Alma Lasers Debuts BeautiFill Fat Transfer System


Alma Lasers Inc announces the North American debut of BeautiFill, reportedly the first laser-based system designed to optimize the process, time and quality of autologous fat transfer for complete aesthetic contouring.

BeautiFill combines laser, suction and fat processing into one simple step, allowing physicians to quickly harvest and process high-quality fat for immediate reimplantation to address volume loss.

The device will officially debut at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, which will take place March 1 to 5 in Washington, DC.

Autologous fat transfer is the next frontier in aesthetic medicine, according to the company, in a news release.

“Losing volume is a natural part of the aging process, but the options to satisfy larger quantities of volume loss have been limited and cost-prohibitive for patients,” says Daniel Friedmann, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist at Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Austin, Tex.

“BeautiFill is more than just a complete system for autologous fat transfer, it’s a comprehensive solution,” he adds in the release. “With BeautiFill we now can achieve consistency in high fat viability, and together with Alma’s investment in training, providers can expect to maximize the longevity of their fat transfer results.”

BeautiFill features a proprietary conical tip laser fiber encased in a protective glass sheath. This design diffuses the power density to protect the adipose and further allows the energy to be distributed in a 360-degree radius for efficient detachment of fat for simultaneous aspiration.

In a controlled study, the adipose tissue from BeautiFill consistently achieved high fat cell viability in the high 90s and 40% more injectable fat over mechanical liposuction, the release suggests.

“The launch of BeautiFill addresses two demands in our market — an alternative method to achieve fat reduction for body contouring and an all-in-one solution for fat transfer,” says Avi Farbstein, CEO of Alma Lasers, North America, in the release. “BeautiFill offers physicians the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of aesthetic medicine and for some, a new procedure and revenue stream for their practice.”

For more information, visit Alma Lasers Inc or visit the company’s Booth #2009 at the AAD show.

[Source(s): Alma Lasers Inc, PR Newswire]

The Annotated Awards-Season Beauty Calendar

Awards season has kicked off, and many who will go before the kliegs and flashes will want what they consider optimal presentation. Yes, it’s too late for a little nip and tuck. What you can do is improve skin quality and tone, restore gleam to hair and make your body look like you’ve been in the hands of a trainer for months with new combinations of machines and injectables.

Here’s what still can be accomplished in time for the Golden Globes:

Galderma Labs Expands Collaborations Roster

Galderma Laboratories LP announces an expansion to its roster of collaborations in the US with professional-grade skincare brands, REVISION SKINCARE, ALASTIN Skincare, and SENTÉ, to bring additional value to aesthetic providers and their patients.

The expansion is a strategic move due largely to the proven success of Galderma’s long-standing, ongoing collaborations with Colorescience and Mentor Breast Implants, the company notes in a news release.

“Galderma strives to build new relationships within the aesthetic market and develop innovative marketing promotions to benefit our customers and their patients,” says Alisa Lask, vice president and general manager of Galderma’s US Aesthetic Business.

“Through these unique collaborations, aesthetic providers can now offer their patients a variety of premium skincare products along with their facial injectable treatments.”

The collaborations include certain Galderma aesthetic dermal fillers and physician-dispensed skincare products. With a qualifying purchase of Galderma dermal fillers, aesthetic injectors will receive the skincare products to offer to their patients to use as part of their ongoing beauty routine.

“The popularity of non-surgical treatments is rising and providing distinct offers to my patients is important because it allows me to deliver customized and memorable patient experiences,” states Dr Robyn Siperstein, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Siperstein Dermatology Group, the release continues.

“With Galderma’s new professional skincare brand collaborations, it allows me to focus on obtaining patient long-term loyalty and trust, as well as incentivizing my patients to come back for additional treatments and services.”

Consumers can learn about these offerings from participating aesthetic providers. In the future, Galderma is planning to leverage the one million members of the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program to reach patients directly with unique benefits they can redeem from participating aesthetic providers.

[Source(s): Galderma, PR Newswire]

The HydraFacial Company and SENTÉ Partner, Launch Booster

The HydraFacial Company announces a new partnership with SENTÉ, a specialty aesthetics company.

