Are looking for ways to reduce the appearance of frown lines, sagging skin, wrinkles, dry skin, or age spots? You are not alone. Every year, millions of people choose minimally to non-invasive procedures to reduce signs of aging and get more youthful and rejuvenated skin.
According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a whopping $16.7 billion were spent on cosmetic procedures in 2020. Out of this 13.2 million were spent on minimally invasive procedures, while only 2.3 million comprise surgical procedures and 6.8 million on reconstructive procedures.
But what is driving the popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments?
Non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures are effective in targeting deep creases and wrinkles, improving skin texture and tone while restoring loss of facial volume. Some of the key benefits that are fueling the popularity are:
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Mono-threading or thread-lifting is the hottest trend in noninvasive facelift procedures that delivers instant results, with little to no downtime and no scars. In this procedure, temporary sutures such as high-quality PDO threads are used to produce a visible yet subtle lift in the skin. The sutures tighten and lift the skin, targeting aging problems like skin sagging and wrinkles.
NovaThreads is an FDA-approved thread suture primarily used for aesthetic procedures such as skin lifting and tightening. The threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO) and are easy to use and absorbable. High-quality PDO threads, when inserted into your skin, will help stimulate collagen synthesis.
Collagen gives your skin more elasticity and tightness, which can help reduce the signs of aging like sagging and wrinkling. When administered by a professional, NovaThreads can help hold skin structure for up to 12-15 months. The threads get fully absorbed within 4-6 months and do not leave behind any scars.
Patented, USA-made PDO threads by NovaThreads are available in four different categories – smooth, barbed, twist, and molded. Depending on the type of facelift procedure you are undergoing, your provider will suggest the best thread type.
This is one of the most widely used nonsurgical skin procedures in the U.S. Dermal fillers are smooth gel-based injections that can help restore the volume along the lips, temples, cheeks, and under the eyes. They tend to plump up the sunken areas of your skin and eliminate dark circles. When inserted along the nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, dermal fillers can help achieve a smooth, radiant, and wrinkle-free look.
Most of these injectables contain hyaluronic acid that helps hydrate the skin by restoring moisture levels. This acts as a lubricant or cushioning to the skin, reducing prominent damage. The smoothening and plumping properties of dermal fillers may last from 6-12 months.
Botox is another popular minimally-invasive procedure that offers effective results when it comes to smoothing forehead creases, wrinkles, crow’s feet, or frown lines. It temporarily relaxes the targeted skin muscles, smoothening visible lines that are caused by repetitive expressions such as laughing or smiling.
However, you will not see the wrinkle-smoothening effects immediately after having a Botox treatment. The results show in 1-2 weeks and can last up to 3 months.
Morpheus8 is a radio frequency powered microneedling treatment that is minimally invasive and highly effective. This procedure uses pins to create microinjuries in the skin to deliver radio frequency energy, triggering the skins natural healing process. This helps increase the production of collagen in the skin, resulting in skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
This popular treatment has been done by celebrities like Kim Kardashian to help contour their faces and bodies in only 3 treatments!
The Bottom Line
Minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures are cost-effective and offer natural-looking results. They involve minimal downtime and have fewer risks as compared to surgical treatments. They are considered an effective option for tightening your skin and adding volume, reducing the signs of frown lines & wrinkles, and improving the skin texture.