Sponsored by Suneva Medical, Inc.
Suneva Medical, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) is a pioneering leader in regenerative aesthetics with innovative medical technology to target and address the aging process throughout each decade of life. In the last three years, Suneva has transformed itself by modifying its approach from a single product company to a leader in aesthetic medicine. They have curated a portfolio of eight brands of regenerative technologies that use a patients’ own biologic processes to provide cosmetic results. With revolutionary products like Bellafill®, Plasma IQ® and Silhouette Instalift®, they aim to change the standard of care in aesthetic treatments. Each product is backed by science and addresses patient demand for minimally invasive procedures with little to no downtime and natural-looking, long-term results.
Bellafill has taken injectables to the next level as the only dermal filler FDA approved to smooth fine lines for up to five years. Jason Rupeka, DO, is the number one provider of Bellafill worldwide and the founder of Youthology Medspa (Cleveland, Ohio), specializing in regenerative aesthetic medicine. “My approach is always to help rejuvenate the skin, so Bellafill naturally lent itself to this philosophy,” he stated. “It allows me to help my patients achieve an immediate result due to the volume that the collagen gel provides while treating their skin over time through the neocollagenesis caused by the microspheres.”
In Dr. Rupeka’s experience, Bellafill lasts longer than other dermal fillers, including hyaluronic acid (HA) and biostimulators. He explained, “because it has the bovine collagen vehicle to carry the PMMA, you get an immediate, high G’ result initially that just gets better over time. Also, you can ‘build’ results over time based on your patient’s budget or their preference for a gradual, natural enhancement.”
The innovative Plasma IQ is the first FDA-cleared handheld device to deliver focused, controlled plasma energy to a patient’s skin.
According to J. David Holcomb, MD, a double board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic laser surgeon (Sarasota, Fla.), Plasma IQ improves mild manifestations of wrinkles, scars and skin laxity resulting in tightening and retraction of skin tissue. “The treatments can be performed by midlevel providers and are sought after by patients who desire improvement in skin texture and mild tightening (especially around the eyes) but may be leery of laser treatment or surgery,” he noted. With quick treatments and low consumable costs, the device offers excellent ROI while boosting long-term revenue.
Maintaining the lead in the aesthetic revolution, Suneva’s Silhouette Instalift is the first absorbable suture FDA-cleared for cosmetic facial procedures. For Paul Lorenc, MD (New York, N.Y.), a world-renowned board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon and leading innovator in minimally invasive aesthetic treatments like Instalift, “Instalift is perfectly suited to elevate the skin and tissue without incisions. It helped expand my practice because it is perfect for patients who aren’t ready for, or do not want, a facelift,” he stated. “I have also used this procedure to help patients maintain the look of a surgical facelift.”
Unlike PDO thread barbs that lift in one direction, Silhouette Instalift works in two directions to both anchor and lift tissue. “The composition and lifting capacity are different,” Dr. Lorenc emphasized. “The surface area of Instalift is much larger than the PDO threads; therefore, the capacity to lift tissue is stronger and the ability to move tissue is greater. PDO lifts last about six months while the Instalift lasts about two years.”
Today’s sophisticated patients desire science-based solutions to address the aging process. With products that are scientifically and clinically proven to work, Suneva makes it easy for providers to expand their practice with solutions that serve patients in any decade of their lives.