Many of us have busy schedules, but this shouldn’t stop us from having cosmetic procedures to look our best. Despite what you might think, not every procedure has weeks of downtime, bruising, and swelling.
Modern technology also some non-invasive procedures to be done in one day, or even on your lunch hour!
Ready to see a younger, fresher-looking you? Then check out the cosmetic procedures with the most negligible downtime below.
This is a non-invasive treatment that is an almost-instant answer to the fine lines and wrinkles on the face that show your age. When you have Botox injected under your skin, you’ll notice those lines and wrinkles will fade.
Botox injections take just a few minutes and don’t even require anesthesia. Some of the popular areas to receive these injections are the forehead, around the eyes, and lines around the mouth.
Expect the full effect to kick in after a week, and each set of injections lasts about four months.
A chemical peel is a simple procedure that involves applying a unique chemical solution to your skin. It makes the outer skin layers peel to reveal fresh, new skin. The treatment takes about an hour, and recovery time depends on the level of treatment:
- A superficial peel takes from a day to a week to heal
- Medium peels can take between one and two weeks
- Deep peels take two or three weeks
If you have thought about liposuction but were worried about the pain and recovery time, CoolSculpting could be for you. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that lowers your body fat without surgery.
CoolSculpting involves freezing the fat under your skin with special paddles. When the fat is frozen, the fat cells die and are absorbed by the body’s metabolic processes. Each session takes only 30 to 60 minutes. Depending on the amount of fat you want to be removed, you may require a few sessions.
There’s no downtime, so you can do a session on your lunch break, and no one will be the wiser!
Deeper wrinkles in your lower face, as well as the hollowing out of the cheeks with age, may respond to dermal fillers. A dermal filler injection in your surgeon’s office should give you immediate results and last several months and even years.
Some of the available dermal fillers in the US are Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and even your own fat. Each filler has different factors to consider for its use and placement. And each one will last only so long, so you can expect to need a ‘refill’ after a few months or a year.
Nonsurgical Fat Reduction
Nonsurgical fat reduction is a non-surgical procedure that involves little downtime and can help to sculpt your body.
For example, Kybella is an injectable that melts your fat, which works great under the skin and areas under the armpit and abdomen. Emsculpt gives patients better muscle tone in the abs and other body areas.
Minimally invasive fat reduction also can be done with CoolSculpting.
You may not see results as fast with nonsurgical fat reduction, and your recovery time may be a bit longer than with some other procedures.
Microneedling smooths fine lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scars. With tiny surgical needles, the skin is pricked to create microscopic injuries that encourage your body’s natural healing processes. The result is more flawless, healthier skin that takes years off your face.
Each microneedling session takes only 30 to 60 minutes. There’s no pain and minor bleeding, so there is virtually no downtime to this non-surgical procedure.
Medical Grade Microdermabrasion
This is a deep exfoliating method that cleans, resurfaces, polishes, and smooths your face. It’s an outstanding choice for patients with enlarged pores, acne scarring, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.
This practical and unique technique cleans your skin and unclogs pores with a special suction method. After the procedure, a jet of crystals is sprayed onto the skin to remove the dead layers with gentle abrasion.
You should experience little if pain and discomfort. This procedure is popular for its predictable and fast results. You should need no more than six sessions. You also don’t need any anesthesia or injections, and there’s no downtime.
Laser Wrinkle Reduction
Aging creates facial wrinkles, but they also appear from smoking, sun damage, weight loss and gain, and genetics. Laser wrinkle reduction is an effective and fast treatment to smooth your facial wrinkles.
With a laser, your surgeon stimulates the collagen replenishment of your body. New collagen works to slowly fill in the wrinkles, lines, and creases in your face, so you see a younger look in the mirror.
You don’t need incisions or injections, and there is no recovery time.
The above procedures are effective and require little downtime. If you’re interested in more invasive procedures with longer-lasting results, consider eyelid surgery, or a tummy tuck.
Request a Cosmetic Procedure Consultation
Interested in a Houston cosmetic procedure consultation? Please set up a consultation with Dr. Ashley Steinberg today. She’ll talk to you about the benefits and risks of various procedures to determine if you’re a good candidate.
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