Thanks to the development of the field of medicine, we can now talk about aesthetic medicine. Due to the evolution of society in terms of ideologies, people currently feel freer to do what they want with their body and physical appearance, it is in this area that aesthetic medicine comes to play a very important role.
Today, we meet more and more people who have had aesthetic procedures to improve their physical appearance and, in some cases, some of us have also wanted to improve our bodies through medicine. However, we have never thought about what this discipline consists of and what its many benefits are. That’s why, in this blog post, we will tell you about everything that aesthetic medicine encompasses. It is not to be missed, we invite you to read on!
What Is Cosmetic Medicine?
When we talk about aesthetic medicine, we are referring to beauty or physical improvement. In other words, cosmetic medicine consists of a set of techniques or actions that allow for the improvement of an individual’s physical appearance, whether male or female. Among the most well-known and common physical modifications, we can find the following:
- Botox injections
- Laser hair removal
- Filler injections
However, unlike cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery, cosmetic medicine does not perform major surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia. Instead, the goal of this type of medicine is to help patients feel better about themselves, but through small procedures that require only local anesthesia. Also, in aesthetic medicine, patients do not have to be admitted to the hospital, as the procedures do not require it.
On the other hand, the field of aesthetic medicine is quite vast, which is why this discipline needs other areas to complement itself and achieve optimal results. Here are some of the other branches that go hand in hand with this type of medicine:
- Plastic surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- Nutrition and diet
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
What Are the Treatments of Aesthetic Medicine?
Thanks to the development of technology in medicine and the extensive studies in this field, aesthetic medicine offers multiple treatments to its patients. In this regard, it should be noted that there are two types of treatments: body treatments and facial treatments. The most well-known and practiced treatments are the following:
A peel is a peeling of the skin. This procedure consists of adding a chemical substance (usually acids) to the surface of the face in order to eliminate the damaged layers of the skin. The main objective of the peel is to remove all kinds of imperfections present on the face, such as sun spots, acne spots, wrinkles, etc. It should be noted that this treatment is very good, as it renews the skin and gives it a uniform color. However, after performing the peel, it is essential to use sunscreen and other types of creams with discipline, which are recommended by the doctor.
Facial Filler with Hyaluronic Acid
As we age, our body loses an essential component called hyaluronic acid, which is why wrinkles appear on our skin over time. Facial filler treatment involves applying a few injections of hyaluronic acid to the face to reduce wrinkles, hydrate and add volume to the skin. It can also be applied to the lips and cheekbones to give them more volume and uniformity. It is important to mention that hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the body and tissues, so this procedure is not harmful.
This method consists of performing a gentle and light massage on the body, which mobilizes the different liquids that are inside the body, in order to eliminate all the residues accumulated between the liquids. Lymphatic drainage, being a massage therapy technique, has several advantages, among which we can find that it helps reduce inflammation in the body due to fluid retention and also has a relaxing effect on the patient.
Benefits of Aesthetic Medicine
Currently, people are more interested in taking care of their body and having a beautiful appearance. With the help of aesthetic medicine, the above can be achieved, without a doubt, it has multiple benefits for the patients. That is why this type of medicine is becoming more and more popular and desired by people. Thanks to the positive and good results it offers, the number of aesthetic treatments is increasing. Here are some of the benefits of aesthetic medicine:
- Improves the quality of life of people
- It gives self-confidence
- Increases self-esteem
- Promotes general well-being
There you are, you now know more about aesthetic medicine. But if you want to continue learning about this matter, come back to check the second part of our article.