Stories from MedEsthetics
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 16:08
Micro-resurfacing may be a better term for the wide variety of noninvasive physical exfoliation treatments now available.By Linda W. LewisDeveloped in Italy in 1985, the first microdermabrasion machine blasted the epidermis with aluminum oxide crystals to remove the outermost layer of dead cells and then vacuumed away the debris to reveal fresh, glowing skin. While the results are much the same today, the process now involves a dizzying array of micro-exfoliation choices. In addition to aluminum oxide, microdermabrasion machines now spray sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and magnesium...
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:53
Providing staff with both initial and ongoing training opportunities is key to practice success. By Shelley Moench-Kelly, MBAAssembling a cohesive, skilled staff is one of the greatest challenges of practice ownership. In order to thrive, a facility needs a dedicated team of employees who can work cooperatively to provide the best patient care. While hiring right is a powerful first step, no staff member can maintain—or improve—their skills and motivation without initial and ongoing training that reflects the unique culture of a practice.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:45
Reducing the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation following skin resurfacing treatments. By Karen AppoldPost-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is one of the most common adverse events seen in patients who undergo laser or chemical peel resurfacing. The cutaneous inflammation caused by the heat and/or epidermal injury leads to an overproduction of melanin. Providers can reduce the risk of PIH by recognizing high-risk patients and prescribing comprehensive pre- and postprocedure skincare regimens.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:35
Stanley Okoro, MD, fields more than 700 prospective patient inquiries each month.By Krista M. ThomasMaking a prospective patient feel special may seem simple enough, but accomplishing that when they are one of hundreds that reach out to you each month can be a bit more challenging. Front desk training is crucial to managing such a large amount of traffic—something Stanley Okoro, MD, of Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta has learned firsthand.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:30
Practitioners must take care to protect patient privacy when interacting on social media.By Alex ThierschLike millions of other businesses, medical aesthetic practices and medspas often use social media channels—such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram—to increase brand awareness, promote new services, and strengthen the bond between providers and patrons. Unlike other service- and product-based businesses, medical practices and medspas are bound by patient privacy regulations set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). And it is shockingly easy for a...
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:22
How to foster and maintain a healthy aesthetic practice.By Francis AcunzoDuring consultations, one of a physician’s core obligations is to assess the health of their patients. Pre-existing conditions, age, skin type and skin health are all factors that must be considered in order to determine the safest and most effective treatment protocols for each individual patient. It is equally important for practice owners and managers to take some time to assess their business’ organizational health.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:13
Main Image: Syneron-Candela’s UltraShape Power was recently cleared by the FDA for the noninvasive reduction of abdominal circumference via fat cell destruction. It uses focused, pulsed mechanical ultrasound energy to target and destroy fat, applied to the skin in a proprietary pulse structure to ensure effective fat destruction with no damage to surrounding tissue. The device features a lighter USculpt transducer that allows for improved maneuverability and customized treatment of large and small fat pockets. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging...
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:11
Main Image: GMC Medical Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 60 is formulated with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for daily protection against UV rays. The fragrance-free mineral sunscreen is water resistant for 40 minutes and suitable for sensitive skin. Contact: 844.789.1802, www.gmcmedicalskincare.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin careGMC MedicalSPF
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:09
Main Image: Jane Iredale’s Fashion Forward Fall 2016 collection features bold, natural shades for eyes, brows and lips. The line includes blendable Smooth Affair For Eyes eyeshadows in six sheer hues, a precise Retractable Brow Pencil with built-in spoolie to define brows, and Puremoist Lipstick in Cindy, a classic red. Contact: 844.350.1610, www.janeiredale.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin careJane Iredalemakeup
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:10
In an article published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (October 2016), researchers sought to evaluate the effectiveness of visible light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with specific wavelengths for skin photorejuvenation in vitro and in vivo.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:05
Debra Johnson, MD, a private practice plastic surgeon based in Sacramento, California, has been named president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In addition, Paul S. Cederna, MD, chief of the section of plastic surgery, professor in the department of surgery, and professor in the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, was elected president of the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF). Both took office at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Los Angeles and will serve for one year.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:02
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), continuing its effort to promote education and diversity in dermatology, is now accepting applications for research grants and mentorship opportunities.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:00
Easyfairs UK & Global, part of the Artexis Easyfairs group, has announced its acquisition of the Clinical Cosmetic & Reconstructive (CCR) Expo from Wimbledon-based Nineteen Events. CCR Expo has grown exponentially since its launch in 2013, with over 5,000 practitioners and 200 suppliers attending, and support from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG).
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:39
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:51
In “Advancements and Refinements in Facial Neuromodulators,” an article published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (October 2016), Reza Kordestani, MD, Kevin H. Small, MD, and Rod J. Rohrich, MD, discuss the popularity of neuromodulators for facial rejuvenation and present key steps for the treatment of facial rhytides.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:47
Novan has announced that the last patient has been randomized in its two identically designed Phase 3 pivotal clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical nitric oxide-releasing product candidate SB204 gel for the treatment of acne vulgaris. More than 2,600 subjects have been enrolled ahead of schedule, and Novan expects to report top-line results in the first quarter of 2017. The company’s Phase 3 program includes three studies:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:45
Allergan has announced that it’s received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive breast implants for women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery. The implants combine a high gel fill ratio and Allergan’s highly cohesive gel for customized results, and are available with both smooth and BIOCELL textured surfaces.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:43
Jodi Nightingale has been appointed director of training and education for Revision Skincare. She is a licensed esthetician with more than 15 years of medical and professional experience in sales, and training and education in the aesthetic industry. In this new position, Nightingale’s primary focus will be to create and develop a comprehensive internal sales training program for new hires; manage continuing education and development for the existing sales team; and offer training and education support to the customer service team and existing accounts.