This partnership aims to offer HydraFacial clients and consumers the opportunity to experience SENTÉ’s patented Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan (SuGAG) analog technology developed to deliver rapid skin rejuvenation.

Through the partnership, SENTÉ and HydraFacial are launching a new booster, SENTÉ Dermal Repair, to medical providers. The SENTÉ booster can be added to HydraFacial treatments providing additional customization and targeted results for patients including increased superficial and deep hydration, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and redness reduction, explains a media release from The HydraFacial Company.


“We are always happy to partner with brands that work synergistically with the HydraFacial treatment to provide the best possible experience for our partners and consumers,” says Clint Carnell, chief executive officer of The HydraFacial Company. “Partnering with SENTÉ was a perfect fit because the treatment is innovative and provides proven skin improvements, just like HydraFacial. We know that our partners and consumers will love the SENTÉ booster and the benefits it will provide.”

“As a first for SENTÉ, this partnership will contribute to our overall strategy to further educate on the brand’s advanced Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan analog technology,” states Laurent Combredet, president and chief executive officer of SENTÉ, in the release. “By partnering with a leading skin care company like HydraFacial, we are able to bring our unparalleled product formulations to a wider range of skin care users across the country.”

[Source(s): The HydraFacial Company, PR Newswire]

TOPIX Pharmaceuticals Launches Customizable Professional Peels Line

TOPIX Pharmaceuticals Inc announces the launch of Topix Professional Peels, with a configurable peel portfolio that allows providers the flexibility to choose specific peel ingredients and strengths to address individual patient skin concerns.

According to a company news release, Topix Professional Peels is a medically exclusive line that includes retinol- and acid-based peels, designed with the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to deliver safe and effective results for all skin types. These in-office use only peels are superficial peels, available to treat a myriad of skin conditions, including acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and aging:

  • Retinol Peel, 6% – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull and/or pigmented skin. For all skin types.
  • Retinol Peel Accelerator – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull and/or pigmented skin. For all skin types.
  • Universal Peel – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull skin. For all skin types.
  • Intermediate Peel – A medium superficial peel for the treatment of pigmentation, aiding in the enhancement of brightening therapies. For Fitzpatrick skin types I-III.
  • Mandelic Acid, 40% – A mild superficial peel and exfoliator for the treatment of hyperpigmented, photodamaged, or acne-prone skin. For all skin types.
  • Salicylic Acid, 20% – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull skin. For all skin types.
  • Glycolic, 25% – Lactic, 25% – A mild superficial peel for the treatment of pigmented skin and to enhance brightening therapies. For Fitzpatrick skin types I-III.
  • Lactic Acid, 20% – A mild superficial peel and hydrator for the treatment of dry, dull skin. Aids in the reduction of surface oils and blemishes. For all skin types, including rosacea patients.

Comprehensive conjunctive treatment products are available to complement Topix Professional Peels, including Prep Pads, Pre Peel Cleansing Pads and Peel Neutralizer spray.

As part of its commitment to partnering with physicians to provide advanced, innovative skin solutions, Topix offers at-home regimens for post-peel care and a new line of in-office back bar products that cleanse, soothe, hydrate, and protect, available micro-branded. A customized at-home post-peel maintenance regimen is strongly recommended after chemical peels.

Dedicated to providing complete support to physician partners, Topix Professional Peels are available micro-branded, per the release.

[Source: Kelz PR]

What You Should Know About Holiday Discounts on Beauty Procedures

Saving money can be a beautiful thing — and the holiday season brings sales galore. But if you’re browsing for discounts on aesthetic procedures, be sure to shop smart.

If you’re looking to splurge on yourself, this could the best time to shop around. We asked Healthline’s aesthetics advisory board for their expert opinions on Black Friday — and everyday — beauty deals.

New RESHAPE Hybrid Platform Features Ultrasound and Radio Frequency

Alma Lasers introduces RESHAPE, a body and face contouring platform for beauticians.

Based on Alma’s medical device solutions, and incorporating the company’s technology, RESHAPE is a novel hybrid platform that combines two energy sources – ultrasound and radio frequency – into one synergic solution for fat reduction, skin tightening, and facial anti-aging treatments, according to the company in a media release.

