Masks made of pure gold, antismog cosmetics, eyelash lifting, hair coloring using the airtouch method – what services are not offered by modern beauty salons to their customers! Below we will look at the most popular cosmetic procedures and try to figure out how safe these innovations are.
For the face
1. Jade massage
Facial massage is one of the most popular SPA treatments and, according to experts, one of the most useful. The classic option is a massage of the face, neck and decollete area directly. For a long time, massage using the so-called Korean technology remained at the peak of popularity. Make it with your fingers clearly along the massage lines, pressing on certain points. But recently he has been replaced by another technique borrowed by the West from China – with the help of jade massagers. This tool is a small roller made of jade stone, which is driven over the face and neck. The boom in jade massages began after information appeared on the Internet that this procedure improves the functioning of the lymphatic system, eliminates swelling and swelling on the face, treats inflammation on the skin, activates the production of elastin and collagen, improves the complexion and even relieves spasms of the cerebral vessels.
By and large, the jade massager is really useful for the skin, but if we are objective, it is worth noting that a similar effect can be obtained through conventional finger massage. After all, the main task of the procedure is to improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage, and which devices to use for this is the choice of the cosmetologist and the client. By the way, jade is not essential for roller massage, especially since with the growing popularity of the jade procedure, massagers made of this material have sharply jumped in price. With the same success, you can use any other stone or other material. And what is really important is not to overdo it during the beauty procedure and not to stretch the skin, because this is fraught with sagging and wrinkles.
2. Chemical peeling
Although this procedure is far from a novelty in beauty salons, but it does not lose its popularity. Chemical peeling is the removal of exfoliated and damaged cells to accelerate skin regeneration. After the procedure, the skin becomes smoother. In addition, peeling helps to fight pigmentation and wrinkles.
Despite the positive reviews about chemical peeling, many still do not dare to use it. The main deterrent in such cases, as a rule, is the word “chemical”. This trend is especially noticeable nowadays, when the popularity of everything natural is growing. In fact, not all “chemistry” is harmful to humans. For such peeling, as a rule, active acids of natural origin are used: from salicylic to lactic or fruit. Such procedures, subject to the rules, can be carried out at home. The most popular option of home chemical peeling is using lemon juice.
But if you use a very concentrated solution or an unsuitable acid for the procedure, you can cause burns and inflammation on the skin. And in beauty salons, serums with a more delicate effect are increasingly used instead of aggressive peeling substances.
3. Carbon peeling
In general, several types of peeling are used in cosmetology. It can be chemical, mechanical, ultrasonic or laser. So carbon fiber is an ultra-trendy innovative type of laser peeling. It is carried out using a laser and a special gel based on carbon dioxide. The procedure is used to treat acne, comedones, enlarged pores. The advantage of carbon peeling is its painlessness and the ability to combine it with other beauty treatments, including beauty injections. If the procedure is done professionally, then its only side effect is a slight redness of the skin.
4. Golden masks
The fashion for masks made of pure (24-carat) gold came to us from Korea. It is believed that such procedures have rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory properties. A few years ago, a study was conducted that confirmed the advantage of such a procedure for the skin, and scientists recognized the beneficial effects of gold nanoparticles in combination with collagen and hyaluronic acid for the face. But there is another opinion about this. Specialists of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggested that gold has the opposite effect. Namely, nanoparticles of this metal actually accelerate the aging process, as well as slow down the natural healing of wounds. Whatever it really was, but the popularity of gold masks around the world is only growing.
5. PRP therapy
PRP therapy (plasmolifting or “blood injections”) is a Swiss skin cell rejuvenation technology based on the use of autogel injections. Autogel is a mixture of plasma and platelets of the client himself, to which hyaluronic acid is added. The use of this product moisturizes the skin, tightens and improves its color, smoothes wrinkles, stimulates cellular metabolism. In the words of cosmetologists, after the procedure, the client receives a baby face – tighter skin with significantly fewer wrinkles, healthy blush, natural radiance. Deciding on PRP therapy, it is important to choose a salon where sterility is observed. In addition, you need to be prepared for the fact that after injections, small hematomas may appear on the skin.
6. Hardware therapy
Hardware cosmetology is one of the most progressive trends in the modern beauty industry. Most procedures of this type combine the principles of physiotherapy and aesthetic medicine.
According to many experts, the future of hardware cosmetology is phototherapy. It is carried out using a device that emits pulses of a certain power. This procedure allows you to affect the deep layers of the skin, increasing its tone and elasticity. With the help of phototherapy, acne can be treated, vascular asterisks on the skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, as well as unwanted hair can be eliminated. Side effects from the procedure are rare, but with individual intolerance, hyperemia, swelling, hematomas, burns, scars or hyperpigmentation may appear.
