As fall approaches, people are not only changing their wardrobe, but their overall look as well to get ready for the upcoming holidays. Those getting cosmetic produces are advised to avoid overexposure to the intense summer sun to prevent scarring, making fall an ideal time. The cooler weather also means fashion consists of longer sleeves and pants, which can hide more invasive procedures in a discreet manner. Here are the top three trending procedures for fall 2016.
1 – Cellfina for Cellulite
Most women have cellulite, and unfortunately, genetics and anatomy are to blame. Until recently, the only way to reduce cellulite was with massage therapy. The results of massage therapy have varied, and women have only seen a 10-15 percent improvement in their affected areas. Until now.
Cellfina is a new procedure approved by the FDA that promises to improve the lumps and bumps associated with cellulite. Cellfina achieves its results by releasing fibrous bands that pull on the skin from below the fat. This leads to a flatter skin surface, thus minimizing cellulite.
Treatments are about an hour, but in order to maximize your results, you must be within 10 pounds of your normal body weight. Although there is no downtime, a substantial amount of bruising results due to the fine needles used in the procedure. Due to the bruising, this would be a great procedure to schedule in the fall. Because the results are seen over time, by the time next summer arrives, you will have nearly diminished your cellulite. Your new look will be just in time for those short skirts and swimsuits!
2 – Ultrasound Therapy for Acne
Ulthera, which is commonly used for skin tightening, works by giving off heat to the skin while tightening the tissue. After using Ulthera for skin laxity, it was discovered that it also worked to reduce acne. This off-label benefit of Ulthera goes straight to work on the oily sebaceous glands in the face by delivering heat that not only tightens your skin, but also works to minimize and eradicate the sebaceous glands. As a result you produce less oil, leading to fewer breakouts.
Due to the downtime associated with Ulthera, it is best to have this procedure in the fall, because it’s necessary to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days. You’ll not only have clearer, healthier skin, but you’ll also reap the benefits of achieving Ulthera’s skin-lifting effects.
3 – Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Fillers and Botox are not just for frown lines and wrinkles. Products such as Restalyne are now being used for patients who are unhappy with the shape or position of their nose. While it can’t change the size of the nose, the use of injecting fillers can dramatically improve the appearance of your nose with practically no downtime. In addition, if you do not have enough cartilage for a traditional rhinoplasty, or are unhappy with your nasal tip, this is the procedure is for you!
Contributed by Xiomi Frans-Cuber
Xiomi Frans-Cuber is a celebrity aesthetic/plastic surgery nurse (BSN, CNO) and dermatology expert, who appeared on cycle 2 of “America’s Next Top Model.” She is also a health, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle expert and the founder of “Don’t Ever Say Never,” a website aimed at empowering woman.DontEverSayNever.com