Americans Spent $12 Billion on Anti-Aging Procedures in 2013; Skinspirations Advises on Safer Cosmetic Non-Surgical Procedures

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With the industry of cosmetic procedures going forward at full speed, Americans are seeking faster, safer treatments to give their skin a lift. Skinspirations speaks on the best and quickest non-surgical procedures to employ for anti-aging.

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A combination of skincare products, services and devices—such as lasers and fillers—leads to effective treatment for the patient, and often results in no downtime.

In 2013, Americans had more than 11 million cosmetic procedures performed, and spent nearly $12 billion on skin rejuvenation. However, reports show that non-surgical procedures are picking up in popularity, for reasons related to affordability and shorter table time. (1) Skinspirations, a center for cosmetic enhancement that is devoted to non-surgical aesthetics, spoke on the ULTIMATE SKINCARE & BEAUTE REPORT weblog on the simplicity of non-surgical procedures as compared to surgical.

Over the past decade, surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, nose reshaping and eyelid surgery have been popular among Americans. However, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are rising in popularity, due in particular to decreased recovery time. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that Americans spent nearly $5 billion on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures just last year. (2)

“Americans are starting to understand that many of their requested skincare procedures do not require surgery,” commented Dr. Cynthia Elliott of Skinspirations. “A combination of skincare products, services and devices—such as lasers and fillers—leads to effective treatment for the patient, and often results in no downtime.”

Nonsurgical procedures can include the use of lasers, which can treat brown spots or broken capillaries. Dr. Elliott maintains that chemical peels can also be used for brown spots, in conjunction with dermal fillers to help fill in the lines. Elliott says that these procedures can often take at least 5 years off of the appearance of one’s skin—and in just one session. She points out that giving the client a more even skin tone is the crux of anti-aging treatments.

These procedures are also rather simple to administer. For example, dermal fillers require nothing more than injections, which are commonly referred to as a “lunchtime procedure.” Dermal fillers typically take no longer than an hour, and clients can see results immediately, while experiencing only minimal swelling.

Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. Dermal fillers can also be used to plump up thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

The Skinspirations staff has had extensive training in aesthetics across the board, including in the use of Botox, injectable fillers, laser treatments, and injection lipolysis.

Elliott says that patients can do certain actions to prep the face or skin before non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as:

●Stopping all aspirin and anti-inflammatories is ideal; and

●For laser procedures, exfoliating during the week before is good—Elliott would rather work on the freshest skin at the surface, eliminating the need to penetrate dead skin in order to get the desired effect.

The time frame for expected results:

●Dermal fillers—near instant results.

●Laser treatments—depending on any redness or peeling, the timeframe is usually just one week.

There are many anti-aging cosmetic treatments available today that do not require surgery and are safe, and per Dr. Elliott, choosing which particular treatment to get is dependent upon the patient’s goals, the condition that their skin is in, and how much downtime they need or can have, according to their lifestyle.

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About Dr. Cynthia Elliott and Skinspirations:

Cynthia Elliott, M.D., is the board-certified owner of Skinspirations, located in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Elliott obtained her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and then completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver General Hospital and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has been on staff at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, University Community Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, and has served on the faculty of the USF School of Medicine. Dr. Elliott currently serves as an expert witness in Cosmetic Medicine for the Florida Board of Medicine. Her company, ExpertEsthetics, provides online video training in advanced injection techniques, as well as hands-on technique training for other practitioners. Dr. Elliott is also a national and international trainer for Cutera Lasers, training other physicians in the use of aesthetic lasers with skin of all colors. Skinspirations specializes exclusively in rejuvenation, enhancement and anti-aging treatments for the face and body. With her staff of aesthetic experts, you know you’ll get the best results obtainable. Dr. Elliott has been in practice for over 20 years, and has the experience and reputation to have been chosen by the makers of Botox® Cosmetic and Juvéderm to train other physicians and practitioners in her techniques. For more information, visit

1.“Skin Care Taken to the Extreme.” Sarasota News. ABC7: WWSB My Suncoast, 01 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014.

2.Castellon, Mauricio. “Sluggish Economy Doesn’t Slow Cosmetic Procedures.” Florida Today. N.p., 17 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014.

3.“[WATCH NOW] Take Off 10 Years with Non-Surgical Cosmetic Medicine with Dr. Cynthia Elliott | Ultimate Skincare & Beaute Report.” Ultimate Skincare & Beaute Report. Beaute Report, 05 July 2014. Web. 23 July 2014.

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