Non-surgical Treatments vs Cosmetic Surgery

Posted on 10 Feb, 2014

Collagen stimulating and plumping Intense Pulse Light treatment or lines, wrinkles and skin texture & tone treatments such as the medical microdermabrasion are becoming a go-to treatment for those seeking out anti-ageing solutions. The appeal of these treatments stem from immediate, long-lasting and significant results, obtained without the down time or worry of risks and the need to resort to surgery.

Even in the 21st century, with regulations in place, going under the knife can pose too large a risk. Invasive treatments involve nipping and tucking, cutting and shaping which involves extensive decision making. Therefore, the decision to have surgery can take months or even years before undergoing treatment. Financial arrangements and dietary preparation need to be arranged and consideration of side effects to having surgery.

The cost of surgery will be more than non-surgical procedures with the possibility of staying over-night at a hospital, thus adding to the cost. Post-surgery recovery can take up to several weeks which might involve taking time off work. There is also a possible risk of poor healing, infection and scarring. In addition, if clients are not happy with the results, sometimes these can be permanent or too expensive to correct.

Surgery involves the use of anaesthetic which can be traumatic and cause feelings of apprehension. An increasing number of men and women opt for non-invasive treatments to achieve that ideal ‘face lift’ to avoid the experience of surgery. Non-invasive treatments range from smoothing out the skin, refreshing and tightening the skin, hair removal, removing age spots, sun damage and fine lines acquired over one’s lifetime. Usually a course of 6 sessions are required but results are visible half way through the course.

We are all in favour of non-surgical treatments with the added benefits of its flexibility. Now busy mums, busy dads, career women or parents juggling both can fit a mini face lift and roll back the years in between a hectic schedule. A growing trend and the results suggest it is here to stay.