The U.S. landscape of neuromodulators, which play well with other aesthetic treatments, continues to expand, said experts at The Cosmetic Bootcamp.
For treatments ranging from light rejuvenation to deep acne scars, the Discovery Pico laser from Quanta System (Samarate, Italy) offers fine tuning, flexibility and unprecedented power.
From fine lines and wrinkles to uneven pigment and unwanted tattoos, enlighten by Cutera (Brisbane, California, U.S.) offers treatment versatility. Its 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths operate at pulse durations of 2 ns or 750 ps; while its 670 nm wavelength delivers energy at 660 picoseconds.
With four Q-switched wavelengths, the StarWalker by Fotona (Ljubljana, Slovenia) allows operators to safely treat a variety of pigment problems and tattoos, in addition to benign and vascular lesions and the appearance of aging skin.
Despite the popularity of fractional ablative resurfacing, full-field erbium resurfacing still has an important role in skin rejuvenation.
The Discovery PICO Plus laser by Quanta System (Milan, Italy) combines powerful Nd:YAG and Ruby wavelengths to treat tattoos, scars and more. With pulses ranging from microseconds to picoseconds, plus multiple handpieces and spot shapes, this innovative device also delivers flexibility.
From fine lines and photo-aging, to stretch marks and scars, the Secret RF by Cutera (Brisbane, Calif.) offers something for just about everyone. By combining radiofrequency (RF) energy, semi- and non-insultated microneedles, and adjustable depths of needle penetration, physicians can customize treatments based on each patient’s individual concern, skin type, and/or body area.
Preventing and treating complications in the lid-cheek junction demands a cautious approach, as well as the ability to match procedures to the underlying problem, says Michael P. Grant, M.D., Ph.D.
According to Robert L. Simons, M.D., rhinoplasty remains the top facial plastic procedure for long-term enhancement of beauty. He is a Miami facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist. Based on more than 40 years' experience, he offers some advice for fellow surgeons.
The extended superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) lift avoids high levels of tension and creates results superior to those of conventional SMAS lifts in properly selected patients, says the extended SMAS lift's co-developer.