Wendy Lewis asks leading UK and US-based medical aesthetic practitioners which technologies they believe are a must-have in any clinic
Dr Ellen Marmur (EM) Leading dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon in New York City, USA
Dr David J. Goldberg (DG) Dermatologist, New York, New Jersey, Boca Raton
Dr Michael Gold (MG) Dermatologist, Nashville
Dr Rita Rakus (RR) Aesthetic doctor, London
Dr Vic Narurkar (VN) Dermatologist, San Francisco
VN: The Fraxel ReStore Dual Laser produces dramatic and consistent results for photodamage of the face, neck, chest and hands, as well as acne scars, surgical and traumatic scars and hyperpigmentation. It is safe in all skin types and a perfect fit for an urban practice. We also use the Excel V 532nm laser because in a dermatology practice, vascular lesions are the most common condition to be treated. These include facial telangiectasias, rosacea, red scars, cherry angiomas, poikiloderma of civatte and rare entities such as port wine stains. It requires fewer treatments and does not produce purpura, and the contact cooling makes it very comfortable. The Clear and Brilliant permea laser is our most popular laser for younger patients who are starting to see signs of sun damage and for melasma. It is safe in all skin types, has a rapid recovery of less than 24 hours and also reduces pore size.
EM: I use my Solta Thermage Total Tip for a subliminal face neck and eye lift, Lumenis LightSheer diode for laser hair removal, and Sciton Joule with BBL for sun spots and wrinkles and polishing resurfacing. I do combination therapy body sculpting with Coolsculpting plus Liposonix for hard to grasp areas, even the lower abdomen and underarm back area.
DG: We have non-invasive and minimally invasive body contouring; from Coolsulpting and Vanquish to laser lipolysis. We also use KTP and IPL treatments for facial erythema, and lastly, fractional resurfacing.
MG: In my practice, it is IPL, acne, skin tightening, skin resurfacing and fat contouring.
RR: We do a lot of Fraxel for skin rejuvenation, Lumenis Total FX for scars, and Syneron ELOS IPL for veins and hair removal. We have a very diverse and exceptional treatment portfolio for our clients and everything we offer, we believe to be the best on the market. I travel the world talking to peers and attending conferences to ensure we are always at the forefront of aesthetics. I’m constantly on a crusade for my clients.
VN: In my office it is photorejuvenation for which I use multiple devices such as the Palomar Starlux, Max G IPL, Excel V and Clear and Brilliant laser. For skin resurfacing I exclusively use the Fraxel ReStore or RePair, and non-invasive fat reduction with Coolsculpting.
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