It’s no secret that men and women want to look their best daily. And for many people, that means turning to cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of their skin, hair, and nails.
A recent study sheds some light on why people spend so much time and money on their appearance. The study found that feeling better about oneself was the primary motivation for spending time on one’s appearance for both men and women. However, this was significantly more important for women than men, with 78% of women citing it as a reason compared to 59% of men.
While some people may think surgery is the only way to achieve their desired look, there are many non-invasive options available. In 2020, patients received a total of 13,281,235 non-invasive cosmetic procedures, compared to a total of 2,314,720 surgeries. These procedures are less expensive than surgery, have fewer risks and side effects, and can often be done in a single office visit.
As a result, more and more people are opting for non-invasive procedures to achieve their desired appearance. To know what to consider for your next derma visit, here are five of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments for men and women:
Laser skin resurfacing
This treatment uses laser energy to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and other imperfections. Laser skin resurfacing treatment involves using a laser to remove the top layer of skin, which is then replaced by new, healthy skin. The procedure can be done on any body area but is most commonly done on the face.
Laser skin resurfacing can be done with either an ablative or non-ablative laser. Ablative lasers remove the skin’s top layer. In contrast, non-ablative lasers work by heating the underlying skin without damaging the surface. The number of treatments required depends on the individual’s goals and the type of laser used. Most people need between two and five treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart.
Laser hair removal
Hair removal is not only for aesthetic reasons, but it’s also important for maintaining clean hygiene. This is a popular treatment for both men and women. It uses laser energy to destroy the hair follicle, preventing the hair from growing back.
The procedure is most effective on dark hair and light skin but can be done on any skin type. Laser hair removal treatment involves using a concentrated light beam to target the hair follicle. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it. This prevents the hair from growing back.
Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from any part of the body, including the face, chest, back, and legs. It can also be used to treat ingrown hairs. The number of treatments required depends on the area treated and the individual’s hair growth cycle. Most people need four to six treatments, spaced four to eight weeks apart.
This treatment (also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling) uses a chemical solution to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and other imperfections, improving the skin’s appearance. Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve the appearance of the skin. The solution is applied to the skin, where it causes the top layer of skin to peel off. This reveals new, healthy skin underneath.
Chemical peels can be applied to any part of the body, but they are most often used on the face. They can be used with either alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA). AHAs are typically used for mild peels, while BHAs are used for more aggressive peels.
The number of treatments required varies based on the individual’s objectives and the type of peel. The majority of individuals require two to six treatments, which are administered four to eight weeks apart.
This treatment uses a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. It might be more helpful for people with darker skin tones because it doesn’t require heat, which may cause your skin’s pigmentation to be damaged or altered. It is a minimally invasive treatment that increases the body’s production of collagen and elastin, two of its significant proteins responsible for maintaining rich, young, lustrous skin.
Microneedling can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. The treatment is most often done on the face, although it can be done on any area of the body. After the treatment, you might experience some redness and swelling, which should subside within a few days.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. Derma fillers are made from various materials, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, fat, and synthetic materials. The type of derma filler used will depend on the individual’s goals and the area being treated.
Derma fillers are injected into the skin using a needle or cannula. The procedure is relatively quick, and most people only need one treatment. However, the results are not permanent, and you will need to repeat the treatment every six to twelve months to maintain the results.
All in all
Derma treatments are becoming more popular each year as people become more and more interested in improving their appearance. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, it is essential to remember that derma treatments should always be approached with caution. It is necessary to consult a medical professional before undergoing any procedure to ensure that you are making the right decision for your health and well-being.