According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of people seeking plastic surgery procedures increased by 2 percent between 2016 and 2017. Reaching 17.5 million, the highest demand for cosmetic surgeries in 2017 included:
- Breast augmentation: 300,378
- Liposuction: 246,354
- Nose reshaping: 218,924
- Eyelid surgery: 209,571
- Tummy tuck: 129,753
Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have increased by 200 percent since 2010 thanks to an increase in new products and tools that make treatments easier and more affordable. In 2017 the most sought out minimally invasive procedures included:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A: 7.23 million
- Soft Tissue Fillers: 2.69 million
- Chemical Peel: 1.37 million
- Laser hair removal: 1.1 million
- Microdermabrasion: 740,287
Global demand for non-invasive aesthetic treatments is predicted to reach $9.9 billion by 2026. Increases are attributed to not only an increase in beauty consciousness but also an aging population.What about those seeking to look better without going under the knife?
Technological advancements in aesthetics are helping fuel growth, as more people find affordable surgery alternatives that won’t cause skin damage. Those driving growth are people experiencing dissatisfaction with their personal appearance. As people become more beauty conscious, they seek ways to look younger and more attractive.
In 2018 anti-aging injectable procedures dominated the market. People are using treatments such as Platelet-rich plasma for aging and hair loss. Micro-needling is also an option to create a more youthful appearance. Those seeking these treatments as an alternative to going under the knife tend to be 50 and under. In general, those seeking more generic treatments such as Botox injections, body contouring, and microdermabrasion consist of men and women aged 19-34.
They account for approximately 19.5 percent of total surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed each year. Men and women aged 35-50 account for 42.9 percent of the procedures each year with a focus on anti-aging treatments, including body contouring.
PRP for Aging
Those seeking PRP treatments to fight the signs of aging tend to be those who are experiencing uneven skin tone, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. These patients often combine their PRP treatments with other treatments such as micro-needling. They are in good health as some medical conditions can be aggravated by platelet-rich plasma injections, including infections or anemia. Patients respect their bodies and do not smoke or drink alcohol as nicotine increases blood pressure and lowers platelets. Overconsumption of alcohol diminishes the body’s ability to release stem cells.
PRP for Hair Loss
Both men and women use PRP hair loss treatment, with some clinics seeing 50 percent female patients. Patients are in the early stages of hair loss or have isolated or smaller areas of hair loss. As with PRP for aging, clients must be healthy to avoid risks. This includes dermatological diseases or chronic skin infections.
Micro-needling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy that encourages collagen production to improve skin elasticity. Patients who commonly seek this treatment have fine lines or moderate wrinkles in hand with uneven skin texture. Skin laxity is also common in older patients, while younger patients might suffer from stretch marks and scars, including atrophic acne scars.
With a rise in interest in non-surgical alternatives to cosmetic treatments, more clinics will consider adding minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to their services.
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