Research

Papers, Studies, and Clinical Studies

The science behind many of our procedures

Research Bundles

Inovo Medical strives to offer cutting-edge, evidence-based medical procedures, particularly in the field of regenerative medicine. We pride ourselves on offering a personal approach, where we take the time to understand each patient’s unique situation and circumstances. That’s why Dr. Bélanger and his team wish to make each and every patient’s experience a positive and informed one.

To that end, we are happy to provide with the necessary information and resources to help our patients make an informed choice. While benefits vary with every individual and these groundbreaking procedures are still in their infancy, below are links to various studies and research articles around the various treatment options offered at Inovo Medical.

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Cosmetics 

Here are articles pertaining to the Fotona® laser treatments and for the PRP Hair loss treatment. Laser offers a panoply of treatment options, as well as PRP, such as scar removal, skin tightening, tattoo removal, wrinkle reduction, and more.

PRP hair loss treatment

Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia: Indications, Technique, and Potential Benefits
Ferneini EM, Beauvais D, Castiglione C, Ferneini MV.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, April 2017

Outcome of intra­operative injected platelet­rich plasma therapy during follicular unit extraction hair transplant: A prospective randomised study in forty patients
Suruchi Garg
Journal of cutaneous and aesthetic surgery, September 2016

The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Regrowth: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial
Gentile P, Garcovich S, Bielli A, Scioli MG, Orlandi A, Cervelli V.
Stem Cells Translational Medicine, November 2015

Platelet­-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia: Myth or an Effective Tool
Swapna S Khatu, Yuvraj E More, Neeta R Gokhale, Dipali C Chavhan, Nitin Bendsure
Journal of Cutaneous & Aesthetic Surgery, June 2014

Laser Hair Removal

FRAC3® HAIR REMOVAL

Scientific Evaluation of VSP Nd:YAG Lasers for Hair Removal.
Grad L, Sult T, Sult R.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2007. No. 2.

Scanner Optimized Efficacy (SOE) Hair Removal with the VSP Nd:YAG Lasers.
Dr. Lukač M, Grad L, Nemeš K.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, 2007 No. 3.

Epilation with Nd:YAG laser: a brief analysis of the technical application methods, results and pre- and post-treatment procedures.
Cannarozzo G, Bonan P, Campolmi P.
J Cosmetic & Laser Therapy, 2003; 5:189–191.

Laser Facial Care

ACNE & ACNE SCAR REVISION

Comparison of Fractional Er:YAG and Carbon Dioxide Lasers in Resurfacing of Atrophic Scars in Asians.
Manuskiatti W.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.

Combined Use of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG in Acute Cystic Acne Treatments – A Case Study.
Kakas P.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010. No. 1. P. S02.

Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing.
Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM.
Dermatologic Surgery, September 2009.

NON-INVASIVE LASER FACE LIFTING – FOTONA 4D®

Tightening of Facial Skin Using Intraoral 2940 nm Er:YAG SMOOTH Mode.
Gaspar A, Gasti GA. 
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2013, No.2.

CLINICAL BULLETIN: PIANO Mode Nd:YAG Laser Skin Tightening.
Taylor M.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2013, No.2.

Photo-Thermal Hormetic Rejuvenation with 1064 nm Nd:YAG PIANO Pulse Laser.
Marini L, Alexiou A.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012, No.1

SKIN RESURFACING – TWINLIGHT FRACTIONAL REJUVENATION

Photo-Thermal Hormetic Rejuvenation with 1064 nm Nd:YAG PIANO Pulse Laser
Marini L, Alexiou A.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012. No. 1. P.75-79.

Sequential Photothermal 1064 nm Nd:YAG and 2940 nm Er:YAG Fractional Resurfacing and Remodeling vs 2940 nm Resurfacing Alone: a Comparative Histological Study.
Marini L.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1

Laser body contouring

LASER BODY SCULPTING AND SKIN TIGHTENING – TIGHTSCULPTING

Combined Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser treatment for non-invasive body contouring.
Gaspar A. 
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2015. No. 1.

Laser lesion & scar treaments

PIGMENTED LESIONS

Treatment of Nevus of Ota in Fitzpatrick skin type VI with the 1064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser.
Landau JM, Vergilis-Kalner I, Goldberg LH, Geronemus RG, Friedman PM.
Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):65-7

High Fluence, High Beam Quality Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser with Optoflex Delivery System for Treating Benign Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos.
Cencic B, Lukac M, Marincek M, Vizintin Z.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010. No. 1.

Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Therapy of Acquired Bilateral Nevus of Ota-like Macules.
Lee WJ, Han SS, et al.
Ann Dermatol. 2009 August; 21(3): 255–260.

SCAR REVISION

Retrospective analysis of non-ablative scar treatment in dark skin types using the sub-millisecond Nd:YAG 1,064 nm Laser.
Badawi A, Tome MA, Atteya A, Sami N, Morsy IA.
Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):130-6.

Comparison of Fractional Er:YAG and Carbon Dioxide Lasers in Resurfacing of Atrophic Scars in Asians.
Manuskiatti W.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.

Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing.
Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM.
Dermatol Surg. 2009 Sep;35(9):1376-83

VASCULAR LESIONS

Use of Long Pulse Nd:YAG 1064 nm Laser for Treatment of Rosacea Telangiectatica.
Kozarev, J.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.

