Which cosmetic treatments and techniques were the biggest hits this year? Less-invasive treatments took the reins in 2019. Thanks to recent technological advancements in the industry, fewer patients are having to go under the knife and are instead, opting for minimally invasive procedures that are less painful and offer faster recovery times. Experts predict that these non-surgical treatments will continue to grow and replace many of the invasive forms of cosmetic surgery that have been on the market for decades. Let’s take a closer look at some of these latest cosmetic surgery trends of 2019.

Facial Mapping Techniques

Recent technological advancement will take center stage this year in the cosmetic industry. Advanced software that uses 3D imaging and augmented reality are starting to become more common in clinics across the country. What does this mean for patients? Facial mapping techniques are now greatly improved with 3D technology so that people will now be able to see exactly what their faces will look like post-treatment before they commit to a specific treatment method.

Less Invasive Fat Reduction Treatments

Fat reduction is and always will be the main reason people seek surgical cosmetic treatments. However, the traditional forms of fat reduction surgeries like Liposuction are being quickly replaced by less invasive treatments like EMSCULPT®. This innovative treatment of body sculpting offers tremendous results to patients without the risk of surgery or downtime. It’s the only procedure that helps men and women build muscle and burn fat at the same time.  In as little as a few short treatments, patients notice natural-looking results including smoother skin and a leaner appearance. It’s also the world’s first non-invasive buttock lifting procedure, which is why it’s been gaining popularity in clinics over the past few years.

Tattoo Removal

As tattoo art has grown in popularity, so has laser removal services to rid people of any mistakes they no longer wish to have on their body. This safe and non-invasive procedure uses state-of-the-art laser technology to fade, correct, and remove tattoos. By way of high-powered, short-pulsed beams of light, the laser can effectively break up the ink particles that can be gradually absorbed and removed by the body through natural healing processes.

Pixel Skin Resurfacing

Patients are turning back the hands of time with this new treatment method that can replace resurfacing treatments and dramatically rejuvenate and restore the skin’s appearance. With little downtime and minimal pain, this skincare treatment can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, heal scars, shrink pores, and improve the overall tone and texture. Specialty lasers are used to target small zones of the skin without affecting the surrounding tissue. Tiny ablative zones are created which trigger the body’s natural healing processes to stimulate the growth of healthy tissue for smoother, tighter skin.

PRP Hair Loss Treatments

Hair transplant surgery involves removing small pieces of hair-bearing scalp from donor sites to a thinning area. Most commonly, these hair transplant surgeries involve going under the knife but there’s another option that has grown quite popular that doesn’t require surgery. Platelet Rich-Plasma treatments, PRP for short, fight hair loss by using the patient’s own naturally occurring blood cells to stimulate their hair growth. This revolutionary treatment requires only a few drops of blood to work. By injecting the PRP into the scalp, the growth factors can improve the health of the existing hair follicles and also stimulate the growth of new ones. This non-surgical aggressive option can effectively reverse male and female-pattern baldness and other treatable hair loss problems in only a few sessions.

Microneedling

Skin disorders and scaring were often treated with dermabrasion and laser surgery to repair damaged skin. But other types of solutions have started to become more popular. Microneedling for one has become a must-have treatment. The technique has greatly improved thanks to advancements in needling. Unlike laser treatments, microneedling creates thousands of tiny small injuries on the skin. As the skin heals it stimulates collagen regeneration to restore the skin’s surface. In just one treatment, patients experience reduced or eliminated wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and rosacea. Even better results can be achieved by combining PRP treatments that aid in the healing process.

Ready to try a non-invasive skincare treatment this year? The Ottawa Skin Clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures using the most advanced technology to date. Whether you’re looking to get rid of the pesky fat and cellulite in your body, augment your lips, smooth out wrinkles and lines, improve the look of your skin, or remove unwanted scars and spots, we have a treatment for you. Learn more about all our newest services and what we can offer you.