Have you considered investing in yourself? Is 2018 your year to invest in a cosmetic procedure or two?
You’re not alone. Cosmetic procedures continue to rise in popularity.
There were 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2017 and that’s only expected to increase this year.
If you’re considering cosmetic procedures as one of those investments, it pays to know the biggest trends to jump on. Check out nine cosmetic procedures you should try this year.
1) Oxygen Facials
An oxygen facial is one of the popular cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation. Oxygen is infused with botanical extracts, vitamins, and minerals. It’s then applied to your face and neck to promote collagen growth for smoother, plumper skin.
The entire process lasts about an hour. Results last close to a week, so this a great treatment for special occasions. With oxygen facials, the more you get, the better your skin will appear. A full course treatment involves one oxygen treatment a week for six weeks.
If it’s good enough for Madonna and Jessica Biel, it’s good enough for us.
2) Non-Surgical Nose Job
A non-surgical nose job is a great alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. Depending on your desired results, you may not have to go under the knife. With the non-surgical route, injectable fillers, like Juvederm, are injected to smooth out bumps and create symmetry of the nostrils.
This non-surgical alternative is not permanent. The hyaluronic acid is usually absorbed by the body over a period of 9 to 12 months. If you want to change the anatomic structure of your nose, you will need a surgical rhinoplasty.
Since a non-surgical nose job only enhances your nose, you will not see dramatic results.
3) Cheek Fillers
Looking for more defined cheekbones? Consider cheek fillers.
If you don’t want invasive surgery, this may be a great option for you. During treatment, injections such as Juvederm or Restylane are injected into the face to create more defined cheeks and a more youthful appearance.
With cheek fillers, you will see instant results. Once the swelling goes down, you can expect to see your full results within a week. Cheek fillers typically last anywhere from 18 to 24 months.
Coolsculpting targets specific areas of your body and can kill fat cells permanently. It’s a non-invasive procedure that can be performed on your lunch break. If you live a healthy lifestyle and still have stubborn fat that diet and exercise haven’t been able to get rid of, coolsculpting may be the answer your looking for.
During the procedure, controlled cooling is applied to targeted areas of the body. This freezes and then kills fat cells. Your body processes and gets rid of the dead fat cells leaving you looking more sculpted.
5) Placental Stem Cells
When you think of the hottest facials, placenta may not come to mind. There are actually two options when it comes to using placental stem cells for beauty treatment purposes: topical and filler.
Stem cells can be used for anti-aging purposes to re-energize old skin cells. There are plant-derived stems cells that mimic human cells that are put into topical serums. Some surgeons even use amniotic tissue as filler.
Tired of dull looking skin? Mesotherapy may be the answer you’re looking for.
Surgeons, like this cosmetic doctor, will inject a cocktail of vitamins and minerals to tighten the skin, lighten skin pigmentation, and promote rejuvenation. Mesotherapy can also fade lines and wrinkles and treat hair loss.
You may need several treatments to get the desired results. Since mesotherapy is non-invasive, there isn’t any downtime following your appointment.
7) Liquid Facelift
Liquid facelifts are among the hottest plastic surgery trends of 2018. This is a great option if you are looking for facial contouring. During a liquid facelift, dermal fillers are injected into the skin to lift and contour the face.
Depending on your goals, you can choose to have your entire facelifted or only targeted areas like eyelids and jowls. Results typically last one to two years.
Thermage is one of the popular face treatments among celebrities like Gwenyth Paltrow. This is one of the best skin treatment options if you want to achieve tightening of the skin. Radio frequency energy stimulates collagen growth and can turn back the hands of time.
This is a great alternative to a surgical facelift depending upon what results you want to see. Since thermage is non-surgical, there is no downtime following the treatment. It’s important to know that it could take up to six months before you see the full results of the procedure.
9) Brazilian Butt Lift
Thanks to celebrity booties like the Kardashian sisters and Beyonce, Brazilian Butt Lifts have increased to popularity. Fat is extracted from other parts of the body and injected into the butt to add volume and curves.
A traditional butt lift involves silicone implants or even gel injections. With the Brazilian Butt Lift, your own fat is removed from your tummy or thighs and then is injected into your derriere. You can expect a 48-hour downtime following the procedure.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Procedures for You
It’s important that you choose the right cosmetic procedures for you and your goals. What results are you hoping to achieve? Are they realistic? This is a conversation that you need to have with your surgeon.
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