Engineering + Tech Behind The Beauty Industry

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
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When you think of the beauty industry, engineering isn't the first thing that springs to mind. The advancements in professional treatments that are being demanded by an ever knowledgeable public that are expecting more, using more and spending more in the never ending search for improvement if not perfection. These new treatments require a good grasp of not only anatomy and physiology but quite possible chemistry and physics too. Training is becoming more in depth, longer and to a higher level in order to be able to deliver the treatment and use the equipment to industry standards. A new breed of therapist is a combination of nurse and beautician administering injectables like Botox and fillers and performing chemical peels.

Time has moved on from the simple facial to non surgical face lifting, from having your eyebrows tinted for a weeks holiday in the sun to microblading for a semi permanent solution to pale or sparse brows and from being smothered in a cold gel and wrapped in crepe bandages so you may lose half an inch to Cryolipolysis or fat freezing as it is also known.

Have you thought about the technical side of these machines and treatments or just the excellent results though? How about the cosmetic engineers producing new formulas for those leading edge skin care ranges, or the process engineer who has to figure out how to scale up manufacturing amounts from a few jars to thousands of kilos of product. Number one in the technical stakes though has to be the IPL and laser treatments on offer for numerous skin benefits including tightening, lifting and curing acne to the removal of tattoos and permanent hair removal - even including the at home laser hair remover devices on the market.

Just think of the electrical and manufacturing engineers involved in making the laser not to mention the optical engineers providing the UV fused silica lens needed or those building custom made flash or IPL lamps. Finally, how about the technical knowledge needed by the therapist to decide on the spot size or wavelength needed for each different client or treatment type not to mention altering and tweaking the equipment to give the best possible results whist maintaining health and safety regulations.

There’s a lot more to the beauty industry than first meets the eye and this is only going to get more and more involved as new technologies arrive on the scene. The five treatments for 2017 expected to be most in demand according to Cosmetic Digital include:

- Medical facials: concentrating on results and solving problems rather than relaxation.
- Lip enhancement: injectables are used for a fuller pout, albeit with more natural outcomes than the trout pout of old.
- Platelet rich plasma therapy: also known as the vampire facial, where the patient's own blood is taken from the arm, spun in a centrifuge and then the separated platelets are injected back into the problem areas on the face.
- Oxygen infused facials: deliver oxygen under pressure, pushing serums into the skin for deeper absorption. With an impressive list of A listers raving about the results, this is a treatment that's sure to be on the increase this year.
- Cryolipolysis/fat freezing/coolsculpting: Actually removing fat as opposed to emptying fat cells and non invasive, this has to be a winner for many. 

Although there is still a demand for the holistic approach with international methods of massage and exotic oils, technical know how and a huge scientific workforce behind the scene and highly qualified therapists providing the hands on treatments is fast becoming mainstream.

With so many choices, will you try any of these new treatments? Have you ever considered the science and engineering that goes into your beauty products and devices? 

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15 comments

  1. Such an interesting post. Really enjoyed it

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  2. I love trying new and innovative treatments! x

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  3. I find this topic so interesting. It's advancing at such a fast pace. I get regular facial peels and love them xx

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  4. This is such a different post, I enjoyed reading it.

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  5. I think it's crazy how the beauty industry is changing with all these advancements! Great post lovely.
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  6. I would love to get my eyebrows microbladed but I'm too scared! This was such a great post to read x

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  7. I haven't tried any but I might get microblading done x

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  8. A friend of mine is a beauty engineer of sorts, she is challenged with coming up with new ways to deliver beauty treatments x

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  9. Ooh interesting posts with lots of info! X

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  10. I enjoyed reading your post!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris
    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  11. I'm not really into any of it yet! My friend has lip fillers, they suit her but my lips are big already without adding more into them :(

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  12. This is so interesting - I love trying out something new

    Gemma x

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  13. A really interesting post, I haven't thought about having any of these but I like to find out about new treatments xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  14. I would love to try mircoblading. This was such a fascinating post.

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  15. I'd love to get my brows microbladed - there's so many interesting techniques out now!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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