Equipment

Restylane Silk for Hands

A new HA filler offers aging hands lasting volume replacement, better moisture retention and improved skin quality.
MedEsthetics May/June Details

After the age of 40, many women’s hands lose volume resulting in prominence of the underlying vessels, tendons and bone. In addition, the skin on the hands can become dry and take on a crepey appearance, which further contributes to an aged look.

Dermal fillers have been successfully employed to im­prove the appearance of the aging dorsal hand. Now with Restylane Silk, a gentle hyaluronic acid (HA)-based filler from Galderma, used off label we can both volumize and hydrate aging hands thanks to the water ab­sorbing abilities of the filler.

Vein Treatments: Stopping the Bleed

Visible veins on the legs are a common cosmetic concern, but delivering optimal outcomes requires you to look beyond what the eye can see.
Visible leg vein treatment strategies.

Once reserved for vascular surgeons, vein treatments are moving more and more into dermatology and aesthetic practices. One of the reasons is that visible veins are often viewed as a cosmetic concern. While physicians who are versed in injectables and laser treatments have the skills needed to treat visible veins effectively, in order to provide optimal results they must be aware that unsightly spider veins on the legs are often a symptom of deeper issues.

Modulating Expression

Physicians share their techniques for obtaining better longevity and more natural-looking results with botulinum toxins.
Improving longevity and outcomes with neurotoxins

What started as a simple injection to lessen crow’s feet has blossomed into a multibillion dollar market and given rise to today’s medical aesthetics industry. With nearly 30 years of experience and a growing variety of botulinum toxins entering the market, the current focus in neuromodulation is on extending the longevity of results and delivering natural-looking outcomes.

Starting in the Middle

New products and evolving techniques have put midface filling front and center for noninvasive facial rejuvenation.
Fillers for midface rejuvenation

The middle third of the face extends from the infraorbital rim to the upper lip and includes the zygomatic arch and maxilla. Age-related volume loss in this area is influenced by genetics, general health and dentition—among other factors—resulting in sagging fat pads, deepening nasolabial folds, and a host of hollows and wrinkles. Until the turn of the 21st century the only way to correct these problems was plastic surgery, a solution available to only a few.

Shape Shifting

Physicians share their experiences with the growing range of noninvasive fat reduction technologies.
Image: a sculpture of a woman's torso

In the five years since Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting device first received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the noninvasive destruction of fat in the abdomen, the medical aesthetics industry has seen an array of FDA-cleared fat reduction technologies enter the market. Each is designed to permanently thin down thighs, blast away back flab, whittle middles or slim chin chub with minimal or no downtime.

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.

CoolSculpting Cleared To Treat Upper Arm Fat

Image of a woman pinching her upper arm fat

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared CoolSculpting (Zeltiq Aesthetics) for the upper arms, adding to its previous clearances for the treatment of fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, flank, bra and back fat area, and underneath the buttocks. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that selectively reduces unwanted fat using a patented cooling technology. It works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body to induce a controlled elimination of fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue.