Not fashionable and dangerous: 5 main anti-trends in cosmetology


The modern beauty industry is changing so quickly that trend lists have to be updated with maximum frequency. In our material, we carry out a control update of the current trends in cosmetology and tell you which beauty procedures are already outdated and can leave your wishlist.

Taking care of their own beauty, girls often resort to various beauty procedures. But some of them are not only outdated, but also pose a health hazard. Together with the chief physician of the Beautyway clinic, cosmetologist, trichologist, dermatovenerologist, nutritionist Evgenia Solopenkova, we will tell you about the main ones.

Unnaturally large lips

A few years ago, Instagram models seemed to have announced a competition for the plumpest lips. Today, this trend only brings a smile, and users condescendingly call unnatural features “duck beak”.

Natural, restrained forms came into fashion. If a girl turns to a beautician to correct the fullness of her lips, the result should be slightly noticeable, not distorting the natural features.

The introduction of a large amount of filler is fraught with not only a comical appearance: it delivers unpleasant sensations, disrupts mimic mobility, and can harm health if the body begins to reject a foreign substance.

However, a girl may try to regain her natural features, but it is worth remembering that filler removal is as painful a procedure as its introduction. In addition, filler-degrading enzymes can cause severe allergic reactions. Therefore, it is better not to experiment with the size of the lips and immediately give preference to natural fullness, referring only to trusted specialists.

Aggressive peels

Medium and deep peels stimulate cell renewal, trigger collagen production, and make the face smooth. Girls are ready to endure severe burning, swelling, redness for an impressive result. The procedure is really highly effective, but it is not recommended to get carried away with it.

In fact, peeling is a controlled burn, and the deeper the acidic preparation penetrates, the higher the health risk. The slightest mistake of a cosmetologist can lead to chronic redness, exacerbate skin diseases, and leave scars.

Deep peeling is such a serious intervention that it is performed under general anesthesia, requires long-term recovery, and can be recommended once in a lifetime.

Modern specialists are increasingly limited to superficial exposure, which affects only the outer layers of the epidermis. Success is achieved with regular repetition of sessions, while the procedure does not affect the lifestyle and requires minimal maintenance.

Golden threads

Previously, gold threads were implanted under the skin to create artificial support for tissues, tighten the oval, and remove wrinkles. But the use of metal often led to complications: red stripes, seals, bumps appeared on the face. The implantation required incisions and the procedure was a surgical procedure.

Lifting remains relevant now, but gold has been replaced by innovative materials: polydioxanone, polycaprolactone, polylactic acid. All these polymers are not rejected by the body, do not cause allergies and eventually dissolve without a trace. Additionally, hyaluronic acid is added to the formula, which allows not only to get the effect of rejuvenation, but also to moisturize the skin from the inside.

Installation of polymer threads is carried out through small punctures under local anesthesia. The session lasts an average of two hours, after which the girl can calmly return to her daily activities. After a few days of easy care, the traces of manipulation completely disappear.

Removal of lumps of Bisha

Bisha’s lumps are fat capsules located in the cheeks. It is believed that removing them helps to highlight the cheekbones, turning the girl into a vamp woman. In reality, one out of five girls gets a visible result: in other cases, the supply of “excess” tissue does not affect the shape of the face. The effectiveness of the manipulation is comparable to the extraction of molars, supposedly making the cheeks rounder.

The real consequences appear after a few years: having lost natural support, the skin under the cheekbones “falls through”, and deep depressions form in place of the graceful relief. From the side it seems as if the woman has lost her teeth. To restore smoothness, complex operations will be required, since hardware methods will not get rid of deep wrinkles.

A specialist who values ​​his reputation will never recommend removing Bish’s lumps – this is a senseless intervention that is dangerous to health and aesthetics

The dream of beautiful cheekbones is best realized with a thread lift. It is safe for the body, does not break facial expressions and keeps the effect for 3-5 years. 

Fillers made from non-degradable materials

Fillers have been used in cosmetology for almost half a century. In the first procedures, synthetic materials based on paraffin and silicone were used, a little later – biosynthetic gels from animal collagen.

With the help of fillers, they fill in wrinkles and folds, correct facial features. But the “older generation” of drugs is not cleaved by cells. The body perceives the filler as a foreign body and reacts with allergies, seals, edema.

Substances can move under the skin and appear in unpredictable locations, which may require immediate medical attention. The gel can be removed exclusively by surgery.

Today, biocompatible drugs are widely used that provide the same soothing effect but are gradually absorbed in tissues. They are not rejected by cells, participate in metabolism, and are excreted on average per year without side effects. 

For centuries, women have been doing everything to become more beautiful and prolong youth, including taking risky procedures. Fortunately, today there is no need to sacrifice health in pursuit of the ideal. Applying new technologies and gentle materials, cosmetologists give girls radiant and smooth skin, protecting them from many negative consequences.

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