Non – injectable
The essence of the procedure is that so-called mesotherapeutic cocktails are injected into the skin with the help of special devices (and not by injections). As a rule, this is a lipid balanced cocktail, hyaluronic acid and some other components that moisturize the skin both from the outside and from the inside. After a course of mesotherapy (6-10 procedures), the skin becomes smoother and wrinkles are leveled. Unlike the so-called beauty injections, non-injection mesotherapy does not leave traces on the skin, papules or scars. In beauty salons, such procedures are carried out for different areas of the face, neck, decollete, as well as the scalp and hands. Sometimes after the procedure, side effects in the form of redness or swelling are possible, in rare cases an allergic reaction is possible. If mesotherapy was performed incorrectly, the client may develop degenerative skin changes, post-traumatic lymphostasis (lymph stagnation).
This is a kind of hardware skin care. Oxygen is injected into the deep layers of the skin with the help of a special device. As a result of this effect, the skin color improves, fine wrinkles are smoothed out, after the procedure, the face looks rejuvenated and rested. The effect of oxygen therapy promises to be noticeable after the first application. It does not cause side effects.
7. ANTI-AGE therapy
During this procedure, with the help of special threads (lifting, reinforcing or biostimulating), the lowered soft tissues of the face are tightened. Threads allow you to get rid of wrinkles, ptosis, second chin, sagging skin without surgery. The threads are implanted under local anesthesia. The rehabilitation time after the procedure is about a week. Advantages: no incisions, scars and stitches. Some time after the procedure, bruises, swelling and small bruises are visible on the face. If the lifting is done incorrectly, there may be violations of facial expressions, the effect of a “surprised face”. Some people may have an allergy or an infectious-inflammatory reaction after the introduction of threads.
Ultrasound technology is often used to rejuvenate the skin these days. The procedure activates the natural processes of skin regeneration, helps to increase its elasticity and elasticity. The effectiveness of ultrasound lifting is often compared with surgical methods of facelift. The side effects of the procedure are usually redness, swelling and hypersensitivity of some areas of the skin. These symptoms go away after 5-7 days.
This is a method of rejuvenation of the skin of the face, neck, decollete and eye area with the help of special devices. The task of the procedure is to activate collagen synthesis in the body by thermal action. The advantage of thermal lifting is its safety and prolonged effect. At first, experts advise to undergo 8-10 procedures every other day, and then to maintain the effect, it is enough to visit a cosmetologist 1 time a month. Side effects from the procedure appear quite rarely, usually in the form of swelling, rash or redness of the skin.
For the body
This is one of the fashionable procedures nowadays aimed at reducing the volume of the body. During cryolipolysis, fat deposits are exposed to cold, as a result of which subcutaneous fat is broken down. With this procedure, you can get rid of fat deposits on any part of the body quickly, without pain and without traces. The session lasts from 35 minutes to 1 hour. After cryolipolysis, the treated area may swell, the skin on it turns red, some have a local increase in body temperature and headaches. But the side effects are temporary.
2. Droppers of youth
The procedure boils down to the fact that the client of the beauty salon is injected intravenously with a placental drug. Most of these products have an immunomodulatory effect, restore metabolic processes in the body, improve skin condition and overall well-being. The composition of the droppers is selected individually. Most often, regulatory peptides, cytokines, amino acids, active macro- and microelements, vitamins are used for such purposes. Side effects may occur if a person suffers from intolerance to one or more components of the dropper.
3. Osteopathic massage
Spas have been offering this service to their clients for a long time. Osteopathic massage is a kind of manual massage, the task of which is to affect the joints, ligaments, muscles in order to return them to the correct position and proper functioning. Proper osteopathic massage eliminates painful manipulations or sudden movements. The effect on muscles and joints is carried out according to a special technique that helps to relieve spasms and tension. Such massages are useful for people with spinal diseases, neuralgia, pinched nerves, as well as recovering from injuries. In addition, osteopathic massage helps to normalize metabolism. But in order for the procedure to benefit, and not harm, it should be carried out by a qualified masseur. With inept performance after massage, serious problems in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system are possible.
4. Polymer reaction
Polymer depilation is an ultra-modern method of removing unwanted hair, at first glance resembling sugaring. For this procedure, polymer wax is used, which tends to harden very quickly. The polymer captures only the hair and does not come into contact with the skin. Removal of unwanted hair by this method is considered more effective and faster than conventional waxing, as well as less traumatic for sensitive skin. Polymer materials allow you to capture even the shortest hair (from 2 mm), which other methods cannot cope with. Cosmetologists say that this method of depilation has no contraindications.
