Many people turn to plastic surgery to solve their cosmetic issues as well as their health and medical problems. However, there are often concerns that the dangers or side effects of plastic surgery outweigh the benefits. Things such as long recovery times and going under general anesthesia can scare potential patients away. But you can take a different route and choose a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure to solve your cosmetic and medical issues. Check out these five easy procedures that can quickly get you back to feeling good about yourself.

Hair Removal

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Women often complain about unwanted hair; having to shave or wax the hair on their legs, underarms, bikini line, and face is a daily task that many wish would end. Luckily, laser treatments are an option that can permanently remove all your unwanted hair. With just a few treatments, the lasers will stop your hair follicles from producing hair, freeing you from routine shaving and waxing. Plus, all of this is done in a short period of time with no damage to your skin.

Laser Resurfacing

Do you have scars, age spots, or acne pockmarks? If so, consider having laser resurfacing. This minimally invasive procedure uses two different lasers to complete the task. One is a wounding laser that removes thin layers of skin. The other is nonwounding, and it stimulates collagen and skin firming. The combination of these two lasers can remove any unsightly facial marks and get you back to feeling younger before you know it.

Botox

Botox an extremely quick way to hide the signs of aging. Botox is an injection into your facial muscles that reduces your lines and wrinkles. It relaxes your muscles to prevent your skin from wrinkling. It is also a great solution for migraines and other medical needs. But the best part about it is that the effects of one treatment last three months for most patients. This is partly why Botox is such a popular choice.

Dermal Fillers

Although Botox relaxes your muscles, it can’t do much for those deeper lines that appear even when your face is relaxed. But dermal fillers can solve this issue. These injections place either natural or synthetic material under the skin to plump up an area and smooth out the skin. The effects of dermal fillers last anywhere from six to twelve months.

ThermLift

If you are looking for a minimally invasive procedure to tighten your body and loose skin in areas other than your face, take a look at ThermLift, which can work wonders. This nontoxic procedure is done with local anesthesia and uses heat and energy to stimulate, tighten, and firm your skin. It is a great alternative to invasive plastic surgery, in which you are put under general anesthesia, operated on, stitched up, and sent home with a long recovery time.

As you can see, there are numerous ways to look good while avoiding major surgery and long recovery times. Consider all of your options, and discuss what’s best for you with your doctor.

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