Category Archives: Infini and Ulthera

Lasers versus Radiofrequency Microneedling (RFM) for Acne Scars

Traditionally, lasers were the gold standard for acne scars. Specifically, ablative lasers, CO2 and Erbium, have been advocated over the nonablative lasers such as Fraxel 1550. In 2013, radiofrequency microneedling (RFM) was approved in the US and the dominance of lasers for acne scars has come under scrutiny. While there are indications for both technologies, …

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The 5 Most Popular Instagram Cosmetic Procedures That Don’t Work

Instagram is being used as a marketing tool for all types of industries. Unfortunately, you can’t believe everything you see touted. This is especially true for aesthetic procedures. As with any, make sure you do your research, the before and after pictures are actually comparable and aren’t using lighting “tricks”, and the provider is experienced …

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“How I Treat Axillary Hyperhidrosis” Using RF Microneedling (Genius/Infini)

  Consent – include pain, tenderness, infection, inadequate improvement, need for further treatments, PIH, scarring, compensatory sweating elsewhere, hair loss Starch-iodine sweat test and mark treatment area. Hair must be shaven. Apply 23%/7% lidocaine/tetracaine topical from Central Ave Pharmacy, Lipothene for at least 1 hour – 1.5 hours. Use 30% lidocaine ointment for darker skin …

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Does Radiofrequency, RF Microneedling, or Lasers Affect Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?

While there are number of studies suggesting that lasers and RF do not affect fillers, a recent article by Dr. Weiss opened up the debate again. In his paper he stated that biopsies showed evidence of heating around the filler. It did not evaluated the changes in the filler volume over time. He concluded that …

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Why Subcision is Needed When Treating Acne Scars with Lasers or Radiofrequency (RF)

Acne scars are routinely treated with laser and RF or RF microneedling. However, the optimal benefits are probably not achieved unless subcision is performed. Here’s why – Acne scars frequently will have collagen scar fibers extending to the subcutaneous fat, fat pads, or fascial layers. These fibers cause tethering of the dermis, leading to the …

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Dr. Weiner’s New Treatment for the Aging Neck – “TriNECKta”

The aging phenomenon affects all the areas of the face and body. Sun exposed areas will be most affected due to the collagen destroying effects of UVA and UVB light. Dr. Weiner has developed a technique which addresses many different aspects of the aging neck, and, better yet, it’s all minimally invasive. Pigmentation Hyperpigmentation is …

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2019 UPDATE: State-of-the-Art Acne Scar Treatments

Acne scarring has significant debilitating effects on one’s overall self-worth and confidence. Millions in the US are affected. There have been improvements in techniques and energy devices in past few years which have led to better outcomes for acne scar treatments. Subcision – This is process of breaking up deeply tethered scar bands associated mainly …

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Top 5 Procedures to Improve Your Jawline in 2019

It appears that 2019 is the “Year of the Jawline”.  A strong jawline is interpreted as a characteristic of strength, beauty, virility, and power. In a study of S&P 500 CEO’s, 95% were considered to have a well defined jawline.  With advances in aesthetic technology and techniques, achieving that perfect profile is becoming easier, with …

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The Genius is Truly a Huge Step Forward for RF Microneedling

The initial studies of radiofrequency microneedling (RFM) were performed by Hantash et al. in 2009. What Hantash was able to demonstrate was that RFM produced a fractionated radiofrequency thermal zone (RTZ) with coagulated tissue surrounded by normal tissue. Overtime, multiple growth factors and inflammatory components led to complete replacement of the RTZ with neocollagenesis and …

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Subcision of Acne Scars – Revisiting an Old Technique

Acne scarring is a significant psychologically debilitating disease affecting millions in the US, approximately 1% of the adult population in one study. Treatments for acne scars include: Lasers RF Microneedling Fillers TCA Cross Subcision Microneedling PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) PDO Threads (?) Most of these techniques are based on trying to make the disorganized collagen …

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