Top 6 aesthetic treatments of 2018 – the expert’s verdict

Written by: Dr Tracy Xu
Published: | Updated: 07/12/2023
Edited by: Cal Murphy

As the ever-changing field of aesthetic medicine advances into 2018, we turned to one of our experts in the field to find out which aesthetic treatments he thought would prove the most popular this year. Here, Dr Tracy Xu, provides more detail. 


Stress can cause small wrinkles around the eyes, and your skin can become looser and less lifted than it used to be. Skinbooster treatments refresh the skin, giving it a natural, rejuvenated appearance by eliminating scars, wrinkles and pores, and giving it its old shine back. 


Botox for wrinkles

Still often regarded as the best method of wiping out crows’ feet, forehead lines and frown lines, Botox injections are popular as ever, and the techniques and technology keeps advancing. New low-dose “baby Botox” seems to be the new trend, creating a more natural appearance with smaller injections and longer gaps between treatments than traditional Botox.


Lips like Meghan Markle in 2018

Perhaps 2018’s most popular aesthetic treatment will be lips like those of soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle. Using his “heart shape” technique, I am able to give his patients the lips they desire, whether it be more akin to Meghan Markle or Kylie Jenner.


Medical creams and peels

Sun damage and even pregnancy can cause unusual pigmentation or melasma on the skin. Not to worry, however; there a number of medical creams and peels available that work miracles on the skin, wiping away these unwanted patches of pigment and leaving you with smooth, rejuvenated skin.


Dermal fillers for volume loss

When we age, our skin can lose its elasticity and start to sag. If you have noticed this sort of volume loss in your face, there is a solution: dermal fillers


‘Wow’ treatments for immediate results

These non-surgical eyebag removal treatments, and nose shaping and straightening procedures are known as ‘wow’ treatments as they yield immediate, visible results. The procedures are painless and last just 10 minutes. Without the aid of a scalpel, it is possible to make the nose straighter and thinner, and even though volume is being added, the nose actually looks smaller. 

As technology and techniques in aesthetic medicine continue to advance, more options become available all the time, such as fractionated beam technology to reduce loose skin on the upper eyelid without performing surgical blepharoplasty.


To schedule in an appointment with Dr Tracy Xu today, visit her Top Doctors profile today. 

By Dr Tracy Xu
Aesthetic medicine

Dr Tracy Xu is a leading advanced aesthetic medicine specialist based in Nottingham and London, with over a decade of experience. Dr Xu is an expert in numerous cosmetic treatments and procedures, including blepharoplastyPDO thread lifts, dermal fillers, Profhilo, acne scars, jaw slimming and liquid facelifts.

Dr Xu is currently the clinical director of the renowned Peonia Medical aesthetic medicine clinic in Nottingham, where she also offers a wide range of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. She also practises privately at the London Clinic at Harley Street in Central London.

Dr Xu has an impressive educational background, first qualifying with an MBBS and an MSc in China before going on to receive her PhD in pain science from the University of Nottingham. She has continued to improve her knowledge of aesthetic medicine, completing a number of courses at Harley Academy. These include courses in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic injectables.

Dr Xu holds the position of advanced aesthetic trainer at Cosmetic Courses, the UK’s largest provider of aesthetic training.  She has also held the position of clinical teaching fellow at the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and anatomy lecturer at the University of Nottingham. 

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