The Top 5 Treatments To Start In 2024
Are you looking for a New Year pick-me-up? Hear from our aesthetic experts at our award-winning clinic Perfect Skin Solutions, as they guide you through the best, most effective, cutting-edge treatments to start the new year, from body contouring to full-face rejuvenation. Read on to learn more!
A real favourite with many A-listers including Eva Longoria. EvolveX is the only body contouring system in the world that simultaneously works on skin, fat and muscle. This wildly popular treatment works to sculpt the body with versatility and technology like no other. Not to mention, its highly customisable settings help target specific areas to match your goals. A non-invasive and hands-free procedure, it is a go-to for toning and tightening across the globe.
How does it work?
EvolveX uses a combination of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (also known as EMS) and Radio Frequency (this is the heating element). This is a temperature-controlled Bipolar RF (radiofrequency) with 54 temperature sensors. These sensors emit heat to the dermal and adipose tissue (fat cells), remodelling the skin from the inside out, tightening the muscles, creating collagen, elastin and reducing fat. Studies have shown that adipocytes (fat tissue) are more sensitive to heat than cold, making EvolveX great at targeting fat in specific areas.
The heat delivers a safe, comfortable, and controlled wound in the skin, which kick-starts proliferation and triggers the body’s wound healing abilities, leading to increased collagen and elastin production.
This treatment offers minimal downtime, such as temporary redness and some minor muscle soreness. It is best at treating stubborn areas of fat. EvolveX is a supplement to an already healthy lifestyle rather than a replacement. It is essential to exercise, drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet to attain your ultimate result.
Emerald Laser is the only fat reduction device in the world for circumferential fat reduction that is FDA approved to treat patients with a BMI of up to 40 and can be used to treat any part of the body. Emerald, just as the name suggests, is a green laser. It’s not only one of the most advanced, pain-free ways to reduce fat but also works as an all-round well-being laser offering many additional benefits. This treatment is painless with no downtime and poses minimal risk.
How does it work?
This cold (non-thermal) low-level laser at 532nm, is primarily for the patients who want circumferential loss. The machine creates a transitory pore in the fat cell, which triggers the fat to leak into the lymphatic system, allowing the body to dispose of the fat effectively.
Some of the benefits are:
Improves cell function
Improved insulin sensitivity
Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Studies have also shown it can reduce pain and inflammation.
Increases ATP, which is a source of energy for the body at a cellular level.
UltraClear is a one-of-a-kind cold fibre laser. Its groundbreaking technology helps with sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and numerous skin conditions. UltraClear has a number of customisable modes which means you can have a very gentle treatment with negligible downtime or a deeper treatment for skin resurfacing and remodelling which can give slightly more downtime typically around a week.
How does it work?
UltraClear works by ablating the skin, which means it removes small areas of the skin. This will not only create new healthy tissue but is a controlled wound, meaning new collagen and elastin are formed from the body’s natural healing process being triggered. It is not a fully ablative laser like the CO2 lasers but instead leaves some healthy tissue around the beams, making the recovery period much quicker than many other lasers.
There are several settings on the UltraClear platform such as:
3D MIRACL – This is the gentlest mode on the laser which usually gives little more than a day or two of slightly pink skin, followed by one or two days of dry skin before your new, more radiant, and smoother skin is revealed. Safe for all skin types, this will gently resurface the skin while boosting collagen and elastin production.
Laser Coring – Only carried out by a Doctor, this is a great way to target scars and other hard-to-treat conditions. This vaporises a cylinder section of the skin so this tissue is no longer present, allowing the body to replace it with new healthy tissue. A real breakthrough in the field with some amazing results for scars, fine lines and even lifting!
Many more settings are available as it is a highly customisable treatment. Your aesthetic practitioner will work with you to decide which is best following your consultation.
The celebrity-favourite and award-winning Morpheus8 is now the most searched energy-based device on google and for good reason! M8 is another breakthrough machine. It is a Radio Frequency assisted microneedling device, with an impressive following. The M8 can deliver outstanding results in skin tightening and lifting heavy tissue.
How does it work?
A gold-plated needle (the tip only) is inserted into the skin and surrounding tissue and heated to create bulk heating. Depending on the depth, we can target fat or tissue, this is determined by what you want improved and your treatment goals. Delivering heat to the fat will help liquefy and reduce it, or we can work more superficially where the fibber blast cells live and trigger a wound-healing response. Chemicals produced by the body send signals to the cells to produce collagen and elastin, thus delivering the results we are looking for.
Your aesthetic practitioner will be able to determine the appropriate depth for you based on your specific needs.
Morpheus8 now includes a burst mode, allowing the device to fire radio frequency at different depths to deliver multifaceted results. Continuing developments from the manufacturers, InMode, mean the machine is ever evolving and improving to help patients with skin, fat, elastin and collagen. Morpheus8 can treat the face and body, so it is great for almost all problem areas. This is because the device is so customisable.
Pain anywhere in the spine, (from the neck to the lower back), hips, knees or feet can be directly related to biomechanical issues. Our podiatrist, Nishal Patel, has over 20 years of experience in this field and conducts a thorough, expert assessment of how you stand and walk. If required, a laser scanner can allow her to prescribe orthotic insoles perfectly formed to your feet, allowing appropriate correction of any abnormality and increased comfort. Not only does this alleviate pain and prevent formations of issues like corns, but also helps to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis in the joints.
What does the appointment include?
In your appointment, your pronation, the impact and pressure on your feet and the alignment of all the joints such as knees will be assessed. You may get asked to walk around so we can see how you hold yourself when doing so. Advice on footwear will be discussed, as this can improve day-to-day movement and aid an active lifestyle.
Orthotics can be made specifically for your feet (your feet will be scanned to create a 3D model) and from there, a 3rd party company will make your custom insoles. Whether you are on your feet all day or are someone who leads a physically active lifestyle, everyone would benefit from a biomechanics appointment.
The treatments above are just 5 of the many options available to kickstart 2024 and are great, particularly in the winter months. In-clinic our clinicians will help you to pick the best options for you; we all work as a team to determine the best course of action. We make our decisions based on patients’ issues, lifestyles, budgets and goals.
Call us on 02392 754 777 or visit our contact us page to kick start your journey with Perfect Skin Solutions.