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Choosing the Perfect Cosmetic Enhancement Treatment – Expert Opinions

Choosing the Perfect Cosmetic Enhancement Treatment – Expert Opinions

Cosmetic Enhancement
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lauren Nawrocki

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lauren Nawrocki

Dr. Nawrocki splits her time between a local hospital, teaching at a university, and offering advanced treatments like anti-aging and IV nutrient therapies at Green Relief Health in Baltimore. She personally attends to each patient for various services and is certified in Botox, Dysport, Medical Weight Loss, and Dermal Fillers, as well as IV nutrient therapy. Dr. Nawrocki is a member of the AAFE, AAAM, and IFM.

The allure of turning back time has more people peering into mirrors and seeking cosmetic enhancements than ever before. In 2021 alone, over 9 million minimally invasive procedures like injectable wrinkle relaxers and soft tissue fillers were performed in the United States. 

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With age, facial features gradually shift – subtle changes accumulate until one day, the reflection staring back reveals someone unfamiliar. And in a culture obsessed with looking perpetually youthful, the demand to roll back the years has spawned a booming aesthetics industry.

But while interest in cosmetic procedures rises exponentially, so do expectations for seamless, natural-looking improvements that retain a sense of self. Avoiding the dreaded “work done” look remains the holy grail. 

This requires moving beyond a one-treatment-suits-all approach to thoughtful customization – enhancing unique facial anatomy instead of fighting against it.

The pivotal factor is pinpointing an effective option in harmony with your bone structure, muscle dynamics, and soft tissue changes over time. An expert aesthetic eye that studies faces like a map – imagining small targeted tweaks and balances. 

Someone who envisions possibilities and then executes them with an artistic touch. This blend of science and artistry is what creates a result that looks like a better version of yourself instead of someone else entirely.

The Variety of Cosmetic Enhancement Treatments

With advancing technologies and techniques, we now have more options than ever regarding cosmetic enhancements. There is an extensive menu to choose from when deciding how to refresh your look.

Broadly, these treatments fall into the categories of non-invasive procedures requiring little to no downtime and more involved surgical options for those seeking dramatic improvements.

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Skin Treatments:

I. Facials: Customized Cleansing and Rejuvenation

A facial offers a simple yet multipronged approach to refresh the complexion by clearing away dull surface cells and impurities. After a deep pore cleansing, a custom mask is applied based on your skin type and goals – clay for oily skin, intense hydration for dryness, or antioxidant cocktails for rejuvenation. 

Extra touches like a face massage or microcurrent toning enhance circulation and muscle tone. While basic facials offer temporary brightness, advanced options like HydroFacial simultaneously exfoliate skin via serum tips while infusing it with hydration, antioxidants, and peptides for cumulative benefits. 

Either way, a facial’s relaxation and gentle renewal make it a worthwhile addition to one’s skincare routine for a fresher, smoother complexion.

II. Microneedling: Collagen Induction for Smoother Skin

Through collagen induction, microneedling therapies minimize wrinkles, lines, and acne scars. A device with surgical-grade microneedles creates tiny injuries deep in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural wound-healing response. 

New collagen fibers form and linger after injuries mend, plumping up thinner crepey areas from within. Skin looks firmer, pores appear minimized, and facial lines soften slightly. 

Those with acne scars also benefit as depressed areas fill in with fresh collagen for a more even texture and tone. While injectables paralyze muscles or fill lines, micro-needling smooths wrinkles by tightening skin layers. A series of sessions enhances results with little downtime needed.

Non-Surgical Skin Rejuvenation

These innovative therapies resuscitate tired skin for a fresher, younger look without surgery. Various minimally invasive techniques exfoliate, tighten, and stimulate new collagen with little downtime.

I. Chemical Peels

Gently remove outer skin layers with acidic solutions like glycolic acid. Based on tolerance, concentration and acids vary to target concerns like acne scarring, dullness, and photodamage. 

Peels range from light lunchtime ones to deeper treatments before a special event. While peeling skin looks red and tight post-procedure, simple skincare helps it heal smoothly.

II. Microdermabrasion

This quick, painless treatment buffs away dead cells with fine crystals to reveal fresher skin underneath. It also stimulates collagen remodeling. Microdermabrasion reduces pore size, evens tone, and fades superficial scars over several sessions. 

Monthly or biweekly maintenance visits keep skin radiant. Although popular before big events, standard treatments don’t require much downtime.

III. Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lasers improve texture, tone, and fine lines by targeting water in aging skin. Non-ablative treatments heat deeper layers to promote tightening and collagen growth. More aggressive ablative lasers actually vaporize thin top layers so they can fully resurface. 

While results are dramatic, recovery takes over a week with strict sun avoidance afterward. Still the gold standard for overall rejuvenation, a series of lighter treatments often replaces one deep session.

Injectable Treatments:


This neurotoxin is among the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for smoothing facial lines and wrinkles. 

It acts by temporarily freezing the muscles beneath the skin that contribute to wrinkle formation due to repetitive movements, typically seen in facial expressions like squinting or frowning.

A very diluted form of botulinum toxin is carefully injected into specific muscles like the forehead, between the eyes, and sides of the eyes and mouth using an ultrafine needle. Over the next week, the treated muscles weaken and can no longer contract. 

This relaxation makes the overlying skin appear smoother. Results last about 3-6 months, depending on the individual. Some temporary side effects like headache, swelling, or bruising at injection sites can occur. 

When the Botox wears off, facial movements gradually return, and wrinkles slowly reappear.

