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Love Story 2017: Millennials & Injectables

by | Apr 7, 2017 | Blog

We’ve noticed a change at our practice. We’re seeing more and more 20- and 30-somethings coming in for an early start on anti-ageing treatments. It turns out that this isn’t just happening here. It’s part of a worldwide trend. How do we know? The just-released 2017 survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that millennials are the fastest growing demographic in the aesthetic enhancement industry. We wanted to know more, and we thought you would, too.

Like Kids in a Candy Store

The combination of innovative technology and less invasive techniques has turned cosmetic enhancement into catnip to millennials, according to their doctors. “The focus has shifted from correction to prevention,” says AAFPRS president Dr Fred G. Fedok. “Even before the first signs of sagging, lines or volume loss, we are seeing patients adamant about stalling the ageing process.”

Today’s expanding array of popular non-invasive treatments includes photo rejuvenation, laser treatments, and cosmeceutical skincare products. These “modern miracles” allow our experts to create highly individualised therapies for each patient. Another plus is that we can use non-invasive options to enhance surgical results and speed recovery.

2017 Aesthetic Trends for Millennials

With the Internet as their guide, research-loving millennials are learning more and more about the vast array of options available to them and jumping on the anti-ageing bandwagon.

  • 56% of members saw an increase in patients under 30 seeking injectables and/or cosmetic surgery.
  • 51% of members report that millennials are interested in preventative and maintenance measures to keep more invasive procedures at bay for as long as possible

Giving Millennials Exactly What They Want

“(Millennials) need to get back to their overscheduled lives quickly, without the tell-tale signs of having had anything done,” says the AAFPRS. “Whether it’s fillers plus neurotoxins to smooth wrinkles or energy-based treatments to lift sagging skin, today’s patients are all about multitasking and maintenance to slow down the hands of time.”

The top three minimally invasive anti-ageing facial procedures favoured by millennials are:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections
  • Dermal fillers
  • Chemical Peels

When it comes to surgical procedures, the top of the charts are:

Your Age Can Be Your Secret

Whatever your chronological age, we encourage you to talk to our team. Our experts can offer suggestions for aesthetic maintenance and repair, along with ideas for preventing facial ageing. If you’d like to know more about our extensive menu of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, please use our online enquiry form or call us.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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