What’s Next in the Aesthetics Industry

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Even if you already work in the industry or are considering a career in it, the Aesthetics industry is a hard one to keep up with. There are new developments, discoveries and products on the market every day. Here are just a few that you might not have heard of yet, but are sure to become more mainstream in the months/years to come.

Aesthetic Apps

These days, there’s an App for everything and with technology playing such a huge role in this industry, it was only a matter of time before an App was developed for the aesthetics industry. These Apps will allow you to see what you will look like after a particular treatment. So, if you are not sure if you want, for example, lip fillers, you can simply download the App, upload a photo, choose which treatment you are considering, and see what you think of the results. Whether this will take off on your personal phone or just be used by beauty spas and clinics is yet to be seen. While this is not commonplace in the market yet, watch this space.

Augmented Reality

Following on with the App theme, there is also an App where a woman wearing a uniquely designed “bra” is videoed, and the App superimposes augmented breasts over the top of the bra so the woman can see what she’d look like with a particular shape or size of breasts. It’s said to be like a virtual mirror where you can shop for the exact breasts you want so when you have the surgery you are clearer on what the results are going to look like. There are already similar, less advanced versions of this being used in surgeon’s offices around the world but this takes it to the next step.

Regrowing Hair

Hair loss and its treatment has certainly gone from strength to strength in the last decade or two. There have been special creams and formulas, hair transplants etc and they all work to a certain extent, but with all the research and discoveries on cell growth and stimulation to make us more beautiful, the golden ticket to solve the problem once and for all is hair follicles to regenerate and start growing hair again. There are science labs who have managed to do this in a laboratory, but as of yet it’s still not at a stage where it has worked on a human. With so many men (and women!) dealing with loss of hair, whether it be partial or complete baldness in their lifetime, this is one area where research is definitely getting quality time.

Will We Finally Get Rid of Cellulite?

There are already some newer devices on the market claiming they can help reduce cellulite but for some reason this stubborn condition is one of the hardest to treat. There’s been reasonable success with creams, liposuction, massage and mesotherapy, yet none have so far managed to produce results so outstanding as to warrant a breakthrough in the treatment of cellulite. LED’s, laser and most recently Coolsculpting have been said to help, but even these new treatments have been unable to produce perfect results. However, as non-surgical body contouring and aesthetic product development continues to move forward at a bold pace, it may only be a matter of time before cellulite can be treated with brilliant results in just a trip to the beauty salon.

 

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Cellulite Causes and Treatments

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Cellulite is something that causes many people, men and women, some bodily embarrassment. Commonly misunderstood to be simply fat, cellulite is actually a build up of fat right beneath the skin which pushes against the connective tissue. This causes the area to pucker and look uneven. While it is a perfectly normal and natural occurrence in the body, there are also a number of ways to treat cellulite.

Firstly, it’s important to consider the causal factors of cellulite, to consider what aspects of your lifestyle you can alter to address the issue. Things such as a lack of physical activity, dehydration, fad dieting and poor diet can all play a hand in the development of cellulite. Also, a slow metabolism or hormonal changes can make a difference as well which, when regulated, might slow the process of cellulite development.

Massage & Spa Treatments:

Certain treatments can have a temporary effect on cellulite and so is more of ‘quick fix’ option. Massages do not remove all cellulite but will assist in removing excess fluid from under the skin.

Laser Removal:

This method uses laser energy to melt away the fat under the skin, break up fibres and stimulate collagen production.

Endermologie:

Endermologie is a procedure available at many spas. It involves a machine which kneads the skin in rolling suction motions. This works to boost the circulation and increase collagen production, thereby decreases the appearance of cellulite beneath the skin.

Things to be aware of:

Some people think liposuction might be the answer to their cellulite woes, but it can actually worsen the situation as it removes deep deposits of fat, not cellulite that sits just beneath the skin. Furthermore, the procedure can cause depressions when removing the fat which could lead to a worsening of cellulite.

Another treatment to be cautious of is mesotherapy. While there are those who stand by the benefits of this therapy (it is essentially the direct injection of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids) many still claim that there is not enough scientific evidence that it works or that it’s especially safe. The procedure can assist in breaking down fat and slightly improve the appearance of cellulite. It does, however, carry the risk of swelling, infection and scarring.