When it comes to looking and feeling your best, you don’t necessarily have to make big changes to make them count. Plastic surgery can do wonders for self-esteem and confidence, but there are plenty of non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can help you look and feel your best without the discomfort and hassle of procedures requiring downtime, anesthesia, and extensive cost. Especially if you are still young, there are steps you can take to keep your skin glowing and hopefully set yourself up for great facial aesthetics for years to come. So what are some treatments to consider, and how do they work?

Chemical Peels

A versatile resurfacing procedure that can brighten the complexion, treat minor signs of aging, and improve overall skin quality, chemical peels range from light skin refreshers to deep, effective, but invasive procedures. Chemicals are applied to the face to remove old skin cells, which are replaced with new skin over several days, as the old skin “peels”. Light chemical peels are a great way to help you maintain beautiful skin, and the gentlest peels require little to no downtime.

Injectable Fillers

One of the most ubiquitous treatments in the United States, injectable fillers have been growing in popularity every year, due to their non-invasive nature, great results, and versatility. Originally used to treat facial wrinkles, fillers can also be used in young people for facial contouring purposes, such as providing additional volume and shape in the lips. Injectable fillers are administered during a simply and minimally uncomfortable procedure. There is no downtime involved, and the only side effects are slight swelling and bruising. Results from facial fillers typically last 6-12 months, depending on the formula.


If you’re like most women, mascara is a regular in your beauty routine. Long, full lashes are something many people covet, and it may seem as though you’ll need the max lengthening mascara forever to make your lashes compete in any way. However, there is an option for treating inadequate lashes. Latisse is a prescription-only topical medication that is used to grow and encourage fullness in sparse or short eyelashes. Applied once a day at the base of the upper lashes, patients can start to see results after 8 weeks, with significant changes appearing within 16 weeks.

Powerful Skincare Products

The skincare aisle can be an overwhelming place. If you’re frustrated with the products you have been using, you don’t necessarily have to go back and go through the process of testing out yet another product. There are skin products sold only by doctors that are powerful, simple, effective, and a great way to get you on the road to better skin. Products vary from doctor to doctor, but you can always ask for a personalized recommendation.

Remember: It’s Ongoing

Unfortunately, when it comes to your skin, you can’t just make a bunch of improvements and then let things go forever. It’s kind of like cleaning—unless you practice good habits and upkeep, everything will revert to its former state over time. You need to ensure you keep up with quality skincare to help keep your skin looking young and fresh. Not sure what you need to do? Ask your skincare provider!

Avoid Misinformation

You may think that because these treatments are simple and gentle, that you can go to any provider and get great results. Unfortunately, this is just not true, and even simple enhancements should only be performed or recommended by an expert in facial aesthetics, such as a facial plastic surgeon. When it comes to cosmetic treatments, you want to look for value over a bargain—and that means seeking the reliable advice and advanced skills of an expert.

Dr. Rami K Batniji is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon who focuses solely on facial aesthetics. He is an expert in facial aging, and offers a wide range of procedures, ranging from intricate surgical procedures to simple skin treatments. If you would like to learn more, schedule a consultation at Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach (949-650-8882) or Beverly Hills (310-467-2180), CA, call either location today.