Over the last three years, 4 million Americans have paid for some form of cosmetic treatment, and this number is expected to continue to rise. However, the nip and tuck world is constantly changing. While breast augmentations are still the most popular surgery for women, face-altering facial surgery is also on the rise.
Of course, there is still a demand for high tech breast implants and fat transfers, but last year the demand for facial surgeries (like fillers and Botox) rose by around 10%. After all, 2017 seemed to be the year of the lip filler – but things may be slightly different in the future. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, here are three facial cosmetic trends you can expect to see more of in 2019.
Botox has been mainstream for around 20 years so far, but now it has been altered to create a new product; micro-Botox is set to appear in dermatologist’s offices across the US over the coming months, and it is even more effective than botox. This is because micro-Botox is injected into the dermal layer of skin in smaller quantities, so it can have a longer lasting effect. Micro-Botox can be used to smooth skin, decrease pore size and even help to lower oil production.
Fillers are often used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and in recent years they have been used for more facial surgeries including lip fillers and cheek fillers – but now the fillers are becoming more versatile. One filler trend that we can expect to see more of is eye fillers, which are injected around the eye to help shape the eye area. This can make people look more youthful and fresh, so many surgeries that offer dermal fillers may start to offer this procedure.
A New Kind Of Botox
Botox is the most popular injectable, used over nine million times a year annually, but it is possible that there will be a better alternative in the near future. There are lots of products in the pipeline that are currently being tested; a biotech company in Silicon Valley are currently making not one, but two competing products. This could revolutionise cosmetic surgery.
Whether you are for cosmetic surgery or against it, it doesn’t look like it will be going away any time soon. There is a clear demand for plastic surgery, and medical advances mean that new treatments are always appearing.