Top Cosmetic Trends For 2012

Which injectables are in demand? Are fewer people seeking surgery thanks to a weak economy? Will you have to battle your beau for space at the plastic surgeon's office? These topics and more are creating buzz in the aesthetic treatment arena. Here's what we're hearing:

Injectables and fillers are hot
Here at NewBeauty, we keep you informed on the latest news on injectables and fillers, and if you've been reading, you know that several new options have landed in your doctor's office or have received FDA approval for expanded use. We're talking: The approval of the botulinum toxin injectable Xeomin, Restylane approval for lips, Belotero for wrinkles and more. With more weapons to fight aging at your doctor's disposal, you can bet we'll hear more about the effects and success stories as the year progresses.

Bro-tox is in demand
More guys are getting hooked on Botox injections to smooth away their facial wrinkles, reports ABC's Good Morning America. In fact, it was a hot gift item over the holidays. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 300,000 men got Botox in 2011, a 10 percent increase from the year before. Laser hair removal, eyelid surgery, filler injections, nose jobs and facelifts are also popular among men in recent years.

Turning up the volume on warnings
While the economy is still floundering, we're starting to see group coupon "deals" on aesthetic treatments and other advertisements for reduced-rate procedures...even surgery. But with all of the botched procedure horror stories and questionable products, you'll be hearing a lot more from those who are warning you to read deals carefully and research your doctor diligently. Seek out a board-certified physician who specializes in the procedure you're interested in. A good place to start is with our Expert Finder Here.


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