AUTUMN 2013 FEATURES

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IMCAS 2014 Promises to Deliver Latest Advancements in Aesthetic Medicine

From January 30 to February 2, 2014, the International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) will hold its 16th annual multispecialty scientific conference in Paris, France with over 4,000 plastic and cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists and related practitioners from more than 80 countries expected to attend. In addition, the accompanying exhibit hall will feature more than 150 companies displaying the latest aesthetic products and technologies, ranging from facial injectables to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies, mesotherapy to oral supplements, new treatments for onychomycosis, as well as cutting edge energy-based systems for a wide-range of indications. > Download full article


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Practitioners Adopt Synergistic Approaches to Energy-Based Body Shaping Procedures

In recent years, the medical aesthetic industry has seen considerable growth in minimally or non-invasive, energy-based body shaping / contouring treatments. Though surgical options remain the gold standard in many cases, the latest less invasive technologies and products have shown considerable improvement over earlier generations, with better patient safety and significant outcomes, as well as reduced treatment time, pain and recovery. These non-surgical treatments attract patients that are fearful of undergoing surgery, or who have tried, but failed, to remove unwanted fat in targeted areas. > Download full article


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Physicians Debate the Merits of Extreme Plastic Surgery and Related Controversies

In the world of medical aesthetics one can easily identify the new controversies in cosmetic surgery. With each era of advancement in procedures, and approaches to altering the human form, comes a new batch of ethical issues. We asked an expert panel of plastic and cosmetic surgeons to debate some of the latest problematic procedures in the field. > Download full article


AUTUMN 2013 EDITORIALS

Ellansé Introduces Unique Rejuvenation Solution for Aging Hands

Relatively new to the aesthetic market, Ellansé HANDS from AQTIS Medical (Utrecht, The Netherlands), is a uniquely designed resorbable dermal filler that can safely and effectively replace the lost volume seen in aging hands, rejuvenating them to their once youthful appearance. With this innovative product, AQTIS has carved out a unique and largely untouched niche in the ever-growing global dermal filler industry. > Download full article

i-LipoXcell Transforms Fat Reduction and Body Contouring Treatments

Taking a fresh approach to the treatment of cellulite and body shaping, the i-LipoXcell from Chromogenex Ltd. (Wales, U.K.) is a revolutionary aesthetic device that safely and effectively achieves fat reduction and aesthetic body sculpting, focusing on bio-stimulation instead of cell destruction. > Download full article

Ultraformer Ushers in New Era of Skin Tightening and Tissue Lifting

Classys, Inc. (Seoul, Korea) is looking to take the aesthetic industry by storm with the introduction of Ultraformer®, an innovative device that is proving to be very effective for skin tightening and tissue lifting in the face and neck after only one treatment session. > Download full article

Princess Dermal Filler Line Offers Anti-Aging Solution

Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers have become ubiquitous in cosmetic medicine today and have solidified their place with aesthetic physicians worldwide. A leader among the myriad of dermal fillers available, the Princess® intradermal filler range from Croma GmbH (Austria) remains a strong competitor, offering a safe, effective and natural looking solution for the signs of aging. > Download full article

Cynosure's Acquisition of Palomar Considered a Win-Win for Aesthetic Practices

In what surely is one of the most important industry-related business deals so far this year, Cynosure, Inc. (Westford, Massachusetts, U.S.) recently acquired its long-time rival, aesthetic laser manufacturer Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Burlington, Massachusetts, U.S.), for $146 million in cash and 6 million shares for a total approximate value of $294 million. The deal, which closed on June 24, 2013, creates a combined company with an installed base of more than 20,000 aesthetic laser systems worldwide and a distribution network that covers over 100 countries. However, according to Michael Davin, CEO of Cynosure, this transaction was not just about a footprint. ''Two leading companies with a strong industry presence have come together in a kind of merger of aspirations,'' he said. > Download full article

Latest Advances in High-Energy Dye Laser Platform Provide Unsurpassed Treatments

Synchro VASQ, designed by DEKA (Calenzano, Florence, Italy) is the ultimate vascular platform system, achieving levels of technical innovation reportedly never attained before for vascular lesions and malformations. With a new, selective pulsed dye laser platform featuring a 595 nm wavelength - an energy that is well absorbed by oxyhemoglobin - Synchro VASQ effectively treats vascular anomalies such as telangiectatic rosacea and superficial erythrosis. Typically these indications cannot be treated with this wavelength, but RightLight technology (selective pulsed dye lamp handpiece) has made this possible. > Download full article

Ellipse's MultiFlex+ Proves Effective in Onychomycosis Tx

Perhaps best known for its unparalleled intense pulsed light (IPL) and Nd:YAG laser performance on vascular lesions, the MultiFlex+ from Ellipse A/S (Hoersholm, Denmark) is now proving effective for the treatment of onychomycosis, a notoriously challenging condition to treat, underscoring the device's superior versatility compared to other technologies on the market. > Download full article

FotoFinder Adonia System Combines Innovative Skin Analysis with Before and After Documentation

FotoFinder Systems, GmbH (Bad Birnbach, Germany) continues to transform digital medical imaging with the release of its Adonia skin analysis system. Featuring 18 megapixel, high resolution imagery, combined with 180° full-face photography, the Adonia system utilizes cross and parallel polarized lighting to evenly illuminate the face and chin. This advanced lighting technology and high resolution allows comprehensive analysis of pores, redness, wrinkles, skin evenness and UV damage. In addition, a chin rest guarantees consistent before and after photographs, and can be removed for neck photography. > Download full article

