MedEsthetics October 2018
New tax provisions make end-of-year tax planning even more important for practices and medspas.

Last December the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law. The new legislation is broad in scope and can potentially lower the tax burden on most U.S.-based businesses. But reaping the benefits requires understanding how deductions have changed and how your practice or medspa’s business entity and accounting methods impact its use of new deductions and tax credits. Following are some the key...

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MedEsthetics October 2018

Last December the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law. The new...

Business Consult October 2018

Do you know which employees (other than those who provide care) in an aesthetic...

MedEsthetics October 2018 All Hands

Sun-mottled, wrinkled, veiny hands shout one’s true age despite how young the face...

MedEsthetics September 2018

Bruises are a common side effect of injectable treatments, such as botulinum toxin and...

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NEWS

ASDS Elects New President
Murad Alam, MD, MBA, took office as the new president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix last week. Dr. Alam is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngology and surgery and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Northwestern...
Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology Grants Distributed
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has distributed $100,000 to eight research projects through its Cutting Edge Research Grant Program and more than $47,000 to two projects through the Fredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund. The Cutting Edge Research...
ASDS Elects New Officers

Murad Alam, MD, MBA, took office as the new president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix last week. Dr. Alam is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngology and surgery and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been an active ASDS member for 15 years and currently serves as chair of the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation and ASDSA Federal Affairs Work Groups.

Adam M. Rotunda, MD is now president-elect. Based in Newport Beach, he serves as assistant clinical professor in the division of dermatology at the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and is an assistant volunteer clinical professor at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine.

ASDS members also elected a new vice president, treasurer and three members of the Board of Directors.

Marc D. Brown, MD, is vice president. He currently serves as director of the division of Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology and professor of dermatology and oncology at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine in Rochester, New York.

Former board member Dee Anna Glaser, MD,...

ASDS Awards Clinical and Cosmetic Research Grants

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has distributed $100,000 to eight research projects through its Cutting Edge Research Grant Program and more than $47,000 to two projects through the Fredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund.

The Cutting Edge Research Grant Program was introduced in 1999 with the goal of uniting education and innovation to encourage clinical research and the transfer of new technologies into the surgical practice setting. It also supports ASDS board-directed research on Mohs surgery for skin cancer and patient satisfaction.

In its fourth year, the Brandt Fellowship Fund—generously supported by the Allergan Foundation—was developed to continue the legacy of cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt by promoting and supporting the career development of junior cosmetic dermatologic surgeons focused on cosmetic treatments and patient care. This year, there was a focus on multisite cosmetic research project proposals.

The 2018 Cutting Edge Research Grant recipients and their research projects are:

  • Dennis Kim, MD: Implementation of a melanoma risk stratification tool for targeted cancer screening
  • Jeffrey Scott, MD: Valuation and...
Cellfina Effective Five Years Out

Merz presented five-year follow-up data on its Cellfina cellulite treatment system at the 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) conference in Phoenix. The data revealed that a single treatment improved the appearance of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks for five years, building upon a previous study, which showed results lasting at least three years. Of the patients who completed the five-year follow-up, evaluators rated 100 percent as having noticeable improvement after five years.

“With this new five-year data, patients and physicians should feel confident that Cellfina is the right step toward proven, noticeable and lasting results in the improved appearance of cellulite,” said Michael Kaminer, MD, a member of the Cellfina five-year study team. “Creams and other cellulite treatments lead to limited patient satisfaction, while Cellfina patients experience enduring results. The study results confirm what we regularly see in practice.”

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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