Beauty Gets a Tech Uplift

Look for these new technologies to level up the beauty industry in 2021

By Taylor Shillam

With some of the beauty industry’s very best right here in our corner, the Inland Northwest has a firsthand view of this year’s exciting new developments in beauty technology.


The newest tools and technologies are making aesthetic treatments less invasive, more time-efficient and more effective. What’s even better is the opportunity that comes with finding these technologies so close to home.


The ultimate goal of any beauty treatment is, of course, to see results—results that promote greater confidence, enhanced health and the natural glow that comes with it! Here, local beauty experts share technologies they’re most excited about implementing in 2021.


EMSCULPT NEO at Sarah Hamilton FACE

Sarah Hamilton FACE is the home of a new body contouring device, the EMSCULPT NEO. The latest in EMSCULPT technology is FDA-cleared for non-invasive lipolysis, meaning the breakdown of fat—including the deeper visceral fat surrounding the organs. Visceral fat is less obvious to the eye but more ominous in its reputation for raising health concerns for its close proximity to the heart and lungs.


The first of its kind, the innovative EMSCULPT NEO system has the ability to treat both muscle and fat tissue to affect its appearance and toning. This new tool works to strengthen, tone and firm all areas of the body, including abdomen, buttocks, thighs, calves and arms. It works by delivering radio frequency to targeted tissues, allowing it to destroy fat while stimulating muscle.


Sarah Hamilton FACE calls the technology “game-changing” with its ability to provide body-contouring treatment without surgery.


The process stays non-invasive through its efficiency. “By delivering optimal energy in a short period of time, we can give our patients more results and confidence in less time, and for less costs,” the clinic shares.


Treatments with EMSCULPT NEO are performed weekly over the course of four weeks, but the resulting muscle build will continue for up to six months following the treatment—with aesthetic appearance peaking at 90 days.


If you’re interested in treatment with the EMSCULPT NEO, the best place to start is with a consultation. The highly trained providers at Sarah Hamilton FACE can help determine if the treatment is an ideal fit. Generally, ideal candidates will be under 30 BMI, with less than 6 inches of visceral fat.


Located in Liberty Lake, Sarah Hamilton FACE hosts a wide array of beauty treatments for the skin, hair and body. Its owner and namesake, Sarah Hamilton herself boasts 17 years of experience as an “expert injector, national trainer and speaker” for cosmetic injection companies Allergan and Galderma.


Their online store offers a variety of skin-care products including cleansers, brighteners and sunscreens to perfectly complement any technology-based treatment and keep you glowing into the summer! Visit SarahHamiltonFACE.com to learn more.


CoolSculpting Elite with Signature Aesthetics

The CoolSculpting Elite body-contouring technology, offered at Signature Aesthetics in Coeur d’Alene, is designed to target stubborn fat in nine select areas that patients most often name as “trouble zones.”


“It’s not magic, it’s science,” CoolSculpt states of its technology, which works through freezing and killing fat cells.


Newly refined after years of development and research, CoolSculpt Elite has been shown to eliminate up to 20 to 25 percent of treated fat cells with a fine-tuned freezing method that is now more efficient with the use of dual applicators.


CoolSculpting Elite is cleared for the safe treatment of visible bulges in select areas including under the chin and jawline, thighs, abdomen and flank, along with popular zones around the bra line, back and upper arm.


CoolSculpting Elite promises a customized experience for each recipient, with results in as little as one to three months.


Signature Aesthetics’ service list offers additional treatments ranging from pain management to skin rejuvenation. Learn more about their selection of aesthetic services at SignatureAesthetics.com.


Radiofrequency Microneedling at Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa

Adding to their non-surgical treatment menu, Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery & Spa is excited to offer Radiofrequency Microneedling, or RF Microneedling, used to target loose skin, wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars.


Traditional microneedling is a procedure using small needles within a derma roller to prick the skin, with the purpose of generating new collagen and skin tissue for a smoother result. Most often used on the face, it is known to treat large pores, scars, wrinkles and fine lines.


Combining microneedling and radio frequency waves, the RF microneedling procedure is designed to be minimally invasive, reducing downtime for the most effective use of patients’ appointment time. The radio frequency release serves to further break down the skin, enhancing the effects of standard microneedling and clearing the way for smoother, thicker skin to grow.


Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery is owned and operated by Dr. Kate Kuhlman-Wood, voted this year’s Best Plastic Surgeon by the Business Journal of North Idaho. Located on Lakewood Drive, its long service list includes both surgical and non-surgical procedures, injectables, treatments for the skin and hair, and much more. Their full list of services can be found at CdAPlasticSurgery.com.


Take-Home Technology

If you’re ready to implement new beauty technologies at home, new tools like light therapy masks and facial steamers have hit the market to complement your in-studio treatments.


The Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Spectralite™ FaceWare Pro, described as the “three-minute wrinkle-reducing, acne-fighting LED device for the entire face,” is sold online and in Sephora stores.


Designed for skin types of all kinds, the device is an LED mask that offers professional-quality light therapy from your home. The LED lights penetrate deep within the skin to boost collagen production while targeting lines and acne, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while calming redness and inflammation.


Clinical studies showed daily use of the product resulting in 97 percent overall improvement in acne after two weeks, and improvement in skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles after 10 weeks.


The Aira Ionic Face Steamer, praised by top magazines Vanity Fair and Bazaar, is designed to promote a more cleansed, detoxified and hydrated face with consistently less breakouts.


Through promoting circulation, the cleaning steamer releases nano-sized water molecules enriched by an ion generator that helps the steam further deepen into the skin to clean and give users a trip to their “very own personal sauna.” Find it online along with many other new skin-care devices at VanityPlanet.com.


Supported by the latest technology, local beauty clinics offer ample opportunity to treat yourself and enhance your natural glow. This summer, choose your treatment and enjoy every bit of love you give back to your skin and body!



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