Usha Rajagopal
A noninvasive cosmetic procedure is preferable to an invasive surgical procedure. Sometimes, the same results can be achieved with the noninvasive method, and this is not a disruption for people’s important fitness routines. The deciding factor is always the results. The ASPS or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have released statistics showing a six percent decrease in the number of invasive cosmetic procedures performed between 2000 and 2016. During the same time period, noninvasive procedures have increased by 180 percent. A good plastic surgeon will discuss all options with their patients to ensure they receive the best possible results with the least invasive procedures. A good example is Dr. Usha Rajagopal.


Botox is one of the most common noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Muscular nerve signals are blocked, which limits the muscle contractions. The end result is a decrease in wrinkles to the treated area. Botox is used for a lot of different facial issues including crow’s feet, wrinkles, frown line, furrows in the forehead, and bands of skin that have formed on the neck.

Soft Tissue Fillers

Dermal fillers add fullness and volume to the face and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Juvederm is one of the most popular fillers and replenishes the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Additional moisture from the body is pulled into the skin for a smoothing and plumping effect. Dermal fillers work very well at reducing the earlier aging signs including wrinkles, creases in the face, and the plumping of thin lips.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin to retexture and exfoliate. Most physicians consider a chemical peel one of the least invasive types of treatment in the improvement of the appearance and quality of the skin. A chemical peel is commonly used to improve acne scarring and acne, problems with pigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, skin damaged from exposure to the sun and roughened skin.


CoolSculpting enables the destruction of fat cells with cold temperatures. This procedure has no downtime, is non-invasive, and will not disrupt any fitness routine. Fat cells die to the being frozen, or the crystallization process. This procedure is very effective on the abdomen, neck, arms, outer thighs, inner thighs, love handles, back and chest.


This treatment is also non-invasive and effectively tightens the neck and face. Ultrasound energy is used so collagen production is boosted. This protein is important for maintaining an appearance with skin that is lifted, firm and youthful.

The Power Ultrashape

This is a non-invasive treatment capable of destroying fat cells with ultrasonic energy. Fat pockets are reduced with ultrasonic energy using a power pulse. This is an effective and safe way to reduce the pockets of fat that can form around the abdomen, thighs, hips, and flanks. This treatment must generally be repeated three times for the best results.


This treatment was developed specifically as a non-invasive, effective, energy base option for patients with wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity and aging skin. Although the Infini is technically not a laser, it focuses a highly intense, radiofrequency energy. This energy will restore the volume to the tissues to both smooth and firm the skin. Insulated, gold-coated microneedles deliver a radiofrequency energy so Thermal Coagulation Points can be created with precision. The radiofrequency is applied to the skin’s innermost layer, called the dermis. This procedure does require two treatments to see the best possible results.

A Venus treatments are used for numerous areas when the skin needs to be lifted and tightened, or the individuals want an enhancement of their bodies contours. The procedure is non-invasive and very effective for tightening and smoothing the skin on the neck, body, and face. The appearance of cellulite is greatly reduced after a total of four treatments.

The Commonalities

All of the above treatments have something important in common. While they are all effective, none of them are capable of providing the same results a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Usha Rajagopal can achieve with surgery. The best surgery is accomplished by making the procedure as non-invasive as possible. The question of whether or not a non-invasive procedure will achieve the desired results is based on exactly what the potential patient wants to accomplish. Many times, the non-invasive procedure is capable of providing the results the patient wants. The best option is to have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine which procedure is necessary for the desired results. It is important the surgeon has been board certified.