Posts Tagged ‘InMode’

5 THINGS YOU ARE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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As a society, we’ve been conditioned to believe that it’s taboo to discuss certain topics. Unfortunately, avoiding “uncomfortable” conversations can have significant — even life-altering — consequences.  Seattle obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Sarah de la Torre, answers the questions we are too embarrassed to ask!

CAN I TIGHTEN MY VAGINA?

It’s a legitimate question!  “Vaginal laxity, or the feeling of vaginal looseness, is common, especially after childbirth,” shares Dr. de la Torre.  Solutions range from invasive surgical procedures, medically known as vaginoplasty, to non-invasive options. Radio frequency treatments, such as InMode’s Votiva, are performed in a clinical setting, but do not require anesthesia and allow for minimal downtime.  One popular at-home prosumer (professional-consumer) devices, is the vFit, which use LED, heat, and sonic vibration to improve intimate wellness.

WHY IS MY PERIOD SO HEAVY?

Nobody likes it when Aunt Flo comes for her monthly visit.  Yet, if your period is particularly overbearing, it could be the sign of a bigger problem.  Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. In most cases, women with heavy flows do not experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.  Common causes of menorrhagia include adenomyosis, endometriosis, fibroids, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), or even cancer, warns Dr. de la Torre. “Don’t suffer in silence. Ask your doctor.”

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING VAGINAL DRYNESS (EVEN THOUGH I AM STILL ATTRACTED TO MY PARTNER)?

You’re not alone! Unfortunately, this is a reality that many women face after childbirth, breastfeeding or just aging in general. Menopause is a big player in this. The good news is that there are many options, from prescription and non-prescription topical vaginal treatments and non-medicated lubricants and moisturizers, to prescription topical forms of estrogen therapy.   “All you’ve got to do is ask your doctor,” suggests Dr. de la Torre.

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LEGAL BRIEFS: INVASIX AND INMODE PREVAIL OVER SYNERON SUIT

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018


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.

ADVANCEMENT IN NON-SURGICAL FACIAL CONTOURING!

Sunday, June 10th, 2018


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).

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