You can look your very best with the latest beauty treatments. For women over the age of 35, Botox is the number one most popular aesthetic procedure. A new product, Juvederm Voluma is the first filler formulated with lidocaine that is FDA approved to restore age-related volume changes in the cheeks. Unlike other fillers commonly used to treat the midface, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from long chains of sugars that occur naturally in the skin.
Wrinkles are divided into two categories: fine surface lines caused by UV light, and deep furrows, caused by muscle contraction. In 2015, Botox injections accounted for 6.7 million of the 14.2 million minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed. Voluma also can add volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance.
Wrinkles and lines are not the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. Voluma is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
There were almost 156 million spa visits in the U.S. in 2001, 68% of which were to day spas, according to a 2002 study. In 2015, there were 179 million visits to spas in the United States. Men and women visit these spas for a variety of reasons. These include nonsurgical skin tightening, which has become the fifth most popular procedure for men.
Nearly one million laser hair removal treatments were performed in the United States In 2010. Laser hair removal is the most popular aesthetic procedure for women under 35 years old. Most laser hair removal patients see permanent hair loss after an average of three to eight sessions. This is great news!
Botox and other treatments do not work immediately. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends giving products at least six weeks to work. Patients have reported looking five years younger and early as six months after having these treatments. They also achieved their results with less product and their results lasted up to two years.