Current Trends in Medical Aesthetics
By definition, a trend is “a general direction in which something is developing or changing.” We see trends in fashion, interior design and beauty, which of course includes medical aesthetics. Patient demand is a driving force when it comes to professional skincare-treatment trends, and a singular laser platform with the adaptability to address a wide array of needs and wants for patients of all skin tones is the holy grail.
Consider the search over, because Acclaro’s UltraClear™fiber-laser technology safely and effectively targets myriad skin concerns with ultimate patient comfort. Here, the biggest medical-aesthetic trends that the UltraClear platform is ready for:
#1: Prevention and Prejuvenation
The younger set (especially late-millennials early-Generation Z) isn’t sitting back and waiting for visible signs of aging to make their presence known. Instead of putting off professional intervention, these patients are opting for lighter, downtime-free treatments that help maintain the youthful look and feel of their skin. “In this case, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure,” says Michael H. Gold, MD, FAAD, Founder & Medical Director of Gold Skin Care Center and Tennessee Clinical Research Center in Nashville, TN. “Being proactive by starting superficial laser treatments before fine lines, dark spots and other age-related changes become visible can help maintain the health and appearance of the skin for years to come.”
#2: Multitasking Treatments
Patients want the most bang for their buck, often addressing multiple skin concerns with just one treatment modality. “It’s rare to see a patient who is solely concerned about fine lines, enlarged pores or skin discoloration, as age-related skin changes generally occur in tandem,” explains Dr. Gold. “The UltraClear™ platform has far-reaching capabilities that allow me to customize each treatment session for a range of concerns that includes visible signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, scars, rough texture, and more.”
#3: Quick, Comfortable Treatments
Most patients and doctors agree that there aren’t enough hours in the day to cross everything off their to-do lists. This is why fast, efficient professional skincare treatments are in high demand. “One of the highlights of UltraClear™ is that there’s no need for topical anesthetic because the treatment is practically painless and saves our patients from numbing for 45 minutes,” Dr. Gold shares. “Even more, I can perform a full-face treatment in 20 minutes or less, which allows me to schedule more appointments, and allows patients to get in, out and on their way.”
UltraClear™ owes its speediness to two actions in each pass, unlike many other modalities that require multiple passes on different settings. “UltraClear™ can simultaneously resurface the skin to target irregularities in the uppermost layers while sending controlled thermal energy to the mid-dermis to remodel existing collagen and promote the skin’s natural production of more. This comprehensive approach helps rejuvenate the skin from the inside and out, and the cold laser technology minimizes thermal-induced side effects such as pain and discomfort,” Dr. Gold adds.
#4: Fast Results
Just one UltraClear™ treatment can deliver smoother, tighter and more radiant skin. The platform’s flexibility allows it to be used for both quick “lunchtime” treatments and deeper collagen remodeling, so patients can enjoy instant gratification as well as results that continue to improve over time.
#5: Safe for All Skin Tones
“In the past, patients with Fitzpatrick skin types III and above have carried increased risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation after laser treatments,” explains Dr. Gold. UltraClear minimizes thermal damage, which allows for safe, successful treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars, rough texture and enlarged pores in those with darker skin tones.
To learn more about UltraClear™, visit UltraClearLaser.com.