Trends & Innovations: Expert Insight On Innovative Ingredients in 2024

We asked some of our favorite industry experts to identify skin care ingredients that are set to take off in 2024 and transform the way we look at skin concerns in medical aesthetics.
We asked some of our favorite industry experts to identify skin care ingredients that are set to take off in 2024 and transform the way we look at skin concerns in medical aesthetics.
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Tissue & Cell Technologies

“The medical aesthetics industry is witnessing a transformative era marked by the integration of innovative ingredients. Piezotome, OviTex Mesh, CO2 Lift and the Tissue Cell-Fat Banking System exemplify the commitment to enhancing patient outcomes and procedural safety, as well as the overall experience in medical aesthetic procedures. The Piezotome is a groundbreaking ultrasonic saw designed to operate at a specific frequency for precise cutting of bone and cartilage. The key concept behind the Piezotome is its ability to enable highly accurate surgery with minimal damage to soft tissues. OviTex Mesh has the unique characteristics of combining a biological lattice and absorbable suture (Vycril) into one structural support mesh. This allows for a multifaceted approach to breast enhancement surgeries. CO2LIFT is clinically proven to uplift, hydrate, brighten and enhance overall skin health, offering a non-invasive alternative to traditional anti-aging procedures. By harnessing the power of carbon dioxide, CO2LIFT stimulates blood flow, promoting collagen production and improving skin elasticity. Tissue & Cell Technologies enable the harvesting and preservation of human tissue with unprecedented survival rates. This development presents a unique opportunity for plastic surgeons to conduct liposuction and store fat for future use in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.”

-Johnny Franco, M.D., board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Austin Plastic Surgeon 

Stem Cells

“Human Stem Cell Conditioned (HSC) media in skin care offers groundbreaking benefits supported by research due to its pro-generation properties and compatibility with dermal cells. Skin By Design employs this in their Cyto-Glo Renewing Cream. Not all stem cells are created equal; Skin By Design uses embryonic tissue and Umbilical WJ-MSC’s, derived from the umbilical cord, which holds the highest regenerative potential with elevated Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). These aid tissue repair, reducing wrinkles and enhancing skin texture, contributing to a more youthful appearance. Aging diminishes these factors, making their inclusion in skin care regimens beneficial. The media from umbilical cord tissue surpasses adult adipose tissue or bone marrow as the most abundant and effective MSC source. Skin By Design’s products contain non-live stem cells, processed in an FDA-regulated lab, adhering to top industry standards, formulated to penetrate skin efficiently for growth and repair and enriched with natural hyaluronic acid and coenzyme Q10 in a medical-grade base for deep dermal delivery.” 

-Cheryl Whitman, CEO of Beautiful Forever

Acne Assassins

“Acne is one of the most common skin issues in the United States today. SkinMedica’s new Pore Purifying Pro-Infusion Serum contains encapsulated salicylic acid to deep clean clogged pores, bakuchiol targets discoloration of post-acne marks, pomegranate pericarp extract supports the homeostasis of acne-prone skin and a bioactive complex of tropical fruits, comprised of a blend of mango, papaya and pineapple extracts, help to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks. The unique formula not only works to clarify congested skin, but it also helps to maintain the skin’s natural barrier. The serum is professionally administered during a DiamondGlow treatment service, which is a resurfacing treatment that exfoliates and extracts impurities from the skin. This is a great solution for acne-prone patients who want to feel more confident in their skin.”

-Prithwiraj Maitra, Ph.D., vice president, Skin Care R&D, Allergan Aesthetics

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