The beauty and cosmetics industry is estimated to be a 7 billion dollar industry, with the largest segment belonging to personal care. We are constantly visible with active Instagram and Facebook profiles, so the way we look has never felt so important. It isn’t surprising that more people are looking to learn more about some of the most popular beauty treatments or are curious about how they might break into a career in advanced skin treatment. Let’s unpack some of the benefits of these popular beauty treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy has been around for about 20 years. As a skin treatment, IPL can be effective in reducing wrinkles, spots and scaring as well as pigmentation and sun damage. It rejuvenates the skin by creating a wound that triggers the body’s healing mechanisms to create a great amount of collagen and brand new cells. Collagen is a natural protein that fills in lines in the skin. It’s the essential ingredient in younger-looking skin. IPL is a safe treatment when provided by a well-trained technician who also holds a Laser Safety Officer license and the results of regular treatment are long-lasting.
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, Micro-Needling treats:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Scars from surgery, acne or chickenpox
- Sagging skin
- Pigmentation marks from sun damage or acne
The number of recommended treatments for the best results in 4-6 and each will cost you a couple of hundred dollars, depending on the area of the skin you are having treated. One of the latest beauty treatments in 2020 to become popular is the Dermapen. The Dermapen contains 12 micro-needles. Safely provided by a well-trained beauty therapist, the Dermapen creates tiny injuries to the outer layer of your skin (epidermis) and the layer underneath (the dermis). When the body receives any kind of injury it responds quickly by producing collagen to help heal the wound. This is the result of the micro-injuries, it triggers a healing response, producing more collagen and leaving the skin looking softer, smoother, and firmer.
As far as lists for most popular beauty treatments go, Cosmetic Tattooing has continued to remain on the list for more than 10 years. Its popularity increases in waves, and in 2020 the biggest trend is having your eyebrows tattooed or feathered, for a more natural and realistic look. You can now get devices at home that tattoo the brows. It is highly recommended to work with a well-trained therapist who is also trained in infection control and well as a beauty therapist trained in the shaping of brows and the care of the skin. The tattoos last up to 18 months, so it’s a beneficial treatment for those that would visit their beauty therapist or brow specialist every 4-6 weeks. It is also a beneficial treatment for those who have survived cancer treatment. It can build confidence – if you look good, you feel great!
One of the benefits of a Chemical Peel is it can deliver similar resurfacing and rejuvenation results and drive collagen production just as well as IPL, Laser or Micro-Needling but is about a third of the cost. Chemical peels lift away dead skin cells, exposing the newer cells underneath. This causes the newer cells to multiply and move up to the surface producing more collagen and hyaluronic acid (the skin’s natural plumper). The skin then appears smoother, softer and has a much greater tone. There are many different types of Chemical Peels, to find the one that is best for your skin have a consultation with your dermatologist or beauty therapist, trained in Advanced Skin Practices or become an advanced skin beauty therapist yourself and learn all about how the skin works and how to treat different skin conditions.
There you have it, some of the latest beauty treatments of 2020 are oldies but goodies. Like anything that has value, these treatments have remained popular, some for over 30 years. Of course, they have been tweaked and improved through the advances in science and technology. Whenever considering advanced beauty treatments, always check the training and qualifications of your beauty therapist. If you have a real passion for skin and skin treatments and are considering this as a career one of the first steps you can take is to become a beauty therapist by completing a Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB51105. Talk to us about your options or enrol now.