Leading dermatologists discuss the most noteworthy slimming, plumping, and smoothing treatments to hit the market in 2015.
INFINI: INFINI delivers focused radio frequency energy through microneedles to the dermis. “It provides minimally invasive tightening targeted into the deeper layers of the skin to improve sagging and acne scars, ” explains Annie Chiu, MD, attending dermatologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “It’s the first time we can predictably deliver a specific heat to induce new collagen formation to a precise level of the skin,” Chiu says. Because of its precision this device lowers the risk of discoloration on darker skin types.
The first FDA-approved, injectable substance for treatment of the “At-Risk Chin.” For best results, commit to about 2-6 treatments, spaced one month apart, with anywhere from 12-20 micro injections per visit. The chin miracle treatment is administered in less time than it takes to get a manicure, and you can expect to see a difference at 4-6 weeks. Best of all, your newly chiseled jawline is expected to last for years; no return treatments needed.
CoolMini: CoolMini directs powerful cooling energy at unwanted fat cells, and literally ices them out in 1-2 sessions. The small applicator on this needle-free, fat-freezing device is designed to target the chin, knees, and underarms without any downtime. Once the fat cells have been frozen and destroyed, the body naturally reabsorbs them. With a patient satisfaction rate of over 80 percent, this definitely qualifies as a winner.
Cellfina: This is the bomb treatment for stubborn cellulite that just won’t effing go away. Cellfina is the first ever FDA-cleared treatment clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite with results that last at least two years. The game-changing device, which is about the size of a standard smart phone, cuts the connective bands woven throughout the fat that pull down, creating dimpling seen on the skin’s surface. Because of its superb results and high patient satisfaction, Deanne Robinson, MD, clinical instructor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, calls it the “go-to” cellulite treatment. Belly fat? Bye. Chin fat? Peace out. Cellulite? See you never.
Bellafill: Before Bellafill, complexion-clearing options were limited both in availability and results. “This is the only FDA dermal filler approved for the treatment of acne scarring on the cheeks,” says Neil Sadick, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. “The product is a collagen stimulator so it improves overall skin quality as it erases the scar,” Sadick says. Results can last up to five years.
Radiesse and Restylane Silk: In June 2015, the FDA approved Radiesse for hand rejuvenation. As an injectable filler, it provides smooth, natural-looking results that can be seen immediately, and can last up to one year. Now anyone who lives with Kylie lip envy can safely stop puckering up to that cup thanks to Restylane Silk (go ahead and buy that Lip Kit though). This hyaluronic acid filler can safely be used for wrinkles around the mouth, and for mega-pouty lips.