Hologic Launches TempSure Surgical RF Technology in North America


Hologic Inc’s Cynosure division announces the North American launch of the FDA-cleared TempSure Surgical RF technology, a new offering of the TempSure radiofrequency (RF) platform that provides clinicians the ability to perform both surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures across a variety of specialties, on a single device.

Cynosure also has returned TempSure Vitalia hand pieces and probes to the market and will continue to market its MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser following the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inquiry on products used in energy-based women’s health procedures. Over the past several months, Cynosure worked closely with the FDA and reviewed and updated all its marketing and promotional materials to ensure they are consistent with the FDA’s labeling expectations, the company explains in a media release.

TempSure Surgical RF technology harnesses a 300-watt and 4-MHz radiofrequency platform that enables precise incisions with minimal lateral thermal damage to surrounding tissues. The resulting high-quality coagulation lessens sparking and charring during procedures, which promotes quicker recovery and better healing for patients. The device is designed to improve patient satisfaction and aesthetic outcomes, and can be used by clinicians across a variety of specialties including plastic surgery, dermatology, gynecology and ophthalmology.

“We’re continually innovating to ensure our customers set themselves apart with effective and diverse treatment offerings, and this enhanced platform is a game-changer across specialties,” says Kevin Thornal, Hologic’s Division President, Cynosure, in the release. “The cutting-edge technology of the TempSure platform will now allow doctors to transition seamlessly from invasive to non-invasive treatments on one device.”

Thornal adds, “We’re pleased to reintroduce TempSure Vitalia and to continue offering MonaLisa Touch to provide clinically strong products for women’s wellness. Cynosure is the only medical aesthetic manufacturer to offer two different energy-based modalities for women’s wellness — radiofrequency and CO2 — and we remain committed to advancing women’s pelvic health around the globe.”

TempSure Surgical RF technology is designed to enhance the existing TempSure radiofrequency platform, and includes a variety of electrodes that integrate seamlessly with the main TempSure unit. In January 2018, Cynosure launched the TempSure radiofrequency platform with TempSure Envi, a device for treating facial fine lines and wrinkles, tightening the skin through soft tissue coagulation, and temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite.

New and existing customers now have the opportunity to customize their TempSure Envi system to include TempSure Surgical RF technology, TempSure Vitalia hand pieces, or a combination of all three to help meet different clinical needs at their practice, the release continues.

[Source: Hologic Inc]

Quick-Fix Goal Dieting Can Make You Gain Weight

Last-minute fad dieting does not help you reach your weight goals and can actually make you gain extra pounds, experts conclude.

Researchers from Newcastle University found many people motivated to lose weight for a specific event often fail to give themselves enough time, leading to initial weight loss followed by weight gain.

The study showed that people who sign up to quick weight-loss strategies without fully considering how to maintain the reduction have a high chance of reaching a higher weight than before they began.

Quick-fix goal dieting can fail for a number of reasons:

• Fad eating plans, such as low-carb diets, reduce weight by lowering water levels in the body. This leads to dehydration, which can encourage snacking and other poor food choices.

• Crash dieting is a popular way for people to lose weight fast. However, in reality, it can lead the body to conserve calories rather than increasing the metabolism to burn fat.

• People who only want to lose weight in certain areas, such as the arms or hips, can be disappointed when they lose weight in places other than their target area, which could lead to comfort eating.

• The NHS weight-loss program advises losing between 1 pound and 2 pounds per week.

Fiona Comport, marketing communications manager at Cynosure, says, “It’s important that people who want to lose weight do so safely and sustainably. The best way to lose weight is simply by cutting out high-calorie foods and doing more exercise.

“It’s OK to treat yourself: being too strict with your diet will result in you feeling miserable. It’s also important to set realistic expectations and be patient; you’ll eventually reach your goal, and there’ll be less chance of regaining weight.”

Difficulty in shifting stubborn weight, especially hard-to-lose weight in areas such as the hips, is a common problem.

This is because exercising frequently and eating healthily does not destroy fat cells, it simply shrinks them.

“Non-invasive cosmetic treatments, alongside a healthy lifestyle, can provide a safe and effective solution for quickly reducing particular areas of stubborn fat,” Comport adds.

[Source: Cynosure]