Laser snoring & sleep apnea treatment

SNORING AND APNEA TREATMENT – NIGHTLASE®

NightLase™ – Laser-Assisted Snoring and Apnea Reduction, 9 Months of Experience (Summary).
Jovanovic J.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.

NightLase™ – a New Laser Treatment Method for the Reduction of Snoring and Sleep Apnea – a Pilot Study (Summary).
Dovsak D., Gabrijelcic J, Vizintin Z.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.

Laser onychomycosis

ClearSteps – Laser Onychomycosis Treatment: Assessment of Efficacy 12 months After Treatment and Beyond.
Jasmina Kozarev, M.D.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011, No.1.

Treatment of Onychomycosis with a Long-Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser.
Wanitphakdeedecha D.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011, No.1.

Novel Laser Therapy in Treatment of Onychomycosis.
Kozarev J, Vižintin Z.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010, No.1.

Sexual Wellbeing

These are clinical research studies for men’s and women’s sexual well-being and gynecology treatments. From vaginal tightening and erectile dysfunction, to penile enlargement and urinary incontinence treatments.

Gynecology

STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE LASER TREATMENT – INCONTILASE®

Minimally invasive, non-ablative Er:YAG laser treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women – a pilot study
Fistonic N, Fistonic I, Findri Gustek S, Sorta Bilajac Turina I, Franic D, Vizintin Z, Kazic M, Hreljac I, Perhavec T, Lukac M.
Lasers in Medical Science, 2016: vol. 31 (4) pp 635-43.

Treatment of female stress urinary incontinence with Erbium-YAG laser in non-ablative mode
Pardo IJ, Sola, VR, Morales AA.
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 204: 2016: 1-4.

Novel minimally invasive laser treatment of urinary incontinence in women
Ogrinc UB, Senčar S, Lenasi H.
Lasers Surg Med., 2015: 47(9): 689-97.

LASER VAGINAL TIGHTENING – INTIMALASE®

Up to 3-year Follow-up of Patients with Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome Participating in Laser Vaginal Tightening
Gaviria J, Korosec B, Fernandez J, Montero G.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, 2016(1).

Laser Vaginal Tightening (LVT) – evaluation of a novel noninvasive laser treatment for vaginal relaxation syndrome
Gaviria J, Lanz J.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012, No. 1, 46-58.

Novel Minimally Invasive VSP Er:YAG Laser Treatments in Gynecology
Vizintin Z, Rivera M, Fistonić I, Saraçoglu F, Guimares P, Gaviria J, Garcia V, Lukac M, Perhavec T, Marini L.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012, No. 1, P. 46-58.

VAGINAL ATROPHY LASER TREATMENT – RENOVALASE®

Efficacy of erbium:YAG laser treatment compared to topical estriol treatment for symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause
Gaspar A, Brandi h, Gomez V, Luque D.
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2016.

Vaginal erbium laser: the second-generation thermotherapy for the genitourinary syndrome of menopause
Gambacciani M, Levancini M, Cervigni M.
Climacteric 2015 Oct;18(5):757-763

Vaginal Erbium Laser: the Second Generation Thermotherapy for the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) in Breast Cancer Survivors. A preliminary report of a pilot study
Gambacciani M, Levancini M. It.
J. Gynaecol. Obstet. 2015, 27: 15-17.

Woman-Shot

Platelets Rich Plasma in Intimate Female Treatment

Neto JB

J Women’s Health Care, 2017, Vol 6(5): 395

Intradermal injection of autologous platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus

Andrew T. Goldstein, MD, Michelle King, MSc, Charles Runels, MD, Meghan Gloth, MD, Richard Pfau, MD

JAAD, 2017, Volume 76, Issue 1, Pages 158–160

A Pilot Study of the Effect of Localized Injections of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction

Charles Runels*, Hugh Melnick, Ernest Debourbon and Lisbeth Roy

J Women’s Health Care, 2014

P-Shot

Safety and feasibility of platelet rich fibrin matrix injections for treatment of common urologic conditions
Ethan L Matz, Amy M Pearlman, and Ryan P Terlecki
Investigate & Clinical Urology, 2017

Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in chronic penile lichen sclerosus: the impact on tissue repair and patient quality of life
Francesco CasabonaIlaria GambelliFederica CasabonaPierluigi SantiGregorio SantoriIlaria Baldelli
International Urology and Nephrology, 2017

265 Combined Treatment of Injecting Platelet Rich Plasma With Vacuum Pump for Penile Enlargement
C.S. Kumar
The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2016

 

Our Approach

Our innovative approach to cosmetic medicine combines a number of medical procedures, many of which are complementary and work synergistically to optimize results and offer the best possible cosmetic outcome.

We view beauty as more than just an outward appearance. It reflects how you feel inside, and in turn affects your confidence, your self-esteem, and your appreciation of life. It also affects your career opportunities, your relationships, and your personal growth.

At INOVO, we offer exceptional medical aesthetic services to improve your skin, and the contours of your face and body, and we treat a variety of skin conditions.

Discover how Inovo Medical’s science can change your life. Discuss it with your doctor today.

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