Skin Care News: Breakthrough Cosmetic Treatments
Cosmetic Treatment News
From tackling sweaty, smelly underarms to fixing acne scars and hair loss, here are the top five most buzziest cosmetic treatments for 2017 so far.
The FDA-cleared miraDry treatment uses miraWave energy to deeply heat and safely destroy sweat glands in the underarms. MiraDry is a one and done treatment that reduces underarm sweat by 82% and odor and hair in that region by 70%. The patient satisfaction rate is a whopping 90%! For excessive sweaters miraDry is a lifesaver, but many will turn to miraDry because they’re tired of staining their expensive clothing with antiperspirant marks or they want to avoid the questionable ingredients used in most deodorants. It appeals to both natural beauty seekers and the Botox and blowouts population who want quick and convenient solutions to their beauty dilemmas.
Fixing Hair Loss Without Surgery
Many hair loss treatments use chemicals or can even require surgery. But a safe, new and natural way to treat hair loss has arrived. The method is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and it’s showing promising results. Using growth factors in your own blood, PRP injections help to naturally stimulate hair growth. Dermatologists have been successfully using PRP for acne scars, as the growth factors help stimulate and regenerate collagen and elastin growth. When injected into the skin, PRP can help accelerate tissue repair and wound healing. Many athletes, including basketball player Kobe Bryant, have turned to PRP injections to help them heal their injuries.
Dr. Eric Schweiger, founder of Schweiger Dermatology Group, has developed a technique designed for patients with only localized focal acne scars. The technique, coined the F.A.S.T. technique, uses fractional CO2 laser technology at a higher setting to target only focal areas of acne scarring; F.A.S.T. stands for Focal Acne Scar Treatment. The advantage of the F.A.S.T. treatment for the appropriate patient is that there is minimal downtime, only 4 days, and the initial results can be appreciated after only one week. Most patients have seen 50-70% improvement of their pitted acne scars after only one F.A.S.T. treatment.
PicoSure is the most advanced laser treatment to date for safe and effective tattoo removal. PicoSure delivers energy 1000 times faster than the gold standard in tattoo removal and targets unwanted ink more effectively than ever before. The PicoSure laser successfully removes notoriously hard to remove ink colors, such as blue and green, as well as tattoos that have been previously treated with other lasers.The groundbreaking PicoSure technology works by using ultra-short pulses of laser energy to safely destroy the ink particles and turn them into tiny, dust-like particles all without damaging the surrounding tissue. With the picosecond technology, these tiny particles are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. The benefits of the PicoSure laser include fewer treatments, improved recovery time, and quicker results, all thanks to PicoSure’s cutting edge picosecond technology.
A Triple Action Lip Filler
Volbella, the newest product from the Allergan family of fillers, is a true multitasker. It’s unique in that it plumps as well as hydrates lips plus it smoothes out lines around the mouth. The result is a smoother and fuller pair of lips that don’t look drastically different than the pout you were born with—just a touch more voluptuous. The secret sauce is VYCROSS technology, which attracts and retains moisture thanks to special levels of HA (hyaluronic acid).