The Top 4 Non-invasive Cosmetic Procedures


Many people every year have cosmetic operations, both surgical and nonsurgical, done to enhance their looks. Although invasive treatments have their place, more and more patients are choosing non-invasive ones.

Compared to surgical cosmetic procedures, Non-invasive cosmetic procedures are preferred by many patients. It is because they are less invasive, need less downtime, and pose fewer health concerns. Listed below are the four most often sought-after nonsurgical cosmetic procedures:


BOTOX® injections, or botulinum toxin injections, relieve muscle tension in the face and neck by injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into the skin’s surface. Aestheticians use it to reduce wrinkles and other signs of muscle tension, such as
  • Eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.
  • Frown lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Forehead lines or wrinkles on the forehead
  • Bunny lines or nose wrinkles
  • Chin dimples or wrinkles on the chin
  • Gummy smile or excessive gum exposure when smiling
  • Floppy lips and a drooping mouth.
  • Platysmal bands or vertical lines on the neck

The effect of a BOTOX treatment is one of younger-looking, silkier skin. BOTOX injections take only a few minutes and rarely cause serious negative effects for patients or their doctors.

Depending on the dosage and the individual’s response to treatment, the effects of BOTOX® injections can last anywhere from three to six months. There may be some temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site, but overall the process is quite safe and minimally intrusive.

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Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the damaged outer layers and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. The solution consists of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol, depending on the depth and severity of the skin condition being treated. Chemical peels can be used to improve the appearance of various skin concerns, including:
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Melasma and hyperpigmentation
  • Dull and tired-looking skin.

The chemical solution is applied to the skin for a specific period, depending on the strength and depth of the peel. Patients may experience a mild burning or stinging sensation during the process, which subsides after the solution is removed. After the peel, the skin may be red, flaky, and sensitive, but this usually resolves within a few days to a week.

Chemical peels can be customized to suit the individual’s skin type and concern. It ranges from superficial peels that need no downtime to deep peels that may need a few days to a week of recovery. At Alma MedSpa in St. Peters, Missouri, we provide a safe and effective procedure performed by a qualified and experienced skincare professional.


Fillers are Cosmetic injectable treatments that add volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial features. They are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that adds volume and plumpness to the skin. Fillers can be used to improve the appearance of various concerns, including:
  • Deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Volume loss in the cheeks and temples
  • Thin lips and lip lines
  • Sunken eyes and tear troughs
  • Scars and acne scars
  • Nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

The most popular types of fillers used in medical spas are:

Volbella is a type of dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid designed to enhance the lips and smooth out fine lines around the mouth. It is a popular treatment offered in medical spas and cosmetic clinics. It is for individuals who want a natural-looking plump, youthful appearance on their lips. The treatment involves injecting the Volbella filler into the lips and the area around the mouth, which can help to:
  • Add volume and fullness to thin lips.
  • Define the lip border and shape.
  • Eliminate mouth wrinkles.
  • Improve the hydration and texture of the lips.

Volbella filler is a nonsurgical treatment that takes about 30 minutes to complete. A numbing cream may be applied to the lips to cut discomfort during the injection process. Patients may experience some swelling, redness, and bruising in the treated area, but this subsides within a few days.

Volbella fillers are known for their long-lasting effects, with results lasting up to 12 months. But, the duration of results may vary depending on the individual’s metabolism and lifestyle factors, such as smoking and sun exposure. Volbella fillers are a safe and effective option for individuals who want to enhance their lips and rejuvenate their facial appearance without surgery.
Voluma fillers are a type of injectable dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps add volume and moisture to the skin. Voluma fillers are specifically designed to restore volume and contour to the cheeks, which tend to lose fullness and definition as we age. Voluma fillers are typically administered in a medical spa by a licensed and experienced healthcare professional, such as a nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, or cosmetic dermatologist. The procedure involves injecting the filler directly into the cheek area using a fine needle or cannula.
The benefits of Voluma fillers include:
  • Restoring fullness and volume to the cheeks
  • Enhancing facial contours and symmetry
  • Improving nose and chin folds
  • Providing a more youthful, refreshed appearance
  • Results are visible immediately and can last up to two years.

