New Year, New Trends: Popular Facial Treatments for the Spa in 2019

Written by Ruby William, freelance writer in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Chemical peels were the leading type of facial treatment throughout the country in 2017. According to statistics, 2.82 million Americans used facials four times or more within six months in 2018.
Thanks to non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, lasers, peels, and hydradermabrasion are becoming more popular than ever. As people are becoming more welcoming to the cosmetic industry, both men and women are considering undergoing the same procedure they were hesitant to try just a few years ago.
Researchers estimate that the medical spa industry will almost double in size, reaching $6 billion by 2022. With this new insight, what treatments should professionals add to their service menus to reap the biggest returns on investments?
Looking at the consumer trends in 2017 reveals a glimpse as to what the top revenue-generative types of facial treatments in 2019 will be.

CHEMICAL PEELS
The FDA has approved chemicals peels to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. There was a 15.9 percent increase of chemical peels performed within the United States in 2017, amounting to 118,523. Data shows that this number will continue to grow throughout 2019.

HYDRADERMABRASION
The percentage of microdermabrasion procedures performed in the United States has dropped more than eight percent since 1997. A new and improved version of microdermabrasion called hydradermabrasion has emerged that works similar to the traditional form of microdermabrasion but, instead, uses hydrating serum to further excrete dead skin cells.
Even though the percentage of microdermabrasion facials performed in the United States has fallen by eight percent, since news of this new form of dermabrasion has spread, percentages are expected to increase in 2019.

PHOTOREJUVENATION (IPL)
Photorejuvenation is a skin treatment that utilizes lasers, photodynamic therapy or intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat certain skin conditions. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin textures.
This treatment emits a light that heats up the collagen underneath the skin to stimulate the body’s collagen production. This new collagen helps fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. IPL also helps reduce discoloration and flushing of the skin.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, photorejuvenation was ranked the 6th most popular nonsurgical treatments in 2017 and increased 34.3 percent since 2012. Considering this treatment had a very good year in 2017, data indicates that photorejuvenation facials will be popular in 2019, as well.

NON-SURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING
Non-surgical skin tightening has been clinically proven to tighten and smooth skin on the face and neck. This type of procedure works by heating deep layers of the skin to stimulate the collagen and elastin production to gradually improve the skin tone and complexion.
There are plenty of skin tightening procedures that have been approved by the FDA to improve and tighten the surface of the skin.
Non-surgical skin tightening procedures have become popular recently and data shows how procedures performed rose almost 65 percent since 2012. Research also suggests that the percentage will only increase throughout 2019.

FRACTIONAL RESURFACING
Ablative fractional resurfacing is a laser treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and skin discoloration. It is predominately used to correct deep wrinkles, but it is also beneficial for reducing the appearance of sun and age spots, as well.
This treatment works by delivering short, concentrated, pulsating beams of light to the top layers of the skin. The percentage of fractional resurfacing performed has had a huge jump since 2012, amounting to an almost 420 percent increase. Data trends suggest that the percentage will only increase this year.

Throughout 2017, these previously mentioned types of facials have been readily sought-after. Clients claim that treatments like chemical peels, hydradermabrasion, and fractional resurfacing have had promising results and statistics show that these treatments will guarantee an impressive return on investment.

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