Aesthetics expert Dr Claire Oliver reports on the very latest skin treatments that have taken 2017 by storm and reveal just how far the industry has evolved over the past few decades.
Time was when the only weapons in the fight against wrinkles was a pot of trusted moisturiser and the hope of good genes. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the first anti-ageing products were launched, as ingredients like liposome and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) were added to help firm and soften skin, and reduce fine lines. This, in turn, sparked a revolution in the beauty industry as cosmetic surgeries, acid peels and laser treatments followed.
Science has certainly moved on a great deal in the last 30 years – in both safety and efficacy. Today, a whole raft of FDA-approved, non-surgical procedures offer effective ways to lift and tighten sagging skin, tackle wrinkles and large pores, and leave you looking radiant.
So if you’re searching for ways to give Mother Nature a helping hand, here’s some of the latest, most innovative treatments to consider:
NANOPORE MESOTHERAPY MICRO-NEEDLING
This non-surgical needling technology delivers active ingredients deep into the skin’s dermal layer ensuring the highest-level of skincare. This most sought-after anti-ageing treatment is designed to rejuvenate your complexion and, at the same time, reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Developed by dermatological and pharmaceutical specialist Dr Serrano, the revolutionary nano-technology allows active ingredients, such as Retinol, to penetrate deeper into the skin where it is most needed. The treatment takes just eight minutes to complete, there are no aggressive side effects on the skin surface and the recovery after treatment is also considerably reduced. What’s more, it can be used on a whole range of skin issues including wrinkles, large pores, pigmentation, sagging skin, cellulite, stretch marks and scarring.
For great looking skin in no time at all, Profhilo is the latest remodelling treatment that delivers visible results in just two sessions. It is designed to not only improve tone, texture, hydration and radiance but also increase firmness and elasticity, leaving you with a healthier and younger-looking complexion. This revolutionary FDA-approved treatment takes just ten minutes and uses five injection points to focus on areas of concern. This allows slow-release hyaluronic acid to directly stimulate collagen and elastin which significantly improves tissue quality.
After just a single course of Profhilo – which comprises two injectable treatments, four weeks apart – you can expect to see intense hydration which makes the skin glow, leaving it smoother and tighter.
The best non-invasive alternative to a surgical facelift that targets sagging brows, neck and chin, and can also help smooth the décolletage. Using ultrasound waves, the procedure penetrates deep into layers of the tissue that previously only surgeons could reach with their scalpels. This ultrasound energy initiates the body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and strengthen weak collagen. There’s no cutting or disruption to the surface of your skin and each session only takes 30 minutes with no downtime.
This specially designed HydraFacial™ has been created to work specifically on the face’s delicate areas, plumping your lips, replenishing your eye area and nourishing your face in just ten minutes. Suitable for all skin types, it is the world’s first hybrid facial to merge a professionally delivered exfoliating treatment with a range of take-home products that ensure continued benefits.
Using advanced vortex technology, Perk™ delivers an innovative combination of botanical ingredients and nutrients and is packed with powerful antioxidants to counteract the damage of free radicals caused by pollution, sun and stress. Patients will see not only the immediate results from the treatment but also long-lasting benefits that fit perfectly into their busy schedules.
Dr Claire Oliver is the founder of Air Aesthetics which boasts two multi-award winning clinics in the West Midlands – one in Henley-in-Arden and the other at The Cube in Birmingham city centre.
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