Stories from Surgical Aesthetics
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:05
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:04
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:02
Main Image: Juvéderm Vollure XC from Allergan has been FDA cleared for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in adults over the age of 21. The hyaluronic acid (HA)-based filler features the brand’s Vycross technology, which blends different molecular weights of HA for longer-lasting results. In the U.S. pivotal clinical trial, a majority of subjects saw improvement in moderate to severe nasolabial folds that lasted up to 18 months; 82% of subjects said they were very satisfied at six months and 68% were satisfied with their results at...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:53
Indications for surgical and noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation procedures.By Shelley Moench-Kelly, MBAConcerns that lead patients to seek vaginal rejuvenation treatments—procedures that alter the female genitalia, both functionally and aesthetically—are varied and complex, ranging from robust (excess) skin to urinary incontinence, loss of sensation, atrophic internal tissues and vaginal laxity. Just as symptoms vary, treatment options range from surgery to topicals to noninvasive energy-based devices.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:46
Management Service Organizations offer a path to nonphysician medspa ownership.By Alex R. Thiersch, JDDUE TO CORPORATE practice of medicine doctrines, in most states the owners of facilities that perform medical procedures must be either physicians or physician-owned corporations. However, there is a path to medspa ownership by which nonphysicians can manage medspas. It is called a management service organization (MSO) and, while it still relies on the participation of a physician, it allows nonphysicians to take on a very significant role in the day-to-day operations of a medical aesthetic...
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:43
Male patients with photodamage on their scalps may benefit from treatment with the 1,927nm thulium fiber laser, according to a new study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (July 2017). Monica Boen, MD, et al, treated four male patients (Fitzpatrick skin types II-III) with extensive photodamage on the scalp using a nonablative fractional 1,927nm thulium fiber laser (one session) at high density and high energy settings.
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:41
Allergan has announced its plans to acquire Keller Medical, a privately held medical device company that developed the Keller Funnel in 2009. The cone-shaped, lubricated plastic funnel assists plastic surgeons in breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures by guiding silicone gel implants into the surgical pocket. It allows surgeons to use a “no-touch” technique, which may help minimize the introduction of bacteria and foreign material into the surgical pocket.
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:39
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is reporting that after two years of collecting data on gender confirmation surgeries, the procedures have already increased by 20% with more than 3,200 transfeminine and transmasculine surgeries performed in 2016. The procedures can include anything from facial and body contouring to gender reassignment surgeries. The ASPS posits that increased access to gender confirmation procedures helped fuel the increase from 2015 to 2016.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:51
For the first time, private practice owners represent the minority of physicians practicing in the U.S., according to data collected for the American Medical Association’s 2016 Physician Practice Benchmark Survey. The nationally representative survey of 3,500 U.S.-based physicians who provide at least 20 hours of patient care per week and are not employed by the federal government revealed that 47.1% of physicians are practice owners, 47.1% are employed and 5.9% are working as independent contractors.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:47
Sciton, a manufacturer of laser and light systems in the medical and aesthetics market, has announced the creation of a Women’s Health Clinical Review Board (CRB) as part of its Women's Health Group division. The board includes specialists in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Urology/Gynecology, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, who have been leaders in the women’s health field and medical laser. Each specialty contributes their expertise in female pelvic conditions including issues with vulvar skin, sexual health well-being, and bringing clinical laser applications to the forefront.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:34
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray—findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:28
Maximize your local networking efforts by setting goals and tracking outcomes.By Cheryl WhitmanNetworking—a process by which one develops contacts and exchanges information with other people solely for the purposes of developing one’s business—is effective because it creates personal bonds based on trust and admiration. Conferences and professional associations provide valuable networking opportunities for physicians because they allow you to develop relationships that increase referrals, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Your local community also offers a plethora of networking...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 14:37
Physicians can support their hair loss patients by sharing information on the different products now available to camouflage thinning hair, according to a recent study published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. For “Effect of camouflaging agents on psychologic well-being: A cross-sectional survey of hair loss patients,” researchers Christina M. Ring, et al, of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, posted a 12-question survey on various online hair loss forums and blog sites.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 14:33
On May 18, 2017, the California State Senate approved SB 790 (Health care providers: gifts and benefits), a bill that prohibits manufacturers of prescribed products from offering or providing gifts to healthcare providers. The bill defines a gift as “anything of value provided for free to a healthcare provider, or a payment, food, entertainment, travel, subscription, advance, service, or anything else of value provided to a healthcare provider, unless it is a specified allowable expenditure or the healthcare provider reimburses the cost at fair market value.”
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 14:07
Compassion, trust and a thirst for knowledge are the guiding principles at Vanek Plastic Surgery.By Laura BelizPLASTIC SURGEON Paul Vanek, MD, FACS, was drawn to the field of medicine at a young age. When he was 8 years old his father suffered a traumatic brain injury, which gave Dr. Vanek a unique perspective on the care that physicians provide. “The doctors who took care of my father and comforted my mother really had that ability to make people feel better, even though it was a very out of control situation,” he recalls. “It was that experience that led me into medicine.”
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:54
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, was elected president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) on April 7, 2017. He is the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center, faculty director for Laser and Cosmetic Training in the department of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:52
A recent study in the American Journal of Managed Care (March 2017) followed primary care practices that underwent a “Lean” redesign and found improved workflow, higher physician productivity and more satisfied patients. The Lean approach, taken from the manufacturing industry, brings together team members to review processes and identify value-added and non-value-added steps. The goal is to create an ongoing improvement of your processes to reduce waste and enhance the value of your products or services.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:46
Valeant Dermatology has introduced a new senior leadership team, led by Bill Humphries, executive vice president and group chairman. The senior team includes Michael McMyne, vice president of sales; Stacey Williams, vice president of marketing; Charles Hahn, vice president of professional and specialty development; Ed Shupenus, executive director of marketing operations; and Steve Kreider, executive director of sales and marketing for SILIQ (brodalumab) injection for subcutaneous use.