What Are Cosmetic Procedures?
|Cosmetic procedures which are also known as
aesthetic procedures are techniques to improve physical appearance.
Cosmetic procedures in some form have been performed for thousands
of years. Before the advent of modern surgery, this often took the
form of topical creams or make-up. While they may also help to improve
ones state of being, they are considered elective procedures
rather than medically necessary.
Aesthetic procedures can vary from being minimally invasive such
as microderm-abrasion or light therapies to those such as facelifts
or laser resurfacing which require intensive postoperative care
and time off. The trend in cosmetic surgery has been toward less
invasive procedures while still producing a satisfying improvement.
Because of this trend, people are undergoing cosmetic procedures
at a younger age in order to maintain a graceful aging process.
At the Stanford Skin Care Center, we adhere to this philosophy using
the latest techniques, while customizing the procedures to fit your