Equipment

MedEsthetics April 2018

It has been more than 15 years since Thermage, the first radiofrequency (RF)-based noninvasive skin-tightening device, entered the United States market. In the years since, demand for noninvasive...

MedEsthetics April 2018

Surgical lasers have improved efficiency and allow for more targeted, less traumatic treatments. But they have also introduced a new danger to providers and patients: laser plumes. Tissue-...

Choosing the right device for permanent hair reduction

The desire to remove excess hair has been part of the human condition as far back as 30,000 B.C. First, sharpened flints and clamshells were used to scrape off unwanted body hair then the Ancient...

PRP May Increase Longevity of Fat Grafts

The addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to fat grafts appears to increase longevity of the transplanted materials, but inconsistent preparation protocols make meaningful evaluation of outcomes...

Best wavelengths for telangiectasia

A new study, published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (November 2017), found that pulsed dye lasers (PDL) and the MaxG Optimized Light Handpiece (500-670nm and 870-1200nm) offer...

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...