As a society, our concept of beauty is dynamic and ever-evolving—that’s what makes it so exciting. Hot trends vary from season to season, reshaping our idea of what it means to be gorgeous. At the same time, cosmetic treatments are becoming safer and less invasive than ever before. Today, we have the freedom to experiment with modifications that we could only have dreamed about a decade ago. If you’re ready to start living your best life, we recommend checking out this summer’s trending procedures:
4 Must-Have Procedures for Summer 2018
What, other than the little black dress, never goes out of style? Non-surgical fat removal. Men and women alike swear by the benefits of CoolSculpting, a procedure that freezes away fat cells without requiring a single incision. CoolSculpting destroys the lipids inside fat cells, painlessly breaking them down. After several treatments, most patients experience a 24% reduction in the size of targeted fat deposits. CoolSculpting can be used on the belly, back, thighs, arms, and even the area under the chin.
2. The Mini Facelift
Most people under the age of 50 don’t need a full facelift. If you’re a healthy non-smoker and you’ve always taken good care of your skin, you probably only need a little “nip and tuck” to tighten the muscles that support your cheeks. The mini facelift does exactly this: It adjusts the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system), restoring the contour of the cheeks. The mini facelift requires just two small incisions (which will be hidden by the folds of the ears), and most patients only need to spend a few days resting after having this procedure. For this reason, it’s sometimes called the “weekend facelift.”
3. Juvéderm® Voluma
As we get older, facial fat deposits shrink; this can cause under-eye hollows and make the cheeks look sunken. Juvéderm® Voluma is designed to restore this lost volume, creating a fuller and more youthful look.
4. Breast Implant Removal
Today, some women are choosing to downsize. It’s not that breast implants don’t look great—they absolutely can—but changing tastes and lifestyles just have some women rethinking their proportions. The popularity of fitness, for example, has made having smaller, lighter breasts the easier option for many people. Fortunately, breast implants can be removed and replaced with a smaller size. Implants can also be removed completely, and the breasts can be lifted in order to recreate their pre-surgery shape.
5. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are making a comeback. Out of all of the non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures currently available, they’re probably the most convenient way to generate noticeable results. It takes just one deep chemical peel to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots, scars, and other blemishes. (Conversely, most forms of skin rejuvenation require three or more treatments.) If you can’t wait to get fresh, glowing skin—and you’re willing to put up with a bit of flaking—the chemical peel is probably right for you.
Summer will be over before you know it—so if you want to make a few changes, now is the time to do it. Contact us to schedule a personal consultation, where you can explore more of what these four procedures have to offer.