Anti-aging and skin rejuvenation are the chief motivating factors for anyone who wants to turn back the hands of time. Other motivating factors include, remaining competitive in the workforce and an overall desire to improve one’s appearance. A recent study from The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) cites an increased interest in both surgical, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and revealed the top trends:
Trend #1: A rise in non-invasive cosmetic procedures
According to the survey, four out of five procedures were minimally non-invasive. Many choose this option due to little or no downtime that is involved. Getting a procedure or treatment done and returning to work or other activities on the same day is now the norm. Botox is the most popular procedure performed, along with fillers that include Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero. The surgeons who participated in the survey also report a rise in combined procedures such as “Botox, fillers, lasers and light-based devices, with or without cosmetic surgical procedures.”
Trend #2: A focus on specific features
Rather than obtaining a complete facelift, the current trend focuses on the most susceptible areas to aging — the eyes and cheeks. The survey says, “Seventy-four percent of AAFPRS members reported requests for eyelid procedures like blepharoplasty, fillers and laser resurfacing to look less tired, while 63 percent reported people asking to get their cheekbones back with fillers and fat for cheek enhancement and volume restoration.”
When it comes to anti-aging, thinning hair, or the lack thereof can be a major concern. As a result, there is an increase in laser hair growth/transplants as well as restoring brows and eyelashes.
With this surge in demand for cosmetic procedures, it is imperative that consumers find a licensed, board certified aesthetician to perform these treatments and procedures.
Ellie Mirali, MPAS, PAC is a board certified Physician Assistant and Orlando’s leading laser specialist/owner of Breeze Laser Center. Services include non-invasive cosmetic procedures, Fraxel laser treatment, laser hair removal, Botox and filler injections, skin resurfacing, body contouring and cellulite reduction using VelaShape III, laser hair growth,acne treatment, tattoo removal and skin care treatments. Schedule an appointment today1 407-370-9142 or visit www.breezelasercenter.com. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/breezelasercenter