Demystifying Aesthetic Treatments: What You Need To Know

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  • Date: Jul 12 2023

In recent years, the field of aesthetic treatments has expanded significantly, offering a wide range of options to help enhance one’s natural beauty, alter natural features and even aid in therapeutics. From the commonly known chemical peels, dermal fillers and laser therapies, the world of aesthetics is forever expanding with newer treatments and variations of established ones often overwhelming our understanding. I shall start with this short read to demystify common aesthetic treatments and provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your aesthetic journey. Subscribe to my blog as I unravel these treatments in subsequent posts.

Understanding Aesthetic Treatments: 

Aesthetic treatments are non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures designed to improve the appearance of various cosmetic concerns. These treatments can target skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, volume restoration, pigment correction and many more. They can even help sculpt your features! It is important to note that aesthetic treatments are elective and should be approached with proper research and consideration. Always stay realistic, expect under-correction, and do not try to have the perfect feature, always.

Consultation with a dermatologist should be your first step:

Before embarking on any aesthetic treatment, it is essential to schedule a consultation with a qualified aesthetic professional. Your dermatologist understands your skin the best. During the consultation, you must discuss your concerns, desired outcomes, medical history, and any potential risks or limitations associated with the treatments. You will be offered

Chemical Peels: Unveiling Fresh and Radiant Skin

Chemical peels are a popular aesthetic treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which helps exfoliate the top layer, revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin beneath. The intensity and depth of the peel can vary, ranging from superficial to deep peels, depending on the desired outcome and skin condition being addressed.

Botulinum Toxin: Your first step once you decide to get some serious  aesthetic treatment

The most dramatic results are often ascribed to Botulinum Toxin in the realm of aesthetics. It can help rejuvenate skin, remove wrinkles or sculpt features. Do not let the ‘toxin’ in the name worry you.

It is safe under dermatology care in the doses used for aesthetics. Contraindications are ruled out once your dermatologist reviews you.



Dermal Fillers: Enhancing Volume and Rejuvenation

Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to restore volume, enhance facial features, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Commonly used fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that helps retain moisture and provide structure to the skin. 





Thread lift: Repositioning and redraping your skin


Threads of various materials have firmly established themselves as an essential aesthetic tool.They help lift sagging tissues, induce collagen to form within skin leading to rejuvenated skin. These threads may be used in combination with fillers and botulinum toxin or just by themselves.    

Laser Therapies: Harnessing the Power of Light

Laser therapies utilize focused beams of light to target specific skin concerns.

Laser Hair Removal

They can be used for hair removal, skin resurfacing, tattoo removal, and more. Laser treatments can stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, and address pigmentation irregularities, offering effective solutions for various aesthetic needs. 

Microneedling:  Controlled needling of skin

You may have heard of ‘dermarollers’, used in skin rejuvenation, and treatment of scars as well. The number and size of the needles on these rollers varies in size and number. Other devices used for microneedling are the motorised micro needling device and miconeedling radiofrequency. They work on the principal of percutaneous collagen induction and produce micro channels for entry of actives and medications.

High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound: Non invasive skin tightening

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, commonly referred to as HIFU is a highly sought after non-surgical skin tightening and non surgical facelift procedure.

Neck rejuvenation with HIFU

It is a non-invasive therapy using ultrasound waves to re-model tissue using intense heat. The heat affects the cells, and a portion of the tissue is ablated using sonication (sound energy). It is one of the device based aesthetic treatments used by dermatologists for facelifts and skin tightening. 

Medical Facials: Skin rejuvenation with facials

Medi-facials or medical grade facials are known as Medical facials. These treatments are performed by dermatologists and are suitable for people of all skin types. The dermatologist will determine which type of facials is necessary for your skin condition.The main purpose of medical facials is to repair, restore, and rejuvenate the skin. The facials can heal certain skin conditions and provide you with healthy glowing skin.

Understanding Risks and Limitations: Like any medical procedure, aesthetic treatments carry potential risks and limitations. It is important to have a thorough understanding of these factors before proceeding. Common risks include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or in rare cases, infection or scarring. It is crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your aesthetic professional to minimize any potential risks.

Managing Expectations: One key aspect of aesthetic treatments is managing expectations. While these treatments can produce remarkable results, it is important to have realistic expectations and understand that outcomes can vary depending on individual factors such as skin type, age, and lifestyle. Your aesthetic professional can guide you on the expected results and help set appropriate expectations.

Combining Treatments for Optimal Results: In some cases, combining multiple aesthetic treatments can yield even better results. For example, combining dermal fillers with laser therapies can address both volume loss and skin texture concerns. Your dermatologist can recommend personalized treatment plans based on your unique needs and goals. By understanding the different treatments available, consulting with dermatologists, managing expectations, and considering potential risks, you can make informed decisions on your aesthetic journey. Remember, your aesthetic goals should always prioritize your well-being and align with your individual preferences. Seek professional guidance and embark on your aesthetic journey with confidence.

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We at Mehektagul Dermaclinic provide expert dermatology consultations for your aesthetic concerns. Treatments mentioned above, and many more are available based on the expert assessment.


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