Over the last 20 years, there have been several advances in our understanding of what defines aesthetics and 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. As they are relatively affordable, such treatments are popular and always sought after.
Aesthetic/Cosmetic medicine is an effective, minimally invasive practice based on skill and reliable and advanced medical technology. It comprises all medical procedures 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 anaesthesia, while some don't require anaesthetics. 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
- 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
A nutraceutical product may be defined as a substance with a physiological benefit or protection against chronic disease. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the ageing process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body. Nutraceuticals are of these nutritional supplements used for health purposes other than nutrition.
The majority of nutraceuticals possess multiple therapeutic properties. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the ageing process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body. Nutraceuticals have received considerable interest due to their potential nutritional, safety and therapeutic effects.
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, the skin has two main layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the physical and chemical barrier, and the dermis provides structural support.
Protecting and preserving the skin is important. Environmental elements, ultraviolet radiation, air pollution and the natural ageing process can alter the skin's barrier properties. 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.
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 and increase muscle and bone strength. Exercise for aesthetics isn’t about maximizing 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 a hallmark of Aesthetics.