The cosmetic world no longer belongs to the rich and famous.
An array of non-invasive procedures have been developed and made available to a new market of consumers, the everyday people. These treatments have proven to be quick, effective, and require little to no down time, making cosmetic procedures much more attractive and accessible to those it might not have been otherwise. Hope now exists for those who have never had the time or money to treat the things about themselves that bother them most. We all have those “things” that we see every time we look in the mirror. We examine every detail of our face and body, making mental notes on what we want fixed. We talk to our friends about it, watch shows that feature the latest treatments, research endlessly online to find out everything there is to know. Both men and women are now starting to realize that there are ways to actually treat and eliminate their problems without any noticeable side effects or scarring.
Is it possible though, that there are still those who don’t know that these options exist?
Accounts of botched surgeries, ugly scarring, and side effects have deterred many from ever fully exploring their options for fear of a bad result. At one point the only choices for improving one’s appearance required high risk surgical procedures with prolonged down time, leaving many to question whether it was even worth it. What is the price of beauty anyway? Such is not the case anymore. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) there were over 11 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. Of those, 83.5% were nonsurgical procedures, further proving that this industry is well on it’s way to becoming as noninvasive as possible. In addition, there has been a 520.6% increase in all non-surgical procedures from 1997 to the present. Some of the treatments that made this possible, and the top 5 nonsurgical procedures done in 2013 were:
- Botulinum Toxin – [Botox] – (3,766,148 procedures)
- Hyaluronic Acid – [Fillers] – (1,872,172 procedures)
- Laser Hair Removal – (901,571 procedures)
- Microdermabrasion – (Chemical Peels, etc.) (479,865 procedures)
- Photorejuvenation (IPL) – (456,613 procedures)
So, what is the price of beauty? This question will always be pertinent, as well as important for each individual to ask of themselves. A person can only be as happy as their expectations allow them to be. So whatever the concern, whatever the solution, the outcome is always determined by you, the patient. Think about what will make you happiest in the long run. Cosmetic treatments now are concentrated and can be made specific to your needs. So, don’t be afraid to explore or research all the options available to you today.
You may just find the perfect thing to make you look good and feel even better about yourself.