What exactly is a Joule? Well, it’s not a Diamond!

Ever heard someone say that a laser is operating at say,  “15 Joules per centimeter squared” and wonder what exactly is being said.

What is a Joule? Does it have anything to do with rubies or diamonds? And where does the term come from?

The answer may surprise you….

What exactly is a joule anyway?James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) was an English physicist. Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work (energy). This led to the theory of conservation of energy (the First Law of Thermodynamics which states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant; energy can be transformed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed).

The Joule, is named after James Prescott Joule. He worked with Lord Kelvin to develop the absolute scale of temperature, made observations on magnetostriction, and found the relationship between the flow of current through a resistance and the rate at which heat dissipates, now called Joule’s Law, (which states that heat produced is  proportional to the square of the current multiplied by the electrical resistance of the wire carrying the current).

One Joule is the work done by applying the force of one Newton over a distance of one meter. It may conversely measure the amount of energy required to produce one watt for one second.

In laser terminology, because a single laser may provide for a number of different laser apertures, (or “spot sizes” of varying hand pieces), energy delivery is often expressed in Joules, or more specifically, “Joules per centimeter squared”, (J/cm²).

We partner with doctors and spas to provide the latest aesthetic technologies and services to an increasingly educated and demanding clientele.

We provide equipment, training and marketing support that will enable you to focus on your clients, free from concerns about the training of your staff and the reliability of your equipment.

Contact us to find out more about the DiamondTome DT2 microdermabrasion machines, Smartxide DOT Fractional CO2 LASER, MedioStar neXT Dual Wavelength Diode Hair Removal LASER, SmoothCool Intense Pulsed Light, (IPL), the ClariFusion ultrasonic cosmeceutical infusion system, the HydroPlus vacuum assisted cosmeceutical infusion upgrade for your DiamondTome system and Livra Dermabrasion, Microchanneling, Hair Regrowth & Stem Cell Therapy

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How to Add Aesthetic & Cosmetic Skin Care to Your Practice

How to Add Aestheitc Skin careIf you are considering adding aesthetic and cosmetic skin care to your practice; here’s some advice from doctors and business professionals who’ve been there:

It is wise to begin your aesthetic skin care practice by offering aesthetic services that are:

1. Popular & proven to be profitable in the real world marketplace, (the most requested services).

2. Low Risk.

3. Effective.

4. Affordable, (not requiring a debt load that could stress your existing practice or business).

According to the most recent Aesthetic Survey*, the top five nonsurgical aesthetic & cosmetic services were:

  • Botulinum Toxin (3,766,148 procedures)
  • Facial Fillers (1,872,172 procedures)
  • Hair Removal (901,571 procedures)
  • Microdermabrasion (479,865 procedures)
  • Photo Rejuvenation (456,613 procedures)

Last year more than $2 billion was spent on non surgical skin rejuvenation.

We have worked with hundreds of physicians, nurses, aestheticians and small business owners to add aesthetic skin care, and have seen the most success when our clients build their practice upon a few proven services that will establish a firm foundation for a skin care practice.

1. Botulinum toxin, (known best by the brand name “Botoxâ„¢”) – With a typical investment of under $3000.00 for training and supplies a medically directed practice can offer one of the most popular aesthetic services. Call or write us to learn about how to get started!

2. Microdermabrasion – Training & Equipment for the DiamondTome DT2 is typically under $15,000.00, and often represents our clients first investment in capital equipment. Microderm is a great, low cost, low risk way to learn the business of aesthetic skin care, and build the revenue and client base to support other services

3. Cosmeceutical Infusion – Topical product infusion (ClariFusion) is a rapidly growing service within aesthetics and is combined with microdermabrasion to enhance results and introduce clients to high quality cosmeceuticals. With an investment under $3000.00, adding cosmeceutical infusion is economical, and will keep your microderm practice on the cutting edge.

4. Facial Fillers – Restylaneâ„¢, Radiesseâ„¢ & Juvedermâ„¢ are some well known facial fillers, and while becoming expert in facial filler injection requires more time and practice than Botox, once the art of injection is mastered, facial fillers are a reliable, and relatively low risk service that aesthetic clients demand. Training for “injectables” is typically under $5000.00, and the cost to bring in product can be less than $2000.00. Call or write us to learn about how to get training in injectables.

5. Hair Removal – Laser hair removal has been one of the most requested services in aesthetics for over a decade now. And because light based systems priced under $60,000.00, like the SmoothCool IPL and the MedioStar neXT have made it safer and faster, hair removal is typically the first light based service our clients add.

6. Photo Facial, (or photo-rejuvenation) – Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photo facial, foto-facial, or photo rejuvenation treatments for sun damage, redness, brown spots and visible blood vessels are also, proven popular services that we recommend our clients add. A high quality IPL system like the SmoothCool typically costs under $70,000.00.

With a foundation of Microderm, Topical Product Infusion, Hair Removal, IPL, Botox & Fillers, any conscientious practitioner can build a successful aesthetic skin care practice.

Call or write us to find out how!

* A.S.A.P.S. annual multi-specialty procedural statistics.

Introductory Discount: DiamondTome DT2 from Altair Instruments

Altair DiamondTome DT2You’ve probably heard how Altair Instruments has revolutionized microdermabrasion… again!

With the introduction of the the DiamondTome DT2 for Crystal Free Microdermabrasion & HydroPlus Product Infusion, Altair Instruments remains the aesthetic industry standard for microderm and wet product infusion.

We at Mountain Coast have been a part of the Altair/DiamondTome family since 2002, and our clients have given us rave reviews over the years about how reliable, predictable, and easy to use DiamondTome is. And now we’re offering a special incentive to our clients who want to upgrade, and new clients who want to add the latest in microderm and infusion technology for Altair Instruments: The DT2!

From now through the first quarter we are discounting the $1,500 training and certification fee, as well as providing FREE shipping and one extra facial wand for FREE to every client who asks about our introductory special.

So contact us right now to learn more, or to order your brand new, state of the art DiamondTome DT2.

The DT2 is part of a complete “Aesthetic Suite” of equipment and training that will give your clinic the ability to offer the most “in demand” skin care treatments in the aesthetic industry.

So call or email today!

And if you’re looking for fractional CO2 resurfacing, or high speed diode hair removal, we offer discounts on the Smartxide DOT and the MedioStar neXT. Call us to find out how much money we can save you, and how much better our training and support is!