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Medical Esthetic Technology

Posted: June 9, 2008, from the January 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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“I believe that our world, as a whole, has reached a level of new sophistication and realization in that we no longer are so desperately seeking the latest, greatest breakthrough to solve all of our concerns in regard to health, wellness and preventive aging. Skin therapists have discovered that knowledge truly is power, and understanding the efficacy and science behind the technology that is applicable and available to us, as well as the knowledge to maximize the benefits of this technology, is key. Progressive manufacturers are answering this demand for knowledge by requiring every new customer to participate and pass a certification course and exam when they purchase new technology. This type of education is also a requirement by many states. In most cases, a day of education at the skin therapist’s location is included in the purchase price and is not optional.

“Whether you look to microcurrent, microdermabrasion, radio frequency or oxygen infusion, some variation of these technologies has been available historically for some time. What is new, and what is hot, are manufacturers of devices that have the science to support the mechanisms of action that allow the benefits of their specific devices. My selection and focus for 2007 is microcurrent—both for the medical arena and the esthetic arena. Very low levels of patented microcurrent frequencies have proven to increase collagen synthesis, elastin synthesis and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis substantially, as well as to help contour the muscles of the face and encourage product penetration.

“Because of its multifaceted benefits to the overall wellness of the human body, microcurrent allows for the most expeditious and diverse range of results than that of any other technology available to the skin therapist. Layering microcurrent applications with microdermabrasion, oxygen infusion, radio frequency and injectables are all extremely synergistic. New variations of microcurrent also now come equipped with a myriad of different accessories for various applications.”

David Suzuki, president, Bio-Therapeutic, Inc.

“Ultrasound is the new buzz in in-spa skin care treatments. Ultrasonic instruments are used to emit sound waves that stimulate body cells. Traditionally used in medical offices, the cosmetic and therapeutic benefits of this technology are a huge step in esthetic advancement.”