MedEsthetics Jan/Feb 2019
Addressing the most common pigmentation concerns in skin of color.

While acne is the No. 1 skin concern in America, pigmentation is the No. 1 skin disorder globally and for patients with Fitzpatrick Skin Types IV and higher. In recent years, aesthetic practices have been seeing an increase in the number of patients struggling with unwanted pigmentation as awareness of effective treatments grows. “We are seeing an increase in patients coming to our offices with...

Articles

In an effort to help private practices and large healthcare organizations protect...

MedEsthetics Jan.Feb 2019

While in medical school, Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD, became intrigued by dermatology. “...

MedEsthetics Jan/Feb 2019

When we think of of medical facilities, we often think of stark green walls lined by...

MedEsthetics Jan/Feb 2019

New Year’s resolutions are made with the best of intentions. We begin with...

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

Post-RF Microneedling Skin Care
Patients who used Stratacel, a silicone-based wound dressing, following fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling experienced less erythema than those who used Aquaphor, according to a recent split-face study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (February 12, 2019). Michael H....
New RF Microneedling Technology
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Lutronic Genius platform for sale in the U.S. The radiofrequency microneedling platform includes the company’s new Intelligent Care technology that incorporates ‘smart’ features that provide added feedback for practitioners. The new features...
Stratacel Silicone Dressing Superior to Aquaphor for Healing

Patients who used Stratacel, a silicone-based wound dressing, following fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling experienced less erythema than those who used Aquaphor, according to a recent split-face study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (February 12, 2019). Michael H. Gold, MD, and Julie Biron, BSc, treated 20 patients with full-face fractional RF microneedling (EndyMed Pro Intensif Handpiece). The patients applied Stratacel (Stratpharma SG) and Aquaphor (Beiersdorf), which acted as the control, immediately after the procedure and daily for seven days postprocedure. Digital and 3D Images were taken at days 2, 3 and 7.

All patients healed properly with no reported adverse reactions to the topical products. At each study visit, erythema on the Stratacel-treated area was significantly reduced compared to control. Patients also preferred Stratacel citing parameters such as feel on skin, drying time and stickiness.
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Lutronic Launches Genius Intelligent RF Delivery Platform

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Lutronic Genius platform for sale in the U.S. The radiofrequency microneedling platform includes the company’s new Intelligent Care technology that incorporates ‘smart’ features that provide added feedback for practitioners. The new features include sensing and feedback algorithms that provide novel real-time feedback to deliver more consistent energy during the treatment, and adjustable settings that allow providers to optimize treatment based on age, skin type, sun exposure habits, anatomical area, tissue thickness and depth, and other variables.

“The Genius system is the best system that Lutronic has come up with,” said E. Victor Ross, MD, director of the Laser and Cosmetic Center at Scripps Clinic San Diego. “It has a quiet motor, a more ergonomically friendly handpiece, and it also has a real-time feedback. The intelligent interrogation of the skin allows you to be assured that you are precisely delivering the energy that you intended at your chosen depth.”

For more information, visit https://us.aesthetic.lutronic.com/us/products/genius

HHS Releases Cybersecurity Practice Guides for Healthcare Industry

In an effort to help private practices and large healthcare organizations protect their patients’ data, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released two guides to voluntary cybersecurity practices—one for local clinics and the other for large hospital systems.

The guides are the result of a two-year public-private partnership between HHS and more than 150 healthcare industry professionals. They outline the five most current threats to healthcare organizations—email phishing attacks, ransomware, loss or theft of equipment or data, accidental or intentional data loss (insider) and attacks against connected medical devices—and outline 10 cybersecurity practices to mitigate the risks, including:

  • Email protection systems
  • Endpoint protection systems
  • Access management
  • Data protection and loss management
  • Asset management
  • Network management
  • Vulnerability management
  • Incident response
  • Medical device security
  • Cybersecurity policies

The guides are available online through the HHS, Department of Public Health Emergency.

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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