What’s New & What’s Cool in 2017

What’s New & What’s Cool in 2017

The one given in the aesthetic dermatology world is something new is always coming through. The biggest issue is whether the technology has some scientific backing to it, if the cost of the system is appropriate, whether patients can handle the pain and or downtime. And lastly, if it really works as promised. I just do not like to promote products and procedures that don’t deliver as promised. So here I go on what’s new and what’s cool.

COOLSCULPTNG®: Freeze your fat away! We now have dozens of delighted clients who have seen their pinchable fat diminish with each treatment. One of the two FDA approved systems for reliable fat reduction. Now offering CoolSculpt Mini and the new Advantage adaptors too.

VANQUISH ME: The only FDA approved radiofrequency technology for circumferential fat reduction and skin tightening. This is for those who have completed CoolSculpting and looking for further reduction and tightening. Also very useful for those who have more circumferential fat that is less pinchable type. These two systems are very complimentary and often used in a series.

THERMI SMOOTH and THERMI TIGHT and THERMI EYES: Our newest RF technology for addressing loose lax skin around the eyes, the jawline, abdomen, arms, and knees.

Kybella: The first FDA approved nonsurgical means of getting rid of submental fullness. We are among the first offices in the US to offer this unique new injectable therapy

CLEAR AND BRILLIANT: Our newest skin rejuvenation treatment that can use two different wavelengths of laser diode light to treat skin texture and pigmentation. Treatments are fast, very comfortable and virtually with no downtime. The more you do the better the skin looks. This has become one of our most popular ‘zero downtime’ treatments.

Microneedling: Collagen Induction Therapy. The newest innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, other scars as well as overall improvement in the skin’s texture, tone, and color. During this procedure, small sterile, disposable needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This repair results in a thicker dermis with softer wrinkles. We can also use these needle induced microchannels to more effectively absorb healing and repairing gels and serums.

Infini: We finally have found a radiofrequency treatment that provides predictable and safe treatment for acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles and lax skin. Think of this as a combination of microneedling and collagen stimulation via RF technology. A disposable tip that has a grid of 49 gold plated needles is used to stamp your skin. Depth of treatment and the level of current can be adjusted for your specific conditions. Fast recovery. Remarkable results. We are the first in the Bay Area to offer this new technology.

Laser Genesis®: A new 1064 Nd/YAG laser technology that uses non-invasive, non-ablative technology to safely, naturally and effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, diffuse redness, scars, and pigmentation. You see consistent results after a series of treatments. By gently heating the upper dermis beneath your skin in 20-minute sessions, it induces collagen synthesis and reduces redness at the same time. This is totally safe on all skin types.

THERMIVA and FEMILIFT: Our newest offerings at Refined. Both systems provide benefits for feminine rejuvenation. Specific concerns that respond to these technologies include vaginal and external laxity, dryness/loss of lubrication. Each treatment consists of a series of 3 treatments spaced a month apart and then one maintenance treatment over 6-9 months. It offers a very comfortable, pleasant treatment with zero downtime. All treatments are with female therapists.

Cutera Excel HR: Fast Painless hair removal for all skin types. Our Alexandrite and Nd/YAG System with a large supercooled sapphire tip allows for fast less painful and more effective treatments. We can treat all skin types and even treat through the tanned skin if needed.

Newest Fillers: We have them all: Voluma and Volbella, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Refyne and Defyne to name a few of the newest products. Still loving our Sculptra, Radiesse and Bellafill for volumizing the face.

YOUTHFUL YOU PACKAGE: A collection of minimal downtime treatments we offer for those looking to keeping their skin looking as young as you feel. It all starts with a VISIA skin assessment where we can assess the reds, the browns, texture, pores, wrinkles, deep sun damage and select the right monthly treatments for you. This also includes two complimentary SilkPeel Dermal infusions by our highly trained aestheticians.

Ultherapy®: The only FDA approved nonsurgical brow, face and neck lift. New indications include periorbital rejuvenation, lip rejuvenation and treatment of fine crepy skin around the mouth and on the décolleté. Great results. Only one treatment is needed to create tightening and improvement that lasts for a year or more. There is no downtime. This is technology that is here to stay and is only getting better!

HALO®: The world’s first hybrid laser for clearing of stubborn browns and improvement of texture, pore size and tone of skin. Goodbye Fraxel! One or two treatments to start and then once a year.

QX-MAX LASER®: for fast, safe tattoo removal and to safely treat superficial brown spots and deeper pigment issues such as melasma and congenital nevi of Ota. We are also using this for skin toning and clarification, often called Angel Whitening of Skin.