Stories from Surgical Aesthetics
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 09:45
Thomas C. Freyman, former executive vice president of finance and administration at Abbott Laboratories, has joined Allergan’s Board of Directors. He brings nearly 40 years of healthcare industry and finance experience to the role.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:41
Main Image: Canfield Scientific’s VECTRA H2 offers an all-in-one portable lightweight 3D imaging solution for facial, breast and body aesthetics. The easy-to-handle system requires minimal staff training and allows practices to capture high-resolution 3D images. It features a raised flash to better capture and view skin topography and body contours for realistic assessments, simulations and patient education, plus two sets of ranging lights—one for face and one for body. Contact: 800.815.4330, www.canfieldsci.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:38
Main Image: Topix Pharmaceuticals' Replenix Pure Hydration Plumping Lip Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a pigment-free lip care product that both treats and protects. Fractionated hyaluronic acid attracts and locks in moisture, palmitoyl tripeptide-38 helps to stimulate collagen and restore youthful volume, while antioxidants and broad-spectrum sun protection reduce photodamage. Contact: 800.445.2595, www.topixpharm.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: ReplenixLip Treatment
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:36
Main Image: Capture consistent before-and-after images with FotoFinder’s new Automated ATBM. The body imaging system offers guided photography templates that walk the user through the entire imaging process plus an automated stand that adjusts the camera to the patient’s height and target areas. Additional features include the Proposer module that highlights recommended procedures and skincare products, Bodyscan mole mapping and the optional Medicam 1000 for dermoscopy and trichoscopy. Contact: 888.501.0805, www.fotofinder-systems.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:31
Main Image: Epionce Renewal Calming Cream from Episciences soothes sensitive, eczema-prone skin and replenishes moisture in the skin barrier for long-term relief. The formulation includes: colloidal oatmeal to help condition and moisturize skin; meadowfoam, safflower and apple extract to increase firmness and elasticity; rosa canina, a source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K; vitamin C-rich onion; and anti-inflammatory white water lily. Contact: 866.374.6623, www.epionce.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: EpionceEczema
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:29
Main Image: SkinCeuticals Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50 is a lightweight, chemical sunscreen that blends easily into skin and leaves no white cast or residue. The fragrance-free, paraben-free, oil-free and noncomedogenic sunscreen includes additional moisturizing ingredients to soothe and hydrate skin as it protects. Contact: 800.771.9489, www.skinceuticals.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: Skinceuticalssun protection
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:27
Main Image: Canfield Scientific’s new, fully automated IntelliStudio photography system produces consistent, reproducible, clinical-quality photographs and video. Featuring a 50MP SLR camera with studio-quality lighting and smart automation, the IntelliStudio uses nonpolarized and cross-polarized lighting to capture photographs of the face and body for medical dermatology and aesthetics. In addition, the IntelliStudio offers integrated video capabilities with LED lighting and record, playback and programmable zoom.No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 08:31
Microdroplet Botox injections offer better outcomes for patents with lower face and neck laxity than the Nefertiti lift, but are less effective in reducing visible platysmal bands, according to a crossover study published online in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (June 4, 2018).
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 08:28
Health Canada has issued a medical device license to Thermi to market its Thermi RF system for the treatment of dermal laxity, making it the first device approved for this indication in the country. The temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) platform technology, which is used for ThermiTight, ThermiSmooth and ThermiRase procedures, was first approved in Canada in 2015 for electrocoagulation of soft tissue and nerve ablation.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 08:26
Restoration Robotics has launched a new Master Class Series for its ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System to train physicians on best practices and the most up-to-date techniques. The Master Class Series includes live demonstrations, hands-on training and covers multiple topics, such as technical aspects of robotic surgery, overcoming challenges of hairline design, and donor and recipient site planning.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 08:24
Patient-financing company CareCredit is expanding its services into the day spa and medical spa markets. As part of this new program, CareCredit has partnered with the American Med Spa Association and the Spa Industry Association to help spa industry professionals make their services more accessible to clients by offering financing and also by expanding their potential client bases to CareCredit’s 11 million existing cardholders.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 13:29
A recent cadaver study of facial subcutaneous fat compartments provides insight as to how these different compartments behave following injection with soft tissue fillers, shedding light on the effects of aging. Authors Thilo L. Schenk, MD, PhD, et al, used 3D imaging and contrasting agents to identify subcutaneous fat compartments in 30 specimens (13 male and 17 female).
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 13:27
InMode Aesthetic Solutions has launched EmbraceRF, a minimally invasive facial contouring treatment that combines two of the company’s proprietary technologies: FaceTite and Morpheus8. FaceTite features an internal probe that is placed in the subcutaneous adipose layer and an external probe that makes contact with the skin. Electrodes apply RF energy to all tissue between the probes. The Morpheus8 is applied externally to mold the fat subdermally.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 13:25
Eclipse, a manufacturer and distributor of aesthetic technologies and physician-dispensed skincare products, has finalized its Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for 2018. The board will provide expertise in both clinical and scientific research to help Eclipse as it continues its expansion into the regenerative medicine market.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 13:13
Oversight requirements and best practices when working with physician extenders.By Tina O'ReillyAccording to the American Association of Physician Assistants, more than 85,000 certified physician assistants (PAs) practice in the United States. That’s more than double the number practicing 10 years ago. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners reports that 192,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) are employed in the U.S., with an additional 14,000 completing their training annually. For many practice owners, such midlevel providers—also referred to as physician extenders (PEs)—help boost...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 13:32
Hyaluronic acid filler injections can cause persistent and recurring nodules that require combination therapies to clear. And products with a high degree of cross-linking may be more difficult to disintegrate with hyaluronidase. Authors Meredith L. Orseth MD, Nicole Lee MD, Omer Ibrahim MD, Kenneth A. Arndt MD, and Michael Kaminer MD, published two case studies of patients who experienced nodule formation after treatment with an HA filler (Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, May 2018).
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 13:31
A recent study of Lumenis’ Inifinity 1,060nm diode laser revealed that the device is effective and offers a good safety profile for laser hair removal on all skin types. Authors Edward V. Ross, MD, Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, and Suzanne Kilmer, MD, performed an open‐label, prospective, multi‐center study of 42 adult patients of varying skin types with dark brown or black hairs at the treatment site. Subjects underwent one of two treatment regimens. Sixteen patients had six treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, using a chilled sapphire tip handpiece.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 13:28
Lauren Silvernail, former chief financial officer (CFO) and chief business officer at Revance Therapeutics, is now the CFO and executive vice president of corporate development at Evolus. Prior to her time at Revance, Silvernail served as CFO and VP of corporate development at ISTA Pharmaceuticals. She joins the company as it works towards approval of its prabotulinumtoxinA injectable (DWP-450) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe glabellar lines.