It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearing the end of 2018. As fall leaves are changing and the air gets crisp, there is sense of renewal.
With all the upcoming holiday festivities, you’re getting ready to debut yourself whether it’s in costume this Halloween, or at the end of the year in a great New Year’s Dress. No matter what you wear, you can really wow people with a stunning and perfectly contoured face.
There are so many options when it comes to facial aesthetics and some are preferred over others. So what are the top trends in 2018?
Ala Carte In-office Treatments
When patients walk into a cosmetic dental office, the question is no longer “Can you do X procedure?” but now is more along the lines of “I want X result, how can you accomplish this?” Cosmetic dentists need to be proficient in various methods and technology and have expert knowledge in operating a variety of cosmetic dental equipment. More cosmetic dentists will no longer rely on a specific procedure to achieve the patient’s desired results, but will combine multiple cosmetic dental procedures to bring about the desired results.
Pre-Wrinkle and Line Treatment
Wrinkle and fine line treatment were once common mainly among women in their 40s and 50s who wanted to eliminate the signs of aging and regain their once smooth and vibrant appearance. However, there are now more and more younger women (and men) are getting wrinkle and fine line treatments before they appear. The trend of treating wrinkles and fine lines early on is predicted to continue.
Nonsurgical Will Still be Popular
There are some ever-increasing advancements in cosmetic nonsurgical technology. Now, there are numerous aesthetic enhancing procedures available that don’t require patients to undergo surgery. As nonsurgical cosmetic procedures continue to advance and bring about possibilities such as the shaping, lifting, erasing, tightening and rejuvenating of skin, the more popular it will continue to be.
Micro-Botox is a popular trend in Europe that is making inroads in the U.S. With micro-Botox, the injection is more superficial than with Botox and the dosage is also smaller. Micro-Botox is used to smooth skin, decrease pore size and reduce oil production.
Using One’s Own Body
Technology in cosmetic dentistry and medical procedures has enabled the use of the patient’s own body to produce safer, more aesthetically pleasing and longer lasting results. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an example of this where the platelets of the patient’s own blood are re-injected into the patient’s body to stimulate cell growth, boost hair growth and improve the building of skill collagen.
Supplements packed with anti-aging nutrients, and collagen-building vitamins and minerals will become more popular complements of cosmetic procedures. Supplements specifically designed for skincare will continue to grow in popularity as a part of one’s day-to-day skincare maintenance routine.
Environmentally-Friendly Packaging and Products
As more people are becoming aware of how damaging it is to the environment to waste and improperly dispose of plastics and water, more and more cosmetic dental products use less water and make their packaging recyclable.
Some patients even alter their own self-care in various ways such as showering less to not only waste less water, but to also protect their skin from the harshness of over showering.
Eyelid Rejuvenation With Fillers
Eyelid rejuvenation, called blepharoplasty, has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Men and women in their 40s and 50s have utilized this Botox and filler based cosmetic dental procedure to treat sunken eyes, sagging skin around the eyes and reducing the fat of the eyelid.
Fillers are used now to shape the area around the eye in addition to the traditional removing of fat and minimizing bags.
Facelifts will continue to be a popular cosmetic procedure since there are patients who have sagging skin they want corrected. Current facelifts, called “lift and fill facelifts” achieve a greater sense of facial harmony by putting fat in the center of the face using traditional SMAS, for longevity. Eyelid rejuvenation is often accompanied with this modern facelift.
At Hazzouri Dental, we utilize the latest cosmetic equipment, techniques and procedures to give our patients the flawless, youthful, vibrant look you’re wanting.
If you’re not happy with your facial appearance, contact us and let our cosmetic dentists help you get the gorgeous look and smile you’re looking for.