The demand for medical beauty, non-invasive aesthetic procedures continues to grow. Leading plastic surgeon and founder of the Specialist Laser and Cosmetic Institute (SCIN), Dr Kamlen Pillay, shares his top five medical beauty trends for 2023.
The Age of Medical Beauty
Wellness-driven beauty, with a focus on full-body health, is expected to remain on the rise in 2023 as modern doctors evaluate the patient as a whole unit. Our goal is to help patients not only look better, but feel better too! Medical beauty treatments, such as anti-aging treatments, hormone and vitamin replacement, hair restoration and medically controlled weight lost are on the rise. All with the goal of helping patients not just look better, but importantly feel great too!
We live in an age where specific medical beauty treatments can provide incredible non-invasive results.
These are the top five medical beauty trends that will dominate the industry in 2023.
The Top 5 Medical Beauty and Aesthetic Trends for 2023
Emsculpt is a breakthrough device which offers non-invasive body contouring to eliminate fat and build muscle. With Emsculpt, high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology triggers rapid muscle contractions in the treatment region.
During a half-hour procedure, you may experience up to 20,000 muscle contractions. This is significantly more than can be achieved during exercise.
These muscle contractions stimulate a process that eliminates fat and builds muscle in the treatment region. Emsculpt tones and strengthens muscles in ways normal exercise can’t. It it also lifts skin and reduces cellulite by targeting fat cells, breaking them down before allowing transportation and elimination by your body in a natural way.
Emsculpt can be used to treat the abdomen, buttocks, biceps, triceps, calf-muscles. The benefits include; short painless treatments with no recovery or down-time and dramatic body sculpting results.
With Exilis there is no-downtime. It’s also a no pain, in-office procedure used for both combined skin tightening, non-invasive fat removal and body contouring.
Exilis is used to tone skin and improve skin texture while reducing fat, firming skin, reducing wrinkles. It also combats cellulite.
It is a head-to-toe treatment using radio frequency technology. Exilis is completed as a series of sessions and delivers radio frequency and ultrasound energy waves as heat below the surface of the skin. This safely destroys fat cells, firms skin, and triggers collagen production. Popular areas include saddle bags, stomach, love handles, thighs, face, and intimate areas.
An FDA-approved injectable, Sculptra helps gradually replace lost collagen. Unlike other solutions on the market, Sculptra addresses an underlying cause of facial ageing, and not just the symptoms.
The injectable is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid. It helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles. It works with your body, within the deep dermis, to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.
As the Sculptra PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production. Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
#4 Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable substances designed to enhance many features. They are used to erase wrinkles, augment lips, enhance volume and restore the youthful contour of the face by plumping up the area.
This medical aesthetic treatment has been around for some years and continues to grow in popularity. Many different fillers exist in the market.
One of the most effective ones used at SCINmed is Hyaluronic Acid Fillers – which are sterile, clear, cosmetic Injection gels made of chemically modified hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the fluids surrounding cells and tissues and is common in the skin, cartilage, joints and eyes. In skin tissue, hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen and elastin fibres.
The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients while hydrating the skin by holding in water and acting as a cushioning agent. It’s also proven to stimulate the production of collagen and creates a larger volume effect by drawing water close to the particles.
#5 Laser Genesis
Scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production, Laser Genesis is non-invasive and one of the most advanced treatments to target, treat and combat premature signs of aging and skin damage in both men and women.
One solution to combat sun damage, reduce redness and pores, smooth out skin texture and reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
The carefully designed and patented pulse structure of Laser Genesis ™ makes this an effective and safe treatment for all skin types. It is also quick and painless and will leave patients with no down-time. The production of new collagen in your skin will guarantee a younger looking skin after just a couple of treatments.
Medical beauty through wellness
As mentioned medical beauty, with a focus on full-body health, is expected to remain on the rise in 2023 as modern doctors evaluate the patient as a whole unit. Our goal is to help patients not only look better, but feel better too!
About the author
Dr Kamlen Pillay is a plastic, reconstructive, hand surgeon, MBChB, FCPlast Surg SA, MMed.
This specialist has bridging the gap between traditional plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments. By combining his extensive experience, broad knowledge base and unmatched surgical skill with a contemporary take on cosmetic procedure and a keen sense for business, he founded and expanded SCINMed.
His dedication quickly earned him and the SCINMed team prestige and renown in Cape Town and beyond. As SCINMed’s in-house specialist plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon, he places strong emphasis on continuous learning, adopting new advancements and technologies in the field.
In his personal and professional capacity, he regularly lends himself to speaking as an educator at numerous local and international conferences. Dr Pillay also makes regular appearances in the media as an expert in the field of cosmetic medicine.