Cosmetic procedures develop and modernize along with technology. If you are an active Instagram or YouTube user and beauty blogs are not new for you, you are in the swim. If you are not, we suggest reading this post to learn about the latest achievements of cosmetology.
We spoke about top cosmetic procedures of 2021 with Dr. Ammar Mahmoud, a specialist from BYou Laser Clinic. He claims that non-surgical procedures (botox injections, laser hair removal, lip fillers, coolsculpting, and chemical peeling) are taking the lead. Dr. Mahmoud adds that as the result of each procedure, the recovery time is decreased, and the effects are more visible, as they are non-surgical.
Is Botox Still Up-To-Date In 2021?
You’ve heard about botox in cosmetology, even if you are not a cosmetology connoisseur. You might think, “Hey, I know they have used botox for more than 20 years already. What is it doing among the newest procedures?” and you’ll be right. Botox is among popular facial treatments against deep lines. However, new ways of its application appear every day.
How Botox Works And Is It Safe?
“Though it is a renowned toxin,” Dr. Mahmood laughs, “it is absolutely safe.” He continues: First of all, cosmetologists use a severely purified and dissolved type A botox. Secondly, the side effects are minor and rare: you’ll hardly get a cold or a short-lasting small bruise in the injection area” How does it work? Well, a small dose of botox injected under the skin blocks the nerve impulses sent to facial muscles. The muscles relax, stop working, stretching, and squeezing skin, and the lines and wrinkles disappear.
Zones Of Botox Application
“An average person with no special knowledge surely knows the stereotype about botox and lips.” – says Dr. Mahmoud. “In 2021, almost every zone of a face can be affected. Everything depends on the wanted procedure”. Here they are:
- Bottom face part – orbitarial muscle of mouth (mouth corners, middle line), a muscle stretching neck skin (around the swagging wrinkle), and a muscle that unites mouth corners with an upper lip)
- Middle face part – the muscles that affect nose movements and the muscles that form so-called “bunny lines.”
- Upper face part – forehead muscles, orbital eye muscles, nose bridge muscles, and eyebrow lifting muscles.
Terms And Recommendations Concerning Using Botox
The doctor insisted on careful choice and warned that different zones demand different treatment and last for various terms. For instance, mouth muscles usually require two approaches: the minimal dose at the beginning and the other half in 14 days. In general, botox effects start disappearing in three-four months, depending on doses and facial zones. The clinic (BYou Laser Clinic) suggests passing additional procedures to prolong the effect. Dr. Mahmood insisted: “There is no such treatment called preventive botox. If you are young enough (under 30), botox will not be effective. use creams and similar remedies.”
Lip Fillers – Modern Alternative To Botox
Searching how to enlarge your lips? Not long ago, a new procedure called lip filling appeared. “Ah, it is a perfect procedure” – Dr. Mahmoud confessed. It is the same injection but without the bad side effects of botox. Its substitution is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by our body. It means that the chance of rejection does not exist, and the side effects last not as long as botox. At the same time, the positive effect lasts 3-4 times longer than botox.
Advantages Of Lip Fillers For You
Dr. Mahmoud told us about other features of the procedure:
- Though the cost for a single treatment is higher compared to botox, the cost-effectiveness is beyond comparison both in the United States and Europe.
- Lips look more natural than after some botox procedures due to the better injection control.
- The injections are potentially safer: aftereffects exist, but they are shorter and less traumatic.
- Minimal recommendations are required: easy diet before the procedure and one night of cautious sleep after it.
Laser Hair Removal
Forget about crying over cut legs after shaving or during wax stripe removal. Feel less pain and more effects with an ultimate weapon of 2021: laser hair removing. A low-power laser simply destroys the follicle (a place where a hair starts to grow). As a result, the same hair will not appear again (it does not mean that new hair follicles won’t grow other hair).
In general, modern treatment technologies allow getting rid of about 90% of body hair.
Zones That Can Be Treated
The type of hair, its size, and length do not affect the efficiency of treatment you can remove hair from::
- Limbs – underarms, arms, fingers, hands, shoulders, legs, feet, and toes.
- Facial area – face (nose, upper lip, chin) and neck.
- Body – back, buttocks, bikini area, breasts, and stomach area.
Recommendations Concerning Hair Removal
“Not a long time ago, hair removal was a long-lasting and pretty painful procedure.” – Dr. Mahmoud recalled. Today, as he continued, the struggle is over: the procedure does not take much time, and its effects last for about three months. Of course, it is not a turnkey remedy – several procedures are required due to new follicles activating and hair growing.
- And what about possible side effects?
- They are as harmful as a solarium visit. Of course, tender skin (near mucosae) cannot be treated. Those who have contraindications to sunbathe due to special skin conditions must pass through medically necessary tests before the procedure.
Are the effects so remarkable? Yes, if the treatment is conducted properly. After a series of removals, the affected zone loses from 70 to 90 percent of hair, and the new appearing hair is thinner and more transparent than the old ones.
CoolSculpting – A Modern Way To Lose Fat
Coolsculpting means killing a fat-containing cell located in hypoderm with freezing. The zone contains fewer vessels, so the other skin layers are not affected. Your body will remove the dead cells by itself. Today, you can choose every zone of your body affected by fat:
- Under the jawline
- Under the chin
- Underneath the buttocks or banana roll
- Back or bra fat
As it is more difficult for a body to form a new fat cell than putting fat into an already existing one, the effect lasts permanently. If you do not eat excessively, the new cells will not appear. A series of procedures reduces the affected zones by about 20-30%.
As it follows from the name, chemical peeling means the application of the chemical solution removing dead cells and smothering skin over a problematic zone. The recommendations are similar to laser hair removal: avoid zones with too tender skin and be careful with special skin conditions.
Problems To Be Removed By Chemical Peeling
Chemical peels are versatile in the way that they can solve many cosmetic issues. They can help with problems such as:
- Acne scarring
- Wrinkles or fine lines
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
Chemical Peeling Tips
In fact, there are three types of chemical peeling depending on the problem: light, mild, and deep. They differ in acid concentration and recovery time (from one to three weeks, consequently). The positive effect can last for several months.