Many celebrities look perfect because they had work done on their faces and bodies. Some boldly and proudly admit it, saying that there’s nothing wrong with getting aesthetic procedures if it makes you more confident and feel more beautiful.
And they couldn’t be more right. All of us deserve to feel good about our physical appearance, even if that means going under the knife. But you don’t necessarily have to undergo surgery to have work done on your face or body. There are such things as “non-invasive” procedures, which usually just involves a syringe or any other device that doesn’t cut you up.
1. Fat Removal Procedures (Liposuction Alternatives)
Stubborn fat in our faces and bodies can make us look older or emphasize our age. Thankfully, liposuction isn’t the only aesthetic procedure that can remove them. You can now choose among fat freezing, skin-tightening, muscle enhancement, and injectables instead.
Fat freezing involves freezing the fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. It’s usually the ones in your stomach, thighs, and upper arms. The final results usually show up after three months, when the frozen fat cells die and your body flushes them out naturally. Your new slim body can actually be permanent because your body won’t replace the dead fat cells with new ones.
Skin-tightening isn’t really a slimming procedure, but rather a way to tighten the sagging skin that aging causes. It can reduce some fat in the arms, thighs, stomach, and bottom, and will fix pesky stretch marks in those areas too.
Muscle enhancement isn’t for removing fat either, but for defining and contouring your abs. It’s best for people who are already slim but struggle to get that 6-pack.
Lastly, injectables target fat on a specific part of the body, usually the face, arms, and stomach. They’re called mesotherapy or mesolipo, a procedure that tightens skin and removes fat.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers target wrinkles to restore your face’s smoothness and volume. It can also contour your face by lifting your cheekbones, remove your eyebags, plump up your lips, or smooth down your lip lines and nasolabial folds.
Hyaluronic acid is the usual substance that will be injected into your face. It is a naturally-occurring substance found in our skin, playing a major role in maintaining its hydration and volume. In filler form and depending on their specific chemical makeup, hyaluronic acid can last up to six months or more, before your body gradually absorbs it.
3. Chemical Peel
If dry skin, pimple scars, or aging spots are your main problems, the chemical peel is the right procedure for you. After a series of sessions, the outermost layer of your skin will peel off, giving way to smoother, more radiant, and flawless skin. Mild treatments will have subtle results, while deeper peels can deliver dramatic changes in six months to a year.
Microdermabrasion is also a skin-peeling procedure, but instead of chemicals, it uses a device that blasts your skin with tiny crystals to exfoliate its outermost layers. It also requires a number of sessions for results to show, which is the same as chemical peel’s.
5. Use Sunscreen Daily and Eat Healthy
A lot of skin issues, including premature aging, are caused by UV rays, so never let a day pass without putting on sunscreen! Eat healthy and drink plenty of water too; the condition of our skins and bodies have a lot to do with our diet.
At the end of the day, it’s only you who can maintain your beauty, so don’t stop taking care of yourself after getting any nonsurgical procedure.