2015 Recap: Trends & Advancements in Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

patient-receiving-treatmentGetting a little extra help from a cosmetic surgeon or aesthetician is not as taboo as it was a decade ago. And while not everyone is interested in having a nip and tuck, plenty of people (celebrities included!) are “coming out” as fans of noninvasive cosmetic treatments.

As cosmetic enhancement becomes increasingly socially accepted nationwide, many people are visiting their plastic surgeon for non-surgical and minimally invasive improvements on a regular basis—and certain procedures are enjoying skyrocketing popularity.

Here is our recap of 2015 beauty trends and the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments of the past year.

Good Riddance Double Chins!

Double chin reduction tripled in popularity when consumers were introduced to new non-surgical and minimally invasive options in 2015. These FDA-approved treatments are quickly becoming a valid alternative to submental liposuction for their comparable results, smaller cost, and promise of less downtime.

Kybella®: an injectable solution for your double chin

When word got out that a safe and effective injectable treatment for excess chin fat was available, people were understandably excited. The main ingredient of Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a molecule that naturally occurs in your body to help absorb and break down dietary fat. When injected into pesky pockets of fat under the chin, Kybella targets fat cells and destroys them. Most patients see a dramatic improvement in their your chin and neck profile with two to four treatments.

CoolMini™: 100% non-surgical reduction of small pockets of fat

From the makers of the CoolSculpting® comes CoolMini, a new applicator specifically designed to treat small, hard-to-reach areas of fat. Just like CoolSculpting, CoolMini safely and effectively freezes fat without surgery, needles, or downtime. This specially sized applicator is a perfect fit for spot treating fat under the chin, above the knees, and around the armpits.

Lips Like Kylie Jenner

Oftentimes, the popularity of certain cosmetic procedures goes hand-in-hand with the world of celebrity. For example, some of the most Googled phrases for 2015 had to do with Kylie Jenner’s luscious pout and lip fillers. It’s no surprise that safe lip enhancement options were one of the most sought out, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.

Restylane® Silk: subtle, natural-looking lip enhancement

Interest in safe options for improving the size and shape of the lips increased dramatically, and new products were developed to meet that need safely. Restylane Silk became one of the first injectable treatments of its kind to gain FDA approval specifically for lip enhancement and reducing signs of aging around the mouth. With its smaller and smoother particles and use of the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, Restylane Silk is an ideal product for subtly and naturally enhancing the delicate areas of the lips and mouth.

Baby Smooth Skin with Laser Resurfacing

HALO™ Laser: maximum results with minimal downtime

For anyone interested in undoing signs of aging and sun damage, 2015 was an exciting year. The HALO hybrid fractional laser was developed and approved—and this one-of-a-kind laser boasts both impressive results and very little downtime. (Maybe they named it HALO because it gives you angelic-like skin?)

The Options for a New You Are Endless…But Be Safe

There are a vast number of treatments available that were not around a decade ago. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to work closely with a board certified plastic surgeon. You’ll want their extensive training, aesthetic judgment, commitment to safety, and experienced teams to ensure you achieve your desired results safely.

If you’re interested in enhancing your looks with a cosmetic procedure, we’d be glad to help you lose things that bother you and gain confidence in the new year. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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