“Profound” Results Seen with “Injectable Laser”

When used at the optimal settings, the Profound Lift may produce up to 89% of the laxity improvement seen with a surgical facelift. This is among the main findings of a new study in Dermatologic Surgery Journal.

The randomized, blinded, three-arm clinical trial looked at the best settings for Profound, a microneedle-based radiofrequency energy delivery system that has been called an “injectable laser.” The study looked at a series of temperatures from 52–57°C to 67°C.

Optimal improvement was seen at 67°C and 3 seconds, and decreased efficacy was seen below 67°C, with mean rhytide reductions of 40%, 29%, and 25%, and mean laxity reductions of 34%, 36%, and 25% in Arms 3 (67°C), 2 (62°C), and 1 (52°C to 57°C), respectively. A 100% response rate was observed for all subjects treated at 62°C to 67°C target temperature, the study showed.

Syneron Candela manufactures the Profound Lift.


LunchaaaLadies Who Don’t Lunch

“Very skinny patients who do not eat well do not seem to respond to lasers as well, and my hypothesis is that they do not make as much collagen.”

Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

Director & Founder, Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center of New York


Hair_bad_dayIs Botox the Cure for Bad Hair Days?

Not even the strongest of Brazilian blowouts is a match for intense indoor cycling or hot yoga. In these conditions, the scalp starts to sweat, and when it does, the hair begins to frizz. It’s a big dilemma in certain social circles, and some savvy dermatologists are offering up a solution: Botox!

It’s already approved to stop excessive sweating in the underarms, so scalp sweating isn’t too much of a stretch. It takes about 150 to 200 injections and costs between $1,200 and $1,500.

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Zwivel (zwivel)

noun: an online platform that joins plastic surgeons with patients in a way that allows one to turn without turning the other. “Have you tried Zwivel?”

verb: to rotate back and forth between plastic surgeon and patient. “I zwiveled with my plastic surgeon before my breast augmentation consult.”