Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetic Procedures 2014: Less is more
What’s trending in 2014 in the field of aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery is a move toward the less invasive procedures with little to zero downtime. Micro and minimal invasive will be the buzzwords heard in offices everywhere. With the rise of longer lasting dermal fillers to target various parts of the face with even more specificity, patients are postponing surgery for as long as possible and getting optimal results from in-office treatments.
The Liquid Facelift is holding strong
Total facial volumization is achievable with longlasting dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Artefill and the newly approved Voluma. Diminishing volume in the temples, cheeks, midface, jawline, earlobes and preauricular areas can be all be addressed with hardly a side effect other than slight temporary swelling or bruising. Other than Sculptra, a collagen stimulator that builds volume gradually over time, the results are instant. Sculptra patients can expect duration of improvement over 2 to 3 years or longer, Artefill is claiming 5 years or more and Voluma is looking at 2 years.
Trends in Botox
The frozen look is thankfully a thing of the past with patients looking for a more natural look. Doctors are administering Botox with a lighter touch and the sea of expressionless faces and shiny “Botox foreheads” in vogue years ago are quickly phasing out of fashion altogether. While this more frugal approach means more movement and naturalness, the effects may not last as long. We will see wrinkle reduction via RF deices such as the nerve ablation procedure with ThermiRase, which avoids putting toxins into the skin altogether.
The New Wave in Radio Frequency
Skin tightening and lifting will become even more popular with devices such as ThermiRF, the new gold standard micro-invasive device which can drive the RF energy to deeper levels of the skin both safely and reliably, leading to better results. Earlier RF devices such as Thermage, Exilis, Pelleve, TriPolar are quickly phasing out of popularity and offices as their results have been disappointing.
Lip enhancements are now being performed with blunt cannulas, which means a natural look can be achieved with minimal downtime and minimal discomfort. The trend is moving toward a natural, beautiful and youthful mouth and not the clown lips of the early 2000’s.
Tear trough injection with dermal fillers (Restylane is the go-to for this area) is more popular than ever. Administering with blunt cannulas also means less to zero bruising, faster procedures and even less discomfort.
Men are booking more cosmetic procedures than ever before. With a highly competitive job market, job-seeking men in their 30’s are now having to go face to face with the younger competition. No downtime procedures like Ulthera and Botox which can give a super boost to revitalizing the face and neck are being paired with minimal downtime jowl and jaw tightening procedures like ThermiLift. We are also seeing men using fillers to add volume to a thinning, aging face.
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