The Cosmetic Treatments The Social Set Will Be Coveting In 2020
- Dec 02, 2019-
The cosmetic treatments the social set will be coveting in 2020
Top trends and treatments, gleaned from CCR 2019 – the UK’s biggest surgical and non-surgical expo
The Rise Of Tech This year, some forward-thinking start-ups are making us re-evaluate how we manage our skin - from the products we buy to the appointments that we book. New-kid-on-the-block, Harley, is just one of the services shaking up the industry: it offers Skype consultations (with accredited practitioners), skincare prescriptions (which arrive, beautifully packaged, on your doorstep), and useful reminders (so you don’t run out). ‘Harley is an extra tool and doesn’t change what we are doing in house,’ says Dr Sophie Shotter of Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kent, who has already signed up. ‘It simply allows us to streamline the ongoing purchasing process for our busy patients’. Otherwise Fvce, the UK’s first 'facial aesthetic hub' is soon launching, and aims to connect you with qualified practitioners offering everything from lasers to injectables.
Selfie-Ready Skin The aesthetics industry is already saturated with complexion-perfecting devices - but the trend for selfie-ready skin seems set to continue. New devices glimpsed at CCR included a full-body light therapy mat by LED brand Celluma (proven to minimise acne and spur healing); while skincare brand SkinCeuticals launched its Custom Dose concept (a corrective serum, compounded on site to address bespoke skin concerns). ‘Glowing, blemish-free skin is an aspiration for many’, says dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto, who sits on the CCR medical advisory board. ‘Cutting-edge technology and cosmetic treatments are always on the advance and can help the consumer in meeting this goal’.
The Big Bottom Debate The hot topic of the conference was the BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) live debate over the Brazilian Butt Lift. BBL, as it’s referred to, is known to be one of the riskiest procedures to perform: however, with some surgeons for, and some against the controversial procedure, it’s future is still undecided. Many argue that better training is needed, to stop patients from travelling overseas where they can have it done elsewhere (and possibly with less stringent standards). BAAPS President, Mr Paul Harris, has promised to follow up with a survey and report following the no-verdict.
Your Best Body Yet The body is the new face, according to recent claims. Cue Lynton Lasers’ launch of Onda at CCR: the world’s first body-shaping device that uses an innovative microwave-based technology to sculpt and refine. Unlike traditional devices, the Coolwaves micro-waves bypass the topmost layers of skin, delivering energy directly to the fat cells, where they works to break down stubborn cellulite and stimulate new collagen. It’s manufacturers claim that it ‘will truly change the way in which all non-surgical body shaping procedures are delivered’. A tighter, trimmer physique awaits...