The cosmetic industry has certainly come a long way in the past few years, from the disappearance of social stigmas to the technical aspects of the technique and procedures. The science behind today’s cosmetic and anti-aging procedures is better than ever, with less downtime and more subtle results now being the norm.
The latest trends in cosmetic techniques and procedures are non-surgical, with fast results and little to no downtime. With fewer people willing to go under the knife for major cosmetic procedures, there has never been a better time to explore the latest and greatest non-surgical cosmetic techniques and procedures.
Lucky for you, we’ve checked out the latest game changers in the cosmetic industry, helping you to look your best without the fear of unnecessary surgery. Read on for the latest and greatest non-surgical procedures…
Cryotherapy has been widely used among athletes for a number of years to both relieve pain and speed up their recovery time. However, in recent years, cryotherapy has been adopted by the beauty and wellness industry for its cosmetic benefits, including weight loss and the treatment of various skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.
Cryotherapy works by stimulating the blood vessels of the body, causing them to constrict in the face of the extreme temperature. Once your body is back to room temperature, all of that blood rushes back to the surface of your skin, resulting in a pretty, rosy glow. Further, the extreme cold also helps stimulate collagen synthesis and can reduce inflammation down to the cellular level.
Mesotherapy is sort of the Long Island Iced Tea of injectables. While the comparison may be silly, it involves a custom blended cocktail of goodies, especially formulated for your skin and its needs. Mesotherapy involves injecting a specially prepared mixture, which can include amino acids, vitamins, and medications, mere millimeters under your skin. The results are undeniable — deeply hydrating and plumping your skin, which can ease surface lined caused by dehydration.
This process is highly customized, as well. Depending on the results you’re looking for, the actual formula that is to be injected can change. Typically, it can include a local anesthetic, as well as products that may help to reduce inflammation, treat veins, muscle relaxants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, plant-based extracts, hormones or hormone blockers, among other things. While the results are subtle, they are also effective. Think of it as putting forth the best version of the skin you have. In fact, it’s been said that one treatment will make you look as if you’ve slept for a week… how’s that for a miracle?
While CoolSculpting isn’t exactly new (it was first approved by the FDA in 2010), it has recently been gaining ground as a non-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction. While you’ve undoubtedly heard of CoolSculpting, do you have any idea how it actually works? Many don’t.
To put it simply, CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze away unwanted deposits of fat beneath your skin, which are then processed and flushed out naturally by your body. The procedure uses rounded paddles, which suction the skin and fat similar to a vacuum. While uncomfortable, it is quick, not painful, and requires no downtime — earning CoolSculpting the nickname “lunchtime lipo.”
Keep in mind that this procedure is ideal for stubborn, small pockets of fat and offers subtle results, so it is best utilized for body contouring, rather than for major fat reduction.
4. Vampire Facial
With a name like “vampire facial,” you may have been hesitant to give this one a try. However, if you spend anytime scrolling through social media, you’ve more than likely encountered a selfie of a celebrity with their face covered in blood splatter (and yes, that really is what it is). While this technique isn’t for the squeamish or the faint of heart, it promises big results.
This technique involves a combination of a couple different procedures, including microneedling and the application of platelet rich plasma, or PRP. The PRP is where the blood comes into play — it is derived from the serum portion of your blood, containing platelets. These platelets contain tremendous levels of growth factors; when applied to your skin, this will stimulate and encourage cell turnover, promoting healthy and natural activity of your skin cells. Think: overall improvement of your skin, increased collagen production, and younger looking, brighter skin.
Of course, no cosmetic procedure is completely without risk and you should always do your homework and make sure you’re working with a safe and reputable provider. Learn more about us and feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation.