By Norberto R. Marfori, M.D., F.A.C.S.
As the specialty of aesthetic surgery evolves to non or mini invasive intervention there is now an overwhelming demand for facial rejuvenation and shorter downtime.
With todays technology and advanced medical knowledge there are several treatments available to patients where they can have many procedures done right in the physicians’ office. In most cases a local anesthetic is administered along with a” sedative cocktail”, this means that there is no hospital stay.
The research by pharmaceuticals and companies dealing with beauty products are now available in department stores everywhere. Portable minimally invasive laser machines are now affordable with less risk and side effects. New products like Latisse for eyelash rejuvenation are hot and on demand by patients. Internet information about Doctors and products and procedures make their decision much easier with intelligent understanding of the procedure they wanted. Regional facial lipolysis with laser radio frequency and smart lipo are now readily available.
I have a feeling that eventually, much more improvement of the above products will come and prices will go down to the benefit of everybody, including permancy of its duration.
However still choose your practitioner very carefully and be more diligent to protect yourself from an untrained practitioner.
Norberto R. Marfori, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an Aesthetic Surgeon at North Coast Plastic Surgery Inc., 4287 Oberlin Ave. Ste. C, Lorain Phone: (440) 282-4232