Medical aesthetics have continued to grow in 2022 as many people move past the pandemic and get their lives back on track. Not only do people talk about what is trending in the beauty world as a fad, but what treatments render long-lasting results. Here are the biggest medical aesthetic trends of 2022 you don’t want to miss out on.
Regarding cosmetic injectables, the beauty industry utilizes neurotoxin products made from the same substance – Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Once injected, it smooths out the skin that contains wrinkles before the injection, and the effects last until the toxin is fully absorbed. Below are the great four, which include:
As the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world, Botox has become so popular and widespread across the globe that people use the word “Botox” to talk about other brands on the market. To be specific, Botox has been used to treat frown lines (between the eyebrows), forehead lines, wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), and chin wrinkles.
This is also a Botulinum toxin product whose primary use is the treatment of glabellar lines – also known as frown lines, the vertical lines between the eyebrows. Its defining feature is that it tends to spread, which is both a good and a bad thing. Good, because it will give a more natural look, and bad, as it can make it easier for the toxin to spread where anyone does not want it to end up.
The newest member of the neurotoxin family just got the green light from the FDA in February 2019. It’s structurally similar to Botox and can treat moderate to severe glabellar lines.
Another Botulinum toxin used and approved for treating moderate to severe glabellar lines – wrinkles between the eyebrows. It was approved in the U.S. in 2011 but has been used in many other countries since 2005, but the U.S. was the 20th country to approve Xeomin. Xeomin is a pure toxin without any coating proteins.
2. HYALURONIC ACID-BASED FILLER
Among the brands that have been household names for a while now are Juvéderm and Restylane. Below is the definition of each product:
This is designed to treat wrinkles in adults. Which solution is a gel material made with hyaluronic acid? Different types of Juvéderm injections are intended for different areas of the face.
However, some are designed for the mouth area only (including the lips), while others add volume to the cheeks. In addition, certain injections are also used for the fine lines that can develop around your nose and mouth.
It also has hyaluronic acid, and this product line version includes lidocaine. Restylane is sometimes used around the eyes and on the back of the hands. It’s also used to smooth lines around the mouth, enhance the lips, and add lift and volume to the cheeks.
The procedure involves subcutaneous placement of dissolvable threads (i.e., sutures) along a planned trajectory in the face or body. Moreover, they are pulled to achieve a subtle skin lift while encouraging collagen production for more volume in the treated areas. Most importantly, this procedure is performed in-office under local anesthesia, with no scarring and little downtime.
It uses PDO threads to lift and tightens the eyebrows and the part of the face above the eyes to remove wrinkles and brow lines and correct saggy or drooping eyebrow. Also, eyebrow lift stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to regenerate the skin over time by increasing firmness, and volume and making the skin look younger.
4. REGENERATIVE AESTHETIC TREATMENTS
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
This procedure involves taking a sample from the patient’s own blood and putting it into a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. In that case, the PRP solution can be applied topically or injected into various body parts. A few of the most buzzed-about are injected into the scalp to promote hair growth; it’s rubbed on the face after microneedling for a rejuvenating effect, and it can even be injected into the penile shaft (P-Shot) or vagina, clitoris, and labia (O-Shot) to improve sexual wellness.
PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin)
It has been introduced a lot since it contains a higher concentration of white blood cells and fibrin than PRP, and it also includes a small number of stem cells that boost its wound healing and skin-rejuvenation benefits.
They are small shuttles containing growth factors, RNA, and various proteins. Exosomes communicate and transport essential information to other cells. The treatment harnesses rejuvenating powers to the skin and scalp.
5. SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENTS
A non-invasive procedure employs micro-focused ultrasound imaging to deliver energy to specific layers of tissue. It uses ultrasound to visualize the patient’s unique anatomy and allows the treatment to be customized for the individual patient.
This non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment is FDA-cleared to smooth, tighten, and contour skin for an overall younger-looking appearance. The treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the skin’s dermis under the surface layer and stimulate collagen production.
This has been out for its muscle toning and fat reduction, but one of the significant advancements in skin tightening is the combination of energies. With Emsculpt Neo®, high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) pairing with RF treats the abdomen, arms, buttocks, and thighs.
This fractional skin treatment stimulates collagen production in the underlying layers of the dermis. It targets the deeper layers of the skin resulting in the tissues remodeled to reveal a more radiant and youthful appearance in the treated areas.
6. NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY
The procedure is also called liquid rhinoplasty, which consists of injecting a filler ingredient, such as hyaluronic acid, underneath your skin to temporarily change the nose’s structure. Plastic surgeons consider this rhinoplasty efficient and safe, though there are possible complications.
7. LASER THERAPY
In the past years, as clear skin has continued to be the main focus for 2022, laser therapy is a treatment of choice for those looking for an effective way to achieve radiant complexions with smoother skin textures.
8. CHIN ENHANCEMENT
This procedure has gained popularity during the pandemic, but interest hasn’t waned yet. For temporary improvement, chin filler is an option. Meanwhile, those looking for permanent prominence can achieve it with a chin implant.
9. IV DRIPS
IV Vitamin therapy allows patients to get effective amounts of essential vitamin. Due to dehydration, the body cannot fully protect and heal itself. Deficiencies in essential nutrients usually accompany dehydration.
Typically, the nutrients include in IV Drips are:
- Magnesium for bone, heart, nerve, and immune support.
- Potassium for fluid, blood pressure, and kidney regulation.
- Electrolytes that boost nerve, muscle, and healing functions.
- Sodium assists other electrolytes and prevents blood pressure irregularities.
- Beneficial sugars provide energy for protein production and physical exertion.
The Bottom Line
The aesthetic trend has reached new heights as more people want to achieve their desired looks as recent trends emerge. ZI Bloom Aesthetics offers different Medical Aesthetic services dedicated to helping each client’s skin feel rejuvenated inside and out. Lastly, their honesty and individualized attention to each client make them unique by going through all areas of the desired improvement and providing the education and plans to help clients get there.