10 Dermatology Trends for 2019: How to Prepare Your Medical Practice
Now is the time to plan for 2019. You can grow your medical or med spa practice in the coming year by keeping up with client demands. See which dermatology trends are currently shaping this fast-moving industry so that your business can offer the new treatments and procedures that clients want.
Next year, prepare to get more requests for laser skin resurfacing, probiotic skin care, laser skin tightening, micro-fillers, laser tattoo removal, combination treatments, laser spider vein treatment, thread lifts and laser vaginal rejuvenation. Also, get ready to have more male clients requesting cosmetic dermatology treatments.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
For a quick transformation, C02 lasers are being used to resurface facial skin. By removing the surface layers of the skin and stimulating the production of collagen, this trendy treatment reduces the appearance of sun damage and age lines. Laser skin resurfacing results in healthier, younger looking skin.
All the beauty magazines are reporting on probiotic skincare products. Creams, concentrates, mists, oils, serums and masks infused with live bacteria are said to boost the skin’s natural microbial community, produce an antibiotic effect and foster healing. Some of the biggest brands in dermatology are launching products which are designed to treat a range of issues including acne, oily skin, sun damage, eczema and rosacea.
Laser Skin Tightening
For a non-invasive mini face lift, many practices are turning to laser skin tightening. The procedure is incredibly popular because clients can have it done in-office by a cosmetic dermatologist. Plus, there is virtually no recovery time needed. Laser skin tightening can be used to treat wrinkles or looseness on the face, as well as the neck, mid-section, arms, legs and buttocks.
By using the laser to make the skin contract, it provides an immediate lifting effect. Then, by warming the collagen below the surface of the skin, the treatment offers more long-term improvement in the months following. For best results, the procedure is repeated after one and two months have passed.
Medical and med spa practices are bound to get a lot of requests for micro-filler treatments. Experts are also anticipating the growing popularity of small-dose injectables among younger clients – in the 20s and 30s – who are looking to remedy age lines before they are noticeable.
Development in the way Botox® and other fillers are injected has made it possible to treat new areas of the face and neck. Unlike full-dose injectables, micro-fillers can smooth out lines and wrinkles in the mid-face, eyes, nose and neck. It can be used where pores are more prominent to smooth out their appearance and lower oil production. The technique has been shown to have an effect that lasts longer by stimulating collagen production.
Laser Tattoo Removal
For a number of reasons, laser tattoo removal is a fast-growing business worth billions. Ink designs that were once trendy are causing many to seek removal procedures. Med spas which provide this service say that it’s a lucrative service and demand is definitely on the rise.
Though tattoos are meant to be permanent, targeted laser treatments can effectively make the ink in the skin disappear. Successful removal usually requires 10 rounds of laser treatment over a year.
Minimally invasive face and body lifts are all the rage among your clients. Now, thread lifts are even better. New products like NovaThreads stimulate collagen production in the skin and promise an immediate improvement, plus a gradual increase of the lifting effect for a full year following the procedure. Clients love the fact that these lifts don’t require general anesthesia and that recovery time is minimal.
Many practices have recently seen a greater demand for vaginal rejuvenation procedures. This in-office procedure grants medical and cosmetic benefits which interest many clients. Intima laser treatments are becoming more widely accepted for addressing menopausal symptoms, increasing sexual satisfaction, and toning the labial and vulvar tissues.
Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
Older clients seeking treatment for unsightly spider veins in the legs will be happy to know that there are new options available. More advanced lasers can deliver a gentle, yet effective treatment for spider veins with minimal side effects.
Another trend that your business should respond to is the use of combination cosmetic and dermatological treatments for more successful results. Med spa practices are now offering signature services which combine laser skin peels and fillers, for example. Others offer laser body sculpting with ultrasound skin tightening. These dynamic duos provide more dramatic results which are comparable to invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, yet clients are happy to avoid going under the knife. This is exciting news for business in the industry, too, because the combinations are nearly limitless.
Another new trend for 2019 is seeing more male clients consulting with cosmetic dermatologists and visiting med spas. Over the past several years the number of men requesting facial fillers, rejuvenating and lifting treatments, as well as a range of laser procedures has been on the rise. In response, businesses which offer specialized treatments for men are growing as well.
Grow Your Business with Laser Service Solutions
If you are looking to expand your medical or cosmetic practice, request a consultation with Laser Service Solutions in New Jersey. Specialized in a wide range of laser equipment, we can help you find the best options for your business, including advice about pre-owned purchases, renting or convenient financing. Contact Laser Service Solutions at (856) 853-7555.
- Erin Funk