A recent report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery revealed that almost 60 percent of the doctors it surveyed saw an increase in people aged 30 or younger coming in for procedures, including injectables and chemical peels.
Just shy of 40 percent of the respondents said non-surgical cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity as a means of putting off facial surgery.
Dr. Edward Farrior, president of the academy, said these younger patients—women and men alike—are most concerned with results, cost, recovery, pain, and scars.
“Whether driven by a desire to stay competitive in the workforce, remain attractive to their mate, or simply to look as good as they feel, advances in non-invasive anti-aging technologies are making it possible to delay the hands of time while retaining a natural outcome,” he said. “As recovery times are reduced and results are more subtle, aesthetic procedures become a more viable maintenance option for young men and women.”
This younger demographic, it seems, is looking primarily for minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox or chemical peels. Men younger than 35, in particular, seem drawn to scar-reducing treatments.
These procedures carry many of the benefits patients are looking for—smoother skin, a more youthful appearance, a healthy complexion—without the drawbacks and risks of surgery. Lasers, injections, and chemicals can be applied in brief sessions that require little to no down time.
I focus solely on such non-surgical rejuvenation procedures at Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa, and welcome men and women of all ages to see how a small investment in their faces today can pay off for years to come.Written by Dr. Martie Gidon
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