Everyone probably knows the importance of having regular facial sessions. You know, monthly appointments where a professional deeply cleanses your skin and helps you relax? Alternatively, some facial treatments are designed to solve your skin issues. The bottomline is that most of us undergo facial treatments for healthy, glowing skin; and to look youthful and beautiful for as long as possible. But nowadays, facials are being overtaken by facial aesthetics. What exactly is it, and should you try facial aesthetics? We find out.
What Is Facial Aesthetics?
Facial aesthetics are a range of non-surgical treatments that create subtle but noticeable enhancements. They can be in many forms such as Botox, fillers and injections. Most commonly, these treatments are used to soften expression lines and accentuate certain facial features and contours. In other words, facial aesthetics help reduce the effects of time, stress and work on your appearance. Think of it as an ultra-strong anti-aging process, if you will. Compared to plastic surgery, which is permanent, facial aesthetics are not. Their effects can be long-lasting, but not permanent, so it’s not as daunting to accept these treatments.
Why Are More And More People Opting For Facial Aesthetics?
Basically, everyone just wants to look their best. As mentioned above, facial aesthetics help enhance certain features and natural beauty, and so more and more people are asking “why not?” And it’s not just the ladies going for facial aesthetics; men are increasingly taking Botox injections as well. Furthermore, as a non-surgical option, you can go about your day even right after the treatment. Perhaps the real edge is its non-permanence and predictable results. Plastic surgery, which amends features rather than just enhance them, could go awry, and we’ve heard plenty of botched-job horror stories. But with facial aesthetics, you could get long-lasting effects, minus the unpredictability.
Are There Any Risks To Facial Aesthetics?
Facial aesthetics is part of aesthetic medicine, and any medical treatment may arise in complication–there’s no 100% success guarantee. However, adverse events, or complications, if any, are temporary and mild to moderate in severity. It’s rare that serious complications arise from facial aesthetic treatments, actually. Besides, fillers use hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural substance in our bodies that keep us looking youthful. As we age, the amount of HA in our system starts to decrease, and that’s when the aging process starts. So it’s not exactly putting in a bunch of foreign substances into the body with facial aesthetics; it’s just putting in more of what we have anyway.
What Are Some Of The Aesthetic Trends In 2020?
The trend of facial aesthetics has really started to rise in recent years, and here are a few trends predicted for 2020.
- Natural results: Nowadays most people aren’t looking to completely switch up their look, but to enhance certain features instead. Oftentimes it’s actually about resolving certain skin issues like scarring, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles… no one really wants a different face.
- Injectables: The idea here is that topical skincare may not be able to permeate deeply enough into the layers of skin. Injectables will solve this problem immediately, especially skin-boosting, anti-aging varieties. According to experts, the earlier you start with these small administrations, the less problematic your skin will be in later years.
- Jawline treatments: Have you ever heard of the description “jawline so sharp it could cut glass”? Well, if you’re not born with it you’ll probably won’t be described that way, but facial aesthetics can help with a more defined jawline, and that’s what people are looking for.
- Lip augmentation: Made popular once by none other than Kylie Jenner, lip augmentation continues to be popular today. Of course, the way to do so is to use fillers, and in reference to the above, fill the lips naturally. Certain places also offer bespoke treatments, so you can shape your lips exactly the way you want them to look like.
All in all, facial aesthetics are a way of saying “this is what I got from my mama, but better”. What’s your take on this? Have you undergone facial aesthetic treatments, or will you try it out? Let us know in the comments below! Meanwhile, do continue your skincare regimen, and make sure you have enough skincare products! Also, maybe some cosmetics as well!