Energy Treatment of the Year (NEW)

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 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. Finalists may not vote on their customers' behalf.


Dermalux LED

Dermalux LED


The continued popularity of Dermalux as a results driven, non-invasive treatment choice 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 both a standalone treatment and easily integrates with other procedures to advance and accelerate treatment results and minimise downtime. Dermalux does not compete with any other treatment in the clinic. It is an essential skin care too that offers unique and complimentary benefits to maximise the results of every client skin care programme and all within one device.

LED Phototherapy has long been recognised for its regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties and 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.

Successful treatment with LED Phototherapy is determined by delivering key optimised parameters that allow for the specific cellular reactions to take place. Not all LED Phototherapy systems are the same!

The Dermalux LED 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 an internationally recognized, market leader in LED Phototherapy.

From a commercial point of view, Dermalux® is one of the most profitable and versatile treatments available to a clinic. LED Phototherapy creates the basis for all client treatment programmes; offering new revenue and upsell opportunities, increasing course rebooking and promoting client loyalty. In short, Dermalux is safe, simple and results driven treatment with an exceptional return on investment.

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Highly Commended




ENDYMED 3DEEP 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 deep into the hypodermis with precision.
Under continual development, there are numerous platforms available to meet the needs of different clinics – whether they want to offer all, or a selection of the ENDYMED treatment options, there’s a platform which they can build on as they grow. It’s ENDYMED’s state-of-the-art technology that makes it possible to carry out all five treatments from a single system. On 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 five 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.
What’s more, treatments can be combined to address multiple indications or deliver more a targeted and focused treatment for example ENDYMED V-SHAPE which provides intense tightening for a more defined jawline.
With more exciting developments to come in body treatments and RF micro-needling, ENDYMED promises to be the multi-treatment platform that will not only be clinically proven, but also future proofed.

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Healthxchange Group


Pre-UK launch in-clinic assessment by Medical Directorate confirming safety and efficacy
Only tri-mode multiplatform skin tightening and rejuvenating device.
3 Hand pieces one compact device
3 modalities; Grid Fractional Radiofrequency (GFR), Monopolar mode, Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling (FRM- in both mono and bi polar modes) and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound FUS
Treats at 4 variable depths of the dermis stimulating collagen growth and tightening skin
User controlled treatment options for pulse lengths and power via unique practitioner developed algorithms
Unique insulated microneedles
Highest calibrated number of shots per cartridge (20,000)
Large number of practitioners
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) delivers thermal energy from epidermis to SMAS.
Effective truly pain free treatment with and without topical anaesthesia
Multiple indications including acne and acne scarring
Effective treatment within periorbital rim
1 effective treatment with optional top-up 3 months later
Low cost consumables high return on investment
No adverse events reported
Visible on-bed and split face results
Minimal or no downtime
Non-surgical lifting with invasive and non-invasive microneedling
0% rent to purchase bespoke plans
Light manoeuvrable system, enabling nationwide mobile service
6 MGhZ RF and 1 MGhZ RF
Non-stop repeat refresher training and support
Unique opportunities to assess prior to purchase via demonstrations, in-clinic trials
Access to global practitioner forums

Fabulous treatment, couldn’t believe I didn’t feel anything more than a tingling and I love the result, my husband even noticed! He said I looked more sculpted. And I even went out that evening with friends saying how well I looked
K. Tew, 51 – Lift and tightening

I’m surprised to see a noticeable result after such a quick 40 minute treatment, my face looks a little lifted, my cheekbones are better defined and my forehead is smoother
Daily Mail - Alice Hart-Davis

My skin felt and looked 10 years better than when I walked in!
Avril O Connor – Elixir Magazine
ULTRAcel is a mini facelift you can have done in your lunch break… My skin was firmer and lines softer – Any the best bit? It encourages collagen to regenerate so you will see new results for months to come.
Jane Atkinson - The Sun on Sunday

I could instantly see a difference and am told the best results happen after six months. So I can get younger as I get older – hurrah! I’ve even had friends asking me what I’ve had done… which for me is money well spent
Lucie Cave - Grazia

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Dermapen™ is the world’s original skin needling device and offers unrivalled skin needling innovation with original, exclusive and patented technology. Offering a wide range of treatment options for most skin conditions, Dermapen™ provides the most comfortable and effective skin needling treatment along with reduced patient downtime. Unlike other treatments, Dermapen is unique in the fact it can treat all skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale (skin types I-IV). This allows clinics to offer treatments to all clients for treating all major skin conditions.
As the originator of AOVN™ (Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needle) technology, only Dermapen™ provides the most comfortable and expedient skin needling treatment while facilitating the fastest procedural downtime. As the creators of vertical needling technology, Dermapen™ is an international leader with more surgeons, doctors, nurses and skin therapists using Dermapen™ than any other brand or device for vertical needling procedures.

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Accent Prime

Accent Prime

ABC Lasers

Alma first received FDA-approval for its Accent family of devices in 2007 and Accent Prime is the latest advancements, brought to the UK by ABC Lasers.

Prime uses a combination of patented ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies for skin tightening, body contouring, cellulite and facial rejuvenation.

The system allows practitioners to tailor solutions for different skin types and conditions so they can deliver effective, customised treatments.

With a new UltraSpeed Handpiece, Accent Prime is the only machine which can target 60cmsq at once. UltraSpeed features a plate type sonotrode which emits guided ultrasonic waves through concentric profiles to heat the target tissue. The energy is distributed homogenously throughout the treatment area, effectively disrupting stubborn fat cells. Treatment time for the full abdominal area is reduced to approximately 20 minutes, resulting in less operator fatigue while a grid size of 300 cm2 covers an especially large treatment area. It also requires no disposables.

Accent also features Alma’s patented Unipolar technology, delivering focused depth-controlled heating to precisely target the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. Unipolar operates via a single electrode, delivering concentrated RF energy that reaches deeper layers of the skin without patient discomfort. This allows for a more precise and effective treatments with enhanced results.

During the treatment, radiofrequency is delivered via rapid "in motion'' technology directly to the tissue causing the rapid rotation of water molecules (40.68 million transmissions to the tissue per second). This rotation generates friction which produces powerful and effective heat that causes volumetric contraction, stimulating the formation of new collagen to tighten and firm the skin on the face and body.

Accent Prime also utilises exclusive ultrasound selective resonance that uses cold and hot ultrasonic waves that selectively resonate with and destroy fat cells, while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. The selective sound waves disrupt fat cell membranes leading to the gradual breakdown and release of stored fat through the lymphatic system and to help improve the appearance of cellulite.

Accent is the only ultrasound treatment which is FDA-approved for the face and body and the only treatment of its kind that is FDA-approved to treat the chin, double chin and jowl area.

The treatment has no downtime for patients and its efficacy has been clinically proven in extensive studies. A selection of our clinical papers are attached as supporting evidence and more papers can be seen on our clinical resources section of our website

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The CoolSculpting™ system, is the original and only US FDA-cleared system for non-invasive fat reduction using cooling technology. It is clinically-proven safe and effective through 16+ years of research and development in Cryolipolysis to-date with 70+ peer-reviewed clinical publications published and over 5 millions treatments cycles performed worldwide. CoolSculpting enables eliminations of fat without surgery or downtime with long-term results and is available in medically-based aesthetic practices in more than 70 countries worldwide.
As the original and pioneering leader in cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting has continued to innovate since its inception, incrementally adding treatment area opportunities and enhancing the treatment experience. Since the initial FDA-clearance for abdomens in 2010, CoolSculpting has since expanded the portfolio to address multiple, specific body areas representing millions of treatment opportunities around the globe. To this point. CoolSculpting enables non-invasive fat reduction in the largest number of body areas with a consistent safety profile.
The latest CoolSculpting® innovation is the CoolAdvantageTM applicator series, which has reduced treatment time nearly in half 60 minutes to 35 minutes. Furthermore, the innovative cup design further enables uniform cooling as well as further patient comfort levels during treatment.
CoolFit AdvantageTM ideal for larger, vertical areas of fat such as the inner thighs
CoolCore AdvantageTM for abdominal treatment (lower and upper front and back abdomen)
CoolCurve+ AdvantageTM for hip treatment (muffin tops and flanks)

