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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.
http://medestheticsmag.com/love-la-jolla
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...
http://medestheticsmag.com/exit-planning
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:55
Main Image: Replenix Pure Hydration Moisture Balm from Topix Pharmaceuticals targets severe dryness and signs of aging with the brand’s Triple Layer Moisture Technology, a blend of humectant hyaluronic acid, emollient vitamin E and squalane, and proprietary Biomimetic Ceramide Complex. Other actives include antioxidants bisabolol and resveratrol to soothe the skin while guarding against environmental damage, and tetrapeptide-21 to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Contact: 800.445.2595, www.topixpharm.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ...
http://medestheticsmag.com/intensive-moisture-0
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:...
http://medestheticsmag.com/antiaging-trio
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
http://medestheticsmag.com/collagen-helpers
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:48
Main Image: The Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Kit is a complete makeup regimen designed for easy application. Each kit includes two shades of PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Blush, Eye Shadow, and Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain. Kits are available in four universal shades to suit any complexion: Light, Medium Light, Medium and Medium Dark. Contact: 844.350.1610, www.janeiredale.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: Jane Iredalemakeupskin care
http://medestheticsmag.com/clean-easy
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...
http://medestheticsmag.com/hydroxy-power
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.”
http://medestheticsmag.com/forestalling-cosmetic-effects-aging
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.
http://medestheticsmag.com/la-roche-posay-announces-2017-research-grant-recipients
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:50
RepliCel Life Sciences has announced the successful completion of its first-in-human clinical study of autologous cell therapy for the treatment of male and female androgenic alopecia.
http://medestheticsmag.com/replicel-rch-01-hair-loss-meets-primary-endpoints
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 16:07
Tools and strategies that help improve consultations and conversion rates.By Karen AppoldMuch has been written about how to attract prospective patients to one’s aesthetic practice, but bringing consumers in the door is only the beginning. Once a consultation has been booked, medspas and cosmetic practices must be able to identify a prospective patient’s specific concerns and aesthetic goals, and be prepared to effectively communicate both recommended treatment options and why their team is qualified to help the patient achieve these goals.
http://medestheticsmag.com/consultation-support
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:23
According to a 2016 BrightLocal consumer survey, more than 90% of consumers read online reviews and 84% trust them as much as a personal recommendation. Therefore, it is extremely important that aesthetic practices and medspas not only solicit reviews but monitor these sites so that they can keep tabs on what people are saying about their businesses. To help you get started, Stephanie Heitman, communications and content manager of digital marketing company ReachLocal, offers three steps to monitoring your online reviews.
http://medestheticsmag.com/tracking-your-reviews
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:17
Not everyone is a natural-born business leader, but leadership is a skill that can be developed. Following are five strategies from Michael Edgley, business consultant and facilitator at HPWP Consulting, that can help you hone your skills and lead your team to better patient care and improved practice growth.
http://medestheticsmag.com/improve-your-leadership-skills
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:29
Understanding your competition and the unique selling points of your practice is key to continued success.By Cheryl WhitmanIt’s a competitive world out there. If you wish to be a successful medical aesthetic practice or medspa owner, differentiating your practice from those of your competitors is critical. In order to distinguish your business in the minds of consumers, you must understand your competition, be able to identify your unique strengths or selling points, and develop your brand.
http://medestheticsmag.com/differentiate-your-practice
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:16
New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show a 3% growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. There were 17.1 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. in 2016, and facelifts—which dropped from the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in 2015—made a comeback in 2016, according to results of the annual survey. The statistics also showed new cosmetic trends in fat grafting procedures:
http://medestheticsmag.com/asps-stats-reveal-focus-autologous-fat-and-facelifts
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:10
Syneron-Candela revealed updates to its GentleTouch, PicoWay and Profound technologies during the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in Orlando, Florida. The GentleTouch solid-state laser system has added CE mark approval to its FDA clearance and joins the company’s portfolio as the only device to combine alexandrite and radiofrequency (RF) energies for hair reduction. The system includes patent-pending EverCool, a contact-cooling method cleared for hair removal on all skin types.
http://medestheticsmag.com/syneron-candela-unveils-new-technology-and-indications-aad-annual-meeting
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:06
Detroit-based dermatologist Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, assumed his role as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) at the conclusion of its 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. He will hold office for one year.
http://medestheticsmag.com/aad-announces-new-president
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:14
A study published in Plastic and Reconstructuve Surgery (March 2017) examined bacterial biofilm as a possible cause of adverse nodular reactions following treatment with filler injections. Researchers Mayuran Saththianathan, et al, performed an in vitro analysis of the propensity for three classes of filler materials to support biofilm growth; studied the effect of inoculation of filler material through a contaminated surface; and analyzed biopsy samples from patients presenting with chronic granulomatous inflammation following filler administration.
http://medestheticsmag.com/bacterial-biofilm-and-soft-tissue-fillers

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