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An Introduction to Non Surgical Procedures

The big boom growth area in cosmetic surgery over the last decade has been in non-surgical procedures. This is not because less people are having surgery; in fact there has also been a large increase in the number of people seeking surgery, but because non-surgical procedures offer a no time out, economic way to enhance features such as lips with injectible fillers or maintain a more youthful and vibrant appearance with anti-wrinkle injections, skin tightening procedures such as Thermage® and skin refining treatments such as microdermabrasion and skin peels.

The fact that we can now “maintain” ourselves from a young age has seen a rise in the fitness, nutrition, beauty and cosmetic treatment industries. It is becoming more common for people to have cosmedical treatments and injections on a regular basis much as we go to the dentist once or twice a year. It is the philosophy of Dr Hodgkinson and the treatment specialists at The Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic to only use treatments that have a long standing track record of being actually effective and safe.

Injectible Facial Treatments

The most common and popular form of non-surgical treatment with real results are the injectibles. There are two types of injectibles: those that plump or fill out lips or deep lines such as those around the nose (the nasolabial folds) and those that relax muscles and stop wrinkles from forming or showing such as the “scowl” lines we get between the eyes and in our foreheads. Both types of injectibles are made from natural products which are absorbed into the body. These products have a long standing track record of safety and efficacy. Beware of any permanent

Thermage Treatments

Thermage® is also a tried and true treatment to tighten the skin of the face, neck, eyelids, body (especially abdomen, thighs and buttocks) as well as arms and legs. Thermage® which prefers not to go under the moniker of non-surgical facelift does give results Thermage® uses radio frequency to heat the deeper layers of the skin to not only tighten the collagen fibres hence the skin but also promotes the growth of new collagen making the full result visible somewhere from three to six months after the treatment.

Microdermabrasion and Laser Treatments

Skin refinement treatments include microdermabrasion, laser to facial spider veins and skin peels. Microdermabrasion deep cleans the surface of the skin removing any dead skin cells on the surface of the skin revealing newer skin and a fresher look. This can be combined with skin peeling which can also address minor changes in pigmentation such as sun spots. These two procedures are both most effective when carried out over a series of treatments. The vascular laser or KTP laser is used to remove unsightly broken capillaries or facial spider veins. As with all the other procedures, laser to facial spider veins is carried out in the clinic and can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the areas to be treated; most commonly on the cheeks and around the nose.

All of these treatments have no down time and can be carried out separately or in conjunction with one another in a treatment plan. To find out what non-surgical rejuvenation treatments would be most effective for you, please feel free make a free consultation with one of our treatment specialists, all of whom have years of experience in all areas of cosmedical treatments.

Some Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
  • Injectible Fillers
  • Thermage®
  • Laser for Facial Spider Veins
  • Skin Peels
  • Microdermabrasion

For more information on non-surgical treatments, or to book a consultation, please call our non-surgical treatment specialists on, Tel: 02 9362 7400, or use the “Email Us Now” link below to send in any questions you may have.