These are the top non-surgical procedures we Gen Xers ages 35-50 are opting for — according to the 2014 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
1. Botulinum Toxin (including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)
Botox relaxes muscles of the face which in turn reduce or eliminate the severity of the overlying skin wrinkles. Botox does nothing to the actual skin, but by decreasing the activity of the muscle, the skin becomes smooth.
2. Hyaluronic Acid fillers (including Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero)
Juvederm Dermal Filler is a smooth gel filler used to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. The areas that may improve with injectable fillers include the cheeks, creases from the nose to the corners of the mouth (“laugh lines”), lines running from the corners of the mouth (“marionette lines”),
and to better define the jaw line. Juvederm Voluma XC has recently been FDA approved to add volume to the cheeks in those ages 21 and older.By restoring volume to the cheeks, we are able to achieve a more youthful appearance.
3. Hair Removal (laser or pulsed light)
The Vectus® Laser is the fastest and most effective permanent hair reduction laser on the market.
The Illuminize Peel, Vitalize Peel or Rejuvenize Peel by Skinmedica may be the cosmetic treatment you are seeking to help you achieve a clearer, brighter and more youthful glow to your skin.
Medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection directly into the vein.
With the use of micro-needles, Dermapen™ stimulates the skin’s healing responses such as inflammation and long-term healing to encouraging the production of precious growth factors, collagen and elastin for naturally rejuvenated, revitalized and regenerated skin.
7. Photo Rejuvenation (IPL)
As we age, skin begins to look tired and worn. Wrinkles and textural irregularities accumulate as skin loses elasticity. Activities and lifestyle choices can leave scars, stretch marks, and sun damage.
Clearly, we Gen Xers are in the know and ready to take the necessary steps to combat the evil forces of time and gravity!
Information above provided by Smart Beauty Guide