March begins one of the busiest seasons for cosmetic surgeons. As spring arrives, bringing with it warm weather, women are reminded of their summer wardrobe. Sleeveless tops, short skirts, and bathing suits make it harder to cover up physical imperfections. It is also the time to trade dry, creased winter skin for a softer, fresher appearance. There is no better way to do this than with a noninvasive cosmetic treatment.
A Slam Dunk:
Noninvasive procedures are booming, and for good reason. These techniques provide excellent results, take little time at the doctor’s office, and often require no downtime. This means a really good investment, as the treatments are cheaper than invasive surgery, and the results can last for months.
Last month, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released their 2015 Cosmetic Surgery Statistics. Among their findings: more than 14.2 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures were performed last year in the United States. “The number of available providers, lower costs and the less-invasive nature of these procedures obviously appeal to a much broader range of patients,” said ASPS President David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS. Under the guidance of a Board Certified plastic surgeon, noninvasive procedures are a guaranteed slam-dunk.
The Final Four:
All of the contenders for most popular noninvasive technique have been at the top of their game for several years. This year’s list includes laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures), chemical peels (1.3 million procedures), and soft tissue fillers (2.4 million procedures).
It was no contest to name 2015’s series champion, however. Botulinum Toxin Type A, also known as Botox, saw 6.7 million procedures last year – that is up by a whopping 759% since 2000. The injectable temporarily relaxes targeted muscles, reducing forehead lines, Crow’s Feet, and Frown Lines for a full three months.
Get in the Game:
It may be too late to get a seat at one of college basketball’s Final Four games to be held in Houston next month, however you can still get in the game. The beautiful skin game, that is. Make an appointment at Houston’s Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique for one of the four most popular non-invasive procedures – Botox Cosmetic, soft tissue fillers, a chemical peel, or laser hair removal. Call Mirror Mirror at 281.810.9083 for more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation.