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Posted: June 9, 2008, from the January 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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“Because patients are active and working, they cannot afford the lengthy treatments that are associated with invasive procedures. The current trend is toward quick procedures that enable clients to resume activities rapidly.
“Today’s clients want immediate results. They also expect to stay younger-looking longer and, accordingly, make better lifestyle choices and implement improved dietary habits. Medical esthetic technology is a natural choice to correct the appearance of their skin because of its noninvasive nature.
“What we are seeing at the medical spa level is the use of Combination Therapy. In this, multiple approaches are layered, delivering not only the specific treatment but also producing a synergy between treatments. Thus, each component works with others, producing significantly enhanced results that are greater than if each were used separately. Typical of these treatments are microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing with phototherapy, transdermal topical delivery to obtain effective results at all skin layers, dermal fillers and the use of microcurrents to tighten facial contour.”
Danielle Tsoklis, director of education and development, Silhouet-Tone USA
“The science of skin care is advancing rapidly. New and exciting delivery technologies are being developed for more effective penetration and increased action of cosmeceutical ingredients. A topical product is only as good as its formulation and penetration, so overcoming the stratum corneum and allowing active ingredients to do their work more dynamically in the skin is an important advance.”