On January 28, 2016, Syneron brought an action for patent infringement against Invasix, Inc. and InMode MD, Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In the case, referred to as Syneron Medical Ltd. v. Invasix, Inc., et al, the plaintiff alleged that the defendants’ Fractora face and skin treatment platforms, devices, and methods infringed upon Syneron’s U.S. Patents. Just last month, a federal district court ruled in favor of InMode Ltd. and Invasix Inc., invalidating all asserted claims of four patents of Syneron Medical Ltd. asserted against the InMode Fractora device.
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Treatments of the neck and lower face can be daunting. Injectables and liposuction can only remove fat, but seem to neglect loose skin. Facelifts are just so radical. Filling the gap between non-invasive and extreme contouring solutions is InMode’s latest procedure, EmbraceRF. EmbraceRF targets facial areas through a powerful combination of its proprietary technologies: FaceTite and Morpheus8. The synergistic combination of these treatments garners unique and consistent results performed in-office, under local anesthesia, and with only up to two days downtime.
This new concept of facial rejuvenation introduces subdermal adipose-remodeling. The EmbraceRF FaceTite procedure generates heat to “mold” the fat of the lower face in strategic positions. By retaining facial fat, patients can attain the fullness necessary to maintain youthfulness. This is achieved with newly cleared FDA Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD), Morpheus8. Applied externally, the Morpheus8 is is the only device which can mold fat under the skin, while FaceTite tightens skin in the neck and jowl for an optimal result. According to New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Spero Theodorou, Morpheus8 “goes deeper than any other technology (4 mm plus its additional thermal pattern) and causes, in addition, subdermal adipose remodeling depending on how deep you want to set it.” Why? “In some areas you want to keep fat in others you want lose it.”
Prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Nikolov, has incorporated the FaceTite into many of his procedures due to its remarkable results and easy recovery. “Patients love not having to go under general anesthesia, if they choose not to, and with a small pin-prick incision, they love the low downtime, compared to more surgical options,” he shares, adding that the implementation of the Morpheus8 to contour and refine the subdermal area “leads to a more targeted approach to sculpt the face, in a very natural looking way” and also provides options to patients for whom there were no suitable solutions in the past (a treatment gap in available aesthetic options).
Until recently, the concept of a scarless breast lift was simply wishful thinking. Today, however, thanks to breakthroughs in radio frequency technology, the procedure is real and delivers jaw-dropping results. The BodyTite Perky Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that shapes, tightens and lifts the breast without the scarring associated with a surgical breast lift. The no-incision/non-surgical procedure is the brainchild of Ft. Collins, Colorado plastic surgeon, Dr. Diane Duncan, who pioneered it with InMode’s BodyTite, a Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipoplasty device. Dr. Duncan has performed more than 250 of these procedures over the past eight years and is its leading global educator. A single treatment (one and done!) takes approximately 90 minutes and can provide up to a 40% contraction in the surrounding muscles and skin. Results are noticeable in as little as one week but are far more dramatic within three to six months.
Dr. Duncan first began using radio frequency technology in 2008, when she observed that traditional liposuction left empty, lax skin envelopes in many patients. She compared the amount of skin contraction achieved with traditional liposuction (10% skin surface area contraction at 6 weeks postop, but only 8% at one year) by using a Canfield Vectra computerized system to measure the distance between small tattoos. “As we age, the collagen support framework fades away. Young fat is fibrous and firm, old fat is soft and floppy, even pendulous,” Dr. Duncan shares. While use of the Invasix (parent company of InMode) radio frequency device added a step, by heating the subcutaneous tissue with radio frequency, Dr. Duncan saw that new collagen and a renewed blood supply were stimulated. “The overlying skin accommodates, or shrinks up, as the soft tissue below consolidates,” she explains.
New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants 2-to-1. The BodyTite Perky Lift is currently only available in a plastic surgeon’s office. Local sedation is typically administered for the out-patient procedure.