A surge in screen time has left Philadelphians lining up to get the latest cosmetic services. Here are five treatments trending across the 215.
“Often the option that the discerning patient will select is the deep plane ponytail lift , which will address her neck, jowls and restore her cheek profile while keeping the scars minimal enough not to be visible when she is out running or at yoga with her hair pulled back in a ponytail.” Dr. R. Brannon Claytor, Claytor Noone Plastic Surgery, cnplasticsurgery.com
“We’ve seen a big surge in patients wanting minimally invasive body contouring because you can get significant results without any major downtime, anesthesia, pain or hospital visits. Microsuction, our gentle, water-based mini liposuction procedure, combined with BodyTite, a controlled heat and radio frequency device to tighten tissues and skin, are most popular.” Dr. Louis P. Bucky, Bucky Body Center, buckybodycenter.com
“The biggest trend I am seeing is a huge resurgence in both minimally invasive and surgical rejuvenation of the face. The reasons for this appear threefold: First, patients are wearing masks and eye protection and can camouflage bruising and swelling; second, some have more expendable income because of the COVID-19- related limitations on lifestyle; and, finally, patients want to feel good about themselves again.” Dr. Ivona Percec, Penn Medicine, pennmedicine.org
“Being an oculoplastic surgeon, I always go back to the eyes. Especially now, it’s the feature that everyone sees since the rest of our face is covered by masks. For people who are not ready for surgery, a ‘Botox brow lift ’ helps to open one’s eyes and also prevents brow droop from occurring with age.” Dr. John Lee, Lux Skin Lasers, drjohnleesurgery.com
“Since everyone is on Zoom meetings or FaceTime calls, they are looking at up-close images of their smiles all day long. The virtual consults are very 2020 as well. People send me a couple images of their face and smile; then I record a consultation about what I would recommend and describe the process.” Dr. Lindsey Marshall, Lindsey F. Marshall, DMD, lindsaymarshall.com
Photography by: George Rinhart/Getty Images; courtesy of Lindsey Marshall; courtesy of Dr. John Lee; courtesy of Penn Medicine; courtesy of Dr. Louis P. Bucky; Lafayette Studios