Top Cosmetic Treatment Trends During the Covid Pandemic
Isolation during the Covid pandemic has triggered an increase in public interest regarding cosmetic procedures. With people staring at themselves on Zoom screens for hours at a time, snacking more than usual, and taking time out from the gym and their regular exercise routines, many have seen their appearances go South, and are taking advantage of this window of opportunity to improve their looks as well as their self-esteem.
With less pressure to show up at the office or be out in public, many individuals have chosen to experiment during this time with Botox and dermal filler injections such as Juvederm in order to see improvements in their skin tone, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and enhanced facial contour, such as fuller cheeks and more voluminous lips. Double-chin injections such as Kybella, which reduce the fat beneath the chin, have also gained popularity, as have injection treatments to enhance the forehead, cheeks, and nose.
Many individuals have taken this opportunity to improve their facial skin tone and texture by means of non-surgical treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, sometimes referred to as a Vampire Facelift, and skin resurfacing treatments such as Microneedling, Microneedling with RadioFrequency (RF), and laser skin resurfacing, all of which increase collagen production and produce a smoother, firmer skin texture.
The fact that many people are working remotely has allowed many individuals who have always wanted to surgically improve their facial appearance to finally go for it since it is now easier to take the necessary time to heal from surgical procedures while working at home. Both facelifts and mini-facelifts have seen an increase in popularity, as people opt to see a tighter, firmer skin texture and removal of excess sagging skin. Thread lifts, a temporary facelift procedure that involves lifting the skin in areas such as the jowls and lower face by means of surgical sutures that pull the skin taut have also gained popularity. Thread lifts can last as long as 1 to 3 years and are less expensive than permanent facelifts, with a shorter recovery period.
The lack of exercise, often coupled with increased snacking, that quarantine and isolation have produced, has left many individuals feeling unsatisfied with a pudgier appearance, more fatty deposits around the torso, and areas of the body where muscle laxity has produced the need for a lift. One of the most effective body contouring procedures that have seen an increase in popularity during the pandemic is CoolSculpting, which freezes away fat cells and produces a more toned and streamlined body contour. Another procedure that has gained popularity is Emsculpt, which triggers intense muscular contractions by means of electromagnetic energy, producing dramatic improvements in muscle definition in the abdomen and buttocks.
Surgical Breast Enhancement
For many women, the chance to work remotely has allowed them the opportunity to finally get the breast enhancement surgeries they’ve longed for, without having to take a lot of time off work. Breast augmentation, as well as breast lift procedures, have seen a surge during the pandemic, as have fat transfer procedures to produce firmer and larger breasts.
If you, like many others, want to take advantage of this stay-at-home opportunity to make some improvements to your appearance before things return to normal, this is a great time to contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa and come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Olga Bachilo. Dr. Bachilo is a respected, board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and hundreds of satisfied patients in the greater Houston, Katy, and Sugar Land area. Contact our office today and start your transformation before the world opens back up. When it’s time to get back out again, you’ll face the world with a fresh and renewed appearance.