by Dr Saad AlSogair
Aesthetic medicine is a broad term that is used to describe the methods that concentrate on correcting and improving appearance through the treatment of various dermatological and cosmetic conditions such as scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, liver spots, over-accumulation of fat, cellulite, undesirable hair, skin staining, and spider veins. It includes both invasive or surgical procedures (liposuction, facelifts, breast implants, radio frequency ablation) and non-invasive or non-surgical procedures (skin tightening, non-surgical liposuction, laser treatments); medical professionals may use a combination of both. As aesthetic medicine procedures are generally elective, they can improve personal satisfaction, self-confidence and social commitment. Cosmetic surgery is also considered a significant driver of the medical tourism industry. A five-fold increase in the number of aesthetic procedures has occurred in the past 10 years. A total of 10.2 million aesthetic treatments have been done in 2008, 83 percent of which were minimally invasive procedures.5 Artificial intelligence is currently affecting the practice of aesthetic medicine. It is able to create inventiveness and critical thinking aptitudes, which can challenge people’s capacities. As indicated by the 2019 Capstone Research Paper, “Through artificial intelligence…
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Source: AlSogair, S. 2020, ‘Applications of Wearable Technology in Aesthetic Medicine’, American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, Issue 9, pp.22-28