Must-Have Aesthetic Tech For 2016

SPA+CLINIC editor Jenni Gilbert was among the judges for the inaugural MyFaceMyBody awards on Saturday night at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, celebrating the booming Australasian cosmetic medical and aesthetics industry.

The glamorous dinner event was an opportunity to showcase the best in device technology, advanced skincare, and leading clinics and practitioners in the genre.

In particular it helped identify what the tech trends to watch will be for 2016.

JENNI-AND-KIRIENHere publisher Kirien Withers (left of frame on Saturday night) and Jenni look at the winners and highly commended in the device technology categories:

Best Plastic Surgery Product or Device: Winner: Advanced Cosmeceuticals – Lutronic Healite II

Healite II is a leading example of a new-generation light-emitting diode (LED) phototherapy system that uses light delivered through focused LEDs to deliver precise wavelengths that promote skin rejuvenation and healing.

As the light does not generate heat, there is no possibility of physical trauma or thermal damage.

Healite II, developed by the renowned Dr Glen Calderhead, harnesses the increased effect of 830 nm and 590 nm light used in conjunction. It can provide traditional spa treatments from healing and soothing to addressing more specific skin conditions such as collagen stimulation (to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles), minimise enlarged pores, assist in the treatment of acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and even stimulate hair regrowth.


Best Anti Ageing Product or Treatment: Highly Commended: Syneron Candela – Complete Facial Rejuvenation using the eTwo.

ETWO-B-AND-AThe eTwo combines the unique Sublime and Sublative applications for comprehensive facial rejuvenation in a compact and portable device that is affordable, economical to run and easy to use.

It is powered by elos technology, widely recognised by patients and supported by numerous clinical studies.

Sublime uses the elos combination of predictable and efficient levels of infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency energies to remodel the deep dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth and creating an immediate skin tightening effect.

Sublative fractionated bi-polar RF technology places the heat energy effectively into the upper dermis where it can produce a significant increase in both collagen and elastin with minimal epidermal disruption.

It features high dermal impact, low epidermal disruption for all skin types, with minimal downtime and high customer satisfaction for treating even delicate areas such as the neck and around the eyes.


Best Skin Tightening Product or Treatment: Highly Commended: Advanced Cosmeceuticals – Lutronic Infini

LUTRONIC-INFINIThree-dimensional RF energy is delivered via insulated gold-coated microneedles that create precise and controllable fractionated coagulation zones.

Lutronic Infini is the ideal solution to address ageing, sagging skin with pigmentation, wrinkles, periorbital (around the eye) wrinkles, active inflammatory acne, enlarged pores, acne scars, excessive sebum secretion, hyperhidrosis/osmidrosis (excessive sweating), and stretch marks.

Complete control over treatment depth and energy levels enables a multi-layered targeted approach, regardless of patient’s skin type or tanned skin.

Infini effectively lowers the risk of PIH in dark skin types and can be safely used on patients with melasma and other types of pigmented lesions.

Lutronic’s patented ComfortFlow technology maximises comfort and patient satisfaction.

Best Body Reshaping Treatment

Winner: Lumenis Australia – CoolSculpting

During a CoolSculpting procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells. The area is suctioned between two cooling plates, bringing the temperature of the fat cells to just above freezing, causing the slow collapse of the cells as they die. The body then proceeds to absorb the damaged cells and eliminate them naturally through normal metabolic process, over the course of two to three months. A new applicator, CoolMini, was recently introduced to the Australian market to target traditionally difficult to treat areas such as under the neck. COOLSCULPTING.COM.AU

Highly Commended: Cutera – truSculpt

TRUSCULPT-B-AND-ATruSculpt delivers uniform radio frequency (RF) energy to multiple areas of the body, both big and small. A flat device is gently held against the area to be treated, where it will deliver RF to heat tissue approximately 6-12mm below the skin – just deep enough to heat unwanted fat to about 44 degrees C. After treatment, up to 25 percent of the fat cells in the area die off, which the body naturally eliminates over the following six to eight weeks. Fat bulges are reduced and the appearance of cellulite temporarily smoothed. CUTERA.COM

Most Innovative Product or Service: Winner: High Tech Laser – MonaLisa Touch

Until very recently, hormone supplements with synthetic or bio-identical oestrogen were the most viable option to relieve vaginal dryness and other distressing “down under” issues – caused by such factors as menopause or chemotherapy – that can have a huge impact on a woman’s self-esteem and intimate relationships.

Yet it is often described as a “silent epidemic” because many women are either too afraid, embarrassed or limited by cultural mores to discuss their issues, even with their doctor, partner or close friends.

The systemic side effects common with HRT therapies can make this an unpopular form of treatment. Moreover, they are contra-indicated for certain health conditions, including women who have, or have had, breast or other oestrogen-sensitive cancers.

New non-invasive laser technology is poised to stop this “silent epidemic” in its tracks, offering straightforward, in-clinic treatments that take less than 30 minutes and have minimal downtime and side effects.

EASTER-LILYThe first of these lasers on the market in Australia was the MonaLisaTouch. It counteracts the effects of vaginal atrophy with a simple 10-minute treatment.

The V2LR (Vulvo-Vaginal Laser Reshaping) laser that delivers the MonaLisaTouch treatment uses a sophisticated laser emission technology to deliver microscopic beams of laser light to the vaginal walls. This stimulates collagen formation underneath the vaginal skin, promotes proliferation of the cells and restoration of vaginal wall strength and blood supply.

In as little as 30 days after treatment the regeneration of new tissue in the vaginal walls builds a naturally stronger structure and the protective mucosa recovers volume, hydration and elasticity.

By restoring the natural pH balance of the vaginal mucosa, and targeting the causes of vaginal atrophy, many of the symptoms such as vaginal dryness, laxity, irritation and fissuring are greatly reduced or disappear – all with virtually no side effects or discomfort.

In addition, improvements in the structure and positioning of the vagina mean that some external surgical procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginaplasty may be avoided in mild to moderate cases.

The inspiration came from the Smartxide DOT Therapy laser that has been used for many years for effective anti- ageing treatments on delicate areas such as the face, eyes and neck. HIGHTECHLASER.COM.AU

Best Customer Service by a Manufacturer or Supplier: Winner: Syneron Candela SYNERON-CANDELA.COM.AU

MFMB-BLACK-LOGOThe MyFaceMyBody awards, which have been successfully running in the UK for several years, are the only consumer awards dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand aesthetics industry and recognise and reward brands and aesthetics practices for their product innovation, service and popularity.

The event, sponsored by Syneron Candela (gold sponsor), Advanced Cosmeceuticals,  Advanced Skin Technology and DHI Hair Clinics was hosted by MYFACEMYBODY.COM founder, TV personality and grooming expert, Stephen Handisides.

“After the huge success of the UK awards, I wanted to bring the awards closer to home in New Zealand and Australia where the popularity of aesthetics and beauty is sky-rocketing and the quality of services available is truly world class”, he says.

For more winners and images from the event, visit the MyFaceMyBody website.

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