The new Thermage FLX adds speed and ease of use to the only monopolar radiofrequency (RF) device FDA-cleared for use on body and facial locations, including the eyelids, with a single treatment.
Here's a look at new botulinum toxin treatments on the horizon.
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.
By thinning the flap all at once after underlying lining and cartilage support has been created, the three-stage forehead flap allows better aesthetic outcomes than two-stage procedures for complex nasal reconstruction, says Frederick J. Menick, M.D., a Tucson, Ariz., plastic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice.