Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Skin Treatments
The human body is made up of roughly 20 square feet (2 square meters) of skin covering the average human body. Weighing 6 pounds (2.7 kilograms), the skin is self-possessed with two main layers: the epidermis (outer layer) and the dermis (inner layer).
Denoted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 80 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in the offices of cosmetic plastic surgeons in 2010 were nonsurgical skin treatments.
Two new devices in the last year alone are used for the nonsurgical removal of fat, Zerona and Zeltiq, the latter of which is quickly achieving favor as a surgery free alternative to liposuction. One hour treatments of Zeltiq are designed to freeze and kill fat cells without damage to the skin or internal organs.
Patients may be more accustomed to cosmetic surgeries such as facelifts, tummy tucks, breast implants, and liposuction, however more and more patients seeking anti-aging treatments are opting for non-invasive procedures such as mesotherapy, sound wave directed Ultherapy, photodynamic allumera skin rejuvenation, and photofacial IPL treatments centering on the innovative Intense Pulsed Light system, which penetrates deep below the skin's surface to re-ignite the production of collagen and other connective tissues.
Dermal fillers such as Botox have opened the door for other increasingly alluring treatments like Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane, which are used to treat deep wrinkles in the face. These injectables give way to a more natural, youthful look to one's features compared to other surgical procedures.
Chemical solutions, an additional alternative to freshly delight skin that is unevenly pigmented or destroyed from the sun, known as chemical peels differ in strength depending on the type of blemishes one wants to address.
Your skin is often the first place on the human body that reflects ones age, stress, and damage due to sun exposure, the elements, and birth defects. Treating these delicate issues is as easy as finding a plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area.
The information on this site is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a licensed medical practitioner. If you are experiencing a serious medical condition call your local emergency services or your doctor.