Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Savannah, GA
What Is a Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedure?
Non-surgical treatments include a range of techniques that don’t involve surgery. That means:
- No incisions, even small ones like those made for liposuction
- No general anesthesia – When anesthesia is needed, a local anesthetic is used.
- Minimally invasive
- No extensive downtime for recovery
All of these elements make non-surgical cosmetic procedures popular with people who are looking to enhance their face or body but want to avoid some aspects of surgery.
Is a Non-Surgical Treatment Right for You?
Plastic surgery procedures are highly effective, but they’re not right for every situation. There are other factors beyond results to consider, and sometimes these factors make non-surgical options more desirable or appropriate.
Some reasons people choose non-surgical cosmetic procedures include:
- Non-surgical treatments are quick—many can be completed in under an hour.
- Non-surgical options are minimally invasive.
- You can avoid the recovery period and downtime associated with surgery.
- Surgical procedures typically mean some level of scarring. While surgeons make every effort to reduce scarring, it’s not yet possible to completely eliminate it.
- For people who can’t have surgery for health reasons, non-surgical procedures offer a viable alternative.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options at Savannah Plastic Surgery
CoolSculpting is a body-contouring treatment that uses controlled cooling energy to destroy fat cells. In this procedure, the CoolSculpting device is applied to targeted fat deposits to freeze fat cells in that area. Within one to three months of treatment, the fat cells die off and are eliminated naturally from your body. Fat cells that are destroyed in this way are gone for good, just as they are when you get liposuction. As with liposuction, it’s still important to follow a healthy diet and exercise to maintain your results.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that doesn’t require general anesthesia, makes no incisions, and has less downtime. Treatment typically takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on what areas you’re having treated.
The cost of CoolSculpting treatments at Savannah Plastic Surgery starts at $700. The amount you pay for treatment will depend on how many treatment areas you want to target and the number of treatments you need.
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Skin resurfacing is a non-surgical technique that uses laser energy to exfoliate your skin. This helps refresh the skin by reducing visible signs of skin damage and aging. Skin resurfacing can treat common skin issues such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone or texture
Sciton Halo Laser Resurfacing
At Savannah Plastic Surgery, we use the Sciton® Halo™ laser for skin resurfacing. It’s a hybrid fractional laser, which means it uses two different kinds of lasers:
- Ablative laser
- Non-ablative lasers
This new technology means patients may achieve results with fewer treatments, as compared to non-hybrid laser treatments.
Halo laser resurfacing is suitable for use on all skin types, on the face and body. It needs only a topical anesthetic, and patients who have this treatment can apply makeup just 24 hours after the treatment. After treatment, the top layer of your skin starts to peel and flake as a natural part of the resurfacing process. Once the skin heals, you’ll see full results in one to three months.
The cost of skin resurfacing is variable. It depends on:
- The extent of your skin damage
- The number of treatment areas
- The size of your treatment areas
Your cosmetic practitioner can give you an exact treatment cost at your complimentary consultation.
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Skin tightening treatments use radiofrequency energy to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. This process works by stimulating the production of your skin’s natural substances, such as elastin and collagen. This combination of substances helps restore your skin’s natural elasticity and tone. It tightens your skin to reduce visible signs of aging, like
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
Laser skin tightening has both short-term and long-term effects. In the short term, this treatment causes the skin to contract, temporarily reducing sagging. In the long term, it triggers the skin to produce collagen and elastin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and tighten the skin.
This non-surgical cosmetic treatment is suitable for both the face and the body. It’s most commonly performed on the:
- Abdominal area
Skin tightening treatments can be an effective alternative to facial tightening surgery as well as the tummy tuck procedure. The results achieved may not be as dramatic as those achieved with surgery, but non-surgical skin tightening is minimally invasive and has little downtime.
Sciton SkinTyte Laser Tightening
Savannah Plastic Surgery uses the Sciton SkinTyte™ laser skin tightening system for this treatment. The SkinTyte system delivers targeted laser energy deep within the skin, triggering collagen production and skin tightening. It features surface-cooling technology that makes the process safe and comfortable. This procedure is typically performed without local anesthesia, but for people with sensitive skin, a topical numbing solution can be applied.
After treatment, it’s common to experience some skin sensitivity and redness. These symptoms usually fade in just a few hours. There’s no downtime after treatment, and patients can resume normal activity levels the same day, even including the use of makeup and skincare products.
The results of SkinTyte are usually seen in one to two months; however, for some people, it may take up to four months to see full results. The results of treatment can last for years, but for best results, a course of regular treatments is advised.
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Profound® Radiofrequency Microneedling
Profound radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for the face and body. It can:
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce skin sagging
- Reduce some kinds of scarring
As well as the face, this procedure is also used on the body, particularly the:
- Lower abdomen
- “Banana roll” under-buttock area
- Above the knees
Profound radiofrequency microneedling uses microneedles combined with radiofrequency pulses to trigger the body’s own natural healing mechanism. Treating the skin in this way causes an increase in the skin’s production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the treatment area. The result of this is that your skin becomes tighter, with more tone and elasticity, less sagging, and fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
Treatment causes mild swelling, redness, and bruising in areas of application. Most people can resume normal activities and use makeup and skincare products after 24 hours. Treatment results last one to two years, with longer-lasting results possible with a good skincare regimen.
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Scarlet SRF Microneedling
Scarlet microneedling is a microneedling treatment with three specialized modes for the face, scalp, and body. This kind of microneedling has been designed to be less painful and have less downtime than standard microneedling options. There is still minimal downtime, but most people can resume normal activities after 24 hours.
