Top 5 Non-Surgical Treatments 2017 to 2018 Predictions


Non-Surgical treatments and in-clinic cosmetic procedures are growing rapidly.  The figures from last year show they are becoming increasingly popular across a wide age range, and more men are increasingly jumping on the skin care and anti-wrinkles injectables wagon.  So why are non-surgical approaches becoming more common than they were just a few years ago?  What are the Top 5 Non-Surgical Treatment 2017 and beyond predictions?

In our Top 5 Non-Surgical Treatments 2017 to 2018 predictions, we think it’s because non-surgical treatments can now do so much, for so little downtime.

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Top 5 Non-Surgical Treatments 2017 to 2018 predictions: Taking Skin Rejuvenation to NEW levels 

  • Yes, technologies and products have come a long way lately – especially in the last few years.
  • And our Coco Ruby skin care and anti-ageing teams are abreast of the latest methods to help you get your skin looking its very best again.

Here’s what we have seen in 2017 so far, and what we think will change.

First, what are the reasons for the spike in growth in Non-Surgical Treatments in 2017?

The rise of the every-day selfie is one reason people care more about how they look these days. Let’s face it, cameras are on our phones and are phones come with us EVERYWHERE. Who can resist a sneaky selfie in the bathroom mirror when they think they’re looking good?

And then..the dreaded moment when we notice our parents face is staring back at us in the mirror – or that we now have crow’s feet, lip lines and marionette wrinkles forming?


Top 5 Reasons we have a Top 5 List for Non-Surgical Treatment popularity that includes injection treatments

  1. Social media and selfies – we see more of ourselves in photos than we ever have before.
  2. We want the REAL way of reducing wrinkles, lines and sun damage (not just via Photo editing programs like photoshop or Iphone and Samsung filters).
  3. Celebrity “Tell Alls” about cosmetic procedures (cosmetic treatments are not only NOT KEPT a secret anymore, they are something celebrities are constantly bragging about online!)
  4. New technologies and new methods of combining treatments as technology evolves in a science savvy beauty industry.
  5. We live in Australia, where the sun is harsh and ages us 10 years faster than it ages our northern hemisphere counterparts.

Dermal Fillers and Muscle Relaxers are also now being used in new and exciting ways in 2017.

Good injectors have advanced their strategies for using dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle solutions to help sculpt the face and reduce facial appearance concerns. And mostly without cosmetic facial surgery for many patients.

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Pricing is only a part of why Cosmetic Injections are popular (Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections)

Great cosmetic injection services are not cheap (and cheap injectors may be using non-approved products or watering down their anti-wrinkle solutions), but injections certainly are affordable to most of us. And – quite often – they are a very workable alternative to anti-ageing facial surgery, at least for several years.

So which Non-surgical Treatments were popular in 2016, and which ones do we think will continue to grow in 2017?

Our Top 5 Non-Surgical Treatments 2017 predictions

What were the most popular cosmetic treatments (non-surgical treatments) in 2016? You guessed it:

  • Anti-Ageing Injection Treatments were most popular (reducing lines and wrinkles)
  • Dermal Fillers came second (enhancing features or helping in the facial rejuvenation)
  • Lasers for Hair Removal, IPL and Chemical Peels (see statistics below)

Chins, lips, cheeks and temples were also key areas for augmentation

Facial sculpting by injections is now becoming increasingly possible.  “And whilst the best injectors give each person a natural look, without drastically changing their original face, a subtle enhancement can make the world of difference in appearance,” notes Maven, Melbourne’s skin care and cosmetic injecting blogger.

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The “liquid facelift” of cosmetic injections combines both methods to rejuvenate the face (anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to augment the facial features including chins, lips, cheeks and temples).

Fat Reduction also has new options:

  • Under Chin Injections
  • Cooling or heating fat reduction treatments.

The latest non-surgical treatments also includes new Fat Reduction treatments, such as chin fat reduction injections.

Read more about Under Chin Injections to reduce a double chin).


Our 2017 to 2018 Non-Surgical Treatment Predictions

We believe these same procedures will continue to expand in 2017 as people discover the benefits of reducing a double chin, and softening facial lines and wrinkles using muscle-relaxing, anti-wrinkle injections – as well as enhancing facial features and lips with dermal filler injections. As 2017 becomes 2018, here’s what we think will happen.

