Not ready for surgery? At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a wide range of solutions for patients looking to achieve a more youthful, contoured, or naturally beautiful look without the use of surgical techniques. These non-invasive options are excellent for patients who prioritize minimal downtime, minimal discomfort, and excellent results, so keep reading to learn more!
What does “non-invasive” really mean?
Although many patients have a general-to-vague understanding of what a “non-invasive” or minimally invasive procedure is, it can be very helpful to have a working definition, especially when you are researching which procedures are right for you. Put simply, a “non-invasive” procedure refers to any treatment that does not require either an incision into the body or tissue removal. Instead, these procedures are typically performed on the surface of the skin or using technologies that can target areas beneath the skin without making an incision.
Many patients prefer non-invasive procedures such as laser treatments, injectables, or similar options because they require less downtime, have a lower risk of complication, and don’t require general anesthesia. Their results are usually more subtle, which can also make patients who are newer to the aesthetic world more comfortable getting treatment.
Non-Invasive Options at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery
When it comes to choosing the right cosmetic procedure for your unique needs, knowing that there is a wide selection of non-surgical options can make an entrance into the aesthetic world more approachable. Here are a few of our most popular non-invasive options.
CoolSculpting is a fat-reduction procedure that uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate stubborn fat cells. During the process, your provider will place a device on the target area to cool fat cells, which are then naturally processed and shed by the body. Some patients report feeling cold, pulling, or mild pinching sensations during treatment, but overall, you can expect minimal discomfort and no downtime.
Most patients are excited to learn that the results from CoolSculpting are permanent, assuming you maintain a stable weight and continue to exercise regularly. However, significant weight gain can cause remaining fat cells to enlarge, affecting these long-term results, so it is important to stick to an aftercare plan to get the most out of your procedure.
EON Body Sculpting
Similar to Coolsculpting, EON provides a solution for eliminating persistent fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise alone. However, this procedure uses touchless laser energy to heat targeted fat cells and prevent them from returning in the future. This state-of-the-art system is the only one of its kind that can simultaneously heat the treatment area while cooling the skin to prevent pain – in fact, most patients report little to no discomfort during treatment. No downtime is required with EON body sculpting.
Because EON treatments induce apoptosis or cell death, your EON fat reduction is permanent, and you can expect to see the full results 12 weeks after your initial treatment appointment. However, like with Coolsculpting, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise to maintain the look achieved with this treatment option.
The YLIFT is a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure designed to combat the signs of aging by replenishing lost volume in the skin. By placing a titanium instrument beneath the skin and muscle, your provider can strategically augment specific areas of the face with the use of fillers to accentuate the cheekbones and redefine the jawline without the need for incisions, stitches, or general anesthesia.
It is normal to experience slight pressure or tightness during the procedure, as well as some tenderness following your YLIFT. However, these feelings of discomfort are minimal and pass soon after the procedure is completed.
One of the greatest benefits of the YLIFT treatment is the instant results without the need for the extensive downtime you might expect with a traditional facelift. On average, patient results last up to three years or longer in some cases, depending on the treatment strategy and the body’s response to treatment.
This minimally invasive and painless procedure uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen and elastin production and promote new cell growth. By using a matrix of needles, Morpheus8 creates tiny wounds in the subdermal tissue of the skin through a process called “fractional remodeling.” These wounds kickstart the body’s natural healing process in the foundational layers of the skin, which signals your body to produce more skin-tightening collagen and elastin.
Although the procedure is painless, you may experience after-effects similar to the feeling of a mild sunburn. This feeling will disappear within a few days, revealing the rejuvenated skin beneath.
Morpheus8 microneedling can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and balance your skin tone for upwards of a year or more, making it one of our longer-lasting facial procedures. Results appear gradually, so you’ll notice the full effects within a few weeks.
Fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane, to name a few, are injectable gel-like substances used to smooth lines and wrinkles, add volume, and enhance facial contours. They are primarily used for aesthetic purposes and are a popular choice for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
The injection process is relatively quick and may be completed at our office. Local anesthetic or numbing cream may be used to minimize discomfort. Recovery is usually minimal, with most patients returning to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Depending on factors like the type of filler used, the area treated, and your metabolism, the longevity of your fillers could vary. Most fillers last between six months and two years, but by avoiding sun exposure and smoking, patients can extend the life of their fillers.
Rediscover Your Natural Best at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery
With over 20 years of experience in the field of aesthetics, Dr. Chernoff has the most experience to help you achieve your natural best look. Whether you’re looking for a non-invasive option or a more traditional aesthetic alternative, you’ll find it at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery.
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