2019 is going to see a rise in aesthetic treatments. People are now more aware of the importance of good skin and youthful looks. They want to age gracefully without looking haggard. In 2018, people in their late twenties and early thirties were seen seeking preventive procedures. This concept will soon pick up in India too. The concept of ‘pre-juvenation’ is catching up with the young and old and it makes a lot of sense. Whether it is the application of the right skin care product or getting the right treatments for the face, or eating and exercising right, a holistic approach does the trick.
Here are the top skin treatments and skin care trends that will be big in 2019
Neuromodulators For Tauter Skin
Among all age groups, neuromodulators (Botox, Disport or Xeomin) and dermal fillers remain the most popular gateway skin treatments. The results are gratifying and you can prevent more wrinkles from forming if you start early, according to newer guidelines. You want to look well rested and not frozen after a neuromodulator injection. The key is to keep it natural and get the injections only from qualified dermatologists and plastic surgeons who understand the skin and face better.
New Age Fillers
Hyaluronic acid and Calcium Hydroxyapetite fillers are known to stimulate the body’s own collagen. Hence, when started early, they help in maintaining the youthful contour. Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero are time tested fillers which have been modified in such a way that they result in a more natural look.
The Liquid Facelift
This is a combination of Fillers and Botox injections are anti-aging skin treatments, done in such a way that the face looks youthful and shaves off at least five years. Fillers are used at anchoring points of the face to lift it. So, the sagging and bull dog droop is taken care of without surgery. The procedure is done under topical anesthesia (creams) and requires no hospitalization. It’s like a lunch time procedure. There are no side effects except mild bruising in some cases that disappears in a week. Sometimes there may be very mild swelling for a day. However, these are very temporary. Fillers reduce sagging of the skin by filling it up from the inside, and re-contour drooping facial features or hollow eyes. It is one of the latest anti-aging trends in non-invasive cosmetic procedures and is touted as a less expensive and less risky alternative to a traditional facelift. Do not get injected by anyone other than a licensed physician, preferably a board certified plastic surgeon or qualified dermatologist who is trained and experienced in the use of injectable dermal fillers.
Non-Surgical Nose Jobs
Much in demand because of almost zero downtime. A traditional rhinoplasty is invasive, requires anesthesia, hospitalization and has a downtime of at least two weeks. Not having to go under the knife to shape your nose is a big relief. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected to get rid of bumps on the nose, or to make the nose look sharper. The effect of this skin procedure lasts for almost two years. And the biggest boon? If you don’t like the result, the filler can be dissolved within 24 hours. Non-surgical nose jobs can’t reduce the size of the nose, so people who want smaller noses may not find this treatment worth while.
Thread Lifts are not new but recent innovations have led to the creation of Silhouette Threads. This skin rejuvenation treatment is safe, has less downtime and gives amazing results. Thread-lifting techniques are best when combined with fillers, in which the patient receives the immediate result of filler injections and weeks later sees the ultimate result of the threads, which create collagen deep in the dermis to achieve the desired face lifting effect.
PRP Facials With Microneedling
The combination of Platelet rich plasma with microneedling is gaining popularity for those who want radiant skin and no makeup. Microneedling may be done with a hand-held device which has a rolling cylinder at one end, or with a dermapen. Both have tiny medical grade stainless steel needles protruding from them. The device with needles is rolled on the skin to stimulate collagen as well as create multiple channels in the skin. Platelet rich plasma which is obtained from the person’s own blood by a highly sophisticated centrifugal procedure, is then poured on the skin. The PRP penetrates into the skin through these microchannels. This not only improves circulation but also stimulates growth factors and collagen to produce new healthy cells and collagen. This treatment is safe. It tightens the pores, reduces acne scars and gives an over-all glow.
This cool new skin treatment targets stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away, no matter how much you exercise or diet. Love handles, saddle bags, belly paunches or double chins can all disappear with this treatment when the right device is used. It uses the Cryolipolysis technology. Cryolipolysis is delivered via a vacuum applicator, which applies temperatures of –10°C to the skin in cycles of 45 minutes each. The underlying fat is frozen and it gets excreted out of the body within the next three months. Who doesn’t have a bulge he or she doesn’t want to get rid of? The double chin disappears in one or two sessions and there is hardly any downtime or side effects. However, one must remember that this US FDA approved treatment is not for weight loss.
EmsculptTM from BTL Aesthetics
This skin care procedure uses high-intensity, focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to tone muscle in the abdomen and buttocks, building new muscle mass (increased tone and muscle definition), in addition to performing fat reduction via lipolysis.It is another painless, no downtime procedure and is extremely new in the aesthetic practice.
Bespoke Skin Care
This is Next Generation, latest skin care treatment. Swabs are taken from the client’s cheek, the DNA is tested and skin products are prescribed according to the individual’s DNA requirements. Bespoke skincare has never looked so up close and personal before.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Thanks to Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, Brazilian Butt Lifts have become more popular than ever. This surgery entails taking out your own fat from other parts of your body and injecting into your butt to add shape and volume.