Stories from Surgical Aesthetics
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:26
A split-scar study from China revealed that botulinum toxin injections produce narrower, flatter surgical scars when compared to placebo. Between June 2015 and October 2015, Li Hu, PhD, MD, et al, randomly injected botulinum toxin type A into one side of a postoperative scar of 16 consecutive patients undergoing facial surgery. The other side of the scar was injected with 0.9 percent saline.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:24
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is changing its terminology of the hair transplantation method known as FUE from Follicular Unit Extraction to Follicular Unit Excision in an effort to clarify the surgical aspect of the procedure.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:21
ALASTIN Skincare, has appointed Ann Rhoads and Elisabeth Sandoval to the company's Board of Directors. Rhoads is a healthcare finance executive with more than 25 years of experience. Sandoval currently serves as chief commercial officer for Alder Biopharmaceuticals, and previously was chief commercial officer at Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, and VP of global strategic marketing at Allergan.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:15
Pre-employment personality testing can help you match the right candidate to the job.By Cheryl WhitmanYour practice is growing and you are hiring. But as you peruse the stack of resumes, how can you know who is actually a good fit for the job? An introverted, unfriendly receptionist; an anxious, easily stressed-out office manager; or a dishonest bookkeeper will be unsatisfactory matches with the basics of their positions. They aren’t likely to excel—or to stick around very long. And in the meantime, they can create pandemonium in your practice.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:03
A systematic review of suture lifts for facial rejuvenation revealed that there remains little evidence in the medical literature to support their efficacy and durability. Authors Berend Van der Lei, MD, PhD, of the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, et al, performed a follow-up to a review article published by Villa, et al, which appeared in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (March 2008).
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:01
A new neurotoxin may soon be heading to the United States. Pharmaceutical company Mylan has entered into a global collaboration and license agreement with Revance Therapeutics for the development and commercialization of a biosimilar to Allergan’s BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA).
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:58
On March 7, the American Skin Association (ASA) announced the funding of 13 new research grants for 2018. The ASA awards research grants each year to established investigators studying melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and skin diseases. The 2018 recipients include: Carolyn Lee, MD, PhD, Stanford University ASA Milstein Research Scholar Award in Melanoma/Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer for “Non-Coding Driver Mutations in High-Risk Skin Cancer”
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 08:57
Employer requirements under family medical leave lawsAllyson AvilaSuppose your front office manager asked for a leave of absence to care for an ailing family member. Do you know his rights and your obligations? For example, “How much time off are you required to offer for family medical leave and maternity/paternity leave? Must you pay the employee during leave? And in what situations (if any) can leave be extended?”
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:32
One size does not fit all when it comes to long-term hair removal.Heather LarsonThe desire to remove excess hair has been part of the human condition as far back as 30,000 B.C. First, sharpened flints and clamshells were used to scrape off unwanted body hair then the Ancient Egyptians discovered sugaring, which gave way to waxing. Today, laser hair removal is the No. 1 laser treatment offered in the United States, and it consistently ranks in the top three most-requested nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:26
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released its 2017 annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, showing continued growth in cosmetic procedures. Last year, plastic surgeons in the United States performed 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, a 2 percent increase over 2016.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:24
Six-year follow-up data from 438 women with IDEAL saline breast implants, published online in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (February 24, 2018) showed high patient and surgeon satisfaction. This United States-based trial enrolled 502 women (399 primary augmentations and 103 replacements of existing augmentation implants). Forty-five board certified plastic surgeons at 35 sites served as investigators. Of the 502 women enrolled, 438 (87.3 percent) completed six-year follow-up visits.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:21
In an effort to help its customers achieve optimal outcomes and spur innovation for future product development, Thermi, developer of radiofrequency-based devices for skin tightening and fat reduction, has launched two new clinical training initiatives. In 2018, the company is introducing 36 National Centers of Excellence in which new, existing and prospective customers can observe and work with experienced Thermi providers.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:01
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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.