The Aesthetics Market continues to grow, having emerged from the Recession of 2008. Depending on the market survey, its annual growth ranges from 5-7%.
But things are not the same since the Recession. Patients are more sensitive to cost and becoming reluctant to engage in procedures with prolonged downtime. Patients are showing a preference for augmentation over ablation.
A tale of two treatment philosophies: Augmentation vs Ablation; both remove fine lines and wrinkles.
Augmentation using dermal fillers thickens the dermis and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal filler revenue has increased 10-12% annually from 2010 to present. Revenues were 1 billion in 2010 and are projected to grow to 2 billion in 2015.
While augmentation is showing spectacular growth, the ablative treatment modalities (energy delivery systems such as lasers, radio frequency, and ultrasound) are doing abysmally. The revenue from energy delivery devices is decreasing 5% per annum. Continue reading “Fractional Needle Dermabrasion and the New Aesthetics Market” »
FDA cleared for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and more, the effective and easy-to-use Dermapen® still leads the way in micro-needling safety, when it broke with its US release in October, 2011. Since then the device has been sweeping the nation, with a growing list of competitors clamoring to keep pace. Continue reading “Safe, Effective Dermapen Leads the Way” »
Known collectively as striae (such as in striae distensae, striae gravidarum, striae atrophicae, and more), stretch marks are those unsightly, off-color stretch that arise from tearing of the skin from sustained stretching. Stretch marks are most commonly associated with physical changes due to Continue reading “Micro-Needling for Stretch Mark Scars” »
” I wanted to to be the first to write a Negative Review of Dermapen because now everywhere I go I get ID !
I thought that it would make my skin look better but this is a
little out of control. My Negative review is only because I look
younger and am now having to carry my id with me everywhere I
This is no joke
Marina Kufa is a surgical technologist who assists in surgeries as well as performs lighter treatments, less aesthetic and more medical. She is very interested in tattoo removal with Dermapen. Continue reading “Dr. Joseph Bivens: Dermapen Excels in Medical Applications at Las Vegas Practice” »
Kim Stroumbos, L.E. is a licensed esthetician who owns her own spa: Souli Skinspa, doing paramedical aesthetics as well as what she calls “foo-foo feel good facials,” so she’s regularly handling anti-aging, acne scars, wrinkles, and the like. Kim does photorejuvenation, microcurrent facelifts, and more as well as Dermapen. She often refers to “we” when discussing what she does because she regularly commiserates with others in her profession; she is the only one doing treatments in her practice. Continue reading “Micro-Needling Skin Review by Kim Stroumbos” »
One of the challenges for patients and doctors alike is dealing with treatment modalities, methods by which one may attack a medical problem. What works and what doesn’t, what is good for one thing but not great for another, is the issue at hand. Continue reading “Microneedling For Cellulite? Not Likely.” »
It is unlikely that a cooling mask would change the inflammatory process. If this were true, Eskimos would have trouble with wound healing!
“The Dermapen treatment triggers collagen production through a micro-needling technique. It can be used to improve scarring (acne scarring & keloid scars), hyperpigmentation and stretch marks. It can also be used to retexturize the skin. The Dermapen can also help with skin tightening!” Continue reading “Allie Blazzard – Nurse Practitioner/Owner” »