Minimally invasive and non surgical refers to procedures like facial injectables, threads, laser resurfacing and chemical peeling treatments that can be done as office procedures. They are associated with little to no downtime, which means you can typically be in and out of the doctor’s rooms without much discomfort.

Looking at numbers and recent trends it’s clear that individuals are doing more aesthetic treatments than ever before; but they aren’t always looking to go under the knife.  Instead, patients are opting for treatments and procedures that provide results similar to facelifts without the actual surgery. People start earlier in life with smaller and less invasive cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures and continue with these on a regular basis.

Through this young and attractive appearances can be maintained and preserved throughout a much longer time period. This is the reason why some celebrities actually look better now than 10 to 15 years ago.

Traditionally people came for a facelift in their late 40’s or 50’s when signs of aging really started showing! This has changed completely and the emphasis is now on prevention and maintenance of youthful looks.

In modern plastic surgery, multiple treatments are combined to reach a better overall outcome with less downtime and good longevity.

Looking at facial rejuvenation and cosmetic improvement of the face there are three different factors contributing to facial aging:  skin quality, skin laxity and volume of facial soft tissue and underlying bone structure. We prefer to use a combination of small surgical procedures, minimally invasive procedures and non-surgical treatments to decrease signs of aging and to enhance natural beauty.

Skin quality stands for firm, healthy and youthful looking skin. To improve skin quality a range of cosmetic products with bio-active ingredients as well as cosmetic treatments that cleanse and stimulate the skin are used. Examples are Vitamin A products, treatments to improve hyperpigmentation, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, dermaplaning, light peels and lasers. Newer advanced treatments use products containing human growth factors or use people’s own growth factors from blood platelets which are used in platelet rich plasma treatments like the “Vampire facelift”.

Non-surgical treatments to improve skin laxity are deep chemical peels, resurfacing laser treatments, thread lifting, radiofrequency, ultrasound treatments and more.  All of these can achieve some degree of skin tightening. The deep skin layer in the face is called the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer and in the neck the platysma layer.  Some of today’s tightening devices can bypass the upper layers of the skin and deliver the right amount of energy to the right depths to contract and ultimately lift the SMAS and platysma layer of the face.

Non surgical treatments have become inevitable in improving and maintaining a healthy, attractive and youthful appearance. Non surgical treatments should not be seen or applied in isolation but in combination with each other and if necessary combined with surgical procedures. Each modality is important because it might fill a gap in your specific individual needs and treatment plan. We want to know what your desire and aim is and will recommend treatment options for you. Between botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, threads and other cosmetic and possibly surgical options we are able to deliver what is important for you. Today people start with cosmetic treatments and improvements at a much younger age, and more frequent intervals and there is an increasing need of less and less downtime. The aim is not only to improve but the emphasis has changed to prevention, and that will naturally maintain an attractive and youthful look for much longer.