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4 Cosmetic Treatments that Are Popular for Good Reason

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Does it seem like everyone and their brother are getting cosmetic treatments? That’s because there are now a variety of treatments for your face and body that don’t require surgery or extensive downtime and can help you rejuvenate your look and give you a boost in the self-confidence department.

If you’re ready to hop aboard this ever-growing trend, here are four popular cosmetic treatments you might want to start with. With any treatment you are considering, remember that who provides the treatment matters a lot. The providers at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics are National Trainers for Allergan and Galderma and Master Injectors, and the practice is the largest in southwest Florida and top 50 nationwide with Allergan. Allergan is the maker of BOTOX and many other premium cosmetic injectables.


A type of neuromodulator, BOTOX is one of the most popular anti-aging injectable treatments available. BOTOX works by temporarily relaxing your facial muscle movements, which would otherwise cause what are known as dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form when you make facial expressions. Over time, dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles, meaning that they remain on your skin permanently, even when your face is at rest.

While the immediate effects of BOTOX will gradually fade away over the course of 3 to 6 months following your treatment, some studies suggest that regular BOTOX injections might be able to prevent new wrinkles from forming in the first place.

Dysport® is another neuromodulator that works in the same way as BOTOX, with slight differences in the formulation and consistency. Generally speaking, Dysport lasts about as long as BOTOX and can produce similar results.

2. Fillers

Like BOTOX, injectable fillers have remained a popular cosmetic treatment for years. Hyaluronic acid fillers are among the most popular types of dermal fillers, as hyaluronic acid can be dissolved if you no longer wish to have fillers or are unhappy with your results for any reason. This isn’t possible with other types of fillers.

Fillers work by “filling in” the creases in your skin caused by lines and wrinkles, creating a smooth and even texture. Fillers are also used to add natural-looking volume for facial balancing and sculpting. We inject the temples, cheeks, jawline, lips, and even the chin for improved definition. Most fillers last 6 to 18 months, depending on the type and brand.

3. HydraFacial®

Although relatively new to the scene of cosmetic treatments, HydraFacial has quickly become a popular choice among both women and men. This three-step facial offers deep cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and overall skin rejuvenation without needles, incisions or downtime.

This all-encompassing skin rejuvenation treatment can address a wide range of complexion concerns, including lines and wrinkles, dark spots, dull skin tone and texture, clogged pores and more. The entire process is a relaxing experience that takes less than an hour and leaves your skin looking and feeling instantly brighter and refreshed.

4. VelaShape®

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments aren’t just for your face. VelaShape is one of the most popular body contouring treatments that doesn’t involve surgery or downtime and can help to smooth away the appearance of cellulite lumps and bumps, tighten loose or sagging skin and may even help you fit into your favorite pair of jeans more comfortably.

Most people see the best results after a series of multiple VelaShape treatments, with final results developing just 8 to 10 weeks after your final treatment. VelaShape results can be very long-lasting, though some people choose to schedule annual touch-up appointments.

4 Cosmetic Treatments that Are Popular for Good Reason
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What are the most popular cosmetic treatments right now? The skincare professionals at Sarasota Facial Aesthetic in Sarasota, Florida share four top picks.
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