APR 2018

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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36 APRIL 2018 | Med Esthetics By Linda W. Lewis It has been more than 15 years since Thermage, the fi rst radiofrequency (RF)-based noninvasive skin-tightening device, entered the United States market. In the years since, demand for noninvasive skin tightening and lifting procedures has skyrocketed, bringing dozens of competitors to the market. New iterations include RF devices that deliver treatment with less pain, ultrasound- based treatments, and minimally invasive systems that deliver energy to the skin's lower layers through microneedles or wands. The Heat Is On Options, abilities and limitations of noninvasive skin-tightening devices.

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