Every year we always get excited when official numbers come out about the most popular surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments performed in the United States because we like staying on top of everything skincare! Last month, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) broke down the procedures by numbers and it came as no surprise to us that some of our favorite skincare treatments were among the top procedures of 2014. In fact, collectively, there were over 13.9 million minimally-invasive procedures performed; a 4% increase from the previous year and a whopping 154% increase since 2000. Before you continue reading to see what treatments had the most buzz among patients, can you guess the top three?
- Botox® (6.6 million procedures in 2014) – This FDA-approved cosmetic injectable is safe and effective facial rejuvenation treatment made up of Botulinum toxin A, a protein and neurotoxin used to relax muscles on the face that cause expression lines. Known as a “lunch-hour procedure,” Botox® injections are administered to areas of the face that show signs of aging including wrinkles, crow’s feet and expression lines that form on the forehead, brow and around the eyes. Within the first few days after treatment patients can expect to see visible wrinkle reduction and a smoother, more vibrant appearance in up to 14 days. Depending on the individual patient, Botox® results can last up to four months, therefore touch-up procedures are recommended for patients wanting to maintain their results for longer amounts of time.
- Facial Fillers (2.3 million procedures in 2014) – Facial fillers are unique in that they specifically target wrinkles and areas of volume loss in the face such as the cheeks, nasolabial folds and mouth. At AYA™ Medical Spa we provide an expansive menu of facial fillers including Juvéderm®, Voluma™, Restylane®, Radiesse® & Sculptra® to safely help patients address signs of aging that occur on/around the mouth, cheeks and lips. Depending on the specific type of facial filler used, patients can expect to see results ranging from six months up to two years.
- Chemical Peels (1.2 million procedures in 2014) – Chemical peels are popular among patients that like customized anti-aging treatments for different skin types and conditions. This non-surgical treatment works by exfoliating the skin and stimulating collagen growth (a key component in helping keep the skin looking tight and youthful). As the chemical peel works beneath the skin, damaged skin starts to peel away, unearthing a new, healthy layer of glowing skin. In addition to treating surface conditions, chemical peels are beneficial for patients concerned with acne, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and skin tone irregularities.
Regardless of which anti-aging treatment you’re interested in trying, the AYA™ Medical Spa team of experienced and licensed estheticians is available to discuss your skincare goals and work with you to customize a comprehensive plan that works specifically for you at any of our locations in Avalon in Alpharetta, Northside, and Phipps Plaza. If you’re interested in skincare treatments or anti-aging procedures we perform and would like to schedule your complimentary consultation, feel free to contact AYA™ Medical Spa. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest for the latest skincare tips and news.