It’s the New Year and traditionally that time to make our resolutions for self-improvement. We often hear the phrase ‘New Year, New You,’ but there is a reason why less than 8% of us ever achieve our New Year’s resolutions – real change is difficult. At evolv we believe in the power of optimal and personalized aesthetic care to improve quality of life for any patient, to create a better you – balanced and natural results improve and enhance your individualized features and youthfulness. How can we help you get there… with planning, education, partnership and commitment!
So let’s look at the Top 10 Trends for Aesthetics in 2018 and discuss how they can achieve a Better You for the New Year:
The Rise of Comprehensive Care 1+1+1≠3 = 10!
Synergy is a result that is more than the sum of its parts. For 2018 at evolv, we are focusing on comprehensive aesthetic plans individualized to each patient which will provide longer-lasting, more natural-appearing, youthful outcomes for greater value. This is possible by combining less invasive techniques, services and products based on each patient’s goals, budget and aging patterns. Stop in to learn more about this exciting program.
Non-Surgical Face, Breast and Body Tightening
New technology in energy devices (J-Plasma), radio frequency with ultrasound (Exilis Ultra) and acoustic wave energy (Cellutone) can result in significantly more tightening and lifting of facial, neck, breast, arm and body skin in appropriate patients without surgery. Non-surgical fat loss by proprietary radio frequency technology (Vanquish ME) is also an exciting and developing non-surgical option.
New uses for neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) are expanding. One example is the ‘Micro Botox’ technique which uses tiny droplets of neuromodulator injected more superficially in the skin to improve fine wrinkles, as well as skin texture and quality. A new, longer-lasting and more effective form of Botox is scheduled for release in 2018.
Natural Appearing Lips
The days of that over-filled lip look are fading with improved techniques and new filler products that restore youthful balance, while respecting each patient’s unique anatomy. Longer-lasting bioidentical products used properly with a ‘less is more’ approach will be more desirable. More effective topical anaesthetics provide better comfort with lip procedures.
Effective Vaginal Rejuvenation
The recent release of Ultra Femme 360 from BTL Aesthetics provides no downtime and comfortable improvement of internal and external laxity, as well as significant reduction in bladder stress incontinence with a greater than 90% satisfaction rate. New surgical techniques in labiaplasty for aesthetics and comfort have increased by over 30% from last year.
Jaw Definition for Men and Women
Defining and enhancing the jawline non-surgically with injectable volume fillers, fat grafting, Kybella injections, J-Plasma subdermal contouring and Exilis Ultra treatments have provided new options and improved results for male and female candidates. More natural results and contouring better enhance each patient’s appearance.
Tummy Tucks with less discomfort and without drains
Eliminating drains from most tummy tucks or abdominoplasties is an evolving technique that is growing in popularity. The use of long-acting pain blocks (Exparel) and new non-narcotic medication have resulted in less discomfort and downtime for patients.
Hair Regeneration and Scarless Hair Grafting
Transplanting individual hair follicles without a donor site scar with the NeoGraft system can restore a natural hair line in men and women. Using new topical products (Hair Medica), combined with regenerative medicine techniques utilizing platelet rich plasma (PRP), natural growth factors and stem cells may reduce or stop hair loss and rejuvenate hair follicles in appropriate patients.
Advances in Medical Skin Care
ZO Skin Health continues to innovate with the development of new products and services that restore skin health and youthfulness with research-proven technology. Stop in to learn about topical products that will effectively reduce pore size, facial redness, excess pigmentation, acne and fine lines from our evolv licensed aestheticians.
Using Laser and Light Energy to Restore and Maintain Youthful Skin
Lasers and light therapy options for skin treatment have evolved significantly. One of the most innovative and exciting technologies is Sciton’s Broad Band Light (BBL) treatment to rejuvenate and maintain youthful cell function at the genetic level. Recent clinical research studies have proven that proper BBL treatment can reduce and delay skin aging at any age. Less-downtime laser peels with tuneable energy provide varied and customizable options for facial resurfacing.
All of us at evolv are excited about these new innovations and disruptive technologies that will offer improved and natural results for patients of all ages. Please stop in to learn how a personalized and comprehensive aesthetic plan can provide a better you for 2018 and beyond.
We wish you all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
Frank Barone, MD, FACS