Heading into college has students heading into the cosmetic surgery clinics to undergo non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Some procedures include chemical peels, body sculpting, nose jobs, fillers, and hair reductions.
The National Skin Centre has witnessed a 300 percent increase of non-surgical procedures amongst college students. "The number of teenagers who go for aesthetic procedure is on the rise. More and more teenagers are subjecting themselves to non-surgical aesthetic procedures in order to belong and look more acceptable to their friends and the people around them," said Navin Taneja, director of the National Skin Centre in Singapore.
"For youngsters, the first impression is the most important. A perfect look helps them in boosting their confidence. After school, they feel a sense of freedom which is a driving factor for them to try different things," said Swati Srivastava of beauty and wellness chain VLCC, in Mumbai.
According to a blog posted in eduinreview.com, Amber, a junior at the University of Central Florida states, “My breast reduction was the best decision I ever made, it gave me the confidence to feel beautiful, especially in a bathing suit, along with the ability to exercise comfortably.”
In the matter that, 18-year-old Ankit Khanna had rhinoplasty before he joined the University of Delhi to pursue his degree.
"I was always very conscious about the shape of my nose, and when you enter college life, you come face to face with many aspects of college life; you see so many good-looking guys around... so you also feel the need to be perfect. So I got the rhinoplasty done, and I am very happy with the results," he said.
The cost of these cosmetic procedures can range anywhere from $1, 000 to $50,000 for complicated procedures. However, something like laser hair removal, which can be an advantage for college girls splurging on waxing almost every other week, may be spaced 4-6 weeks apart depending on the area treated.
Nevertheless, nobody seems to mind the rates. "These treatments are here to stay for long. These treatments do not have any major side effect; one needs to be cautious about the doctor from whom they get the treatment done. It is also recommended to stay away from sun in the initial days," said Srivastava.
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