Dermal Fillers 

These injections use materials like hyaluronic acid or collagen to add volume under wrinkles and creases in the skin. Once injected just under the facial skin, hyaluronic acid fillers can attract water to their dense gel-like material. 

This instant plumping effect fills out sagging or sunken areas on the face, including smile lines, cheek hollows, chin dimpling, and thinning lips – leading to a rejuvenated appearance. 

Since our faces lose volume as part of the natural aging process, replacing what has faded over time can make skin seem lifted with a more youthful contour and shape. 

On average, the results of most fillers typically last between 9 to 18 months.  Bruising, swelling, numbness, nodules under the skin, or uneven texture are possible short-term risks. Repeat touch-up injections help sustain results.


Injectables like Xeomin and Dysport are FDA-approved neuromodulators containing a highly purified botulinum toxin similar to Botox. 

Small doses carefully injected into specific facial muscles block signal transmission from nerves to muscles in areas like the forehead, between the eyes and mouth region. 

This temporarily weakens contracted muscles associated with wrinkle-causing repetitive facial animations – usually for 3-4 months. Eliminating repeated squinting, frowning, etc, allows the skin to appear smoother until normal muscle activity gradually resumes once the effects wear off. 

Both minimize unwanted lines and aging facial wrinkles without altering expressions if done properly. Possible side effects include headache, bruising, puffiness at injection sites, or muscle weakness. 

Re-treatment helps sustain aesthetic improvements as wrinkles slowly return with natural facial movement over time.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Treatment

Consider Your Individual Facial Features and Goals

When starting out with aesthetic treatments, consult board-certified providers to evaluate your unique facial anatomy and set realistic improvement goals. 

Experts will closely assess structure, volume loss, wrinkles, skin texture issues, or asymmetry. Be prepared to communicate desired changes, whether smoothing frown lines, enhancing hollow cheeks, or plumping thinning lips. Manage expectations by beginning subtly.

Understand Your Options

Educate yourself on the spectrum of options and combinations for refreshment. More intense surgeries with extended recovery periods reside at one end, while safer, non-invasive neurotoxin injections and laser treatments with less downtime occupy the other. 

Weigh risks like pain, scarring, and complication chances against potential effectiveness for each procedure.

For minor enhancements, neurotoxins like Botox relax wrinkles temporarily, dermal fillers replace lost volume more permanently, and chemical peels or laser resurfacing improve skin tone and texture changes. Each has pros, cons, and recovery considerations.

Start Slowly and Select an Expert Provider

It’s often best to start with non-invasive procedures for subtle refreshing early on. Thoroughly research credentialed, reputable specialists for consultations. 

Board-certified providers will guide you through customizing a long-term plan to meet your goals safely. Beginning small with non-surgical treatments performed expertly can bring better initial satisfaction. More intensive options remain available later if desired.

Which Non-Surgical Beauty Enhancement Is Right for You?

Determining the ideal subtle refreshment route for your facial concerns and goals begins with an in-depth consultation at Green Relief Health. We offer consultations to evaluate your skin care needs and devise a customized enhancement plan.

Our board-certified cosmetic experts closely analyze your areas wishing improvement, whether addressing dynamic wrinkles, volume loss, pigment changes, skin laxity, or textural issues. 

Then, we guide you through non-surgical solutions, including neurotoxin injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels, Botox, or microneedling to match your anatomy, budget, and recovery preferences.

The most appealing aspect of these low-key, non-invasive treatments is how little they disrupt your regular routine post-procedure. 

Initially, you’ll experience some mild redness, swelling, or tenderness, but nothing will prevent you from returning to normal activities following appointments. No extended painful recovery periods often accompany surgery.

We believe small, consistent touch-ups invite more long-term satisfaction compared to chasing dramatic overcorrections at once. Contact us today to begin your natural-looking revitalization journey. Our tailored non-surgical enhancements aim to help you simply look a well-rested version of yourself – not overly altered.

Expert Opinions and Recommendations

I have an in-depth conversation with new patients to fully understand their areas of cosmetic concern and assess skin type, structure, degree of damage, and lifestyle,” explains Dr. Lauren Nawrocki, a board-certified provider. “

Then we explore a spectrum of suitable options – from minimally invasive microneedling and injections to more involved procedures if appropriate – to devise a customized plan for that individual’s facial profile and personal goals.”

Combination Therapies Often Ideal

“Rather than any singular magic treatment, I frequently recommend strategic combinations for optimal rejuvenation,” says Dr. Lauren Nawrocki. 

Neurotoxins like Botox relaxed in forehead lines, dermal fillers to restore cheek volume, microneedling for crepey neck skin, and laser to improve tone work synergistically in the right patient. 

However, combinations must be curated carefully through expert evaluation of one’s unique anatomical canvas and needs.

Gradual Refreshing Over Time

“I guide patients new to aesthetics to start subtle and take an incremental approach,” advises Dr. Nawrocki.” We might just smooth crow’s feet minimally or lightly plump lips initially. 

From there, we build a long-term plan addressing concerns judiciously over time for steady refreshing that doesn’t distort one’s natural beauty. Small tweaks invite better outcomes and satisfaction rather than aggressive transformations.


In short, more people are choosing non-surgical ways to look younger, like facials, skin treatments, and injections. The key is to pick treatments that make you look refreshed but still like yourself.

At Green Relief Health, we help you find the best options for your face and goals. Our specialists will consult with you to grasp your specific requirements and suggest the right treatments, whether it’s for wrinkles, loose skin, or other issues.

It’s important to start slow and make small changes for the best results. Contact us at (410) 368–0420  for a consultation to start your journey to a naturally better-looking you. We focus on making you look rested and refreshed, not completely different.

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