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The Evolution of Medical Aesthetic Devices: From 1990 Until Now

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Beauty trends and skincare options have undergone a significant change in recent years. While people have been striving to get the best results for their beauty treatments for ages, technology has made it possible to achieve better and quicker outcomes. This has led to the birth of medical aesthetic devices that combine the latest technology with advanced skincare treatments. In this blog post, we will look at the evolution of such devices – a journey that began in 1990 and continues to be an exciting one.


1990s: The Early Years

In the early 1990s, radiofrequency (RF) technology was discovered. It is used to create heat for shrinking tissues, which is then used in collagen formation, giving way to a tighter, youthful-looking skin. However, the first medical aesthetic device was the IPL or Intense Pulsed Light machine, which used light to create heat for removal of hair, and also treating various skin concerns such as age spots and sun damage. Dermabrasion machines were also popular, which helped in the removal of dead skin cells.


2000s: The Rise of Non-Invasive Technology

2002 saw the emergence of Botox injections which soon became widespread and famously used for wrinkles and facial fine lines. The first cosmetic Laser device was also invented during this period combined with a cooling system to prevent burns. It was an era of non-invasive cosmetic procedures that aimed to provide quick and long-lasting results. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures also became more affordable, making it more accessible to all.


2010s: The Height of Medical Aesthetics

The 2010s brought a plethora of other medical aesthetic devices such as cryolipolysis machines or CoolSculpting, which use a cold temperature to freeze and destroy fat cells; face lifting and toning machines, and the latest being RF Micro-needling machines which combines RF with microneedling technology to give the best collagen boosting and skin tightening treatments. We also saw an array of non-surgical tightening devices such as VelaShape and Exilis, which also used RF technology for skin tightening and fat reduction.

2020s: Advancing Technology

The 2020s has evolved bringing forth much more advanced technology and aesthetics devices. Stem cell treatments, PRP facial treatments, and nano-current technologies have combined to provide the best skincare treatment that today’s medical spas have to offer. PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) uses the body’s own growth factors to help rejuvenate and regenerate skin age-related appearance. PRP is an aesthetic ingredient that keeps looking better with time providing great anti-aging effects. Nanocurrent uses low intensity current to boost ATP cellular energy to increase collagen production.

In conclusion, medical aesthetic devices have come a long way since the emergence of IPL machines. Advancing technology, more research, and the urge to provide non-surgical and less invasive treatments have led to the evolution of these devices. As we move into the future, it's safe to assume that medical aesthetics will continue becoming more and more popular, with ever-improving technology and better products to provide the most advanced beauty treatments. In the end, Our aim is always to provide the best results for calming and rejuvenating treatments in the ever-changing aesthetics industry.