Stories from MedEsthetics
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 17:08
Injection-related complications occur among even the most well-trained providers; recognizing the warning signs is key to preventing long-term damage.By Laura BelizThe 2015 International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Global Procedural Survey revealed that botulinum toxin injections and hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are the two most popular nonsurgical procedures, with about 4.6 million toxin and 2.8 million filler treatments performed worldwide. The survey results also showed that HA filler popularity is on the rise, as that number represents a 6.5% increase over the...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 17:00
New links between rosacea and systemic illnesses highlight the importance of medical histories and underscore the need for healthy skepticism.By Inga HansenIn recent years, researchers have hypothesized that patients with rosacea may be at higher risk for systemic vascular concerns, such as coronary artery disease, as well as neurological disorders, including depression and anxiety. Most recently, a study in JAMA Neurology (May 2016), questioned whether the increased activity of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) seen in patients with rosacea may offer a clue for the treatment of Parkinson’s...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 16:55
Microneedling is experiencing a huge resurgence as a more affordable alternative to laser resurfacing.By Linda W. Lewis“The Next Big Thing.” “2016’s Trending Skincare Treatment.” “Our New Favorite Skincare Procedure.” Even if you didn’t see these headlines, you have likely experienced an increase in patients asking about microneedling. Although the procedure has been around for decades, it has recently become a media darling.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 16:46
The key to natural-looking lip augmentation lies in understanding facial anatomy and patient expectations.By Stephanie KramerLip augmentation is one of the few aesthetic concerns that bridges all age groups. Young patients often come to practices seeking larger, more lustrous lips; while aging patients are dismayed at loss of definition and the appearance of perioral lines and wrinkles. In order to create the aesthetic outcomes these patients seek, one must gain an understanding of their desired outcomes and step back to examine the entire lower face.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 16:36
A new PRP injection technique may improve outcomes for patients with androgenic alopecia.By Jeffrey A. Rapaport, MDAndrogenic alopecia (AA) is one of the most prevalent aesthetic concerns, affecting an estimated 30% of men over the age of 40. Building on the potential promise of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to reduce hair loss, I have developed a new technique that involves injecting a bolus of PRP into the subcutis to reverse the effects of AA. The technique—which I refer to as Rapaport Subdermal Depo PRP Injection—has become one of my favorite and most gratifying cosmetic procedures, as I see...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 16:12
Creating an effective and legally enforceable social media policy for employees.By Paul EdwardsWho would you rather have working at your practice or medspa—an employee who is always sneaking onto Facebook between patients or one who uses their downtime productively? How about someone who uses Twitter to blast complaints about their team members out to the public versus an employee who brings concerns to you directly?
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 16:02
Offering photodynamic therapy for skin rejuvenation.By Inga HansenPhotodynamic therapy (PDT), the practice of irradiating a photosensitizing agent to damage cells, has a broad—and growing—range of indications. In dermatology, PDT is used to target precancerous and cancerous lesions, reduce the redness of rosacea, and destroy P. acnes bacteria and the sebaceous glands to clear acneic skin. In aesthetic medicine, PDT is also being used as a skin rejuvenation treatment.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:50
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which relies heavily on the results from clinical trials, is encouraging more patients to participate in trials—particularly people of all ages, races, ethnic groups and genders—as it will give the Administration a more clear picture of a product’s risks and benefits. The FDA notes that there can be significant differences in how diverse populations respond to medical products, and that information can be added to the label to help doctors and patients make treatment decisions.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:41
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has entered into an agreement to sell its CeraVe, AcneFree and AMBI skincare brands to L’Oréal for $1.3 billion in cash. The CeraVe brand portfolio offers a range of skin care, including cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, healing ointments and a dedicated baby line; the AcneFree portfolio offers over-the-counter cleansers and acne treatments; and the AMBI brand portfolio features a range of products formulated for the needs of multicultural consumers that includes creams, cleansers and moisturizers in the face and body category.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:34
