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 Popular Beauty & Cosmetic Treatments of 2023

In the ever-evolving world of beauty and aesthetics, 2023 has proven to be a year of innovative transformation. From non-invasive enhancements that celebrate natural features to cutting-edge advanced aesthetics that redefine age-old standards, this year has witnessed a surge in demand for cosmetic treatments that empower us to feel our most confident versions of ourselves. 

In this blog, we’ll embark on a journey of the most popular beauty treatments that have taken the industry by storm. From dermal fillers to state-of-the-art micro-needling, each of these procedures offers remarkable results. 

Let’s explore the top beauty trends of 2023, uncovering the popular treatments that have captured the hearts of beauty enthusiasts this year.

Lip Fillers

Lip fillers have been steadily popular since the mid-2010s when celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner, brought them swiftly into the limelight. In 2023, they continue to dominate the cosmetic scene, with a surge in demand for natural yet fuller-looking lips.

  • Treatment: Lip fillers involve injecting hyaluronic acid-based solutions into the lips. This adds volume, contours the shape, and can address asymmetry.
  • Benefits: Achieving fuller, plumper lips can enhance facial harmony and boost confidence. The treatment is minimally invasive, with little to no downtime.

How Long Do Lip Filler Injections Last?

When considering how long lip filler lasts, it’s important to be aware that lip filler is not a permanent treatment. This is due to the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid in the body, so over time, your lip fillers will naturally dissolve. This time frame differs from person to person, but on average they can last anywhere from 6-12 months before the filler is fully absorbed and a top-up appointment is required. 

Can Lip Fillers Look Natural?

During your pre-treatment consultation, your Evolve Medical practitioner will talk to you about what end result you’d like to achieve. This will then determine how much filler is needed to achieve your desired look. This is an entirely personal choice, so whether you’d like your lips to be much fuller in appearance, or simply healthy and hydrated with just a small amount of further definition, we can tailor the treatment to your individual preferences.

For more information, check out our recent blog: 6 Things You Need to Know About Lip Fillers.


Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly referred to as Botox, have reigned as one of the most sought-after treatments in the history of cosmetics – and have maintained their vast popularity in 2023. They are favoured for their quick and effective reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Treatment: Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that is injected into specific muscles to paralyse them temporarily. Preventing movement within these muscles helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and lines caused by frequent daily muscle contractions.
  • Benefits: Botox is highly effective at reducing dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by muscle movement), providing a smoother and more youthful complexion. The treatment is quick and minimally invasive with minimal downtime. 


What Areas Can Botox Target?

Botox injections can be used to treat a number of areas around the face and neck, including:

  • Forehead
  • Glabellar Lines (also known as “frown lines” between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s Feet (the lines that appear at the corners of the eyes)
  • Bunny Lines (wrinkles that form when you scrunch your nose)
  • Lip lines 
  • Gummy smile 
  • Mentalis lines (wrinkles that appear around the chin)
  • Platysma band (lines that appear on the neck)

How long does Botox last?

The effects of Botox typically last around 3 to 6 months. Regular maintenance sessions can help prolong the results. You’ll know it’s time to book in for your next appointment when you start to regain movement in the treated area. 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have been a cornerstone of non-surgical anti-ageing procedures for over a decade. In 2023, their popularity persists as people seek non-invasive alternatives to combat signs of ageing.

  • Treatment: Dermal fillers, typically made of hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible substances, are injected beneath the skin’s surface to fill wrinkles, add volume, and improve facial contours.
  • Benefits: They provide instant rejuvenation, restoring a youthful appearance. The treatment requires minimal downtime compared to surgical options.

What before and aftercare steps should I take for dermal filler?

It’s advisable to avoid alcohol 24 hours before your appointment to aid in the prevention of bruising. After your treatment, refrain from strenuous exercise and exposure to extreme heat or cold for the first 24 hours. Remember, all before and aftercare will be discussed during your pre-treatment appointment to ensure you know exactly what happens during an anti-wrinkle treatment.

Are there any side effects from dermal fillers?

Mild swelling, redness, and occasional bruising may occur immediately after your treatment, but these effects are temporary and typically resolve within a few days. Our practitioners take every precaution to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

For more information on the results and longevity of dermal fillers, take a look at our blog: How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 has gained significant traction in 2023. Its innovative combination of micro-needling and radiofrequency technology has drawn the attention of many thanks to its skin tightening and collagen-boosting effects.

  • Treatment: Morpheus8 delivers fractional radiofrequency energy through tiny needles that penetrate the skin. This stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin.
  • Benefits: It addresses lost elasticity in the skin, fine lines, and uneven texture, resulting in firmer, smoother-looking skin. Morpheus8 is also suitable for various skin types and tones.

Morpheus8 vs Morpheus8 Prime

There are a few subtle differences to be aware of when choosing between either a Morpheus8 or Morpheus8 Prime treatment.

