The signs of ageing are a worry for most people past their 30’s: latest global data suggests that a total of over 15M people worldwide have had some kind of plastic surgery in 2011. This is a very clear indicator of both the popularity of this kind of operation and of the healthy state of the industry.
Because of such high demand, options to solve most of the customers’ aesthetic issues are now multiplying. Many of them are affordable and not very invasive, meaning plastic surgery is no longer a privilege but rather a very democratic and rapidly evolving option.
To keep up to speed with the ever-evolving world of cosmetic surgery, here are three of the most commonly used, stress-free cosmetic treatments of 2015.
• Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are very easy to apply and are the most commonly recommended solution whenever a certain skin area becomes wrinkly or saggy. What’s more, if you choose dermal fillers you won’t need to worry about going under the knife and having you skin cut in sensitive areas. Fillers are easily injected into the skin through a syringe, which is part of the reasons of their success. Dermal fillers are particularly useful if you want to plump up some parts of your face such as the lips or cheeks. Side effects are minimal but you should bear in mind that they will need to be reapplied every 12 to 18 months, or as soon as the previous fillers start to dissipate. The most reliable dermal filler is hyaluronic acid: this is a very natural ingredient and is very unlikely to cause reactions.
Similarly to fillers, choosing a botox injection means not having to go under the knife. It is a very common choice to avoid crow’s feet and hide the lines that can appear on your skin in areas such as your eyes or forehead. Since it’s not very invasive, botox is proving increasingly more popular (and controversial) among Hollywood celebrities, who now very often manage to pull youthful looks without the public even noticing the treatment. Unlike fillers, botox is not applied to plump the face up, but rather to erase some ageing signs with relatively little effort.
• Laser resurfacing
Possibly even less invasive than injections, laser resurfacing (also called laser peel) is a great way to get rid of stretch marks, wrinkles and acne scars. This techniques works by vaporizing skin cells that are already superficially damaged with laser, in order to leave the healthier and smoother cells below them take their place. Success rates for resurfacing treatments are very high, however, both because of the technology used and expertise required, costs are often above $2,000, making it a more elite treatment.