Aesthetic medicine refers to all medical rejuvenating procedures which do not require surgical intervention.
It has been a growing sector for many years. The scope of its activities continues to expand. Initially focused on facial rejuvenation, aesthetic medicine now also encompasses body contouring using laser treatments and, of course, cryolipolysis.
Aesthetic medicine has the advantage of being non-invasive, with very few after-effects. The patient is treated at the practice and can leave half an hour later and continue with their day as normal.
The considerable technical advances made during the last 10 years, and the fact that many of the products used today are absorbable, means that aesthetic medicine procedures are perfectly safe. What’s more, due to the fact that many of the treatments are localised and minimally invasive, rejuvenation procedures for the face, hands and figure are relatively stress-free and can often be performed without anaesthesia.
When performed by qualified professionals, aesthetic medicine procedures can give natural-looking results. Here in France, aesthetic medicine is not about overcorrection, but rather about maintaining an individual’s look and personality. Aesthetic medicine makes it possible to delay the need for surgery for several years.
Given their great knowledge of anatomy, especially the face, plastic surgeons today are aesthetic medicine professionals par excellence. Nowadays their work involves combing aesthetic medicine with surgery.
For his aesthetic medicine procedures, Dr Laurent Dumas mainly uses absorbable injectable products.
Botox (the commonly used name for Botulinum Toxin) has been one of the great revolutions in aesthetic medicine. Thanks to its relaxing properties, it relaxes the muscles responsible for expression wrinkles. Injected in micro doses, the product does not freeze the face and allows for localised rejuvenation of the targeted areas.
Hyaluronic acid fillers treat facial depression deformities and furrow lines. Due to the different product concentrations available, it is useful for a variety of problems, from simple wrinkles to sagging skin, and involves a tightening process to help redefine the lower face, one of the first areas to show signs of the aging process due to loss of skin tone.
Hyaluronic acid is also used to hydrate and plump the lips giving them a completely natural volume.
In recent years, another great revolution in the world of aesthetics has been cryolipolysis. This technique is used specifically for the treatment of localised fatty deposits which can be very difficult, or even impossible, to get rid of, even when following strict diets and intensive exercise regimes: love handles, pot bellies, saddlebags ... This is an alternative to "mini liposuction" for permanent destruction of these small fatty areas without the need to resort to surgery.
As a science still in the throes of evolution, what will be the next breakthrough in aesthetic medicine? Thread lifts perhaps? This technique allows the tightening of the skin and offers a non-surgical alternative to the traditional facelift.
Also of note is the use of peels; a standard procedure in aesthetic medicine to treat skin and complexion imperfections.
Aesthetic medicine, whether for preventative or corrective purposes, is suitable for people of all ages and for men and women alike. A pre-consultation allows us to offer the best choices based on your requirements and morphology. Expertise in both aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery allows for a completely tailor-made treatment plan.