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Spring is Here!

Spring is here and it looks like it will be an early one!

Spring is also a time of renewal, and all of us at evolv Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics are particularly excited this year about new options for our patients in aesthetics. the evolv staff and I have been busy over the winter months researching and learning about some new and particularly exciting technologies, services and products that have exceptional potential for transforming the quality of aesthetic care for our patients and we are quite excited about these unique opportunities.  So here is what all the excitement is about:

Can aging in the skin actually be prevented and even reversed?

I never used to think so because, despite many claims to the contrary, science never supported that claim but new research from the prestigious Stanford University Medical Center has changed my mind on this subject.

evolv is proud to be the first aesthetic practice in the area to offer broadband light (BBL) by Sciton which has been proven by clinical studies at Stanford to stop and even reverse the aging process in skin cells at the genetic level.  In the Stanford research following patients treated with BBL over more than 10 years, they proved that genes associated with youth that were previously inactive in older patient’s skin before treatment were actually restored to an active state by the BBL treatments!  This is extremely significant as this is the first credible report that I am aware of that actually proves that aging cells can be returned to their previously younger state physiologically by any therapeutic intervention.  The process is called photo-modulation and is a direct result of the proprietary BBL wavelength and energy stimulating photo receptors on the cell surface. The BBL treatments to reverse cellular and restore youthful function is called evolv Forever Young and are suggested 3 or preferably 4 times per year, take only 15 to 20 minutes, are typically not uncomfortable and have no post treatment down time.

We will be discussing the evolv Forever Young Program at our upcoming evolv BBL Halo Event on April 6 so please call 419-720-2008 to reserve your seat if interested. Visit our Facebook Event for more information.

  Laser skin resurfacing with less downtime?

Despite the considerable benefits of laser treatments for rejuvenating and resurfacing aging skin, the appeal of laser therapy has been previously limited by considerable downtime and prolonged healing.  Scientists at the Sciton Corporation have developed a revolutionary technology that provides significant skin resurfacing benefits with considerably less downtime. That technology is the Halo Laser and evolv is excited to introduce this exciting treatment option for our patients.

We will be discussing the Sciton Halo program at evolv in our open house educational event this Tues evening, April 6, so please call and place your RSVP to learn more about this exciting technology and its many potential benefits.

Effective topical skin care for cellulite and facial redness/rosacea?

We have been consistently impressed by the innovative and industry-leading bioengineering from ZO Skin Health in new therapies for skin rejuvenation, treatment and anti-aging.  ZO has just released 2 innovative products that I believe will revolutionize treatment options and results for patients frustrated by persistent facial redness or rosacea (Rozatrol) as well as the appearance of skin dimpling and body cellulite (Oraser Cellulite Control).  Clinical studies have proven that these products have reduced the appearance of cellulite in the majority of patients using Oraser Cellulite Control in the trials and that facial redness and rosacea were consistently and significantly improved with the Rozatrol skin care program! If you are interested in more information about these unique and exciting skin care options from ZO Skin Health, please call to discuss with myself or the evolv professional staff.

This truly is an exciting time in aesthetics. With the introduction of these disruptive and innovative technologies, services and products, all of us at evolv are looking forward to the many potential benefits that can be offered by incorporating these proven options into personalized and comprehensive aesthetic programs that can reduce the signs of aging and effectively improve the quality of life for our patients at any age.

Happy Spring to everyone!

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Frank Barone MD FACS

The Sciton Halo Difference

What is the Sciton Halo System?

The Sciton Halo Laser is the world’s first and only hybrid fractional laser, meaning that the research manufacturers uniquely combined an ablative wavelength of therapeutic light energy with a non-ablative wavelength. This proprietary combination of wavelengths results in a synergistic benefit on the skin, which provides a significantly more impressive rejuvenation in skin resurfacing with less downtime.

What is the difference between ablative and non-ablative lasers?

Ablative technology uses light to effectively vaporize or remove damaged or aged tissue on the skin’s surface with a patented technology that reduces healing time. The non-ablative wavelength, which is added in the Halo, is light energy that doesn’t vaporize tissue, but heats the underlying tissues without damaging the epidermis or skin’s surface. By heating the deeper tissues, the skin repairs itself to increase skin firmness, reduce laxity, and it can also reduce pore size, pigmentation, and result in an overall improvement in skin texture.

What makes Halo unique?

The Halo system is innovative and has several other unique features. First, it involves an integrated cooling hand piece, which improves patient comfort during the treatment. The cooling hand piece is combined with a smoke evacuator that immediately removes any of the laser plume or airborne debris to a filter evacuator so patient or treating physician does not inhale the plume or debris. Additionally, there is a dynamic thermal optimizer (DTO) that automatically adjusts the power of each pulse of laser energy to the patient’s specific skin temperature. The patented technology was designed to improve the precision, consistency, as well as the safety, of the Halo Laser Treatment.