During the procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort or swelling, which usually resolves within a few days. Patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure but should avoid strenuous exercise or direct sun exposure for a few days.

Overall, Voluma fillers are a safe and effective way to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and achieve a more youthful, natural-looking appearance.
Juvederm Vollure is a facial filler made of hyaluronic acid developed to treat the nasolabial folds and commissures around the mouth. JUVÉDERM® Vollure XC is a dermal filler that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially in the delicate areas around the lips and nose, that come with age.
Vollure fillers are commonly used to address the following
  • Nasolabial folds or smile lines
  • Marionette lines or wrinkles around the mouth
  • Cheek volume loss or flattening
  • Lip augmentation or enhancement
  • Under-eye hollows or tear troughs.

A qualified medical professional injects the Vollure filler into the targeted areas using a fine needle or cannula during the treatment. The injection process takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of treated areas. Patients may experience mild discomfort during the injection, but a topical anesthetic or numbing cream can be applied to minimize discomfort.

The results of Vollure fillers are immediate and can last up to 18 months, depending on the individual’s skin condition and the amount of filler used. Vollure fillers are safe and have minimal side effects, such as redness, swelling, and bruising, which typically subside within a few days. It is a non-invasive and effective treatment for people who want to enhance their appearance without surgery.
Ultra XC:
Juvéderm Ultra XC is one type of dermal filler. In 2010, after gaining FDA permission, it was initially utilized to address facial wrinkles and increase lip volume. Juvéderm Ultra XC contains hyaluronic acid in addition to water. When combined with water, HA creates a thick, gel-like substance that can increase volume. This mixture is injected into the skin by increasing collagen production to plump up the skin and underlying tissues. The “filling in” of wrinkles gives the skin a smoother, younger look. When injected into the skin, Ultra XC fillers add volume to the targeted areas, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and plump up the skin for a more youthful appearance. It is a minimally invasive treatment that can be performed in a medical spa setting with little to no downtime. The procedure involves using a numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the injection process. The Ultra XC filler is injected into the targeted areas using a fine needle. The results are immediate, and patients can usually return to their normal activities right after the treatment. The effects of Ultra XC fillers can last up to one year, depending on the individual’s skin type, age, and lifestyle factors. Patients may need to undergo touch-up treatments to maintain the desired results. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced practitioner to perform the Ultra XC filler treatment to ensure safety and achieve optimal results.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment is a non-invasive medical spa that uses focused light energy to treat various skin conditions. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light that targets the chromophores (pigments) in the skin, causing them to absorb the energy and heat up, destroying the targeted cells. Depending on the type of laser used, the treatment can be used to address a variety of skin concerns, such as:
  • Unwanted hair
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Broken blood vessels and rosacea
  • Skin tightening and rejuvenation.

The patient may experience a mild burning or stinging sensation during the treatment, well-tolerated. The number of sessions required depends on the severity of the skin condition being treated and the individual’s skin type. The results of laser treatment are usually visible within a few days to a week. The treatment requires minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their regular activities soon after.

Laser treatments are safe and effective when performed by a qualified and experienced skincare professional. They should be customized to the individual’s skin type and concerns. A wrong type of laser or setting can lead to adverse effects such as burns, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. So, choosing a reputable medical spa like Alma MedSpa in St. Louis, Missouri is essential; we use FDA-approved lasers and have trained and certified skincare professionals.


The effectiveness of non-invasive cosmetic treatments for various cosmetic issues has increased recently. Some of the most well-liked and efficient nonsurgical cosmetic procedures include fillers, BOTOX injections, chemical peels, and laser treatment. These treatments are brief, provide minimal discomfort, and have manageable risks.
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