There are amazing advances in skincare and the science of skin rejuvenation happening all around the world. Not all trends and scientific advances are practiced in your part of the world – so you might have to travel abroad to seek the latest in anti-aging and skincare advances. Let’s explore some of them:
In South Korea
In South Korea, a growing number of women are seeking out a new procedure pioneered by Dr. Jin Young Jung, Dermatologist. Dr. Jung uses AccuSculpt® lipolysis laser to precisely deliver laser energy through a 1-mm optical fiber tip inserted inside the skin (usually laser is performed on top of the skin). The procedure results in minimal damage or scarring. Dr. Jung uses this new method of laser to correct crows’ feet, sagging necks, puffy eyes and wrinkles around the mouth. She also uses this ground-breaking procedure to sculpt the jawline and chin to create a clean V-shaped jawline – an aesthetic that is highly prized in South Korea.Another trend for younger South Korean women in their 20s and 30s, is a ‘baby face’ affect. This is achieved by adding volume to the cheeks, forehead and chin with injectable fillers to create and youthful ‘baby’ face affect.
Dr. Jung’s success as a state-of-the-art Dermatologist, pioneering anti-aging treatments and modern trends, has made her a celebrity of sorts in her own country. Look for her to appear in the U.S. soon – she has plans to open a practice in New York City where we believe she will be in high demand.
Women from all over the world, including Italy, Portugal and Angola flock to Dr. Juliana Neiva, Dermatologist in São Paulo, Brazil for her radiofrequency (heat) therapy treatments to create a smooth, firm complexion. Her radiofrequency E-Matrix is more advanced than the U.S. standard Thermage. While it produces results similar to CO2 lasers, E-Matrix does not leave the skin raw for up to 10 days. E-matrix uses fractionated radiofrequency (like tiny perforations) to target lower layers of the skin without damaging the surface. In addition to the fact that this new rejuvenating treatment does not damage the skin, it is also safe for Skin Types III, IV, V and VI. Now you can get E-Matrix fractionated radiofrequency in the United States – use our Directory to find a Dermatologist in your area who is using E-Matrix fractionated radiofrequency.
In the UK and France
In the UK and France, women prefer a more natural result from their anti-aging treatment vs. those in the United States where tight skin with no lines is valued. Here are some of the latest trends in the UK and France:
Custom-blended antioxidant cocktails are injected into the skin with a medical-grade air gun using micro pricks to brighten and rejuvenate the complexion.
Fraxel lasers are combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma). For this procedures a patient’s own platelets are extracted from the blood and concentrated before being injected back into the body, where they release special growth factors by 600% to improve wrinkles, skin texture, elasticity and firmness.
For deeper lines and wrinkles, women in the UK and France prefer using hyaluronic acid filler like Teosyal Ultra Deep to diminish lines and add volume. Here, this is preferable to a face lift where the skin is pulled tight. There is no down time, no anesthesia and the result is natural.
In the United States
Thanks to the toned arms of First Lady, Michelle Obama, who is known for her sleeveless gowns and dresses, upper-arm lifts have jumped a staggering 4,378% (no typo here) in the past decade, according to a report released recently by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.Upper-arm lift, known as brachioplasty, involves trimming loose skin from the underarm area, and may also incorporate liposuction to remove excess fat. Patients are put to sleep for the procedure, but can go home the same day.While the number of brachioplasties per year is still relatively small, about 15,000 in 2012, it’s clear that toned arms in America are on the rise and have replaced six-pack abs as the most sought-after body part.
Trends and preferences around the world differ from one culture to the next. What binds us is a global shift from invasive surgical face lifts to monthly or bi-monthly ‘maintenance’ to sustain a youthful, toned and supple appearance. Women (and some men) are starting the process of anti-aging treatments as early as their 20s, developing a long-term relationship with their dermatologist, to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance.