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To achieve this look, a             because they usually result       long-lasting impact of forest    FACTS & STATS
non-surgical procedure like         in less pain, less scarring, and  bathing on the immune sys-
Ultherapy, which uses ultra-        a quick recovery but make         tem, and many international      WHILE NO OFFICIAL
sound energy to tighten jowls       a difference in the patient’s     spas are adding forest-ba-       STATISTICS ARE HELD
as well as lift cheeks and          self-confidence.                  thing programs to their me-      REGARDING THE SOUTH
brow, is worth a try. Another                                         nus; which include mud and       AFRICAN COSMETIC
procedure, Thermage, uses           GENERAL WELLNESS                  sand bathing.                    INDUSTRY, THE NUMBERS
radio frequency energy for                                                                             THAT CONTINUE TO COME
similar results.                    Workplace Wellness - It is        Wellness-focused Travel -        OUT OF THE USA ARE VERY
                                    safe to say wellness is not a     Expect an annual growth          INTERESTING, AND THE
Non-surgical facial slimming        fad, nor is it going anywhere     in awareness of wellness         TRENDS ARE QUITE SIMILAR
- Another super popular             anytime soon. Rather, it is       travel with consumers and        TO THOSE IN SA.
non-surgical procedure for          encroaching into all facets of    the tourism and hospitality
achieving a V-shaped face           life. Wellness in the workpla-    industries. This type of travel  Since 2007, close to 12 million
is Botulinum Toxin injection,       ce has been on the radar for      will command premium prices      cosmetic procedures (both
which offers a quick and            several years, but it is now on   and will include healthy         surgical and non-surgical) are
painless option for a more          the brink of explosion. Not       cuisine, fitness facilities and  performed each year in the
streamlined chin. Overly            only will it become a common      classes, alternative medicine    USA. On average, 20% of these
enlarged chewing muscles            practice in the corporate         and spiritual healing. Spa       are surgical, while 80% are non-
at the angle of the jaw are         world, but also in the labour     treatments will play a massive   surgical. This is according to the
a common cause of a wide            industries as well. Because       role.                            American Society for Aesthetic
squarish jaw line. By reducing      certain chronic diseases, such                                     Plastic Surgery.
these bulky muscles, the            as pain and musculoskele-         Halotherapy - Also known
botulinum toxin injection can       tal conditions, might hit the     as dry salt therapy, health      Most popular surgical
deliver jaw-dropping facial         labour-force the hardest, 2016    benefits include significant     procedures for women is
slimming results without the        will bring a wave of workplace    respiratory and skin benefits.   liposuction followed by breast
knife, and allows one to carry      wellness programmes.              Spas and wellness centres, as    augmentation - Most popular
on with normal day-to-day                                             well as health care providers,   non-surgical procedure for
activities.                         Multi-tasking with Mul-           will be incorporating salt the-  women is Botox.
                                    ti-masking - Multi-masking        rapy into their offerings.
Botulinum toxin or Botox -          is exactly what it sounds                                          Most popular surgical procedure
This will continue to be the        like: using multiple masks        Demanding Natural - Growing      for men is liposuction followed
most popular procedure used         at the same time to address       in trend is the importance of    by eyelid surgery - Most
to treat wrinkles in the upper      concerns for different areas of   skin care products that are      popular non-surgical procedure
face such as frown lines and        the face and neck. Not new to     all natural. With the growing    for men is Botox followed by
crow’s feet as well as for brow     most skin care professionals,     awareness and demand of          laser hair removal.
and eye lift. For the lower         but a growing trend amongst       natural ingredients by consu-
face, fillers are highly effective  consumers.                        mers, brands are reacting, and   The newest drug on the market,
in treating such signs of age-                                        companies have relooked at       Kybella, is designed to erase a
ing as deep lines around the        Forest bathing - This is a        their products and have ad-      patient's double chin.
mouth and nose, lost volume         Japanese concept in which a       ded an even higher proportion
and thinning lips.                  person quietly walks through      of natural ingredients.
                                    a forest with their mind intent
These minimally invasive or         only on the sounds, colours       (Reference: www.skininc.com
non-invasive alternatives will      and feel of their surroundings.   www.thenewyorktimes.com
remain a major trend in 2016        Medical evidence shows a          www.cosmeticsurgery.com)

  When will we ever be
happy with our bodies?

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