1. AIRTOUCH coloring
Airtouch is a trending technology of hair coloring with a hair dryer. Thanks to a special technique, it turns out to create the most smooth, almost imperceptible color transitions. To achieve this effect, the master divides the hair into thin strands and blows each one separately with a hairdryer, so that no more than 30-50% of the hair remains from the original volume of the strand, and then applies paint to them. As a result, it turns out not to color the entire strand, but as if through a hair. Coloring by this method looks very impressive. As for the side effects, they are the same as after the usual staining.
2. Botox and collagen
For a long time, polyamide lamination has been considered the main trend in salon hair care. Now, in the beauty industry, the emphasis has shifted to deep hair restoration. For this purpose, botox and collagen are used in salons. Let’s say right away: botox used for hair care has nothing to do with botox used to eliminate wrinkles. The procedure got its name solely due to the rejuvenation effect. The composition of botox preparations for hair usually includes natural oils, keratin and hyaluronic acid. Collagenization of hair, as well as botox, is used to restore them. The main active substance of such beauty products is the protein collagen of animal or vegetable origin. After these procedures, the scales on the hair are closed, so that the hair gets a mirror shine. Unlike lamination, botox and collagen create a cumulative effect.
1. Eyelash growth products
Thick and long eyelashes have always been in fashion, and women have used different methods to achieve this goal. For example, in recent years, eyelash extensions have been very popular: from unnaturally lush, resembling doll’s, to more concise, which at first glance cannot be distinguished from natural ones. But despite the huge popularity, this procedure is not the most useful for the eyes. The means used for building up, harm the follicles, can cause ophthalmological diseases associated with inflammation of the eyelids. In addition, young ladies with eyelash extensions usually have to give up some types of facial massages and masks.
Now the extension has an alternative – salons offer beauty treatments with the use of products that accelerate the growth of eyelashes. The composition of such products may differ, as well as the result of their use. For example, products based on hormone-like substances prostaglandins and their synthetic analogues can double the size of eyelashes. But at the same time, this procedure does not exclude side effects. Most often – in the form of inflammation of the eyelids.
A safer analogue is peptide-based products. They give a less modest result, but the risk of side effects is minimal. In addition, such products, unlike prostaglandins, are suitable for long-term use. But this applies only to beauty products containing exclusively peptides. Some manufacturers combine both components in one product at once, while others do not tear off the entire chemical composition of the drug at all. Such products can be dangerous for people with allergies, sensitive skin or ophthalmic diseases.
2. Creatine lifting
This relatively new service of beauty salons has already become a real beauty trend. Keratin lifting is a procedure that allows you to fix the desired curve of the eyelashes. For fixation, reed glue is used, after which the eyelashes are enriched with vitamins, proteins and pigment. After lifting, the eyelashes look more voluminous. The effect persists for 2 months. If the procedure is done by an experienced master, then there should be no side effects. The only note: lifting should not be done with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye, as well as if there is an allergy to the components used.
1. Cosmetics antismog or ANTIPOLLUTION
This beauty trend came to us from Asia. The impetus for the creation of such products was given by poor ecology. Everyone knows that air quality affects not only the lungs, but also the condition of the skin. Modern studies have shown that microscopic smog particles can easily penetrate the skin, and then provoke its flabbiness and hypersensitivity, acne, hair loss and other cosmetic problems. This is how cosmetic products with an antipollution formula appeared, which are suitable for both home use and in beauty salons. Such products are based on components that block the action of toxins and heavy metals. How effective cosmetic products from the antismog series are depends entirely on their quality.
2. Cosmetics with synthiotics
Syntibiotics are skin-friendly probiotics and prebiotics. These substances are responsible for a healthy skin color and its elasticity. Products with synthiotics gained popularity only after it became clear that antibacterial cosmetics destroy beneficial microflora, making the skin defenseless and vulnerable to pathogens. Cosmetics with symbiotics are products that contain bacteria that help restore beneficial microflora on the skin. Such products are especially popular among people with sensitive, very dry, prone to rashes and redness of the skin. They are also useful for lovers of frequent peels, as well as in the presence of acne or eczema.
3. Snail mucus (mucin)
Many popular creams and serums for the face contain snail mucus. Nowadays, cosmetic products and procedures using live snails are quite popular in spas, and for the first time mucin for the skin began to be used in Ancient Greece. It is said that Hippocrates used this substance together with sour milk to treat inflammation on the skin. Nowadays, mucin owes its incredible popularity to Koreans. It all started with the fact that scientists found hyaluronic acid in the snail mucus, which perfectly moisturizes the skin and preserves its elasticity, eliminates hyperpigmentation and prevents the appearance of acne.
Before trying out a new procedure
Before deciding on one of the very popular and expensive procedures, experts advise you to learn as much as possible about it, including reading reviews from professional cosmetologists and clients of beauty salons. It is equally important to analyze whether this procedure is suitable for your skin type. Well, in order not to overpay, you can try to find a cheaper alternative.