The Best Non-Invasive Beauty Treatments To Try In 2024

Forget needles, beauty insiders are turning to tech to lift and brighten

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by Olivia Falcon |
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A new wave of machine-based beauty treatments is infiltrating the country’s top cosmetic clinics, promising to freshen fatigued faces, lift lax limbs and reverse signs of skin damage. A welcome relief for people who want something more hardcore than skincare, but aren’t up for injectables. The Private Clinic group, which has 10 clinics nationwide, reports two out of three new patients enquiring about tweakments are tech-focused.

While at the Dr Rita Rakus Clinic in Knightsbridge, Dr Galyna Selezneva notes, ‘The beauty perception has shifted so much in the last year; 70-80% of our patients now start their journey into aesthetics with a device rather than a needle.’ Why? ‘Because machine-based treatments are more efficient than ever.’ Here’s our guide to the most exciting new beauty tech, both in-clinic
and at-home.

The Super Toner

Drooping bottom? Stubborn cellulite? Cellution (£500 per treatment) picks up the slack – literally. First, skin is hydrated with a toning oil before high-intensity focused diodes deliver heat to stimulate fibroblast cells, increasing collagen and activating lipolysis, a process that breaks down fatty acids. A powerful suction massage then works deep in the skin to reduce dimpling.

Finally, a burst of vibration waves – which feel satisfyingly fizzy – help optimise circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system. The treatment, which takes just 20 minutes, is pleasant rather than painful and there is no recovery downtime. But be prepared to commit, as two treatments a week for a minimum of three weeks is recommended if you want to see a noticeable difference. Who to see: Dr Galyna Selezneva.

The Total Body Reboot

Introducing the ‘one and done’ Exion machine. The next-gen multitasker claims to rewind the signs of ageing and plump everything from lips to saggy knees – not a needle in sight. For head-to-toe skin tightening, the separate Face and Body settings (from £300 each) use a combination of radio frequency (RF) and ultrasound energy to boost collagen and elastin as well as increase hyaluronic acid in the skin by a whopping224%.To tackle acne scarring, stretch marks and enlarged pores, there is a setting that uses tiny pins firing RF currents deep into the skin to refine texture. For best results, three sessions 14 days apart are recommended. Who to see: Dr Christine Hall; Dr Nilam Holmes.

The Pigment Eraser

Negating the need for stinging face peels, PicoSure Pro (from £250) is the Ferrari of lasers. Nuking all types of pigmentation, from melasma and acne scarring to sunspots and dark under-eye circles with minimum fuss, in double-quick time. Good things to know: pressure is used instead of
heat, better – particularly for darker skin types – as it avoids the possibility of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Laser energy is delivered in a trillionth of a second, meaning no disruption on the surface layers of the skin. As a result, downtime is next to zero. Expect slight redness for a few hours post-treatment. Who to see: Dr Sindhu Siddiqi; Dr Rosh Roddha.

The Skin Shrink Wrapper

The new Morpheus8 3D body treatment (from £1,000) promises to tone and tighten loose, crepey skin. RF energy is delivered via 40 gold-plated micropins to strengthen bonds between collagen and elastin fibres (read: snatched skin). The treatment can be tailored to body parts (saggy knees, lax tummies, inner thighs). The sensation of rapid-fire electrical pinching is eased with a topical anaesthetic cream. Don’t be alarmed by faint pink grid marks and a few bruises. For best results, a course of three sessions every four-to-six weeks is recommended. New collagen and elastin formation can take up to 90 days, so expect ramped up radiance over the next 12 to 18 months. Who to see::a[Isabelle Welling]{href='https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/services/the-wellness-clinic' }; Dr Dev Patel.

The Eye Brightener

If you’re in the market for tightening up eye bags, reducing dark circles and smoothing crow’s feet and fine lines, consider the AgeJET Plasma Eye (from £250). The device uses medical grade nitrogen gas (plasma energy) to refresh the delicate upper and lower eyelids in under 10 minutes. How? By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and improving circulation. Suitable for all skin tones, expect to hear a loud popping noise and feel a warm flicking sensation as the plasma is fired. Post- procedure pinkness is normal, before turning slightly dry and flaky for about four days. The good news? You’ll look like you’ve had a month’s worth of good sleep. For best results, three treatments four-to-six weeks apart are recommended. The effects last from nine to 12 months. Who to see: Dr Nima Mahmoodi: Dr Tino Solomon.

The at-home tech to try

LYMA Laser Pro
Price: £4,999

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Just 10 minutes a day – for six weeks – using this souped-up version of the original cult cold laser promises to tighten slack skin, fade pigmentation and refine texture with zero pain or downtime.

A favourite of supermodel Toni Garrn, this multitasking tool helps skin absorb active ingredients in skincare. Sonic massage pulsations and a warming metal surface help open pores before the cooling function locks ingredients into the skin.

This facial tool combines three energies traditionally only found in-clinic: electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), RF and LED light to deliver lift and plump.

An A-list favourite, this uses a dual motor to deliver high-intensity microcurrents for sculpting cheekbones, jawlines and lifting eyebrows.

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