Equipment

Photothermolysis With Silver Particles

Two small-scale studies highlight the potential of silver particles to improve the efficacy of laser hair removal and light-based acne treatments.
MedEsthetics July/August 2017 Newsmakers

As aesthetic treatments become more varied and efficacious, there remain some key gaps in treatment options. For example, laser hair removal is one of the most pop­ular services offered in aesthetic practices and medspas, yet permanent hair reduction is not an option for those with blonde and red hair. Dermatologists have long sought an alternative to systemic treatments for those with moderate-to-severe acne, and while laser treatments have shown promise, their efficacy is short-lived and inconsistent.

Winning Combinations

Physicians share their most popular and effective combination treatment regimens.
MedEsthetics July/August 2017

Patients seeking skin rejuvenation procedures typically present with a variety of concerns ranging from skin laxity to brown spots, visible vascularity, and fine lines and wrinkles. Delivering optimal outcomes often requires the use of multiple treatment modalities. This has led physicians to embrace combination treatments that enable them to treat several signs of aging in one treatment session, saving patients both time and money.

Practice Management: Anatomy of a Laser Contract

Understanding the key provisions of a laser contract can help you in your purchasing decisions.
Understanding Laser Contracts

Laser treatments have become a staple of the medical aes­thetics industry. More than 2.5 million laser treatments—including laser hair removal, leg vein treatments, and ablative and nonablative skin resurfacing—were performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 statistics.

Envy Medical Gives a Dermalinfusion Facebook Live Demonstration

The skin care experts stopped by our studio to give us a look at their advanced skin-resurfacing treatment.
Envy Medical Dermalinfusion

Envy Medical's Dermalinfusion is an advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function and health. The non-invasive treatment, Dermalinfusion is a fully customizable to address a wide variety of skin concerns and conditions.

A Delicate Subject

Indications for surgical and noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
MedEsthetics May/June 2017 A Delicate Subject

Concerns that lead patients to seek vaginal rejuvenation treatments—procedures that alter the female genitalia, both functionally and aesthetically—are varied and complex, ranging from robust (excess) skin to urinary incontinence, loss of sensation, atrophic internal tissues and vaginal laxity. Just as symptoms vary, treatment options range from surgery to topicals to noninvasive energy-based devices.

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.