Beauty Undercover, a site devoted to guiding readers to their best beauty treatments and current aesthetic trends, reported today on the hottest new beauty trends for the Spring. They checked in with our own Keith Veseleny, American Health & Beauty Editor, who says that the hottest new trends in aesthetics all center around low-pain, minimally invasive procedures that provide the most bang for their buck.
- SmartLipo TriPlex - Enhancing the already well known SmartLipo name, the Triplex adds a new wavelength, making use of three different energy levels to offer a high rate of precision. "We can treat the arms, calves and ankles, and even more significantly, the three dimensional procedures we're doing throughout the body - the SmartLipo Hi Def procedures.... This is a truly brilliant device that enables us to go into all these areas," says Dr. John Millard, world renowned surgeon of Bod:evolve in Denver.
He says that, "In the last several years, new technologies have really left [traditional liposuction] in the dust. Laser lipolysis, and specifically SmartLipo, allows us to do much more than just remove deep fatty layers or de-bulk people. Traditional liposuction, you're really, for the most part, limited to deep areas of fat, namely, the lower belly, the thighs, and the flanks. You can take SmartLipo into the face, neck, calves, ankles, arms, really almost every body area can be affected and improved upon by SmartLipo, especially the SmartLipo Triplex."
- Reaction by Viora - This is the first and only multi-frequency RF device that is FDA cleared. The Reaction by Viora optimizes the thermal effect at different tissue depths and improves treatment accuracy. Every provider has been waiting for the machine that could do it all and now it seems Viora may be the one to do it. With the introduction of the Reaction RF, Viora may just corner the cellulite reduction and skin tightening market with its ease of use and its capability to treat a multitude of skin concerns.
The Reaction by Viora is one machine with three treatment applicators that combine RF laser with vacuum manipulation to reduce fat deposits and tighten skin. Easy to operate, each applicator has an RF Level and Vacuum Level button to adjust to higher or lower levels as needed, dependent on treatment. All edges of each applicator make a seal with the skin to ensure vacuum is effective and RF electrodes are fully coupled to the skin, no matter the treatment.
- Lumixyl - Skin discoloration is a common factor in aging. Age spots, brown spots and sun damage all cause the skin to lose its original smooth coloring and add years to your face. The traditional treatment is hydroquinone, which has fallen out of favor due to concerns about toxicity. Now a new treatment is available called Lumixyl which brightens the skin without the use of hydroquinone.
At the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Veseleny spoke to Dr. Ashish Bhatia, a board certified dermatologist in Chicago, IL at The Dermatology Institute of Naperville. "Lumixyl is one of the newest compounds out there that is used for skin lightening. Traditionally we have hydroquinone which is used for this purpose, but now we have something else. It's really an exciting product," says Dr. Bhatia
- Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL) - This treatment differs from other methods of tumescent liposuction because the surgical cannula is activated by air pressure causing a triple 3-D movement (vibration, rotation and reciprocation), referred to as Nutation. With CAL's patented technique the cannula provides Turbo Infiltration of the tumescent solution. Turbo Infiltration is better for the patient because it means better disbursement of tumescent solution, faster numbing, less discomfort and a shorter procedure. The vibration of the CAL cannula also interferes with the brains pain receptors in the same way that scratching relieves an itch.
- Painless laser hair removal - Laser Hair Removal's popularity has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years as patients look to reduce their time spent shaving as well as the razor burns and bumps commonly associated with shaving. ABC's Good Morning America recently featured the Cutera laser for permanent hair reduction and discussed the benefits and risks associated with laser hair removal.
Patients have their hair treated with a laser for a variety of reasons, a key one being that traditional treatments such as shaving or depilatory creams are either not useful or leave behind unwanted bumps. Most depilatory creams are not recommended for use on the face and women with embarrassing facial hair are left with few options outside of the laser. Bleaching smells and can cause damage if not done properly and shaving may leave telltale bumps which are just as embarrassing as the hair itself. For patients such as these, laser hair removal is a fantastic option.