Microneedling is one of the newest cosmetic procedures to reduce the signs of aging and improve skin discolorations and the appearance of acne and stretch marks. It has grown markedly since it went mainstream in 1995 and only continues to gain in popularity as the results of microneedling become more known. MDPen, a company that supports the microneedling community through providing supplies for microneedling such as microneedling pens, equipment, and skin care products. Below, we’ll review some of the non invasive cosmetic procedures that are expected to grown in 2019
NON INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES FOR 2019
- Botox. Perhaps the most famous non invasive cosmetic procedure saw 7.25 million procedures in 2017. A simple injection that takes only minutes, Botox smooths out wrinkles and fine lines by injecting a neurotoxin under the skin that temporarily paralyzes your muscles. Recently, Botox injections have been used as a preventative measure by younger women since it prevents you from getting wrinkles in the first place. The newest uses are injection in the underarm region to prevent excessive sweating and treating certain dental issues.
- Fillers. Similar to botox but a different substance altogether, facial fillers can vary, but are usually products such as collagen (the protein microneedling targets), hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite that rejuvenate the skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips, and overall filling the space that we lose as we age. Aging causes the breakdown of substances in our body (this is true for all of our body) that causes wrinkles and sagging. Throw in sun exposure and muscle movements that all contribute to breakdown of the tissues beneath our skin and wrinkles appear. Like Botox, fillers are temporary as our bodies break down those substances as well.
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is surgery on the nose. Instead of choosing a permanent, surgical method with extensive recovery needs, many are now choosing dermal filler injections to the nose that takes 15 minutes and can completely reshape the nose. The filler is usually hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the human body. Lasting from one to two years, dermal fillers are projected to skyrocket in 2019.
- PRP injections. Platelet-rich plasma injections involve using the patient’s own filtered blood. The filtered blood takes out the platelets, which are the tiny particles in your blood whose sole job is to stop you from bleeding to death when you cut yourself. Because these little guys are responsible for repairing your skin and play an integral role in the formation of new skin, PRP injections are believed to rejuvenate and regenerate soft tissue. It is also used to treat hair loss. When injected into the face, the procedure has garnered the nickname “The Vampire Facial”. PRP injections have been touted by celebrities and are thus projected to grow exponentially in 2019.
- Chemical peels. The old go-tos for a quick cosmetic fix in lieu of cosmetic surgery are expected to grow as these procedures become more efficient and much improved — chemical peels included. Known to be painful, chemical peels have advanced in technology be almost pain-free. A chemical peel is just that — chemicals applied to the face and then peel off, taking off the old, top layer of skin and revealing a new, younger layer beneath, that results in a more youthful appearance.
- Microdermabrasion. The chemical peel’s cousin, microdermabrasion has the same goal — remove the old layer of skin and reveal a new layer. However, microdermabrasion uses a special tool to sand off the layer and works to improve the appearance of damage done to the skin by the sun, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions, such as skins discolorations of all sorts.
- Microneedling. A minimally invasive procedure that relies on the body to do the work, microneedling stimulates the production of collagen, the substance in the skin that gives it its strength. The results include a more youthful appearance as collagen strengthens the skin, filling it out and helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, acne scarring, and discolorations of the skin. Microneedling had strong growth in 2018, and this trend is only expected to continue into 2019.
More and more people are choosing to forego the extensive preparation and recovery of cosmetic surgery in favor of non invasive cosmetic procedures. In the last decade, these procedures have grown as their effectiveness has been learned, studied, refined, and promoted. Albeit more temporary than surgery, the trade offs seems to be worth it to patients who are seeking the anti-aging results without the hassle. However, in the long run, to achieve the results you desire permanently, cosmetic surgery will be required.
MDPen prides itself in bringing microneedling to more and more people through our support of microneedling practitioners. We offer online training courses for those interested in offering microneedling at their clinics as well as in-person workshops for those wishing to refine their microneedling technique and learn more about microneedling. Visit our website today for more information on a microneedling training course near you.
In addition, if you are looking for microneedling equipment or microneedling supplies, MDPen is a leading provider. From microneedling pens to BTL numbing cream and aftercare skin products for microneedling, MDPen has it all. We offer support services on all of our microneedling equipment as well as a practitioner network. Contact us today for all of your microneedling needs!