Beauty is commonly defined as qualities in a person that is essentially pleasurably admired. The aspiration for an individual to want to feel beautiful is simply common sense. Don’t you want to be beautiful?
Although beauty trends within the world are constantly changing, people will always want to change the way they look in order to fit in with what society views as a “beautiful” individual. This neglects “preserving the natural beauty and unique character” that one already has but does not personally see (Lee, 1995). This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is just something that is either enhanced or hidden with cosmetic procedures.
These cosmetic procedures include:
- Micro-blading: A new technique in the field of permanent cosmetics for eyebrow restoration where a new eyebrow shape is tattooed onto the face (Marwah et al. 2021).
- Micro-needling: A minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the epidermis, releasing growth factors and inducing collagen (Hou, 2017).
- Vampire Facials: A facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells.
- Botox: A drug that weakens or paralyses muscle, reducing skin wrinkles, enhancing features and helps treat some medical conditions (Nichols, 2020).
- Dermal Filler: Treatment given through injections to enhance certain features, usually on the face.
The problem with some of these permanent/semi-permanent procedures is that beauty trends and beauty standards are constantly changing and you may regret the procedures taken at the current time. At the current time, these procedures can provide you with your desired aesthetic, however, your desired aesthetic may differ in the future due to beauty standards or tends.
The future of beauty is so important, especially when considering permanent or semi-permanent procedures. To help understand this concept better, there are multiple futures, the future that has become the now and the current future. So, how do you know what will be considered beautiful in the future? And what are the changes that will be made to cosmetic procedures in 10 years?
As time goes on, technology is becoming so much more advanced and there has been large economic growth of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures (Liu and Miller, 2008). Due to technology advancing, new equipment will be made to fasten the procedure time and will allow for longer healing time. The next 10 years is definitely going to have dramatic changes in terms of technology and a digital camera that shows the patient’s end results before it officially happening, is on its way. Another thing that’s for sure, is that chemicals will be cut down and the use of natural enhancements will be more common. Vampire facials are an example of this, however it is just the beginning of what is to come. People are more invested in their appearance and are ensuring that they take healthy steps to achieve their goals.
Are you excited for the future of cosmetic procedures?
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