Upcoming Trends for 2022

From fillers and skincare to devices and surgery, Beauty Uncovered reveals the hottest aesthetic treatment trends to keep your eye on

By Holly Carver


Trends are constantly changing and developing year upon year, and the world of aesthetics is no different. Accentuating and enlarging certain body features has been a huge trend over the last couple of years in aesthetics, however, this is slowly being erased. Embracing the natural look is more fashionable than ever, whilst still having a few little ‘tweaks’ here and there.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a sharp increase in aesthetic procedures being performed. A recent global survey revealed that the total number of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, across the world had increased by 7.4% since the previous year!

With new and innovative techniques progressing in the future, this ultimately leads to better and more beautiful results for you! In a report by the UK’s largest meeting of medical aesthetic professionals – CCR London – we look at some of the cosmetic treatment trends, newest products and techniques to keep you looking (and more importantly feeling) your best in 2022.

Fake fillers are out

As one of the most popular cosmetic treatments to date, it is no surprise that dermal fillers are only going to get more popular and innovative as time goes on. Whilst ‘fish lips’ and the overdone pout brought a stereotype for women with lip fillers, the natural look is the new trend and fresh fillers are being created to achieve this.

The aim is to enhance whilst working and not transform with your natural features to preserve and subtly elevate them. Why not check out brands such as Neauvia, Revanesse and VIVACY, which have all released new dermal fillers to achieve natural results!

Injectables aren’t just for the face, and it’s becoming more popular to add filler into other parts of the body, including the décolletage, abdomen, upper arms and even the buttocks! Check out the new Lanluma filler for a perky bum or the hyaluronic acid injectable bioremodelling Profhilo Body Kit for improving skin quality on the body. Speak to a medical aesthetic practitioner about what fillers and injectables are suitable for different body areas or read our article all about body fillers in the last issue of Beauty Uncovered.

Skincare is key

It’s no secret that skincare is vital for keeping a beautiful complexion. The skin should be cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated by adding important vitamins back into the skin layer – and don’t forget that SPF!

Gaining momentum in the skincare scene is using at-home products to complement the results of in-clinic rejuvenation treatments to reduce downtime, accelerate recovery and optimise results.

Skincare brand SkinCeuticals and aesthetic device company Cutera are two brands paving the way by developing a specialist approach called ‘Integrated Skincare’, pairing key products with ablative and non-ablative lasers and energy devices.

Getting skincare has become more convenient since the pandemic, and online skincare platform GetHarley is making waves as it can effortlessly connect you with the UK’s top skincare professionals to discover a personalised product regime through an online consultation. The products are then conveniently sent straight to your door!

There’s also been a huge amount of new skincare products to try which are sure to create a stir in 2022. Next time you book in for your toxin treatment, try pairing with Revox Line Relaxer by Revision Skincare, which promises to optimise anti-wrinkle injections and improve the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles on the face. 

Stimulate your skin with radiofrequency microneedling

With celebs like Judy Murray, Paula Abdul and January Jones endorsing this product over the past year, this treatment is seriously trending and doesn’t look like it will slow down in 2022. As the demand for quick, minimally invasive procedures rises, people are expecting more from their treatments.

Microneedling uses exceptionally fine sterile needles to puncture the skin multiple times in a controlled way which promotes collagen production to fix these wounds. The treatment has been widely used to treat a variety of concerns, from acne scarring and stretch marks to uneven skin tone and large pores. The addition of radiofrequency adds energy waves to the process resulting in the dermis of the skin being heated at specific temperatures and depths to stimulate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin layers, which achieves firmer, tighter skin.

Radiofrequency microneedling is usually treated on the face but can be used across other areas of the body, such as the décolletage, neck and hands. It requires little to no downtime with results showing progressively over time as your skin’s regenerative cycles work from within.

Devices to look out for include Focus Dual, INTRAcel Pro, Morpheus8, Potenza and Secret PRO.

Eye-catching treatments

With face masks becoming a part of everyday life over the last year, procedures for the eye area have skyrocketed. Common concerns include crow’s feet, hooded eyelids, sagging skin, puffy eyelids and eye bags. Numerous non-surgical procedures from fillers to threads can help rejuvenate the eye area, however, more permanent solutions are beginning to trend.

The gliding brow lift is a technique which uses minimal incisions to elevate and augment the placement of the brow with precision, stability and minimal scarring, resulting in a lifted and rejuvenated eye area.

New advancements in lower-lid surgery are occurring too! Previously, where the focus was once the removal of excess tissue causing concerns such as sagging skin, the approach has evolved to preserve this. Through methods to reorganise, tighten and lift the lower eyelid, the procedures reveal a more naturally restored appearance.

Trends Live in Action!

See the hottest trends in cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics live in action at Beauty Uncovered Live on May 7-8 in London, where we open up the world of aesthetic medicine to you! 

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