MedEsthetics September 2019
How to set staff expectations, track performance, reward excellence and address problems before they become major issues.

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of planning a big night out at the new restaurant known for its amazing food, only to have the evening fizzle due to poor service. While a restaurant may have award-winning cuisine, if the wait staff provides poor service, the establishment will be a short-lived venture. The lesson in this is that a business is only as good as its employees.

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MedEsthetics September 2019

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of planning a big night out at the new...

Traditionally, the neck and décolleté have been among the most challenging areas to...

MedEsthetics September 2019

Cosmetic procedures are elective. Patients come in with expectations, not medical...

Rotational Fractional Resection

"Having something effective for the neck that doesn’t require surgery is sort of the...

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Postprocedure Bruising Cream

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RF-Assisted Lipolysis

The InMode AccuTite radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) device features...

Antiaging Skin Care

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Cynosure Adds Surgical RF Handpiece

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NEWS

Pulsed Dye Laser and Anesthetic
Topical anesthetics do not affect the efficacy of pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment for erythema, according to a retrospective study published online in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on August 22, 2019. Douglas C. Wu, MD, et al, reviewed the charts of 69 patients who presented with erythema...
Massage Envy Teams with Proactiv
Massage Envy is rolling out a new treatment, The Acne Facial Series powered by Proactiv, in an effort to help acne sufferers who may not have access to dermatologic care. The program includes a six to 12-week esthetician-guided facial series (based on weekly or bi-weekly appointment scheduling...
Topical Anesthetic Does Not Impede Efficacy of Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment

Topical anesthetics do not affect the efficacy of pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment for erythema, according to a retrospective study published online in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on August 22, 2019. Douglas C. Wu, MD, et al, reviewed the charts of 69 patients who presented with erythema from telangiectasia, cherry angioma, striae or rosacea on the face, neck, chest and/or extremities. One group of patients had been pretreated with topical anesthesia (23% lidocaine/7% tetracaine ointment or 7% lidocaine/7% tetracaine ointment) prior to PDL. Their outcomes were compared to patients treated without anesthesia. Two blinded dermatologists evaluated postprocedure photographs and gave an assessment compared with baseline.

There was no significant difference in outcomes between the two groups. The mean improvement was 2.2581 in the anesthesia group and 2.2632 in the nonanesthesia group.

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Massage Envy Launches Acne Facial Series Powered by Proactiv

Massage Envy is rolling out a new treatment, The Acne Facial Series powered by Proactiv, in an effort to help acne sufferers who may not have access to dermatologic care. The program includes a six to 12-week esthetician-guided facial series (based on weekly or bi-weekly appointment scheduling), where acne sufferers are paired with a licensed esthetician who consults with them on their skin, delivers six customized facials, makes recommendations on how to address breakouts, shows them how to use at-home Proactiv products and adjusts the facial routines based on how the clients’ skin is reacting to the program.

“Outside of going to a dermatologist, there aren’t many effective options available for acne sufferers to get expert, personalized help with managing their breakouts,” said Joe Magnacca, president and CEO of Massage Envy Franchising. “But now, by partnering with the biggest name in acne, we have created an acne facial that is effective, affordable and accessible to millions of acne sufferers across the nation in over 1,150 locations.”

A survey commissioned by Massage Envy revealed that three-in-five acne sufferers are unsure whether their skincare regimens are effective. Two-thirds (64 percent) of acne...

SENTÉ Partners with SCIENTIS for U.S. Launch of Cyspera Pigment Corrector

Cyspera, a novel pigment corrector formulated with cysteamine, is coming to the United States thanks to an exclusive partnership between Scientis, a Swiss dermatology company dedicated to developing novel dermo-cosmetic solutions to address skin pigmentation concerns, and SENTÉ.

Cystera is indicated for stubborn skin discoloration in darker skin types. It’s key active, cysteamine, is a naturally occurring biological compound that delivers powerful antioxidant activity with multiple effects on the appearance of skin discoloration.

“SENTÉ brings yet another novel solution to the physician skincare market. Adding to its portfolio of products featuring the hydrating and skin renewing ingredient Heparan Sulfate Analog, Cyspera contains cysteamine to address the most stubborn patchy skin discoloration,” explains Jeanine B. Downie, MD.

For more information, visit www.cyspera.com and www.sentelabs.com.

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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