Stories from MedEsthetics
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 08:30
Celebrity makeup artist and best-selling author Michelle Phillips will be the keynote speaker at Face & Body Midwest. The discussion, titled “Purpose + Passion= Beauty,” will center on the topic of first impressions, self-confidence and how both dynamics impact the beauty industry.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 09:21
A study published online September 23, 2016, in the British Journal of Dermatology suggests that oral supplementation with lutein and lycopene offers protection from UV radiation at the molecular level.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 09:14
Endo International’s Phase 2b study of injectable collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH, XIAFLEX) for the treatment of edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (EFP), commonly known as cellulite, yielded positive results. CCH is currently approved in the U.S. for adult Dupuytren’s contracture and Peyronie’s disease.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 09:02
Spencer A. Brown, PhD, director of surgical research at Cooper University in Camden, New Jersey, presented the latest results from his research on the characterization of HydraSolve lipoaspirate (fat) during the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) San Diego 2016 conference. HydraSolve is a liposuction device from Andrew Technologies that uses the company’s proprietary Tissue Liquefaction Technology (TLT), which combines natural saline solution with low levels of temperature and pressure to liquefy only targeted fat tissue.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 08:59
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has selected ContextMedia:Health—a developer of healthcare technologies—as an Affinity Partner. The partnership makes ContextMedia:Health’s suite of digital technology available to U.S.-based AAD members at no cost, with the goal of delivering important decision-enhancement technologies, educational content and intelligence to patients and dermatologists for use before and during consultations.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:36
Monica L. Halem, MD, FAAD’s surgical background and personal experiences help guide her patient care.By Laura BelizFrom a young age, Monica L. Halem, MD, FAAD, knew she wanted to go into medicine. She worked summers for her father, who was a dentist. “He wanted me to be a dentist too, and he was going to call the business ‘Dr. Halem and Father,’” she laughs. “I decided at a certain point that I didn’t want to be a dentist, but I did want to become a doctor.”
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 13:25
Achieving optimal outcomes with fractional ablative lasers.By Karen AppoldFractional laser delivery has expanded the option of ablative laser resurfacing to a much broader base of patients. Providers can prescribe treatments based on specific concerns, skin types and even individual downtime requirements. But in order to achieve the safest and most effective treatments, you need to know your individual devices well and keep a close eye on both clinical endpoints and patient selection. “Perform a physical exam to make sure the patient is healthy and doesn’t have any conditions that would...
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 13:12
Today’s hydrating topicals go far beyond the old one, two, three: occlusives, humectants and emollients.By Linda W. LewisDry Skin is an inevitable part of aging. “Clinical studies have shown that the level of the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) drops with age, leading to dry, flaky skin and a compromised barrier,” says Peter Konish, senior director of innovation and product development at skincare provider NeoStrata. And as scientists have learned more about the true nature of the stratum corneum, it has become increasingly clear that proper hydration is essential for maintaining the...
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:59
A new study suggests that professional hair removal services may help protect consumers.By Inga HansenMen’s skincare regimens often focus heavily on the daily routine of shaving, but are you also speaking with your female clients and patients about how to shave safely at home? According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (online September 5, 2016), the incidence of hair removal-associated injuries seen in U.S.-based emergency departments increased nearly nine-fold between 1991 and 2014. More than 60% of the injuries occurred at home.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:54
The tools you need to increase patient engagement and outreach may already be part of your practice.By Inga HansenAesthetic medicine has long been on the forefront of patient engagement—a concept now being embraced by the wider healthcare community. For years, medspas and cosmetic practices have used monthly newsletters, appointment reminders, follow-up thank you notes and social media to engage both existing and prospective patients—and software developers have taken note. Electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) systems now include a variety of tools to help you track...
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:52
Some medical boards are working to protect physicians who offer alternative therapies from federal scrutiny, but risks remain.By Allyson AvilaAccording to a 2002 study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than one-third of Americans have sought out some form of alternative medicine. In the medical aesthetics arena, some patients are using bioidentical hormones, human growth hormones, dietary supplements and intravenous infusions—among other nontraditional approaches—in an effort to reverse the aging process.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:42
In a study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (November 2016), David J. Goldberg, MD, and Erin Courtney, RN, evaluated the safety and efficacy of hair removal with an 810nm novel scanning diode laser for up to six months after the last treatment.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:36
Syneron-Candela has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Profound device when using the SubQ handpiece and cartridge to improve the appearance of cellulite in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, as supported by long term data (six months).
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:33
ALASTIN Skincare’s Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology received the award for Most Innovative Product in the first annual 2016 MyFaceMyBody Aesthetic Awards U.S. event.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:29
Main Image: RetiSilc Body Triple Action Renewal Serum from Young Pharmaceuticals contains Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR), a gentle vitamin A ester that improves the appearance of skin with less irritation than traditional retinoids. The formula also includes antioxidant vitamins C and E combined with ferulic acid ester and barrier lipids to protect the skin and minimize signs of aging. Contact: 800.874.9686, www.youngpharm.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin careYoung Pharmaceuticals
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:27
Main Image: Skinprint’s Fresh Face Smoothing & Tightening Mud Mask contains natural maris limus mud, which absorbs oil, reduces pore size and removes impurities from the skin. An additional mixture of active, granule-free colloidal salts exfoliates, softens and smooths skin texture for improved clarity; and natural organic matter brightens and tightens. Contact: 800.234.1308, www.skinprint.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin careSkinPrint
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:26
Main Image: BiON Research Skincare’s Pure Hydration is a hyaluronic acid serum that draws and locks in moisture to hydrate the skin beneath the surface. The moisturizer helps to plump and tighten lax skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The cream- and oil-free formula is especially suitable for oily, acne-prone skin. Contact: 877.715.2466, www.bionresearch.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin careBiON Research
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:24
Main Image: Avalanche Anti-Aging Peptide Lotion from Freeze 24-7 is formulated to protect, firm and smooth the skin, as well as improve tone and texture. Peptides stimulate collagen production; a soybean and ceramide blend moisturizes; algae and green coffee extracts calm and firm the skin; and Lipogard with CoQ10 provides antioxidant protection. Contact: 866.849.1013, www.freeze247.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: Freeze 24-7skin care