The latest breed of cutting-edge beauty technology promises to zap fine lines, boost skin radiance, lift hooded eyes and tighten skin – all without going under the knife. With a slew of rapidly evolving non-surgical treatments, Australia has yet to approve and introduce some of the most in-demand treatments across the globe. Beauticate writer, Kristina Zhou, investigated five intriguing treatments that promise to be game changers.

Chanel Injections

Developed in France, the Chanel injection brightens skin, boosts skin’s natural hyaluronic acid, and helps reduce age spots. Chanel injections are widely regarded as the Korean celebrities’ secret to poreless, luminous skin. Considered a glass of water for the skin, it activates the skin’s natural healing process and stimulates collagen production.  The Chanel injection contains Filorga: a cocktail of 53 ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, amino acid, enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins (A, B, C & E) to plump and smooth the skin. “The dermis needs to be healthy for the skin to look good, and that’s what the injection does: it inserts nutrients into the dermis and as it gets healthier the skin starts shining,” Dr Choi Bo Yoon, a famed Korean dermatologist explains.

Hermès injection

The Hermès injection, also known as Rejuner, offers a departure from traditional fillers. Instead of injecting substances to create volume, Rejuner stimulates fibroblasts (the connective tissue responsible for secreting collagen), allowing the skin to naturally develop more volume. The Hermès treatment is injected into the dermis and contains a blend of hyaluronic acid, polyvitamins, and a polymer that specifically regenerates collagen to smooth skin texture, provide nourishment, and brighten the skin.


Zapping zits with face cream doesn’t always work and extractions can be painful, so it’s no surprise the Agnes treatment was introduced as an alternative to target the root cause of acne. A micro-needle delivers radiofrequency waves into sebaceous glands, which dissolves oil-producing glands – reducing current breakouts and preventing future acne.

Our face contains over thousands of pores and only 200-300 become infected and result in acne. This treatment specifically targets the affected glands, so your skin won’t feel dehydrated all over. “When these hyperactive oil glands are destroyed, the pores no longer get infected and inflamed, allowing for acne to be permanently cured,” Dr Gerard Dee, an aesthetic physician, says.

Radio frequency (RF) Cannula non-surgical eye bag removal.

Eyebag removal used to be relegated to surgery, with filler and threads only able to conceal the appearance of fat pads. Radio frequency Cannula targets and breaks down the fat pads and ligaments under the eyes. Unlike traditional lower blepharoplasty, radio frequency eyebag removal can improve the texture of your skin. Skin crepiness, fine lines, and wrinkles are addressed due to the natural collagen and elastin stimulation triggered from the heat. Dr Stefan Mark Szczerba, a board-certified plastic surgeon, says the best non-surgical eye rejuvenation is radio frequency delivered through a cannula, combined with radio frequency micro needling. However, unlike surgical blepharoplasty, you need to wait a short period of time for the fat pads to naturally dissolve and multiple sessions may be necessary for people with serious eyebags.


Considered a lunch-time face lift, HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) tightens the skin and permanently dissolves fat. HIFU uses radio-frequency energy to penetrate deep into skin layers, targeting the SMAS layer (the area between your muscle and fat). This is the layer plastic-surgeons tighten/lift during a surgical operation. “HIFU acts on the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) layer which essentially functions as a structure that the entire face tissue hangs onto,” Dr Teo Wan Lin, a Board-Certified Dermatologist says. The heat produced within the deeper layers, helps stimulate new collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer skin. HIFU can also be used to specifically target unwanted fat, making it ideal for people who want a more sculpted face/body.

HIFU treatments can be used to lift the brows, tighten the jawline, sharpen the chin, sculpt the cheeks, and contour the body, including the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and arms. While HIFU can produce visible results, plastic surgeons maintain that effects are subtle and it’s not effective for people with significant sagging.

By Kristina Zhou. Holding shot via @tomtakesphotoss

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