I have mixed feelings about cosmetic surgery. On the one hand, I totally get why it is important. Babies born with deformities, for example, can lead a life where they aren’t a constant target for bullies. And it’s all thanks to the surgeon’s knife. Burn victims, too, might want to reduce the damage caused by horrendous injuries. And, I have a lot of sympathy for those that aren’t happy with their bodies and feel surgery can make them feel more comfortable and confident.
But would I ever have it done? I’m really not sure. Luckily, though, there are plenty of non-invasive treatments that are available for anyone who is a little scared of an operation. Today, I’m going to talk about several of the most common.
Wrinkles and Lines
We all develop fine wrinkles and lines – as early as our late teens in some cases. And, when your basic makeup stops hiding the results, it might be time to look for something that makes your face look younger. Moisturizing and exfoliating can hide a multitude of sins, including wrinkles. You can also use skin plumping products. But, if all else fails, there is the option of dermabrasion or microdermabrasion. It’s just a more hardcore version of exfoliating. During the process, it removes an entire layer of your skin so that the younger skin is exposed underneath. It works in the same way as sandpaper does – although don’t worry too much, it’s not as painful as it sounds.
OK, so Botox and other fillers aren’t non-invasive. But they are quick, painless, and safe – as long as you go to a medical center rather than a standard salon. There have been plenty of horror stories, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend filler injections. But, I suppose they do have a place.
Laser treatments can be used for plenty of beauty problems. The most common, of course, is the removal of unwanted body hair. It’s painless and reasonably cheap, I speak from experience. But, always make sure that you find a salon or medical treatment center that has an excellent reputation.
Laser treatments are also available for acne problems, thread veins, age spots and even nail fungus treatment. They are also used for removing tattoos – perfect for those that made a bad design choice when they were younger!
What are your thoughts on HD brows? Let’s be honest, there have been plenty of disasters I have seen in my hometown alone, so I have no idea of what the rest of the world looks like! They do come in very handy, though, I must admit.
If you have naturally thin brows or small eyelashes, then permanent makeup solutions can save you a lot of time getting ready for work or a night out. They usually last a few weeks or a month at a time, too. So, even if it does go wrong, you won’t have to hide in your home with your curtains drawn for too long. However, make sure that you go to a reputable company – there have been some horrendous and scary issues with the process.
Have you ever experienced any of these treatments? Let me know in the comments and tell everyone your thoughts!