Combined treatments will rise in 2017 and become de rigueur for 2018

We also believe that the importance of combined approaches will become de rigueur for people wanting to look their best and stay young looking for longer. That means that people will actually opt for ‘healthy, glowing skin’ plan approaches rather than ad hoc facial treatments or once a year top ups.

The yearly approach to skin care might see you getting a Fraxel series in Winter, low level light therapy in summer, Collagen Induction treatments in Spring and Autumn, and dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections a few times each year.

Smart skin care shoppers will keep an eye on our monthly specials, also – saving money on treatments and products from the likes of Obagi, Medik8 and many other top cosmeceutical brands.

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2017 to 2018 will also see more thought given to anatomy and facial balance during injection treatments, using subtler injecting approaches and avoiding the ‘over filled cheek’ look

Let’s face it, we all see a lot of overfilled lips and cheeks out there.  There is “too much volume” being given by less experienced Clinicians (it’s also called Filler Fatigue).  But at Coco Ruby, we’ve always taken a conservative approach to get natural looking enhancements.

And we think that others in the industry will follow our lead to keep a natural looking outcome that never looks ‘over done.’ (If you’re an injector, email us and we’ll invite you to our quarterly industry events).

New treatment efficacy for Melasma and other forms of pigmentation and sun damage treatments will emerge by 2017 – 2019

You can’t turn back the clock or remedy extensive sun damage over decades, but there’s a LOT we can now do to rejuvenate the skin.

And the science that allows us to monitor changes at deeper layers of the skin will continue to lead to new methods and products to help skin look its best.

We also believe that the effectiveness of Dermamelan for treating MELASMA (as shown below) is going to become increasingly sought after by women who struggled for years to no avail.  YES, you heard it here first:  this treatment greatly reduces Melasma and leaves your skin looking fresh and bright.


Combination approaches to skin care will become more popular and people will look at YEARLY plans rather than ad hoc facial treatments.

These include: skin care resurfacing, at home care, in clinic treatments such as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT using a DermaPen), low level light treatments such as Healite II, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle cosmetic injecting strategies, which we believe will become more of a Beauty Sequence approach rather than an ad hoc approach.

With so much power in the newer lasers and skin care technologies and our top quality cosmetic injecting strategies, why would you go anywhere else but Coco Ruby for your anti-ageing or skin treatment needs?

We would love to help you get your skin looking and feeling it’s very best. We take a holistic option and we have a variety of lasers, light modalities and skin peels to offer clients of all skin types.  Whether it’s acne you’re wanting treated or a host of wrinkles, we can help.

  • Benefit from the latest in skin treatment technologies, injectable strategies and top-rated lasers and peels.
  • Get injections AND skin care treatments all under one roof (with a great location in Melbourne: Hawthorn East).
  • And meet or consult with our onsite Plastic Surgeons and Eyelid Surgeons if you need surgical  support to help you fully rejuvenate your skin, face, breasts or body.

Phone us on (03) 8849 1444 or send an enquiry form to schedule your skin assessment to see if you’re a suitable candidate for these procedures.

The USA Cosmetic Surgery statistics, which has 10 times our population, indicated the following for 2016 Non-Surgical Procedures: 

  • There were 4.6 million injections of anti-wrinkle solutions (muscle relaxant injections)
  • There were 2.5 million injections of dermal filler for facial or lip augmentation

Followed by Hair Removal (Laser), IPL and Skin Peels.

In terms of Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery, the overseas statisticians reported similar statistics to Australia. The top procedures were Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Eyelid Surgery and Breast Lift.




If you want to find out what combined procedures can do to your skin – and get onto a Beauty Sequence that will keep your skin looking fabulous all year round – phone our Dermal Clinicians and Cosmetic Injecting Teams today on (03) 8849 1444. Or send an enquiry form!

We would love to see you at our next FREE events  – so register for you and a friend and enjoy a lovely evening of learning about skin care, facials, injections and other cosmetic treatments including cosmetic surgery for facial rejuvenation or eyelid rejuvenation.

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