Reducing redness after IPL

Patients with facial telangiectasia who receive topical brimonidine following IPL treatment experience less postprocedure erythema with no reduction in efficacy. Anne‐Cathrine E. Vissing, Christine Dierickx, Katrine E. Karmisholt and Merete Haedersdal of Denmark, performed a randomized, two-center, single-blinded, split-face trial on 19 patients with facial telangiectasia. The patients were treated with...

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Reducing redness after IPL

Patients with facial telangiectasia who receive topical brimonidine following IPL...

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Facebook Ad Leads
By Angela (Miller) Hamilton, Facebook Marketing Expert at ReachLocal With more than 1.71 billion active users on Facebook, social media advertising is an important way for medspas and medical practices to reach local consumers online. Most facilties have a company page and perhaps purchase a few...
Addressing Employee Tardiness
By Paul Edwards, CEO of CEDR HR Solutions There’s nothing more maddening than knowing your patients are due to arrive at your door at any moment, but because one or more of your employees STILL hasn’t shown up for work, you won’t be able to take the patients back right away. Despite the many...
Topical Brimonidine Following IPL Offers Same Efficacy With Less Erythema

Patients with facial telangiectasia who receive topical brimonidine following IPL treatment experience less postprocedure erythema with no reduction in efficacy. Anne‐Cathrine E. Vissing, Christine Dierickx, Katrine E. Karmisholt and Merete Haedersdal of Denmark, performed a randomized, two-center, single-blinded, split-face trial on 19 patients with facial telangiectasia. The patients were treated with adjuvant brimonidine and air‐cooling on one side of the face and air‐cooling alone (control) on the other. The brimonidine was applied at the end of each of three IPL‐treatments, performed at three-week intervals. Blinded evaluators measured erythema and edema (using five point scales) and IPL efficacy using photo evaluation. Red filter analysis provided objective erythema scores.

The researchers found that IPL treatment induced moderate-to-severe erythema after each treatment. Application of brimonidine reduced post-treatment erythema to baseline values compared to air‐cooling alone and the effects lasted for 24 hours after treatment. Application of brimonidine and air‐cooling reduced erythema 50% to 95% compared to a 9% to 28% reduction after air‐cooling alone. There was no difference in IPL‐induced edema.

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Two Things That Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims in Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery practices that take part in insurance carrier-provided malpractice training courses and offer procedure-specific patient education brochures are less likely to be sued for medical malpractice, according to a recent study published in Aesthetic Surgery (July 2018).

Piper Boyll, BsC, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, et al, emailed a prospective multiple choice questionnaire to all members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) to evaluate attitudes and practices of informed consent in relation to medical malpractice. After reviewing the 129 returned questionnaires that were eligible for analysis, the researchers determined that surgeons who provided procedure-specific brochures to their patients were significantly less likely to be sued for medical malpractice than those who did not, as were surgeons who participated in malpractice carrier-required courses on avoiding medical malpractice litigation.

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Dermatology Medical Scribe Training Now Available

The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) has launched two new medical scribe specialty training courses: Medical Scribe Training for Cardiology and Medical Scribe Training for Dermatology. The company reports that these are the first two courses of what will eventually be a series of approximately 15 to 17 courses in its Medical Scribe Specialty Training Series.

The online courses are designed for practicing medical scribes and/or graduates of AHDPG’s Medical Scribe Professional or Medical Scribe for Practicing Allied Health Professionals training programs. The courses include approximately 20 hours of instruction to be completed in less than 30 days. Each course trains attendees in the areas of anatomy and physiology, diseases, terminology and abbreviations, medications, procedures, billing/coding requirements and charting for the specific specialty.

For more information, call 508.925.0556 or visit https://ahdpg.com/scribe-specialty/

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ASDS Honored With 14 MarCom Awards

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) were recognized with 14 awards—including three Platinums—in the 2015 MarCom Awards.


The MarCom Awards competition is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, selecting winners “whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.” The 2015 competition received about 6,500 entries representing more than a dozen countries.


The Platinum Award—MarCom’s top honor—was presented to ASDS in three categories: Currents... more »

Cellfina Available in US

Merz Aesthetics has begun commercial shipment of the Cellfina System, indicated for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs, to aesthetic practices in the U.S.


Cellfina combines proprietary technology with minimally invasive subcision to treat the primary structural cause of dimpled cellulite. Results of the procedure last at least two years—in clinical trials, patient satisfaction with their treatment results improved from 94% at one year to 96% at the two-year mark. The most common side effects reported were soreness, tenderness and bruising... more »

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