Tag Archives: radiofrequency

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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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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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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Ulthera (Ultherapy) Questions Answered by Steven Weiner, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Q: Is it okay to use hand held tightening devices for the face after ultherapy? A: Hand held tightening devices can be used after Ulthera, but waste of time and money Hand held devices for skin tightening do very little. You are better off to save the money for skin care products, dermal fillers, or …

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Dr. Steve Weiner: “FINALLY…A Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening Device that Makes Sense. Infini by Lutronic.” Includes an overview of the RF skin tightening industry.

  Dr. Weiner’s White Paper on Infini (more medical terms and more detailed than blog) Dr. Weiner explains why Coagulation is so important in tightening skin Radiofrequency use in medical treatments has over a 70 year history.  It has been used for multiple applications but the most exciting innovations recently have been in skin tightening. …

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The Combination of Sculptra and Ulthera is better than a Facelift and here’s why!

  Dr. Weiner answers questions about Ulthera Dr. Weiner answers questions about Sculptra Let me first explain that I’m a Facial Plastic Surgeon, trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  I  “laid down my scalpel” in 2005 and since then, have devoted my practice solely to noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.  The public has demanded …

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