The skin is the largest part of the body and has important functions such as protection against infection, viruses and bacteria from the exterior. The skin also regulates the body’s temperature.
The skin is an organ composed of multiple layers and acts as the body’s first protection.
"Healthy skin" has mechanical characteristics such as flexibility and elasticity; these features can become damaged as we age and due to environmental conditions (changing hormones, sun exposure and aging).
There are many non-invasive (non-surgical) procedures that can improve the quality of our skin. A cosmetic procedure may be necessary.
Sun exposure is the main cause associated with skin damage.
Non-surgical aesthetic medicine (procedure that requires no surgery and no convalescence) can reduce most visible signs of aging.
You may decide to undergo one of the following non-surgical procedures:
- Fillers Injections: Developed from hyaluronic acid to reduce your wrinkles, deep wrinkles and/or increase the volume of a part of your face and lips, cheekbones, nose, chin, jaw and hands.
Hyaluronic acid filler injections are also used to correct some irregularities and redefine the contour of your face.
- Dysport or Botox Injections: The most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in North America. Dysport or Botox is mostly used to treat forehead wrinkles, frown lines (between the eyebrows) and crow's feet (around the eyes). These facial wrinkles are more visible when you smile or frown.
- Chemical Peeling: regenerate the skin with substances such as Phenol or TCA which cause the skin to peel to remove dead skin cells. A chemical peel rejuvenates your skin while lightening and making it smoother and silkier.
- Dermabrasion: consists in exfoliating the skin (sanding).
- Laser: removes layers of the epidermis and dermis to reduce wrinkles, scars and stimulate the production of new collagen