As a Dermatology PA, I am often asked about the latest skin care product or cosmetic procedure. It is an exciting time for skin care so there are so many things to choose. This can be confusing for some and even scary to navigate all that is out there.
The next phase of skincare trends will be anything but boring so keep reading as I break down which ones you should be most excited about in 2020.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments (PRP)
Remember those vampire facials Kim Kardashian made popular circa 2013? The procedure involved drawing blood from the arm, using a machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the platelet-poor plasma, and then smearing the blood all over the face before pressing it into the skin using tiny needles. Sounds like fun, right? Well, now we have taken it up a notch. Cosmetic Dermatologists are now using PRP after laser treatment or blending it with filler. This can dramatically shorten the down- time of these procedures and improve results.
PRP is also being used for certain times of hair loss with promising results.
- Lip Lift
Want a pouty lip but hate going in for fillers? The lip lift, which is a 30-minute surgical procedure where a small incision is made right under the nose and lifts up the lip, is gaining popularity. It yields permanent results and eliminates the need to use filler to plump up the lips.
- Personalized Skin Care
The marriage of tech with personalized skin care is the most innovative and exciting trend for 2020. Products like Shiseido’s Optune, which measures your skin daily and generates a personalized daily regimen from 80,000 possible combinations based on the artificial intelligence measurements, to Foreo’s FoFo device, which is constantly analyzing your face and changing your cleansing regimen. Then there is Neutrogena’s Skin360 and Mask ID or La Roche-Posay’s sensor tech for UV damage. Not a techie? Customized “concierge” skin care routines are also gaining popularity. This service is usually done via video and after a quick evaluation and discussion about your specific needs; a customized skin care routine including product recommendations is created by a MD or other medical provider. No more guessing what serum works best for your skin type. Click here if you want to schedule a skin care consultation today.
- Botox Plus
I am sure you have all heard of Botox but now they are coming up with new and improved versions. These new neuromodulators will have a faster onset of action and last longer.
- New Ingredients
We are seeing more and more new trends in cosmeceuticals that have been well studied. Cinnamomum tamala extract, is just one of many. In a study published by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, this extract was shown to decrease skin melanin, erythema, and excess oil production. This could be a breakthrough for those with acne and dark spots.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these trends, I would advise you to do your homework- write down your questions, then make an appointment with your Dermatologist.
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