It has been a rough year. But the good news is that clients are eager to face the new year with a fresh face. What is going to be hot in 2021? Cosmetic trends are promising a big year for lasers.
We are expecting to see the demand for laser treatment boom in every setting: dermatologists office, plastic surgery clinics, med spas, and modern wellness centers. As new, innovative laser equipment enters the market, people are quick to start demanding the latest procedures. Clients of all ages love the fact that laser procedures generally require minimal downtime and noticeable, yet natural-looking results.
Unique Combination Treatments
As the offering of cosmetic laser treatments becomes wider, we are also seeing a growing trend of combining treatments. Combination treatments promise extra bang for their buck by pairing two different types of laser or light therapy, or pair laser treatment with another cosmetic procedure.
In 2021, the industry experts are predicting an increased demand for the following combos:
- Traditional facial + micro-needling – together they effectively smooth and refresh skin.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) + micro-needling – for the full ‘vampire facial’ effect.
- Micro-needling + radiofrequency treatment – works to boost collagen production and minimize wrinkles.
- Laser Peel + Broadband Light (BBL) treatment – to rejuvenate skin and address aging and sun damage.
- Ablative + non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing – helps get better results with less pain.
- Ultrasound + IPL, radio frequency and Infared devices – for faster, more visible non-invasive body contouring results.
- Laser-assisted liposuction – using laser devices to liquefy the fat that is then removed through surgical liposuction.
Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening
The clientele for skin clinics and med spas has been getting younger and younger each year. Now, millennials are even looking to stop aging in its tracks. At the same time, however, they do not want to look like someone else. They desire subtle enhancement, with a fresh, natural look. And they also do not want to take time off work or from their busy schedule to recover from invasive procedures.
Non-surgical skin tightening procedures are going to be increasingly popular. Experts say to look out for ultrasound treatments that increase collagen production below the surface of the skin. Also, photo-facials, or photo-rejuvenation, using IPL devices do not require any downtime and improve the elasticity of skin.
Non-Invasive Cellulite Treatment
Following the same trend, we are seeing a greater interest in relatively quick fixes for cellulite on different areas of the body. Though multiple sessions are usually required, you can give your clients the results they desire with little to no downtime. Ultrasonic liposculpting, acoustic wave therapy, and various laser therapies, and radio-frequency devices with a laser, suction, and massage can successfully target cellulite.
Laser Facial Contouring
The same technology that has made body contouring a big hit is now being used to reshape the face and jawline. Laser facial contouring is another non-surgical solution to common complaints. It can:
- Reduce fat deposits under the chin and below the eyes,
- Remodel the jawline,
- Firm and tone the skin.
This type of procedure is popular because it requires no recovery time, is virtually pain-free, and works quickly.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift
Many clients complain about the appearance of loose and wrinkled skin on their neck which can be a major sign of aging. Now, with fractionated ablative laser treatment and ultrasound therapy, they can get a younger looking neck without the expense and risks involved with surgery. With a laser neck lift, clients tend to recover quickly and see a great deal of improvement in skin laxity, wrinkles, and jowling.
Laser Pore Treatment
In order to reduce the size of pores and deliver a smoother texture to the skin, laser and IPL treatments are being used often these days. Laser resurfacing can be combined with photopneumatic therapy or a chemical peel for even better results.
Laser Carbon Peel
For a super exfoliating effect, laser equipment can be used with a topical liquid carbon treatment. The carbon helps absorb oil and lift dirt and dead cells from the skin’s surface. Then, the Nd:YAG laser device heats it and binds it to the epidermis. The heat will induce collagen production deeper in the tissue and reveal a plumper shape and smoother surface. The laser carbon peel will be a hot procedure in 2021 for treating acne scarring, sun damage, and fine lines.
Body Sculpting that Builds Muscle
It sounds too good to be true, but some cosmetic laser surgeons are offering this new generation of body sculpting treatment. The innovative procedures combines Highly Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to strengthen and tone muscles and radiofrequency to eliminate fat tissue.