The Post Pandemic Anti-Ageing Boom
DestinationSkin’s Aesthetic Nurse, Katerina Constantinou, reveals why we’re so obsessed with injectables, and the treatments you should really be asking for.
A year of working-from-home, Zoom calls, and the inability to indulge in many of our selfcare rituals has led many to obsessing over the way they look on camera and in person. So much so, that Google Trends has revealed that Botox searches have increased by 850+% in the UK since January 2021.
With clinics now reopen, people are eager to get booked in to indulge in their highly anticipated medical treatments. But are anti-aging injectables really the answer for all of our beauty concerns? With over 10 years of experience in the aesthetic industry, DestinationSkin’s Aesthetic Nurse, Katerina Constantinou, reveals the top post-pandemic skin concerns, and what treatments you should really be asking for.
Skin Concern: Lack of Definition
Many patients desire a more contoured appearance without having to spend hours meticulously apply make-up. Dermal fillers can really help in safely adding volume to the face with cheek fillers a popular choice for those look for more definition.
The Fix: Cheek Filler / Juvéderm
Cheek fillers, such as Juvéderm, are used to increase the volume of the area around the cheekbones. Made of Hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm is the number one doctor recommended facial filler in the UK, and is a natural hydrator. The cheek fillers are injected below the skin’s surface to lift and smooth targeted folds and wrinkles by replenishing them and adding subtle volume. This, in my experience, is the most versatile filler treatment as it gives such a refreshed and sculpted look to the face.
Skin Concern: Elasticity
Skin elasticity is the skin’s natural ability to snap back into its original shape. When skin loses its elasticity, it starts to look saggy, crinkled and leathery. It’s a natural part of aging, but there are ways to combat it!
The Fix: Profhilo
Profhilo is an incredible way to naturally hydrate the skin. Using a high concentrate of Hyaluronic acid, Profhilo is injected into the top 3 layers of the skin and rapidly stimulates collagen production, skin elasticity and hydration. It’s the best nights sleep your skin will ever have. Overall, it tightens and lifts the skin for a natural and youthful look that can be administered in various areas such as the face, neck, hands, knees, arms, abdomen and decolletage.
Pre lockdown, Profhilo had been increasing in popularity. Since the easing of lockdown, many clients are eager to achieve that summer glow again without having to put any makeup on. Because of this, many have resorted to Profhilo as it makes the skin smoother and tighter. Since it can be administered in areas like the neck, which is notoriously difficult to treat, it has also been popular for treating tech neck – something that many people have experienced since working-from-home.
Skin Concern: Dark Circles & Undereye Bags
I have noticed a huge increase in clients looking to tweak the eye area as this is now the only visible facial feature we see when wearing masks. Because of this, many people have become self-conscious about the appearance of dark circles and under eye bags.
The Fix: Tear Trough Filler
The hollowing of the tear trough area between the lower eyelids and upper cheeks is one of the earliest signs of ageing. Tear trough fillers can help by reducing dark circles and eliminating eye bags. They’re a fantastic option as they make the under-eye area look smoother and rejuvenated.
Not yet ready for a tweakment?
Whether you’re not feeling quite ready to explore injectables or feel more comfortable with limited contact and staying at home, prescription skincare is a great alternative to tweakments. Healthy looking skin is a great foundation for promoting skin confidence.
Many clients want to make the most of what they already have by maintaining healthy skin. Prescription treatments, like Obagi Nu-Derm, have been increasingly popular as they are one of the few treatments which clients can administer at home with amazing results.
Obagi Nu-Derm is specially formulated to help correct hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots and melasma, transform the appearance of ageing skin and significantly reduce acne. This medical-grade skin care regime can help to transform your skin at home over a 18-24 week period.
Needles Need Nurses
The past year has had an impact on the most popular treatments, with working from home and many people experiencing zoom face. Whether you’re looking to feel more confident in your skin or take back the years that the pandemic has aged us by, it’s important to remember that when it comes to injectable tweakments, it’s important to consult with a highly trained nurse or specialist for the safest results.