13 Top Doctors Predict The Next Big Thing in Beauty

Innovations in the medical field are always exciting, but we're always itching for more. Here, some of the top leaders in the industry share what they believe—and hope—is next in beauty.

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Dr. Doris Day, dermatologist

"It will be using everything we know about a patient, down to their own DNA, to help offer each patient a truly personalized and unique treatment plan for rejuvenation and anti-aging so they can always look their best at every age—and live longer too!"


Dr. Eric Mariotti, plastic surgeon

"Fat grafting will continue to emerge as a reliable aging treatment.  As plastic surgeons understand and learn more about how to harvest and transplant it to other body areas, results will continue to improve.  I currently use it with great success in breast reconstruction. It has great potential in facial aging and body enhancement if done in a fashion that the transplanted fat  predictably lives in the long term and not just for weeks or a few months."


Dr. Irene Grafman, cosmetic dentist

"What I hope soon becomes the next big thing is Functional Dentistry. Similar to Functional Medicine, we can improve the health of the mouth and even overall health through natural ways and proper function. The result is still a beautiful smile but one that will continue to stay healthy for a lifetime."


Dr. Kenneth R. Francis, plastic surgeon

"Sarcastically, Brazilian Butt Lift reversal.  The Brazilian Butt Lift has taken off like a proverbial rocket with an ASAPS statistically reported 86% increase year over year from 2014 to 2015.  Eventually, the fad will fade and patients will want their buttocks reduced again, which at the present time we have no way of doing."


Dr. Sejal K. Shah, dermatologist 

"The next major trend in my field will be noninvasive and minimally invasive contouring/fat reducing and tightening procedures for both face and body."


Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh, cosmetic dentist 

"The next trend would be enamel infiltration instead of bondings or fillings. This new procedure corrects/eliminates white/weak spots on teeth. With no anesthetic and a few careful steps, we can now fix decalcification of enamel and small areas of decay."


Dr. Zachary Linhart, cosmetic dentist 

"Digital is the new trend in dentistry. In the future, all restorative dentistry, from crowns to veneers to dentures, will be done digitally."


Dr. Elie Levine, plastic surgeon

"Being more open about plastic surgery overall will be the next trend; surgery no longer being taboo. Aside from that, facial implants/Autologous fat grafting will pick up steam, especially to the buttocks."


Dr. Karyn Grossman, dermatologist 

"The reduction of sweat/odor for normal people via in-office procedures, vaginal rejuvenation, more skin tightening and preventative treatments as opposed to corrective treatments."


Dr. Laurence Rifkin, cosmetic dentist

"Combining three-dimensional x-rays and photographs in designing and fabricating cosmetic and functional dental restorations via virtual technology."


Dr. Linda L. Swanson, plastic surgeon

"The next major trend will be more uses for existing lasers....which won't really work. That is, more and more "non-invasive procedures" that will be only be temporary fixes. This makes for unhappy patients because they won't deliver the expected results.  Most of these have to be done more than once, causing patients to spend more and more."


Dr. Jeffrey B. Wise, facial plastic surgeon

"I’ve gotten many requests for super-natural nose jobs. People don’t want a “nose job-y” looking nose anymore, as they just want to make minor tweaks and changes. Patients want an un-operated looking rhinoplasty these days."


Dr. Goesel Anson, plastic surgeon

"Stem cell technology will be extremely important as objective, scientific study continues.  That progress has been slower than I expected years ago, but I’m still optimistic."

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    In a general sense, I think the most effective treatments - surgical and non-surgical - are those in which the root causes of the problem at hand are identified in as much detail as possible and then addressed as specifically as possible by the treatment. Thus, much of the current research in rejuvenation/beauty treatments is heading this way. The current work being done in fat grafting and looking at stem cells and adipose derived regenerative cells (ADRC's) for injection is a perfect example of this. We are starting to realize that brute force lifting and pulling of facial tissues, or buttocks, or breasts, or using man-made silicone implants in the face, the breasts, and other areas of the body to increase volume, may not be the most effective and long-lasting solutions. Additionally, advances in skin care products are delving into the cellular and sub-cellular causes of things like pigmentation problems, fine creases and wrinkles, and loss of skin tone, and I can see how issues like body odor would also come under this category too, as we begin to understand the causes of that on a cellular level. Thus, we are in an exciting time in our industry as the whole paradigm is changing to a more "microscopic" view of things, and I believe this will make our treatments more effective, less invasive, and much more natural.

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    The evolution of beauty is exciting to see. Looking forward to advancements in enamel infiltration and body odor reduction! How would we achieve the latter?

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