Top Five Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures of 2017

July 20, 2018

According to a recent study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were more than 17 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2017 alone. While this number is staggering, you might be surprised to learn that more than 15 million of those procedures were non-surgical cosmetic procedures. These types of procedures are likely more popular because they tend to cost less than traditional surgical procedures, and they usually involve less recovery time. Check out the top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2017 and then contact Boulder Valley Plastic Surgery to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Swail today.

Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Laser Hair Removal

Gone are the days of relying on a razor and shaving cream or waxing services to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is the modern-day solution for those individuals who want a safe, pain-free, effective means of removing hair from their underarms, legs, and other areas of their body. With more than one million procedures completed in 2017, there is little doubt that Americans enjoy the benefits offered by laser hair removal.


In a previous post, we answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Botox®. This revolutionary, non-cosmetic procedure changed the face of the beauty world when it was discovered in 1987, and its popularity continues to rise. In fact, more than seven million Botox procedures were performed in 2017, up two percent from 2016. Botox procedures take only a matter of minutes with little to no recovery time, allowing individuals a temporary solution for the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


In their search for skin that looks more youthful and healthy, roughly 740,000 Americans received microdermabrasion treatments in 2017. This non-invasive, non-chemical cosmetic procedure uses abrasive crystals to gently buff away dead skin cells and impurities on the outer layer of skin. As a result of this high-tech exfoliation method, individuals enjoy fewer fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and acne scarring. Additionally, microdermabrasion can help even out skin pigmentation concerns that have developed over time.

Soft Tissue Fillers

Due to the natural aging process of our facial tissues and the muscles beneath them, many individuals develop smile lines around their mouth and crow’s feet around their eyes. Our facial tissues tend to lose their elasticity and volume as we get older, further contributing to an aging complexion. Soft tissue fillers are injectable cosmetics that can enhance shallow facial contours, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkle, and scars, and they can even be used to add volume to thin lips. Given the versatility of these non-surgical cosmetic procedures, it is not surprising that more than two million people received them in 2017.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels were another one of the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures of 2017 with more than a million procedures performed on patients. Although they may be used to improve the complexion of your hands and neck, this procedure is more commonly performed on the face as it uses chemical exfoliation to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, and scars. Depending on the patient’s aesthetic concerns, a light, medium, or deep chemical peel may be performed. Likewise, there are a variety of solutions used depending on the patient’s needs, including glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and other similar chemicals.

Boulder Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Would you like to experience the benefits of a younger looking complexion without the pain and expense of traditional plastic surgery? If so, then non-surgical treatments like Botox®, laser hair removal, soft tissue fillers, and chemical peels may be right for you. You can schedule these procedures, along with a wide variety of other skin spa services right here at Boulder Valley Plastic Surgery. Call us at 303-449-6666 today to speak with a member of our team or schedule your free consultation online now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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