MedEsthetics November/December 2019
Achieving the correct proportions with HA filler-based lip enhancement.

Lips are one of the key features of the face and the main feature of the lower third. Since ancient times women have used different substances and techniques to make lips stand out, from face painting to lipstick, and lip enhancement continues to trend today.

Both female and male patients want to improve fullness and/or definition, and hyaluronic acid (HA) filler is the right tool in the...

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MedEsthetics November/December 2019

Lips are one of the key features of the face and the main feature of the lower third....

MedEsthetics Nov/Dec 2019

When it comes to smoothing wrinkles and minimizing signs of aging, injectable...

MedEsthetics November/December 2019

Patients of physicians with a high number of co-worker reports about unprofessional...

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As the son of a dermatologist and his namesake, Patrick Bitter Jr., MD, might have...

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NEWS

Picosecond Laser Skin of Color
Skin of color patients who would like to remove their brow tattoos may have a new treatment available. A pilot study by Farah Moustafa, MD, et al, showed that treatment with a dual-wavelength (1,064nm/532nm) picosecond laser combined with a Perfluorodecalin (PFD)‐Infused patch is both safe and...
Acne Treatment Internal
A literature review performed by Raja Sivamani, MD, et al, and published online in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (November 19, 2019) revealed strong evidence for the use of Zinc supplementation to combat the inflammation of acne and atopic dermatitis. The researchers searched...
Picosecond Nd:YAG Plus PFD for Eyebrow Tattoos

Skin of color patients who would like to remove their brow tattoos may have a new treatment available. A pilot study by Farah Moustafa, MD, et al, showed that treatment with a dual-wavelength (1,064nm/532nm) picosecond laser combined with a Perfluorodecalin (PFD)‐Infused patch is both safe and effective.

The physicians treated four patients with skin types III–IV with a dual‐wavelength picosecond Nd:YAG laser using the 1,064nm wavelength with a 3mm spot size and fluence of 4–4.6 J/cm2. One patient (Patient 2) also received treatment with the 532nm wavelength (4mm spot size and fluence of 0.5 J/cm2). Three patients underwent a single treatment session. One patient (Patient 1) had a total of three treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart.

Patient outcomes were: 75 percent clearance in patient 1 after three treatments over a period of 2.5 months, 75 percent clearance in patient 2 after one treatment, 90 percent clearance in patient 3 after one treatment and 100 percent clearance in patient 4 after one treatment. All patients experienced mild and transient localized erythema and edema immediately following each laser treatment as well as some epidermal crusting for three to five days...

Zinc Supplementation Beneficial for Acne Patients

A literature review performed by Raja Sivamani, MD, et al, and published online in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (November 19, 2019) revealed strong evidence for the use of Zinc supplementation to combat the inflammation of acne and atopic dermatitis.

The researchers searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, MEDLINE and Ovid for all papers on the use of zinc for inflammatory dermatologic conditions (including acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, diaper dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis and rosacea) up to May 29, 2019.

They identified 229 articles, 22 of which met inclusion criteria. Ten of 14 studies evaluating the effect of zinc supplementation on acne found the supplementation to be beneficial. Zinc was also shown to be beneficial in one of two studies on atopic dermatitis, one of one study on diaper dermatitis and three of three studies evaluating its effects on hidradenitis suppurativa. The one article found on psoriasis and one article found on rosacea showed no significant benefit of zinc treatment on disease outcome.

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Stoll Joins Soliton as Senior Director of Clinical Development

Mary Stoll is the new senior director of clinical development Soliton, a medical device manufacturer with a novel and proprietary acoustic pulse platform technology licensed from The University of Texas on behalf of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Stoll will be responsible for direct oversight of all clinical activities of the company’s Rapid Acoustic Pulse (RAP) device for tattoo removal, improvement in the appearance of cellulite and keloid scarring, and additional pipeline indications. She formerly served as senior director of clinical operations at Cytrellis Biosystems where she oversaw and led all clinical operations activities for a new technology targeting skin laxity. Prior to her tenure with Cytrellis, Stoll was the executive director of clinical services at Cynosure.

“We believe Mary’s directly related clinical dermatology experience will help Soliton accelerate and improve our research and development activities. It is evident that Mary’s experience directly overlaps the role she will fill at Soliton,” said Joe Tanner, CEO of Soliton. “More importantly, we believe she is exactly the right fit within our culture of strong teamwork.”

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 »