MedEsthetics September 2018
Know the risks and rules before signing on as a medspa medical director.

The medspa industry has seen explosive growth over the past decade, thanks to increased public awareness of the many more affordable and effective medical aesthetic treatments now available. This has led to an influx of entrepreneurs seeking physicians who will join them in the medspa business by lending their expertise, their names and/or their medical licenses so they can offer these in-demand...

Articles

MedEsthetics September 2018

The medspa industry has seen explosive growth over the past decade, thanks to...

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Study

A picosecond‐domain laser with a 785nm wavelength has a special infinity for purple,...

MedEsthetics September 2018

Karen Horton, MD, a plastic surgeon in private practice in San Francisco, credits her...

Business Consult September 2018

It’s a nightmare scenario for any business: A star employee suddenly resigns and...

Products

Handheld Body Imaging System for Aesthetics

Canfield Scientific’s VECTRA H2 offers an all-in-one portable lightweight 3D...

Hydrating and Correcting Lip Treatment

Topix Pharmaceuticals' Replenix Pure Hydration Plumping Lip Treatment Broad...

Fotofinder Automated ABTM

Capture consistent before-and-after images with FotoFinder’s new Automated...

Skin Care for Eczema

Epionce Renewal Calming Cream from Episciences soothes sensitive, eczema-...

NEWS

Getting results with arm fat reduction procedures
Customizing cryolipolysis treatment protocols through the use of multiple applicators and multiple same-day treatment cycles can provide more natural-looking results for patients seeking fat reduction in the arms, according to a study published in the September 2018 issue of Lasers in Surgery...
Collagen and elastin before and after nutraceuticals
Skinade is a leading professional skincare drink that nourishes the skin from inside to reduce the signs of aging. Engineered for optimal absorption and efficacy, each daily dose is packed with the highest-quality marine collagen and essential nutrients. By focusing its effort on increasing...
Multiple Applicators Improve Noninvasive Arm Fat Reduction Outcomes

Customizing cryolipolysis treatment protocols through the use of multiple applicators and multiple same-day treatment cycles can provide more natural-looking results for patients seeking fat reduction in the arms, according to a study published in the September 2018 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Jason K. Rivers, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAD, et al, simultaneously treated bilateral arms of 15 eligible subjects (mean age of 51.1, mean BMI of 26.8) using one or two CoolSculpting vacuum applicators with flat contours. Their goal was to investigate the safety and efficacy of a new small applicator used in conjunction with an existing medium-sized applicator for the customized treatment of arm fat.

The researchers evaluated the shape of the fat bulge in each subject's arm and delivered up to two treatment cycles (−11°C for 35 minutes each)—using either one or both of the vacuum applicators—in one session. They assessed the subject's level of comfort, as well as sensory and motor nerve effects throughout the procedure and at the end of each treatment cycle. Efficacy was assessed through photographs taken at baseline and 12 weeks post‐treatment. Subjects also completed patient satisfaction questionnaires.

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Sponsored: skinade offers great skin in as little as 30 days

Skinade is a leading professional skincare drink that nourishes the skin from inside to reduce the signs of aging. Engineered for optimal absorption and efficacy, each daily dose is packed with the highest-quality marine collagen and essential nutrients. By focusing its effort on increasing awareness around the benefits that liquid supplementation can have on general skin health, the message of skinade is simple: we must look beyond classic skincare treatments for the best results.

Paul Banwell, MD, a plastic and cosmetic surgeon with a special interest in skin health, uses skinade in The Banwell Clinic. “The skin drink contains several co-factors and nutrients that will improve skin elasticity and the density of the collagen structure. I was skeptical at first. However, we trialed skinade with our patients and have had some astounding results, in terms of improved skin appearance and patient satisfaction,” he says.

Benji Dhillon, MD, from London aesthetic clinic, PHI, explains how skinade works and why he recommends an inside out approach to clients that are looking to do the best for their skin. “The field of supplements and nutraceuticals is rapidly growing. We are now becoming increasingly aware that...

Allergan Launches Spotlyte Digital Hub

Allergan has launched Spotlyte, a digital hub of curated content designed to help consumers learn more about medical aesthetic treatments. The site features researched content, product reviews and insider profiles, together with the latest beauty news and trends. In addition to its editorial content, Spotlyte will provide consumers access to a team of trained specialists who can chat directly with anyone considering medical aesthetic treatments and help connect them to local licensed providers.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder of Gilt Groupe and Glamsquad, and senior vice president of Consumer Strategy and Innovation at Allergan is leading the effort. Spotlyte is also the first venture from the new Allergan-owned digital ventures unit, Project Moonwalker, which will serve as a launchpad for new innovations in medical aesthetics.

“We have a unique position as industry leaders to identify emerging trends in real time and change the way that consumers engage with medical aesthetics,” said Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. “I have spent most of my career focused on the consumer while creating powerful brands at the intersection of technology and lifestyle. The core goal of Project Moonwalker is to enable information flow...

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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