5 Non-surgical Beauty Treatments for Better Skin

By Fatima Amir    07 May,2024

   Flawless skin is a dream for some. Acne, discoloration, scars, fine lines and spots of aging can strip your confidence. It is frustrating to deal with skin problems when nothing seems to be working after trying those DIY solutions. 

Luckily, there are non-surgical treatments out there that can revive your skin and make it look clear, smooth, glowing and problem-free.

Which treatment you should go for depends on the skin problems that you are dealing with. There is a non-surgical solution to most skin related problems therefore it is important to understand these procedures. Here are some skin treatments that are non-surgical but can be performed at an aesthetician’s office only. 

1. Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion can only be performed by a licensed dermatologist and in a controlled environment. The procedure basically exfoliates your skin to get rid of all the scars, sunspots and discoloration on the top layer of your skin.

During the procedure, the dermatologist will numb your skin so that you cannot feel any pain or discomfort. Then use an exfoliation tool or machine to remove the topmost layers of your skin. 

Once the exfoliation is complete, your body will shed the exfoliated skin layers in some time. This will allow the inner layers to be exposed that will be free of scars, discoloration, and acne. 

The procedure can take 30 minutes to two hours or longer depending on your dermatologist. You can experience some swelling, redness and discomfort afterwards as your skin will heal from the procedure. The outcome of dermabrasion is smooth and flawless skin that if taken care of properly will stay the same for years. 

2. Laser Resurfacing

This procedure can also be performed by a licensed dermatologist or laser skincare specialist. You will be required to apply a numbing cream a few hours before the procedure to numb the area. 

The laser treatment which uses a strong light beam will be used to target several spots on your skin to damage or burn the outer layer of your skin. Once the skin’s topmost layer is damaged, the new skin can develop smooth and clear. 

It can take about 2 hours to perform laser resurfacing. In the days to come, you’ll have to wear sunscreen to protect your new skin from harsh sun rays. Laser resurfacing can help you stay flawless for years to come. Laser treatment have very low chances of getting any side effects such as infection or scarring if proper after procedure is taken. 

3. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are skin procedures that help you plump up your skin and make it look young and fresh. The dermatologist who has a license can perform dermal fillers. The dermal fillers are injections that contain gel-like substances. 

These are injected into cheeks, chin, lips and other areas on your face to give them more volume. They can also help brighten skin while making it plump and taught. 

Although fillers are commonly used for aging skin, it is also used on younger individuals to make the lips bigger which has become a beauty trend. Big lips indicate a youthful appearance and make you look attractive.

Dermal fillers have side effects such as swelling, bruising and pain in the areas where the lip fillers are used. The results of dermal fillers will usually stay for 6 months to 2 years. After which they need to be repeated.

4. Botox

Botox is also a non-surgical procedure that can make the skin appear young. It is one of the most popular and trending beauty treatments used to cover up the signs of aging. This can also be performed by a licensed dermatologist only. 

The dermatologist will use local anesthesia or a numbing procedure to numb the area. Once the skin muscles become numb and relaxed, the dermatologist injects the muscles with Botox. Botox is basically a chemical that stops the muscles from moving that causes sagging skin. 

Botox is injected into areas that have wrinkles, frown lines, and sagging such as cheeks, and eyebags. Side effects of Botox include redness, pain, weakness in skin muscles, bruising, and headache. Botox injections will only keep the skin plump and wrinkle free for a short period of time such as 2-4 months.

5. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are used to get rid of all kinds of skin related problems such as dark spots, acne scars, wrinkles, freckles and dullness. Chemical peels are performed by dermatologists in office and these procedures are usually pain-free. The dermatologist will inject a chemical solution below the top layers of your skin.

The procedure can take around 20minutes. This chemical will cause the outer layer of your skin to peel off slowly in the days to come. It can take up to 2 weeks for the chemical peel to peel slowly. Strict caution must be taken to avoid sun damage and it is advised to go for a chemical peel when you will be mostly at home.

The peeling process can become a bit uncomfortable and even painful for some if proper care id not taken. Blistering and dryness are expected to occur during this period. You might feel the urge to scratch or peel your skin yourself but doing so will rip your skin that can cause blistering and even bleeding which can leave marks. 

Therefore, proper care must be taken. You might need painkillers to minimize the discomfort caused by peeling. Once the new skin is out the skin will look flawless and smooth.

Bottom Line

Before you decide to go for a cosmetic treatment, it is important to meet with a dermatologist and discuss the procedure thoroughly. Also, discuss if you have any allergies or health problems beforehand. 

Make sure that your dermatologist or aesthetician is licensed and has an excellent track record. After the procedure, follow the aftercare advice seriously to avoid damage and get the best results. 

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