Home' Clinical Aesthetics : CA issue - 2 Contents The micro-perforations do not cause bleeding, thus there
is minimal redness after treatment and greatly reduced risk of
infection. Fusion Meso also offers Smart Mix, a technology allowing
practitioners to create bespoke treatment solutions and homecare.
“Light-based treatments are always evolving and I believe these are the
way of the future,” says Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Peter Laniewski.
“Personally I believe that LED treatments are the best for my
practice as they are the most versatile.
“As a surgeon and an injector I prescribe LED treatments post
treatment for all of my patients. There is no downtime and the
capacity for improvement and faster wound healing is remarkable.” He
uses the Healite II system by Lutronic.
Spectrum Integro LED is ideal for both medical and aesthetic
practitioners. It combines five colours in one machine: Red
(635nm) for skin rejuvenation and tightening, and pigmentation;
Green (560nm) to balance oily skin, improve lymph circulation,
aid body firming; Blue (415nm) to treat acne; Yellow (590nm)
to improve skin tone, aid pore shrinkage, address pigmentation;
ptional extra - Infrared (830nm) for wound healing and pain relief.
Omnilux Revive's results have been confirmed by 10 years of use
in the UK. "Think of it as a deeper `massage' for the area of the
skin that therapists' hands can't reach," says Mandy Gray, managing
director of True Solutions, distributors of Omnilux.
"It is a painless, spectrally pure non-laser light source that is
not an ultraviolet or infrared light. It stimulates the skin's natural
moisture renewal process, deeply hydrating and plumping the skin,
all in a relaxing soft bath of light.
"Many people immediately notice that their skin is clearer,
brighter and smoother and want to try it again as soon as possible."
One of the most vocal proponents of the benefits of Omnilux is TV
personality Kerrie-Anne Kennerley. Looking at least 10 years younger
than her 62 years has has made Omnilux a sought-after treatment.
LightStim has taken LED to a new level with Multi-Wave Technology,
enabling the dev ices to emit Amber 605nm, Red 630nm, Red
660nm and Infrared 855nm simultaneously for greater results in a
significantly shorter treatment time.
A great “all-rounder” - whether using LightStim Professional
Handheld Lights or the free-standing, portable 2-Panel Lights - it
can be used post-injectables if bruising occurs, after peels, during
post-surgery recovery, and as a 20-minute anti-ageing treatment on
its own or as an add-on.
It has become ver y popular with doctors, especially the Pain
Light, as it can be used to treat other conditions – eg. temporary
relief of arthritic, muscular and joint pain - simultaneously with
To generate extra revenue, there are retail versions for patients
to use during recover y or between treatments to boost results.
Among its key benefits: stimulates collagen and elastin production
to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduces redness and inflammation,
helps heal skin after microdermabrasion, peels and laser, firms
loose skin in tricky areas such as upper arms, neck, décolletage and
stomach, reduces the appearance of cellulite, alleviates problem skin
(eg. dermatitis) and promotes scalp health.
WITH MORE than a million successful treatments
performed worldwide, Ultraformer micro-focused
ultrasound (MIFU) for non-invasive face and neck lifting
has just been given the go-ahead for use in Australia.
There are only two MIFU systems here registered with
the TGA – Ultherapy and now Ultraformer.
“Ultraformer targets the SMAS for more natural and
durable skin tightening,” says dermatologist Dr Adrian Lim,
who has been trialling the device.
“The ultrasound waves generate heat to contract
collagen and skin connective tissue down to the muscle level
and also stimulate skin rejuvenation and regeneration.
“The deliver y of the MIFU is not associated with any
epidermal injury and does not entail any recovery or downtime.
“It is precise, focused and has significantly less side-
effects in relation to tissue heating (burns, blisters), diffuse
heating with collateral damage to adjacent epidermis
(burns, blisters) or adipose tissue (unintended fat atrophy)
than skin-heating devices.
“The latter are also marked by an unpredictable and
variable response rate where up to a third of treatments may
not show discernible clinical results.
“At uRepublic [Dr Lim’s practice] we elected to study
jowl and neck tightening – an area of great concern to many
cosmetic patients - on 20 consecutive patients. This is an area
not easily addressed by other non-invasive techniques such
as injectables and non-MIFU skin tightening procedures.
Consequently, there is strong demand for MIFU.
“In 85 percent of patients we treated, skin contraction
with improvement in facial and neck contours could be
seen immediately post procedure. At least half of the non-
responders will show improvement with time.
“There is a 90 percent satisfaction rate among patients
post procedure. There were no longterm adverse events
noted. One patient had transient mild linear erythematous
plaques for 24 hours after treatment. Another had subtle
asymmetry of smile for seven days after treatment.
“Blinded physician assessment of the before-and-after
photos indicated a noticeable change post procedure (one
to 4.5 months).
“Ultraformer is well received by patients and fills the gap
in the market for a well tolerated and consistently effective
procedure for non- surgical face and neck tightening.
The device features seven transducer cartridges to select
precise depth and energy for maximum lift with less pain
than early generation MIFU technology.
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