Non-invasive treatments: separating fact from fiction

Fat injectionAmericans spent almost $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012 – and 83 per cent of that was spent on non-invasive procedures like injectables and fillers. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, line and wrinkle treatments are some of the most requested anti-aging procedures today. Injectables offer quick results with minimal downtime, but some people are still unsure what they can and cannot do.Elise Minton, executive beauty editor at Yahoo, has attempted to put an end to the belief neurotoxins ‘freeze’ muscles to erase fine line and wrinkles. She says they relax the skin, meaning it will smooth out so people look rested and not overdone. She added that not everyone is suitable for a course of injections. “Visit a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and have a cosmetic consultation,” she said. “In order to treat or even prevent the signs of aging, it's important to go to someone who understands how aging affects certain areas of the face and how best to correct it.”