More and more young people are turning to plastic surgeons in a quest to look more youthful. A recent survey released by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) says millennials are showing up in plastic surgeons' offices for a variety of procedures - many wanting "prejuvenation," which consists of noninvasive treatments like Botox or chemical peels. The goal - slow the results of aging, rather than correct them.
The survey reported an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under 30. AAFPRS predicts more millennials will focus on early maintenance in the future.
Most Common Non-surgical Procedures for Women and Men
- Botox and Dysport
- Fillers - Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra
- Skin Treatments - chemical peels, Dermaplane, Forever Young BBL (hair reduction, pigment and redness correction, anti-aging and acne treatment), Sciton Halo Hybrid Fractional laser (melasma and skin tightening)
"The advances in minimally invasive technologies and demand for non-surgical treatments grows each year, with many millennials picking Botox for routine wrinkle treatment, hyaluronic acid fillers for lip augmentation and lasers or chemical peels as standard practice for slowing down the clock on sun damage," says Phillip R. Langsdon, AAFPRS President. "Our younger patients are monitoring the aging process and taking prevention seriously."
At Savannah Plastic Surgery we work with you to determine what type of cosmetic procedures you will benefit from, whether it be surgery or noninvasive treatments. We also encourage you to look at other ways to retain your youthful appearance like using sunblock, getting an adequate amount of vitamin C, eating healthy and quitting smoking.