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Over the last 20 years, there have been number of advances in our understanding of what defines aesthetics and that of adverse changes that take away from aesthetics, their causes and the means to correct or reverse them. These are clubbed as Aesthetic or Cosmetic Medicine. The benefits of this corrective line of management are now well recognised. Being also relatively affordable, such treatments are popular and always sought after.

Aesthetic/Cosmetic medicine, as an effective minimally invasive practice, is based on skill and reliable and advanced medical technology. It 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 such as lasers, chemical peels, fillers and other injectables of naturally occurring or biologically active ingredients. These may include surface treatments or deeper manipulation such as those with ‘threads’, botulinum injections, derma fillers, PRP, fat grafts and even hair transplants.

Some Cosmetic Medicine procedures are performed under local anesthesia while some procedures don't require anesthetics at all. Indeed, patients are now requesting quick, non-invasive procedures with minor downtime and very little risk.

These aesthetic procedures consist of:

  • Injections of Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Body Contouring and Treatment of Cellulite
  • Hair Reduction,
  • Pigment Correction
  • Tone and texture correction
  • Fat Grafting/Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Laser and IPL
  • Scar Management
  • Venous Treatment
  • Cosmetic Gynecology

Nutraceutical

A nutraceutical product may be defined as a substance, which has physiological benefit or provides protection against chronic disease. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body. Nutraceuticals are of these nutritional supplements which are used for health purposes other than nutrition.[4]

Majority of the nutraceuticals possess multiple therapeutic properties. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body. Nowadays, nutraceuticals have received considerable interest due to potential nutritional, safety and therapeutic effects.

Cosmeceutical

Cosmeceuticals represent a hybrid between cosmetics and drugs and they stand for products that contain active ingredients capable of altering structure or function .

Skin is a physical barrier that protects the internal environment from the external one. Structurally, skin has two main layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis serves as the physical and chemical barrier and the dermis provides structural support.

Protecting and preserving the skin is important. Environmental elements, ultraviolet radiation, air pollutions and natural aging process can alter the barrier properties of the skin. Various skin cosmeceuticals have been used to address these issues. Apart from that, some skin cosmeceuticals have also been used to block the production of melanin and thus tone down brown marks, liver spots, melasma etc.

Exercise

An aesthetic body involves size, shape, symmetry, and balance. To look like that, you need an aesthetics workout. Once we reach adulthood, our bone structure and proportions are largely fixed. However, we can use exercise to enhance our body shape and appearance, as well as increase muscle and bone strength. Exercise for aesthetics isn’t about trying to maximize size, It’s about maximizing the right proportion. The common ornament muscles for hypertrophy are: Biceps, deltoids, trapezius, upper-pectorals, and abdominals. The “V” is hallmark to Aesthetics.

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