11 Most Popular Beauty Treatments for 2020
We all love a day at the spa. A relaxing massage and being pampered will lift anyone’s spirits, but of course the next day it’s back to the grind. While a visit to a medical spa may not be quite as relaxing (although it can be), the effects are much longer-lasting. As 2020 approaches advancements in medical beauty treatments are now providing a laundry list of options that weren’t available just 20 years ago. We can look better, longer. And most of the treatments are well within the budget of the average person. Here’s our guide to the most popular beauty treatments available right here at MagnifaSkin MedSpa, and the handy indicators will show you what the average person can expect.
According to Yelp, Hydrafacials are the fastest-rising beauty treatment over the past five years. And it’s no wonder why. This proprietary treatment from HydraFacial MD has revolutionized the facial, making it far more effective than traditional facial treatments. Results have been compared to those from IPL and non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation, but without the downtime! In the past year alone, over 2 million HydraFacial treatments have been performed worldwide.
A HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that literally vacuums out your pores, then hydrates your skin with a variety of available specialty serums. HF’s serums have anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties, and treatments are tailored to your skin.
Visit HydraFacial.com for before and after photos.
Fillers & Relaxers
We all care about our body, but most of us don’t need to display it very often. Our faces, however, are another story. It’s no mystery that 99% of cosmetics are for the face. But as we age it reaches a point where cosmetics may not be enough. It’s natural to develop wrinkles, lines, and sunken areas, and not so long ago the only solution was a facelift. We’re not dissing plastic surgery – in fact, we believe you should do whatever makes you feel better about yourself. There’s no doubt though that surgery is expensive and risky.
Fortunately, everything that a facelift can do for you can now be done with fillers and relaxers, so it’s no wonder that these are among the most popular beauty treatments today. They’re much cheaper, the risk is extremely minimal, and in some cases, if you don’t like the effect it can be reversed. If lines, wrinkles, folds, and sunken areas are making you look older than you feel, we have the treatment for that.
Smoothing and Filling:
It might be hard to believe but Juvederm has only been available in the U.S. since 2006. Today their family of fillers includes Juvederm Ultra, Vollure, Volbella and Voluma. Each have their specific applications. See the interactive graphic below to find out which filler is right for you.
Also FDA approved in 2006, Restylane is a competing brand to Juvederm. We offer both here at Magnifaskin. One is not better than the other. Your face and body chemistry is unique. We may recommend Restylane for one treatment area, and Juvederm for another. The Restylane family includes Lyft, Refyne, Defyne, and Silk. See the interactive graphic below to find out which filler is right for you.
Only approved for use in the U.S. in 2017, Revanesse is becoming increasingly popular for its more natural look and feel. Versa has a unique cross-linked hyaluronic acid formulation. The particles are smoother and rounder. Among other advantages, we can more easily shape the filled area with Revanesse.
The very first injectable treatment to hit the U.S. market, Botox was FDA approved in 2002. Since then, it has only increased in popularity. Currently, there are over 6 million Botox treatments administered every year! We do Botox and other fillers for men too.
In addition to Botox we also now offer Jeuveau, which is more commonly known as Newtox. Identical to Botox in formula and application, Newtox is cheaper for us to purchase, and we pass those savings on to you.
We also offer Dysport, which is specifically for glabellar lines, or frown lines. These lines between our brows can give us a permanently angry or worried expression.
All of our relaxers work in the same way, by blocking the chemoreceptors to the muscles in that area, they prevent the muscles from contracting. It’s these contractions that cause the wrinkles to form. Over time, they can become permanent as collagen and elastin in the folds gets broken down. The earlier you start relaxer treatments, the fewer lines will form as you age.
See the graphic below to find out which treatment is right for you.
We all know that obesity rates continue to rise, and even if we’re at a healthy weight, most of us have some unwanted fat. Be it on your face or your body, we can help.
Kybella, approved in 2015, was originally intended to reduce chin fat, although as we’ll see in a moment it can be used effectively on other areas of the body. No one wants to walk around with a neck wattle like a pillowcase. Even if the rest of your face is trim and toned, you may be genetically predisposed to carrying fat on your chin. Successive treatments of Kybella destroy the fat cells allowing us to reshape your under-chin area.
Added to a mesotherapy contouring treatment, we can even reduce fat on other areas of your body such as belly and thighs. Spot reduction of fat through exercise is not possible, despite what late-night TV ads want you to believe. But with a mesotherapy contouring treatment, we can get rid of those last stubborn fat deposits that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try.
Among popular beauty treatments, contouring is unique in that it has the power to actually change the shape of your face. Even minor adjustments to the shape of our nose or chin, or filling in sunken cheeks and temples, can make a dramatic difference to our appearance.
By combining the treatments listed above, we can smooth your skin, reduce chin fat, add volume to your lips, fill in sunken cheeks and temples, and erase wrinkles and folds. All without the need for plastic surgery.
PRP, Laser & IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Why make your skin just look younger, when it can actually be younger? We know, it sounds like science fiction or at least a cheesy sales pitch, but the skin rejuvenation options we offer here at Magnifaskin can actually make your skin younger!
