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Popularity in non-surgical plastic surgery surging

One procedure is the Fraxel Laser, which works on fine lines, clogged pores, age spots and more. (Source: WAFF) One procedure is the Fraxel Laser, which works on fine lines, clogged pores, age spots and more. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Deborah Stephenson is a very young looking 63-year-old grandmother who has been diligent about the skin care program at Dunnagan, Yates and Alison.

One procedure is the Fraxel Laser, which works on fine lines, clogged pores, age spots and more. The Fraxel is used in a series of laser treatments.    

"Over the series, I could see a big improvement of my skin. The pigmentation from getting older, spending time in the sun, too much," said Stephenson.

Dr. Michael Yates, a plastic surgeon, said lasers are a big deal.  

"You know lasers can resurface the facial skin to rejuvenate it, fade out brown spots, treat spider veins and remove hair," said Yates.

Stephenson said her skin is smoother and retains more moisture. She said she also had some "injectables" into the lines on her face which she explained is a pretty quick fix.    

"You just notice that the creases between your eyes, and around your eyes will go away," said Stephenson.

She said that will also take care of any lines around the mouth and it's quick.  

"People come on their lunch hour and sometimes there may be a little bit of redness, but other than that there's really no downtime," explained Stephenson.

Another plus for a lot of these new procedures is that there is no cutting involved.

Yates said more and more people are turning to the noninvasive procedure each year.    

"Everyone has heard of Botox and filler. Botox helps with filler lines on the face. Filler plumps the face out. Together they make up the liquid facelift. Very, very popular. Nice improvements. Of course, lasers are extremely versatile," said Yates.

Yates said a tummy tuck or liposuction is still a gold standard, but there are ways to remove fat without surgery, by heating up those fat cells.   

"We love doing "vanquish" which is actually radio frequency waves. We found that works better than the fat freezing," said Yates. "These non-surgical treatments are, you know, fast, Minimal recovery, more affordable. They are the fastest growing aspects of plastic surgery."

With less downtime, less pain to the body and the wallet that growth is expected to continue. 

For more information on Dunnagan, Yates and Alison Plastic Surgery Center, click here.

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