The definite hit of 2021 are combined procedures, called the future of cosmetology and aesthetic medicine. These are treatment procedures that include various technologies, treatments, supplementation and skin care.

Currently, customers expect natural rejuvenation effects and effective elimination of skin problems. Prevention of the effects of aging is a strong trend. Clients want to stay youthful as long as possible, enjoy beautiful and firm skin and lack of wrinkles. At the same time, treatments should not in any way limit everyday functioning. This translates into a growing interest in non-invasive methods and innovative technological solutions. Combined treatments, also known as combination therapies, are such a solution.

What techniques will be combined most often in modern cosmetic procedures?


Trend 1
Chemical acid peels

According to Global Market Insights data, the size of the global alpha-hydroxyl acid market was worth over USD 1.5 billion in 2016 and will exceed 800 kilotons by 2024. Good prospects for skin and hair care increase the demand for cosmetic preparations with AHA acids.
Improving standard of living as awareness of appearance increases, especially among women, is driving the growth of the alpha-hydroxy acid market. Preventing the early signs of aging, increased production of elastin and collagen are key factors driving the demand for chemical peels in the industry. Increasing levels of pollution and unhealthy eating habits leading to increasing skin problems will ensure positive prospects for the growth of the acid market.
Technological progress in cosmetic products, combined with the improved exfoliating effect of acids, has strengthened the market of their recipients. The growing use of acids, also in higher concentrations, stimulates the development of the cosmetics and aesthetic medicine industry. It is worth mentioning that the global anti-aging industry alone is expected to record over 5% growth by 2024.


Trend 2
Low-power LLLT laser therapy

Low-reactive laser therapy (LLLT) is a form of treatment that involves irradiating human tissue with a low-power laser (on the order of several hundred mW) in order to induce therapeutic changes. LLLT treatments activate photoabsorbable molecules (chromophores) and initiate cell signaling using low-power lasers and lights. Over the past 40 decades, a series of basic and clinical studies have been announced that have shown that laser therapy can improve wound healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and significantly improve the condition and condition of the skin. According to research company insightSLICE, the LLLT laser therapy market was worth $ 350 million in 2019 and is expected to reach $ 675 million by 2030 with a CAGR of 6.6%.
In line with the latest trends, low-power lasers work painlessly and without side effects. The client may return to normal life activities immediately after the procedure. LLLT laser therapy is used in treatments for many different skin problems: acne, rosacea, discoloration and pigmentation disorders, symptoms of erythema and redness, scars, stretch marks, cellulite, trichological and podological problems. For these reasons, the popularity of this type of dermotherapy on the market is growing.


Trend 3
Treatments with platelet-rich plasma, also with plant-derived growth factors

The effectiveness of skin regeneration processes decreases with age. The ability of skin growth factors to initiate repair processes is also reduced. A method of precisely activating regenerative processes is the use of preparations containing the body's natural signal substances that activate the processes of cell growth and multiplication, i.e. growth factors. Such substances can be isolated from biological material or produced by biotechnological methods.
According to a report by Mordor Inletlligence, the platelet-rich plasma market is forecast to record a CAGR of 12.4%. The key drivers of market growth are the increasing number of cosmetic and surgical procedures and the increasing use of platelet-rich plasma in various therapeutic areas. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), about 18.1 million cosmetic procedures with platelet-rich plasma were performed in the U.S. in 2019.


Trend 4
Micro-needle mesotherapy

Microneedle mesotherapy is a procedure that involves puncturing the skin with the application of special cosmetic preparations. The aim of the treatment is to create new collagen and skin tissue. The treatment is mainly used on the face. It is a minimally invasive treatment used to treat wrinkles, stretch marks, discoloration, scars and cellulite. The global market of microneedle mesotherapy is driven by the growing demand for minimally invasive and effective therapeutic procedures.
Factors such as the increase in the number of women opting for non-invasive cosmetic treatments, increased demand for skin rejuvenation treatments contribute to the growth of the market. It is expected that the market in Europe will grow rapidly due to the easy availability of tools for this technique (derma-pens, rollers and punches) and the quick effects of this type of treatment. Current expert forecasts predict a significant total annual growth of 3.68% in the global microneedling equipment market by 2023 (according to Market Reports Word).


Cumulative effect of combined treatments

The number of people with various skin problems and people who expect innovative methods for skin rejuvenation and regeneration is increasing. This gives positive prospects for the growth of the market of professional cosmetics and cosmetic techniques. New, improved preparations that will effectively and long-term strengthen such skin are constantly sought after. Combinations of treatments that synergistically can increase the current treatment effects are also sought.

Combined therapies are planned in such a way that the individual treatments interact with each other, strengthening and accelerating the final effect. Combined therapies in cosmetology should first of all be personalized, i.e. tailored to the needs of the skin of a particular patient - properly selected, they are an attractive alternative to invasive and medical treatments.

Two or three of the technologies described above in this article are combined:



The combination of several techniques in one treatment is therefore much more powerful. Properly selected technologies based on the principle of synergy give cumulative effects. That is why more and more beauty salons and aesthetic medicine clinics offer packages of treatments with combined therapies. Combined therapies have recently become a very strong trend in cosmetology and aesthetic medicine.

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