Energy Treatment of the Year

This award will be given to the manufacturer or supplier considered to offer the best energy treatment in the UK. The category is open to any energy-based treatment offered in UK medical aesthetic clinics. Finalists will be able to demonstrate a wide range of indications, evidence of good safety and efficacy, optimum duration and tangible benefits over similar treatments on the market. The winner will be selected from the finalists using a combination of Aesthetics reader votes and judges scores. Voting will constitute a 30% share of the final score. Please note that the word count for each question is inclusive of references.

Finalists

Alma ClearLift

Alma ClearLift

ABC Lasers

Alma ClearLift is the most comprehensive Q-Switched Nd:YAG treatment solution available today. A single laser module treats 3 separate indications for all skin types, with new and unique technological innovations for each indication.

The high power non-ablative Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1,064 nm laser and KTP adaptor, which doubles the laser frequency to 532 nm, features a unique double rod laser configuration which maximizes energy production for greater treatment efficiency.

The treatment is based on a unique method of energy dispersion, emitting narrow pulse widths with multiple peaks of energy, resulting in more effective treatment and increased patient comfort. ClearLift delivers photo acoustic shockwaves to the target area through high laser intensities in nanosecond pulses. This mechanical Q-Switched effect creates a controlled dermal wound - a unique mechanism of action that achieves optimal results for each indication. The treatment is powerful enough to address challenging Skin Remodeling & Lifting, Hyperpigmentation, and multicolored Tattoos, while gentle enough to treat the most delicate areas of the face, neck and décolleté.


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Dermalux

Dermalux

AESTHETIC TECHNOLOGY LTD

Aesthetic Technology Ltd are a British manufacturer specialising in innovative light-based technologies for aesthetic applications. 

The continued popularity of Dermalux as a results-driven, non-invasive treatment is primarily due to the clinical efficacy, versatility, safety profile and unrivalled profitability that our systems provide.  

Many traditional aesthetic procedures including energy based treatments such as Laser, IPL, Radio Frequency and Ultrasound for example, work on the principle of creating ‘controlled trauma’ to trigger change in the skin however, these treatments also carry a higher risk of adverse response, down time and level of discomfort.

With a shift towards safe, non-invasive treatments, LED Phototherapy offers an effective, pain free solution as a standalone treatment and easily integrates with other procedures to enhance and accelerate treatment results and minimise downtime. Dermalux does not compete with any other treatment in the clinic. It is an essential skin health tool that offers unique and complimentary benefits to help maximise client results.

Well evidenced for its regenerative and anti-inflammatory benefits, Phototherapy does not transfer heat, create trauma or use chemicals to promote change in the skin. With one of the highest safety treatment profiles, Dermalux is beneficial for all skin types, all skin conditions and all ages, all year round.

The Dermalux systems have been uniquely designed to offer the most innovative and technically advanced LED Phototherapy treatment available. This coupled with our specialist knowledge, independent industry expertise, on-site training and on-going customer support has enabled us to become a market leader in LED Phototherapy.


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ENDYMED

ENDYMED

AesthetiCare

ENDYMED enables you to deliver multiple treatments using the most advanced RF technology, targeting every key skin ageing concern for the face and body… all from a single platform. It is the unique and complete skin tightening, rejuvenation and body contouring system that experiences the highest levels of satisfaction from patients and professionals alike. 

Leading the way in RF technology ENDYMED sets the standard as the only multi-source phase-controlled radiofrequency technology available, with its unique and patented technology; 3DEEP Skin Science. It’s this industry leading technology that allows the application of focused RF energy in different ways, treating the epidermis, the dermis or hypodermis with precision.  

There are two platforms available to meet the needs of different clinics which they can build on as they grow. It’s ENDYMED’s state-of-the-art technology that makes it possible to carry out multiple treatments from a single system. Every ENDYMED platform energy is controlled by the most advanced software, electronic configuration and safety features available, further enhancing the clinical results and safety profile.  

