The skincare industry is constantly evolving. The in-office procedures and anti-aging ingredients everyone was buzzing about only a few years ago are now far more advanced than when they first hit the scene. Because technology and techniques are always improving, we turned to top industry insiders and asked them to give us details on the latest and greatest breakthroughs in skincare. From the best new lasers to the most noteworthy ingredient developments, keep reading to hear what they have to say about what’s happening in skincare today!
The Breakthrough: New Peel and Laser Combinations
The Expert: Dennis Gross MD, founder of 900 5th Dermatology and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
“The most revolutionary breakthrough in skincare is the use of non-invasive lasers coupled with a professional alpha beta peel. There is no downtime or pain involved and there are results you can see within a week. People are more hesitant to go under the knife, and lasers offer a way to deeply penetrate the skin without the pain and long recovery time. By coupling them with a gentle yet effective professional alpha beta peel, the results you see are incredible.
The peel clears the pores, firms the skin, and increases cell turnover. Non-invasive lasers can then go deeper into the dermis to rejuvenate the skin by promoting collagen growth and healthy skin production. Lasers are incredibly versatile. They can be used to resurface entire skin areas or target specific areas of concern. Depending on the laser treatment selected, lasers can treat skin tone and texture, firm and tighten, fill in fine lines, reduce sun damage, and stimulate collagen production. They can also be used to eradicate acne scars.”
The Breakthrough: Improved Radio-Frequency Treatments
The Expert: Dr. Stafford Broumand, NYC-based plastic surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital
“ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive procedure, which uses radio frequency to improve skin laxity and is ideal for treating the problem areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, and neck. It’s revolutionary because it is able to address the entire eyelid. The treatment uses gentle heating with temperature-controlled RF energy to stimulate collagen remodeling. It’s best done in a series of three to four treatments and there is no downtime.
ThermiTight uses the same technology to reduce fat, while simultaneously tightening and smoothing the skin. The modified treatment may be used under the skin in the face, jowls, neck, tummy, arms, thighs, around the knees, anywhere you have loose skin. Unlike Ulthera, the treatment may be customized—your doctor can control the amount of heat and energy used to dissolve fat cells, depending on the area. ThermiTight is revolutionary because the whole procedure is the only one of its kind to tighten the skin invasively.”
The Breakthrough: Non-Invasive Skin Tightening
The Expert: Sonya Dakar, celebrity esthetician
“The biggest breakthrough in procedures I have seen is the new Total Lift treatment. I’m always researching new ways to give my clients the ultimate results with no downtime and no surgery or injections—as natural as possible. For the first time, I am able to actually lift, tighten, and firm the skin with visible results after just one treatment.
The Total Lift offers revolutionary technology that provides non-invasive skin tightening, cellulite reduction, and circumferential fat reduction. The treatment uses pulsed magnetic fields and radio frequency to consistently and uniformly heat the skin from the inside out, without the threat of burns. The collagen fibers then heat up, resulting in skin tightening to attain exceptional results. I can work on turkey neck and jowls, provide eyebrow lifts, and improve overall skin elasticity. On the body, we can focus on tightening the tummy, love handles, upper arms, and buttocks. I even help men tighten and firm their moobs, for lack of a better word.”