Cosmetic Enhancement: The New Normal?

Look your best and feel great about it. There’s no reason to be ashamed of a little cosmetic enhancement. As a recent article in Time magazine puts it, “Having work done lost nearly all of its shame years ago… Not having work done is now the new shame.”

What Does This Mean for You?

The stigma around cosmetic enhancement is fading and that gives men and women more options than ever to look their best. Take a good, long look at yourself in the mirror. What do you love? What do you want to enhance? Many cosmetic treatments can be performed without surgery for a subtle improvement in your looks without weeks of recovery. Let’s take a look at some great minimally invasive enhancements:

  • Botox/Dysport: Crow’s feet and forehead lines are no match for Botox and Dysport, botulinum toxin treatments that halt muscle movements that cause wrinkles. When applied by a skilled hand the results can be very natural looking, not frozen or overdone. Last year, treatments like these were the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S. with a record-setting 6.7 million procedures performed.
  • Injectable Fillers: Wrinkles that aren’t caused by muscle movement respond better to dermal fillers. These injectable fillers restore lost volume, smoothing out wrinkles for a flawless look. Treatment takes just a few minutes with results that can last for years (depending on the filler used). We offer a wide range of fillers including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, and Juvederm Voluma. Dr. Matarasso will choose the most appropriate filler (or combination of fillers) for your face.
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation: Even out skin tone, improve the appearance of wrinkles, fade brown spots, etc. with a laser skin rejuvenation treatment. The Fraxel laser is a fractional laser that treats small area of skin for accelerated healing. In addition to the Fraxel laser, we offer other, non-laser skin rejuvenating treatments like IPL and microdermabrasion.

The vast array of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments available may in part contribute to the increasing popularity of plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement. These treatments are often more affordable than surgical options, require less recovery time, and provide the subtle, natural looking results that patients love. The Time article reminds readers that U.S. doctors perform five times as many minimally invasive treatments as they do surgeries.

Plastic Surgery is for Everyone

The normalization and acceptance of cosmetic surgeryThe public perception of plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement has transformed over the last decade or two. What once was only enjoyed by the rich and famous, is now available to almost everyone. The Time article says, “In 2005, more than two-thirds of cosmetic-surgery patients in the U.S. made $60,000 or less. Most people getting nonsurgical procedures probably made less.” You don’t have to be rich to enjoy looking your best.

Are you considering a little pick-me-up for your appearance? Call us today and schedule your appointment.