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Syneron-Candela Unveils New Technology and Indications at AAD Annual Meeting

Syneron-Candela revealed updates to its GentleTouch, PicoWay and Profound technologies during the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The GentleTouch solid-state laser system has added CE mark approval to its FDA clearance and joins the company’s portfolio as the only device to combine alexandrite and radiofrequency (RF) energies for hair reduction. The system includes patent-pending EverCool, a contact-cooling method cleared for hair removal on all skin types.

Opening Channels

Microneedling is experiencing a huge resurgence as a more affordable alternative to laser resurfacing.
Opening Channels

“The Next Big Thing.” “2016’s Trending Skincare Treatment.” “Our New Favorite Skincare Procedure.” Even if you didn’t see these headlines, you have likely experienced an increase in patients asking about microneedling. Although the procedure has been around for decades, it has recently become a media darling.

Determining Microneedling Depth

Determining Microneedling Depth

Practitioners should be aware that electric microneedling device length settings do not always correspond to actual depth of penetration. For “Micro-Needling Depth Penetration, Presence of Pigment Particles, and Fluorescein-Stained Platelets: Clinical Usage for Aesthetic Concerns” (Aesthetic Surgery Journal, January 2017), Gordon H. Sasaki, MD, used excised, microneedled pre-auricular skin to determine actual depths of tissue penetration with six needle lengths.

Making Waves

Fractional and microneedle RF devices offer some unique benefits for aesthetic practices.
Making Waves

Among the latest tools in minimally invasive aesthetic medicine are fractional radiofrequency (RF) devices, which excel at addressing acne scarring, striae and mild to moderate wrinkling in patients of all skin types. Fractional RF uses an electrode matrix designed to create zones of thermal wounds surrounded by unaffected tissue. Like fractional lasers, the thermal wounds stimulate dermal remodeling while the healthy surrounding tissue helps promote healing.

Microneedling Classification

Providers who perform microneedling treatments must be aware of scope of practice limitations and current FDA action.
Microneedling  Classification

Due to the growing popularity of skin needling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has undertaken an examination of several microneedling devices to determine if they conform to government regulations. As advocates of microneedling and distributors of such products, we feel it is important for providers to be aware of FDA guidelines and recent action. Two companies (one with a manual instrument and the other with a motor-driven device) have received warnings or import alerts.

Skin Rejuvenation: Next Level Microneedling

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Next Level Microneedling

The Eclipse MicroPen Elite features a stronger motor, longer battery life and the new Turbo Safety Needle for safety and efficiency. Practitioners can stimulate collagen production and improve product penetration with the MicroPen’s adjustable needle depth of up to 2.00mm, 2.4cm spot size and 0.9mm microchannel diameter. Contact: 800.759.6876, www.eclipsemicropen.com.

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Breaking the Barrier

Transepidermal delivery of topicals is gaining ground in aesthetic medicine.
Breaking the Barrier

Both fractional lasers and microneedling have been shown to stimulate collagen production by creating tiny columnar wounds that penetrate deep into the dermis. Researchers are now investigating protocols that allow them to use these same microchannels to deliver healing and rejuvenating substances through the skin barrier.

Skincare Equipment: Meta Therapy by Dermatude

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Skin Care Equipment: Meta Therapy by Dermatude

Developed for use by non-medical professionals working in a medical asthetic environment, Meta Therapy by Dermatude rejuvenates aging skin by combining microneedling with targeted topicals. The Meta-Ject FX 50 device creates micro-perforations to stimulate the skin’s natural repair mechanisms. The ultra-thin needles also infuse topically applied serums, called subjectables, into the skin. The subjectables include: Extreme Lifting Complex or Active Hydra Booster. Contact: 877.628.7201, www.dermatude.com.

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