MedEsthetics October 2019
How to expand your professional network for new patient referrals.

Sir Richard Branson, the British business magnate, billionaire and high school dropout, said, “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” While your medical practice may not be the next Virgin Airlines, professional networking can make the difference between having a mediocre practice and a highly successful one.
Professional networking is the process of building professional...

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MedEsthetics October 2019

Sir Richard Branson, the British business magnate, billionaire and high school dropout...

MedEsthetics October 2019

Significant interest is paid to national legislation. Professional associations often...

MedEsthetics October 2019

Medspas and aesthetic practices seeking innovative ways to better serve clients and...

How Botulinum Toxins Lift Skin

Intradermal botulinum toxin injections can cause dermal fibroblast contraction,...

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NEWS

Acne Treatment Presented at ASDS
Data from a real-world study of Sebacia Microparticles showed that improvement in inflammatory acne lesions is maintained two years after treatment. Jill Waibel, MD, and Ashish Bhatia, MD, presented the results of two Sebacia studies at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) 2019...
Sentient Lasers
Saskia Magner has joined Sentient Lasers, a company that specializes in service, sales, procurement, leasing and warranty of aesthetic laser and light-based technologies, as outside sales executive. She will be responsible for creating and driving new business opportunities and building a...
Sebacia Effectively Reduce Acne up to 24 Months

Data from a real-world study of Sebacia Microparticles showed that improvement in inflammatory acne lesions is maintained two years after treatment. Jill Waibel, MD, and Ashish Bhatia, MD, presented the results of two Sebacia studies at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) 2019 Annual Meeting in October.

The long-term data is from the ongoing EU real-world registry study, which was designed to evaluate acne outcomes in patients that received pre-treatment with common first-line topical acne medications prior to the Sebacia treatment. Patients were prescribed a two- to four-week course of topical retinoid followed by three weekly in-office treatments of Sebacia Microparticles at commercial centers. The study is being conducted at nine nonacademic clinical practices in Europe and to date has enrolled 76 patients. The latest clinical results out to two years demonstrated:

  • 92 percent average acne inflammatory lesion count (ILC) improvement at 24 months compared to baseline.
  • 77 percent of patients were acne medication-free at 24 months.
  • 9 percent of patients received a topical acne drug and only 14 percent received a systemic acne drug during the follow-up period.
  • There...
Magner Joins Sentient Lasers

Saskia Magner has joined Sentient Lasers, a company that specializes in service, sales, procurement, leasing and warranty of aesthetic laser and light-based technologies, as outside sales executive. She will be responsible for creating and driving new business opportunities and building a larger salesforce at Sentient Lasers.

Magner has more than 20 years’ experience in the medical aesthetics industry, working with companies including Palomar, Cutera, Allergan, Johnson & Johnson and Merz North America. She currently is COO and business development specialist at Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy, where she leads customized injector training and consulting for aesthetic medical practices.

“As one of the few women in my field with device, injectable and business development experience, I believe that I have a unique and valuable perspective and will introduce Sentient Lasers to more practices to further expand their highly satisfied and loyal customer base,” said Magner. “Having worked with some of the Sentient Lasers team in the past, it is incredibly rewarding to join a company that shares the same values I have for going above and beyond for my customers.”

For more information on Sentient Lasers,...

Cynosure Partners with Elizabeth Grady To Bring SculpSure and Icon Treatments to New Patients

Elizabeth Grady, a Boston-based esthetics, massage therapy, makeup artistry and retail product company, is now offering Cynosure’s WarmSculpting with SculpSure and Icon treatments at each of its 24 locations throughout New England and at its accredited School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy. Founded in 1974, Elizabeth Grady services in excess of 100,000 customers and graduates more than 200 professional estheticians, massage therapists and makeup artists annually.

“The services Elizabeth Grady provides for our clients’ skin health is something the company takes great pride in. We always offer the most advanced technology and products to keep them looking younger longer,” said John P. Walsh, President and CEO of The Elizabeth Grady Companies. “Elizabeth Grady is honored to partner with Cynosure, a global leader in energy-based medical aesthetics, and we’re pleased to offer their WarmSculpting and Icon treatments, which expand the services available to our clients, providing them with the most in-demand treatments they’re looking for. The scientific and educational approach that Cynosure provides will strengthen and confirm that Elizabeth Grady professionals are the most sought after in the field.”

WarmSculpting...

Rewarding Employees

Think of your most valuable employees—the ones who know the ins and outs of your practice, keep your office running smoothly, and are respected and liked by patients and staff. Now suppose those star staffers suddenly quit. How would that affect your day-to-day practice and profits?


Owners of thriving aesthetic practices know that knowledgeable, motivated, long-term employees are key to their success. And it’s not just high turnover rates that can damage a practice. Unhappy, dissatisfied team members can also wreak havoc on your bottom line. “If staff members are not happy, it can... more »

Calming the Storm

Patients who suffer from rosacea may exhibit any number of uncomfortable symptoms, from flushing and dilated capillaries to papules, pustules and ocular irritation. Treatment options similarly vary, as do theories as to what the underlying causes of rosacea may be. While recent research highlights cardiovascular links and explores the potential role of facial microorganisms, experts agree that the best treatments for rosacea target the chronic inflammation of the skin and body, and require a holistic approach to patient care. Patients most commonly present with erythematotelangiectatic... more »

Compassionate Care

At age six, Julius Few, MD, already knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: a doctor—specifically, a surgeon. His inspiration: Dr. Quincy, a forensic pathologist played by actor Jack Klugman in the 1970s television series Quincy M.E. Of course, Dr. Quincy’s fictitious patients were dead, but that fact escaped the young Julius Few.


“Quincy was a sleuth,” says Dr. Few. “When I saw him operating on people, I thought that was the coolest thing and I knew that was what I wanted to do.”


Today, Dr. Few is the director and founder of The Few Institute for... more »