Aesthetic Medicine comprises all medical procedures that are aimed at improving the physical appearance and satisfaction of the patient, using non-invasive to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. The Aesthetic Medicine specialty is not confined to dermatologists and plastic surgeons as doctors of all specialties seek to offer services to address their patient's aesthetic needs and desires. Some Aesthetic Medicine procedures are performed under local anesthesia while some procedures don't require anesthetics at all.
The exciting field of Aesthetic Medicine is a new trend in modern medicine. Patients not only want to be in good health, they also want to enjoy life to the fullest, be fit and minimize the effects of normal aging. Indeed, patients are now requesting quick, non-invasive procedures with minor downtime and very little risk. As a general rule, the needle is increasingly replacing the scalpel.
Aesthetic or otherwise called cosmetic treatments are non-surgical procedures designed to combat signs of ageing, rejuvenate and refresh skin.
They can be used on almost any part of the body but the most common areas the face, neck and décolletage.
Aesthetic treatments can also be used to help with excessive sweating, remove pigmentation, treat acne, scars, skin tags and moles and the improve the appearance of veins.