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What are minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures?

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Last year in the United States, there were 15.9 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. The total number of minimally invasive procedures has increased by more than 200% when compared to 2000. The majority of these minimally invasive procedures focus on facial rejuvenation. The top three procedures include Botox ©, soft tissue fillers (such as hyaluronic acid), and chemical peels. Some other popular treatments include laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, non-invasive fat reduction (Coolsculpting), injection lipolysis (Kybella), cellulite treatment, IPL treatment, laser skin resurfacing, and non-surgical skin tightening.

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures can target areas of concern without the downtime typically associated with cosmetic surgery. Lasers can be used to perform procedures that previously required extensive surgery and recovery time.


Technological advancements have made face and eye lifts more accessible and affordable with similar results to traditional surgical treatment. Laser skin resurfacing reduces the appearance of crow's feet and targets wrinkles in the eyelid and forehead region. Similarly, chemical peels are popular for reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars.

Non-surgical nose jobs (or liquid nose jobs) are offered as an alternative to rhinoplasty.

Injectables such as Botox©, Juvederm, and Restylane can be used for more than banishing wrinkles. Non-surgical nose jobs (or liquid nose jobs) are offered as an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed using injectable fillers such as hyaluronic acid and Juvederm to smooth out bridge bumps, create symmetry, and add definition to the nose tip. With non-surgical treatment, there is almost no downtime and the results are nearly instantaneous. However, the results are not permanent and it cannot be used to reduce the size of the nose.

before and after of non-surgical liquid nose job
Before & After: Non Surgical Nose Job

Similarly, Liquid Facelifts utilize injectable gel fillers to lift facial features, reduce wrinkles, and create a youthful, rested look without going under the knife. Another popular treatment is injection lipolysis. This procedure involves injecting cholanoic acid (Kybella) to breakdown fat underneath the skin. Kybella is used to treat stubborn areas of fat, such as a double chin.

Minimally invasive cosmetic treatments are an excellent alternative for individuals who are reluctant to undergo surgery and desire an aesthetic change. The results are often comparable to surgical procedures with minimal downtime and lower costs. Cosmetic Surgery Grants offers up to 20% (to a maximum of $2000) towards your elective cosmetic treatment, including minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Apply today!

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