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.