Stories from MedEsthetics
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 13:13
A recent study by Jani AJ Van Loghem, MD, et al, of The Netherlands, found that needle aspiration alone is an inadequate safety measure to prevent inadvertent intravascular injection with soft tissue fillers (STFs).
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 13:11
Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, a Boston-based dermatologist, is the new president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Ted Rosen, MD, FAAD is the new vice president. Each will serve a one-year term. Dr. Olbricht is an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and chief of dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She previously served the AAD as secretary-treasurer, assistant secretary-treasurer and a member of its board of directors.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 13:09
Two courses at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology, held last week in San Diego, California, addressed the growing concern of physician burnout. A panel of dermatologists discussed the impact of burnout on providers during the session, “Bureaucracy, Compliance, and Burnout: What it Means to Dermatologists.” Much of the discussion centered on the impact that online reviews can have on the physician’s psyche. With Yelp and social media, consumers are quick to hit “send” on scathing reviews. Unfortunately, physicians are prohibited by HIPAA rules from responding.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 13:03
Creating a multi-channel online marketing presence.By Inga HansenIn the past decade, marketing and advertising efforts have moved online to capture consumers where they shop, get informed and spend most of their time. “Things have evolved over the past 10 to 15 years from traditional face-to-face marketing, sending cards and making phone calls to almost exclusively digital marketing,” says Timothy Katzen, MD, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California.“We still send out the occasional card, but the majority of our communication is digital.”
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:01
Physicians in Singapore were able to reverse ischemic skin necrosis caused by intra-arterial filler injection by using a high-dose pulsed regimen with hyaluronidase. In the case study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open (February 2018), a 50-year-old woman received treatment with a hyaluronic acid filler to both sides of her face.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:31
Dermatologist Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, has been named the next editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Elston, the journal’s current deputy editor, will step into his new role in July 2018, succeeding dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, who has served as editor for the past 10 years.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:29
Fort Worth, Texas-based plastic surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby has been appointed chief of plastic surgery at Harris Methodist Hospital, the main facility of the Texas Health Fort Worth medical care system. Dr. Kirby is owner of Kirby Plastic Surgery and a five-time Fort Worth Magazine Top Doctor. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Kirby earned her medical degree at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and received her aesthetic and plastic surgery training at the University of Kentucky.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:26
Jacob Chacko, MD, has joined the Bonti board of directors. Bonti is a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company currently developing a new neurotoxin. Dr. Chacko has served as chief financial officer of Ignyta since May 2014. He is succeeding David Ramsay, who has been a board member since 2015 and is making a planned transition to chief financial officer of Bonti.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:12
A randomized, placebo-controlled study from the University of Cairo in Egypt found that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections improved hair density and thickness in women with female pattern baldness. Abeer Attia Tawfik, MD, PhD, and Mai Abdel Raouf Osman, MD, PhD, enrolled 30 female patients diagnosed with female pattern hair loss (ages ranged from 20 to 45 years), who had not received topical or systemic treatments for hair loss in the previous three months.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:10
A study comparing three methods of adipose tissue preparation—cotton pad filtration, centrifugation and sedimentation techniques—for autologous fat grafting for facial asymmetry revealed a statistically higher percentage of volume maintenance with cotton pad filtration one year after implantation.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:07
Obagi Medical has launched a new line developed in partnership with Suzan Obagi, MD, associate professor of dermatology and plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The SUZANOBAGIMD line includes seven products—Foaming Cleanser, Balancing Toner, Acne Cleansing Wipes, Cleansing Wipes, Soothing Complex Broad Spectrum SPF 25, Intensive Daily Repair (IDR) and Retivance Skin Rejuvenating Complex—formulated to cleanse dirt and other impurities while defending against UV rays and rejuvenating the skin.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:05
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aclaris Therapeutics’ ESKATA (hydrogen peroxide) topical solution, 40% for the treatment of raised seborrheic keratoses (SKs). The proprietary, high-concentration hydrogen peroxide-based topical solution is applied directly to the raised SKs by a healthcare provider using a pen-like applicator. The approval was based on two pivotal Phase 3 trials that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of ESKATA for the treatment of raised SKs.
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 14:06
Main Image: Alastin Restorative Neck Complex with TriHex Technology was specifically formulated to smooth and firm crepey skin on the neck and décolleté, while reducing discoloration due to photoaging. The silky formulation features a blend of peptides and antioxidants as well as the company’s TriHex Technology, which maximizes the skin’s natural ability to repair itself and produce new collagen and elastin, and helps to rebuild and recycle the skin’s extracellular matrix by clearing out byproducts of UV exposure and pollution.No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ...
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:45
Multiple sessions with a picosecond 755nm alexandrite laser significantly reduced infraorbital hyperpigmentation, while a single-session dual-wavelength 532nm and 1,064nm picosecond laser treatment offered no significant improvement, according to a study published in the January 2018 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:43
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) released the results of its annual survey on cosmetic procedures. AAFPRS members are seeing an increase in visits from patients who want to look better in their “selfies.” Fifty-five percent of respondents received this request in 2017, up from 13 percent in 2016.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:40
Alexander Sobel, MD, of Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery in Bellevue, Washington, is the new president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS). Dr. Sobel is a triple board certified surgeon (general cosmetic surgery, cosmetic facial surgery and otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery). He is the former president of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and has served the ABCS board as vice president, trustee, and fellowship director.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:38
Seven strategies to create a memorable patient experience.By Cheryl WhitmanExcellent customer service is the cornerstone of small business success. In the medical aesthetics industry, this extends beyond delivering the results or products that were promised and deftly handling complaints. Cosmetic patients also expect a positive and memorable experience with your practice. Here are six ways that you and your team can deliver an experience that meets or exceeds expectations.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:27
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial from the United Kingdom revealed that, unlike topical application, oral ingestion of green tea does not provide protection against ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Mark D. Farrar, PhD, et al, followed 50 subjects (13 male and 37 female; 18-65 years of age; Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I and II) who took 1,080 mg green tea catechins (GTC), which is the equivalent to 5 cups of tea/day, with 100 mg vitamin C (n = 25) or placebo maltodextrin (n = 25) daily for 12 weeks.