ENDYMED delivers up to eight clinically proven treatments which treat the full spectrum of skin rejuvenation indications and satisfy every client demand, all with outstanding, long-lasting results with minimal to no pain or downtime. The different treatments are delivered utilising a range of sophisticated handpieces, from ENDYMED TIGHTEN a powerful skin tightening and lifting treatment ideal for aestheticians, through to the ultra-deep INTENSIF RF micro-needling treatments to be carried out by healthcare professionals.  

ENDYMED is under continual development with the addition of new handpieces, treatments and ongoing software advancements, platforms can be updated and upgraded making it a future-proof investment.   

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CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting®

Allergan

The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is a leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment(*1) that uses controlled cooling to reduce stubborn fat through Cryolipolysis®(†2) and contour specific areas of the body while leaving the skin itself unaffected(†2). It began in 1970 when researchers discovered dimples in some children due to sucking on ice lollies(3), this inspired Harvard scientists Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson to develop the proven Cryolipolysis treatment on which CoolSculpting® is based.(†4) It is clinically-proven, well tolerated and effective, with over 52 peer-reviewed clinical publications as of February 2018(5), more than 5 million treatment cycles(‡6) and FDA-cleared with use in aesthetic practices in 74 countries(7). CoolSculpting® enables targeted fat reduction by freezing and crystallising fat cells(†2) which then die and are naturally processed by the body over time.(†8) CoolSculpting® does not require surgery or needles(9,10) and after treatment patients are usually able to return to normal activities with minimal downtime(11,12). With CoolSculpting® patients can treat multiple areas of their body and achieve long-term results(**13).

CoolSculpting® has continued to innovate since its inception, incrementally adding treatment area opportunities and enhancing the treatment experience with the introduction of new hand pieces for specific treatment areas(10). The CoolSculpting® technology also includes built in safety features such as Cool Control® and Freeze Detect® that ensure consistent treatment temperature and continually monitor the temperature of the skin being treated which may help to prevent patient burns(10).   

CoolSculpting® is a leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment(*1) with 73% patient satisfaction 3 months post-treatment(†††14).


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PicoSure Laser System

PicoSure Laser System

Cynosure UK Ltd

The Picosure is the first and only 755nm alexandrite picosecond laser to be introduced into the medical and aesthetic market. It was initially cleared by the FDA for tattoo and pigment treatment in 2012, followed by expanded treatment options with the Focus Diffractive Lens Array in 2013. The unique 755nm wavelength has 3 times more natural affinity to absorb into melanin over blood as other 1064 and 532 competitors, which makes those wavelengths have increased risk of damaging surrounding blood microvasculature leading to erythema and more significant side effects. Published clinical research has demonstrated that Picosure offers non-invasive non-ablative skin revitalization with virtually no downtime compared to other similar picosecond and nanosecond technologies. The Picosure has more than 28 peer reviewed publications covering safety and efficacy in tattoo, pigmentation, wrinkles, acne scarring, melasma and treatment of darker Fitzpatrick skin types. These publications include several pivotal studies confirming with histology and other quantitative methods, the mechanism of action of the 755nm/Focus combination for creating new collagen and elastin in the tissue and comparing its minimal side effects in skin reaction than other fractionate wavelengths available. It continues to be the most presented picosecond technology at the America Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery annual conference with over 55 abstracts since 2014. Since its launch in the UK 5 years ago, Cynosure continues to support technical and clinical development of the device with additional 532 and 1064nm handpieces and BoostTM treatment options, expanding treatment opportunities and ensuring up-to-date options for the practitioner.  
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ULTRAcel

ULTRAcel

Healthxchange Pharmacy

ULTRAcel

UNIQUE next generation, COST EFFECTIVE, PAINLESS, MULTI-PLATFORM device offering SAFE NON-SURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING AND LIFTING, previously only achieved via surgical facelift using 3 hand pieces in combination to address LAXITY, ANTI-AGING CONCERNS, SKIN TEXTURE, FINE LINES AND WRINKLES on face, neck and body.

A combination of ultrasound, radiofrequency and microneedling targets layers of the skin down to the SMAS. TAILORED treatments for individual patients give immediate and on-going improvement, long lasting results with no downtime. Skin feels smoother and tighter after the first treatment, results continue to improve up to six months, continuing with additional treatments.

