Equipment

Skin Histology Offers Insight into Picosecond Alexandrite Laser Mechanism of Action

Emil A. Tanghetti MD, expanded on his 2014 in vivo and ex vivo pilot study of the picosecond alexandrite laser to investigate how different energy settings affect the skin. He used a confocal microscope followed by biopsies to describe changes seen in the skin following in vivo treatment with a 755nm picosecond alexandrite laser with a fractional optic handpiece. Treatment was delivered at three different energy settings.

A Clean Slate

Achieving faster—and better—outcomes with laser tattoo removal.
A Clean Slate

If you want to get a sense of just how popular tattoos are in the United States, you need only look at cable television listings. To date, there are more than 20 reality shows dedicated to the art of tattooing, and multiple studies have put the number of people with tattoos at anywhere from 30% to 40% of the U.S. adult population. So how does this relate to your practice? Approximately one in five of them are thinking of having their tattoos removed.

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.

Freedom Laser Therapy Launches Hair Growth System

Freedom Laser Therapy Launches Hair Growth System

Freedom Laser Therapy, a Los Angeles-based developer of light therapy products, has introduced the iRestore Hair Growth System, an FDA-cleared at-home device that treats balding and thinning hair in men and women via clinical-strength lasers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The noninvasive lasers and red luminous LEDs stimulate miniaturized and dormant hair follicles to combat premature hair loss.

UltraShape Power Cleared for Fat Destruction

UltraShape Power Cleared for Fat Destruction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Syneron Medical’s UltraShape Power for noninvasive reduction of abdominal circumference via fat cell destruction. The device uses focused, pulsed mechanical ultrasound to target and destroy fat with a proprietary pulse structure that allows for fat destruction without damaging surrounding blood vessels, nerves and muscles. UltraShape Power includes a new transducer, which is lighter and delivers 20% more energy than its predecessor. In a recent clinical study, it demonstrated a 32% reduction in subcutaneous fat thickness.

Rays of Light

Understanding the role of intense pulsed light in today’s aesthetic practices.
Rays of Light

Since it first received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1995, intense pulsed light (IPL) has become one of the most versatile and widely used technologies in aesthetic medicine. It has been used for permanent hair reduction and to treat a variety of concerns, including redness, acne and excess pigmentation. Now that it has been joined by a number of lasers and energy-based devices, the question for providers is: Which patients and indications benefit most from IPL?