Every year we see new and innovative beauty treatment trends gain popularity – so this year we thought we’d take a shot at predicting the top treatment trends for 2019!
In 2018, we saw ‘old-is-new-again’ technology such as LED light therapy alongside new treatments like Nanopore micro-needling. We saw renewed hype for skincare ingredients such as retinol and collagen and there was a rise in funky paper face masks and sustainable beauty products; a trend that rose in popularity by a massive 88 per cent since 2012.
It was a big year for beauty and skincare, but what can we expect will be the top treatment trends in 2019? We’ve looked into the new technologies and the beauty trends set to take the industry, and our bathroom vanities, by storm this year.
Non-surgical lunch time lifts
We all want to look our best as the years go by and quick and relatively simple cosmetic procedures have allowed us to do so with minimum effort. Dermal fillers, CryoDefine (fat Freezing) and micro-needling treatments are some of the most popular that easily fit within a lunch hour.
‘Lunchtime lifts’ have and always will be a popular choice when it comes to achieving results. Factors such as no surgery, no anaesthetic and no downtime have seen these procedures go up in popularity by 461 per cent since 2000.
As the procedures become more and more accessible, the prices have become increasingly competitive and now anyone can get the treatments that only celebrities once coveted.
Technology has improved tremendously with these new procedures and it just keeps getting better year on year. They’re quick and tailored to your needs so you see the best results, often instantly or within days of treatment. Safety is of the highest priority so risk is minimal and generally far lower than with surgery.
We fully expect more and more everyday people, male and female, to take advantage of quick, easy and no-downtime treatments in 2019 as we look to manage our increasingly busier work-life balance.
Treating ageing before you show signs
Preventative treatments that cover everything from anti-wrinkle injections to laser for rejuvenation, means that by treating ageing in your 20s and 30s you set yourself up for wrinkle-free and youthful skin in your 40s, 50s and beyond.
According to a statistics report from the Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 20 per cent of women who dabble in anti-wrinkle or other cosmetic injectables are under the age of 35, with younger women becoming more conscious of their skin and the effects their lifestyle has on it later in life.
In your mid to late twenties you might start to notice a few fine lines, duller skin than normal, crow’s feet around your eyes or mild brown spots starting to appear. These are the signs that it’s time to get ahead of the game and utilise the treatments and technology available to you to help prevent any signs of ageing!
Laser rejuvenation treatments offer the most effective way to diminish imperfections such as pigmentation, broken blood vessels and general redness you may experience in your 20s and 30s, while anti-winkle injections are an effective treatment to prevent repetitive dynamic lines appearing on the face.
The ‘Tweak-ment’: Face contouring with injectables
Among the top treatment trends for 2019 would have to be the ‘tweak-ment’. Already popular, we only expect face countouring with injectables to grow in 2019. A bit plumper here, a bit more angled there? There’s an injectable for that.
But it’s not like 10 years ago when people were coming in with the cover of a magazine wanting to look more like a supermodel. Increasingly we are seeing clients who want to look more like their own filtered photos, or simply a younger version of themselves. Recently, clients have been focused on the tiny little micro-optimisations that make them feel a little bit more confident but are not completely obvious.
This is expected to continue into 2019 with a move to favouring a more natural look.
Our top treatment trend for 2019? Professional skincare products.
While not technically a treatment, we expect professional skincare products to be a top ‘at-home’ treatment trend for 2019. As people become more skin conscious so does their at home product preferences and clients are wanting their skincare products to complement their in clinic treatments. Whether it be for acne, dry skin or anti-ageing solutions, at-home products prescribed by Australian Skin Clinics dermal technicians will continue to be carefully curated to support client journeys between treatments.
2018 has been a massive year however, there is no doubt we can look forward to a new year of exciting beauty and treatment trends for 2019. If you’d like to be ahead of the curve with your skincare this year, book a complimentary consultation with one of our trained dermal technicians or cosmetic injectors by contacting your local Australian Skin Clinics.