In this day and age, social media has become the go-to place to learn about health, beauty, and fashion. Blogs, Instagram, and even Snapchat can be a big influence on not only people’s personal style, but also on what hair, skin, and nail products and treatments they choose. This transparency has also helped get rid of the stigma around cosmetic treatments and procedures. People are no longer secretive or embarrassed about getting a little enhancement here and there—and they shouldn’t be! You should do what makes you feel happy and confident, within reason of course!
Over the years, the public has learned so much about nonsurgical skincare from different celebs and beauty bloggers, so we decided to compile a list of some top treatments.
BOTOX®has become a household name over the past several years. Everyone from Hollywood elites to housewives in the Midwest uses it to eliminate wrinkles. BOTOX works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. According to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenton Koch, the best candidates for BOTOX at his Des Moines practice are people who have frown lines, crow’s feet, or deep forehead furrows that develop over time from repeated facial expressions.
One of the great things about BOTOX is that the treatment takes only about 30 minutes, so you can schedule an appointment on your lunch break or in between errands. Plus, there is no downtime required, so you can return to work or your other daily activities immediately afterward.
Profound® Microneedling is an advanced skin tightening treatment that stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid—the 3 pillars of beautiful skin. The process uses thermally regulated and fractionated radio frequency-controlled needles to create micro injuries that trigger natural healing, which can give you smoother, tighter skin. You’ve probably heard of traditional microneedling–Profound is a more advanced and effective version of this.
eTwo™ treatments rejuvenate and contour by delivering controlled heating to deep layers of the skin. The treatment uses a combination of Sublative™ skin resurfacing and Sublime skin tightening, which can effectively diminish acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Most people undergo 3 to 5 treatments, spaced at least a month apart. Results gradually appear over the course of 3 to 6 months, but many patients notice brighter and firmer skin immediately.
Dermal fillers are injectable products that can add volume and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. They take the number 2 spot in the list of top minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in the U.S.—the only treatment that sits in front of dermal fillers is BOTOX. Most fillers, like JUVÉDERM®, are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. These injectables are not only great for erasing deep wrinkles, but also for plumping lips, which has been a big trend in Hollywood for stars like Kylie Jenner, Britney Spears, and Snookie, just to name a few.
KYBELLA®is another injectable treatment used to combat double chins. You may have heard about this one from Khloe Kardashian. KYBELLA is made from deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat and safely eliminates it from the body. Most people get 2 to 4 treatments that only take about 30 minutes. You will notice a more defined jawline within days, and improvements will continue over the course of a few months.
Plastic surgery is not for everyone, but there are still ways to keep your skin looking young and beautiful without needing to go under the knife. Contact your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon for more information about non-surgical cosmetic treatments. They can educate you about all the innovative treatments like these that are available.