The top 10 cosmetic and laser treatments of 2018 explained
What are the most popular cosmetic and laser treatments of 2018? Everyone has their own natural beauty. In essence, we are all essentially perfect. What you perceive as a “flaw” is really just a natural quirk – often what you see in the mirror is not how others perceive you. You are more than the sum of your parts. We have seen a really big trend over the last couple of decades – more and more people are getting “light” forms of surgery and beauty treatments, as technologies advance and healing times get shorter.
Today, there are so many ways to ‘tweak’ yourself, without having to go under the knife. When I was a teenager, there was no Instagram and I honestly feel that we were able to be innocent kids for a lot longer. If you look at my ‘formal’ photos (this is what Australian’s call ‘prom’) I look like a kid wearing my mum’s dress and heels. When you look at my 18 year old cousin’s formal photos (taken last year), she and her friends look like movie stars – everything is perfect.
The beauty industry is one of the biggest industries in the world today, with many wanting to find ways to get better skin or to enhance a part of their bodies. Statistics from the American Plastic Surgery.org it shows that there were 1.8 million procedures last year.
I honestly think that most people don’t need any type of enhancement, but I cannot deny that lots of people like beauty treatments and want to know more about them. So, I did some research into the top 10 types of beauty enhancements being done at the moment.
#1: Laser hair removal
This treatment is for those who no longer want to be bothered by unwanted hair. You can get laser hair removal for your underarms, leg, and bikini line. A few sessions will usually be needed.
#2: Laser resurfacing
Some people get this treatment in the hope of getting rid of their facial wrinkles and some skin blemishes like acne scars. Again, more than one session might be needed.
This might be one of the biggest trends in the beauty industry. Micro-Botox is injected into the dermal layer of the skin and in smaller volumes compared to a regular Botox session, supposedly to decrease pore size.
#4: High-def liposuction
Liposuction has apparently come a long way. This is not a treatment I would ever consider but many people like it for body contouring.
#5: Traditional rhinoplasty
The good old “nose job”. Sometimes the most classic beauty modifications are the most popular. This procedure still ranks at number 5.
#6: Non-surgical rhinoplasty
For people who are not a fans of cosmetic surgery, fillers can be added to change and improve the shape of the nose.
#7: IPL laser treatment
IPL or intense pulsed light helps remove skin pigmentation. If you have age spots or want to get rid of a birthmark that bothers you, many people opt for this.
This treatment removes the dead skin cells in the face and encourages more collagen growth. It is supposed to help get rid of crow’s feet and age spots.
Liposuction will always be popular. For all those areas in your body that remain problematic even with exercise and a proper diet, liposuction is still the solution for many people.
#10: The “Vampire Facial”
This procedure, also called Platelet Rich Plasma, involves blood that has been spun to remove the platelets and plasma and injected into someone.
The cosmetic and laser treatments of 2018 are still evolving
Make sure you go to a practitioner that you trust, or find a great local practitioner in your local area. Read reviews, ask questions and make sure you do your research.