A Beginners Guide to Non-Surgical Medical Treatments

August 9, 2022
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If you are considering having a non-surgical medical procedure, these tips can help you make an informed decision.

Non-surgical medical treatments are a great way to enhance your appearance without having to undergo surgery.

The advantages of non-surgical medical treatments are that they:

  • Do not require surgery or incisions; therefore there is no risk of complications from surgery or anaesthetic.
  • Are reversible if the patient decides they don’t want to continue with them.

Why might I consider non-surgical treatment?

You might want to consider non-surgical treatment if you want to look younger, feel better and avoid going under the knife.

There are a variety of non-surgical procedures available today that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Wrinkle Smoothing injections (also known as Botox)
  • Dermal Filler Injections
  • Chemical Peels
  • Medical Grade Prescription Skincare

How should I decide?

When it comes to deciding whether or not to undergo non-surgical medical treatment, the most important thing is to consider your options.

You should talk to your Medical Practitioner (Doctor, Nurse Prescriber, Dentist) about the different procedures and ask about the risks and benefits of each. You should also ask about costs, alternatives, success rate, and time it takes for a procedure to complete itself.

How do they work?

Botox and fillers are the most popular non-surgical medical treatments. Botox is a purified protein that is injected into the skin to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. Fillers are used to plump up the skin and fill in wrinkles. If you’re considering using either of these treatments, it’s important to know how they work so you can make an informed decision about whether they are right for you.

As with any other medical procedure, there are risks associated with Botox and fillers. If not performed correctly by a medical prescriber who has experience doing them, these procedures could cause complications such as infection or allergic reactions that may require additional medical treatment or even hospitalisation. However, if done correctly by an experienced medical prescriber, both procedures can provide safe relief from facial wrinkles without surgery or downtime!

Are they safe?

You might be wondering, “Are non-surgical medical treatments safe?” The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, they are approved by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Fillers require a CE mark for marketing and use, the CE mark shows that the device meets legislation relating to safety, and that it is fit for its intended purpose. Botulinum toxin is a prescription-only medicine, regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Is there a risk of allergic reaction?

Previous allergic reactions and allergies should be discussing during the taking of your medical history. You may be worried about an allergic reaction, but this is quite rare. If you are allergic to something, it won’t be used in the procedure. The skin on your face is different than the skin on your back or chest, so if you’re allergic to a certain product, it’s unlikely that you’ll have a reaction when having it injected in your face.

However, if you’re still concerned about a reaction after speaking with your doctor or nurse practitioner about this treatment option, don’t hesitate to ask them more questions and get more details about how they administer it.

How long do the effects last?

The length of time the effects last depends on the procedure, your body and what you’re trying to achieve. Some procedures, such as dermal fillers can last up to a year. Most other procedures have much shorter durations such as botox and will require more frequent treatments to maintain effectiveness. Botox usually wears off after 3-4 months.

It’s important that your medical practitioner discusses with you which option best meets your needs before proceeding with any procedure or treatment plan.

What should I expect before and after my treatment?

Before your treatment, you will be given detailed instructions and information about the procedure. You will have to sign a consent form that explains the benefits, risks, and side effects of the treatment. Some patients may be asked to stop taking certain medications or using certain products before their appointment.

After your treatment, you should expect some discomfort or pain at the injection site. This can occur for several days after treatment. Be sure to follow any post-treatment instructions carefully so that you can minimise any discomfort experienced during this time period.

If you experience any side effects after your injection procedure and you are worried your medical practitioner should be able to help you and may advise you to attend clinic for review.

A typical procedure

It’s important to remember that each procedure is unique, and it’s best to ask your doctor or nurse prescriber how they approach the treatment of your specific condition. This will help you prepare better for what is likely to happen on the day of treatment.

Where should I go next?

You’ve made it! You’ve read the whole article and have a good understanding of what non-surgical medical treatments are for, as well as their benefits and disadvantages. Now that you’ve got your feet wet, where should you go next?

If you’re still unclear about anything related to this topic and would like to learn more about it, here are some suggestions:

  • Read other articles on our website. We cover all sorts of topics related to aesthetic medicine and wellness in great detail so there’s bound to be something else that interests you
  • Talk about what you’ve learned with friends or family members who might also be interested in learning more about non-surgical medical treatments. They might share some great insights that could help make things clearer for both parties involved.
  • Ask questions! Sometimes when we don’t understand something entirely, asking someone else can help us reach clarity faster than trying our own best guesswork methods would take us (and often times even then it doesn’t work).

If you are considering having a non-surgical medical procedure, these tips can help you make an informed decision.

As you begin your journey, here are some things to keep in mind:

Before treatment:

  • Ask the medical practitioner if there is a risk of infection, bleeding or other complications. If so, what steps will be taken to minimise them?
  • Make sure you understand how much the procedure will cost and how many sessions are needed for optimal results. Also ask about any side effects (like redness or swelling) that you may experience during or after treatment and how long they last.

During Treatment:

  • Tell your practitioner if you have any allergies or health conditions such as diabetes—some treatments may not be appropriate for people with certain medical histories. In addition, let them know if you have received Botox before because it can cause cross-reactivity with other botulinum toxins (such as Dysport). This is also important if you have had Dermal Fillers done elsewhere.

 

After treatment:

  • Be aware that some non-surgical procedures require aftercare care such as ice packs and massage; this information should be included in any materials provided by your medical practitioner at the end of each session. It’s also important to note what kind of recovery period is required before resuming normal activity levels; this varies depending on the type of procedure performed but usually lasts anywhere from two days to several weeks depending on its complexity

We’re confident that you now have more information to help you make the right choice for your health and well-being. If you still have any questions about non-surgical medical treatments or would like to book an appointment with one of our medical practitioners at Jen Vittanuova Medical Aesthetics, please contact us today!