Ten Ways to Become a 10
Herein, the experts describe the top five invasive and top five noninvasive cosmetic procedures and how they rate in the First State.
Dr. Peter Coggins, a surgeon in Greenville, says about 80 percent of his patients undergo fat grafting, which is one of the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. Here, Coggins performs a liposuction procedure. Photograph by Jared Castaldi
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Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal reduces the amount of hair in the treated areas.
How it’s done The procedure relies on an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair by damaging the follicle and inhibiting future hair growth. It’s best for people with light skin and dark hair. It does not guarantee permanent hair removal. You’ll need several treatments.
Why it rates Less fuzz on the legs? A smooth back? “There’s been no reduction in its popularity,” Danyo says.
Risks Blisters, scarring, changes in skin tone or texture.
Recovery Some redness and swelling.
Costs Total cost of the lip alone is $600 and up because some people need 12 treatments. Lip and chin could run $800 and up.
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