The Future of Non-Invasive Rejuvenation Technology: Devices

J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1;16(6):s104-s107.


<p>Non-invasive rejuvenation of the skin is performed regularly in many cosmetic offices. Using evidence-based medicine, we will review the various technologies being used for non-invasive rejuvenation. This includes the use of intense pulsed light (IPL), which has been thoroughly studied and shown to be quite useful for this type of rejuvenation in removing the red and brown pigments, as well as affecting collagen. Fractional lasers, both non-ablative and ablative in nature, also can show dramatic improvements in the skin and associated clinical studies are reviewed here. Also described are radiofrequency (RF) fractional pin devices and RF microneedles used for non-invasive rejuvenation. Picosecond lasers are showing very positive results in the non-invasive rejuvenation market. Finally, absorbable sutures are being used to lift the skin and add volume in the skin over a duration of time. They are quickly becoming more popular.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(6 Suppl):s104-107.</em></p>.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin Aging*