2015 Aesthetic Trends: The Year of Tighten, Lift, Sculpt

It’s that time of year again when many magazines and bloggers write articles on what was hot in fashion and beauty for 2015 and some predictions for 2016.

For my end of year episode on The NipTuck Talk Show, I recently asked several medical experts in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology to weigh in on what the hottest trends were in 2015 and what we can expect in 2016.  Non-surgical treatments won in all the categories.

Cellulite Treatment and Killing Underarm Sweat and Oder

Cellfina is the first and only FDA approved device for long-term treatment of Cellulite!  We have seen results lasting over 3 years with no end in sight!  It is easy with no down time, local anesthesia and minimal discomfort.

Mirday, a permanent, non-invasive solution to eliminate underarm sweat is another technology that created a lot of buzz. “Throw away your deodorant. Miradry is a safe and easy way to stop underarm smell and sweat! ”  The other technology that remains popular for skin tightening is Ultherapy.  “Ultherapy lifts and tightens the face, neck, brow, and chest.  It’s the only device with FDA approval for non-surgical lifting and tightening of the face and neck.  In 2016 Cellfina will surge ahead of all cellulite treatments.  Miradry treatments will gain in popularity.  Ultherapy will dominate all non surgical treatments for lifting and tightening of the face, neck, forehead and chest.” –Dr. Grant Stevens, Clinical Professor of Surgery, USC School of Medicine, division of Plastic Surgery, Director of the Marina-USC Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, Marina Del Ray, CA

Skin Tightening, Body Sculpting  and Vaginal Tightening 

“In 2015, energy-based contouring devices stormed the aesthetic marketplace with CoolSculpting and ThermiRF .  They were strong game-changers in the world of non-surgical body sculpting, offering treatments with little downtime.  ThermiRF, in particular, proved itself in not only the neck area but also in the knees, the arms, and in other previously challenging body areas before which we had very few options.  For those patients wanting improvement in their sexual function following children or the aging process, the ThermiVA procedure showed women how to tighten, brighten, and dramatically improve the appearance and function of their vaginas.  2016 should be an even more exciting year as those of us who use these devices push the boundaries and learn how to harness the power of energy-based body sculpting and take it to a new level. ”  –Dr. Gregory Buford, Medical Director of  Beauty By Buford, Denver Colorado.

Double Chin Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation 

“The biggest game changers in cosmetic dermatology over the past year were Kybella and Microneedling. I look forward to providing combination treatments with these and other treatments in 2016 in order to further enhance patients’ clinical results.”  – Dr. Tina Alster, Founding Director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC.

“As far as procedures go- Kybella is the most exciting thing I have seen in years. It reduces neck fat in 3- 5 injections. The results I saw when I did the trial for FDA approval were amazing and I have already treated 100s of patients in my practice. The year 2015 showed advances in the customization of prescription skincare regimen based on skin type. We launched a new skincare retail methodology known as Skin Type Solutions that allows doctors to diagnose the patient’s Baumann Skin Type® and prescribe a customized skincare regimen. ” – Dr. Leslie Baumann CEO of Baumann Cosmetic Dermatology, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miami Fla.

To hear the full episode on hot aesthetic trends in 2015, precautions and predictions listen here.

Remember to do your homework before committing to any of these procedures, understand the risks, and manage your expectations.

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