Equipment

MedEsthetics July/August 2018

When medical aesthetic practices first began to use the term “Liquid Facelift” to describe the use of fillers and botulinum toxins for facial rejuvenation, there was some discomfort in the...

Reducing redness after IPL

Patients with facial telangiectasia who receive topical brimonidine following IPL treatment experience less postprocedure erythema with no reduction in efficacy. Anne‐Cathrine E. Vissing,...

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...