Significantly improving your appearance used to involve invasive procedures and even surgery at times. Due to advances in technology, a growing number of simple cosmetic procedures are offering the ability to boost your beauty without a huge price tag or painful downtime.

Read on to learn about 3 simple cosmetic procedures that offer excellent aesthetic benefits.


One of the biggest advancements in non-invasive technology was the invention of facial fillers. These injections offer a noticeable improvement with minimal effort.

For stubborn wrinkles, Botox - formally known as Botulinum Toxin - injections can be used to relax the facial muscles and make lines almost disappear. In addition to treating aesthetic issues, Botox can also address hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraines, and issues with urinary incontinence.

For areas of the face such as the cheeks or under the eyes, fillers can restore volume and bring a youthful appearance back to facial contours. Examples of fillers that address a loss of volume include Juvederm and Restylane.

Treatment of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are an embarrassing and sometimes painful disease that effects a large number - around 30 to 50 percent - of men and women. In addition to their unsightly appearance, varicose veins can also cause discomfort in the form of throbbing, sore areas.

Fortunately, it is possible to treat these veins in a non-surgical way. To address these veins, doctors, like those at The Sheen Vein Institute, utilize a variety of non-invasive methods such as endovenous ablation laser therapy (ELT) and ultrasound-guided foam scleropathy (UGFS).

Laser Hair Removal

The average American woman will spend thousands of dollars and countless hours of her life shaving and waxing in hopes of obtaining smooth, hair-free skin. The invention of laser hair removal technology offers women - and men - the chance to permanently reduce areas of unwanted hair.

The technology - known as IPL or Intense Pulsed Light - works by sending targeted wavelengths of light into hair follicles. Once the heat from the light reaches hair follicles, it is converted into energy that prohibits the follicles from continuing to produce new hair growth. Results are often seen within a matter of weeks and can last for a lifetime.

Overall, improving your appearance does not need to involve intimidating procedures or painful treatments. With non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as the three options mentioned above, optimizing your beauty comes with fewer risks, less downtime, and a smaller price tag.

Author's Bio: 

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.