The global beauty industry is a $532 billion business, and it’s one that is likely to stand strong despite tough economic times. Beauty buffs may have noticed that despite the standstill faced by many industries, the beauty industry continues to thrive, with new product launches in both makeup and skincare keeping online shoppers busy.
The new year brings with it the promise of beauty shops and salons reopening across the globe, and many clients are excited about trying out hot treatments that will enable them to feel like their very best selves once again. The following is a small list of treatments that are likely to keep salons across the world fully booked.
Traditional microneedling has been popular for over a decade. The treatment uses ultra-fine needles to create ‘micro-injuries’ that stimulate the production of the basics of skin: collagen, elastin, and new skin cells. As reported by the renowned viva day spa, microneedling is an ideal choice for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and surface scars.
Microneedling has now welcomed another technology into the equation: radiofrequency. This enhances the effects of the treatment by gently warming the underlying layers of skin, which in itself enhances the creation of anti-aging protein building blocks.
Fraxel Laser Treatment For Active Acne And Acne Scarring
Fraxel treatment also involves the use of lasers to treat wrinkles, scars and pigmentation, but one problem it solves that makes it quite unique in the beauty world is active acne. Other laser treatments (e.g. Fractora) work well on wrinkles, but cannot be used on active breakouts. Fraxel can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, so if you are reticent to take strong medication for severe acne, this laser may be a godsend.
Endolift Laser For Firmer Skin
If your main concern is flaccidity in areas such as the jowls and cheeks, then treatments utilizing an Endolift laser may be a good laser to discuss with your plastic surgeon or aesthetic specialist. This treatment is minimally invasive, yet effective at reducing small areas of fat and firming up skin. The technology is based around a specific laser that eliminates fat, while also stimulating the production of collagen.
CoolSculpting For Stubborn Fat
Sometimes, despite one’s best efforts at eating healthily, stubborn areas of fat can form around the waist, back, legs, tummy, and even the chin area. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved ‘fat freezing’ method that freezes fat cells into oblivion. The fat cells, once killed, are eliminated through the urine (this process can take a few weeks).
Rather than a weight loss treatment, CoolSculpting is a volume-reducing technique. It can be used on virtually all parts of the body, and is considered a ‘lunchtime’ treatment. It is painless, and during treatment, you can freely work on a laptop, use your phone, or chat with friends.
The year 2021 promises to be a big one for the beauty sector, with many clients keen to try out treatments that will help them feel their best. Many of the most popular treatments utilize laser technology. These include Fraxel for active acne and wrinkles, and radiofrequency microneedling for scarring and wrinkles. The body is also a focal point of treatments like CoolSculpting, known as ‘surgery-free liposuction’ because it enables doctors to target stubborn areas of fat in a non-invasive manner.