2021 looks to be another unpredictable year, but it finally appears restrictions could start to lift for good in the coming months, following the Prime Minster’s announcements on the 22nd February.
Whilst cosmetic treatments aren’t currently on offer to the public in the UK (as they’re classed as non-essential), it’s never too early to start thinking about what’s going to be hot in the tweakments world later this year.
Injectable treatments boom: think dermal fillers and Botox
The past few years has seen the popularity of injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers boom, with a move away from the unpredictability and invasive nature of surgery.
Injectables can restore volume to your skin and even out fine lines and wrinkles, that may have exacerbated during the last 12 months through stress, dehydration and anxiety.
If you’re feeling a little worried about your confidence and self-esteem upon the return to work and normality, injectables can be a subtle way of showing off your natural beauty, helping you to feel fantastic around your colleagues and friends.
Short term orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment used to be synonymous with a long stint wearing a chunky metal brace, to correct serious structural dental problems. Today, it’s possible to address more minor, cosmetic issues particularly with your front teeth.
Treatments like Six Month Smiles are likely to see a lot of popularity when the lockdown ends. With the majority of us having worn masks for months on end, it’s predicted that once we can show off our smiles, we will want them to look as great as possible.
Professional teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening performed and overseen by a dental professional is the way forward if you’re looking to brighten a discoloured and dull smile. Astonishingly, only 1 in 8 people in Britain brushed their teeth twice a day during the first lockdown of 2020, a worrying statistic.
As well as putting your oral and dental health at risk, failing to brush twice a day will affect the way your smile looks, particularly if you’ve been snacking on sugary foods and regularly consuming alcohol.
Chemical peels have many strings to their bow, helping to rejuvenate the skin in a myriad of ways. They’re also more flexible than they used to be – there was a time when formulas were harsh on certain skin types.
Today, dermatologists can have a more bespoke approach and aim to infuse skin with ingredients that build collagen, improve skin tone and texture and reduce fine lines. Specific skin ailments like acne and blemishes can also be addressed with a chemical peel.
Professional aesthetics and beauty treatment may be on hold for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain great skin at home. Check out our blog Botox at home: How to keep your skin tight for advice on simple everyday things you can day-to-day to look great.