Liposuction? Old hat. Wrinkle fillers? So yesterday.
In the world of anti ageing, we Brits are constantly on the lookout for the latest wonder treatment that promises to keep us looking our best from top to toe.
And this year could be the most exciting yet, with new technology ushering in a new wave of procedures. Face tightening treatments will be a rising trend along with chins chiselling and using the body’s own fat and stem cells to renew and rejuvenate.
The cosmetic industry has come a long way in the last couple of years, as the science behind surgical and non-invasive procedures has dramatically improved with less down time and more natural results now the norm. There’s also much less stigma about undergoing cosmetic work thanks to the rising trend of celebrities being more open about their tweaks and regularly posting them on social media.
Here’s a couple of the hottest cosmetic treatments and skincare trends that are tipped to take the next 12 months by storm.
The Age of Fat Grafting
Every tissue in your body is constantly repairing itself. and the body’s adipose tissue (fat) is well known for its healing potential. The use of fat was even documented during World War I to aid in the healing of soldiers’ battle wounds and since then there’s been much research into using fat to regenerate damaged tissues. This year fat grafting (autologous fat transplantation procedures) will be big news as more patients use their body’s own fat as a natural alternative to fillers to restore lost volume under the eyes, plump thin lips as well as reshaping, breasts, sagging bottoms, ageing hands and even the calves.
The benefits of fat transfer where’ spare’ fat is harvested from one area of your own body by liposuction and transferred to another by injections include a lower cost than man made fillers, no allergic reaction and a more natural result. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia with little bruising or discomfort and little recovery time The only downside is how much fat stays in the body so most patients will need a top up treatment after three months and then annually as not all the fat will stay.
Cost from £2500 depending on treatment area. 0207 436 4441 for more details
Stem Cell Skin Rejuvenation
Stem cells are special ‘master’ cells that can turn into any type of cell the body needs and research shows that when transplanted stem cells can help repair or regenerate damaged tissue.
Predicted to be the biggest anti ageing trend this year, stem cells can help rejuvenate improve ageing skin, and are also being used to give men bigger penises and enlarge women’s breasts and bottoms.
During the treatment, a doctor takes fat from fatty areas like the stomach or inner thigh by liposuction. It is then treated and the stem cells extracted and then mixed with the treated fat it and injected back into the treatment area. There are many stem cells in fat and by transferring this fat plumps and restores a gentle lift to sagging areas .
From £5k …phone 0207 436 4441 for more details.