TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept.8, 2015—More and more people are selecting minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to help reduce the signs of aging. Last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13.9 million procedures were performed an increase of 4 percent over the previous year.
The Tallahassee market is following this national trend, according to Ben J. Kirbo, board-certified plastic surgeon at Southeastern Plastic Surgery in Tallahassee. “Many of clients our seeking options that offer a subtle yet meaningful result,” said Dr. Kirbo.
The ASPS reported that the top five minimally-invasive procedures were:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A, commonly called Botox (up 6 percent from 2013 to 2014)
- Soft tissue fillers (up 3 percent from 2013 to 2014)
- Chemical peel (up 7 percent from 2013 to 2014)
- Laser hair removal (up 3 percent from 2013 to 2014)
- Microdermabrasion (up 9 percent from 2013 to 2014)
Botox® has been used therapeutically for almost 20 years to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. It is approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines, and continues to be the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. This process takes only a few minutes, and allows an individual to return to regular activities immediately.
Southeastern Plastic Surgery offers a variety of soft tissue fillers including Juvederm, Restylane and others that can treat small to deeper lines. They can be administered easily in the office and allow clients to return to normal activities.
Chemical peels can offer an improved skin texture and a more youthful and healthy appearance, though chemical peels do have their limitations. A chemical solution applied to the face removes surface layer skin damage like sun spots, fine wrinkles and blemishes. The main ingredients in chemical peels may include alphahydrozy acids (AHA), phenol or trichloroacetic acids (TCA), though the exact formula is created to meet each patient’s individual needs. Chemical peels may cause stinging, redness, crusting or irritation, which generally subsides as the skin adjusts to the treatment.
Almost all of us at one time or another have experienced unwanted hair, and we likely have attempted several methods to rid ourselves of it. Laser hair removal offers a faster, less painful solution to removing unwanted hair. Our hair removal procedures tailored to each person’s individual skin and hair type, and are administered by professionally skilled staff members. The SPA at Southeastern Plastic Surgery offers clients the most effective solution for hair removal from the face and body.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, less invasive procedure that helps remove the outer most layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal a more youthful skin appearance.
Adding to the top five procedures, the Tallahassee plastic surgery group has also found a growing interest in micro-needling. The specialists use an electric medical device that is pen shaped with 12 very fine needles. It’s used to break down old scar tissue and stimulates the skin cells to grow and multiply. The proliferation of new skin cells results in new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as new capillaries that create an improved blood supply.
“Our licensed aestheticians in the Spa continue to see increases in the number of people interested in skin care treatments,” Dr. Kirbo added. “In addition to seeking some of the less invasive cosmetic procedures, we also find many individuals who are seeking a customized home care program using medical grade skin care products.”
To learn more about the options available to help you achieve a younger appearance and reduce the signs of aging, visit www.se-plasticsurgery.com or Facebook and call Southeastern Plastic Surgery at 850-219-20000 today to schedule a consultation.