Q: What's Your Favorite Device?
My favorite surgical device is VASER by Valeant, it has transformed the way that I do liposuction. I am able to etch and sculpt the body, with very little swelling and bruising. In the past, surgical procedures for fat reduction were just about reducing local areas of fat ("problem" areas), but I have changed that to literally fully sculpting and contouring the body, creating muscular definition and being able to repair previous botched surgical jobs. It's quite an amazing result and there is no machine on the market that can deliver the type of results I can get with this.
For nonsurgical devices I love the Clear + Brilliant laser and Venus VIVA (radiofrequency). Both are fractional devices used for facial and body complexion, texture, pores and scars. Both are low energy and density so that all skin types can be treated including conditions like melasma and rosacea. They are very low downtime procedures and great for younger patients who want anti-aging and preventative treatments, as well as those who have had more agressive procedures like Fraxel or CO2 resurfacing who want to maintan their results. These are staples in my practice.
Lastly, I am VERY excited for the ProYellow 577 nm Solid State Laser, which is a fantastic new vascular laser that I am finding extremely effective for facial vessels and melasma.