Recent statistics on Plastic Surgery and Dermal Fillers have shown that the so-called “Generation X” (born 1965-1979) has surprised the anti-aging industry with its willingness to invest in looking and feeling young. It was originally believed that the “Baby Boomer” (born 1946-1964) generation would drive most of the market economy, including anti-aging procedures, but in 2010 Generation X was responsible for 43% of total cosmetic procedures while the Baby Boomers were responsible for only 28%—this means that a lot of money is beginning to funnel into the development of new technology and techniques. Not only do Americans recently polled believe that there is even more pressure now to stay young than ever, but more Americans also more openly approve of cosmetic surgery. Generation X is here, isn’t ashamed about wanting to find the Fountain of Youth, and has the money to drive the market.
/>As the market expands, there are more new dermal fillers being launched that improve on previous products. For example, there is a new alternative to “Botox” called Xeomin that helps reduce facial wrinkles. According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, a facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, “Xeomin is a purer form of botulinum toxin type A (same medicine as in Botox) that works well to smooth wrinkles and generally costs a little less than the well-known brand name.”
Belotero is another new filler—an injectable hyaluronic acid with an incredibly elasticity that allows it to flawlessly blend with your skin and adapt to any of your facial contours. In clinical trials 66% of patients experienced a visible improvement that continued 6 to 9 months following injection. While fillers are not permanent, it allows patients to maintain their new, youthful look for a longer period of time. This dermal filler has become very popular in Europe and is currently being offered locally in Tampa at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.
If you are considering any form of dermal filler, or any other surgical or non-surgical beauty treatment and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation at the Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, please call 813-975-3223 or visit online.