In 2020, it seems that the beauty therapy treatments list at many salons is longer than ever. From IPL and laser to cosmetic tattooing and microneedling, it can seem like new beauty therapy treatments enter the salon every single day.
While this wider than ever variety is great news for most beauty enthusiasts, it also poses a challenge: How do you know what each of these treatments do and choose the best one for you? To make it easier to keep up with the latest beauty therapy treatments, we’ve written a guide to 4 of the most popular ones right now. Read on to get the full lowdown on IPL and laser, microneedling, cosmetic tattooing, and chemical peels.
IPL & Laser
These two popular light therapy beauty treatments can be used for a number of different skincare concerns, and both use light technology to target the dark pigment in hair and skin. Laser is used for hair removal treatments on the face and body and the prevention of regrowth.
Similarly, IPL treatments have a range of benefits including reducing pigmentation, hair removal, and improving skin texture. IPL can also be used to help alleviate skin conditions including acne, rosacea, age spots, and more. A course of multiple treatments is recommended for the best results.
In this popular skin treatment, incredibly fine needles are used to promote skin renewal and rejuvenate your complexion. As the tiny needles prick the skin repeatedly to cause a “controlled injury”, the skin’s natural healing response is triggered. This causes the release of collagen and elastin, resulting in a fresh, even-toned complexion.
As this treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, microneedling is a great option for anyone seeking to reduce acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Sick of doing your brows everyday? As its name suggests, cosmetic tattooing is the art of tattooing “permanent makeup” onto areas like your eyebrows, lips, and eyes. A good cosmetic tattoo artist can create your desired eyebrow shape and colour, and apply a tattoo that can last between 1 and 3 years.
Cosmetic tattoos are also a wonderful treatment for survivors of cancer who may have lost their eyebrows permanently, or who require areola replacement. Importantly, cosmetic tattooing is different to microblading, which is done by hand. For microblading, the tattooist makes a series of scores along the browline and then scrapes the ink through the small incisions to achieve the desired colour.
In a nutshell, chemical face peels are used to resurface the skin. Resurfacing is a process that removes multiple layers of skin and stimulates fresh blood and nutrients to the area for healing, which helps to assist with cell rejuvenation. The result? Smooth, healthy, and fresh skin and a radiant complexion.
Because this procedure requires the application of a precise amount of acid to your skin, it should only be performed by a qualified professional.
Find your new favourite beauty therapy treatment
Beauty therapy treatments are a fantastic way to improve the way your skin looks and target specific skin issues and concerns ranging from ageing to acne. With regular treatments, you can transform your skin dramatically and for the better.