Lost when in it comes to beauty lingo of treatments and procedures? No need to fret—we’ve got you covered. We tapped in to our expert sources so that you have the lowdown on what’s being talked about the most and why you need to know about them.
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This is really nothing more than a fancy word for collagen stimulation. Reno, NV, plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD, says we start losing collagen in our skin in our 30s. “But, luckily, there are a lot of treatments out there, like Ultherapy, Sculptra and radio-frequency treatments, that help replace lost collagen.”
More and more doctors are offering stackable treatments. Also known as combination treatments or combination therapies, Chicago plastic surgeon, Julius Few, MD, says stackable treatments allows patients to tackle wrinkles, volume loss and sagging skin in one visit. “By ‘stacking’ (or layering) peels, injectables, laser treatments, ultrasound technology and advanced skin care, this multiple treatment therapy can be delivered in one sitting to generate an optimal outcome with minimal recovery time.”
We all know what rejuvenation means. But pre-juvenation is a new term that’s popping in the beauty world. More and more patients under the age of 30 are seeking out anti-aging and cosmetic procedures to stop the hands of time. In fact, 51 percent of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members agree that more patients emphasize early maintenance, with increasing numbers of men and women in their 20s and 30s opting for preventive measures to forestall bigger procedures and surgery.
One treatment that is everywhere right now is microblading, which uses pigment to create fuller-looking eyebrows. Paramus, NJ, dermatologist Rebecca Baxt, MD, says that by dropping pigment into the brow line, it creates the look of individual hairs without going as deep or lasting as long as an eyebrow tattoo does.
According to Beverly Hills, CA, facial plastic surgeon Davis Nguyen, MD, the term “skin pinch” is one that’s used quite often but still comes with a bit of a gray area for patients. “We use the term called ‘skin pinch’ to describe a very subtle, mild surgical lower lid lift that will smooth and refresh the under-eye area. In this procedure, only skin, as opposed to underlying fat, is addressed so it is less-invasive and requires less downtime.”
Neograft eyebrow restoration
Because big, bold brows are all the rage right now, and women will stop at nothing to get them, there are more and more treatments making their way onto the menu to deliver this solution. New York plastic surgeon David Rapaport, MD, says he is seeing an increasing number of women coming in for eyebrow restoration using Neograft. “With this treatment, women can transplant real hairs for full and beautiful brows.”
Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma)
Although this treatment has been around for quite some time now, it’s still what doctors turn to when patients want something done to make their skin glow but don’t know exactly what to ask for. New York dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD, says microneedling treatments combined with PRP are ideal for skin rejuvenation and smoothing scars among other things, like hair growth. “Microneedling entails application of radio-frequency devices or sterile needle-tip pens to the skin to create micro-injuries, stimulating a natural repair process that leads to increased production of collagen and elastin,” he explains. “PRP is a preparation of concentrated platelets from your own blood that are rich in growth factors that stimulate growth and repair. The micro-injuries created by the microneedling allow better absorption of PRP, so together they have synergistic effects.”