Selfies are all the rage these days and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, ensuring a #stellarselfie as you age was the theme at a recent media event held at the posh Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel in Manhattan. Hosted by Inmode Aesthetic Solutions, beauty experts discussed the role that many noninvasive technologies can, and should play, in ensuring a #stellarselfie.
“When treating aging skin, there is a role for many different treatment options—both surgical and non surgical,” says New York City plastic surgeon Alan Matarasso, MD. Put another way: Surgery may affect quantity, but non-surgical procedures address quality.
Likening it to purchasing a new pair of pants, Matarasso said that if the pants are too long, they need to be hemmed by a tailor, but they will still need to be ironed to get rid of wrinkles and folds. “Where we fall short surgically is that it doesn’t do anything for the quality of the tissue that remains, with non surgery we are making the skin more youthful.”
To that end, Inmode’s Fractora system delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy beneath the skin, where it stimulates collagen remodeling. Collagen, the main structural protein found in skin, is responsible for the supple elastic properties we associate with youth. Procedures like Fractora help our collagen stash stay firm, tight, and youthful as we age. Up to six Fractora sessions are needed for the full rejuvenating results.
“The key thing with a lot of these treatment is early intervention. If you begin early, there are no radical changes and you can maintain it,” Matarraso says. “I like the concept that Inmode has by combining these three modalities on the face for tremendous benefit.” The three modalities include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for getting rid of age spots, RF for collagen synthesis, and a Diode Laser for hair removal.
Mitchell Mandel, MD, a dermatologist with offices in New York City and Jericho, NY, discussed trends in bodyscaping. Inmode’s BodyFX system uses RF energy to selectively and painlessly destroy fat cells. About eight weekly treatments are needed for full body shaping benefits. “I look for safety and ease of use and patient comfort,” he says. “The results are permanent but it’s not a license to discard your gym membership and eat what you want. If you maintain your lifestyle, you can maintain your results.”