2017 has been a great year for the medical spa sector; in fact it has been a fabulous decade for the non-invasive aesthetic treatment industry, revenues in America alone have grown from $1.94 billion in 2012 to $3.6 billion in 2016. This trend is indicative of increased demand for non-surgical procedures around the globe.
While staples like BOTOX and deep-cleaning facials are among the most in demand treatments, the sector has experienced steady growth due to the continued innovation that is happening in aesthetic treatment research and development.
Many of these procedures, which were only a mere thought 10 years ago, have become some of the most sought after treatments today. Here are five of the most popular procedures in 2017.
3. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
While PRP isn’t specifically new, it has become an in demand procedure over the last three years thanks to social media and word of mouth. When global celebrity KimKardashian had PRP therapy on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians interest in the procedure went through the roof.
PRP use the platelets present in your own blood to rejuvenate the face by increasing the skin’s natural collagen production. During the procedure blood is withdrawn from the patient and placed in a special centrifuge. The blood is then separated from the platelet rich plasma. The enriched plasma is then applied directly to the face. The plasma can also be applied following a micro needling treatment for better surface penetration.
2. Skin Resurfacing
Aging and environmental pollution can leave our skin less than desirable. Skin resurfacing gently removes the tough, dry and uneven layer of dead outer skin revealing a fresher, healthier and more balanced complexion.
Skin resurfacing can be done a number of ways which has lead to its popularity. Whether it is the through exfoliation of microdermabrasion or the more powerful resurfacing of a laser or radio frequency.
Resurfacing is ideal for minor skin imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles and superficial scarring. Most resurfacing treatments can be paired with another regenerative service for enhanced results. For example, pairing microdermabrasion with a chemical peel will leave the skin gentle resurfaced, while also making it smooth and hydrated.
1. BOTOX and Dermal Fillers
BOTOX remains the king of aesthetic medical procedures with more than 3 million treatments given annually across North America. While BOTOX remains at the forefront, dermal fillers like Restylane, Revanesse, Juvaderm and Kybella have become go to treatments for women and men looking to add volume to their lips, contour their face and jawline and erase fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are as numerous as the issues they treat, so there is a filler for everyone. For those afraid of using synthetic materials, there a variety of Hyaluronic Acid based fillers, a naturally occurring substance in the body.
With so many treatments and services available it is no surprise that the industry is growing so rapidly. Forecasters project that the rate of growth will remain steady at 18 percent annually for the next five years.