To say that the beauty industry has gone through some massive changes over the last decade would be a monumental understatement. The industry has changed its form quite a bit and cosmetic centers like Manhattan’s MiracleFace MedSpa are the sculptor behind it. When we say “change”, we mean for the better, as cosmetic treatments become more and more accessible every year.
Cosmetic treatments are no longer only for celebrities, as the safety and availability of medical cosmetics have grown significantly over the past few years. The costs have dropped for certain procedures, for example CoolSculpting, where each session can cost $700 to $3000. So what is it exactly that is changing and how does it affect the average person who gets these treatments done?
It’s no secret that the cosmetic treatments and the beauty industry as a whole, while very popular and affluent, have not had the most positive reputation over the years. Not because of anything specific or any unfortunate event. But rather because of the social stigma that is still alive to this day in regards to cosmetic treatments.
People for the longest time have believed that cosmetic treatments are for the 1%, as they are the only ones who can afford them. They also believed that treatments exist for no other reason than to help models and actors get ready for their photoshoot.
This just isn’t the case anymore. There’s a generally more positive outlook on cosmetic treatments. People are now more comfortable getting treated without having to worry about people thinking any less of them for doing so. As they shouldn’t as cosmetic treatments are there to make people feel more like themselves and reach the beauty standards they deem are necessary.
You’ll find tons of magazines and media outlets reporting positively on the newest cosmetic treatments and beauty trends, as people grow more comfortable with the notion of having a solution for any problems they have with their appearance.
We are very lucky to live in an age of advanced medical technology and practices, to the point where every new development in the medical sphere helps countless people all over the world. Cosmetic enhancements do not fall behind on these advancements.
Modern cosmetic practitioners are working with some of the most advanced medical technology which is being developed and improved constantly. With these improvements in both the technology and methodology behind cosmetic enhancement treatments, we’re also seeing improved safety standards.
This is very important in the beauty industry. As important as it is to look your absolute best and be confident in your appearance, it is not worth putting your health on the line. But this is not the case anymore. With improved medical practices, the chances of anything going wrong are very slim. Add to that the fact that side effects for many cosmetic procedures are very minor and occur rarely and you have safety standards the likes of which we have never seen in the past.
From facial enhancements to body contouring, and fat trimming: cosmetic treatments are very safe and if performed by an experienced practitioner, rarely result in side effects or uncomfortable sensations.
As the demand for cosmetic enhancements grows across the country, you will find more practitioners are currently working than ever before. Look in your local area (if you live in an urban area) and you are sure to find many licensed practitioners. With the greater number of practitioners and cosmetic centers operating across the country, patients are presented with an assortment of benefits.
First and most obvious one is choice. If there is a practitioner that does not provide the kind of treatment you are looking for or their pricing models may not match your budget, there is always another one to pick from. While you won’t really call cosmetic treatments a “buyer’s market”, it still very much favors the patients and their ability to choose.
Another advantage of more practitioners is that there are shorter lines or queues for you to wait for. Cosmetic clinics can get quite busy, especially with the rising demand for cosmetic enhancements. By having a greater number of clinics to choose from, you don’t have to worry about waiting in lines to get treated.
With more practitioners, there are also more competitive prices. No one is going to call cosmetic enhancements a cheap service, but the prices have become far more accessible than they were a few years ago. You are sure to find a clinic whose pricing model suits your budget. All it takes is a bit of research. Ask your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors if they happen to know anything about a qualified and experienced practitioner who provides services that are within your budget.
With more practitioners, there’s also the advantage of having more treatments. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all mentality in the beauty industry. Everyone’s body is different and reacts to cosmetic treatments in its own special way. What may be a safe procedure for you may result in an allergic reaction for someone else.
This is where variation in the kind of treatments and compounds that are available becomes a huge advantage. You don’t wish to have scars remaining from a fat reduction treatment like liposuction? Then try Kybella, which injects a compound that burns through the fat instead. Does your body not accept the Kybella compound and there’s a chance of an allergic reaction? Get treated with Coolsculpting, which freezes the fat, without any injections or incisions.
You have the choice and you can decide on what you want to be treated with and the kind of results you wish to see. This gives patients far greater agency and allows them to tailor their cosmetic enhancements to fit their needs, as opposed to risking painful side effects or allergic reactions. Greater variety is almost always a plus and nowhere is this more apparent than in the wide assortment of cosmetic treatments.