In the dynamic field of elective cosmetic procedures, the move to less invasive or non-invasive treatments is one of the most significant trends in the past 10 to 20 years. Anti-aging treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation and injectables, along with nonsurgical body contouring such as CoolSculpting®, are favorites at Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery.
The number of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments continues to grow, but some procedures tend to stand out. We’ll take a look at some of the most popular non-invasive treatments in this blog post and explain who can benefit from these procedures.
CoolSculpting is truly a pioneer when it comes to nonsurgical fat reduction. Introduced more than 10 years ago, the non-invasive, no-downtime procedure targets pockets of stubborn fat with controlled cooling delivered through applicators that are specially designed for specific areas of the body.
Initially approved by the FDA for fat reduction in the abdominal area, the flanks (“love handles”), and the thighs, CoolSculpting is now used to reduce fat in virtually any area of the body and is a popular way to minimize the appearance of a double chin. It works because fat cells begin dying at temperatures that aren’t cold enough to damage the skin or surrounding tissue. As the fat cells die, the body removes them through its lymphatic system. You can see CoolSculpting results in our gallery of before-and-after photos.
Besides fat reduction, building muscle is also possible using EMSCULPT, a device that stimulates involuntary muscle contractions for men and women who want increased muscle tone. EMSCULPT is now cleared by the FDA for use on the abdominals, buttocks, arms, calves and thighs. The treatment uses a technology called high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy, which causes thousands of powerful muscle contractions during a single 30-minute treatment session.
EMSCULPT patients typically feel like they’ve had an intense workout after the procedure. Patients considering CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT in the Atlanta area can get the toned bodies they want at our practice.
When injected by a skilled, licensed aesthetician or board-certified facial plastic surgeon, lip fillers create plump, sensuous lips without the dreaded “duck lip” look. The popularity of lip augmentation continues to rise with the increased use of social media and Zoom calls for work or socializing.
You can see one of our patient’s great results in this video we recently posted to our Instagram feed:
With people returning to offices and going out to restaurants, patients want to refresh their complexions after letting things slide for the past year. HydraFacial jump-starts your facial rejuvenation without the need for downtime that often accompanies laser skin treatments.
Much more than a standard facial, a HydraFacial treatment is a deep cleanse that gently exfoliates the skin, extracts debris from clogged pores, moisturizes, and then nourishes the skin with serums containing antioxidants and peptides. The result is a glowing complexion that looks more youthful.
Excessive underarm sweating can be embarrassing, and it can limit your professional and social interactions. Men and women with the condition often avoid situations in which they may be in front of groups of people, such as presentations at work or parties. It can also be costly because you have to replace expensive blouses or dress shirts. In the past, the only solution was surgically excising sweat glands. Now, there are nonsurgical options, including BOTOX® injections and miraDry treatments.
The problem with BOTOX is that it provides only temporary relief, and additional treatment sessions are needed to maintain the results. miraDry, a non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure, uses electromagnetic energy to heat sweat glands with long-lasting results.
If you’re looking for non-invasive solutions to your cosmetic concerns, contact our practice using the online form or call us at (404) 233-3937 to schedule an appointment.