Stories from Surgical Aesthetics
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:45
Plastic surgeon Jack Gunter, MD, died on Tuesday, July 11 at the age of 79, in Dallas. He was the founder of the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery, which he ran until retirement in 2014, and was widely recognized as a pioneer in the advancement of rhinoplasty procedures and a champion of the open approach to rhinoplasty.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:17
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:59
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has teamed up with Sun Shield, a company that produces sunscreen dispensers, and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) to provide sunscreen dispensers at pools throughout the five boroughs as part of a free sunscreen pilot program NYC Parks is conducting at its beaches and pools this summer. Visitors can use these free dispensers to apply broad-spectrum, SPF 50 sunscreen during their time at the pools.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:58
A study published in the July 2017 issue Journal of Investigate Dermatology is shedding light on the mechanism of action of a new topical developed to treat acne vulgaris. Olumacostat glasaretil (formerly DRM01) from biopharmaceutical company Dermira was designed to inhibit acetyl coenzyme-A carboxylase (ACC), an enzyme that plays an important role in the synthesis of the lipids that make up sebum.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:55
A new study that compared length of opioid use post-surgery found that longer term use did not improve disability during recovery or patient satisfaction with pain management, suggesting that physicians can reduce opioid intake without sacrificing patient care or comfort. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht in the The Netherlands, and University of Texas at Austin, enrolled 102 adults undergoing open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 07:53
Understanding the key provisions of a laser contract can help you in your purchasing decisions.By Alex R. Thiersch, JDLaser treatments have become a staple of the medical aesthetics industry. More than 2.5 million laser treatments—including laser hair removal, leg vein treatments, and ablative and nonablative skin resurfacing—were performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 statistics.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 14:00
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released the results of its annual Global Aesthetic Survey for 2016. The United States ranks No. 1 for total number of cosmetic procedures performed followed by Brazil, Japan, Italy and Mexico. The top five countries account for 41.4% of cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. Demand for surgical procedures increased 8% from 2015 to 2016 and demand for non-surgical cosmetic enhancement increased 10%. The top five non-surgical treatments in 2016 were:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:58
Peptides can have a beneficial effect on skin health, but typically offer poor transdermal penetration due to their hydrophilic nature. In an effort to improve penetration and cellular uptake, researchers Takahiro Fujimoto, MD, PhD, et al, irradiated the skin of Yucatan micropigs using a CO2 fractional laser at varying energy levels prior to application of a hydrophilic peptide drugs 5-carboxyfluorescein (CF) and fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated ovalbumin (OVA-FITC) encapsulated in liposomes.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:55
Nearly 70% of U.S.-based consumers are considering a cosmetic treatment, according to survey data released today by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures included data gathered through a blind online survey conducted from April 14 – May 1, 2017 with 7,322 responses.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 14:20
Selling skincare products through your practice website can be a good source of revenue and provide a more convenient option for patients.By Karen AppoldTHE INTERNET HAS changed the way people shop. Today, consumers go online to purchase everything from clothes to cars and even movie tickets. If your practice retails skincare products, adding online ordering to your website can expand your audience, build sales, and improve the patient experience by providing a convenient way to browse and purchase products. The key is to determine what you hope to accomplish with your e-commerce site and...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:09
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:36
In an effort to provide guidance to prescribers and encourage further research on the risk of antibiotic resistance in acne treatment, JAMA Dermatology published a clinical evidence synopsis (online June 21, 2017). Brandon L. Adler, MD, et al, reviewed five clinical trials published in 1987-2002 and 2007-2008. They found evidence that the widespread use of bacteriostatic antibiotics (topical erythromycin and clindamycin and oral tetracyclines) may encourage the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of P acnes, via point mutations.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:34
Singapore bio-tech firm CellResearch Corporation, which manufactures the Calecim Professional skincare line, has announced that San Diego-based dermatologist Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, will be chairman of the Calecim Professional Medical Advisory Board.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:31
Benjamin Stong, MD, of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta has been appointed to the Cosmetic and Reconstructive Support Medical Advisory Council of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The program works in collaboration with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and benefits domestic abuse survivors who would otherwise be unable to afford such reconstructive care.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:36
A survey of 618 men conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) revealed that 31% of respondents are “extremely likely” to consider a cosmetic procedure—either surgical or nonsurgical. Within this group, 58% were between the ages of 25 to 34 years; 34 percent were 18 to 24 years old.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:33
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare practitioners and consumers not to purchase Juvederm Ultra 2, 3 or 4 online as the products are not approved for use in the U.S. The FDA updated its web page on “Dermal Fillers Approved by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health” last week with the warning, noting it has become aware that unapproved versions of Juvederm are being sold and distributed in the U.S. by online retailers.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:31
To help consumers care for their skin during the sunny summer months, Natural Grocers—a Colorado-based natural health food chain—surveyed 100 nutritionists and asked them to share their strategies for protecting skin health when UV rays are at their strongest. In addition to daily sunscreen use, the nutrition specialists recommended incorporating skin-protecting nutrients to one's diet. The top three nutrients recommended included:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:09
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