Dermatology

Subcision: Cellulite Reduction

Oct 22, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Subcision: Cellulite Reduction

Key Messages • Subcision is a simple procedure to correct depressed cellulite lesions • There is relationship between fibrous septa and depressed lesions, as shown in the literature • Performed…

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Lasers and Lights: Cellulite Reduction

Oct 22, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Lasers and Lights: Cellulite Reduction

Key Messages • Laser and light-based modalities are one of the latest advances in the treatment of cellulite • External light irradiation has the capacity to trigger a photobiomodulatory effect…

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Injectable Fat-reducing Therapies: Fat Reduction

Oct 22, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Injectable Fat-reducing Therapies: Fat Reduction

Key Messages • Adipocytolysis refers to the subcutaneous injection of chemicals, such as the detergent sodium deoxycholate, which ablates or lyses rather than shrinks fat cells • Injection lipolysis, otherwise…

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Massage/Mechanical Techniques: Cellulite Reduction

Oct 22, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Massage/Mechanical Techniques: Cellulite Reduction

The etiology of cellulite has long been debated and several mechanisms have been proposed. While still controversial, understanding the pathophysiology behind cellulite is key when developing potential therapeutic treatments. This…

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Radiofrequency Treatment: Fat Reduction

Oct 22, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Radiofrequency Treatment: Fat Reduction

Key Messages • Radiofrequency (RF) devices are a recent advancement in noninvasive technology designed to reduce the appearance of fat. Often, they are based on the emission of an electromagnetic…

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Laser Lipolysis: Fat Reduction

Oct 22, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Laser Lipolysis: Fat Reduction

Key Messages • Laser-assisted lipolysis is an effective procedure for localized adipose removal that may also induce simultaneous skin tightening • The mechanism of action of laser-assisted lipolysis includes photo-acoustic,…

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Micro-focused Ultrasound: Skin Tightening

Oct 22, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Micro-focused Ultrasound: Skin Tightening

Key Messages • Skin laxity is a common sign of photoaging • Skin lifting and tightening are desirable outcomes for a large majority of patients interested in photo-rejuvenation • Noninvasive…

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