A variety of new non-surgical cosmetic procedures produce results previously possible only with surgery. Patients are embracing high-tech alternatives to facelifts, neck lifts, liposuction, and other invasive procedures.
“My practice is based on minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatments,” says Miami cosmetic dermatologist Mariano Busso. “For over two decades, we have been the local leader as far as introducing new technologies and procedures, but patients trust us not to jump the gun. It is critically important to adopt only technologies that have been proven safe and effective. As a researcher, I evaluate clinical trials, study results, evaluate the claims of medical technology developers, attend training, and make sure the science is sound.”
I am excited about a few new procedures I introduced into my practice toward the end of 2014; I will be unveiling a few more in the beginning of 2015.
VANQUISH M.E.™ (Available NOW)
VANQUISH uses radio frequency energy to gently heat and target fat cells when abdominal fat and love handles refuse to respond to diet and exercise. This machine is completely non-invasive; it does not even physically touch your body. No pain. No scalpels. No needles. Patients say it feels like a heating pad. We recently measured 7 inches of waistline reduction on one of our patients*. Another lost 5 1/2 inches*. We routinely knock 1 1/2 inches off thighs*. VANQUISH M.E.™ costs about half of what coldsculpting / coolsculpting costs, and it covers a much larger area to produce more uniform results. A lot of physicians now offer coldsculpting / coolsculpting, but VANQUISH M.E.™ is an option worth looking at. Compare surgical procedures like liposuction to non-surgical cosmetic treatments like VANQUISH M.E.™. You can finish a VANQUISH ME™ treatment and then drive straight to the gym!
Restylane® Silk (Available NOW)
Restylane® Silk is a new injectable filler designed and FDA-approved specifically for lip enhancement. It will not be launched commercially until some time in 2015, but I am pleased to be among a handful of physicians chosen to introduce it early. We are already producing wonderful results with it.
ThermiTight™ (Available Early 2015)
Already installed in our office for early 2015 availability is the ThermiRF machine which uses radio frequency energy to provide a minimally invasive face and neck lift. Under local anesthesia, a tiny probe is inserted under the skin to distribute radio frequency energy that melts fat, encourages the growth of new collagen, and tightens skin. Also available is the ThermiSmooth™ procedure which uses an external, non-invasive heating element to deliver precise amounts of heat to the skin without overheating or discomfort. The ThermiRF computer automatically adjusts energy output to ensure precise heating. Patients say it feels like a “warm massage.”
Ellipse Laser (Available Early 2015)
Our new Ellipse Laser is on order. This machine removes hair, targets brown and red spots of various types, tackles toenail fungus and a variety of other conditions like spider veins and vascular lesions. Think of the Ellipse Laser as Laser Dermatology version 2.0.
The Right Treatment for You
Every patient has different needs and tastes. Do your homework and explore your options—even the surgical ones—to find the best treatment options for you. But stay current; we are already offering non-surgical cosmetic treatment technologies and techniques that were not available a few months ago. Many patients are holding off to wait for our non-surgical alternatives.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mariano Busso to discuss your aesthetic needs. Safe, comfortable, and affordable cosmetic solutions are our specialty.