Aesthetic medicine has been growing in popularity recently, with new advancements in technology that allows patients to look more youthful without undergoing the knife. Such procedures are suitable for most patients, especially those who have a busy work life, and cannot afford time away from the office to recover from a full-on surgical procedure.
Aesthetic clinics such as EHA Clinic provide each of these top treatments and more, and are performed by resident doctor, Dr Elias Tam, who has over 20 years of experience in medicine, and will assist patients who have any queries, concerns or doubts about these minimally invasive procedures.
A report recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS) highlights the top five most commonly performed minimally invasive aesthetic procedures worldwide. We’ve put together a short summary of some of these procedures, so you can decide if they are suitable for you.
Botulinum toxin injection
Botox injections were the most common aesthetic procedures performed in 2016, with a total of 7 million Botox injections performed worldwide. This has increased slightly from the 2015 figures.
Primarily a treatment for wrinkles, Botox works by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin, reducing the lines formed on the face. During the treatment, the Botox solution is injected into the treated areas. Patients can leave the clinic afterwards without any concern about downtime; the muscles in the face will gradually relax and smoothen out deeper wrinkles on the face.
You may have seen the results of botched Botox treatments on the internet. Rest assured that you will never experience such results with EHA Clinic, as Dr Tam has over 10 years of experience performing Botox treatments.
The second most popular minimally invasive aesthetic procedures is the use of soft-tissue fillers, with over 2.6 million procedures performed last year.
Dermal fillers are very popular for their ability to minimize the appearance of eye bags. The fillers are injected into the affected areas, helping to smoothen the skin and restore some of the lost volume to the face. It is almost like having a temporary face-lift without undergoing the surgery.
Fillers are also well-known for adding to the fullness of the lips.
Laser Hair Removal
With 1.1 million treatments performed in 2016, laser hair removal is the fourth most popular minimally invasive treatment. Essentially, the treatment uses laser energy to heat hair follicles so that it no longer produces new hair. The treatment is primarily used on areas with unwanted hair, such as the legs and arms. The removal process is completely permanent.
At EHA Clinic, our laser hair removal is primarily done using the Soprano XLi machine to heat hair follicles very gradually, and with minimal discomfort. Soprano XLi also has an added side effect of tightening the skin in the treated areas, using NIR (near infra-red) technology.
EHA Clinic offers all three of these top five aesthetic treatments, and many others, such as Coolsculpting by Zeltiq and Liposonix. Contact us today at 6235 3325 for any enquiries regarding these treatments.