The Hottest Beauty Aesthetic Treatments for 2020

The beauty industry is constantly changing its face over time, introducing new innovative treatments year after year. The treatments that boom are shaped by our changing lifestyle trends, and supply and demand.

For example, back in the day when we were all scaling back our eyebrows (remember those skinny tadpole-like brows, right?), waxing and plucking were huge treatments. Fast forward to today’s modern trend of the bushier the better, microblading and tinting has exploded.

For me, I’m all about skin aesthetics. I feel like 2019 has been all about the Dermaplanning, but in all honesty, I’m still unsure if this one is for me. I still suffer acne and skin breakouts, so I wanted to focus this article more on the treatments in skin aesthetics which can really tackle those problem skin troubles.

From the CryoPen to Fractional laser, let’s take a look at the skin aesthetic treatments for those who have skin imperfections and are keen to improve the quality and texture:


What is Cryotherapy and what does it treat? This one is a new one for me, but one that sounds great for my stubborn acne scars and little breakouts. CryoPen is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last from 5 to 25 seconds, so you can be in and out of the salon quickly.

I love the sound of how it works! It emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no damage to healthy tissue, which is super important.

Therefore first up is the freeze stage, where the applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. Then comes the thaw stage, where the tissue is allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds. Lastly, the second freeze cycle will begin. The tissue will freeze faster than during the first freezing cycle.

If you have those pesky skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas, you may be aware that the NHS don’t always treat them anymore. But luckily, with CryoPen, you can now have these treatments in the beauty salon.

Ideal to use if you want the following removed:

Skin tags
Solar lentigo
Age spots
Cherry angioma
Viral verrucae

For more information on this treatment, check out CryoPen in Essex, in which Aesthetics of Essex carry out this treatment.

Fractional laser treatments for skin

For those who suffer from minor skin imperfections like open pores, sun spots, dullness and hyperpigmentation, fractional laser treatment has become very popular. It creates a less invasive version of the more severe laser treatments for the skin, creating a more painless procedure with hardly any downtime.

A laser wand is quickly moved around the face, causing small trauma to the deeper layers of the skin, allowing natural collagen production to come to the service and repair. A popular form of fractional laser procedures is ClearLift – a fractional laser treatment which has brilliant results for firming and rejuvenating the skin.  

Fractional laser treatments are becoming in demand for those who wish to brighten, improve skin tone and minimise pores without the downtime for the more severe laser procedures.

Chemical peels

At one time, chemical peels were associated with peeling skin and dramatic redness from harsh chemicals. Now, salons have developed more subtle treatments, which still bring effective results but avoid the harsh peeling of the skin.

By using a combination of hyaluronic, salicylic and lactic acid to name a few, chemical peels remove old skin ensuring that new layers can grow in place, revealing smooth, brighter and younger looking skin. Depending on the amount of damage to your skin, or the severity of acne you may have, the strength can be increased or decreased.


HydraFacial is an award-winning facial treatment which uses a revolutionary technology to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin. The reason these have become so popular this year is due to how versatile they are for a range of different skin concerns. Dull skin, pigmentation, acne or dry skin, the HydraFacial works to a six-step regime which improves the overall health of the skin.

It starts with a detox step, using a specially formulated lymphatic draining technique which helps increase circulation, eliminating toxins. Step two is for cleansing & exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and impurities, gently lifting them away for a deep-cleaning result. Then comes the brightening step, where a gentle glycolic and salicylic solution helps loosen debris from your pores, brightening your skin. Step four is the extraction stage, where pesky blackheads and impurities which lead to congested skin are extracted using honey extract and salicylic acid.

The facial is finished with a combination of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides to replenish plump up and hydrate the skin, followed by an LED light used to stimulate collagen and reduces redness, leaving your skin glowing.

If you’re after some new A-list inspired beauty treatments to try, or are eager to discover what the celebrities are having done, you’ll find the options above in high demand this year. From luxury facials to subtle facial enhancements, the world of salon treatments and aesthetics is getting more advanced every year.

I’ll be looking at CryoPen next year as a first for sure – what about you?

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