"We are extremely pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards (http://www.AmericanHealthandBeauty.com/
As the Readers' Choice Awards reflect, the trend is continued movement away from surgical procedures to less invasive procedures. Veseleny predicts that this will continue to do so in the following years. "One of the strongest trends that we see is the move to continually less invasive aesthetic procedures. We have seen procedures that were once only available as surgery become minimally invasive and now become completely non-invasive."
The 2010 American Health and Beauty Readers' Choice Awards:
Best Procedure Overall: SmartLipo - The second year at the top of the list, SmartLipo (http://www.AmericanHealthandBeauty.com/
Best of Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedures: CoolSculpting by Zeltiq - A new Readers' Choice Awards category in 2010, several non-invasive fat reduction devices received FDA approval this year. The most popular has been CoolSculpting by Zeltiq (http://www.AmericanHealthandBeauty.com/
Best of Skin Tightening Devices: Thermage - While Skin Tightening inquiries were high, the most popular skin tightening device was Thermage. Used to treat sagging skin, wrinkles and discoloration, Thermage uses Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to stimulates growth of new collagen, therefore tightening and improving skin's texture and contours. The newest model, the Thermage CPT, has been heralded as the most comfortable - the CPT actually stands for Comfort Pulse Technology - thus taking the sting (literally, with cool bursts of air) out of the treatment.
Best of Fillers/Injectables:
Best of All Surgical Procedures: Tummy Tuck - While many minimally invasive and some non-invasive options were becoming available for aesthetic procedures, the Tummy Tuck remains the most popular surgical procedure. Due to its capability to produce dramatic results by removing a large amount of fat and loose skin, this surgical procedure was popular for mothers looking to lose post-baby bulge to patients who underwent Gastric Bypass surgery.
Best Cellulite Reduction Procedure: VelaShape - A combination of radiofrequency energy, infrared technology and tissue mobilization smooths out cellulite and provides circumferential reduction. The most recent model, the Velashape II, may be used all over the body but this procedure was most researched for the reduction of cellulite.
Best of Aesthetic Facial Procedures: Permanent Makeup - Also a new category to the Readers' Choice Awards this year, the most popular aesthetic facial procedure was Permanent Makeup. Similar to tattooing, permanent makeup may be added to eyebrows, as eyeliner, or as full lip coloring. An excellent option for those allergic to cosmetics, permanent makeup was a welcome surprise to the Top 5 Most Popular Procedures of 2010.
*The American Health & Beauty Reader’s Choice Awards are based on a running tally of all information accessed on www.americanhealthandbeauty.com from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. The awards are based on the number of page views for each particular procedure. The awards in no way reflect a judgment or declaration of one procedure or product being better than another, merely what visitors to the website searched for and/or read about. The awards are a representation of consumer interest regarding these particular procedures and/or products and are in no way an endorsement of American Health and Beauty, LLC. For more information regarding these procedures please contact your local physician or aesthetician.
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