Now part of the beauty mainstream, appearance medicine is safer, more affordable and more effective than ever before. The experts at Skin Institute reveal what the future holds for appearance medicine.
Gone are the days when appearance medicine was a taboo topic. According to Skin Institute, New Zealand‚Äôs cosmetic and skincare treatment specialists, appearance medicine has become more mainstream, accessible and more widely accepted in recent years.
In fact, in 2020, leading cosmetic medicine doctor Dr Sarah Hart believes appearance medicine will be increasingly seen as a normal tool in every woman‚Äôs self-care kit. In the past decade, appearance medicine has evolved remarkably, too ‚Äď today treatments are more effective, safer and cheaper than ever before.
According to Skin Institute, women are much more open about talking about procedures and Kiwis are happy to ask for a helping hand from the experts in appearance medicine. Rather than worrying about days of downtime post- treatment, innovative non- invasive treatments are becoming commonplace.
What this means, says Skin Institute, is that for certain treatments, clients are able to walk in and walk out, perhaps over a lunch break, with minimal to no downtime so they can get back to daily life or even the office straight away. The experts at Skin Institute reveal the biggest trends that we can expect in appearance medicine in 2020 and beyond.
Fat-busting procedures, such as fat-dissolving injections using Belkyra, and fat freezing with Cooltech machines, are two treatments set to grow in popularity in 2020 and beyond. ‚ÄúCosmetic medicine is a hugely innovative area and we‚Äôre always searching for easy walk-in, walk- out treatments for all appearance concerns,‚ÄĚ explains Hart. Both Cooltech and Belkyra are two highly effective treatments that can be carried out with minimum risk or fuss.
Cooltech fat freezing is used for fatty deposits on the stomach, hips, thighs, arms and chin. Meanwhile, Belkyra injections are used on the stubborn submental fat under the chin to sculpt the jawline and reduce the appearance of a ‚Äėdouble‚Äô chin ‚Äď studies are being carried out on how Belkyra might be used on other areas in the near future. Choosing the right treatment for you depends on the desired end result you have in mind.
As Skin Institute explains, fat freezing decreases the bulk, while fat injections can be customised to sculpt contours. ‚ÄúThe results aren‚Äôt as dramatic as liposuction and a tummy tuck,‚ÄĚ says Hart, ‚Äúbut are appropriate for women wanting more subtle change and minimal downtime.‚ÄĚ Not all techniques are equal, however, so do your research beforehand. ‚ÄúFor certain treatments, clients are able to walk in and walk out, perhaps over a lunch break, with minimal downtime.‚ÄĚ
According to the experts at Skin Institute, while most customers are accustomed to a dermal filler treatment with just one or two syringes of filler per session, large-volume dermal fillers are set to become more common. Think three sessions with three to four syringes per session.
Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr Mauricio de Maio has pioneered a technique that uses dermal filler to support the natural movement of muscles. Rather than filler simply being used to pump up lips and cheeks, the large-volume dermal filler technique creates an incredibly natural look by supporting areas like the temples, chin and jawline to address the signs of ageing.
UPGRADE IN THREAD TECH
Threads to treat sagging and jowls are undergoing a renaissance: they are now dissolvable. ‚ÄúDissolvable threads like Mint and Silhouette are growing in popularity as thread placement changes to suit the needs of different facial types,‚ÄĚ says Hart. ‚ÄúMany practitioners are now placing threads under the jaw to give a maximum lift to sagging jowls. Thread lifts last about six months and work best on very early sagging.‚ÄĚ
Hyaluronan ‚Äď or hyaluronic acid ‚Äď is a naturally occurring wonder substance that supports our cells, producing hydration and enhancing collagen projection. Injectable moisturisers, which place droplets of hyaluronan
under the skin‚Äôs surface, will be one of the go-to appearance medicine treatments of 2020, according to Skin Institute.
The end result is an incredibly smooth, well-hydrated complexion that lasts for weeks to months. Restylane Skinbooster Vital Light, JuveŐĀderm Volite and Teosyal Redensity are three good options of injectable moisturiser. Hyaluronan fillers can also be used to sculpt and contour, says Hart. A new, firm hyaluronan dermal filler called Volux will be launched in New Zealand this year. ‚ÄúAs a firmer filler, Volux will be fantastic for creating defined cheeks and chins,‚ÄĚ says Hart.
To find your nearest Skin Institute visit skininstitute.co.nz or phone 0800 SKIN DR (754637).