Around 3.8 million minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries are carried out in the U.S. in a given year. The non-invasive aesthetic treatment market is also growing, enjoying a value of $4.6 billion in 2020 – as reported by Grand View Research. We are definitely at a moment in history in which anti-aging treatments are more popular but also less invasive than ever, with excellent results achieved through lasers, fillers, fat freezing, and other procedures. If you are hoping to turn back the hands of time without going under the knife, take note of the following non-surgical beauty trends.
Fraxel and Fractora Laser for Skin Rejuvenation
Two facial laser treatments are all the rage among those wishing to have firmer, smoother skin – Fraxel and Fractora. The former, a CO2 laser, has more limited penetration depths, making it ideal for problems like pigmentation spots. Fractora, meanwhile, is a radiofrequency laser that is delivered with the aid of pins to reach the deeper areas of skin. It targets deep wrinkles and acne scars. Fractora can also be used to reduce the appearance of active acne. Both lasers have a relatively short downtime, making them ideal Friday afternoon treatments.
Treatments like Votiva rely on radiofrequency energy to battle problems like vaginal laxity, urinary incontinence and dryness. This treatment, which is FDA-approved, has absolutely no downtime and is ideal for those who have encountered vaginal changes or incontinence after childbirth or menopause. It additionally targets pain from labial hypertrophy, painful sensations or decreased sexual interest, and a wrinkled appearance in the labial zone.
Fillers and Facial Contouring
In the past, the only solution for clients wishing firmer, younger skin may have been a facelift. Today, however, aesthetic specialists are using a select list of fillers and Botox to achieve optimal results. Botox, for instance, is usually used to treat areas such as frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagging brows, and the like. Fillers, meanwhile, are used to enhance and define natural angles in areas like the jawline, chin, cheeks, and nasolabial folds. Indeed, Botox is now also being used as a preventive treatment (before wrinkles even appear) since it stops muscles from contracting and causing wrinkles to form. The treatment is also more reasonably priced than ever, with many patients opting for a Botox deal that includes various treatments at a significantly lower price than they would pay for individual treatments.
Microsoft ultrasound is a newer player in the beauty game. It involves the use of ‘thermal heating’ to encourage the skin to rejuvenate itself. The treatment involves applying a device to the skin to heat its deeper layers. Doing so creates microtraumas that force the skin to produce collagen (a basic building block of skin). Unlike radiofrequency energy, microfocused ultrasound does not heat the superficial skin structures, which allows for the use of higher treatment temperatures.
The beauty industry has been taken over by the demand for non-surgical anti-aging treatments. These range from fillers right through to thermal heating, CO2, and radiofrequency treatments. Beauty isn’t all about the face, of course. One of the hottest treatments is that of vaginal rejuvenation, which focuses as much on form as it does function.