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It’s that time of year again when many magazines and bloggers write articles on what was hot in fashion and beauty for 2015 and some predictions for 2016.
For my end of year episode on The NipTuck Talk Show, I recently asked several medical experts in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology to weigh in on what the hottest trends were in 2015 and what we can expect in 2016. Non-surgical treatments won in all the categories.
Cellulite Treatment and Killing Underarm Sweat and Oder
“Cellfina is the first and only FDA approved device for long-term treatment of Cellulite! We have seen results lasting over 3 years with no end in sight! It is easy with no down time, local anesthesia and minimal discomfort.
Mirday, a permanent, non-invasive solution to eliminate underarm sweat is another technology that created a lot of buzz. “Throw away your deodorant. Miradry is a safe and easy way to stop underarm smell and sweat! ” The other technology that remains popular for skin tightening is Ultherapy. “Ultherapy lifts and tightens the face, neck, brow, and chest. It’s the only device with FDA approval for non-surgical lifting and tightening of the face and neck. In 2016 Cellfina will surge ahead of all cellulite treatments. Miradry treatments will gain in popularity. Ultherapy will dominate all non surgical treatments for lifting and tightening of the face, neck, forehead and chest.” –Dr. Grant Stevens, Clinical Professor of Surgery, USC School of Medicine, division of Plastic Surgery, Director of the Marina-USC Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, Marina Del Ray, CA
Skin Tightening, Body Sculpting and Vaginal Tightening
“In 2015, energy-based contouring devices stormed the aesthetic marketplace with CoolSculpting and ThermiRF . They were strong game-changers in the world of non-surgical body sculpting, offering treatments with little downtime. ThermiRF, in particular, proved itself in not only the neck area but also in the knees, the arms, and in other previously challenging body areas before which we had very few options. For those patients wanting improvement in their sexual function following children or the aging process, the ThermiVA procedure showed women how to tighten, brighten, and dramatically improve the appearance and function of their vaginas. 2016 should be an even more exciting year as those of us who use these devices push the boundaries and learn how to harness the power of energy-based body sculpting and take it to a new level. ” –Dr. Gregory Buford, Medical Director of Beauty By Buford, Denver Colorado.
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
Less is more when it comes to plumping up. Start gradually. You can always get more.
Only use a reversible filler in the Hyaluronic acid family. If you don’t like the look, it can be dissolved.
Numbing cream will numb the area to be injected so it won’t hurt. If you are getting your lips plumped for the first time, ask for a dental block.
Don’t get injected before a big event, you may bruise.
Prepare by stopping all your supplements 10 days before your appointment.
Buy Arnica sublingual tablets 12c and start taking it the night before and right after the injections.
You may be swollen and have red marks where the needle went into your skin. Ice!
Wait 10 days for the filler to settle before you make a judgement.
Bumps can be massaged out by your injector, if necessary.
Only go to a Board Certified Dermatologist,Plastic Surgeon or Trained Nurse Injector.
If you are interested in exploring clinical treatments to reverse wrinkles, sags, and other skin problems, you have probably heard of both IPL and Laser treatments, but you might be thinking that they are the same thing. That isn’t the case at all. It’s important to understand the differences between the two before you decide whether either one is a treatment that you should try.
The Fundamental Similarities Between the Two
There are a few fundamental similarities between the two types of treatments. One is that they both produce a form of light during treatment. However, the term “laser” stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” which is not the same thing as IPL treatment. IPL uses a non-laser light source.
Another similarity between the two is that versions of the devices are made for at home use and other, stronger versions of them are produced for clinical use. That means that you have the option of using either one to treat yourself at home or going to a clinic to have a professional technician perform the treatment. But you have to understand that you won’t get quick or consistent results at home that are the same as those you would get in a clinic.
Another good example of how they are similar is in the types of conditions they can treat. Both are commonly used for laser hair removal, but they can also be used to treat a wide variety of other issues associated with aging, including wrinkles and sagging skin.
The Major Difference Between the Two
The major difference between the two types of treatments is that IPL is a mild treatment that is usually used on a larger area of skin at a time. On the other hand, most laser devices are precise machines that penetrate the skin with pinpoint accuracy for very specific results. Laser devices also produce a greater degree of results, in general, because they generate more heat than IPL machines. Granted, there are exceptions on both sides. For example, laser skin resurfacing is generally done on a large area of skin.