Research reports 1060 diode laser system safe and effective for hair reduction in spectrum of skin types. (©AndreyPopov/Shutterstock.com)
BTL, the manufacturer behind the game-changing EMSCULPT technology, is continuing to raise the bar in aesthetics and non-invasive body shaping. Today, the brand announced its latest FDA clearance for EMSCULPT, which is now FDA cleared to strengthen, firm and tone the arms and calves with the newly unveiled Small Contour Applicators. Building upon the existing clearances for the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, the new Small Contour Applicator brings the unrivaled EMSCULPT results to even more key muscle groups, making it the ONLY non-invasive treatment that is FDA cleared to tone and strengthen the arms and calves as well.
Sponsored by Wontech
Since the 2000s, fractional lasers have been used in aesthetic and medical practices for a wide range of applications, including pigmented lesions, scars, skin rejuvenation and many others. Various wavelengths with a high absorption coefficient in water have been utilized, including 10,600 nm CO2, 2940 nm Er:YAG, 1550 nm Er:Glass, 1927 nm thulium and 2790 nm Er:YSGG.
Sponsored by Quanta
Offering three laser wavelengths (1064 nm, 532 nm, 694 nm), four pulse modalities (picosecond, Q-switched, Optipulse, photothermal,) and 1.8 GW of peak power, the Discovery Pico laser from Quanta System (Milan, Italy), effectively treats tattoos and facial pigmentation. In addition, it now offers a fractionated handpiece that allows for efficacious and safe treatment of skin texture, acne and surgical scarring. And, the unique degree of flexibility and tissue-sparing capabilities enable effective and efficient tattoo removal and high-quality facial skin treatments.
Sponsored by Cutera
Combining bipolar RF energy with adjustable depth and RF intensity, as well as two needle types and tip sizes, the Secret RF from Cutera, Inc. (Brisbane, Calif.), provides comfortable, customizable microneedling skin treatments for fine lines, wrinkles, photodamage, acne scarring and striae. Secret RF is unique in that treatment parameters are adjustable on-the- fly without interruption, and actual treatment sessions typically last about 20 minutes.
Sponsored by Lasering USA
I have been a board certified OB/GYN for 30 years. About 12 years ago, I began transitioning towards becoming an aesthetic practice, and for the last five years, I’ve had cash-only clinics in two different locations.
Gone are the days when middle-age and older patients dominated demand for aesthetic procedures. Today’s thriving aesthetic practices are multigenerational. And, thanks to social media and other influences, aesthetic industry revenue is driven by the desires of millennials and even younger patients wanting to not only tweak their looks, but also prevent visible aging.
The practice of medicine is experiencing a massive renewal equal in significance to the great Medicine Renaissance of the 15th Century. In many ways, aesthetics is leading the charge as more people desire natural anti-aging therapies rather than chemical-based treatments or other substances foreign to their bodies.
Talent & Techniques: Recontouring youth and redefining beauty: My approach to jawline contouring with fillers
A well contoured jawline frames the face and defines both youth and beauty. Thus, jawline shaping is an in-demand nonsurgical treatment. In this article I am sharing my approach to jawline contouring with dermal fillers, providing experienced injectors with guidance on applying hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to optimally enhance and rejuvenate the lower face.
Blossom Innovations LLC, a medical technology company specializing in dermatology, announces its next success, a cold-based medical device technology to address pigmentation issues related to aging, sun damage, and genetics.