What Is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a micro-needling treatment which uses radiofrequency technology to target the deeper layers of the skin. It encourages the production of new collagen within the skin. Morpheus8 uses a minimally invasive, handheld device that can help patients avoid surgery or other invasive procedures while dramatically reducing the look of wrinkles, acne scarring and overall texture.

What Is Morpheus8 Prime?

Morpheus8 Prime uses a revolutionary handheld device which has the capability of using 3 different pin sizes, but Morpheus8 Prime uses the thinnest and least invasive of the pin sizes. This enables the procedure to be used on the most difficult-to-treat and delicate areas. Morpheus8 Prime is better suited for use on bony or curved areas such as around the eyes, nose and lips.

Micro-Needling 

Micro-needling treatments have seen a significant surge in popularity in 2023. This minimally invasive procedure has gained acclaim for its ability to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate collagen production.

  • Treatment: Micro-needling involves using tiny, sterile needles to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These controlled injuries prompt the skin to naturally heal, resulting in improved tone and texture, as well as a reduction in fine lines.
  • Benefits: The treatment can address a range of skin concerns, including acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. It promotes a smoother, more youthful complexion and is suitable for various skin types.

What Skin Conditions Does Micro-Needling Target?

There are a number of conditions that micro-needling can help to improve, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin scars
  • Alopecia
  • Skin tone and enlarged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Collagen induction
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Face lifting
  • Cellulite and stretch marks

What is the Downtime of Micro-Needling?

Most patients experience redness post-treatment. This is an extremely common initial side effect and will generally subside after 24-48 Hours. 

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal remains a cornerstone of modern beauty regimes, and 2023 is no exception. Its efficiency, long-lasting results, and minimal discomfort continue to make it a sought-after treatment for women and men alike.

  • Treatment: Laser hair removal uses focused beams of light to target and damage hair follicles, discouraging and preventing future hair growth. It is a safe and effective method for reducing unwanted hair on various areas of the body.
  • Benefits: Beyond the obvious reduction in hair growth, laser hair removal can lead to smoother skin and a significant reduction in ingrown hairs. It’s a time-saving alternative to traditional hair removal methods.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?

Laser hair removal involves a specialised handheld device that emits laser energy. This laser treatment can achieve 70-100% hair reduction in any area. This energy is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles, converting it into heat. The generated heat damages the hair follicles, preventing future hair growth without causing harm to the surrounding skin. As treated hairs fall out, patients can enjoy smoother, hair-free skin.

Do I Need a Patch Test Before Getting Laser Hair Removal?

During your pre-treatment consultation, one of our friendly, experienced practitioners will assess your unique needs and develop a tailored treatment plan to suit your specific requirements.

At this time, we recommend a patch test. This will help you to familiarise yourself with the sensation of the laser ahead of your treatment.

HydraFacial

The HydraFacial has gained remarkable popularity in 2023 for its ability to deliver a comprehensive facial treatment that addresses a variety of skin concerns in one session.

  • Treatment: The HydraFacial is a multi-step procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection. It uses a specialised device to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Benefits: This treatment is highly versatile, suitable for all skin types, and can improve skin texture, tone, and clarity. It can also address issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, leaving the skin looking refreshed and revitalised.

What Skin Concerns Does A Hydrafacial Help With?

At Evolve Medical, our HydraFacial treatment addresses a wide range of skincare concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Congested pores and acne-prone skin
  • Hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • Dehydrated or dull-looking skin

How Long Do Results of a HydraFacial Last?

Typically post-treatment, your HydraFacial will give you a glow for 2-3 weeks. To increase the longevity of these results there are a few steps you can take, including:

  • Follow a consistent skincare routine
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid harsh chemicals on skin
  • Regular maintenance with further HydraFacials

Looking Ahead to 2024

As we look to the future, we anticipate continued innovation in the beauty and cosmetic industry. Advancements in non-surgical technologies and techniques are likely to offer even more refined and customisable options for those seeking aesthetic enhancements.

Additionally, the industry may see a heightened focus on sustainability and natural, organic products, aligning with the broader trend towards eco-conscious consumer choices.

There’s no question that 2023 has been a year of embracing natural beauty with a range of minimally invasive treatments. From lip fillers to Morpheus8, these procedures have empowered individuals to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. 

As the industry continues to evolve, we eagerly await what exciting developments 2024 will bring.

Book Your Next Treatment With Evolve Medical 

If you’re feeling inspired after reading up on all of this year’s most popular treatments, contact us to book your next procedure with Evolve Medical today. 

Whether you wish to create the perfect pout with lip fillers, smoothen out those wrinkles with Botox or simply reveal a more radiant complexion with one of our advanced facial treatments, our friendly medical professionals are here to help you look and feel your best.