Stay ahead of the curve with advanced aesthetic treatments reigning in the beauty industry.

The salon experience is undergoing a revolution, with cutting-edge treatments taking centre stage. From skin boosters and exosomes to IV infusions and brotox, these lunch-time advanced aesthetic treatments are the talk of the town. So get ready to embrace the world of advanced aesthetics, where science effects stunning transformations.

StyleSpeak connects with experts on the ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘how’ of the latest trending aesthetic treatments that clients are making a beeline for.

Skin boosters – The secret weapon for dewy skin

Unlike fillers, skin boosters are injectable hyaluronic acid cocktails that plump the skin from within, boosting elasticity and collagen. Think of them as a thirst-quenching drink for the skin, improving texture, minimising fine lines, and leaving the skin with a radiant and healthy look – all without downtime. Dr Apratim Goel, Medical Director of Cutis Skin Solution, adds, “These are hyaluronic acid molecules delivered into the skin with the help of tiny needles. The hyaluronic acid composition of the newer skin boosters not only hydrates the skin but also helps the body produce collagen, which in turn helps in skin firming. Some of the skin boosters known for their efficacy are viscoderm and profhilo.”

Exosomes – The buzzword in the aesthetic world

Exosomes are microscopic messengers, derived from healthy cells that deliver a powerful punch of rejuvenating signals, ramping up collagen production, smoothing wrinkles, and improving elasticity. “Exosomes is a new treatment that uses both PRP ( platelet rich plasma) and Microneedling radio frequency. Produced by stem cells, they contain a high number of growth factors and have anti-inflammatory properties. They can be applied topically after microneedling treatment. Studies have shown that they increase elastin and collagen production and reduce downtime of the procedures, too,” explains Apratim.

Radio Frequency for skin tightening

Radiofrequency (RF) is the new superstar in 2024’s arsenal of advanced aesthetic treatments. This non-surgical approach uses radio waves to gently heat the deeper layers of the skin, triggering a natural healing response and stimulating collagen production. Popular for both face and body, RF treatments are quick, comfortable, and offer visible results after just a few sessions. Arpita Das, Cosmetologist & International Beauty Educator and Consultant explains, “Microneedling with RF combines the benefits of both to enhance collagen production and improve skin texture.” Apratim adds, “Today, there are newer radiofrequency devices such as Cristal RF, Apollo duet, Exilis, with completely no downtime, pain, and higher efficacy.”

IV infusions – The newest frontier of glowing skin

Intravenous (IV) infusions are the newest form of aesthetic treatment in 2024. These customised IV drips make a potent cocktail of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for healthy skin and hair. They can be customised as per the specific requirements of the client, such as promoting collagen production for a youthful bounce to combating free radicals for a radiant complexion. Not only is it a fast-acting treatment, but the results can be truly transformative, leaving your client feeling revitalised and boasting a healthy, luminous glow from the inside.

New-age facials

People are ditching regular facials and choosing high-quality maintenance treatments instead. Arpita lists out these technologically advanced facials. Hydrafacial is one such treatment that cleanses and exfoliates the skin and offers hydration with the help of a specialised device. It can improve skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. LED light therapy facials are gaining popularity, too, in which LED lights of different wavelengths are used to target various skin concerns such as acne, inflammation, and signs of aging. Another favourite is the Oxygen facial, where oxygen is infused into the skin along with specialized serums to hydrate, brighten, and plump the skin. It can help revitalize dull, tired-looking skin and promote a youthful glow.

Apratim adds, “People have moved on to technology-infused facials for long-lasting results and actual scientific infusion of high-quality serums into the skin, choosing the serum which is ideal for their particular skin type.”

Speaking about the reasons for shifting to these advanced aesthetic treatments, Arpita explains, “Salons offering advanced aesthetic treatments typically employ skilled practitioners who have undergone specialized training. Clients trust these professionals to perform treatments safely and effectively, which justifies the higher cost. Also, many advanced treatments can be tailored to address specific concerns and individual skin types. Overall, people choose expensive aesthetic treatments in salons because they value the quality of service, expertise of practitioners, and the positive impact on their appearance and confidence.”

Apratim adds, “Advanced aesthetic treatments provide noticeable and long-lasting results. Also, many of these treatments are minimally invasive or non-surgical, leading to less downtime compared to traditional surgical procedures. This aspect is attractive to busy individuals who want to resume their normal activities quickly.”

Adopt these advanced aesthetic offerings and watch your salon become the ultimate beauty destination.