Efficient non-ablative procedure with RF pulse emissions purposefully targets and stimulates fibroblasts and new collagen production.

UNIQUE & DIFFERENT because:

• Pre-UK launch IN-CLINIC ASSESSMENT by Medical Directorate confirming safety and efficacy

• 3 MODALITIES; Grid Fractional Radiofrequency, Monopolar mode, Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling - mono and bi polar modes and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

• 4 VARIABLE DEPTHS of the dermis treated stimulating collagen growth and tightening skin.

• USER CONTROLLED TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR PULSE LENGTHS AND POWER via unique algorithms and protocols.

• UNIQUE INSULATED MICRONEEDLES. Invasive and non-invasive

• HIGHEST CALIBRATED NUMBER OF SHOTS PER CARTRIDGE

• Highly EFFECTIVE TRULY PAIN FREE treatment with and without topical anaesthesia

• MULTIPLE INDICATIONS including acne, acne scarring, laxity and rejuvenation

• EFFECTIVE WITHIN PERIORBITAL RIM

• LOW COST CONSUMABLES high return on investment.

• VISIBLE – OFF THE BED, instant results from 1st treatment

• Minimal or no downtime

• 0% finance options

• FREE Repeat, refresh, new starter TRAINING

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Ultherapy

Ultherapy

Merz Aesthetics

Supermodel, actress and designer Christie Brinkley age 63 has revealed she uses Ultherapy® to keep herself looking as good as she feels. With more than 1 million Ultherapy® treatments(1) performed globally, she’s joined patients who’ve opted for nonsurgical skin lifting and tightening, and loves her natural-looking results. Now that the word is out, she’s ready to help educate and encourage other women to do what feels right when it comes to caring for their skin.

Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Sarah Parish, Denis Van Outen, Michelle Visage and Sophie Hermann have been happy to disclose that Ultherapy is one of their favourite treatments.

ULTHERAPY® CLINIC BENEFITS:

• The only authentic FDA-cleared(2) and EU CE mark certified(3) micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation (MFU-V) treatment

• High return on investment

• Bridges the gap between injectables and surgery

• Continuous training and education - with the NEW Ultherapy® Platinum Training Programme

• Significant digital and marketing support, to drive interest levels

In 2018, we have recently seen coverage in Tatler, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Red, Good Housekeeping, Brides, Women and Home, Hello, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and on television. These have been generated by our supportive customers including Dr Tracy Mountford, Dr Suha Kersh, Dr Julia Sevi, Dr Maryam Zamani, Dr Alexis Granite, Dr Stephanie Williams, Dr Rosh Ravindran and Mr Alex Karidis.

2018 has been a year of growth and celebrities’ recognition for Ultherapy®. At Merz Aesthetics we are very excited about this milestone and look forward to continuing to support our customers and patients.


M-ULT-UKI-0336 Date of Preparation July 2018


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PicoWay

PicoWay

Syneron Candela UK Ltd

PicoWay, voted the best picosecond laser of 2015 by the Aesthetic Industry Awards, just got better. By recently introducing the 3rd wavelength to make short work of green and blue tattoo ink and provide the most comprehensive solution for patients.

NOW with 3 wavelengths – 532nm, 785nm and 1064nm, 3 wavelengths to treat all colours and types of tattoos, including recalcitrant, and both epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions with the Zoom hand-piece.

Accolades go to PicoWay Resolve fractional holographic hand-piece with two wavelengths for treating skin irregularities and pigment with virtually no downtime.

The Resolve dual wavelength hand-piece has a holographic fractional hand-piece for pigmentation, skin irregularities and signs of aging.

The PicoWay device now offers practitioners:

Choice of 3 wavelengths for tattoo removal

The Highest peak power of any picosecond device

Delivers energy over a wide range of spot sizes, with no compromises in treatment flexibility

Pulses are 40% shorter than any other picosecond laser on the market.

Allows for better disruption of tattoo inks for better clearance

Has the additional benefits of fractionated handpiece


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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st May
  • Entries Close 29th June
  • Finalists announced and voting opens 3rd September
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 1st December