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Plastic surgery was once the domain of older Americans alone, but times are changing. Seventy-two percent of 110 noninvasive cosmetic procedure providers in a 2018 survey noted a sharp increase in patients under 30. That was a 58% increase since 2013 in that age group.

The average number of procedures has doubled since 2013, and ⅔ of the increase is Botox and dermal fillers.

Below is more information on some of the trending preventative procedures in 2021.

Botox And Dermal Fillers

Many cosmetic surgeons report that San Antonio Botox and dermal fillers such as Dysport and Jeuveau earlier in life can slow down aging and wrinkles before the start. Surgeons note that some patients start using injectables in their mid-20s and 30s to resolve mild wrinkling issues.

This is a wise move instead of waiting for decades and needing to do more serious work, including injectables, facelift, brow lift, neck lift, and more.

With advancements in fillers and neurotoxins, making them last longer and offering more flexibility in the skin, you can achieve natural results at an earlier age without using many products.

Surgeons note that it’s best to start injections younger with less material, as less maintenance will be needed over the years.

Also, there is word that a new Botox is on the horizon, which some refer to as Botox 2.0. This product requires fewer injections that last longer, so it could be a good choice for people interested in preventative facial treatments.

Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening

Minimally invasive skin tightening is a leading preventative plastic surgery treatment that produces a smoother, younger face without surgery. As life expectancy increases worldwide, more patients want these non-surgical, preventative treatments in their 20s and 30s.

Skin tightening uses ultrasound to trigger collagen production deep in the skin, making the facial skin tighten to reduce loose, sagging skin. This is a growing procedure because it produces dramatic results and can avoid invasive procedures later in life.

Natural Botox Alternatives

Another trend is towards pared-down Botox alternatives in 2021. Botox and other muscle-relaxing injections are produced with proteins to make them stable.

New technology eliminates the additives to isolate the active molecules. Recent clinical studies show that the surrounding proteins may be unneeded. That’s why other products are hitting the market, such as Xeomin. This gives you the option for Botox effects without the proteins that can cause complications in some patients.

Microneedling with Radiofrequency

Patients who want to achieve a younger, fresher-looking face without a facelift can use microneedling with radiofrequency. When these two processes are combined and used in a preventative way, the results on the face can be rejuvenating.

Microneedling with radiofrequency is a minimally invasive facial treatment that will eliminate scarring, wrinkles, and drooping skin. The addition of radiofrequency energy to this procedure stimulates your face’s natural collagen production. The result is firmer, glowing skin.


This process smooths and evens your skin surface. It can also eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage during this procedure. However, this procedure must be done as early as possible.

When people in their 30s have dermabrasion, the results can be impressive because the signs of aging were only beginning.

Mini Facelift

The mini facelift is becoming a popular preventive cosmetic procedure for patients in their 30s who are just beginning to show signs of aging. These signs include slight skin sagging or losing skin elasticity. If this procedure is done early enough, it can prevent more severe skin sagging on the neck and face.

If you wait too long, you’ll probably need a complete San Antonio facelift, San Antonio eyelid lift, and San Antonio neck lift.

Lip Augmentation

Some surgeons report that lip augmentation is always in to bring more fullness to the lips. The anatomy of the lips and mouth is complex, and the lips have several parts that require careful work if the result is to be the best.

Skilled surgeons can create a customized lip augmentation that uses several fillers, including Botox, to create the ideal lips that can go perfectly with the other preventative measures you’re doing on your face.

Laser Treatments

If your surgeon uses laser treatment when age spots or sun damage first appear, it can prevent the damage from getting worse over time. For many patients, laser treatments can stimulate collagen, which keeps the skin from losing elasticity over the years.

Request A Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Interested in a San Antonio cosmetic procedure? Dr. Scott J Farber or Dr. Amita Shah of Hill Country Plastic Surgery can help. They will consult with you for your San Antonio cosmetic procedure today. They’ll go over the options, goals, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for one of the procedures described above.


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