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New in My Practice: Devices
By: Michael H. Gold, MD
What is one of the newest devices in your practice, and how long have you had it?
We have been using the vShape™ (Alma) focused radiofrequency workstation for about six months now. It is a next generation of the Accent system that I’ve had in my practice for several years. vShape delivers uniform bipolar radiofrequency energy for skin tightening and body contouring procedures.
What has been your experience thus far?
I have a lot of different devices, including several radiofrequency systems, and each has its benefits. However, I have been extremely pleased with the ease of use and versatility of the vShape. One of the most go-to devices that I’ve had in a long time was the Accent—and now I’m finding the same for the vShape.
What differentiates the device from other RF technologies?
vShape delivers uniform bipolar radiofrequency. One drawback with this technology is that other systems have had to rely on external heat monitoring. vShape has heat sensors integrated into the handpiece, making it a lot more user-friendly.
The vShape is attractive because it combines multiple technologies into one, like the roller and massage handpieces, which assist with contouring and cellulite treatments. Plus, there are no disposables, and that’s an important consideration for me.
How are you using vShape in your practice?
We use vShape for any kind of body contouring or skin tightening procedures, as well as for cellulite control. A lot of other devices do very well, but day in and day out, I turn to the vShape as a reliable, well-built device. I have also found that the system integrated seamlessly into my practice. It is easy to use and program and allows me to delegate the administration of treatment.
Lots of people offer RF. They all have to compete with what I know I can get with the vShape.
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