Scarlet SRF microneedling can:
- Lift and tighten skin on the face, scalp, and body
- Improve skin texture
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and minimize large pores
- Reduce acne scarring, sun damage, dark spots, stretch marks, and burn scars
It takes three to six months to see the full results of treatment. Results last one to two years.
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Agnes RF Microneedling
Agnes microneedling uses microinsulated needles of different sizes and shapes to treat different skin conditions. This procedure is specialized for the face and is also designed to reduce the discomfort associated with microneedling. After having Agnes microneedling, most people can resume normal activities within 24 hours.
Agnes microneedling can:
- Lift and tighten facial skin
- Smooth wrinkles
- Define the jawline
- Remove unwanted lower eyelid fat
- Treat cystic acne
It takes up to six months to see the full results of treatment. The results last for one to two years.
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Dermal Fillers & Injectables
With a very quick treatment time, almost no downtime, and near-instant results, injectables are extremely popular non-surgical cosmetic options. These treatments involve having substances such as botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid, or collagen injected into the skin in minute amounts. Injectable formulas have a range of effects, including:
- Smoothing out lines and wrinkles
- Reducing deep skin folds
- Plumping the skin
- Slowing the effects of skin aging
There are many different options for injectable treatments, so it’s important to have a full discussion with your cosmetic practitioner before making a decision. The average cost for an injectable treatment ranges from $600 to $700. The exact cost depends on what treatment you have, your desired results, and how many treatment areas you choose.
Injectables for the face can be a viable non-surgical alternative to a facelift, although it’s important to have realistic expectations for results. Injectables can produce excellent results but won’t necessarily have as dramatic an effect as surgery might. In addition, the results of surgery last much longer, while injectables typically last a few months to a year.
Botulinum toxin is a substance that’s derived from the bacteria that causes botulism. It’s considered a neuromodulator because it causes temporary muscle paralysis, which makes it useful as an injectable for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In treatment, tiny amounts of the toxin are injected into facial muscles, causing them to relax and smoothing out the overlying skin. This has the effect of also smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in that part of the face.
This treatment is effective for lines and wrinkles that develop over time due to muscle movement. For instance, it’s an effective treatment for frown lines and smile lines. As well as being an effective treatment for existing lines and wrinkles, botulinum toxin injectables can also slow the development of new lines. It’s not effective for treating sun damage or sagging skin.
It takes several days to a week or two after treatment for the full results to take effect. Common side effects include bruising and tenderness or pain. These symptoms typically fade in around a week.
At Savannah Plastic Surgery we carry these neuromodulator cosmetic treatment options:
- BOTOX®: The original botulinum injectable, BOTOX is most effective for frown lines, lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet wrinkles. Effects last three to four months.
- Dysport®: A formulation designed for glabella lines, which are the lines that form between the eyebrows. It lasts for three to four months.
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Most dermal fillers are preparations of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in your skin. This substance is present in young skin in large amounts. It’s what gives young skin its plump, smooth look. As you age, the skin is depleted of hyaluronic acid. This reduces your skin’s volume and contributes to sagging skin, wrinkles, and folds.
Dermal fillers provide the skin with a concentrated supply of hyaluronic acid. This replenishes the skin’s own supply, increasing volume and restoring a plump, smooth appearance. The plumping effect also makes dermal fillers popular for lip enhancement.
At Savannah Plastic Surgery we carry these filler options:
- JUVÉDERM®: A hyaluronic acid skin filler, effective for reducing skin lines, wrinkles, and folds, and lip-plumping. The effects of JUVÉDERM last for up to one year.
- Restylane®: This hyaluronic acid injectable is for the treatment of nasolabial folds, fine lines and wrinkles around the lips, and plumping the cheeks and lips. It typically lasts six to nine months.
- Revanesse®: A hyaluronic acid treatment designed specifically to treat moderate to severe nasolabial folds. Results last for about one year.
What Happens at a Consultation for a Non-Surgical Procedure?
Most people interested in face or body enhancement know they need to have a consultation to prepare for surgery, but you may not realize that a consultation is also important for a non-surgical cosmetic procedure.
Consultation appointments are a vital part of the process for all cosmetic treatments for several reasons:
- Learn more about the procedure and what it entails.
- Find out if you’re a good candidate.
- Let the cosmetic practitioner help determine your treatment needs.
- Give you realistic expectations of what treatment can achieve.
When you have a consultation, you’ll discuss all these things with your cosmetic practitioner, to determine what treatments will best meet your needs.
The main difference between a surgical and a non-surgical consultation is that when you have a non-surgical consultation, you may be able to have the treatment the same day. With surgery, there’s a wait time between having a consultation and having the surgery. With non-surgical cosmetic treatments, you don’t necessarily have to wait. This isn’t the case for everyone—it depends on the individual!
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedure Costs
The cost of your non-surgical treatment at Savannah Plastic Surgery varies depending on your treatment goals and the techniques used in your treatment.
Since cosmetic treatments are elective procedures, they aren’t usually covered by health insurance. However, sometimes there are circumstances that qualify a patient for partial or full coverage by their insurance provider.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss all of these factors with you to determine the exact cost of your treatment and any insurance eligibility.
To review our insurance policies or explore your payment options, please see our financing and insurance page.
If you are located in Savannah, GA or the surrounding areas of Chatham County, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Savannah Plastic Surgery. We also welcome patients from Brunswick and Hinesville, GA and Bluffton, SC.