New survey highlights regenerative procedures and ‘prejuvenation’ as top trends

Insurance company Hamilton Fraser has revealed the results of its annual survey, which provides unique insights into current aesthetic industry practices and trends. 

Regenerative procedures such as polynucleotides and exosomes, 'prejuvenation' preventative treatments for younger patients, new applications for radiofrequency (RF) microneedling and weight loss injections were named as the top trends. However, injectables were still the most popular treatments offered, with botulinum toxin and dermal fillers topping the poll.

Mental health was also flagged as an important issue, with more than 85% saying they had turned patients away if they felt they were unsuitable for treatment, citing body dysmorphia and unrealistic expectations as the top reasons, and 91.5% saying they were routinely looking out for patients displaying any mental health problems.

Nurses made up the largest group of respondents (43.5%), and more than half (55.2%) worked alone. A high number of respondents (69.6%) said aesthetics was NOT their main source of income, with half of practitioners still working for the NHS. In terms of where they were practising, 34% owned their own aesthetic clinics, and 27.5% worked from a clinic within their home when providing aesthetic treatments.

Most people who answered the survey seemed happy in their careers and positive about their business prospects in 2024, with 87.9% saying they were “fairly optimistic” or “optimistic” about this and 81.2% said their motivations for joining the industry had been “completely” or “mostly” met. 

For more information on the survey’s findings, click here.