How Brits are Staying Younger for Longer
Cosmetic surgery has evolved significantly over the past few years. We have stepped away from dramatic surgeries that create vast changes in our appearances, and instead are now opting for regenerative treatments that enhance our look using more natural substances. These regenerative treatments have become commonplace in the media; from the Kardashians who champion ‘vampire facials’ – also known as PRP – to procedures that utilise a patient’s own stem cells, such as the Uvence treatment.
The prominent use of these regenerative treatments by high-profile celebrities shows how far the cosmetic arena has innovated in the past decade. Traditional surgical procedures are not necessarily the answer for everyone, as regenerative therapies are effective in helping to slow down and even halt the ageing process. This is apparent in research from Uvence cosmetics, which reveals that nearly 6 million Brits are considering a cosmetic treatment this year, but are mindful of introducing unnatural substances to their body.
Dr. Olivier Amar is one of Europe’s leading aesthetic consultants, with over 15 years of experience in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Now, Dr Olivier shares some of the leading regenerative treatments set to dominate the cosmetic industry this year:
1) Express PRP
PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma, is a natural and non-surgical treatment that uses the healing power of your own blood to regenerate your skin and encourage new collagen. PRP treatment boosts the skin’s radiance and luminosity, improves texture and reduces the visible signs of ageing. Where traditional PRP treatments involve many injections into the face, Express PRP gives patients all the skin-brightening, rejuvenating benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma but in less time, with less redness and less downtime than other types of PRP, and with minimal discomfort.
Now, lots of people are seeking natural alternatives to traditional filler and Botox treatments. Uvence is an innovative and bespoke cosmetic treatment that utilises the patient’s own cells to rejuvenate the skin. Once the cells have been extracted from the patient, they go through a system of purification which are later reinjected into the targeted area – whether that be the face, neck, hands, or décolletage – improving the overall appearance of skin.
Having recently gained prominence after Judy Murray’s impressive results, the Morpheus8 is set to become an increasingly popular treatment post-lockdown. Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and sagging skin. The addition of radiofrequency energy to the microneedling procedure helps to further stimulate the body’s natural collagen and healing processes revealing firmer, rejuvenated skin. The micro needle also stimulates collagen production without damaging the skin.
Leading cosmetic surgeon and CMO of Uvence, Dr. Olivier Amar, discusses new patient desires when it comes to cosmetic treatments:
“Increasing numbers of people are considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure to combat the impact of lockdown on their appearance. What I have noticed with many of my patients, however, is that they’re opting for regenerative therapies more commonly than ever before. It seems that now more than ever, patients want to achieve a simple and subtle rejuvenation of the skin, rather than any major changes in their appearance.
It is important that patients feel comfortable to communicate exactly what they want to achieve with their practitioner. Although there is nothing to be ashamed of when seeking treatment, it is important not to rush into anything, and wait for a sufficient amount of time to weigh-up whether it is the best option for you. If you are still considering treatment, I would advise that you discuss this with a trusted professional, as well as a close friend or family member.
Lots of people are now opting for more natural and subtle tweakments rather than more dramatic surgeries. Uvence is an example of an effective and natural cosmetic treatment – the procedure utilises the regenerative potential of one’s own purified cells for skin rejuvenation, improving the overall texture and plumpness of skin over the long-term”.