Body contouring

Third Patent Issued for ALASTIN TransFORM

Alastin Issued Third Patient

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a third U.S. Patent covering ALASTIN Skincare’s TransFORM Body Treatment. U.S. Patent No. 10,493,011 is entitled, “Peptide Compositions and Methods for Ameliorating Skin Laxity and Body Contour.” The patent is directed to the composition and uses related to TransFORM Body Treatment, both when used alone and when used in conjunction with body-shaping procedures.

FDA Clears CoolTone Magnetic Muscle Stimulation Device for Abdominal Toning

Allergan Magnetic Muscle Stimulation Device FDA Cleared

The CoolTone device from Allergan has received FDA clearance for improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles and development for firmer abdomen. The system is also indicated for strengthening, toning and firming of buttocks and thighs.

Using magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS), CoolTone technology penetrates into the muscle layers and induces involuntary muscle contractions. The body responds to these contractions by strengthening its muscle fibers, resulting in improved muscle conditioning and a more defined and toned appearance.

Drew Barrymore New Spokesperson for the BTL EMSCULPT

BTL has announced a partnership with actress and lifestyle mogul, Drew Barrymore, to promote the company’s noninvasive fat-reducing and muscle-defining EMSCULPT treatment. Through her partnership with EMSCULPT, Barrymore will share her treatment experience and results with media and on her social media channels. She incorporated the high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology into her wellness and fitness regimen to give her already healthy lifestyle an extra boost and take her workouts to the next level.

Brooke Shields is the new Celebrity Spokesperson for SculpSure Body Contouring

SculpSure Be Strong. Be Sexy. Be Confident.

Actress, model, Broadway star and author Brooke Shields will serve as national spokesperson for Cynosure’s SculpSure body contouring laser treatment. As the face of SculpSure’s new “Be strong. Be sexy. Be confident.” campaign, Shields’ goal is to inspire consumers to live confidently in a body that reflects their hard work and commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Shape Shifting

Physicians share their experiences with the growing range of noninvasive fat reduction technologies.
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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.

Next-Generation BTL Vanquish ME for Fat Reduction

A study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (December 2016) found that the BTL Vanquish ME (Maximum Energy) from BTL Aesthetics was effectively redesigned for more efficient and homogenous energy delivery to targeted tissue, reducing 53% more fat versus the BTL Vanquish. The BTL Vanquish ME, which debuted in 2015, is FDA-cleared for the circumferential reduction of the abdomen and thighs.

Fat Reduction Device

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Fat Reduction Device

Syneron-Candela’s UltraShape Power was recently cleared by the FDA for the noninvasive reduction of abdominal circumference via fat cell destruction. It uses focused, pulsed mechanical ultrasound energy to target and destroy fat, applied to the skin in a proprietary pulse structure to ensure effective fat destruction with no damage to surrounding tissue. The device features a lighter USculpt transducer that allows for improved maneuverability and customized treatment of large and small fat pockets.

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Alma Lasers Launches LipoLife 3G

Alma Lasers Launches LipoLife 3G

Aesthetic and surgical device manufacturer Alma Lasers is introducing the Alma LipoLife 3G, a third-generation liposuction platform. The device combines multiple modalities to address all stages of liposuction, skin tightening and fat grafting. It comes in a compact, portable and neatly organized system with all required tools and equipment, plus a complete set of accessories.