Older Americans were once the only people who underwent plastic surgery, but times have changed. A 2018 survey of 100 noninvasive cosmetic procedure facilities found that 72% reported a significant increase in patients younger than 30. This was a 60% increase in five years in that demographic.
Also, the number of cosmetic procedures has doubled since 2013, with much of the increase in dermal fillers and Botox.
If you’re thinking about plastic surgery in 2021, below is information about the trending procedures.
Botox And Dermal Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers are popular earlier in life today because they can delay wrinkles and aging before they start. Some plastic surgeons note that patients who begin with injectables in their mid-20s and 30s can prevent wrinkles from starting for decades.
Getting an early start on facial wrinkles and fine lines is smart; rather than waiting 30 years and needing serious work, such as a facelift or brow lift, you can solve the problem with less invasive procedures.
There have been significant advancements with Botox and fillers, so not as much material is needed. And you’ll need fewer maintenance injections over time.
Also, a new Botox has come out recently that requires fewer treatments and it lasts longer. It could be an ideal choice for patients who want preventative Botox and dermal filler treatments.
Natural Botox Alternatives
A rising trend this year is Botox with fewer ingredients to make them last longer. Traditional Botox contains proteins to stabilize the chemicals.
New advancements in the field eliminate the proteins, so the active molecules are injected by themselves. Recent research suggests that the proteins used in earlier Botox mixtures may be unnecessary. That’s why we’ve seen new Botox products hit the market, including Xeomin.
This new technology gives you the option to enjoy Botox benefits without added chemicals and proteins that can cause side effects for some people.
A chemical peel uses acid to remove the top layer of the skin, removing wrinkles and age spots. The fresh skin makes your face look brighter and younger, too.
Your skin needs time to heal after the procedure and may look red for a week or two. Depending on the type and strength of the peel, you may need more than one treatment for the best results.
Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening
Minimally invasive skin tightening is a trending cosmetic treatment that offers a younger, smoother face without surgery. As people live longer than ever today, more patients seek noninvasive preventative skin treatments when they’re younger.
This technology uses ultrasound waves to encourage collagen production in your skin. This makes your facial skin tight so that it eliminates sagging and loose skin. This procedure is more popular today because the results are dramatic and can avoid the need for a facelift years down the road.
If your surgeon opts for laser treatments when sun damage and age spots when they first show, it can prevent them from getting worse as the years pass.
Many patients choose laser treatments to stimulate collagen production, which prevents the skin from thinning and losing elasticity over time.
Microneedling with Radiofrequency
Patients who long for a fresher-looking, younger face without invasive procedures may choose microneedling with radiofrequency. When these two technologies are combined and used in a younger patient, the results can be impressive. And, the treatment can help you avoid more invasive procedures later in life.
Microneedling with radiofrequency eliminates wrinkles, drooping skin, and scarring. Also, the use of radiofrequency energy stimulates collagen production in your face. So, you will have more glowing, firmer skin.
Dermabrasion evens and smooths the facial skin; it can also eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and sun damage. But this procedure needs to be done at an earlier age for best effects.
When patients in their 30s have this procedure, the results can be dramatic because the signs of aging were just starting.
A mini facelift is a popular option in preventative plastic surgery for people in their 30s who are starting to show signs of aging. For example, you may see minor skin sagging or loss of skin elasticity. If a mini facelift is done early enough, it can stop more serious skin sagging on the face and neck.
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Interested in a Las Vegas preventative plastic surgery procedure? Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rachel Mason today! She will review the options with you, your goals and help determine the best preventative cosmetic procedures for you.
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