Understanding Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthesia medicine refers to the medications administered to patients in a bid to protect them from experiencing pain while undergoing surgical treatments. It comprises all medical procedures involved in satisfactorily improving the patient’s physical appearance. The process is aimed at enhancing the patient’s facial and bodily appearances while minimizing the risk of contracting diseases such as, burn, obesity, and acne, among others.
Aesthetic medicine is the new trend in a world where patients want to not only avoid normal aging but also to live healthily and enjoy life to its fullest. The good news with aesthetic medicine is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be carried out by plastic surgeons or dermatologists as all doctors with different specializations can do the same as long as they can deliver their patients’ anesthetic desires satisfactorily.
Aesthesia is a process that involves a variety of treatments ranging from non-protruding to protruding treatments like laser treatment and constructive surgeries respectively. These treatments include:

1. Reconstructive surgery

Reconstructive surgery is aimed at bringing back to the original appearance body parts that were previously damaged by malpractice, disease, or trauma. This surgery may guarantee to improve the appearance of the particular body part but not the functionality.

2. Physical Surgery

This involves removal processes such as tummy tuck, liposuction, and nose job among others. It is intended to boost both bodily and facial beauty. Physical surgery is basically for aging people and is purposely done to reduce skin indifferences.

3. Non-protruding procedures

These treatments are aimed at boosting the physical appearance of body parts without having to undergo surgery. This is the process involved in tattoo removal and the treatment of skin blemishes

Some Common Types of Aesthetic medicine
  • Botox injections

Botox has of late been rated the most common and the most popular among patients, celebrities to be specific. The reason behind Botox’s popularity in the field of anesthesia is that besides being time-saving and efficient, it’s also cheaper compared to plastic surgery.

  • General Anesthetic medicine
This type of aesthetic medicine involves a combination of inhaled gases and intravenous both of which are aimed at causing a sleep-like feeling and unconsciousness to the patient while ensuring that he/she doesn’t respond to any pain or stimuli. This type of aesthetic medicine may however cause blood circulation and breathing changes that ought to be closely monitored.

  • Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion gently rejuvenates the skin while managing scars and sun damage. The procedure that involves running a device made of micro-crystals on the skin is made to reduce dark pigmentations and stretch mark appearances. This type of anesthesia produces a new rejuvenated and refreshed look by gently removing dead cells while exposing the new underneath cells.
  • Conscious sedation
Conscious sedation is aimed at making the patient respond purposefully to light touch stimulation or verbal commands. This is achieved by decreasing the patient's consciousness level while maintaining his/her awareness to a certain level to give room for response.
  • Chemical peels
This type of aesthetic medicine is made to improve skin texture and tone as well. It’s often the solution to the treatment of liver spots and hard-to-treat acne. The procedure highly depends on the type of skin peel whereby patients in the case of a deeper skin peel are prone to irritation as well as developing reddish skin.

Negative Effects of Aesthesia

For everything, there is the positive and the negative side, and in that case, aesthetic medicine is not left behind. The following are some of the side effects of Anesthesia: Prolonged loss of sensitivity, pain with the injected body site, dizziness, shivering and feeling cold, nausea accompanied by vomiting, confusion, and temporary loss of memory, sore throat, and speaking difficulties in the case of mouth aesthesia.