Another unique feature of the Sciton Halo System is called Optimal Navigation, which is a high-speed, motion-sensitive technology that tracks the handpiece movement. This feature helps improve the precision with every treatment specific to the patient’s skin type.

The most exciting benefit of the Halo system is the unique combination of the ablative and non-ablative light energy, reduced downtime, improved patient comfort, and significantly more dramatic rejuvenation in skin tone and texture.

Benefits of Halo

Patients can expect a glow to their complexion and an improvement in texture and firmness of the skin. After the Halo treatment, patients also see the benefits such as a reduction in fine lines, and acne scars, as well as overall sun damage and signs of aging.

Dr. Barone and the evolv professional staff are firm believers in conditioning the skin before laser treatments as results are often related to how well the skin is prepared. Our years of experience at evolv Medical Aesthetics has confirmed that patients who undergo an appropriate and individualized skin pre-treatment program will not only have better outcomes, but also heal more quickly and with more consistency and optimal results.

Who Should I See for the Halo Treatments?

Even with non-surgical treatments, it’s always important that patients do their homework and be careful when choosing aesthetic procedures and particularly the provider or trained professional. Studies have shown that the most important factors in aesthetic results are the training, experience, and qualifications of the provider. While any physician can legally perform a laser treatment or any cosmetic procedure, it must be emphasized that the Halo system is a powerful technology and consequently it is very important to seek out a certified, well-trained professional to avoid complications and maximize results.

Experience the Halo difference at evolv today by scheduling your consultation online or calling our office. We look forward to having you evolv with us to a younger, glowing you with healthy and more youthful skin.

The Science Behind Vanquish

Many patients in the U.S are striving towards a sleeker, thinner body contour, and patients in Toledo are no exception. Here, Dr. Frank Barone discusses the science behind the Vanquish system, and how it can benefit you.

How Vanquish Works 

Vanquish ME, or Maximum Energy, and Exilis Ultra are non-surgical technologies designed to reduce fat or fatty excess and tighten the skin. The science behind this technology with Vanquish ME and Exilis Ultra has been developed over a number of years through numerous animal and clinical studies. These studies have been done to confirm the safety of using radio frequency energy and being able to target fat cells. This system disrupts the fat cell membrane, destroying fat, which is then taken away by the lymphatic system.

The Vanquish device is the only technology of its kind that is contactless, so it doesn’t touch the skin. It also has the largest treatment area and can treat around the entire abdomen, in the love handles and flanks. During treatment, which takes approximately 45 minutes, the patient simply lies on a table in the office with the Vanquish is positioned around their abdomen and trunk. The energy is directed to the fat that’s under the skin. The skin is not affected, and the technology is designed to heat the fat without touching the skin, breaking up excess fat cells, which are then taken away over time through the body’s circulatory system.

Vanquish + Cellutone

One exciting new addition to the Vanquish ME is the use of sound waves in a device called the Cellutone to improve lymphatic drainage and take away the excess fatty debris more quickly for a more effective result. The Cellutone was just introduced by the BTL Aesthetic company to complement Vanquish ME treatments, which in our experience have given better reduction of excess fat, and I think is unrivaled in the area of non-surgical fat reduction for its efficiency, safety, and patient comfort. There is no downtime, and four to five treatments are usually recommended.

Exilis Ultra

The Exilis Ultra is a non-invasive device that can treat wrinkles, fine lines, and tighten skin, as well as improve the appearance of cellulite. It can be used on virtually any area of the body, also utilizing radio frequency technology. The recent addition of ultrasound to the Exilis, which is termed Exilis Ultra, has resulted in more effective treatment by allowing the device to heat the fat more efficiently with greater patient comfort. This results in more efficient skin tightening and reduction of fine lines in the skin, as well as some fat reduction if needed. It’s a very versatile device and can basically be used anywhere where skin tightening is desirable. It can also be used to improve the appearance of cellulite and can be combined with the sound wave device, the Cellutone.

The Importance of Training and Certifications

As with any surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure, the most important factor in your treatment and result, as well as your safety,  is the training and experience of your professional service provider. Dr Barone is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon as well as a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons which is the most recognized professional organization in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine and surgery.  Dr Barone and the evolv nurses and licensed aestheticians have completed extensive training and certification as well as ongoing continuing medical education in all of the areas of cosmetic services and treatments offered at evolv including advanced applications on the Vanquish ME, Exilis Ultra, Cellutone and related technologies.

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We are quite excited about the versatility of the Vanquish ME with Cellutone and the Exilis Ultra to improve body contour non-surgically with no downtime. It’s a very safe treatment. Patient results have been exceptionally good and it is repeatable. It can be used after surgical procedures or to treat patients who don’t quite need more aggressive procedures of surgery.

If you are interested in Vanquish ME, Cellutone, or Exilis Ultra treatments, contact us today at (419) 464-9422 to schedule a consultation.