Stories from MedEsthetics
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:02
Ariel E. Eber, MD, et al, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, conducted a follow-up to a 2014 study that evaluated 472 sunscreens available at two major U.S. retailers (WalMart and Walgreens) to see if they met the American Academy of Dermatology’s recommendations. Dr. Eber and colleagues found that, in 2017, more sunscreens complied with the AAD’s recommendations than in 2014. The recommendations, which were released following the U.S. FDA’s 2011 standardization of sunscreen labeling, include:
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:57
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business for $190 million in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I. Valeant will use proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:31
Opinions vary on whether pre-treating the skin improves outcomes of ablative laser procedures, but the literature does offer some guidance.By Linda W. LewisThe value of pretreatment skincare protocols for ablative laser procedures has been debated for decades. In 1998, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser Center published the results of a survey and literature review on the effect of pre- and postprocedure skincare protocols in laser skin resurfacing (Dermatologic Surgery, February). The two main reasons postulated for treating the skin before invasive procedures are...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:58
Wendy Roberts, MD, has developed a devoted following by helping her patients maintain and improve their skin health from head to toe.By Shelley Moench-Kelly, MBAWhen Wendy Roberts, MD, applied to Sarah Lawrence College in New York, a career in medicine was far from her mind. “I was going to major in dance,” she says. “I danced for the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Garden State Ballet.”
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:50
Allergan Chairman and CEO Brent Saunders authored a blog post from the CEO on the company’s website in which he shared his concern and discomfort with the growing number of minors undergoing cosmetic enhancement. In the post, he encouraged the medical aesthetics industry to start a dialogue on this topic in an effort to find consensus and provide guidelines for the treatment of minors. Following is Saunder’s post in full:
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:48
Novan Pharmaceutical’s SB204, an investigational once-daily, topical nitric oxide-based monotherapy for the treatment of acne vulgaris, showed superior efficacy to placebo and a high level of safety in a phase 3 pivotal trial focused on adolescent use.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:45
Plastic surgeon Jack Gunter, MD, died on Tuesday, July 11 at the age of 79, in Dallas. He was the founder of the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery, which he ran until retirement in 2014, and was widely recognized as a pioneer in the advancement of rhinoplasty procedures and a champion of the open approach to rhinoplasty.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:17
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:59
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has teamed up with Sun Shield, a company that produces sunscreen dispensers, and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) to provide sunscreen dispensers at pools throughout the five boroughs as part of a free sunscreen pilot program NYC Parks is conducting at its beaches and pools this summer. Visitors can use these free dispensers to apply broad-spectrum, SPF 50 sunscreen during their time at the pools.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:58
A study published in the July 2017 issue Journal of Investigate Dermatology is shedding light on the mechanism of action of a new topical developed to treat acne vulgaris. Olumacostat glasaretil (formerly DRM01) from biopharmaceutical company Dermira was designed to inhibit acetyl coenzyme-A carboxylase (ACC), an enzyme that plays an important role in the synthesis of the lipids that make up sebum.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:55
A new study that compared length of opioid use post-surgery found that longer term use did not improve disability during recovery or patient satisfaction with pain management, suggesting that physicians can reduce opioid intake without sacrificing patient care or comfort. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht in the The Netherlands, and University of Texas at Austin, enrolled 102 adults undergoing open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 07:53
Understanding the key provisions of a laser contract can help you in your purchasing decisions.By Alex R. Thiersch, JDLaser treatments have become a staple of the medical aesthetics industry. More than 2.5 million laser treatments—including laser hair removal, leg vein treatments, and ablative and nonablative skin resurfacing—were performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 statistics.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 14:00
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released the results of its annual Global Aesthetic Survey for 2016. The United States ranks No. 1 for total number of cosmetic procedures performed followed by Brazil, Japan, Italy and Mexico. The top five countries account for 41.4% of cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. Demand for surgical procedures increased 8% from 2015 to 2016 and demand for non-surgical cosmetic enhancement increased 10%. The top five non-surgical treatments in 2016 were:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:58
Peptides can have a beneficial effect on skin health, but typically offer poor transdermal penetration due to their hydrophilic nature. In an effort to improve penetration and cellular uptake, researchers Takahiro Fujimoto, MD, PhD, et al, irradiated the skin of Yucatan micropigs using a CO2 fractional laser at varying energy levels prior to application of a hydrophilic peptide drugs 5-carboxyfluorescein (CF) and fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated ovalbumin (OVA-FITC) encapsulated in liposomes.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:55
Nearly 70% of U.S.-based consumers are considering a cosmetic treatment, according to survey data released today by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures included data gathered through a blind online survey conducted from April 14 – May 1, 2017 with 7,322 responses.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 14:20
Selling skincare products through your practice website can be a good source of revenue and provide a more convenient option for patients.By Karen AppoldTHE INTERNET HAS changed the way people shop. Today, consumers go online to purchase everything from clothes to cars and even movie tickets. If your practice retails skincare products, adding online ordering to your website can expand your audience, build sales, and improve the patient experience by providing a convenient way to browse and purchase products. The key is to determine what you hope to accomplish with your e-commerce site and...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:09
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:36
In an effort to provide guidance to prescribers and encourage further research on the risk of antibiotic resistance in acne treatment, JAMA Dermatology published a clinical evidence synopsis (online June 21, 2017). Brandon L. Adler, MD, et al, reviewed five clinical trials published in 1987-2002 and 2007-2008. They found evidence that the widespread use of bacteriostatic antibiotics (topical erythromycin and clindamycin and oral tetracyclines) may encourage the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of P acnes, via point mutations.