Every so often a new technology pops up that changes the way we treat patients. Dr Curran was at an international conference in Paris earlier this year with the great and good of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery when he came across a new device, which changed his whole approach to skin tightening and rejuvenation.


From a dermatologist’s point of view, it was so intuitive in that it combined three cutting edge technologies: radio frequency, dermal needling and fractional treatment. Downtime was only a couple of days and the results were stunning.


Instead of burning the superficial skin, it bypasses the epidermis using radio waves and delivers high energy deep in to the dermis using an insulated micro-needling technique. Spacing between the tiny needles allows the effects to be delivered in a fractional manner sparing healthy tissue to facilitate a rapid healing and regrowth of new tissue.


It was love at first sight. He bought three devices, one for each of his clinics, and has treated hundreds of patients so far. His favourite is tightening neck skin, jowls and eradicating those nasty smokers lines on the upper lip. Our big breakthrough is the ‘Radio-frequency Facelift’, a combination of Thermage and INTRAcel, which is hard to beat.


This really is the ‘Holy Grail’ of Cosmetic Medicine.