There are a variety of non-invasive and minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures being performed. From fat reduction to non-surgical face lifts, these and other types of treatments can assist individuals that want to improve their appearance. In 2010, for example, there were 9.3 million cosmetic procedures performed. A large percentage, or 83%, of these were minimally invasive.
Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
During 2014, there was a 43% increase in non-surgical fat reduction procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Over 100,000 of these procedures were performed during that year alone.
CoolSculpting is among these types of non-surgical fat reduction procedures. During a CoolSculpting treatment, suction and cooling plates are used to freeze fat cells. Roughly 25% of the targeted fat cells are destroyed during each session.
Non-Surgical Face Lifts
Sagging skin bothers 3 out of 5 people, according to an American Society for Dermatologic Survey that was conducted with consumers. Approximately 75% of these individuals have thought about having a cosmetic procedure in order to address this issue.
Botox injections have demonstrated effectiveness in this regard, and many patients notice a difference within a week of having a Botox treatment. This has been the case for 82% of the patients that have had Botox injections.
Ultherapy is another procedure that has been shown to be effective. Over 500,000 people throughout the world have benefited from this procedure. It uses ultrasound in order to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. After receiving an Ultherapy treatment, a person can return to work or engage in other activities within an hour.
In 2009, the ASAPS conducted a survey with its 687 members. The results of this survey showed that the typical woman that chooses to have injectables and/or fillers for her face meets the following criteria:
- Between 40 and 55 years of age
- Has 1 to 3 children
It was also shown that almost 50%of these women had household incomes of less than $100,000.00.
The Benefits of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
The non-surgical cosmetic procedures that are currently available are more affordable and accessible than their surgical counterparts. Furthermore, it takes less time to heal from these procedures and results are seen almost immediately. The ASAPS states that the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures don’t require general anesthesia, and can all be performed in an outpatient setting in a physician’s office.