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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:00
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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:36
Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) taken from the same patients years apart maintained their numbers and ability to differentiate, suggesting that age does not significantly affect the quality of ASCs.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:32
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has elected new officers and board members, who took office following the academy’s annual meeting in March. They include: President-Elect: George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD. Dr. Hruza is as an adjunct professor of dermatology at St. Louis University. He is currently an assistant editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and vice chair of SkinPAC, which works to raise the visibility of dermatology as a leader among physician specialties and within the health policy community.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:29
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dupixent (dupilumab) Injection from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Sanofi for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD).
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:50
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has closed its previously announced refinancing transactions. These include its offering of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.50% senior secured notes due in 2022, and $2 billion aggregate principal amount of 7% senior secured notes due in 2024. The company borrowed an additional $3 billion (approximately) of new term loans maturing in 2022.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:48
Postmenopausal women with hirsutism are less likely to experience paradoxical hypertrichosis following treatment with an alexandrite laser if they snip their hair rather than shave it prior to treatment. Researchers Robabeh Alijanpour, MD, and Fatemeh Aliakbarpour, DDS, randomly divided 129 premenopausal women affected by hirsutism into two groups. Group A (66 patients) shaved their hair prior to laser treatment and Group B (63 patients) shortened their hair using scissors.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:24
Allergan’s Juvéderm Vollure XC, known as Volift outside of the U.S., has received FDA marketing clearance for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in adults over the age of 21.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 09:26
Physicians share their experiences with the growing range of noninvasive fat reduction technologies.By Maryann HammersIn the five years since Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting device first received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the noninvasive destruction of fat in the abdomen, the medical aesthetics industry has seen an array of FDA-cleared fat reduction technologies enter the market. Each is designed to permanently thin down thighs, blast away back flab, whittle middles or slim chin chub with minimal or no downtime.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 09:12
A new organization is using a community-based business model to help practice owners build their business management skills.By Inga HansenAre you struggling with the challenges of employee management? Wondering how to track and improve the patient experience? Perhaps you are eyeing retirement and looking for ways to maximize the value of your practice. If so, a new organization called the Dermatology Business Accelerator (DBA) may be of help.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:47
Dermatologist Susan Stuart, MD, and plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, joined forces in life and in private practice.By Keith LoriaWhat happens when a couple in love goes into business together? For dermatologist Susan Stuart, MD, and her husband, plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, the answer is happy patients and private practice success.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:27
Prepare your practice in the event of catastrophe and optimize your assets in expectation of retirement.By Mara L. Shorr and Jay A. ShorrWhen you graduated medical school, retirement was likely the last thing on your mind. But if you have since moved on to private practice ownership, it’s time to consider what will happen to your practice in the event of death, disability or retirement. Keep in mind, the unique nature of medical practice ownership necessitates pre-planning for both the expected and unexpected. “Succession planning is more complex in the medical field because only licensed...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:55
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:53
Main Image: All three products in the SkinBetter Science Smoothing Kit are formulated with the patented InterFuse delivery system, which allows molecularly large actives to penetrate the skin. The Daily Treatment Cream (Face) features a blend of peptides to stimulate collagen production; Daily Treatment Cream (Eye) includes peptides, vitamin C and caffeine to smooth, brighten and de-puff the eye area; and Intensive Treatment Lines delivers neuro-calming peptides and high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid to plump skin and reduce dynamic lines.No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles:...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:50
Main Image: The Rhonda Allison Pro Youth Accelerated Duo combines two products formulated for 24-hour collagen support. For morning use, C-Stem Cell combines sodium hyaluronate plus edelweiss and gardenia stem cells for antioxidant protection, hydration, melanin inhibition and improved elasticity. For evening application, SynErgy A helps to reduce the signs of aging with encapsulated retinol, organic stem cells and peptides. Contact: 866.313.7546, www.rhondaallison.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: skin careRhonda Allison
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:48
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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:15
The role of AHAs, BHAs and PHAs in topical skin care.By Laura BelizHydroxy Acids are ubiquitous in aesthetic medicine. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids (AHAs/BHAs) are the most widely used ingredients for chemical peels; they have also become popular topical agents for antiaging, hyperpigmentation and acne. In recent years, they have been joined by polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) as a less irritating alternative for patients with sensitive skin. “I recommend AHAs for everybody—antiaging, acne, rosacea patients. It’s really one of the best things you can do for the skin,” says Monica L. Halem, MD, FAAD...
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:57
At the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting—which boasted more than 18,800 attendees, including medical personnel, residents, fellows and students—nine speakers explored approaches to treating signs of aging in “Aging Gracefully.”
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:54
The La Roche-Posay North American Foundation has awarded three candidates with grants for their scientific research and projects in dermatology: Bryan Sun, MD, assistant professor at University of California, San Diego; Dennis Kim, MD, incoming Mohs fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Kyle Amber, MD, of the University of California Irvine department of dermatology.