The latest trends in beauty may look like they’re out of reach to most people, but the good news is that plenty of cosmetic treatments are now available to everyday folks. 

From chemical peels and laser resurfacing to injectable fillers and many services provided at an Austin dentist, locals have more options than ever to help maintain a youthful and glowing aesthetic without breaking the bank. Even better—advancements in medicine and technology often come with safe procedures for all skin types! 

Chemical Peels 

A chemical peel is a treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates the outer layer to reveal smoother, more youthful-looking skin beneath. Various types of chemical peels are available, which differ in their ingredient concentration and the depth of exfoliation they provide. Examples of this include:

  • Superficial Peels:Also called “lunchtime peels,” they are the mildest of chemical peel treatments. These peels can be performed in minutes, providing an instant glow without downtime. 
  • Medium Peels:These peels penetrate more deeply than superficial peels and could treat issues like fine lines, acne scars, and pigmentation problems. They cause the skin to turn red and flaky for some days, requiring one to two weeks to heal.
  • Deep Peels:The most intensive of all the chemical peel treatments. Deep peels penetrate multiple layers of skin tissue to provide dramatic results but require two to three weeks of downtime.

Injectable Fillers 

While traditional cosmetic procedures such as facelifts and nose jobs can be costly, invasive, and require significant recovery time, injectable fillers offer a more accessible and less-invasive alternative. Injectable fillers work to treat imperfections on the cheeks, lips, and other areas:

  • Non-Invasive Rhinoplasty:A non-invasive rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping done with injectable fillers—without surgery. This procedure is quick, virtually painless, and the results are often immediate. This treatment could be used to smooth out bumps or correct asymmetry though it’s best suited for those who need minor corrections to the shape of their nose.
  • Mini Facelift:Mini facelifts with fillers work by rejuvenating the skin and stimulating collagen production, which can improve the skin’s texture, tone, and color. The procedure is non-surgical, with no risk of scarring and little to no downtime. It involves injecting small amounts of dermal fillers to lift and firm sagging areas of the face, like the jawline and temples, to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

Dental Care

When people think of cosmetic treatments, the first things that come to mind are typically procedures like plastic surgery, Botox, or other non-invasive treatments such as facelifts or fillers. However, dental care could also fall under cosmetic procedures, and oral hygiene is integral to overall health and well-being. These treatments include:

  • Teeth Straightening:Misaligned teeth can cause significant aesthetic and health-related issues. However, thanks to advances in dental technology, it’s possible to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisible aligners are clear retainers that gradually shift and align teeth over time, an almost invisible way to straighten teeth. 
  • Teeth Whitening:Teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure involving various techniques like laser treatment or teeth bleaching. The objective is to make teeth several shades lighter and brighter. 
  • Oral Hygiene:One cannot have a beautiful smile without healthy teeth and gums. That’s why seeking services like a root canal, tooth filling, and deep cleaning is important. 

Whether it’s dental care for a straighter, brighter smile, chemical peels to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections on the face, or injectable fillers for a more youthful look—Austin may have just the thing!