Preventative Cosmetic Procedures Trending Among Millennials And Gen Z

by Tanya June 07, 2022

The prevalence of social media and selfie culture has led to the acceptance of cosmetic procedures at much younger ages. Millennials pay special attention to their appearance.

Millennials love preventative cosmetic procedures like Baby Botox (lower doses of Botox), fillers, chemical peels, and fat-removal procedures such as Cool Sculpting.

To goal is to prolong their youthful appearance. They aren’t waiting until their 40s or 50s to start treating because then it’s already too late.

I’m not here to advise or encourage any procedures. This is purely an objective review of some of the trending cosmetic procedures amongst Millennials and Gen Z.

Rosacea laser treatment

One of the most effective cosmetic treatment for rosacea is laser treatment.  Laser treatment can help alleviate symptoms in even the most severe cases of rosacea.

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disorder that manifests itself in episodes and affects up to 10% of the adult population.

As it belongs to hypersensitivity disorders, those who suffer from it describe discomfort such as tingling and feeling hot, which are subjectively related to hypersensitivity.

Rosacea is difficult to treat but is very well controlled.

With the therapy, it is possible to bring the facial skin into a state of imperceptible redness.

It can be local, with substances such as azelaic acid, tretinoin, metronidazole, or ichthyol. Antibiotic or isotretinoin therapy has also been given successfully.

It is important to emphasize that this skin disease cannot be cured entirely, but without finding the right treatment for rosacea the problem becomes more prominent.

It is possible to keep it under control and alleviate its symptoms, i.e., remove redness, itching, tingling, dilated capillaries, and pimples so that the skin has a healthy appearance.

Preventative Botox or Baby Botox

Baby Botox is great for people who want to “dip their toes” into the world of cosmetic procedures.

Baby botox is the next generation of botox with natural and refreshing results. People in their late 2os and 30s choose this procedure to delay the formation of wrinkles.

Unlike previous generations seeking improvement, Millennials and Gen Z want movement and a more natural look. They do not want to look like they have had work done, so a “frozen” look is a no-no.

Baby botox is an advanced form of traditional botox, which will maintain natural expression.

People who perform this treatment as part of a preventative cosmetic surgery regimen could find themselves being able to delay the onset of deep wrinkles by as long as 7 to 10 years.

Treatment areas include horizontal forehead creases, wrinkles around the eyes and vertical lines between eyebrows.

Dermal fillers

If your concern is less about preventing wrinkles from forming and more about plumping up or filling in ones that have already taken shape, then dermal fillers be injected into the skin to restore volume, and enhance the face’s natural contours.

Facial skin begins to lose collagen and elastin in the mid-20s, so many people start using dermal fillers as soon as they notice the first pronounced wrinkles or feel the youthful glow of your skin under the burden of daily stress and fatigue. An earlier start of use can also mean more successful prevention of the appearance of premature signs of skin aging.

Filler can be an easy way to mimic natural plumping and shaping in a way that complements the face instead of dominating it. Fillers are temporary and last anywhere from six months to two years.


Invasive body surgery like liposuction, tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts, etc are things of the past. Millennials prefer non-invasive procedures like CoolSculpting offers toning benefits — sans the knife.

CoolSculpting destroys fat cells by freezing targeted fat deposits on the body (think: stomach, hips, thighs, chin, etc.) with an applicator applied to the skin.

Fat cells compromised by CoolSculpting become a waste product and then are processed by the lymphatic system and eliminated from the body permanently. These fat cells will not be regenerated by the body or transferred into another part of the body.

Laser treatment for sun spots and sun damage

Sun exposure has the worst impact on the skin. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen on your face every day – rain or sun, because UV rays are not related to the sun or hot weather.

Apart from removing the sun damage, laser treatment stimulates the regeneration of collagen, which helps prevent the skin from losing its natural elasticity over time.

The takeaway

While preventative care (think: daily sunscreen, a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and a good skincare routine) should continue to play a big role in our life, it’s okay to use some external help to enhance your youthful look.

Millennials have been coined the “wellness generation,” – we eat more healthily, exercising more, and smoking less.

An increase in Millennials seeking mild cosmetic procedures is part of a holistic approach to life and health. It’s not about vanity, but about wanting to look and feel the best we can.

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