Following the markets closely, will show a two-speed story for share prices of the top players in cosmetic surgery. Allergan, Cynosure, Sientra and InMode are just a few of the players to watch closely. But in which direction is the industry headed, and what are the latest advances?
For the most part, the field of cosmetic surgery has received an extensive amount of backlash from society in recent decades. As the stigma around cosmetic surgery changes, along with sociocultural views thereof, recent advancements in the field has made both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures more acceptable in everyday life.
The last decade has seen this field grow exponentially. With the use of social media as a platform to openly share how procedures are conducted, and what it entails – the founder of Enfry Clinic, Dr Enfry Salas shares his views on the recent advancements in cosmetic surgery.
Dr Enfry Salas is a specialist in non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures and owner of the Enfry Clinic. With international recognition, and clinics in Spain and Dominican Republic. Dr Salas has gained a huge following on social media – using Instagram as a platform to share the “reality” of the experience in their clinics.
What are recent advancements in non-surgical cosmetic surgery?
With global support and thousands of people undergoing cosmetic surgery each year – the field of non-surgical cosmetic surgery has recently seen more traction in the last decade. Dr Enfry Salas has garnered major success through his use of social media to invite potential patients to have a behind the scenes look at the “reality” of the experiences one can expect in one of his international clinics.
Dr Salas shares that although technical, and more importantly medical advancements have been on the rise – social media has opened a lot of doors for many professionals in the field. A host of non-surgical advancements such as hybrid fractional laser technology, improved fat grafting techniques, and radiofrequency for skin renewal has been the biggest success for the most part.
People have now more non-surgical options compared to 10 or 20 years ago. Advancing screening procedures, making use of safer and more modern products has relieved the industry of much pressure and social scepticism.
How have non-surgical cosmetic procedures changed in the last decade?
Looking back at 2020 we saw an extensive list of new procedures and fillers being approved by several medical institutions and the Food and Drug Administration. Some fillers that are already being used in Europe are now making their way to the United States.
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP Skin Resurfacing has also undergone a makeover, with the introduction of neuromodulators and hyaluronic acid additives. Rethinking lip augmentation has meant that aesthetic clinics and non-surgical clinics such as the Enfry Clinic can now offer both a product and service that has undergone thorough testing and trial runs.
With better equipment, more advanced dermatological research, and improved regulations – non-surgical procedures are becoming less painful, safer, and ethical.
What will be the newest trends for the year ahead?
Some procedures may undergo significant change, while newer technology is at the forefront of creating better fillers and treatments for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. More so, some have predicted that the newest trends we can expect in the coming year include, facial optimizations with better exfoliators, and injectables.
Some trends that have already seen big support are cannabigerol or CBG, radiofrequency micro-needling, and even eye botox. Yes, these procedures have already gone through the necessary clinical testing, making it safer for patients to try, while delivering improved results.
One of the best features when looking at the cosmetic surgery industry is that when everything else around it improves and gets better – so does the industry. Looking at what the latest research and innovative technology have done for other industries such as business, finance, and even hospitality, the cosmetic surgery industry is right ahead of these looking to be more contemporary and inventive in the coming years.
What are some ethical advancements we can expect?
In terms of personal liability, and protecting personal information – major changes have already been implemented. These are to protect patient information and allow for both patient surgeons to have better legal liability.
Some companies are improving their use of products, and shifting away from testing on animals, and using animals during drug trials. These have some of the most closely monitored advancement that has placed a major strain on many in the field. We see both surgeons, and the industry itself is trying to become more ethical in their choices and practices.