Express Yourself/Lesley Reynolds /JAN 8
FROM SKIN ICING TO THE RISE OF THE BARBIE BACK THE HOT NEW ANTI AGEING TRENDS AND TREATMENTS FOR 2014
The buzz around this year’s s new beautybreakthroughs, and latest anti ageing and cosmetic surgery trends is off to a good start. A new study by What Clinic has looked at the industry and based on demand last year* has also predicted what will be big news in 2015. According to the results, the latest trend treatments for 2015 look set to be neck liposuction, upper lip lifts, Body-Jet contouring and chin implants. Advances in rejuvenating the delicate eyelid area are also exploding. Procedures to brighten aging eyes and rehabilitate lower eyelid bags and crepey skin are set to soar in 2015.
Few medical fields are advancing as quickly as anti ageing treatments and surgery, and topical Botox and fat-melting facial injections are just another couple of examples of what we have to look forward to.
Beauty wise, look out for overnight stem cell creams and high tech skin icing facials which lift and plump in one go.
Here’s a round up of what’s on the horizon.
NEW FAT BLASTING TREATMENTS
*Cellfina is the latest ‘cure’for cellulite and is based on a simple idea, that the dimpling can be flattened out by snipping the clusters of tissue called septae in the fat under the skin that connect skin to muscles (much like the threads on a Chesterfield sofa that hold the tufts in place). It works mechanically using a new device the size of an IPhone —no laser, no heat, no sound or radio waves. Most patients have a total of 15 to 25 dimples on their thighs and buttocks, and each dimple is marked with a circle. Next, the circular patch of skin is numbed with an injection of lidocaine. Then the device grabs the skin with the aid of suction and slides a miniature blade about six millimeters below the skin to cut the attachment. The blade is so tiny that there’s no bleeding and minimal bruising, and it takes the doctor only about an hour to treat 25 dimples of cellulite. In a clinical study, the only postoperative pain medication required was painkillers and patients resumed activities the same day or the next. One treatment costs from £2k depending on the number of dimples. It. The treatment will be in the UK by spring
*Chin Up! Coming soon, a new fat melting injection to reduce double chins. It works by literally melting small pockets of fat which are resistant to diet or exercise over a period of time.
*Med Contour is the latest fat melting procedure using ultrasound and massage. The high frequency sound waves warm fat cells so the fat is released while the massage then drains it into the lymphatic system. It is then flushed out of the body naturally. The treatment takes one hour and needs five to six session to shave off the inches- From £700 depending on treatment areas.
*Body-Jet – expect to hear more about this latest fat busting treatment which isa water jet assisted procedure and much gentler with more accurate body shaping in less time than traditional liposuction Using local anesthetic, a thin fan shaped water jet is channeled into the fat tissue to dislodge and it is then removed through a cannula. Recovery one to two days, support garments to be worn for two weeks. Final results seen in 3 to 6 months Cost from £3.5
*For more details on the above treatments call 0207 436 4441
Lift and go
In New York they have just launched a saline injection that offers patients temporary ‘implants’ lasting for 24 hours, but surgeons are now working on extending the effect to last several weeks. It’s a sort of ‘try before you buy’ approach, and aimed for weddings, parties and other special occasions where a one-off boob boost is require. Expect to see the procedure in the UK later this year. Meanwhile, following the breast implant scare, and for women undergoing reconstructive and cosmetic breast implant surgery a new insurance policy has been introduced. Q Medical Technologies, which enjoys one of Europe’s best surgery safety records, is providing a free two-year warranty with PolyTech breast implants for both patients and plastic surgeons. – a first for any breast implant company. The warranty covers revision surgery costs of up to £1,500 per implant and protects against incidents of capsular contracture, rotation, dislocation, MRSA, postoperative infections, seroman and haematoma
THE NEW IV PICK ME UPS
Intravenous vitamin infusions are on the rise. Madonna, Rihanna, Simon Cowell, and other well-known celebrities have all reportedly used B12 shots and nutrient-infused IV bags to cure hangovers, get much-needed vitamins, or just look like they got a good night’s sleep after performing on the road. The latest infusions include a concoction of vitamins to detox, boost collagen, improve hair health or even ones to rev up metabolism and burn fat. The infusions take around twenty minutes and cost from £200 but remember IV treatments should only be given in reputable medical facilities, where the risk of intravenous infection is impossibly low in the hands of skilled practitioners, and the dosage is safe. for more info see revivme.co.uk
SEVENTY IS THE NEW 50
Sixty is the new 40 is so last year. This year seventy is the new 50, and there is nothing stopping today’s active seniors from looking as young as they feel and act. I t is increasingly common for women and men in their 60s and 70s to undergo cosmetic treatments to maintain a youthful appearance. As less invasive techniques continue to evolve, coupled with people living better and longer, there is really no maximum age for cosmetic procedures anymore, A recent study showing that even octogenarians are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery when compared to their younger counterparts will likely encourage even more seniors to seek cosmetic enhancements this year.
*We’ve seen the rise of fat freezing treatments but ice-cold therapy is the next big thing for facials. Ice reduces larges pores and minimizes the production of excess oil and can also reduce redness and swelling. It’s also an instant way to give your face a glow by boosting circulation and softening wrinkles. But the latest skin icing treatments will use more high tech methods than an ice cube! Watch this space for more details.
*Kinetic skin remodeling is a new non invasive face lifting procedure launching later this year which will lift and tighten skin using a device that fires hyaluronic acid under the skin at high pressure to lift and plump facial sagging.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
After Kim Kardashian’s recent nude cover for Papermag the lower back is now the latest hot spot. Dubbed the Barbie back after THE doll, this treatment is for women who want the perfect V-shape in the lower back. The treatment removes fat and sculpts the lower back using a combination of fat reducing and laser technology and you can even have two lower dimples. Expect to pay around £2000
Skin products are fast becoming the most cutting edge in beauty. This year will also see the demand grow for prescription-free skincare products which offer professional results so look out for some exciting new high-street launches and trends later this year including gene creams which reprogramme genes to switch on collagen production so skin acts younger. Facial oils will also go high tech –like Verso’s new super facial oil out February which is the first oil to contain Vitamin A and retinol. Meanwhile out now are
*Nuriss Turn Back Time Overnight Stem Cell Mask £65 (out now, www.nuriss.co.uk) night creams are nothing new but this powerful complex uses stem cell technology and includes a combination of three potent anti ageing ingredients using stem to lift and firm the skin and help smooth facial expression lines
*YSL Forever Youth Liberator Y-Shape Crème £63 has been designed to resculpture the face neck and décolletage and contains glycans to aid cell communications in order to plump wrinkles and boost collagen after research shows that gazing at our digital devices is causing a 50 per cent increase in lines and wrinkles in the lower face and neck.
*Glow getters will love Guerlain’s new Meteorites Baby Glow £35.50 which contains antixoxidants and SPFs as well as red blue gold and green pigments that bounce the light so skin radiates good health.
*2014 SURGERY STATS
* Mini face-lifts saw unprecedented demand in 2014, with enquiries up 1006% on previous year
* Nose job enquiries were thirteen times higher in 2014 than 2013, despite an average price tag of almost £4,500*Breast augmentation is still the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK and continues to grow, with demand up 80% from last year. Based on these results,