- Sept. 4, 2013
-- Should aesthetic practices incorporate new technologies and can these devices replace surgery? Experts offer practical, experience-based answers to these and other questions about the latest devices for resurfacing, tattoo removal, and tissue tightening in the current issue of Modern Aesthetics (http://modernaesthetics.com)
. They also offer tips for optimizing outcomes and using devices in conjunction with dermal fillers or neurotoxins, like BOTOX®. “One very interesting trend that’s started over the last year or two is what appears to be an emerging treatment algorithm for rejuvenation of the face that involves treatment with a device in addition to treatment with botulinum toxins and fillers,” writes E. Victor Ross, MD. “If these procedures are performed appropriately and in the right order (toxin first, filler second, laser last), all three can be used in the same session. It’s the equivalent of ‘one-stop shopping’ in aesthetic medicine and it can provide very good results.”
In the realm of tissue tightening, specialists weigh in on the use of Pelleve (Ellman International)
, Thermage (Solta Medical), and Ultherapy (Ulthera, Inc.) for the face and body. Online bonus content features Vivian Bucay, MD discussing her experience incorporating Ultherapy into her San Antonio, TX practice.
Experts Jason Pozner, MD and Neil Sadick, MD discuss Liposonix (Syneron), Ultrashape (Candela), Vasershape (Solta Medical), Bella Contour (Real Aesthetics), Cellulaze (Cynosure) and Venus Freeze (Venus Concept).