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Beauty Trends in 2019

Beauty Trends in 2019

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Beauty trends are always changing and it’s easier than ever before to get procedures that can change your appearance without having to get surgery. Everything from smoothing wrinkles to slimming hips, beauty trends are always evolving and advancing. With technology advancing and the increased awareness through social media, the stigma around getting procedures done to alter your features is slowly fading away. Social media has made it easier for individuals to see and understand the world of medical aesthetics and allowing those interested in procedures to research and look into the different types of treatments that are available. The idea of plastic surgery used to be criticized on social media, but has since changed, as feeds are now filled with before and after photos. There has been a spike in the popularity of cosmetic treatments and here are a few trends on the rise for 2019.

Preventative Injections

Wrinkle-smoothing injections like Botox and fillers have become extremely popular, and are the most common non-invasive cosmetic treatment on the rise. They have become a huge trend in the medical-aesthetics field currently and they are only getting more advanced and popular. Many people are looking for short and minimally-invasive treatments with low-downtime that will make them look refreshed almost instantly. The age of patients seeking injectables is getting younger and younger, especially now that people are interested in the preventable benefits. It’s more beneficial to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging rather than treating them once they have already happened. Once wrinkles start appearing and have settled in, it can be difficult to get rid of them.

Botox and Xeomin are two of the most popular preventative injectables. They both work in similar ways to temporarily freeze the facial muscles and treat the lines formed from repetitive facial movements like squinting and smiling. Xeomin is a very purified form of botulinum toxin, meaning that the body is less likely to develop tolerance to it over time. Be aware that results do vary based on the patient and the severity of their wrinkles. Consider booking a consultation if you start to see wrinkles appear.

Evolution of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers have always been a popular beauty trend (yes, even before Kylie Jenner became famous), and have been steadily on the rise. In 2019, patients are now more interested in naturally-contoured lips rather than full on glam. When it comes to achieving natural-looking results, nothing does the trick quite like Juvéderm Volbella XC, a hyaluronic acid-based injectable that subtly plumps lips while also softening the appearance of marionette lines. It produces softer results without the tell-tale signs of lip fillers.

Doctors now prefer to gradually build up to the desired effect with appropriately spaced out sessions rather than injecting a large dose all at once. Treatments can last up to 12 months if done correctly, but it’s important to keep in mind that the results will vary by patient.

Body Contouring

Non-invasive procedures to eliminate fat and tighten the skin are gaining popularity. Emsculpt has become a popular method in the field of body contouring. While a variety of treatments target fat cells, Emsculpt also helps to define muscle tone. It contours through the elimination of fat and circumferential reduction, compared to current body shaping techniques that fail to address muscles.

The treatment utilizes highly-focused electromagnetic energy to trigger supra-maximal contractions. It is approximately 20,000 muscle contractions during a half-hour session. Emsculpt allows muscles to contract in a way that’s not possible through exercise. The contractions result in a rapid metabolic reaction in cells to strengthen and build muscle, while also breaking down fat. There is little to no downtime associated with the procedure, which makes it extremely popular. The ability to stimulate your muscles and burn fat without breaking a sweat is definitely appealing, although you may just feel a bit sore, the way you would after an intense workout. Emsculpt is approved for use on the abdomen and buttocks and is best suited for individuals with a lower BMI. It is more ideal for those who want to improve muscle definition and fat-reduction in hard-to-target areas.

In order to achieve the best outcome, patients are encouraged to schedule a minimum of four half-hour treatments, no more than two to three days apart. This can cost you anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000 in total. It’s important to continue a healthy lifestyle to maintain results. With any weight loss or strength training program, you can gain fat back or lose muscle tone if you don’t keep a healthy lifestyle or continue training.

Clearview MediSpa, located in Toronto, provides state-of-the-art services to enhance your appearance and restore the confidence you may have lost along the way. We provide everything from wrinkle treatments to facials, peels, and more. To learn more about Clearview MediSpa, give us a call at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.

