Want to smooth out your wrinkles, erase scars and sunspots, and look years younger? Millions of Americans a year turn to lasers and prescription drugs to rejuvenate their skin, but exactly how that rejuvenation works has never been fully explained. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that laser treatments and the drug retinoic acid share a common molecular pathway. Moreover, that pathway — which lets skin cells sense loose RNA molecules — is also turned up in mice when they regenerate hair follicles. Results are described in the June 26 issue of Nature Communications.
Studies are beginning to demonstrate that cannabidiol (CBD) may hold potential for treating various skin conditions, yet clinicians should use caution, as the products remain unregulated by the FDA and robust clinical data are lacking, according to a study published in Clinics in Dermatology.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Every year for the past 15 years, the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery (VCS) meeting, taking place June 5 – 8, 2019, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nev., brings together physicians from multiple disciplines with leading educators in the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology and oculoplastic surgery.
It’s one thing to have great skills as an aesthetic clinician, but practice management expertise is imperative to turning those skills into financial benefits. Understanding this critical need, The Aesthetic Show 2019, taking place July 11 – 14 at the Wynn Las Vegas, is making practice management a priority, offering a menu of course opportunities for attendees throughout the entire four-day event.