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Non Surgical Procedures Trending

Non Surgical Procedures Trending

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that almost 18 million cosmetic procedures were done in the United States in 2018 – a record. While cosmetic surgery is enormously popular, it’s interesting to note that almost 90% of cosmetic procedures in most years are non-surgical.

That means about 15 million non surgical procedures are performed annually. This speaks to the popularity of non surgical cosmetic procedures that enhance the appearance and reduce signs of aging but don’t involve the risk and recovery of plastic surgery.

What are the most popular non-surgical procedures in 2021 and beyond? Keep reading to learn more.

Botox and Fillers

In our age of Zoom meetings, selfies, and app-based dating, our faces get more attention than ever. If you look at your face during a Zoom meeting and recoil at the crow’s feet or lack of volume in the jawline, you have a lot of company. It turns out people are learning more about their facial anatomy than ever before.

Many people find that Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Radiesse effectively help with sagging skin to make their face more youthful, plus giving them a surge of self-confidence.

The popularity of soft tissue fillers took off during the pandemic in 2020, and it’s continuing this year. If your surgeon uses dermal fillers and Botox carefully, you can get a type of ‘liquid facelift’ that provides many benefits of a facelift without the recovery. Soft tissue fillers have only grown in popularity and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.


This cosmetic procedure is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. Microneedling can be done by itself or with PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. These cosmetic treatments are an effective procedure that can improve wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.

Microneedling provides radiance to older skin, and when used with PRP, can treat thinning hair in men and women.

Chemical Peels

This non-invasive procedure uses special chemicals to exfoliate and retexture the skin by taking away the older outer layers. Chemical peels are some of the least invasive non surgical cosmetic procedures that can make your face look younger and smoother.

Chemical peels can help with wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, pigmentation issues, and sun-damaged skin.

You can have a superficial, medium, or deep peel, depending on the issues you want to correct. Note that the deeper your chemical peel, the longer the recovery time. Deeper peels involve more skin redness, inflammation, skin peeling, and healing.

Micro-Resurfacing With Infusion

This minimally invasive procedure is similar to traditional microdermabrasion, but it evenly exfoliates the top layers of skin to get to the vibrant, smooth, and revitalized skin below. This procedure also may involve dry exfoliation and dermal infusion to repair problems such as fine lines, large pores, and discoloration.

This procedure feels like your skin is getting a deep clean vacuuming, followed by a cool infusion of solutions that penetrate deep into the skin using reverse suctioning. The result – a vibrant, healthy glow and skin that tingles with freshness and invigoration.

Laser Treatments

Cutting-edge laser technology allows plastic surgeons to improve facial wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots on the face. Also, non-ablative laser techniques allow better results with faster recovery time.

Laser skin resurfacing also can help with sun damage, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

One of the gold standards in laser skin resurfacing today is the Fraxel Dual laser, which offers impressive results with a short recovery. This laser allows the surgeon to treat superficial and deeper skin issues in a single treatment.

Laser skin resurfacing can treat wrinkles and fine lines, acne and surgical scarring, sun damage and age spots.

Fat Reduction

Did you know that injectables can reduce fat in some areas of the body? One area that is particularly troublesome for some older patients is the double chin. This problem can surface because of weight gain, genetics, hormone changes, or simply age.

Many patients like the idea of an injectable to solve the double chin problem, rather than using liposuction or other more invasive cosmetic procedures.

One of the most popular fat reduction injectables is called Kybella, which destroys fat cells under the chin so no more fat can be stored there. The chemical kills the fat cells, which are absorbed by the body over a few weeks.

This non-invasive procedure may cause some minor bruising and swelling, but it subsides after a week or so, and there’s little downtime.

Skin Tightening

If you have a sagging lower face and neck, skin tightening can lift the neck and face with little downtime. It is no surprise that it is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today.

This ultrasound-based technology targets the same muscles that your surgeon would manipulate in a facelift. This anti-aging treatment directs energy into the skin to stimulate elastin and collagen production, which tightens the skin.

This therapy can see below the skin’s surface to target the exact delivery needed for each patient. Ideal results take about three months to show, and results last up to a year.

Questions and Answers

What is the most popular non surgical procedure?

Botox stands out as the predominant aesthetic treatment in the United States, with over 7 million injections administered annually. Individuals opt for Botox to address prominent wrinkles on their forehead and around the eyes.

What is the newest skin tightening procedure in 2023?

The Cryoskin Facial, or CryoFacial, employs ultra-cold temperatures on the face and neck to enhance blood flow and oxygen supply to these regions. This entirely non-invasive procedure leads to a brighter, tighter, and lifted appearance of the skin. Achieving optimal results may require five to six sessions.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Biotechnology is employed to produce hyaluronic acid through a bio-fermentation process utilizing lactic acid bacteria. Subsequently, the acid is gathered, purified, and dehydrated, resulting in a powder. Upon introduction to water, it transforms into a gel with varying textures.

Hyaluronic acid aids in the elasticity and flexibility of the skin, diminishing wrinkles and lines. Additionally, it has been demonstrated to accelerate wound healing and minimize scarring.

What is the difference between non surgical procedures and plastic surgery?

Non-invasive cosmetic treatments refer to procedures that don’t necessitate incisions or tissue removal by your plastic surgeon. These methods deliver rejuvenating results without the use of a scalpel, offering a refreshing outcome.

Are non surgical procedures safe?

Engaging in non-surgical cosmetic procedures carries common risks such as physical scarring and aesthetic damage. Additionally, there is a potential risk of infection if the treatment is not conducted in a sterile environment.

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Non Surgical Cosmetic ProceduresConsidering a New Jersey non-surgical procedure? Dr. Smita. R. Ramanadham can help you obtain the results you want. In your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will go over your options, goals, and more to determine if you’re a good candidate for a variety of non-surgical procedures to make you look younger.


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