The rise of robotic surgery as seen in AMP Issue 11

A TIDAL WAVE OF REVOLUTIONARY ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGIES IS IMMINENT AIMING TO DELIVER SURGERY THAT IS MORE EFFECTIVE, LESS INVASIVE AND EASIER ON BOTH SURGEONS AND PATIENTS. WORDS BY DAVID HICKIE.

Within five years, one in three US surgeries – more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms,’ reports leading American business magazine Fortune.

Similarly, an RBC Capital Markets survey found US surgeons expect about 35% of operations will involve robots in five years, up from 15% today.

To date the field of ‘minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery’ has been dominated by US Nasdaq-listed pioneer Intuitive Surgical. It has more than 4,000 of its da Vinci Surgical System machines in hospitals worldwide and boasts on its website that ‘every 60 seconds, somewhere…

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Non-invasive body contouring using multiple devices for different body types

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Davin Lim discusses his experience and results using a variety of body contouring devices.

Non-invasive body contouring has seen an increased popularity in Australia over the past few years. The trend is increasing, with an increasing number of procedures performed and devices available in the Australian market. In my opinion, no one single device will give the best results; rather, finding the correct device for the patient’s body type will give optimal outcomes.

As a dermatologist who only concentrates on procedural dermatology, I visit the United States annually to see the growing trends as well as devices which usually preclude the Australian aesthetic market. I was one of the early pioneers who adopted cryolipolysis. Over the past seven years, the non-invasive body contouring scene has expanded vastly to involve other cryolipolysis devices, radiofrequency energy devices, and even lasers to help decrease unwanted fat and contour body areas.

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Etherea MX – Universal light system: ALL IN ONE – ALL YOU NEED

THE NEXT GENERATION OF LASER AND LIGHT-BASED PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY OFFERS MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS IN ONE SYSTEM.

ETHEREA-MX® condenses all of the knowledge and expertise progressively developed in the laser market for healthcare and wellbeing into a single platform. ETHEREA-MX® provides doctors with the utmost reliability, durability and flexibility.

Exclusively distributed by Cryomed in Australia and New Zealand, ETHEREA-MX® is the ultimate IPL solution for your laser and light-practice. It features five different technologies, offering a wide variety of treatment solutions including acne scars, photorejuvenation, fractional resurfacing, non-ablative fractional rejuvenation, tattoo and pigmented lesion removal, deep and superficial vascular lesion treatment, acne and melasma treatment, skin tightening and hair removal.

“I’ve been using the Etherea MX for over a year and I have found it particularly effective for skin rejuvenation, treating pigmentation…

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Tech Neck SOS – Ultraformer III as seen in Clinical Aesthetics

No sooner do we find comprehensive solutions to address the telltale signs of ageing such as facial sagging and wrinkles and Turkey Neck, we find whole new ways to look older at younger ages than ever before. By Jenni Gilbert.

Looking down at a smartphone an average 150 times a day and other screen-related postures and expressions adopted when gazing at other e-devices for hours a day are causing conditions that dermatologists have coined Tech Neck and Phone Face, a new form of premature ageing of the features and skin.

In its Beauty Futures Report, leading UK trend forecaster The Future Laboratory has identified some insidious new trends that are ageing our appearances at a faster rate than ever – but at the same time are creating lucrative new opportunities for medi-aesthetics practitioners.

“The problem of wrinkles and sagging of the jowls….

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