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9
Apr

Fillers & Ultrasound: Which Comes First?

Napa, Calif. – When combining fillers and energy-based treatments, expert consensus suggests performing energy-based treatments first. According to a study published in 2015, performing ultrasound treatments before poly-L lactic acid (PLLA) injections at the same session proved safe, efficient and synergistic. Authors suggested performing ultrasound first because the filler volume might change the ultrasound penetration...
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4
Apr

Fillers + MFUS May Boost Collagen Deposition

Napa, Calif. – Not only does combining fillers and microfocused ultrasound (MFUS) not weaken fillers, attendees learned at the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), but the combination also may enhance results. Heating hyaluronic acid (HA) to 65°C does not change it, said Paradise Valley, Arizona-based dermatologist Susan Van Dyke, M.D. Fillers are routinely sterilized at much...
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2
Apr

Combination Antiaging Therapies

Napa, Calif. – Attendees of the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC) learned about the safety of combining filler injections with energy-based tightening technologies. Some experts believe that combining fillers with tightening will melt hyaluronic acid (HA) or cause excess inflammation. “That’s not the case,” said Paradise Valley, Arizona-based dermatologist Susan Van Dyke, M.D. A 2016 study...
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21
Mar

Fillers + Energy Treatments = Synergy

Napa, Calif. – At the most recent edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned that combining fillers and skin-tightening treatments outperforms 2-dimensional surgical stretching. Paradise Valley, Arizona-based dermatologist Susan Van Dyke, M.D., said that most of her patients undergo combined noninvasive procedures. “When you fix only one thing and there are other problems, it’s...
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19
Mar

Looking Younger: Avoid the “Wind Tunnel”

Napa, Calif. – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Paradise Valley, Arizona-based dermatologist Susan Van Dyke, M.D., educated attendees about combining fillers with energy-based treatments. With time, she said, facial fat — which she likened to a couch — shrinks. Simultaneously, increasing facial laxity enlarges the outer envelope of skin — which...
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12
Feb

Lasers and Microneedling for Scars

Aspen, Colo. – An expert shared cases involving laser treatment for atrophic and hypertrophic scarring at the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). For atrophic scars, said Tina S. Alster, M.D., traditional pulsed CO2 lasers can provide significant, durable improvements with just one treatment. To avoid post-treatment mismatches in skin color or texture, she recommended treating entire...
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