21st February 2012
Gone are the days when breast augmentation, liposuction and facelifts almost exclusively dominated the schedule of cosmetic surgery clinics. Consumers are now wise to the fact that going under the knife isn’t the only option.
The benefits of cosmetic surgery don’t always outweigh the risks or the cost involved – cosmetic surgery is more expensive and requires a greater recovery period than non-invasive alternatives.
Injectable treatments like Botox wrinkle relaxing injections are fast becoming the most popular alternatives to the traditional facelift, and dermal fillers are used widely for lip augmentation as well as smoothing out ageing lines.
Members of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) think that non-invasive cosmetic procedures can only grow in popularity – but what’s responsible for this sudden surge in popularity of non-surgical treatments?
Advances in science mean that more effective treatments are being developed every day. In fact, recent neurotoxin research has helped to create the next generation of anti-wrinkle treatments, although that will need FDA approval before becoming available to the public.
In addition, practitioners are improving their skills and techniques all the time, so the results of treatments are getting better and better.
The benefits of non-surgical treatments are also huge. Most are painless in comparison to their surgical alternatives, and the recovery period is negligible – certainly nothing like the weeks or months you’d face after invasive surgery.
What’s more, these treatments are available at a fraction of the cost of surgery – and the effects can be just as good.
It’s no longer necessary to elect for major surgery when the same results can be achieved with the latest cosmetic treatments.
For a local expert based in Bristol, Quinn Clinics in Clifton are specialists in non-surgical cosmetics, and offer a range of non-surgical cosmetic and anti-ageing treatments to suit all needs and budgets.