Clinical Bulletin by Suzanne Kilmer, MD
Director, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California
Clinical Professor, University of California, Davis
Aesthetic treatments using energy-based devices have grown rapidly over the past 20 years. Technological advances have enabled treatment providers to expand from mainstream skin rejuvenation and hair removal treatments to more comprehensive treatments such as non-invasive fat reduction, body contouring, and skin tightening.
While surgical liposuction still remains the most common method to remove fat and contour the body, non-invasive body contouring procedures have seen explosive growth in the past five years, according to ASAPS. More recently, a combination of lasers and other heat-based energy sources have been used to target fat invasively, in conjunction with liposuction. Many potential non-surgical patients, however, are waiting on the sidelines for an alternative that suits their needs. Today’s busy patients are looking for less invasive treatments with minimal downtime. In addition, we hear regular inquiries from patients searching for treatments that provide a more “natural looking” result without undesirable surgical scars. A non-invasive hyperthermic method offers a highly desirable alternative to many patients unwilling or unable to undergo an invasive procedure.
In this exclusive clinical bulletin, Suzanne Kilmer, MD discusses our new Venus Bliss™ system for non-invasive laser lipolysis and her experience using it to treat patients in her practice. Click the download button below to read more.