Summary: Knowing what the best non invasive options in 2018 are can help cosmetic surgeons prepare for what’s to come in the new year. This information can also help patients keep track of how realistic their desired outcomes might be. There are always new innovative ideas entering the cosmetic surgery and medispa field. We’re going to look at some of the best options in 2018.
What Are the Best Non Invasive Options in 2018?
Every year brings with it new innovations. So what are the best non invasive options in 2018, and what do they portend about the future? It’s a question worth asking because it can often be difficult to keep track of all the new products and techniques that cosmetic surgeons offer. Knowing the trending procedures can also help surgeons get a bead on what patients actually want.
This kind of examination, then, represents a sort of win-win. Both parties have something to learn and something to gain. That said, we’re not going to limit our discussion to brand new procedures.
That’s because some of the best non invasive options on the market today are procedures that have been around for a while. Botox, for example, is more popular than ever. Millions of people undergo Botox injections every year. But does that automatically mean it’s one of the best non invasive options in 2018? Let’s take a look and find out.
Platelet Rich Plasma is Still Helping People
One of the best non invasive options of 2018 actually hit the market (and exploded in popularity when it did) a number of years ago. Known sometimes as a “vampire facelift,” platelet rich plasma injections are designed to help you maximize your rejuvenation potential when undergoing other procedures.
For example, PRP injections are often paired with Microneedling or Skinpen procedures. The idea is that the PRP helps boost your body’s rejuvenating potential. From Los Angeles to Minneapolis, PRP facials were a big splash, and then they kind of fizzled out. The term “vampire facelift” may have been over-hyped.
Today, however, they’re making something of a comeback based on how well they perform. If you want your skin to glow a little more and be just a little bit smoother, a PRP facial might be just the thing. (And if you want to regrow some hair, PRP for hair loss might help in that regard, too.)
Kybella for Submental Fat
Another one of the best non invasive options in 2018 is called Kybella. Originally released in 2016, Kybella is the only FDA approved means of eliminating fat via an injection. For now, Kybella is only approved to treat the jawline–to eliminate submental fat.
But even that is quite the accomplishment. There are plenty of people out there who want to get rid of their double chins. And that can be exceptionally difficult to do through diet and exercise alone (when you’re dieting, for example, it’s impossible control where your body will lose any weight–you just have to let nature take its course).
And many patients prefer the ease of a few injections to undergoing a surgical procedure such as liposuction. It’s definitely understandable. If you can get the same results with just a few injections, why not do it? That said, Kybella won’t work for everyone, and it won’t do anything to reduce excess skin. But for those patients who want to eliminate fat around the jawline, Kybella is definitely one of our best invasive options for 2018.
Botox Still Reigns
And, of course, we can’t talk about the best non invasive options in 2018 without talking about Botox. That’s because we can’t talk about the best non invasive options of any year without talking about Botox.
Since its introduction, Botox has been one of the most popular aesthetic procedures on the planet. Last year alone, millions of patients underwent Botox injections–far more than any single surgical procedure. There are a couple of reasons why Botox remains so popular:
- It gets the job done: Botox often produces great results, eliminating lines and wrinkles that are difficult to diminish any other way.
- Botox treats many different issues: Botox can be used to treat depression, TMJ, or migraines, or even excessive sweating. Researchers are always discovering new uses for this injectable.
- Because it’s an injectable, Botox tends to be quite easy. You come in for your injection and you’re usually back out in under thirty minutes. It’s perfect for busy people with busy lives (or, simply, people who don’t want to spend too much time in the clinic).
Of course, on a personal level, the best non invasive option is always going to be the one that addresses your needs. The best way to figure that out is to talk to a professional about the results you’d like to see.