Nine Things to Know Before You Get Dermal Fillers

Nine Things to Know Before You Get Dermal Fillers

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Botox has become popular in the past few years as the injectable botulinum toxin temporarily eliminates wrinkles by freezing muscles in the face. The popular aesthetic procedure has become well known for its excellent and fast results with minimal downtime. If the injectables are done properly, the side effects are nearly non-existent. With all of that, there are still a lot of questions that you would need to be answered before considering getting the procedure. Here is what you need to know before getting botox.

1. Know where your injectables are coming from

Ensure that your doctor is an official vendor for any kind of substance you are having injected, including neurotoxins and fillers such as Botox, Vistabel, Bocouture, Xeoxin, Azzalure, and Dysport. To reduce the risk of getting an expired, contaminated, or potentially dangerous product, some manufacturers’ websites offer a tool to search by zip code for every licensed physician who has obtained their product legally.

2. You get what you pay for

Make sure that you are investing in good products, especially if it is being injected into your body. If the price is questionably low for Botox or filler, it might be that the product is diluted. Another possibility, if you are in the United States, is that your doctor purchased the product from a supplier in a country where government price controls keep pharmaceutical prices substantially lower than those in the U.S. You also risk the chance of unauthorized suppliers compromising the effectiveness and safety of injectables by not storing them at the proper temperature or even offering counterfeit products. You’re usually better off with a doctor who bases his or her fee on how many units of product are used, rather than how many different zones of the face are injected.

3. Blood-thinning meds aren’t the only thing to avoid pre-injection

Most people that have experience with Botox and fillers know to avoid anticoagulants such as aspirin and ibuprofen before treatment. It’s a risk, as those types of drugs hinder blood clotting and increase the risk of bruising should the needle nick a blood vessel. Also, avoid fish oil, multivitamins, green tea, cinnamon, ginger, and red wine a full week before treatment, as some antioxidants can increase the fragility of blood vessels and prevent clotting.

4. A consultation is crucial

Having a consultation before getting the procedure done is important. The doctor performing the injection should have you smile and frown and raise your eyebrows, as they should be carefully evaluating to see how different areas of your face naturally move. You want to look refreshed, as putting injections in the wrong places can make you look expressionless. You should also have a thorough health assessment done prior to getting injections, as certain antibiotics can increase the potency of neurotoxins. Antibiotics, specifically in the aminoglycoside category like gentamicin, can increase the potency of neurotoxins. To avoid any risks, put off any treatments while being treated for antibiotics.

5. Bruises can be undone

There is always a risk that injections could potentially hit a vessel, which can cause blood to pool beneath the skin and cause bruising. Neurotoxins typically require finer needles and are placed more superficially than fillers, but there is still a risk. Some dermatology practices offer a next-day complementary vascular laser treatment, which breaks down pooled blood and can help diminish bruises within 24 hours. If bruising is a concern for you, be sure to ask your doctor whether they offer the service.

6. Not all fillers are created equal

Avoid silicone, as it is the one filler that has the most complications. It is not FDA approved to fill wrinkles in the face. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are malleable and can be absorbed by the body, and will eventually break down over time. Silicone is a synthetic material that can’t be metabolized and can harden over time, which can lead to unevenness and bulges. It is also permanent and will not look the same over time.

7. Be prepared

For several hours after your shots, you will want to avoid doing certain things. Be prepared to avoid putting on makeup, washing your hair, exercising, lying down, or messing with the injected zones, as these activities can cause the toxin to spread to muscles or weaken the injection. It is also advised that you do not fly for several hours after receiving Botox, as the change in cabin pressure could potentially cause the spread of the toxin to other muscles that you do not want to be affected. Prepare for little movement for the next few days.

8. Side effects

Botox given between the brows can cause a temporary sensation of dizziness or headache. This is usually caused by slight swelling in the area from the fluid injected, and should fade away within 10 to 15 minutes.

9. Best results

Preventative Botox is a term used when treating younger patients like those in their twenties or early thirties for expression lines that are visible at rest and during movement. Starting early will prevent the worsening of wrinkles and can sometimes reverse the first peek of lines and wrinkles.

Clearview MediSpa, located in Toronto, provides state-of-the-art services to enhance your appearance and restore the confidence you may have lost along the way. We provide everything from wrinkle treatments to facials, peels, and more. To learn more about Clearview MediSpa, give us a call at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.

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