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Affordable Cosmetic Procedures

Over the years, there has been an increase in the demand for certain minimally invasive cosmetic procedures like microneedling and dermal fillers.

Most people prefer these procedures mainly because it is affordable, and its side effects are not much, compared to more invasive Plastic Surgery like liposuction.

If you are thinking of getting work done on your body but you are looking for an affordable procedure, listed below are some of the most affordable cosmetic procedures;

Microdermabrasion

If you are looking for a procedure that will help to improve the appearance of your skin, you should go for microdermabrasion. In this procedure, the surgeon gently scrapes your skin to get rid of the outer layer. This, in turn, assists in minimizing age spots and dark patches. More also, it reduces wrinkles, acne, fine lines, and removes acne scars.

It’s common for people to confuse microdermabrasion with laser skin resurfacing which costs more, but they’re not the same.

Sclerotherapy

Factors like hormones, heredity, and pregnancy often contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs as one ages. Fortunately, sclerotherapy helps to lessen their appearance. During this procedure, the expert injects a special liquid that irritates the vein and makes it collapse. After getting sclerotherapy, individuals should expect their legs to look bruised, but it’ll only be like that for a while.

Dermal Fillers

As we grow, the collagen in our skin decreases. This results in wrinkles lines and sagging of the skin. Presently, the two most common Collagen injections available are either gotten from human beings or pigs. Pig-based collagen is cheaper than human-based collagen. Other types of dermal fillers include; hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, fat, and polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres. These cost twice as much as the human and pig based collagen.

Botox

Botox is also one of the popular and affordable cosmetic procedures available in today’s world. Botox is a neurotoxin extracted from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This toxin halts nerve signals. This weakens the muscles around the affected surface, temporarily, thereby making it hard for them to contract. If you know anyone who wants an effective skincare procedure that can help with frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes,  neck wrinkles, and forehead wrinkles, you should tell them to get it. To get effective results, skincare experts often recommend that one gets a Botox injection every three months. In 2013, the national average cost for this injection was $380.

Laser Hair Removal

For this procedure, experts use a laser to remove hair on one’s upper lip, chin or arms. Hair doesn’t grow at once, it grows in cycles. As such, you will need to undergo this procedure severally before the hair is completely removed. However, this procedure doesn’t offer a permanent solution and the national average cost for it in 2013 was $310. Before becoming available for commercial purposes in 1995 and 1996, this treatment was performed experimentally for about twenty years. One of the first published articles describing this treatment was created by a group at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have to do with exfoliating the top layers of the skin using certain chemicals. This procedure helps to remove fine lines, sun spots, scarring, and pores, or reduce them to a large extent. This improves the skin’s appearance significantly. It also creates room for effective penetration of products like retinoids, growth factors, and antioxidants. Ideally, chemical peels should be carried out monthly. The payment made for each session ranges from $85 – $185.

Intense Pulse Light

Intense Pulse light is a laser that has been designed to treat visible blood vessels, red spots, and brown spots that are associated with sun damage. Most times, patients see changes in their skin’s appearance after taking this treatment once or twice. ILP sessions usually take about 30-45 minutes and cost $350. In case you don’t know, IPL and laser treatment are similar. While a laser focuses just one wavelength of light on one’s skin, IPL releases lights of different wavelengths on it. To explain further, the light from IPL is more scattered and less focused than that of a laser.

Before deciding on which of the procedures to go for, you need to know what features you want to enhance. This way the expert can prescribe the best procedure for you. You also need to be careful when choosing the dermatologist that will perform them on you, to avoid putting your skin at great risk.

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