Stories from Surgical Aesthetics
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:17
The 532nm/1,064nm Picoway Resolve picosecond holographic fractional handpiece (Syneron-Candela) improved acne scarring by an average of 28%, according to the results of a study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (November 2017). Eric Bernstein, MD, et al, treated 31 subjects with either rolling or boxcar-type acne scars using either the 532nm wavelength or 1,064nm. Of the 27 subjects who completed the study, 19 were treated with 1,064nm and eight with 532nm. All underwent four monthly treatments.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:14
Physicians performing ablative laser skin resurfacing and medium-depth chemical peels should be aware of a potential, difficult-to-treat complication: facial erosive pustular dermatosis. Julie E. Mervak, MD, et al, examined the cases of three women who presented with persistent facial erosions after resurfacing procedures—either fully ablative CO2 laser or medium-depth Jessner/TCA chemical peel—for actinic damage, and were subsequently diagnosed with facial erosive pustular dermatosis. The case series was published in JAMA Dermatology (October 2017).
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:12
Aesthetic device manufacturer Cutera has a new medical advisory board that began meeting in October 2017 under the leadership of Jeffrey Dover, MD, FRCPC, associate professor of clinical dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and associate professor of dermatology at Brown Medical School. The board includes: Neil Sadick, MD, dermatologist, clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College and founder of Sadick Dermatology
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:00
Main Image: Revision Skincare’s new Nectifirm ADVANCED targets the microbiome of the skin to improve the appearance of the neck and décolleté. Using the findings of the National Institute of Health's Human Microbiome Project, the company combined ingredients, such as diglucosyl gallic acid, that work with the skin's own microbiome to enhance natural mechanisms for a brighter, more even skin tone. Additional active ingredients include a proprietary blend of eight peptides to target fine lines and wrinkles, antioxidant Lingonberry extract, and red microalgae to soothe and tighten skin.No,...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:58
Main Image: The PICOCARE from Wontech is a picosecond Nd:YAG laser featuring two wavelengths—532nm and 1064nm—for tattoo removal and the treatment of melasma and pigmented lesions. The shorter pulse duration minimizes damage to surrounding tissues while breaking ink particles into smaller pieces for more effective removal. The compact device offers real-time energy feedback, energy output of 600mJ, and 450ps and 750ps pulse durations. Contact: christopher@wtlaser, www.wtlaser.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: picosecond laserWontech
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:56
Main Image: Formulated to clear blemishes and improve acne-prone skin, dm Skincare Salicylic Acid Treatment 30% from Dermamed Solutions dissolves sebum and penetrates the hair follicles to clear pores. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of the acid help to calm sensitive skin while preventing future breakouts. Additional ingredient Pentavitin adds moisture to keep skin hydrated. Contact: 610.579.6065, www.dermamedsolutions.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: acneSalicylic Acid
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:48
Plastic surgeon Randal Haworth, MD, is taking the next step in his career with the launch of a stylish, comprehensive aesthetic care facility.By Inga HansenRandal Haworth, MD, made a name for himself in aesthetics in the early 2000s when he joined Fox television’s reality show, “The Swan.” On the program, he was part of a team of plastic surgeons, stylists and makeup artists who dramatically transformed participants’ appearances. Earlier this year, he transformed his own Beverly Hills, California-based practice when he moved to a new, custom-designed facility that incorporates a full range of...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:36
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a small blunt tip cannula with Galderma’s Restylane Silk for lip augmentation. Restylane Silk was the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older and is now the first HA dermal filler to be approved for lip injection via cannula.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:34
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) elected new officers at its 2017 conference last week in Orlando, Florida. Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, professor and executive vice chairman of the department of plastic surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was named president of ASPS.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:32
Members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) have elected new officers, whose terms began on October 6 at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:48
Interest in cosmetic procedures among men offers potential for practice growth, but bringing them in the door takes time.By Stephanie KramerAmerican men are more aware of their appearance than ever—and also more open to the idea of cosmetic enhancement. A recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that nearly one-third (31%) of men are extremely likely to consider aesthetic treatment. Yet they account for only 9.3% of surgery patients and 8.9% of those seeking minimally invasive procedures, according to 2016 statistics from the American...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:42
The chin, neck and décolleté are increasingly important to patients; effective treatment requires a multi-modal approach.By Linda W. LewisThe increasing availability and improved efficacy of non- and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments has contributed profoundly to the growth of the medical cosmetic industry. Not only has the patient base for cosmetic enhancement expanded; existing patients now look past the face to alleviate signs of aging, such as skin laxity, pigmentation problems, and excess adipose tissue, on the chin, neck and chest.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:10
Main Image: Alma Lasers’ Soprano ICE platform now features three wavelengths—755nm, 810nm and 1,064nm—for more effective laser hair reduction treatments. The addition of the 1,064nm wavelength allows practitioners to treat patients with darker skin types. With the three wavelengths in one platform, providers can customize treatments based on skin and hair type or combine technologies for optimal results. The Soprano ICE utilizes Alma Lasers’ SHR technology, which uses gradual heating with In-motion delivery to damage hair follicles without injuring the surrounding skin.No, don't share...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:09
Main Image: Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules from Neostrata feature 20% Vitamin C and patented AminoFil, an amino acid (tyrosine) compound that targets the skin matrix to volumize, plump and firm skin. The serum, which is packaged in single-use capsules to help prevent ingredient degradation, can be used directly on skin or mixed into nighttime moisturizers for an extra boost of vitamin C. Contact: 800.225.9411, www.neostrata.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: antiaging skin carevitamin C
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:07
Main Image: DP Dermaceuticals’ Cover Recover is a corrective camouflage makeup that both conceals and nurtures sensitive, postprocedure skin. The product uses a breathable silicone-based liquid matrix to shield the skin from transepidermal water loss and environmental irritants while still allowing for the penetration of actives, including vitamins A, C and E, probiotics, patented copper peptides and hyaluronic acid. Contact: 844.737.3376, www.dpderm.com. No, don't share this with BeautyEtcArticles: ProductsArticle free tagging: Cover RecoverCamouflage Makeup
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:16
Members of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Division of Plastic Surgery have developed a proposed set of guidelines for plastic surgeons relating to the use of patient videos on social media. For “The Ethics of Sharing Plastic Surgery Videos on Social Media: Systematic Literature Review, Ethical Analysis, and Proposed Guidelines,”, published in the October 2017 issue of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Robert G. Dorfman, MSc; Elbert E.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Allergan’s Botox Cosmetic approval for its third indication, the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis muscle activity in adults. This approval makes the brand the first neurotoxin indicated for three facial treatment areas: forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and glabellar lines.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:11
Solta Medical’s newest radiofrequency-based device, the Thermage FLX System, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to noninvasively smooth skin on the face, eyes and body. The system uses patented radiofrequency technology to create a uniform heating effect in the deep collagen-rich layers of the skin. This gentle heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen with little-to-no downtime for the patient.