In Pursuit of Beauty
A look at some of the latest trends and technologies in beauty and aesthetics.
From an almost taboo issue to a widely sought-after solution, medical aesthetics has grown from an exclusive privilege of the elite to a routine indulgence for the masses. While the mention of medical aesthetics may still conjure up images of needles and scalpels, a significant percentage of surgical procedures that are carried out by aesthetic clinics today are minimally invasive. Thanks to technological advancements and increased efforts in research and development, these procedures are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening, which allows quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery, while reaping all with the same benefits. Here are some examples of the new treatments and innovations in the field.
SKIN TIGHTENING HEAT
Dr Georgia Lee of TLC Medical Center and the eponymous DRGL range of custom skincare products has observed a sustained popularity in the Thermage treatment, which is a non-surgical procedure that aids in skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and the alleviation of other signs of aging. Since its introduction in 2004, Thermage has seen much improvements in both the personalisation as well as level of comfort.