Here at Lavoom Salon, we offer a wide variety of the best beauty services in Calgary. But have you ever wondered what the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures are?
According to a 2011 report from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there were over 9 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States alone. And since we Canadians often follow what our friends south of the border are doing, you can be sure that these procedures are just as popular in Canada as well.
Here they are, in descending order.
5: IPL PHOTOFACIALS – 439,161
An IPL photo facial is a technique using intense pulses of light to rejuvenate the skin. It can help with broken capillaries, spider veins, age spots, discolouration, and a number of skin conditions, including acne and rosacea.
The IPL photo facial came in fifth place, with 439,161 treatments performed in 2011.
4: MICRODERMABRASION – 499,427
Microdermabrasion is an anti-ageing skin treatment. It works by shooting tiny crystals at your skin, which deep exfoliates your skin, removing the outermost layer. Since this layer is made up entirely of dead skin cells, it reveals healthier, more radiant skin below.
Microdermabrasions can also be effective at treating fine lines, wrinkles, acne, age spots, and acne scarring.
The microdermabrasion slid into fourth place, with 499,427 treatments performed in 2011.
3: LASER HAIR REMOVAL – 919,802
Laser hair removal is quickly becoming one of the most popular hair removal options on the market, and it’s easy to see why. It works by destroying hair follicles at the root, essentially ceasing your body’s ability to produce new hair in the treated area. This can be a dream come true for many women (and men!) – you can strike that grooming option from your life for good.
Laser hair removal was the third most popular treatment in 2011, with 919,802 treatments performed. But with this treatment becoming increasingly more popular, I wouldn’t be surprised to see these numbers get much higher.
2: HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS (JUVEDERM, PRINCESS, ETC.) – 1,206,186
There are many different hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on the market, not all of which we here at Jiva Spa Toronto offer. We specialize in Juvederm and Princess dermal fillers, for the simple reason that they provide our customers with the best results.
However, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are designed to treat the signs of ageing, especially crow’s feet, wrinkles, fine lines, jowls and sagging skin, and more.
More than a million of these procedures were done in 2011 – 1,206,186 – which shows how people are getting more comfortable with the idea of dermal injectables.
1: BOTOX – 2,619,739
By far the most popular treatment remains Botox – more than twice as many Botox injections were performed than hyaluronic acid fillers. This isn’t necessarily surprising, since Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers are often paired together for better results.
The active ingredient in Botox is a substance derived from a bacteria, botulinum toxin. Whereas hyaluronic acid injectables are designed to fill out your skin using a naturally occurring substance in your skin – hyaluronic acid – Botox is designed to reduce muscle activity in the area, which smoothes out wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections.