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In the evolving field of skincare, distinguishing between IPL (intense pulse light) and laser technologies is essential for determining and delivering appropriate advanced treatment options. These technologies both have their place in the medspa and dermatology arena, but they differ in many ways – namely, with respect to light wavelength, usage, effectiveness, number of treatment sessions required, suitability, discomfort level, and recovery time.  This article offers a side-by-side comparison, highlighting the technological underpinnings of each, their suitability for specific skin…

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In the ever-evolving field of laser and cosmetic technology, conscientious dermatologists and clinic operators are always on the lookout for the best equipment and treatment types for their clientele. For many, the Candela GentleMax Pro is it! Known for its advanced dual-wavelength capability, impeccable safety record, and incredible versatility, this device has a well-earned reputation as a leading device in the cosmetic laser industry. In this article, we’ll look at the GentleMax Pro’s standout features, its most sought-after treatments, and…

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The field of aesthetic hair removal technology is thriving! Laser hair removal technology is constantly transforming cosmetic treatments, offering significant advancements in efficiency and patient safety. Machines such as the Lumenis LightSheer, Alma Soprano ICE, Cynosure Elite+, Cutera Excel HR, and Quanta Systems Light EVO are setting new standards in the industry.  With so many professional laser hair removal machines on the market, all with distinct attributes, selecting the right machine for your business has become more complex and more…

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Laser machines are a huge investment for your practice! Not only do these machines often form the utilitarian backbone of your business but they also cost thousands of dollars to acquire, and should they break, you’re faced with a big choice: Should you sink even more money into the machine in an attempt to repair it, or replace it entirely? The best decision for your business (and your wallet!) depends on your circumstances. How old is the machine in question?…

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The skincare industry has evolved at such a rate, with so many innovative treatments, that those who work in the field can afford to be choosy, comparing and contrasting different treatment types and examining their effects. Treatment options  like Hydrafacial and microdermabrasion, while different, both aim to enhance the health of patients’ skin with their specialized approaches. While Hydrafacial boasts a hydration-based cleaning technique, microdermabrasion stands out with its gentle yet effective exfoliation, which promotes healthy skin turnover by removing…

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Everyone’s body is unique, and achieving an ideal weight doesn’t always mean having a perfectly sculpted physique. Many people continue to fight with stubborn pockets of fat they’d rather see disappear from their body long after their scale says they’ve hit their goal. For those people, risking the long recovery times that can result from traditional liposuction may be incredibly tempting.  Thankfully, new technology has opened the door for alternatives like laser body sculpting. This innovative procedure lets providers contour…

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One of the most exciting things about the skincare industry is the way it’s constantly evolving. Take diode lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, for instance. While neither type of device is new to dermatology—both having been introduced in the 1990s—they both represent major advancements in light-based skin treatments.  One device may be laser-based while the other is light-based, but both methods have similar purposes, like skin rejuvenation and hair removal, and both devices, usually over a series of…

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For as long as humans have had hair, we’ve also had the urge to remove it. In Ancient Egypt, one of the earliest cultures to practice hair removal, it was common for both men and women to remove body hair by tweezing, threading, and depilatory creams. While not as effective as the different types of laser hair removal machines we have today, these tools played an important part in ancient Egyptian’s grooming habits. And they weren’t the only ones! Hair…

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The cosmetic treatment landscape is constantly evolving at a breakneck pace. To stay ahead of the competition, practitioners and clinics need cutting-edge technology. Among the leaders in this high-tech equipment race is the Candela Gentle Pro Series. This industry leader offers over two decades of proven efficiency and versatility, with multiple multi-functional devices designed for hair removal as well as treating a wide array of skin conditions. In this article we’ll dive into the technical specifications and benefits of the…

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Facials have a rich history spanning across different cultures and centuries. From the resourcefulness of the ancient Egyptians using milk and honey, to the natural scrubs of sand and olive oil favored by the ancient Greeks and Romans, skincare has been an integral part of human cultures throughout time. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, incorporated herbal steam treatments and masks to cleanse and invigorate the skin, while ancient Chinese practices harnessed the power of acupuncture and herbal masks….

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