While plastic surgery procedures continue to see significant growth each year, a new trend in the world of cosmetic medicine is becoming more and more apparent: minimally-invasive procedures are on the rise! A category that often means less downtime and quicker recoveries, patients love the ease and convenience of these “lunch break” procedures. So, just how many non-surgical procedures are performed each year?
According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 12.2 million minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. What’s even more impressive is the type of growth that represents. Compared with the 2010 figures, we see a remarkable 6% growth in popularity in one year alone. That means for every one surgical cosmetic procedure that was performed in the US, seven minimally-invasive procedures were also performed. Want to know what other patients are choosing?
Here are the Top 3 Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures in the US, based on recent ASPS data:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A: A category that includes BOTOX® injections, botulinum toxin type A procedures have quickly grown to become the number-one cosmetic procedure in the US. Essentially a muscle relaxer, BOTOX is a highly purified protein that works to combat the appearance of “dynamic creases.” These include frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal lines across the forehead.
- Soft Tissue Fillers: For deeper, more persistent wrinkles, a filler will often be the better option. Simple and effective, fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® work to “fill in” the valleys of creases. These treatments are also used to add volume to the skin, achieve a more youthful face shape and in certain cases, can be used for cosmetic lip enhancement.
- Chemical Peels: Tailored to a patient’s medical needs and cosmetic concerns, chemical peels work to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin and promote a fresher, more youthful appearance. Ensuring the highest quality of care for our patients, our practice is proud to offer chemical peels from SkinMedica®. These treatments rejuvenate the skin with minimal downtime or discomfort.
BOTOX in West Orange and Jersey City
To learn more about these or any of the procedures we offer, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule a consultation. Call our West Orange office at 973-324-9455 or our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We look forward to meeting you soon.