MedEsthetics September 2019
In aesthetic medicine, the customer—or patient—is not always right, and practitioners need to be prepared to deny unreasonable requests.

Cosmetic procedures are elective. Patients come in with expectations, not medical concerns, which can make some situations challenging. Aesthetic practitioners often need to guide patients away from procedures not in their best interests. When safety is an issue, physicians readily say “no,” and patients are usually grateful. Conflicts can arise, however, when patients present with preconceived notions...

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NEWS

Cosmetic Procedures Up
There was a 7.5 percent increase in demand for cosmetic procedures in 2018, according to the results of the 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) member survey, and a 60 percent increase since 2012. ASDS members performed 3.5 million skin cancer treatments and nearly nine...
Natioanl Rosacea Society
The National Rosacea Society with support from Aclaris Therapeutics is offering a public service booklet called Recognizing Redness to help rosacea sufferers assess facial redness and understand the most common triggers for flareups. The booklet includes a redness register—a scale with nine...
ASDS Annual Survey Reveals Increase in Cosmetic and Skin Cancer Treatments

There was a 7.5 percent increase in demand for cosmetic procedures in 2018, according to the results of the 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) member survey, and a 60 percent increase since 2012. ASDS members performed 3.5 million skin cancer treatments and nearly nine million cosmetic treatments last year.

The top cosmetic treatments in 2018 were:

  • Laser, light and energy-based device treatments (3.4 million)
  • Neuromodulators (2.1 million)
  • Soft tissue fillers (1.6 million)
  • Nonsurgical body sculpting (623,000)
  • Chemical peels (497,000)

The survey also reported increases in requests for hair rejuvenation using platelet-rich plasma (72,000 procedures) and microneedling (262,000 procedures). “The coupling of scientific research and technology are driving innovative options for consumers seeking noninvasive cosmetic treatments,” said Murad Alam, MD, president of ASDS. “From skin cancer treatments to cosmetic procedures, patients continue to entrust ASDS members with their skin health and beauty needs.”

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NRS Releases Patient Information Booklet on Rosacea

The National Rosacea Society with support from Aclaris Therapeutics is offering a public service booklet called Recognizing Redness to help rosacea sufferers assess facial redness and understand the most common triggers for flareups.

The booklet includes a redness register—a scale with nine shades of redness, from very light to dark red. In a well-lit room with a mirror, the patient holds the color scale to the back of their hand, neck or other area of skin that gets as much sun exposure as their face to determine the shade of redness and records the number. Next, the patient holds the redness register to affected areas of their face to determine the shade of redness, and records the number. A difference of two or more shades may indicate rosacea, and greater difference may indicate greater severity. The booklet also includes information about rosacea and how it is diagnosed, as well as a list of the most common rosacea triggers.

“The new Recognizing Redness booklet is an excellent tool for patients to understand the disorder and assess the fluctuations in their complexion,” said Estee Williams, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. “...

Hologic Acquires 46 Percent Share of Ultrasound Medical Imaging Company

Hologic, a device manufacturer specializing in women’s health and parent company to Cynosure, has acquired approximately 46 percent of SuperSonic Imagine, a company that specializes in ultrasound medical imaging.

SuperSonic Imagine’s main shareholders, namely Bpifrance, Andera Partners, Auriga Partners, Mérieux Participations and CDC PME Croissance, holding together 10,841,409 shares, representing approximately 46 percent of the outstanding share capital of SuperSonic Imagine, sold all of their shares to Hologic at a price of €1.50 per share.

“We are very pleased to take this important step in the process of acquiring SuperSonic Imagine, and are excited to begin integrating the company’s best-in-class ultrasound technology, products and people with Hologic’s broader resources for the benefit of women’s breast health,” said Pete Valenti, Hologic’s Division President, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions.

SuperSonic Imagine and Hologic also entered into a tender offer agreement setting forth the terms pursuant to which Hologic will proceed with the tender offer, the company’s corporate governance commitments, commitments to conduct the company’s business in the normal course of business, and certain...

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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