Getting Started in Non-surgical Cosmetic Treatments: What to Know

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Regarding non-surgical cosmetic treatments, two categories are the most popular: fat loss and anti-aging. The fat or weight loss market was collectively valued at $192.2 billion in 2019. By 2027, it is projected to hit $295.3 billion. That’s a CAGR of 7.0% from 2021 to 2027.

The anti-aging market, on the other hand, was valued at $194.4 billion in 2020. It’s expected to reach a whopping $422.8 billion in 2030. From this year until then, the anti-aging market will witness a CAGR of 8.6%.

Suffice it to say, getting started in non-surgical weight loss and anti-aging treatments gives you a promising future. Even during the pandemic, people who aren’t as hurt financially are still staying on track with their treatments. But on top of that, more people, including average-income earners, are becoming interested in those treatments, too.

Non-surgical weight loss and anti-aging treatments are far more affordable than surgical ones. As such, they give ordinary people a chance to feel as fabulous as celebrities and influencers. In addition, the non-invasive nature of non-surgical treatments gives people more confidence about the procedure.

Most Popular Non-surgical Anti-aging Treatments

Before getting started, it’s important to note that there several types of non-surgical anti-aging treatments. Each treatment targets a specific aging issue, which isn’t just wrinkles. Below are the common treatments used to combat them:

  • Botox

Botox is the most popular treatment for wrinkles. But Botox isn’t the name of the treatment; instead, it’s a brand name of botulinum toxins, a type of neurotoxic protein. Other popular brands of such protein are Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin.

Botulinum toxins temporarily block nerve signals and muscle contractions in the areas where they are injected. Those areas are usually around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and the frown lines. As a result, the appearance of wrinkles in those areas is reduced, thanks to the muscle contractions being deterred.

The average cost of a Botox treatment is $400. Results last around three to four months. It’s a pricey treatment for something that doesn’t last long but is still sworn by many people regardless.

  • Thread Lift

For sagging skin, thread lift is becoming an increasingly popular treatment. It involves putting a dissolvable suture underneath the skin surface to tighten and lift sagging skin. As such, it’s a bit more invasive than Botox, but its results last much longer. Young people can have visible results for up to three or four years.

Three types of sutures are commonly used in the thread lift procedure, but among those, PDO threads are the most popular. They’re made of a colorless polyester that dissolves in the body after six months. PDO thread distributors can also help you and your therapists train in giving thread lifts.

  • Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are the most popular treatment for wrinkles and reduced facial volume. They come in an injectable hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, or calcium hydroxylapatite. They fill the hollowness beneath the eyes, cheekbones, and chin, which tends to happen as people age. Results last for six to 12 months.

  • Ultherapy

Lastly, aging also reduces the skin’s elasticity, causing double-chins and frown lines. To treat those issues from the inside, you can offer Ultherapy. It’s a more expensive treatment that delivers ultrasound heat energy to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Results last for several months to a year.

Most Popular Non-surgical Treatments of Unwanted Body Fat

Liposuction isn’t the only shortcut to weight loss anymore. These non-surgical treatments can trim down unwanted fat fast with minimal downtime:

  • CoolScupting (a.k.a. Fat Freezing)

CoolSculpting is one of the latest fads in non-surgical weight loss. It was first approved by the FDA in 2010 and has grown increasingly popular since. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells using a cooling paddle, then removes them from the body gradually. It can reduce body fat by 25%, according to studies.

This treatment works best in the areas around the upper arms, under the buttocks, and under the chin. One to two treatments are required for optimal results to show.

  • SculpSure (Laser Treatment)

This is the opposite of CoolSculpting, as it uses heat to remove fat. A hands-free laser belt will deliver a specific laser wavelength through the skin, heating fatty tissues until the fat cells break down. The FDA approved the treatment for the abdomen and flanks, but it can be used on other areas, too.

Take note that CoolSculpting and SculpSure are only best for non-obese people. In addition, recipients of these treatments need to maintain the results through a healthy diet and exercise. Likewise, recipients of anti-aging treatments need to adopt an anti-aging skincare routine to make their results last longer.

But though these treatments are a bit high-maintenance, many people still prefer them over surgical ones. Hence, offering these treatments can ensure success in your business. Also, note that you and your therapists should undergo adequate training before conducting these treatments.

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