As our skin ages, we lose the essential connective proteins collagen and elastin. These two together make our skin both firm and stretchy. It’s the loss of collagen that produces permanent lines and wrinkles, and less elastin leads to a loss of firmness.
Both Non-Ablative Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) work by intentionally damaging the underlying dermis layer of our skin, where the collagen and elastin do their work. This forces your skin to repair itself, and produce more of these proteins. In a very real way, this turns back the clock on our skin, actually making it younger.
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, works differently. A PRP treatment starts by extracting a small amount of your own blood. This is spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets, tiny cells that help heal our skin when it gets damaged. We then reinject the Platelet Rich Plasma to the treatment area, where all those platelets go to work. They produce fibrin and essential growth factors. It’s pretty science-y, but you can read all about it here.
There’s a good reason why peels have been a popular beauty treatment for millennia (yes, they really are that old!). No matter your age, your skin can greatly benefit from a chemical peel. While you can buy peels at the drugstore, the ones we provide are more effective. They can only be administered under medical supervision and they penetrate deeper, to more effectively rejuvenate your skin.
For most of us, our first exposure to a peel was an at-home treatment. As a result, you may think that the effect of a chemical peel is limited to restoring a healthy, youthful glow. In fact, the peels we offer, from Vi, Jessner, and ZO can do much more.
- Reduce scarring
- Reduce hyperpigmentation
- Reduce the appearance of sun and age spots
- Treat acne
- Rejuvenate sun-damaged skin
- Reduce or erase fine lines
- Restore a healthy oil balance
And of course, in addition to all of that, a peel will give you a fresh, youthful glow.
An intermediate treatment between facials and peels, microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for clogged pores, uneven pigmentation, melasma, and fine lines. And of course, as with any exfoliation treatment, it will leave your skin looking fresher and brighter.
At-home exfoliation treatments will last a week at best. Our exclusive Diamond Microdermabrasion reaches deeper into your skin, and the effects can last for up to two months. For extra effectiveness, you can combine a microdermabrasion exfoliation with any of our facials.
Not quite ready for a peel? Your skin might still be youthful without any help, or maybe you just can’t spare the time off work for a peel, which does require at least a few days of healing time. A facial is the next best thing. While the results are not as dramatic as a peel, you’ll leave our spa feeling refreshed, and with visibly brighter, smoother skin.
We offer a range of peels to meet every need. Our comprehensive Signature Facial includes organic ingredients, potent antioxidants and essential botanicals, sonic cleanse, steam, exfoliation, massage, a green tea and aloe mask followed by eye lift gel, antioxidant serum and a bio peptide moisturizer.
We also offer facials for Acne + Oil Control, Deep Hydration, Skin Brightening, Anti-Aging, and even our unique MagnifaMan Facial – formulated especially for male skin.
Another popular beauty treatment for turning back the clock on our skin is microneedling. Both traditional microneedling, and our new, more effective RF microneedling treatments, work in the same way as laser and IPL skin rejuvenation; by prompting our skin to heal itself and produce more of the essential binding proteins.
Great for skin of any age, an RF microneedling treatment increases the effectiveness by releasing tiny pulses of radio waves under the skin. This causes the tissues to heat slightly by the same mechanism your microwave uses to heat food. Don’t worry, though. The wavelengths are completely safe and most clients feel only a slight warming effect.
By adding this burst of radio waves to the tiny microneedling punctures, the area of healing under the skin widens. The overlap between each puncture creates a lattice effect that generates a whole new layer of dermal tissue, resulting in smoother, firmer skin.
Microblading, Lash Lifts & Lash Extensions
If your daily beauty regimen is requiring you to get up at 4 a.m., or you need to take the afternoon off to prepare for a hot date, you can save yourself a lot of time, and look better 24/7, with semi-permanent brow and lash treatments.
Remember the old days of brow tattoos? A solid blotch of ink that was eyebrow-shaped, but from any distance closer than a football field, didn’t look anything like an actual eyebrow? Microblading can give you the brows you always wanted, and they look so natural even your SO may not notice.
A lash lift perms your lashes, and we can achieve almost any shape you desire. Because the lashes curl up, rather than being seen point-on, they appear much thicker. Just apply mascara and go!
If you love having dramatic eyes but are tired of applying false eyelashes, a lash extension is the answer. We offer both classic mink for a natural look or go for drama with full volume extensions.
Both lash lifts and extensions last as long as your natural lashes do. For most of us, that’s two to three months.
How white our teeth are wasn’t really something most people thought about in previous generations. In fact, until relatively recently the very concept of teeth as a popular beauty treatment was a foreign concept for most people. This is likely because, until modern orthodontics, teeth were seen as one of those things you couldn’t change. Once this option became available, people desired teeth that were straight, and that was enough. But we humans keep raising the bar. Today, we notice people with super-white teeth, and there’s no denying a bright smile can make anyone more attractive.
Home whitening treatments contain the same whitening agent we use but at a lower concentration. Our Sapphire Teeth Whitening treatment requires application by medically trained personnel. This is because, if left on for too long, it could actually damage your teeth. It’s this extra strength, though, that makes a pro treatment more effective. In addition, we use UV light to speed the breakdown of the hydrogen peroxide. This means brighter, whiter teeth than any home treatment can offer, as well as longer-lasting results.
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