What’s Trending in Body Rejuvenation?

Suneel Chilukuri, MD, presented top trending topics in body rejuvenation at SBS 2023.

At the 2023 South Beach Symposium meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, Suneel Chilukuri, MD, FAAD, FACMS, founder and director of Refresh Dermatology in Houston, Texas, presented trending and not trending topics among patients seeking body rejuvenation procedures. Chilukuri presented the topics on behalf of Patrick Bitter, MD, founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, who was unable to present his session at the time. Bitter's trending topics are based on trends he sees in his practice and patients.


1. Natural lips

Patients want to keep the integrity of their lips. Chilukuri suggested that hyaluronic acid fillers are the key to achieving natural lips.

2. Natural results with neuromodulators

DaxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm (DAXXIFY) has been on the market since early December 2022 and has proven to work quickly in patients with TMJ and hyperhidrosis. While DAXXIFY has only been available for a few months, long-term data will eventually show how long DAXXIFY lasts.

3. Skin rejuvenation of the face for smoother skin

BroadBand Light, HERO (BBL HERO) is impressive phototherapy that improves pigment, redness, and overall skin quality.

4. More treatments for men

Women are not the only patients seeking body rejuvenation. Men also seek out procedures that are one-and-done that improve texture and have minimal down time.

Not trending:

1. Russian lips/trout lips

There is an increasing amount of people in the industry wanting to perform lip enhancements without proper training. For the best results, the anatomy of the lips needs to be respected to see good results 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years later.

2. Frozen faces

Chilukuri referenced a quote from Nicole Kidman: “I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again.” There are safe and effective ways to use onabotulinumtoxinA without distorting a patient’s face.

3. Extensive down time and complications

Patients are less interested in procedures with lengthy down times and complications. More and more patients are in search of procedures with minimal pain and noticeable results.

4. Hyperpigmentation in skin of color

Clinicians using phototherapy and IPL devices need to be cautious of treatment levels depending on Fitzpatrick skin types. It is unfortunately all-too common to see permanent hyperpigmentation in skin of color patients from poorly performed procedures.


  1. Bitter P, Chilukuri S. What’s trending. Presented at the 2023 South Beach Symposium Meeting; February 9-12, 2023; Miami Beach, FL.
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