Beauty industry experts have weighed in with their new predictions for the year ahead based on the strength of existing trends and what’s officially outdated. One comparable fact is all these key predictions all involve cutting-edge science.
1. COOLSCULPTING®: THE WORLD’S #1 NON-INVASIVE LUNCHTIME FAT-REDUCTION PROCEDURE.
CoolSculpting® targets unwanted fat from any part of the body, from the belly to love handles and even double chins. This concept of cold temperature freezing and eliminating pockets of fat cells was discovered by two Harvard scientists that realized when some children ate popsicles, they would get dimples in their cheeks. CoolSculpting® will continue to be the most successful non-surgical fat removal treatment for many reasons but mainly because it works! On average, patients lose 25-30% of fat in the treatment area. Also, it’s quick—it’s only a 35-minute lunchtime procedure—painless and has no downtime.
2. PREVENTING LINES & WRINKLES BEFORE THEY APPEAR
People are no longer waiting for lines to form and become etched into their face before they start neurotoxin treatments. Prevention is key, which is why people in their 20s and early 30s are now getting treated with neurotoxins. There have been multiple studies proving that hyaluronic acid filler does indeed stimulate collagen. Most long-time injectors have believed that repeated use of cosmetic dermal fillers led to collagen stimulation. Many users will experience this by realizing that they need less product and may go longer between treatments.
3. VAGINAL REJUVENATION GETS THE GREEN LIGHT
Spurred on by stars like Khloe Kardashian and Jada Pinkett Smith sharing the secret that a Vaginal Lift keeps the most intimate area of a woman’s body in tip-top shape, we saw a huge rise in 2018 in the interest of the procedure, which looks set continue in the upcoming year. During the simple procedure, a laser is used to tighten the vaginal wall by stimulating collagen growth, so there is no need for surgery or downtime, and each treatment can be done in less than 30 minutes.
4. USING YOUR OWN FAT CELLS TO GET A YOUNGER FACE
The modern alternative to silicone and fillers, fat transfer, also called fat grafting, fat injections and lipofilling, is a procedure that uses a person’s own fat to fill in irregularities and grooves. This is now a well-established technique that was perfected in the early nineties to a predictable procedure. Through research, the fat stabilizes about three months after the procedure. In three-year follow-ups, the fat retained the same volume as it had at three months.
5. THE GENTLE POWER OF WATER TAKES THE FEAR OUT OF LIPOSUCTION
New technologies that offer a gentler and more precise approach to liposuction will be more readily adopted in 2019 because of their effectiveness and the quick healing time. The innovative principle of water-jet assisted lipo is based on the gentle power of the water-jet. The pressure of the fine, fan-shaped water-jet is adjusted to the different connective tissue structures so that fat cells can be specifically detached from the tissue and suctioned off at the same time. The procedure is so gentle that the surrounding subcutaneous fatty tissue, the nerves and blood vessels remain largely undamaged, so the results are excellent. This new breakthrough method harvests stem cells smoothly without damaging them. Therefore, it is the best technique for harvesting stem cells for fat transfers.
6. A NEW ERA FOR FACE LIFTS – THE MINIMALLY INVASIVE ENDOTINE.
Endotine bioabsorbable implants, are being used in a variety of facial procedures including brow lifts, midface (cheek) lifts and lower-face (neck) lifts, to suspend and anchor the lifted soft tissue for a renewed look. It provides more natural results that can last for years. Other benefits include smaller incisions, scarless faster post-operative recovery, less pain and less swelling.
7. BYE BYE BALDNESS, HELLO ROBOT HAIR TRANSPLANTS.
This minimally invasive procedure to get fuller, natural looking hair that will last a lifetime will be loved by balding men and shampoo companies all over the world. A robot hair transplant is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique that’s suitable for both men and women. Revolutionary hair restoration surgery transplantation by FUE (follicular unit extraction) has now evolved into a more cosmetically acceptable procedure thanks to its natural-looking results and the fact that it is minimally invasive with no stitches or scarring.