IT started with boob jobs and Botox. Now it seems there’s a cosmetic procedure to perfect every part of the body.
More women than ever are willing to pay sky-high sums to go for more extreme forms of nips and tucks. From toe-tucks to armpit Botox and even designer vaginas, there’s no limit to the imagination when it comes to quick fixes under the surgeon’s scalpel.
Latest figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reveal Britons are spending £1billion a year on cosmetic surgery.
According to the Private Clinic in Glasgow, the demand for new procedures surges at the beginning of the New Year.
Treatments that are big in January are often an indicator of trends to come over the rest of the year.
Based on this insider knowledge, the clinic have revealed the top cosmetic trends they predict will be big in 2015.
THE fastest growing treatment is undoubtedly the hair transplant.
More celebrities are admitting to having the procedure done and an increasing number of men are considering it.
The hair transplant will continue to be big in 2015.
There has also been a significant increase in the number of women booking in for eyebrow transplants.
Inspired by the bushier brows of the likes of Cara Delevingne, Keira Knightley andKate Middleton, more women with over-plucked or thin eyebrows have been in search of a permanent remedy.
And with the beard back in fashion, the number of beard transplants has also been rising over the last few months.
The Vampire Facelift
PRP Therapy, also known as the Vampire Facelift or Dracula Therapy, is a relatively new beauty treatment which uses the body’s own healing process to rejuvenate and restore the skin.
Made famous by Kim Kardashian, the treatment is ideal for reducing wrinkles and lines, tackling blemishes, improving scarring and promoting an even skin tone and texture. A small amount of blood (around 10-20ml) is taken from the patient in much the same manner as it would be for a blood test. It is put in a centrifuge and spun to separate platelets and plasma from red blood cells.
When injected into the skin, growth factors are released which stimulate surrounding cells to start the healing cascade.
This encourages the production of collagen and other cells to plump and add volume to the skin.
Back to Botox
BOTOX has been a popular treatment ever since it was first made fashionable a decade or so ago. Loved by celebrities, it has become the favourite age-defying treatment of millions of people, ironing out wrinkles in minutes.
An estimated 4000 Scots have monthly facial injections priced at around £250 a go.
Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin, a poison produced by a bacterium. It works by temporarily paralysing muscles and results last a few months.
Repeated injections make the effects last longer.
Botox injections are now the most popular treatment in Scottish private clinics and the trend will continue in to 2015.