Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures


Several subsequent articles this week will be dedicated to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, because these non-surgical treatments used to reduce the appearance of facial lines, remove unwanted hair, and even out skin pigmentation, are increasing in popularity every day. Although minimally invasive procedures such as botulinum toxin  injections, microdermabrasion, chemical skin peels, and dermal fillers do not involve surgery, they are not without risk. It is important that you visit the office/hospital and ascertain the conditions, such as the overall demeanor of the personnel, cleanliness and hospitableness of the place. The first impression should be guiding to what comes next. Look around, and do not neglect to notice how modern the equipment is, how embellished and friendly the waiting room and the office itself appears. Usually, this is most telling of the precision and preparation of the surgeon himself.


Part I – Botulinum Toxin


Adults are living longer than ever before. We feel vital, we’re active and we want our bodies to mirror youthful minds and hearts. Enter botulinum toxin, one of the most important substances to hit the field of facial rejuvenation. Short of a surgical facelift, this substance is the most popular way to reduce facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:

Frown lines
• Crows feet
Forehead furrows
• Skin bands on the neck

Smiling, frowning, squinting and even chewing – basically any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B are both purified substances, derived from a bacteria. Injections of this substance blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so that it can’t contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Dr.Fisher’s Surgery and Laser Center of Cerritos Towne Center offers a gamut of modern procedures, and botulinum rejuvenation is one of the most frequently desired non-invasive procedures.

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