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Was It Worth It? Non-invasive Procedures

Non-invasive Procedures

RealSelf is the world’s largest online resource for everything cosmetic surgery.  The site is packed with procedure descriptions and advice from doctors.  Patients can ask questions, give advice, and rate their satisfaction with recent surgeries or treatments.  Putting these reviews together, RealSelf has created a list of the most ‘worth it’ procedures.

Photorejuvenation (IPL Photo Facial) – Worth It Rating: 75%

Photo rejuvenation uses brief, concentrated pulses of light; transforming the skin in minutes.  The treatment can reduce the appearance of sunspots, age spots, freckles, and Rosacea.

Why patients love it:

Photorejuvenation is a comfortable procedure that provides unmatched results.  The appearance of the skin can be improved dramatically, making the three to four required sessions worth it.

Toxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) – Worth It Rating: 68%

Botulinum Type A can smooth Dynamic wrinkles such as creases on the forehead, Frown Lines, and Crow’s Feet.  Injections take less than 30 minutes; results show in about two weeks.

Why patients love it:

Patients report a quick and financially efficient procedure with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.  Drawback: treatments will need to be repeated every four to five months.

Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm & Restylane Worth It Rating: 68%

Hyaluronic Acid can plump sagging, creased skin, such as Marionette Lines, Nasolabial Folds, and fill out the lips.  The results show immediately and will last for up to 10 months.

Why patients love it:

With immediate and long lasting results, the benefits are of Hyaluronic Acids are tremendous.  Drawback: Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t work on Dynamic wrinkles; Botox is required for those.

Laser Hair Removal Worth It Rating: 66%

Modern Laser Hair Removal provides exceptional results with little discomfort, as the unique handheld device cools the skin after each laser pulse.

Why patients love it:

Laser Hair Removal provides smooth skin in almost any area.  Drawback: Laser Hair Removal will take six to eight treatments.


Worth It Rating: 59%

Using the same theory as more invasive procedures, Microdermabrasion provides a gentle, deep exfoliation of the skin.  The procedure can clear blackheads and acne, while smoothing the skin.

Why patients love it:

Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin with little downtime.  Drawback: Microdermabrasion does not provide as intense of repair as its namesake, Dermabrasion.

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