Women who have just giving birth are more and more using laser treatment as a means to get rid of stretch marks. Cosmetic surgery clinics are reporting that they are giving the treatment 33% more than just 3 months ago.
While many of of the laser surgeries are being done because of rapid weight gain and loss due to pregnancy, there are also other women who are getting these procedures due to weight gain and loss earlier in life. Also, there has been an increase in the number of men seeking procedures, although nowhere near as large an increase as with women.
One such clinic that just opened in May is amazed at how many people are wanting the laser surgery treatment. This clinic, called the Harley Medical Group, says they are getting over 400 people calling in to inquire about this procedure every week. Director Liz Dale talked about how easy this procedure is, which may have something to do with its’ increasing popularity. Another factor that could be making laser surgery more popular is the massive exposure that it is getting in the media. Clinics have also stepped-up advertising for these procedures as they continue to gain in popularity. The only recovery issue is a slight redness for a few days. She also said that 75% of females getting the laser procedure are doing so post-pregnancy for rapid weight-loss stretch marks.
Older women are also increasingly asking for laser surgery in record numbers. Other procedures that seem to be gaining in popularity are laser hair removal and non-surgical skin treatments. They have seen a similar rise in inquiries from women 50 and over.
Liz Dale did go on to say that surgeries are still a lot more popular than laser treatments, but that that could change someday.
The surgeries that are most popular have not changed in years; the most popular in order are: breast jobs, nose jobs, liposuction followed by stomach tucks. For males the order is: nose jobs followed by liposuction. As more and more celebrites bring the different cosmetic procedures into the public eye, the gains in popularity should continue far into the future.