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Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures include (but are not limited to) treatments with non-ablative lasers, radio frequency, acoustic waves, cosmetic tattooing, light-based therapies, light-to-medium strength chemical peels, and even surgical treatments which can be performed under only local anesthetic. Since the introduction of the Medi-Spa, these procedures are growing more and more accessible to the average person looking to improve his or her appearance.
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Vanquish
Learn all about the newest technology for easy fat removal!

Permanent Blindness After Cosmetic Facial Injections
Thinking about facial rejuvenation with facial fillers? While mostly safe, there is one devastating, but extremely rare complication to consider.

The Difference Between Different Types of Facial Fillers
Learn all about the difference between different types of facial dermal fillers.

Pumping and Plumping – The Use of Unsafe Injectables
Despite the story or Priscilla Presley and other unfortunate people, the use of non-medical grade materials to “pump and plump” body parts is still being performed. This practice can have long term, non-reversible effects. Learn how to avoid this catastrophe when seeking cosmetic enhancement.

2010 Top 3 African-American Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Procedures
List of 2010 Top 3 African-American Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Procedures

2010 Top 5 Female Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures
What were 2010's top five minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for women? Read all about them here.

2010 Top 3 Hispanic Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures
Which minimally invasive cosmetic procedures did Hispanic Americans have done in 2010?

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Fillers
Non-surgical rhinoplasty fillers include a variety of dermal fillers such as artefill, jevederm, radiesse, and silicone. Learn more about fillers used for non-surgical rhinoplasty, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each type to help you decide which filler might be the best choice for your non-surgical nose job.

2010 Top 3 Asian-American Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Procedures
List of 2010 Top 3 Asian-American Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty - Can You Get a Nose Job Without Surgery?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a non-surgical nose job, 15-minute nose job, or injection rhinoplasty, is a less invasive alternative to traditional surgical rhinoplasty for those who wish to correct asymmetry or contour defects of the nose.

Are Liquid Silicone Injections Safe?
Liquid silicone injections are the subject of much controversy, thanks to sensational news stories about celebrity cosmetic procedures gone wrong. Yet there are some doctors who swear by the benefits of liquid silicone as a dermal filler and/or lip plumper. Is liquid silicone safe to inject for cosmetic purposes? Learn more about liquid silicone injections.

What Is Off-Label Use? (As It Pertains to Cosmetic Injectables)
Off label use of cosmetic injectables is in some cases more the rule than the exception. What is off-label use and how does it relate to the use of cosmetic injectables such as Botos and dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm? Find out more about off label use of cosmetic injectables.

Non-Surgical Face Lift - Why Are You Considering a Face Lift
Find out why others are considering having a face lift or non-surgical face lift. Then share your own reasons for wanting a face lift.

Botox Alternatives
Despite its popularity, Botox isn't for everyone. Some people may actually develop a resistance to the toxin, rendering it less effective, while others may grow tired of having to go back for more injections every 3-4 months. The problem is that many people are unaware of the fact that there are alternatives to Botox when it comes to smoothing expression lines on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes.

Botox Resistance When Botox Doesnt Work
Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure performed today worldwide. Yet it doesn't work for everybody. Some doctors will tell you it is impossible to be immune to Botox. However, it is indeed possible to develop a resistance to Botox, thanks to antibodies which act to neautralize the effects of the toxin.

Botox: What You Need to Know
The injection of botulinum toxins in order to reduce the apperance of facial lines and wrinkles has become the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the US today, with over 4 million procedures performed last year alone. Learn all about the wonders of Botox.

Dermal Fillers & the Liquid Face Lift
More and more doctors and patients are seeking to improve the appearance of the aging face not through opting for a surgical face lift, but filling skin from the inside. Enter the age of the liquid face lift, made possible by dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and others. Learn more about dermal fillers and face lifts.

Injectable Dermal Fillers
More and more youth-seekers are looking to the liquid face lift to provide a less invasive approach to facial rejuvenation. The Liquid Lift uses injectable dermal fillers to plump up the skin from the inside out, thereby filling in wrinkles, restoring facial fullness, and re-contouring features to improve the appearance of the aging face. There are many options available to patients today in the world of dermal fillers, including products like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and others.

The Liquid Face Lift
More and more doctors and patients are seeking to improve the appearance of the aging face not through stretching the skin tighter, but by filling it up from the inside. Meanwhile, minimally invasive procedures in general are becoming more and more popular with those who want to avoid or postpone having cosmetic surgery. Enter the age of the liquid face lift, mad possible by dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and others.

Traditional Face Lift Vs. The Liquid Face Lift
More and more doctors and patients are seeking to improve the appearance of the aging face not through stretching the skin tighter, but by filling it up from the inside through the use of injectable dermal fillers. These minimally invasive procedures are becoming more and more popular with those who want to avoid or postpone having cosmetic surgery. The debate grows about the advantages of these newer less invasive treatments versus the traditional surgical approach of having a face lift.

2010 Top 5 Male Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures
What were 2010's top 5 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for men? Read all about them here.

2010 Top 5 Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures
At the beginning of every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) publishes a report of the prior year’s procedure statistics. The statistics include both invasive (surgical) and minimally-invasive procedures.

Fillers Gone Wrong
Leaning towards getting a facial filler? Learn tips on how to avoid having too much filler injected into your face.

Microdermabrasion Machines Explained
Board certified plastic surgeons performed over 816,000 microdermabrasion treatments last year, making it the fourth most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S. in 2006. This article from your About.com Guide to Skin and Beauty de-mystifies microdermabrasion.

At-Home Skin Resurfacing with Glycolic Acid Peel
Considering glycolic acid for skin resurfacing? Learn all about the glycolic acid peel as well as it's benefits and risks.

Cellulite Treatments: Do They Really Work?
Sick of you cellulite? Spent hundreds on creams, lotions, and injections claiming to cure cellulite? Wondering if surgical treatments such as Cellulaze and VASERsmooth are all they’re cracked up to be in terms of getting rid of cellulite. Read the truth about these procedures here.

At-Home Skin Resurfacing with Facial Scrubs
Wondering just how effective facial scrubs are at removing facial lines and wrinkles? Read about their effectiveness here!

Skin Resurfacing With Chemical Peels
Wondering how to improve the appearance of your skin without plastic surgery. Learn about the different types of chemical peels performed by plastic surgeons.

Skin Resurfacing With Lasers
Do you have wrinkles but don’t want to have surgery? Have you wondered if laser resurfacing or laser peels are right for you? Learn more about the different methods of laser skin resurfacing to improve your skin.

Skin Resurfacing with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can be a good way to improve the appearance of your skin without plastic surgery. Learn all about this type of skin resurfacing and how it’s different from dermabrasion.

Skin Resurfacing With Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion? Microdermabrasion? Laser Peel? Chemical Peel? Which type of skin resurfacing method is right for you? Read about it here.

What Is Microdermabrasion - Video
Learn about microdermabrasion by viewing this video from About.com.

At-Home Skin Resurfacing with Retinoids
What’s the best home treatment for wrinkles – a wrinkle cream that contains retinoids such as Retin A, Tazorec, or Adapalene or a peel with a chemical such as glycolic acid?

At-Home Skin Resurfacing With Scrubbing Agents
Wondering just how effective at-home microdermabrasion is at improving facial lines and wrinkles? Read about it's effectiveness here!

Video - See What Happens During Laser Tattoo Removal
Watch this video to witness exactly what happens during a laser tattoo removal procedure. The video includes narration by a doctor who specializes in laser tattoo removal.

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