As a perennial highlight of The Aesthetic ShowTM (TAS), the Certified Aesthetic Consultant (CAC) Fast Track Program is the only current and continuously updated certification program in the medical aesthetic industry. This highly-structured and interactive daylong educational course delivers the most comprehensive information and guidacne on running a successful practice in today's highly competitive market.
The Aesthetic Guide
As demand for energy-based anti-aging procedures continues to rise, practitioners are faced with choosing from a wide array of aesthetic platgorms and devices that are, at times, difficult to differentiate. Some are one trick ponies and offer a single procedure; others are full-blown multifunctional platforms that perform everything from energy-based hair removal to fat reduction, laser skin resurfacing and skin tightening.
Microneedling has come of age in the medical aesthetic arena as SkinPen® from Bellus Medical (Addison, Texas) recently announced that it is the first and only microneedling system to receive a De Novo clearance as a Class II medical device by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This designation grants the company clearance and marketing authorization for the device, which is intended to improve the appearance of facial acne scars in adults aged 22 years or older. This clearance was based on the FDA’s recently codified language regarding aesthetic uses of microneedling.
The unique combination of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and 635 nm laser energy found in SygmaLift from MedixSysteme (Ruggell, Liechtenstein), represents not only a powerful, painless, non-invasive solution for multi-layer reshaping of facial contours, but also treatment around the eyes. Using its properties, physicians can successfully treat sagging eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as facial asymmetry.
A global revolution is taking hold throughout the medical aesthetic field. Increasingly, regenerative and cell-based techniques are starting to reduce or replace the need for more invasive surgery, drug or chemical-based therapies.
As the fastest growing, most diverse market for aesthetic medicine, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is experiencing an upsurge in new clinics and spas, increased equipment sales and robust growth in non-invasive procedure volume. This ongoing progression, and recent technological advances have also driven an expansion of educational conferences in the region.
DermapenWorld (Sydney, Australia) is setting a new benchmark in microneedling technology with the recent release of Dermapen™ 4. Featuring an advanced 16-needle cartridge design for drag-free penetration with regulated suction release, Dermapen’s 33-gauge stainless steel gamma sterilized needles create 1,920 puncture channels per second.
The FDA is seeking permanent injunctions against a stem cell clinic in Florida and one in California to stop marketing stem cell products that lack FDA approval.
Histological findings help to validate ThermiVa results, showing evidence of treatment-related neurogenesis.
It may not provide the dramatic outcomes possible with a surgical approach, but Ultherapy offers advantages for the buttocks over other cosmetic options.