By Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics
The 2000’s are losing their teens and stepping in their 20’s. The beauty trends are also evolving and 2020 is all set to be the year of enhancing your beauty from inside. Non-invasive facial lift and body contouring treatments are ‘in’ and lakhs of people are opting for them. The last two decades have seen a marked improvement in non-invasive cosmetic and aesthetic treatment methods. New techniques, equipment and awareness have reduced the downtime considerable and the results are even more natural and younger looking. The two beauty trends that you will see more in 2020 are
High frequency ultrasound for non-surgical face-lift
The use of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a relatively new procedure (only been used to 2008) but in such span of time, it has had over 92% of success rate. The process works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the body, which helps the skin, muscles and tissues to regain the youthful appearance.
The high intensity ultrasound is delivered deep on the tissue layer under the skin. HIFU destroys the fat cells and tissues through the heat. The fat is naturally removed from the body though the liver. The result is tightened, contoured and thinner skin. There are no cuts or bruises to deal with afterwards. High frequency ultrasound can
- Reduce the wrinkles
- Tighten the sagging skin on the neck
- Lift the cheek, jowls, eyebrows and eyelids
- Contour the jawline
- Tighten the décolletage
- Smooth the skin
- Smooth the wrinkles around the eyes
- Tighten the cheeks
The results are visible in two to four week and they last from six months to two years.
Body contouring with fat freezing
Fat freezing or cool sculpting as it is popularly known is just like its name; it’s the ‘cool’ procedure to get rid of the fat pockets on your body. Fat freezing can get rid of the pesky bulge on your stomach or the bra bulge or the love handles or the little fat on arms that just won’t go away with exercise or diet.
Cool sculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction and body contouring method that freezes pockets of at using a machine. The machine works by sucking in the targeted body are and then cooling it to below -11 degrees. The fat cells break down and are flushed out of the body naturally. Body sculpting using fat freezing removes about 30% of fat in one hour of treatment. Fat freezing is FDA approved since 2010 and so far, it has been receiving wow reviews from all over the world. It is touted to be the most sought after treatment in 2020.
The results take about four weeks to show up and peak at around the eighth week. The skin starts appearing smoother and younger. There are no side effects expect a little numbness and pain the areas that are treated. Another drawback of this procedure is that sometimes fat distribution can be uneven and the immediate results might not be as smooth as expected. A healthy and balance lifestyle in 2020 will help you maintain the prettier skin and enjoy the compliments.
Both procedures do not require any anaesthesia. Before starting the procedure, please share your medical history with the practitioner. You need to cut down on your intake of alcohol and coffee. Do not wear makeup before the procedure. Since both procedures do not have any downtime you can go back to work almost immediately but you need to let the practitioner know if you feel any discomfort, redness and itchiness in the treated area.
Combining various body contouring procedures helps people get rid of years of dissatisfaction of various aspects of their appearance. Your doctor will be the best person to advice you on what procedures will be suitable for your body type.