Concerned by fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, drooping eyelids, small breasts or fine lips? Aesthetic surgery is the quickest and most efficient solution. The proof is that breast augmentation and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) are the second (16.6%1 of total number of cosmetic surgical procedures) and third (8.6%1), respectively, most popular cosmetic surgical procedures after liposuction (19.3%1) in 2013 in the United States, representing almost 475,000 operations.
But of course, plastic surgery is also the most painful, risky and expensive option. Everybody has heard about the PIP breast implant scandal or has in mind the horrible pictures of plastic surgery fails. That is the reason why the choice has shifted from traditional open surgery to the use of less invasive techniques like botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid injections for example. Since 1997, surgical procedures increased by 89%1 whereas nonsurgical procedures increased by 521%1. These minimally invasive alternatives usually result in less pain, less scarring, and a quicker recovery for the patient. But they are still costly.
Nowadays, with the progress of the cosmetic science, some active ingredients offer cheaper, but still efficient, alternatives to treat these problems:
Launched in 2013, Beautifeye™ is the first active ingredient to demonstrate a lifting action on sagging upper eyelids. Clinical studies, conducted on 24 volunteers, demonstrated a reduction of eyelid fold height by 20% up to 91% and of drooping surface by 14% up to 61%, both after a two month treatment. It offers a gentle alternative to invasive surgery (blepharoplasty).
Beautifeye™ not only lifts the upper eyelid, it also provides a global eye contour treatment by reducing crow’s feet wrinkles, fading away dark circles and diminishing puffiness. It has been recognized with the Best New Ingredient Award during the C&T R&D Awards Asia 2013.
Sagging Neck and Face Skin
The brand new active ingredient Majestem™ demonstrates a visible lifting effect on the neck and face (cheeks and eye contour). By counteracting oxidative damage leading to skin sagging and folding, Majestem™ restores skin tension and lifts the skin for a majestic beauty.
In just 3 weeks the sagging neck skin is tightened (surface -10.6% up to -56%) and the neck folds are evened out. After 6 weeks, the cheeks are lifted, the tear trough is reduced (volume -9% up to -84%) and crow’s feet wrinkles are smoothed out (surface -11% up to -75%).
Instead of injecting hyaluronic acid, why not stimulate its production from the inside? This is the promise of Optim Hyal™ which has been designed to stimulate hyaluronic acid neosynthesis and sustain its turnover. It restores the optimal level of hyaluronic acid in the skin to make it smooth, moisturized and supple as young skin.
Optim Hyal™ has been demonstrated to stimulate the hyaluronic acid synthesis on both keratinocytes (+40%) and fibroblasts (+35%) for a visible improvement in skin smoothness (main wrinkle density: -46% up to -96%), moisture and suppleness in just one month.
Breast (and Buttock) Augmentation
Volufiline™ promotes body volume by a cosmetic lipofilling-like effect. Once again no injection or surgery is needed, Volufiline™ stimulates adipocyte differentiation (+201%) and proliferation (+32%), and promotes lipid storage (+641%) leading to an increase of adipocyte volume (X22) in the fatty tissue. The visible result is an improvement in breast volume up to 8.4% after 56 days.
Volufiline™ can also be used for buttock augmentation.
When it comes to lip enhancement, solutions can also come from the inside. Volulip™ is a ‘natural’ lip plumper. It mimics collagen injection by more than doubling its synthesis (collagen-I +133%, collagen-III +223%) but also strongly stimulates the synthesis of hyaluronic acid (+101%). The result is a visible impact on the lip shape: increase of the lip volume, hydration and softness combined with anti-sagging and cushion effect.
Two clinical studies were carried out to demonstrate Volulip™ efficacy and the results were very significant. A gain of +13.3% in firmness, +50.6% in hydration, +10.5% in softness, +15.1% in volume and +9.2% in curvature (radius of curvature of the lower lip) were observed after only one month. An increase of +19.6% in the surface of the central area of the lower lip for volunteers with very fine lips was also observed.
To conclude, no need for needles or scalpels, there are many options to stimulate beauty from the inside, for a natural and visible result. To know more, just contact us.
1. Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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