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What’s The Difference Between Infini, Profound, and Older RF Devices?

The concept of applying radiofrequency energy into the skin has changed in the past few years. The “older” methods use a process called “bulk heating” to apply the energy to the surface of the skin which will diffuse to the deeper layers of the dermis. The deficiencies of this method are: The heating is not precise, …

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The Temples Shouldn’t be Ignored When Filling the Face

The ideal facial shaped has been described as “heart shaped”, “V shaped”, or “Upside Down Egg”. A youthful face draws attention to the upper face and eyes. With aging, the lower face becomes “heavier” and more dominant, as laxity and volume loss set it. Instead of round or oval, the shape of the face becomes …

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Maximizing Coolsculpting Results with CoolAdvantage and Zimmer Z Wave

Coolsculpting has established itself as the worlds #1 noninvasive fat reduction treatment. It has over 3 million treatments worldwide and has been found to be a safe, well tolerated, and reliable procedure. It was FDA approved to cool skin to allow for anesthesia in 2009 and later in 2010, it was given the permanent fat …

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3 Year Experience with Infini – High Intensity Focused Radiofrequency

It’s been a little over 3 years since the Infini was introduced in the United States in August, 2013 by Lutronic. It was developed in Korea, and had been used in the prior 2 years in Asia and Europe. Infini brought a significant evolutionary change to treating the skin with radiofrequency (RF). Although RF has …

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Sculptra is Different Than All Other Fillers: Natural, Structural Support, Cost Effective

The concept of volume loss in the aging face is a relatively new realization by the aesthetic industry. Up until about 12-15 years ago, the dogma was correcting loose skin using primarily surgical approaches. Post surgical patients were very pleased parading around their newly tightened faces, free from wrinkles and sags, but prominently showing off …

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State of the Art in Acne Scar Treatment – 2015

Acne affects 85% of people between the ages of 12 – 24.  There are various types of acne that range from simple black/white heads, papules/pustules, to the cystic breakouts.  It’s the cystic acne that leads to most of the scarring.  Acne scarring can have a impact on one’s appearance leading to a significant emotional toll.  Lack of …

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Creating the Perfect Lips with Restylane Silk

Enhancing lips has become a very popular cosmetic procedure.  Most of the press has been negative because of the abundance of poorly performed injections, particularly on celebrities.  Instead of improving ones looks, and sensuality, they become a turn off, negatively affecting one’s attractiveness if not done properly.  A slew of new terms for these lips …

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What is Vascular Occlusion or Vascular Compromise from Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers of becoming the fastest growing area of aesthetic enhancements.  In general, the procedure of injecting the filler is safe, with very little downtime, and with visible results. However, there is a rare, but extremely significant potential risk, that patient’s, medical staff, and providers need to always be aware of:  Vascular Occlusion or Vascular …

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Why Juvederm is NOT a good choice for the Tear Trough or Eye Area

Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the US.  As with most fillers, it is only FDA approved for the nasolabial folds, but is used “off label” in other areas of the face.  Although Juvederm is a very safe filler for use around the face, there are certain characteristics that make it the …

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Most Frequently Asked Questions about Infini, RF Skin Tightening from Lutronic

What makes Infini different than other RF devices?  The long answer can be found at my blog post.  The short answer is:  fractional not bulk heating, needles are insulated, needle depths are variable, coagulation occurs for maximal collagen stimulation, and the epidermis is safely protected from the heat.  This allows for a very safe treatment …

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