According to AAFPRS
, look for microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP), microblading and micro and baby Botox to gain momentum this year.
Microneedling is picking up momentum because it is non-invasive and it delivers results, according to AAFPRS. Facial plastic surgeons are using microneedling for treating acne scars, aging skin and pigmentation.
Complexion-reviving peels have been around for decades, but remain a gold standard for facial rejuvenation, often preferred by some AAFPRS members over resurfacing lasers.
Also, TCA peels are a perennial favorite for retexturizing and wrinkle reduction, noted AAFPRS.
In fact, 13% of AAFPRS members surveyed identified increased photo sharing and patients' dissatisfaction with their own image on social media sites as a rising trend in practice.
AAFPRS members surveyed also noted a 10% increase in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012, as well as a 7% increase in hair transplants and a 6% increase in eyelid surgery.
The AAFPRS survey found that 39% of members surveyed stated there is a rise in the demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures to delay facial surgery.
The results were released at the AAFPRS Rejuvenation of the Aging Face Meeting held in January.
According to AAFPRS, the most common non-surgical procedures last year were Botox and hyaluronic acid injections.