In the last couple of years, we have seen that the skin care industry has been primarily driven by the ingredients contained in the products. From zit-busting blue tansy to the do-it-all coconut oil, new delivery systems for cosmetics and skincare routine has been changing the face of the industry. As technology gets better, it's all going to be about hi-tech skincare. Advancements in technology have brought about many new innovations to skin care treatments and technology. Today we take a look at the future of skin care with technology and what it holds for the cosmetic products in the market.

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The Future of Skin Care with Technology

Cosmetic Procedure for Achieving the Best 'Selfie Nose'

There are many people who want to change their appearances but are not willing to go under the knife and go for something permanent. One of the most recent and most exciting developments in plastic surgery has been the innovation of 'nonsurgical rhinoplasty'. This procedure uses temporary fillers for reshaping your nose with amazing transformative results.

While there are certain risks associated with the procedure, if done from an expert plastic surgeon, these risks get reduced dramatically. However, if the procedure is done incorrectly, then it may also result in damage to the eyes or even blindness in some cases. Also, not everyone is an ideal candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Done under the supervision of a qualified professional, this minimally invasive procedure can provide instant results and the recovery time is also negligent. The process is temporary so if you don't like your look, you can always revert back to your original nose shape. This procedure is commonly being referred to as the 'liquid nose job'.

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New Type of Botox

Apart from the nonsurgical rhinoplasty option, there is also another new low-commitment innovation that is fast gaining traction in the market. This is a new type of Botox. If you have wanted to try Botox but have so far avoided it for fear of ending up with a 'frozen face', then this new Botox option is ideal for you especially because it has a shorter life span, but yields faster results.

This new type of Botox comes from Bonti and uses a different serotype of botulinum. However, it still functions in a similar manner to traditional Botox. The benefits are clearly visible for first time Botox users who do not want to commit to bearing the results of Botox for three to four months or are looking for a last-minute fix before some big event. This temporary treatment from Bonti takes just three to five days to show results.

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24-karat Gold Masks

This is a trend that has taken the Korean skincare market by storm. These 24-karat gold masks are believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, but the reviews have been mixed on just how effective gold is for skin care. A study done by industry experts in 2018 found that there were certain benefits to using gold nanoparticles along with hyaluronic acid and collagen.

However, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, this particular trend of using gold in skin care is actually doing the opposite of what it claims to do. Meaning that the gold nanoparticles are actually accelerating the process of aging, while simultaneously slowing down the body's natural process of wound healing.

So while you will continue to glow while the gold face mask is on, there is truly no guarantee on how your skin will look like once you wash off the mask.

Conclusion

These types of new skin technologies are just the tip of the iceberg it seems. While it takes time to develop these technologies from the initial studies to becoming full-blown effective products, the skincare industry seems to be always buzzing with news of some new and hi-tech developing going on.

For example, industry leader L'Oreal recently released a small UV-tracking device manufactured with La Roche-Posay that is so tiny and light that it can be easily attached to your sunglasses, hat, watch, or even your ponytail. This will cut down on possible radiation exposure by half and is likely to have a huge impact on the sunscreen market.

From the convenience of virtually visiting your plastic surgeon to trying out a changed facial structure for just a week, skin technology is revolutionizing the industry and doing it at a rapid pace. There is no doubt that the future of skin care is aiming to give you more control over how you want to look.

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Sheetal DeCaria MD

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Last Modified On: April 19, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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