RESHAPE offers tailored treatments to meet the needs of different patients, with a choice of three types of applicators:

  • MiniSpeed – a revolutionary Ultrasound-based applicator for fat reduction, designed to treat small areas, it delivers ultrasound energy effectively to the targeted area, reducing the volume of fat cells in stubborn areas, providing a safe and effective face and body contouring solution.
  • SkinUp  a Radio Frequency applicator, which gently heats the skin to facilitate highly effective skin tightening treatments. The applicator is designed to fit different areas, including the buttocks, belly, and underarm as well as the face. The focused RF energy generates heat that targets the dermal layer, facilitating new collagen formation, and resulting in tighter, younger looking skin.
  • Impact  an Ultrasound-based applicator for skin rejuvenation and skin enhancement. The applicator harnesses the power of acoustic oscillations, emitting acoustic waves onto the skin to create a push and pull effect, while exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells and excess sebum.

“We are excited to share our Medical Aesthetics-grade technologies with beauty practitioners, enabling more consumers around the world to enjoy safe and effective beauty treatments,” says Lior Dayan, Alma’s CEO, the release continues.

[Source(s): Alma Lasers, PR Newswire]

ALASTIN Skincare Partners with HintMD Subscription Platform

ALASTIN Skincare Inc announces a collaboration with aesthetics subscription platform HintMD.

Co-founded by industry veterans Aubrey Rankin and Vojin Kos, HintMD’s patent-pending software allows physicians, such as plastic surgeons and dermatologists, to turn any treatment plan into an easy monthly subscription payment for their patients. By introducing skincare subscriptions, physicians can now offer professional-grade products delivered directly to the patient’s door, at no cost. Patients can control the delivery frequency using the app, to truly personalize their aesthetic journey, creating better outcomes and more consistent results, explains a media release from Kelz PR.

“We value our partnership with HintMD’s cutting-edge service that offers a simple solution for patients to receive a truly personalized ALASTIN Skincare experience within a unique subscription model that includes other aesthetic treatments,” says Jim Hartman, CCO of ALASTIN Skincare, in the release. “Our pre- and post-treatment solutions featuring our patented Tri-Hex Technology were specially developed to dovetail perfectly with chemical peels, lasers, light based treatments and injectables, so HintMD is a natural collaboration for us and our physician partners.”

The HintMD physician platform and patient app also allows for unified integration with existing rewards programs as well as skincare purchases from ALASTIN Skincare.

[Source: Kelz PR]

Profound Microneedling Device Named “New Treatment of the Year”


Candela Corporation announces that the Profound microneedling treatment has been named “New Treatment of the Year” by The Global Aesthetic Awards, also known as MyFaceMyBody Awards USA.

The Profound system is a radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device that is designed to use real-time temperature control to yield predictable outcomes and is FDA-cleared for the treatment of facial wrinkles and improvements in the appearance of cellulite.

MyFaceMyBody Awards celebrates the innovation and customer excellence within the aesthetics industry. The awards honor leaders in aesthetics and brands for their product innovation and popularity. Hundreds of applications from across the United States are received, and category winners are elected from consumer and industry votes, according to a media release from Candela.

“We are pleased to provide solutions for the treatments and outcomes consumers and the industry are seeking. Over 3 million Americans had a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment in 2017, and this award is a testament to the growing demand for the Profound treatment’s clinically proven results and the patient satisfaction achieved with the device’s unique patented technology,” says Mary Trout, chief commercial officer, Candela, in the release.

“The Profound treatment is clinically proven to create up to five times the elastin, twice the collagen, and increased hyaluronic acid during nonsurgical treatment, enabling practitioners to offer long lasting outcomes and provide their patients with a trusted, natural alternative to dermal injectables and surgery.”

The Profound system uses patented technology to deliver RF energy to induce the body’s natural healing response to regenerate new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, without toxins or fillers. The real-time and continuously monitored, temperature-controlled device allows practitioners to determine how much energy is delivered, as well as achieve and maintain a therapeutic temperature level, the release continues.

[Source(s): Candela, PR Newswire]