New year and a new you? No problem 2017 is bringing a whole new raft of anti ageing innovations and treatments promising to sculpt and tighten, lift and plump quicker that you can say tick tock. This year will also see a surprising shift as rejuvenating not reversing becomes the way forward. Skin quality will be the new buzzword along with products and treatments that will foster good health and well being as opposed to those that simply make you look ten years younger. From cellulite smoothers to cellular healing we’re ringing in the New Year with a look at the new game-changing innovations, treatments and trends coming soon to a clinic near you.
Ageing Well Through Wellness
This year it’s all about Cellular Healing and Functional Medicine, in other words preventative medicine and focusing on your genes and anti ageing from the inside out. We’re all used to putting on creams to slow down ageing of the skin but the emphasis is now on slowing down the ageing of the internal organs and the skeleton to promote all round wellness.
Your genetic make up determines who you are and, combined with your lifestyle, can determine what can happen to you age wise. Genetic testing will become more popular at anti ageing clinics as with a simple blood test, doctors can now quickly and simply establish your individual biological ageing. Being aware of this can help identify what your age-related diseases are most likely to be, and help you to reverse the signs of ageing by de-coding your genes and prescribing you with the right supplements, exercise, diet and lifestyle for you, that is needed to rebuild a healthier new you and in some cases can be an alternative to drug based therapy. For more info call 0207 436 4441
The Super Skin Boosters
In 2017, we are going to see more innovative ways to get hyaluronic acid – a gel-like molecule which holds water, so it helps hydrate and maintain skin elasticity – into the skin. Leading the way is Profhilo, a super skin booster designed to hydrate your skin from the inside out, smoothing any crepeyness, increasing collagen and elastin production and promoting radiance. The treatment takes around ten –minutes and involves having five tiny injections at special points on each side of the face but instead of going deep into the tissue, the injections are placed underneath the surface of the skin. The hyaluronic acid then gradually spreads through the surrounding tissues over the following weeks. There is no pain, bruising or any danger of lumps or bumps. Treatment sessions are a month apart with at least two sessions necessary for the best results. Results last around six to nine months when you will see a radiant glow, a much improved skin tone and texture and healthy plump skin. Expect to pay around £500 per treatment which will be available at most clinics – for more info 0207 436 4441
The Superfast Facial with Benefits
Express treatments will continue to dominate this year with a trend for thirty minutes and under sessions. Perk is the world’s first hybrid facial and probably the fastest – promising to do exactly that – perk up your skin- in less than ten minutes. Using roller-flex technology to gently loosen dirt and oil remove surface layer dead skin cells, through gentle exfoliation while delivering vital antioxidants, the treatment is suitable for all skin types and focuses on lightly plumping lips, replenishing the eye area, and nourishing the face delivering immediate results and a healthy radiant glow. The best part? You receive the same serums used in your treatment, which you take home with you so you can continue the benefits at home. A regular Perk treatment every 30 day is recommended – from £90 a treatment – 0207 436 4441 for more info
Putting the Sparkle Back into Eyes
Eye treatments are set to have a big moment in 2017 with the emphasis of tightening eyelids, reducing bags and rejuvenating the delicate skin around the eyes. Many cosmetic doctors dislike injecting fillers to smooth the superficial lines around and under the eyes because the filler can sometimes create a blue cast -when the hyaluronic acid gel shows through skin. But a new injectable collagen called Cellifique debuting later this year can fill those tiny lines in a natural-looking way without causing discolouration. The filler is also good for plumping sunken tear troughs with results lasting around nine months. Expect to pay around £450 for treatment. Also look out for Bleph Banding the fifteen-minute eye bag reduction treatment using micro-fine PDO threads to lift excess skin under the eyes – for more info see www.pdo-threads.co.uk
The New Non Surgical Lifts
Threads to lift facial skin have emerged as one of the hottest trends, and this year they will also be used on the body. New elasticated threads designed specifically to lift sagging knees, bottom, breasts and tummy will be the latest innovation. The threads have little cones that grab the tissue and also encourage the body to produce collagen so skin will become tighter and smoother. The 45-minute procedure is carried out with local anesthetic and results are immediate with around a week’s downtime as there may be a little swelling or bruising around the injection site. Results are expected to last around 18months. From £2k – for more info call 0207 436 4441