Stories from Surgical Aesthetics
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:53
Researchers from Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in Kobe, Japan, are advocating the use of two tools that may help reduce the risk of vascular embolism and skin necrosis following hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injections: ultrasound to help identify blood vessels during deep injections and 2-dimensional laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) to noninvasively measure blood flow to the skin.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:51
SPF 100+ sunscreen is more protective against sunburn than SPF 50+, according to a randomized, double-blind, split-face, natural sunlight exposure clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (May 2018). Joshua D. Williams, PhD, et al, performed the study of 199 healthy men and women (≥18 years) in Vail, Colorado. Each participant wore both the SPF 50+ and SPF 100+ (split face) sunscreens simultaneously during activities. They had no restrictions on use and application other than designation of the treatment area.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:44
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, MD, released a statement on April 17, 2018, outlining the agency’s efforts to “enhance and modernize” its approach to medical device safety and innovation. These efforts include a new medical device safety plan that will:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:42
Options, abilities and limitations of noninvasive skin-tightening devices.By Linda W. LewisIt has been more than 15 years since Thermage, the first radiofrequency (RF)-based noninvasive skin-tightening device, entered the United States market. In the years since, demand for noninvasive skin tightening and lifting procedures has skyrocketed, bringing dozens of competitors to the market. New iterations include RF devices that deliver treatment with less pain, ultrasound-based treatments, and minimally invasive systems that deliver energy to the skin’s lower layers through microneedles or wands.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 14:14
Topical application of diluted poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) following fractional CO2 laser treatment significantly improves the depth and severity of perioral rhytides, according to a study presented by Omar Ibrahim, MD, during the 2018 American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS) conference in Dallas last week.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 14:12
Dermatologist and laser expert Tina Alster, MD, has developed a new line of topical skincare products under the brand “The A Method.” The line includes both daily use skincare products and pre- and postprocedure products formulated to reduce inflammation, erythema and itching. Cleanse Gentle Daily Cleanser is a creamy, hydrating cleanser rich in glycerin, hyaluronic acid and avocado oil. C Antioxidant Elixir 20% protects and brightens skin with lipid-soluble vitamin C. Protect SPF 30 is a 100% mineral sunscreen blended with antioxidants that offers broad-spectrum UV protection.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 14:10
A new non-thermal technology that targets cellular structures without affecting non-cellular dermal tissue may offer benefits for a range of dermatological concerns. A study on Pulse Biosciences’ Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) technology, entitled “A Dose-Response Study of a New Novel Non-Thermal Method of Selectively Modifying Cellular Structures in Skin with Low Energy Nanosecond Electrical Stimulation,” received the 2018 American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Best of Basic Science and Translational Research Award.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 14:08
Protect your providers and patients from the biological and respiratory dangers lurking in laser plume.Karen AppoldSurgical lasers have improved efficiency and allow for more targeted, less traumatic treatments. But they have also introduced a new danger to providers and patients: laser plumes. Tissue-vaporizing devices emit plume: smoke, vapor and debris that contain harmful compounds, including aerosolized biological materials.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:28
The V-Beam Prima (Syneron-Candela), a new, long-pulse, higher‐energy, 595nm pulse dye laser with dynamic spray cooling and a 15mm diameter circular treatment beam, is effective for rosacea-related redness. And the larger beam size improves both outcomes and patient safety, according to a study Eric F. Bernstein, MD, et al, published on April 10, 2018, in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:26
Laser manufacturer Sciton is extending its Bright Lights Big City BBL Tour hosted by Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr., creator of the Fotofacial. The new 2018 events will start in early June in Fort Lauderdale, followed by Chicago, New York City and Austin, before making a last stop in Washington D.C. in November. The seminars were created to help clinicians achieve optimal results with the company’s BBL (BroadBand Light), a high energy output intense pulsed light device that offers multiple filters to address a variety of aesthetic concerns.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:24
Sebacia, the developer of Sebacia Microparticles, which are being investigated for use in acne and laser hair removal, presented new data on the feasibility of using the microparticles as an adjunct to existing imaging modalities to measure hair follicles and sweat glands during the 2018 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) conference in April.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:21
Trademark laws can help you protect your brand and avoid costly lawsuits. By Alex R. Thiersch, JDYou might think your business has the greatest name in the world, but if you can’t actually use it, it will do you far more harm than good. This is why it is well worth spending a few thousand dollars upfront to research existing trademarks and secure protection for your brand.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 13:38
The authors of a study involving four patients who experienced paradoxical adipose hypertrophy (PAH) following cryolipolysis are encouraging physicians to inform patients of this rare complication and schedule follow-up visits for better screening. Nathaniel Stroumza, MD, et al, reviewed the cases of 398 people who underwent cryolipolysis with the CoolSculpting device between January 2014 and January 2017. The same operator treated all patients. Four of the 398 experienced voluminous swelling in the treated area two to four months following the procedure.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 13:34
Patients who used an antiaging skincare line containing alpha-defensin 5 and beta-defensin 3 (DefenAge) for 12 weeks had significant improvement in fine lines, coarse wrinkles, pore size and visible pigmentation compared to those who received a placebo formulation, according to new study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (April 2018).
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 13:31
Crescita Therapeutics, a commercial dermatology company with a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products and prescription drug products, has announced the appointment of two former members of the Valeant leadership team to its ranks. Serge Verreault, current president of Crescita, is now president and CEO of the company. Verreault worked at Valeant Canada for fourteen years in a variety of positions, including executive director of business development and general manager of Laboratoire Dr Renaud, which was acquired by Crescita in 2016.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 13:29
A comprehensive onboarding process will set your new hires up for success.By Cheryl WhitmanYou’ve wrapped up the interviews and extended an offer of employment to your top candidate. But the hiring process isn’t done yet. Now, you need to help integrate your new employee into your practice or organization through a process known as “onboarding” (also called organizational socialization).
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:16
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Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:04
A new study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on March 25 confirmed that ink particles are ejected during laser tattoo removal treatment at speeds so high that they actually become embedded in glass slides held near the treatment site. Author Michael J. Murphy found dark material, presumably fragments of the tattoo ink, on and embedded within glass slides following Q‐switched Nd:YAG laser treatment of tattoos.