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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:11
Millennium Medical Technologies (MMT) has become the first company in the U.S. to receive FDA clearance for a reusable fat collection and transfer system used in plastic or reconstructive surgery and regenerative aesthetics. The FDA clearance covers components used with the company’s liposuction and body shaping technology as well.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:14
Physicians share their techniques for obtaining better longevity and more natural-looking results with botulinum toxins.By Inga HansenWhat started as a simple injection to lessen crow’s feet has blossomed into a multibillion dollar market and given rise to today’s medical aesthetics industry. With nearly 30 years of experience and a growing variety of botulinum toxins entering the market, the current focus in neuromodulation is on extending the longevity of results and delivering natural-looking outcomes.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:27
RepliCel Life Sciences has been granted a U.S. patent (No. 9,616,182) covering significant components of its novel, multi-needle dermal injection device. The patent relates to technologies designed to enable better control and repeatable consistency of needle action and product deposition. The patent also relates to the element designed to numb the skin prior to injection with the intended effect of reducing, if not eliminating, the need for local anesthetic prior to aesthetic injection procedures.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:24
When reviewing your procedure pricing, it can be helpful to know what other practitioners are charging for similar treatments. If you see that your prices are significantly higher—or lower—than national averages, it may be a sign that it’s time to adjust your fees. As part of its 2016 survey on medical cosmetic treatments, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) asked physicians to share not only how many procedures they had performed, but also what they charge. Below are the national average costs for some of the most popular surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic services.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:19
Crescita Therapeutics has granted Taro Pharmaceuticals an exclusive license to the rights to sell and distribute Pliaglis, a topical anesthetic that sets into a peelable mask, in the U.S. market. The license agreement also includes a second-generation, patent-ending enhanced version of Pliaglis. Crescita will retain all rights to the product in Canada and Mexico.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:09
Early experience with dermatologic laser treatments set Edward Glassberg, MD, on the path to becoming cofounder of the 13,000-square-foot Laser Skin Care Center.By Keith LoriaAs a teenager, Edward Glassberg, MD, struggled with severe acne and was treated by a dermatologist for several years. The experience led him to consider a career in medicine. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Science degree, he was accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:22
Main Image: The CoolAdvantage Petite applicator from Zeltiq is designed to deliver CoolSculpting cryolipolysis treatments for fat reduction in the upper arms—the most recent indication cleared by the FDA. CoolSculpting gently cools targeted fat cells in the body to induce a controlled elimination of fat without affecting surrounding tissue. The CoolAdvantage Petite applicator includes two interchangeable contours designed to treat the upper arms in 35 minutes. Contact: 925.474.2500, No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging:...
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:19
Main Image: Eau Thermale Avène Hydrating Sunscreen Balm SPF 50+ provides broad spectrum sun protection without irritation for sensitive areas, including the nose, lips, ears and eye area. Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and softens the skin; vitamin E delivers antioxidant benefits; hyaluronic acid, aloe barbadensis leaf extract and lavender extract hydrate; while titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, octinoxate and octocrylene provide UVA and UVB sun protection. Contact: 866.412.8363, No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: ...
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:17
Main Image: Pharmagel Nourish Oil blends 12 natural oils with vitamins C and E to moisturize and restore dehydrated skin. The fast-absorbing, lightweight formula includes argan, seabuckthorn, marula, cranberry and avocado oils—which are rich in fatty acids—to aid in skin recovery and brighten the complexion. Contact: 800.882.4889, No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: PharmagelDry Skin
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:15
Main Image: The Hyla3D HA Activating Complex from Jan Marini Skin Research is formulated to restore skin hydration and volume, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains liposomal encapsulated hyaluronic acid (HA), cross-linked HA, low molecular weight HA, traditional HA, tissue respiratory factor, HA booster, HA peptide and Coenzyme Q10 for rapid, continual hydration and increased collagen and elastin production. Contact: 888.695.2611, No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: Hyla 3Djan marini
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:12
Main Image: The Exuviance Age Reverse Hand Rejuvenator from NeoStrata is a two-step peel treatment formulated to lift away dull rough patches, diminish signs of aging and restore hydration for firmer, younger-looking hands. The 10% citric acid peel exfoliates the skin while the Hand Rejuvenator Cream—which contains CitraFill, NeoGlucosamine and apple stem cell extract—repairs damage and works to diminish the signs of aging. Contact: 800.628.9904, No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: ExuvianceHand Rejuvenation
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:56
Two presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) in April highlighted the potential of tunable silver particles (SNA-001, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals) to improve outcomes in laser treatments for acne and hair removal.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:52
New research published online on April 20, 2017 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that increased consumption of alcohol, particularly white wine and liquor, is associated with a higher risk of rosacea in women. To examine rosacea’s connection to alcohol use in women, the authors—led by Wen-Qing Li, an assistant professor of dermatology at Brown University—reviewed data collected from 82,737 women over 14 years (1991-2005) via the Nurses’ Health Study II. There were 4,945 cases on rosacea.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:48
Erbium YAG (Er:YAG) lasers lead to increased expression of collagen. and may be more effective in treating acne scars than combination bi-polar radiofrequency with infrared diode laser (BRDL), according to a new study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (April 2017).
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 14:10
New products and evolving techniques have put midface filling front and center for noninvasive facial rejuvenation.Linda W. LewisThe middle third of the face extends from the infraorbital rim to the upper lip and includes the zygomatic arch and maxilla. Age-related volume loss in this area is influenced by genetics, general health and dentition—among other factors—resulting in sagging fat pads, deepening nasolabial folds, and a host of hollows and wrinkles. Until the turn of the 21st century the only way to correct these problems was plastic surgery, a solution available to only a few.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:52
April is Rosacea Awareness Month, and the National Rosacea Society (NRS) is encouraging physicians and patients to take part in educating the public on this chronic and widespread facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The NRS designated April Rosacea Awareness Month 25 years ago in an effort to encourage more people who may have rosacea to seek medical help before it gets worse, and to help those affected find greater public acceptance and understanding.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:43
The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) presented six honorary awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of laser and energy-based medical devices. The awards were presented during the ASLMS Annual Conference in San Diego in April and included:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:38
Galderma has released the results from two Phase 4 clinical studies of Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne, the most recent U.S. additions to it Restylane family of soft tissue fillers. The Natural Expression study found that natural facial expression was maintained in 95% (60/63) of subjects (primary objective). The Dynamic Strain study found that 83% (25/30) of subjects had enhanced attractiveness, looked younger and maintained expression following injections of Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne.


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