Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic Blog

There is a lot of confusion about IPL and laser hair removal methods and much debate about which technology is superior. We’ll start by stating that both are effective and neither is “better”. In skin aesthetics, there are probably tens of thousands of online articles comparing techniques and technologies where the author argues that one technique is superior to the other for addressing a particular aesthetic concern. If only comparisons were that easy!

Skin clinic and permanent makeup clinic before and after photos are an invaluable resource for consumer education and for helping clients decide whether or not to proceed with a treatment. What many people don’t realize is that before and after photos can be taken in ways that make treatment results appear better than they are in real life.

Non-invasive skin tightening treatments have become popular alternatives to cosmetic surgeries such as face lifts (rhytidectomy), neck lifts, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), and liposuction. People choose non-surgical skin tightening for the promise of results, reduced risks, minimal downtime and lower costs compared to surgery. If, however, you want dramatic and long-lasting results, non-invasive skin tightening can’t compete with surgery (where excess skin or fat is removed).

The non-invasive skin treatments market is massive, ever-evolving and demand is growing. According to Grand View Research, the worldwide non-invasive aesthetic treatment market was valued at $61.2 billion USD in 2022 and is expected to grow by 15.4% annually from 2023 to 2030. There are many factors driving the growth of non-invasive skin treatments, though chief among them is thought to be increased availability.