As the Winter 2023 Clinical Hawaii Conference continues, Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD, clinical associate professor of dermatology at UCLA and owner of the Ablon Skin Institute and Research Center in Manhattan Beach, CA, shares insights from her presentation “For You New equipment for practice”.
Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD: I am Dr. Glynis Ablon. I am a UCLA Board Certified Dermatologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and I own the Ablon Skin Institute and Research Center in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Kaitlyn Bader, Editor: Thank you so much for joining me today and for your time. At the upcoming Winter Clinical Hawaii Conference, I would like you to give us three takeaways from your first session, “New Devices in Practice.”
Ablon: Technological progress and innovation are endless. I’ll be in Hawaii discussing new technologies, the first being Ultra Clear. It is the greatest, newest and fastest in ablative laser technology. This is the first fractional cold etch fiber erbium laser that delivers fast treatment, less downtime and improved firming, brightening and even skin tone results. The second one I’m going to discuss is Emerald, which is a low-level laser. It is FDA-approved to treat patients with a BMI over 40. And you know, the application of low-level lasers is basically low-level, whether it is electric fields or ultrasound, or even light for treating diseases or beautifying beautification has been questioned. We are trained to believe that more or stronger is better, and that without pain, there is no gain. But we now have scientific evidence supporting the clinical benefits of molecular and cellular effects based on low-energy devices. So, Emerald is a non-invasive low-level laser; it emits a wavelength of 532 nanometers, which can reach the skin and treat hypertrophy. This treatment emulsifies the fatty tissue and releases excess fatty material into the interstitial space. From there, the fat is passed through the body and is naturally detoxified through the lymphatic system. Then you get these great results and no pain. The last one I want to mention is the Tixel system; it is a unique non-ablative device for skin resurfacing for all Fitzpatrick skin types. Heat is delivered to the skin via a thermomechanical fractional titanium tip, causing skin firming and reversing sun damage.
Transcript edited for clarity