You have probably heard about “lunchtime procedures”. They are short, non-invasive procedures that could be done on your lunch hour and you could return to work afterwards. In this stumbling economy, this type of procedure is reported to have increased in popularity. Since many people have been laid off, competition for the fewer available jobs is more fierce and some have been turning to lunchtime procedures to improve their appearance for job interviews.

What divides surgeries from lunchtime procedures is use of the surgical knife. When the skin is incised, as it must be for major surgeries such as a tummy tuck, facelift, or breast augmentation, there is a longer recovery period while the skin repairs itself, bruising and swelling subside, and internal tissues re-assemble themselves.

When the skin is not incised, as when a laser is used, or an injection, there is no need for any such recovery period.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most popular five non-invasive procedures are, in this order:

  1. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections
  2. Laser hair removal
  3. Microdermabrasion
  4. Chemical peels
  5. Laser skin resurfacing

At The Cosmetic Surgical Center, we offer BOTOX┬« Cosmetic and do indeed have many people coming for that easy and quick procedure. In about ten minutes, you can have your frown lines smoothed out, or forehead lines or crow’s feet, and return to work looking years younger.

We also offer chemical peels and you can choose how strong a peel you want. A stronger one penetrates the skin more deeply and requires more self-care afterwards, but you could easily go back to work after a mild or moderate peel. This is an effective way to rejuvenate the facial skin.

Please contact us in our Dallas, Texas office if you would like to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rai. You can ask all your questions and have them clearly answered.