Business Consult October 2018
What to look for in a patient care coordinator.

Do you know which employees (other than those who provide care) in an aesthetic practice have the greatest impact on practice revenue? The answer is patient care coordinators. This is because patient care coordinators are responsible for the majority of patient interactions. They help to ensure the quality of patient care. And when selected and trained properly, they build deeper patient relationships,...

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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...

MedEsthetics September 2018

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

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Handheld Body Imaging System for Aesthetics

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Fotofinder Automated ABTM

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Skin Care for Eczema

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NEWS

The Educational and Research Foundation of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation) and Candela Corporation are joining forces to support survivors of domestic violence. FACE TO FACE: The Domestic Violence Project is one of three arms to the AAFPRS...
Noninvasive fat reduction
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared Allergan’s CoolSculpting to treat the submandibular area. In addition, the FDA clearance was expanded to include patients with a BMI of up to 46.2 when treating the submental and submandibular areas. The efficacy of the CoolSculpting...
AAFPRS and Candela Partner to Aid Domestic Abuse Survivors

The Educational and Research Foundation of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation) and Candela Corporation are joining forces to support survivors of domestic violence.

FACE TO FACE: The Domestic Violence Project is one of three arms to the AAFPRS Foundation’s humanitarian programs. Through this program, AAFPRS members offer pro-bono facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to domestic violence survivors to repair face, head and neck injuries caused by an intimate partner or spouse. The facial plastic surgeons who have participated in the program have helped more than 1,000 women since its inception in 1994.

This year, the AAFPRS Foundation has been working to establish funding to support individuals whose injuries go beyond what AAFPRS physician services can offer, such as hospital stay or anesthesiologist fees. In response, Candela has provided the seed money to establish this funding. In addition, the AAFPRS and Candela are collaborating to outline protocols for instances where Candela’s Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser system will be used by FACE TO FACE surgeons to assist patients who require the treatment of scars or trauma-induced purpura.

“Our FACE TO FACE: The...

CoolSculpting Cleared To Treat Below the Jawline

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared Allergan’s CoolSculpting to treat the submandibular area. In addition, the FDA clearance was expanded to include patients with a BMI of up to 46.2 when treating the submental and submandibular areas.

The efficacy of the CoolSculpting treatment in the area right below the jawline was proven in a 22-week clinical study, which demonstrated an average 33 percent reduction in fat layer thickness after two treatments. Additionally, patient satisfaction with the treatment averaged 85 percent across three studies

“The CoolSculpting treatment is the clinically proven safe and effective leader in nonsurgical fat reduction with nine clearances and over 7 million treatments performed,” said David Nicholson, chief research and development officer at Allergan. “This new indication to treat the submandibular area underscores Allergan’s dedication to research and innovation within the body contouring category.”

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Rapidly Polymerizing Collagen For Revolumization

Dermal fillers have moved from collagen-based to hyaluronic acid and now a new product is bringing collagen back in the form of a scaffold designed to stimulate fibroblast proliferation. In the October issue of Aesthetic Surgery, Christopher Inglefield, BSc, MBBS, FRCS and colleagues published the results of their prospective, multicenter, open-label study of RPC (Rapidly Polymerizing Collagen) Pure-Collagen from EternoGen Aesthetics. RPC Pure-Collagen is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, viscous, clear solution composed of pure porcine collagen, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) and Mannitol that can be injected through a 30-gauge needle as a liquid. The liquid fibrilizes in situ forming a natural, open 3-dimensional collagen matrix for bio-dermal restoration.

The researchers treated 30 patients in the nasolabial fold and followed their outcomes for up 12 weeks after injection. A subset of patients was followed for up to nine months. The only adverse events were transient injection site reactions, which were mild or moderate in severity except for one case of severe bruising. There were no reports of hypersensitivity. The subjects all showed significant improvement from baseline based on both Merz Aesthetic Scale...

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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