“Tweakments” haven’t been around long, but they have proven to be quite popular alternatives to plastic surgery.

From makeup-less contouring to facial thread lifts in Dubai, this year’s tweakment trends revolve around that “I woke up like this” look for men and women.

But before you choose to offer any kind of tweakment in your beauty clinic or spa, you need to know what it is and the specific services people are looking to get.

We offer a brief introduction to tweakments and a rundown of the five services that will trend this year.

What Is a Tweakment?

These new-era beauty treatments entail subtle modifications to achieve a more desirable overall appearance without the need for surgery. In other words, they factor in the bigger picture rather than making major adjustments to just a few components.

Among the most popular tweaks on offer focus on:

  • Skin pigmentation enhancement.
  • Wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin improvement.
  • Face and body contour.

Tweakments are non-invasive in nature, which means that the beauty adjustments they promise are delivered without the need to go under the knife. They also have significantly lower risks compared to traditional plastic surgery and are mostly pain-free.

Top 5 Tweakments to Offer This Year

Below are the five tweakment trends that are expected to become more popular this year:

1. Facial Contouring Sans Makeup

We expect face contour treatments and procedures to become more popular this year. After all, being able to get that sculpted, slimmer face without makeup definitely sounds appealing.

More permanent procedures like body contouring and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections are expected to rise. This is all thanks to the continuous implementation of the work-from-home setup that gives people more time to recover.

But what you should watch out for are the new, less-risky hyaluronic acid facial fillers.

Here’s how it works:

  • The hyaluronic acid fillers absorb water to achieve that full or plump appearance.
  • It comes in two different consistencies, depending on how the molecules of the substance are linked together.

Although they work differently, the two versions of the filler provide a more holistic result where:

  • The thicker fillers offer structural support, particularly in the cheekbones, jawline, chin, and temple areas.
  • The thinner versions make the lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines look fuller.

Hyaluronic fillers can also be used to change the nose shape via the process called liquid rhinoplasty.

2. Goodbye Duck Face, Hello Lip Lift

Lip-defining treatments are still all the rage this year, despite the waning popularity of classic lip fillers. People no longer see “duck face” lips as beautiful.

Instead, they are now pining for more naturally attractive kissers.

Expect a rise in lip treatments that add volume without looking overblown, like lip lift.

Here’s how it works:

  • Like face contouring, this tweakment uses hyaluronic fillers to firm up the lips. But before that, cosmetic surgeons remove the tissue beneath the nose to tug up the lips to avoid overfilling.
  • Basically, the procedure increases the visible pink tissue, leaving the lips looking fuller and more pronounced.

3. Next Generation Semi-Permanent Makeup: Lip Blush

After tattooed eyebrows, people are now looking for ways to have longer-lasting color on their lips.

Answering the call, aesthetic scientists developed a new semi-permanent makeup that is a crucial part of the “I woke up like this” look: lip blushing.

This tweakment gently fills the lips and gives them a subtle wash of color. The result looks a lot like wearing a semi-permanent lip balm. The procedure is similar to nanoblading and microblading, save for the fact that it targets the lips.

In other words, lip blushing is a natural-looking lip tattoo.

Here’s how it works:

  • Lip pigmentation is administered strategically in parts to achieve a semi-permanent color.
  • Because it uses water-based ink, lip lifting results in more symmetrical-looking smackers. Some who’ve tried it even say it creates an illusion of fuller lips.

Lip blushing can last two to three years, though most tattoo artists recommend undergoing a color refresh semi-annually.

4. Oxygen Facials: The Mother of Facials

Oxygen facials are a new beauty trend beloved by Hollywood celebrities like Ashley Graham and Madonna. In fact, this tweakment is considered the ultimate facial treatment – the mother of facials, if you may – thanks to the following benefits it provides:

  • Boosted radiance.
  • Skin hydration.
  • More even skin tone.
  • Fine line reduction.

An oxygen facial entails a three-in-one energy-assisted process that works on both sides of the skin: inside and outside.

Here’s how it works:

  • The procedure combines clinically proven skin serums that promote natural skin replenishment and renewal, like the skin-plumping hyaluronic acid.
  • This tweakment focuses on oxygenating the skin cells, leaving them brighter and healthier.
  • Different providers have their own way of administering this treatment. However, it usually involves a stream of high pressurized oxygen, delivered to the surface of the skin using a wand.

5. Facial Thread Lift Botox Alternative

Although Botox isn’t as invasive as other face-altering cosmetic procedures, people have been seeking other treatments with the same wrinkle-fighting action without the unnecessary risks and high costs. And what they found was definitely worth checking out.

Thread lift is a tweakment that uses a special thread that goes deep into the skin and offers instantaneous results.

Here’s how it works:

  • Essentially, threads with invisible and painless “barbs” are inserted into the deeper layers of the skin. They attach onto the tissue and muscle underneath and pull upwards for a naturally lifted look.
  • Compared to invasive surgery, this non-surgical technique also relies on the collagen-boosting effect of the threads. Once inserted, the sutures trigger the collagen production of the body.

Collagen is a naturally occurring protective substance in the body that serves as a scaffold of structure and strength to the bones, tendons, muscles, and skin.

In other words, it fills gaps that appear because of skin aging and naturally returns the skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance.

Tweak to Perfection

Surgical alterations to the face and body aren’t necessarily the best solution to your clients’ most worrisome aesthetic concerns. With just a few tweaks, you can help them achieve the level of perfection they seek.

Looking for new tweakments to offer your clients? Talk to us today for more top-of-the-line beauty equipment and supplies.