Trends That Will Transform Beauty In 2018
2017 was a revolutionary year for beauty. The power of social media saw Glossier, Kylie Jenner and Pat McGrath Labs build its brand via the digital evolution. Skillful collaborations between Nars x Man Ray, Gigi Hadid x Maybelline – demonstrated that, in the name of beauty, two minds are greater than one. A handful of incredible new technologies have popularised non-invasive skin procedures, or advanced aesthetics – mostly hailing from South Korea – and saw legions of fans skyrocketed in the past year. 2018 has a lot to live up to and we'd outlined the key global trends set to transform the new year's regime in advanced aesthetics.
NON-SURGICAL FAT REDUCTION
Many cosmetic surgery patients have large concerns over areas of unwanted, diet- and exercise-
resistant fat that comes in the likeness of a stubborn stomach “pooch” - whether it's the areas of fatafter a pregnancy, around the thighs, or a bump along the flanks and back – localised fat can be a headache to eliminate permanently. While liposuction has been one of the most popular and top performed cosmetic procedures for many years, with good reason, minimally invasive alternatives or advanced aesthetics have been gaining popularity in recent years as an alternative to liposuction. While surgery may cause soreness and pain, this alternative body contouring treatment typically do not need an incision or anesthesia, and often times come with less downtime.
Used to destroy fat cells by freezing, this non-invasive treatment is a popular alternative to liposuction and are used to remove and contour the areas of body fat under the skin. The idea is based on the fact that fat cells easily break up through the cooling of skin cells.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (Hifu)
There's been increasing public concern about facial wrinkles and loss of elasticity due to aging.
Skin lifting and tightening – a growing demand among Asians - are most effective to the jawline,
cheek, and perioral areas, in decreasing order. Although the side effects include erythema and
swelling, most cases are usually mild and transient.
Requiring more than one treatment, this new aesthetic treatment converts fat cells into liquids that are then drained by the body's own natural filtration (urinary and lymphatic) system. This non-surgical natural phenomenon is based on low-frequency ultrasound and when applied to the targeted area, breaks membrane of fat cells while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue.
This non-invasive cosmetic treatment is an alternative to traditional liposuction that targets body fat through the application of a controlled laser to damage and shrink fat cells. It is painless and cause no restrictions or downtime and can also be performed in-office.
While studies show that the majority of people don't know their correct skin type, taking care of
your face is crucial. The aesthetic market offers a huge selection in upkeeping a healthy skin for
your face. Let's dive into some of the trendier options below.
This painless, relaxing, non-invasive skin treatment has multiple benefits including stimulating collagen and treating mild to moderate acne. The result of the treatment gives young skin its plump look and help minimise fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness after more aggressive laser treatments.
Color Light Therapy
Also known as chromotherapy, color light therapy is the therapeutic use of light to improve health and is regaining popularity as an “old new age” therapeutic option. Users of color light therapy healing say it can help prepare a client's body for massage, achieve more profound results and induce deeper levels of relaxation.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
This procedure treats benign hyper pigmentation, vascular lesions, permanent hair reduction by
destroying the P acne bacteria which is responsible for acne, and promotes more collagen beneath the skin's surface. Using technology where light is converted into heat energy, it acts like a camera flash lamp held against your skin targeting colour pigments such as melanin in brown spots and freckles. It improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
The skin has its own mechanism when it comes to combating UV rays. Melanin is produced to protect the skin but when it (melanin) is focused in a group of small spots, it leads to the development of grey, brown or black age spots across the skin. YAG laser emits high energy light towards the affected area, helping to reduce the number of unwanted skin cells.This procedure penetrates the skin without injuring the top layer of skin and aids the skin's production of collagen and essential protein for healthy and youthful skin.
Carbon Dioxide Laser
As we age, our skin succumbs to the effects of sun and gravity to create lines and wrinkles that make us look older. This procedure precisely removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin and is used in the treatment of deeper facial lines, wrinkles, scars and uneven pigmentation.
Botulimun Toxin Type A
More famously known as Botox or Botox Cosmetic, this procedure may just be the only non-surgical procedure to undergo a needle. Popular for its immediate effect, it provides a solution to one of the top anti-aging issues faced by women.
Soft Tissue Fillers
Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical
device implants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds, cheeks and lips and forincreasing the volume of the back of the hand.
So, there you have it. The developing technologies have greatly changed the way we treat and see beauty. These treatments continue to defy ageing and setting trends that are evolving from the ever expansion of our technologies in the industry. Contouring our body to our desires is no longer a stereotypically negative act, but embracing the fact that it is now possible. Don't we all want to feel beautiful inside and out?