QX MAX Achieves Superior Tattoo Removal

Ever since Q-switched lasers appeared on the market, they have been instrumental in effectively treating numerous indications ranging from multi-colored tattoos, various pigmented lesions, photorejuvenation, vascular lesions, xanthelasma, as well as hair removal. However, not all Q-switched lasers are created equal and according to one specialist, the QX MAX from Fotona (Ljubljana, Slovenia) is the superior choice when addressing these indications. > Download full article

Doublo Delivers Comprehensive Skin Tightening and Lifting Procedures

Of the many evolving technologies used in skin rejuvenation today, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is considered to be one of the most effective modalities currently available. Powered by state-of-the-art second generation HIFU technology, the Doublo from Hironic (Sungnam, South Korea) has proven time and again to safely, efficaciously and non-invasively achieve skin tightening and lifting results in the face and neck, while keeping side effects and downtime to a minimum. > Download full article

Fraxis Laser System Takes CO2 to the Next Level

Widely viewed as a revolutionary treatment modality for skin rejuvenation, CO2 lasers have long been considered a cornerstone therapeutic device for numerous dermatologic indications. The Fraxis® laser system from Ilooda CO., LTD. (Suwon, Korea) takes this technology to the next level by offering effective and safe, high power CO2 fractional laser treatments, while minimizing the risk of adverse events such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), regardless of skin type. > Download full article

ETHEREA's 1340 ProDeep LASER Presents Effective Scar Management

As a global leader among laser and light-based technologies, the ETHEREA® platform from INDUSTRA® Technologies (Sáo Carlos, Sáo Paulo, Brazil) is widely considered the answer to a plethora of cosmetic indications including skin rejuvenation, hair removal, fractional skin resurfacing, photothermolysis, pigmented lesions, cutaneous vascular lesions of all depths, acne treatment and skin tightening. Equipped with five handpieces serving these varying indications, the 1340 ProDeep® handpiece is also proving to be a very safe and effective option for the treatment and management of scars. > Download full article

Perfectha Deep by Laboratoire ObvieLine Enables Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a technically demanding surgery, and even in the best of hands, post-operative healing and ultimate aesthetic outcomes can be unpredictable. Discreet volumetric changes in the nasofrontal angle, nasal dorsum and nasolabial angle lead to significant differences in perception of the nasal aesthetic. Notably, these areas can be injected with Perfectha® Deep, a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler from Laboratoire ObvieLine (Dardilly, France), to non-surgically improve the nasal profile and correct asymmetries. > Download full article

Revanesse Represents Next Generation in Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

In a highly competitive market, the Revanesse® line of dermal fillers from Prollenium® Medical Technologies, Inc. (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) has made its mark. Comprised of seven hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers, this product line includes, but is not limited to, formulations for deep lines and wrinkles, hydration, lips and volumetric filling, offering patients the benefit of receiving a more targeted treatment that best suits their needs. Revanesse products are all biodegradable, non-animal based and safe for use on all skin types. > Download full article

Omnilux Features Cutting Edge Photobiomodulation and PDT Technologies

In modern aesthetic medicine, practitioners and patients are increasingly turning towards more natural, non-invasive procedures. With photobiomodulation technology, light athermally stimulates cellular function, which leads to beneficial clinical effects. As a leading photodynamic therapy (PDT) device, the Omnilux system from PhotoMedex | Radiancy (Orangeburg, New York, U.S.) features pure narrowband light that is delivered by a matrix of light emitting diodes (LEDs). Since selection of the correct wavelength, intensity and dose is essential for triggering effective photobiomodulation of target cells, Omnilux's optimization of the LEDs positioning, wavelengths and intensities leads to specific activation of target chromophores and maximum treatment efficacy for a wide-range of dermatological conditions (as demonstrated in more than 40 publications). > Download full article

VelaShape Treatments Are in a Class of Their Own

Widely viewed as one of the most advanced aesthetic tools in its class, VelaShape® from Syneron Medical Ltd. (Yokneam, Israel) offers physicians and their cosmetic patients effective and efficient treatments for cellulite and body contouring. Treatments result in consistent and reproducible outcomes that can surpass those achievable with other aesthetic devices and technologies. > Download full article

TA-65md Turns Back the Clock on Cellular Aging

A novel nutritional supplement known as TA-65md from T.A. Sciences, Inc. (New York, New York, U.S.) is proving to be very useful in helping to slow down and reverse the natural aging process of the body's cells through its indirect action on telomeres, resulting in rejuvenation of the way one looks and feels. > Download full article

Teosyal PureSense Redensity [II] Successfully Corrects Tear Troughs

According to a recent study carried out by the Arcane Research Institute1, eye circles appear to be the most significant aesthetic concern for women. From the age of 30, nearly half of female patients rank this area first among their aging problems. However, the same study showed that tear trough augmentation ranked seventh among the most commonly performed aesthetic procedures, confirming that treatment in this difficult-to-treat region has rarely been considered until now. > Download full article

CoolSculpting Provides Reliable ROI and Results

As CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ® (Pleasanton, California, U.S.) continues to take the aesthetic market by storm, it also evolves as a functional technology platform. Considered a natural evolution of this body contouring modality, the company has unveiled new protocols using additional treatment applicators that can, over time, non-invasively provide results approaching those seen with liposuction. > Download full article

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