Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments
Cosmetic procedures can provide truly beautiful outcomes, but they aren’t the only services available that can address your aesthetic concerns. The non-surgical treatments and skincare solutions from Johannesburg plastic surgeon Vaneshri Chetty-B can also offer effective, long-lasting results—only without the downtime and invasiveness of surgery! Whether you would like to reduce the effects of facial aging or treat a specific skin condition, such as brown spots, rosacea, or vascular lesions, we encourage you to explore our medical-grade spa treatments below.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Dermal Fillers
- BroadBand Light™ Therapy
- Microneedling with PRP
- Fat-Dissolving Injections
BOTOX® Cosmetic is often considered the gold standard of non-surgical treatment for smoothing frown lines, brow creases, and fine lines surrounding the eyes. These wrinkles typically form due to repetitive facial expressions and can deepen over time, sometimes causing visible fine lines even while the face is at rest. BOTOX® Cosmetic can relax the overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles to deepen, thereby reducing frown lines and other expression wrinkles. Injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic usually take 15 to 30 minutes at most, and results can last as long as three to four months. There is no downtime required after treatment and patients can return to their normal routines immediately.
Dermal fillers are designed to restore facial volume, which can slowly deplete over time as a result of the natural aging process. Due to decreased collagen and elastin production as individuals get older, patients often experience volume loss in the cheeks, lips, and mid-face. This can not only diminish fullness in your facial features, but it may also cause nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other deep creases to develop around the nose and mouth. Fillers can be used to smooth facial folds as well as plump flat or sunken areas of the face, restoring a more youthful look to the areas of injection. Results can be remarkably long-lasting and provide rejuvenation for 6 to 18 months, depending on which filler is utilised.
BBL by Sciton®
BroadBand Light Therapy™, or “BBL,” is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that can reduce fine lines, age spots, freckles, rosacea, and loose or aging skin, among other common skin conditions. BBL works by delivering light energy to the surface layers of the skin, applying gentle heat to the afflicted areas in order to encourage new skin regeneration. This can address damaged skin cells and promote the growth of more vibrant, supple, and healthy-looking skin.
Microneedling with PRP
If your goals include improving the overall tone and texture of your skin, microneedling with PRP can be a highly effective treatment to reduce acne, blemishes, large pores, and other concerns while completely renewing your complexion. This skin rejuvenation technique is designed to create thousands of tiny microperforations in the skin via a handheld microneedling device. The body’s natural wound healing mechanism is subsequently activated, stimulating increased collagen production and the turnover of damaged skin cells. When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which uses the growth factors in your own blood to speed up the skin’s natural healing process, an even more powerful improvement can be seen. Results from microneedling with PRP typically unfold in the months following treatment, and patients often achieve long-term results due to the ongoing production of new collagen.
In some regions of the face and body, stubborn fat can be difficult to reduce with dieting and exercise alone. Our Johannesburg practice offers fat-sculpting injections that can contour localised fat under the chin through lipolysis—a process that breaks down fat cells, which are then naturally metabolised by the body. These fat-dissolving injections can effectively reduce fullness in the submental region (or a “double chin”), often resulting in a sleeker, more defined jawline and facial profile.
Please contact The Forever Institute for more information about our non-surgical cosmetic services or to schedule an appointment for your treatment.