It’s undeniable that medical advancements are quickly making a difference in our lives—after all, life expectancy in the US has increased by more than 50% in the 20th century. But the power of medical advancements also holds true in the field of cosmetic medicine as well. As explained by Dr. Scott Glasberg, President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients. Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking.” Take a look at some of the 2014 cosmetic medicine statistics that the ASPS recently collected:
One piece of information that quickly stands out is that minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments are highly popular and are continuing to grow in frequency, and for good reason. Minimally-invasive procedures have a number of advantages. First, they’re convenient and easy to fit into a busy schedule (cosmetic facial injections like Botox® and dermal fillers, for example, can be administered in 10-15 minutes per treatment area and require no downtime). Second, they achieve results that look natural, so patients can appear as though they’re simply aging gracefully rather than having an artificial or “operated-on” look. Third, minimally-invasive procedures can be more affordable than more comprehensive plastic surgery, because the treatment itself requires less time, less or zero anesthesia, and fewer personnel. Finally, these treatments allow patients to maintain a consistently youthful appearance, because procedures like microdermabrasion can minimize signs of aging as they appear, rather than waiting for aging to progress enough to require a traditional plastic surgery.
At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we believe that for many patients, it doesn’t take comprehensive plastic surgery to look and feel their best. That’s why we offer so many of these ever-popular procedures, and it’s why we’re constantly updating our social media pages and our website to give you the most up-to-date information to decide which procedures can give you the best possible results. To have one of our skilled and experienced providers evaluate your skin and help you determine which procedure is best to give you back your confidence, schedule an appointment online.