Thinking about medical aesthetics? Here’s what you need to know about it

Not happy with some aspect of your looks – your skin, your hair, your teeth or your weight. Many people today are turning to medical aesthetics to help improve their appearance. Find out what you need to know about it.

We live in an increasingly looks-conscious world. Thanks to social media filters, photoshopping and ever-easier access to aesthetic treatments, it can feel like everyone else is closer to physical perfection than us.

Of course, how we look is one of the least important measures of us as a person. Truly inspirational people are more focused on their actions and the difference they are making in the world. But if you are conscious of your appearance and considering a medical aesthetic treatment, here’s what you need to know.

Here’s all you need to know about medical aesthetics  

Medical aesthetics is an umbrella term for several medically guided cosmetic processes. As the name suggests, the purpose of medical aesthetics is to improve your appearance through medical procedures.

Medical aesthetics fills the gap between the beauty industry and plastic surgery, and treatments are carried out by qualified doctors, nurses, and dentists. A plastic surgeon specializes in modifying, reconstructing, or restoring the human body, offering both aesthetic enhancements and corrective procedures to patients seeking improvement in appearance or function.

Medical aesthetic treatments can do everything from improve your features to manage your weight and slow the signs of aging. Treatments include laser treatments, anti-wrinkle treatments, fillers, chemical peels and hair transplantation.

Is there any difference between spa aesthetics and medical aesthetics?

Spa treatments would usually fall under the ‘beauty treatment’ label, and they are carried out by clinicians without medical training. Medical aesthetics, meanwhile, require medical training such as a specialized degree. Even if a spa does offer medical aesthetics treatments, it’s important to check that the professional treating you has the right qualifications and experience.

What are the results of this cosmetic treatment?

Aesthetics is a broad term concerning the skin and appearance of the entire body. This treatment type is often pain-free, takes no time, and does not require making many body changes before the treatment. Patients of all age groups and genders can be suitable for medical aesthetic treatment.

Some of the benefits reported from treatment include:

  1. Increased self-esteem 
  2. Boosted collagen 
  3. Reduced signs of aging 
  4. Rejuvenated skin texture 
  5. Replenished lost volume 
  6. The elimination of unwanted fat 

What are the most common types of medical aesthetics to consider?

Here are some of the most popular types of medical aesthetics treatment you may want to consider.

1) Chemical peels 

This treatment type is all about peeling off damaged skin. The outermost layer of your skin is often damaged due to excessive dryness. As a result, you see scarring, blemishes, etc, on your skin. That’s where chemical peels work like magic and exfoliate the damaged layer leaving a radiant glow behind. 

2) CoolTone

This treatment is all about shedding extra bulges without stepping into the gym. CoolTone carves your muscles and body parts with a magnetic muscle stimulation approach. One session of this therapy can work on more than 25,000 supramaximal muscle contractions. People use this treatment to tone their buttocks, abdominal area, etc. 

Could medical aesthetic be right for you?

If there’s some part of your physical appearance you are unhappy with, and off this is negatively impacting your life, you may decide to seek out your medical aesthetic treatment options. Just make sure you do due diligence first, and find the right treatment and medical professional to help you.