Stories from MedEsthetics
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 15:55
Deck: Chemical peels can address numerous concerns, but achieving optimal outcomes requires an understanding of skin types, peeling agents and appropriate post-peel care.Byline: By Charlotte LoBuonoMain Image: Few treatment modalities have the ability to treat as wide a variety of patients and concerns as chemical peels. Whether an individual wants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, get rid of facial scarring or knock down cystic acne, there is a peeling agent that can help. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ArticlesSkin CareArticle free tagging: chemical...
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 14:55
Deck: All practices benefit from regularly reviewing their procedure pricing. Below are some strategies to get you started.Byline: By Annemarie Mannion Main Image: It’s no surprise—the cost of an elective cosmetic or dermatologic procedure is an important factor for patients as they consider not only who will perform a procedure, but whether they will even have it done. According to a recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), cost is a major deciding factor for 71% of patients. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ...
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 14:45
Deck: Stock the right mix of fillers for your patients' concerns.Byline: By Inga HansenMain Image: With more than 20 dermal fillers currently on the market in the United States and several more in the FDA pipeline, the question for practitioners is no longer, “Are my patients interested in these procedures?” Rather, the question has become, “How many of these fillers do I need to stock, and which ones offer the best results and value for my patients?” Each filler offers its own unique characteristics. But, generally speaking, dermal fillers fall within categories based on...
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 14:07
Deck: Update on triclosan and microbeads.Byline: By Jean WarshawMain Image: In the United States, cosmetics are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). A cosmetic is defined as an article that is “intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body ... for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance.” Traditionally, soap is not considered a cosmetic and therefore is not regulated. However, environmental and health concerns relating to the use of antibacterial...
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 13:51
Deck: Mystery shopping is a valuable tool for enhancing sales and improving patient satisfaction. Here’s what it entails.Byline: By Cheryl WhitmanMain Image: One of the most effective ways to truly understand how patients and prospective patients see your practice is through the eyes of a mystery shopper: someone who will measure and evaluate the overall customer experience at a practice. The ideal mystery shopper is an individual who not only understands how a practice is supposed to work, but also how a typical patient will see the practice during the intake and treatment...
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 13:32
Main Image: Avène offers the limited-edition Revitalizing Hydration Kit just in time for holiday travel.No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsSkin CareArticle free tagging: AveneRevitalizing Hydration Kit
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 13:24
Main Image: The Soprano ICE Multi Package from Alma Lasers uses multiple lasers and technologies to offer fast, painless hair removal for all skin tones. Combining the high-absorption properties of the alexandrite 755nm wavelength with the low maintenance and comfort of a diode laser, the system can effectively treat a wide variety of hair types and colors, including fair or thin hair. Other features include the Speed module, which halves standard treatment time, a Compact applicator for versatility, and the Facial TIP to treat small or difficult areas.No, don't share this with...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:37
Main Image: Skinprint’s Recover Lightening Complex features BioJuv DS and hydroquinone to even skin tone, brighten sun damaged or melasmic skin, and lighten dark spots. Additional ingredients include proline and water lily extract to prevent inflammation that causes hyperpigmentation, plus chromanyl palmitate, phenylalanine and peptides to minimize pigment production. The lightening formula is available with 2% hydroquinone or prescription-only 4% hydroquinone. Contact: 800.234.1308, www.skinprint.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: Skin CareArticle free tagging: ...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:35
Main Image: The Eclipse MicroPen Elite features a stronger motor, longer battery life and the new Turbo Safety Needle for safety and efficiency. Practitioners can stimulate collagen production and improve product penetration with the MicroPen’s adjustable needle depth of up to 2.00mm, 2.4cm spot size and 0.9mm microchannel diameter. Contact: 800.759.6876, www.eclipsemicropen.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: EquipmentArticle free tagging: EclipsemicroneedlingMicroPen Elite
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:34
Main Image: Environ après-CIT was developed to speed healing and enhance the results of noninvasive cosmetic procedures. The water-based serum improves the appearance of skin texture, wrinkles, and lax or crepey skin, so the effects of treatment are visible sooner and more impressive overall. The key ingredients are Matrixyl Synthe 6, Matrixyl 3000 and Trylagen, a triple peptide blend that hydrates, smoothes and firms skin. This complex can be used on the face, body, neck and décolleté. Contact: 508.539.8900, www.dermaconcepts.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: Skin...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:27
Deck: Byline: Main Image: The role of stress in inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea and psoriasis, is gaining increased attention thanks to research from Richard D. Granstein, MD, FAAD, professor and chairman of the department of dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. In a recent conversation with the American Academy of Dermatology, he highlighted what is currently known about the link between stress and inflammation and how this knowledge may affect future treatment. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: Skin CareArticle free...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:26
Deck: Byline: Main Image: Email is a great tool for patient communication and practice marketing, but physicians need to be careful not to alienate their intended audience by flooding their inboxes. In an effort to help practices find a balance between too little communication and too much, Catherine Maley, founder of Cosmetic Image Marketing, offers the following advice: No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: Practice ManagementArticle free tagging: emailstrategies
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:23
Deck: Byline: Main Image: It has been theorized that fat cells harvested from young patients are more viable than those of older patients, but the reality may be more complex, according to a new study published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (August 2014).No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: NewsArticle free tagging: adipocytefat transfer
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:17
Deck: Byline: Main Image: PicoSure, the aesthetic laser from Cynosure—used for tattoo removal, benign pigmented lesions and acne scars—is now FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: EquipmentNewsArticle free tagging: CynosureFDA approvalPicosure
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:15
Deck: Byline: Antioxidant resveratrol may help to prolong the results of acne treatments thanks to its ability to inhibit the growth of Propionibacterium acnes. A study published in Dermatology and Therapy, September 2014, assessed the antimicrobial effects of the resveratrol versus benzoyl peroxide to treat acne vulgaris.No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticle free tagging: acneresveratrolArticles: Skin CareNews
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:13
Deck: Byline: Medical products provider Viscot Medical has acquired OP Marks, founded in 2004 to manufacture patient safety products. Effective October 3, 2014, this acquisition makes Viscot the leading manufacturer of surgical skin markers, medication labels and patient safety products. The company will be run as a division of Viscot, called OP Marks Medical. “The joining of our two firms will strengthen our position in the surgical marketplace and consolidate our efforts to reduce patient safety errors and improve surgical outcomes,” said Gary Pieringer, CEO of Viscot Medical.No,...
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 16:55
Main Image: Ranbaxy Laboratories has launched ABSORICA, an oral isotretinoin for the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne in patients 12 and older. ABSORICA is formulated using Lidose technology, which allows the highly lipophilic isotretinoin to be given with or without food. It is bioequivalent to Accutane under fed conditions, but its fasted AUC0-t is approximately 83% greater than Accutane; therefore, ABSORICA and Accutane are not interchangeable or substitutable. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ArticlesNewsArticle free tagging: ...
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 09:14
Main Image: Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another. The approach could significantly expand the use of hair transplantation to women with hair loss, who tend to have insufficient donor hair, as well as to men in early stages of baldness. The study was published online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (October 21, 2013). read more