Swiss pharmaceutical company Piqur Therapeutics and French pharmaceutical group Pierre Fabre have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of Piqur’s lead compound PQR309, a PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, in dermato-oncology. Piqur and Pierre Fabre’s R&D teams will work together on the evaluation and development of dermatological formulations of PQR309 across multiple therapeutic indications.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:29
Main Image: The physician-strength ProSystem Retinol Peel from NeoStrata contains 3% retinol plus the company’s Retinol Boosting Complex. The peel exfoliates skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps reduce acne, improves skin laxity, and promotes a brighter, more even complexion. The in-office treatment contains a blend of key actives that complement the retinol: NeoCitriate and Aminofil, which smooth fine lines and wrinkles; skin-calming bisabolol, derived from chamomile; and vitamin E for an antioxidant boost.No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:27
Main Image: The EndyMed Contour handpiece is FDA cleared for temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite and temporary improvement of local blood circulation, allowing for faster cell metabolism and fat elimination. It combines 3DEEP radiofrequency with an electronically controlled modulated vacuum (ECMV), modulated massage function, precise digital controls and real-time temperature tissue impedance monitoring to safely contour and tighten. Contact: 855.363.9633, www.endymed.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:22
Main Image: EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 is a 100% physical sunscreen in a tinted, moisturizing base. The formula includes antioxidant ascorbyl palmitate to defend against free radicals, humectant sodium hyaluronate to attract and retain moisture, and zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for sun protection. It has a universal tint for all skin types and is gentle enough for sensitive, postprocedure skin. Contact: 800.633.8872, www.eltamd.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin careEltaMDsun protection
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:20
Main Image: The Lee Aspirator is a patent-pending safety device that snaps onto cosmetic injectable syringes, allowing providers to aspirate the syringe with one hand during dermal filler injections. The customized Thumb Ring lets you pull back on the plunger with minimal movement, and the Finger Clip prevents your fingers from sliding during aspiration. The reusable aspirator fits all Juvéderm syringes and is being designed to fit the new Restylane syringe. Contact: 800.231.7762, www.air-tite.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: Lee...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:18
Main Image: NEOCUTIS PREVedem Bruise Minimizing Serum helps diminish bruising and puffiness, and strengthens skin before and after cosmetic procedures. Patent-pending Hamamelis Virginiana Extract provides antioxidant support to help prepare skin for stress caused by procedures, a blend of polyphenols and essential nutrients nourish and prime skin to resist the appearance of bruising, and glycerin hydrates and soothes. Recommended use is twice daily for two weeks prior to aesthetic treatments—including injections, lasers, dermabrasion and peels—and continued application for one week...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:06
Main Image: Collagen 360 Intensive Cream from mesoestetic stimulates fibroblasts to help skin produce new collagen. Enriched marine collagen strengthens the dermal matrix to prevent degradation and smooth wrinkles; retinol evens skin tone and promotes cellular turnover; and ascorbic acid supports the extracellular matrix and provides antioxidant benefits. Contact: 818.432.9500, www.mesoesteticusa.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin caremesoestetic
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:01
Main Image: Environ’s Youth EssentiA Range is an antiaging skincare regimen that combines vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to create healthier, younger-looking skin. The line includes: Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion that removes makeup and impurities; moisturizing and antiaging Vita-Peptide Toner; fast-absorbing Vita-Peptide Eye Gel, which improves skin tone and elasticity; Antioxidant Defense Crème to hydrate and fight free radicals; and Vita Peptide C-Quence Serum, available in four levels of increasing concentrations of vitamins A, C and E.No, don't share this with...
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:02
Practitioners should be aware that electric microneedling device length settings do not always correspond to actual depth of penetration. For “Micro-Needling Depth Penetration, Presence of Pigment Particles, and Fluorescein-Stained Platelets: Clinical Usage for Aesthetic Concerns” (Aesthetic Surgery Journal, January 2017), Gordon H. Sasaki, MD, used excised, microneedled pre-auricular skin to determine actual depths of tissue penetration with six needle lengths.