The February Meeting will be held at the Montgomery Inn’s original location at 9440 Montgomery Rd on February 21st, 2017.
The schedule for the night will include:
5-6pm: Social Hour; 6-7pm: Dinner; 7-8pm: Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Ziqi Wu, Winner of the 2017 Speaker of the Year Award for the Michigan SCC Chapter
Topic: Energy-based Beauty Devices for Skin Tightening
Chronical exposure to the sun or harsh environment causes skin damages, leading to skin aging such as wrinkled appearances and sagging. For decades, surgery has been the most effective procedure and the golden standard of tightening and resurfacing the skin. Wouldn’t it be great to perform a surgery without incision? As technology evolves, various energy-based aesthetic devices start emerging on marketplace. From the early adoption of lasers, to the most recent light-emitting diode (LED), radiofrequency (RF), microwave, and focused ultrasound technologies, they demonstrated moderate to mild outcomes on tightening lax skin either minimally-invasively or non-invasively; meanwhile these technologies significantly reduce costs, post procedural downtime, and discomfort level for the consumers. Numerous means exist when delivering the energy, and they can be further categorized into ablative and non-ablative techniques depending on the mechanisms of action with each has its own advantages and limitations. The presentation will dive into different energy-based beauty devices for skin tightening application.
Ziqi Wu is a senior electrical engineer in R&D Durable Product Development at Amway, Ada, MI. He received the B.S.E. in electrical engineering and acoustics from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in 2009, and his Ph.D degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2013. His graduate work focused on treating atrial fibrillation using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology. Over the past four years, he’s been doing research and development on a home used face and neck beauty device based on focused ultrasound technology at Amway where he published several conference papers and patents.