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Merz Aesthetics

In 2017 Ultherapy® achieved some very exciting milestones. Since 2008 over;

• 1,000,000 people have been treated globally in more than 70 countries(Ref 1),
• 4,600 systems have been sold (Ref 1) and
• 50 clinical studies have reviewed the quality and efficacy of Ultherapy®(Ref 1).

These exceptional statistics allow for peace of mind for a practitioner treating with the Ultherapy® device and are some of the many reasons why Ultherapy® should win Energy Treatment of the Year 2017.

Ultherapy® uses micro-focused ultrasound technology for non-invasive sculpting and lifting of the dermis on the upper and lower face, neck and décolletage. It has been scientifically proven to provide lift that can last for over a year (Ref 5) and requires minimal patient downtime (Ref 6) and a treatment time from just 30 minutes (Ref 7). Ultherapy® is the only FDA (Ref 2) cleared and CE (Ref 3) marked Ultrasound device that features DeepSEE technology – a unique visual aid that allows the practitioner to see the areas being treated – achieving a tailored optimal result for the patient (Ref 4). No other energy-based skin lifting device allows practitioners to visualise where they are treating, forcing them to “fly blind” in the delivery of sub-dermal energy.

Ultherapy® regularly gains organic media coverage spearheaded by leading aesthetic practitioners around the country. We have recently seen coverage in Tatler, Daily Mail, on ITV, Bella, Metro, Women and Home and on the Real Housewives of Cheshire and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. These have been generated by our supportive customers including Maryam Zamani, Lee Garrett, Stephanie Williams, Tracey Mountford, Nyla Raja and Julia Sevi.

These Health Care professionals say:

“Ultherapy® is a favourite treatment option in my practice because of its excellent tolerability profile and efficacy in visibly lifting and tightening sagging skin in carefully selected patients.” Dr Maryam Zamani, Cadogan Clinic, London

“Over the past few years the trend has changed, patients are requesting treatments that give a subtle lift and support to the face. Ultherapy® delivers an FDA cleared customised solution to lift and sculpt the face in a single treatment giving swift, durable and impressive results.” Dr Tracy Mountford, Cosmetic Skin Clinic, London

However it is not only health care professionals who are impressed. Ultherapy® has also been recognised internationally through numerous awards including:
• New Beauty’s ‘Best skin tightening treatment’ for the last 3 years running,
• AMEC’s Anti-Ageing Beauty Trophy for Best Energy-Based Device,
• Best Non-Invasive Treatment in Ireland’s RSVP Magazine Beauty Awards

Finally, patients are also happy to espouse the benefits of their Ultherapy® treatments. Stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Jane Moore, Sarah Parish and Tanya Bawdsley have been happy to disclose that Ultherapy is one of their favourite treatments.

2017 has been a year of celebration and growth for Ultherapy®, having achieved 1 million treatments worldwide. At Merz Aesthetics we are very excited about this milestone and look forward to continuing to support our customers and patients.

Please view Ultherapy 1 million treatments video included in entry.


1. ULT-DOF-001-05 Ultherapy Figures – May 2017
2. Accessed June 2017
3. CE Certificate 3808396CE01, DEKRA March 2017
4. Ulthera System Instructions for Use, 1001393IFU Rev H
5. Sasaki GH & Tevez A. Journal of Cosmetics, 2012; 2: 108-116
6. Brobst RW, et al. Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am. 2014;22:191-202
7. ULT-DOF-003 Ultherapy Treatment Duration. Merz - July 2015

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Key Dates for 2018 Awards

  • Entries Open 1st May 2018
  • Entries Close 29th June 2018
  • Finalists announced and voting open 31st August 2018
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October 2018
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 1st December 2018