Cosmetic Trends for 2021

2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as a turbulent year, and many of us are breathing a sigh of relief that it’s finally coming to an end. While we can’t predict what lies ahead for 2021, we can be optimistic that the lessons we learned from this year’s challenges will lead to a brighter future.

As we look ahead to what 2021 might bring, here are four cosmetic trends we think will lead the way.

1. Minimally Invasive Treatment for Brow Furrows and Crow’s Feet

By now, we’ve all learned about the importance of covering our noses and mouths to prevent the transmission of illness in our communities. The need to wear masks has also changed the way we interact with others. When you’re out in public, you’re likely relying mostly on your eyes and eyebrows to convey emotions, since you have the lower two-thirds of your face hidden. As a result, you might be noticing some new wrinkles starting to emerge. Non-surgical eye and brow rejuvenation with neuromodulators like Botox®® and Dysport®® has always been a sought-after procedure, but we expect its popularity will skyrocket in 2021.

2. Longer-Lasting Solutions

Amid all the uncertainty and public health concerns that have characterized 2020, more people are seeking cosmetic procedures that produce long-lasting results. This minimizes the need to return to their dermatologist’s office for frequent touch-up treatments. For these patients, we recommend choosing injectable dermal fillers like Sculptra®, Juvéderm® Volbella™, and Juvéderm® Voluma™, which can create a subtle, natural-looking refinement lasting up to two years.

3. High-Quality Skin Care Products

The ups and downs of 2020 introduced some new words into our vocabulary. One of these is “maskne,” the nickname for the phenomenon of breakouts caused by frequent mask-wearing. Many of our patients discovered the value of using medical-grade skin care products from trusted brands like Skinceuticals® and SkinMedica® to help cleanse, moisturize, and protect their skin, control acne flare-ups, and maintain a younger appearance.

4. Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Procedures

Regardless of their age and gender, our patients are increasingly seeking non-invasive treatments that don’t disrupt their busy schedules. We expect this demand will only grow in 2021 and beyond, especially as the aesthetic medical field continues to evolve and allows our skilled practitioners to offer cutting-edge options. One such innovation is Ulthera®®, a unique technology that uses ultrasound energy to tighten skin and induce new collagen production from the forehead to the decolletage. In the months after treatment, you’ll see your skin tighten and regain its firmness, diminishing concerns like sagging, drooping, and wrinkling.

Cosmetic Dermatology in San Francisco

Since our founding in 1903, the Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco’s values have remained unchanged. We believe in providing medical and cosmetic dermatological treatments that help you look and feel your best. All our doctors are leaders in their field. They use a collaborative approach that combines their years of training and experience to provide ideal patient outcomes. If you have a dermatology-related concern or want to learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options we offer, reach out to us today.