Embarking on a new year focuses on the future despite the urge to look back and hold on to habits that are not advancing your greater good. Dermatological experts and skin care enthusiasts alike are fascinated by 2024 trends in dermatology, wanting to know what’s in and what’s out. 

What’s in? 

  1. Ultra-Customized Skincare Regimens
  2. Non-Invasive, Preventative Care-Wrinkle Relaxers and Natural-Looking Filler
  3. Advanced Microbiome-Friendly Nurturing Products
  4. Smart Home Skincare Devices
  5. Sustainable Products and Packaging
  6. Nutraceuticals For Skin and Overall Health

What’s out?

  1. Single Step or One-Size-Fits-All Skin Routines
  2. Invasive Anti-Aging Procedures
  3. Over-Reliance on Acne-Clearing Prescription Medications
  4. Aggressive and Abrasive Treatments
  5. Tanning
  6. Ignoring Mental Health Regrading Dermatology

Tailoring skin care needs shouldn’t be a one stop shop. Curating cleansers, tonics, serums and treatments should be based on the person not just the problem. Laser treatments, fillers, injectables and quality ingredients are outpacing surgical procedures like facelifts. Dermatology is shifting towards a more artistic and nuanced approach to facial fillers, focusing on enhancing natural beauty rather than drastic transformations. Less is more moving forward. Ridding the skin of acne has been a goal of humankind for centuries. Fueling the body and skin of complex chemicals that may not only be harmful but unproductive yields results for a select few while leaving questions unanswered for others, along with chronic blemishes. At home devices such as LED therapy masks and high frequency wands blend the benefits of professional care with the comfort of home. Harsh treatments like chemical peels, exfoliants and the infamous vampire facial are being replaced with enzyme-based products for a gentler approach. Out are abrasive chemicals that disrupt the skin’s natural balance. In are microbiome products with pre and probiotic properties that promote a healthy skin barrier improving complexion. These also include nutraceuticals (supplements such as collagen, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants) that are replacing deficiencies in previous trends.

Despite the well-established risks of UV damage including life-threatening skin cancer, tanning salons remain a $2.8 billion dollar industry. A bronzed, just back from vacation, glow can be achieved with sunless tanning products that contain skin revitalizing ingredients while providing a budget and skin friendly alternative to tanning salons. Dermatologists are recognizing the link between stress, anxiety and certain skin conditions. Saying goodbye to the trend of solely focusing on topical solutions, the emphasis is now on a holistic approach that considers both the physical and emotional aspects of skin health.

You may notice as your eyes skim the lists of what is in and what is out in 2024 dermatology trends, the comparison and contrast is a bit obvious. Personalized care, subtle rejuvenation, addressing problems as naturally minded as possible, self-healing both physically and mentally, and accessible, effective, biodegradable, and cruelty-free packaged products for every budget, condition and skin type are priorities for millions of consumers and patients worldwide.
The field of dermatology continues to advance, embracing innovations that prioritize individualized care, sustainability, health and confidence. As we say goodbye to outdated or ineffective practices, the future of skincare is not just promising, it redirects the purpose of the field of dermatology to correct, transform and resolve skin issues that persist for the individual and their unique needs. To keep up to date on the latest exciting news in dermatology including any changes to 2024 trends in dermatology, what’s in and what’s out, follow along at WEBSITE. To book your personal consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546.