Webinar Recap: SharpLight’s Clinical Webinar Series – Unlock the Secrets to Reverse Photoaging

Webinar Recap: SharpLight’s Clinical Webinar Series – Unlock the Secrets to Reverse Photoaging

On September 8th, 2023, SharpLight’s Clinical Manager Monica Puckering and Senior Clinical Specialist, Caitlyn Anderson hosted a SharpCast Clinical Webinar Series – Unlock the Secrets to Reverse Photoaging. This webinar uncovered the science behind photoaging in post-summer months, the top SharpLight handpieces that help tackle the various concerns in photoaging skin, three stackable treatments that can help generate greater results and revenue, as well as an insightful QA session on how to get started with offering these top treatments. Here is a recap of some of the main points.

The Science Behind Photoaging:

Clinical Manager Monica Puckering introduced the phenomena of photoaging skin – a process of premature aging skin due to chronic sun exposure – and the precise ways that UVA and UVB rays impact the skin. She emphasized how overexposure to UV radiation causes the degradation of collagen, the most prominent protein in the skin.

With the impact of UV exposure and other environmental factors like smoking and stress, premature aging can occur and reveal fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, skin laxity, and uneven skin tone. The webinar introduction covers more of the science behind each of these processes. Click here to watch the webinar!

Introduction of the Concept of Stackable Treatments:

The webinar goes on to introduce how clinicians can treat signs of photoaging using advanced technologies. This can happen either separately, or through a synergistic effect with combination therapies, also known as stackable treatments. This approach allows the clinician to treat multiple indications at once or be a game-changing approach for those clients that want quicker results more efficiently.

Key Handpieces to Reverse Signs of Photoaging:

SharpLight’s Senior Clinical Specialist Caitlyn Anderson goes into the science behind some of SharpLight’s key handpieces to reverse signs of photoaging, as follows:

SR 580: Powered by Dynamic Pulse ControlTM this handpiece treats several photoaging indications, being especially helpful in treating hyperpigmentation and textural concerns. By acting on the dermal tissue, its ability to promote neocollagenesis is remarkable. It builds up collagen in the skin, treating fine lines and wrinkles, as well as elasticity concerns. It also causes efficient therapeutic injury to pigmentation, being in the 500-nanometer spectrum, treating hyperpigmentation and dullness. This treatment is administered every 3 – 4 weeks and consists of 4 – 6 treatment sessions in a series.

VP Dual: This spot treatment handpiece treats sunspots, Dyschromia, broken capillaries such as those around the nose, and poikiloderma. With a dual range of wavelengths, it can target melanin and hemoglobin at the same time, making it work on both pigmentary and vascular concerns. Its concentrated energy with a 1.5 cm2-sized crystal tip allows it to penetrate the deeper dermal layers and address more concerns.

This treatment can be administered as a stand-alone session, with up to 3 treatment sessions. Each session happens every 2 – 4 weeks.

RF Face: Powered by Radio-frequency technology, this RF Face handpiece generates an electrical current that creates heat and resistance throughout the skin’s layers about 9 millimeters deep; causing instant collagen tightening and promotes neocollagenesis. This treats fine lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin, all while stimulating blood flow, leaving the skin with a radiant glow.

This treatment can be done weekly, with a general series lasting 8 – 12 treatment sessions.

IR: Infrared technology, also known as VermaDermTM addresses the signs of aging such as fine line, wrinkles, and elastosis. It has a similar effect to RF, except it penetrates about 3 – 5 millimeters into the skin, thereby tackling the skin’s more superficial layers. Penetrating the dermis, the residual heat causes thermal damage and stimulates the key wound healing response and neocollagenesis.

Treatments can be administered every 2 to 4 weeks, with a total treatment course over three months.

Q-Switch: This handpiece is used to perform the CC Peel, a highly effective treatment to exfoliate and purge the skin of dirt, debris, and oil buildup. It effectively works to rejuvenate the skin; increasing cellular over and bringing a certain glow to the skin. The improved circulation and stimulated blood flow will lead to healthier-looking skin.

Treatment sessions are administered every 3 – 4 weeks, and the series length depends on the needs of the client, but typically runs 4 – 6 sessions.

ER: YAG 2940 nm Fractional: This fractional resurfacing technology effectively treats fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness. SharpLight’s fractional technology fosters quicker healing by creating small islets of wounds in the skin. To resurface the skin, the 2940 nm laser-tissue interaction will result in the ablation of superficial skin layers with minimal collateral thermal damage. The surrounding intact skin supports the body’s healing and rejuvenation efforts through the wound-healing response and process of neocollagenesis.

Treatments can be administered every 4 – 6 weeks, with With visible results after the first treatment, and up to 6 treatments in a series.

3 Fall Stackable Treatments:

The webinar revealed 3 formulas for stackable treatments that effectively combat a range of photoaging concerns. The Carbon Glow Peel, the Age Defying Facial, and the Elite Facial use multiple technologies to combat pressing concerns of fine lines, skin laxity, dullness, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Click here to learn more or watch the webinar to learn about how to price and promote your stacked treatments.

Q/A session:

Some excellent questions were addressed during this webinar.

One attendee wanted to know how to be able to tell that your client can withstand the heat from stackable treatments. The answer was that it’s recommended that the clinician continuously assess the skin’s response throughout the treatment,and adapt parameters accordingly. The formulas begin with slowly stimulating the skin so that you’re able to keep an eye on the skin’s changing response. If at any point in the treatment combination, you feel the need to give the skin a break, you can do so and then go back to it. You can begin with a less intensive stackable treatment like the Carbon Glow, and then work your way to the Elite Facial once you know the skin can withstand it. Patch tests are always a must.

Another question was on how to know which indications to treat first. This decision is dictated by your client’s main skin concern. If there is a certain indication that they want to be treated more than others, you can begin there, keeping in mind that treating one indication will likely also treat secondary concerns at the same time.

And that’s a wrap!

At SharpLight, we’re thrilled to be offering our clients the technologies and resources they need to bring the best of medical aesthetics to their business and clientele. Our webinar series is dedicated to bringing high-value knowledge that will set your business apart and build our professional excellence. Stay tuned to attend our upcoming webinars and events; we’ll be thrilled to see you there!