinkle options because they produce the results you want in just one day! The procedure uses a muscle relaxant to smooth the area. Our professionally trained team use the anti-wrinkle injectables to treat a range of different problem areas and conditions to help guide our patients to the youthful appearance they are after.
Generally patients opt for anti-wrinkle injectables to get rid of frown lines or crow’s feet, wrinkles around the mouth, nose and forehead. The injectables can also be used to smooth the skin around the chin, relax the jaw line, lift the brow and even treat excessive sweating.
Thread lift procedure
For the patients who find they’re suffering from a bit of a sagging neck or hanging skin around smile, the thread lift procedure may be a suitable choice. The thread lift procedure creates support using a kind of pulley system; that lifts the dropping areas to appear firm and creating a more dined jawline.