Newest Technologies For Medical Aesthetic Treatments
Today, the demand for aesthetic treatments is bigger than ever – especially when it comes to non-invasive treatments. Recent studies show that the most popular treatments today include those that are:
- Cost-effective, with long-lasting results
- Result in little to no down-time
- Minimally invasive
Thanks to the latest developments in medical technology, age-old beauty concerns like acne scars, wrinkles and sun damage, as well as stubborn fat, can now be treated with successful results and very little downtime. Laserderm, a leading aesthetic practice with over 21 years of experience, gave us an introduction to their latest ‘InMode’ platform which offers 4 of the newest and most advanced Medical Aesthetic Procedures, which rely on various technologies to provide optimal results.
1. InMode Body FX – Non-invasive body contouring & cellulite treatment
What is it?
BodyFX provides a non-invasive solution to the common and unsightly issue of cellulite, which is designed to reduce the appearance of bumps and reshape the body’s contours.
How does BodyFX work?
BodyFX uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities, including radio-frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and suction coupled negative pressure. The radio-frequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract.
How safe is the treatment?
Thermal monitoring provides the utmost in temperature control and safety.
Is it painful?
Most users find BodyFX comfortable with no downtime whatsoever. During treatment you can expect a warming of your skin and gentle pulling sensation as the radio-frequency and vacuum work to smooth out unwanted stubborn pockets of fat.
How many sessions are required?
Once a week for 8 weeks.
2. InMode Fractora – Rejuvenate & Restore Your Skin
What Is Fractora?
Fractora skin treatment is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that reduces wrinkles to slow the effects of aging and restore skin to its youthful appearance.
Clinical papers demonstrate outcomes such as:
- improvement in skin complexion
- reduction in skin irregularities and
- restoring skin to a more youthful appearance.
How does it work?
This treatment makes use of a combination of needles and radio waves (RF) in order to significantly tighten the skin.
Which areas can be treated?
Fractora can be used on any areas that can benefit from skin renewal. The most commonly treated areas include:
- lower eyelid,
- upper eyelid,
- smile lines,
Face and body areas that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.
How many treatments is required?
Between 1-6 sessions.
How soon will results start to show?
Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after two weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.
Can anyone use fractora?
Yes the benefit of Fractora’s colour blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types.
When can I apply makeup after the treatment?
Makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions and some redness for 5-10 days depending on treatment parameters.
3. InMode Lumecca – Clear, Beautiful skin in 10 days
What Is Lumecca?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions.
How does it work?
Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
What Are the Benefits?
Over the course of 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
- Rosacea (redness)
- Sun damage
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes:
- hands and arms
What Should I Expect During and After Lumecca?
During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-72 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots. In the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch and disappear or notice a colour change in the vessel, which dissipates after a few days.
4. InMode Forma – Skin Tightening
What Is Forma?
Forma uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. Radio-frequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity.
Is This Treatment for Me?
Forma is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities. Patients have reported that their skin feels smoother and more defined, with a reduction in wrinkles.
Which areas can be treated?
Forma can be used on both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include:
- forehead lines
- crows feet
- upper eyelids
- lower eyelids
- nasolabial folds
- smile lines
- neck lines
On the body, popular treatments consist of the arms (bat wings), abdomen and other areas that may need contraction.
Is it painful?
Forma is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime due to its precise technology and deep-layer targeting of the skin. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post-procedure, which subsides within a few hours.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Once a week for 6 weeks
Can This Be Used in Combination With Other Treatments?
Yes, Forma can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, injectables and/or filler.
What Is FracTotal Facial?
The FracTotal Facial is the ultimate skin renovation treatment that combines Fractora, Lumecca & Forma to address all in-demand facial concerns including skin laxity, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, wrinkles and pigmentation.
Done properly, these advanced medical aesthetic procedures can result in improved physical satisfaction and enjoyment of life – as results indicate in one study published in Clinical Psychological Science in 2013. Because everyone has a unique profile when it comes to aesthetics, it is therefore vital to ensure that you choose professional treatment when opting for medical aesthetic procedures – we are talking about your biggest organ, after all.