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 Wontech
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 Suneva Medical
When it comes to novel regenerative aesthetic therapies, physicians and consumers alike are seeking innovative technologies to enhance their treatment experience and overall results.
Sponsored by REVIVE
When properly harvested and applied, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and similar products are an extremely safe and powerful tool in the medical and aesthetic armamentarium. However, this growing market of production and application devices is built on a reputation vulnerable to those looking to make a quick buck at the expense of sound medical practice – a potential problem with any aesthetic treatment. This was the motivation for the founding of REVIVETM Advanced Training Consultants (Laguna Beach, Calif.), an independent CME educational platform that strives to teach aesthetic providers only the safest, most rigorously tested, cutting-edge PRP techniques to ensure the best outcomes for all patients.
Sponsored by Cutera
The most recent contender to enter the arena of non-invasive body contouring is the truSculpt iD from Cutera, Inc. (Brisbane, Calif.). This system utilizes 2 MHz monopolar radiofrequency (RF) energy with real-time temperature control for clinically-demonstrated results in 15-minute sessions and can cover large or multiple areas simultaneously.
Sponsored by Bellus Medical
Aesthetic procedures that employ microneedling are growing in popularity with practitioners. However, when it comes to choosing the right microneedling pen device, physicians are faced with the problem of too many choices – and almost none of them are officially validated for safety.
Sponsored by Zimmer MedizinSystems
Z WaveQ from Zimmer MedizinSystems (Irvine, Calif.), is a significant upgrade to the radial pulse Z WavePro soundwave device that has become a staple in many aesthetic practices. According to the manufacturer, this next-generation device is 50% quieter than the original model and other shockwave or soundwave devices on the market. And, the ergonomic handpiece is cooled with chilled water and completely sealed, so it remains comfortable during treatments of any length.
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.
“Smile,” the song Charlie Chaplin popularized, and Nat King Cole sang, tells us to keep smiling despite the obstacles that challenge us, through heartbreak and times of sorrow. It has always resonated with San Diego-based dermatologist Tess Mauricio, MD.