Pulse Biosciences
Nano-pulse electrical stimulation is emerging as a potential treatment for both benign and malignant skin concerns.

Pulse Biosciences, a company that has developed a Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) technology based on the work of researchers at Old Dominion University in Charleston, South Carolina, and the University of Southern California’s Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Los Angeles, is piquing the interest of dermatologists and immunologists.

The company presented two papers at the 2018...


Pulse Biosciences

Pulse Biosciences, a company that has developed a Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS)...

EB-001A Clinical Trial Results

Bonti, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company, announced topline...

Business Consult July/August 2018

For a medspa or medical aesthetic practice to grow and prosper, it’s crucial to find...

MedEsthetics July/August 2018

When New York City-based dermatologist Eric Schweiger, MD, opened a private practice...


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-...


Facebook Ad Leads
By Angela (Miller) Hamilton, Facebook Marketing Expert at ReachLocal With more than 1.71 billion active users on Facebook, social media advertising is an important way for medspas and medical practices to reach local consumers online. Most facilties have a company page and perhaps purchase a few...
Addressing Employee Tardiness
By Paul Edwards, CEO of CEDR HR Solutions There’s nothing more maddening than knowing your patients are due to arrive at your door at any moment, but because one or more of your employees STILL hasn’t shown up for work, you won’t be able to take the patients back right away. Despite the many...
Liquefaction Liposuction Offers Faster Extraction and Less Downtime

A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (September 2018) revealed that tissue liquefaction liposuction (TLL, Hydrasolve, Andrew Technologies) extracts fat more quickly with less arm movement than traditional suction-assisted liposuction (SAL). TLL patients also experienced less bruising and swelling post treatment. Researchers Joseph P. Hunstad, MD, FACS, et al, performed a contralateral study with 31 adult female subjects. They compared surgical efficiency, lipoaspirate, and differences in bruising, swelling, tenderness and incision appearance ratings between TLL and SAL procedures.

The average volumes of infusion (1.242 L for TLL vs. 1.276 L for SAL) and aspirated supernatant fat (704 mL for TLL vs. 649 mL for SAL) were statistically similar. The median fat extraction rate with TLL was faster than SAL (35.6 mL/min vs. 25 mL/min) and stroke rate was reduced in TLL vs. SAL procedures (48 strokes/min vs. 120 strokes/min). The TLL-treated side had lower mean total scores for bruising, swelling, treatment site tenderness and incision appearance post treatment.

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Hong Kong Researchers Debut Novel Self-fitting Scaffold for Bone Regeneration

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced that researchers, led by Professor Hu Jinlian (principal investigator), Dr Xie Ruiqi from the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, and Dr Guo Xia from its Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, have designed and fabricated a self-fitting bone scaffold that can be safely implanted into bone defects and induce bone regeneration. The scaffold is made of a shape memory polyurethane foam and hydroxyapatite (HA) nano-particles. The team collaborated with Sichuan University in cell culture and animal modeling for the research.

PolyU notes that the novel scaffold is characterized by its self-fitting effect. It can be compacted at 0°C, implanted with that compact shape at room temperature, and then recovered to its original shape completely at 40°C, which enhances the feasibility of using the scaffold in minimally invasive surgery.

The scaffold possesses a highly porous structure with interconnected pores to allow for cell migration and formation of new tissue. The average pore size of the scaffold is 670 microns, which is close to that of trabecular bone and thus mimics the actual in vivo microenvironment. The compressive strength of the scaffold is designed at...

Cynosure To Distribute Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen System in Aesthetics Market

Hologic’s Cynosure division has entered into an agreement with Porter Instrument, a business unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation, for distribution rights in the United States and Canada to Porter’s Nitronox nitrous oxide and oxygen system. Nitronox is a self-administered nitrous oxide and oxygen delivery system providing a fast-acting inhaled analgesic that helps patients manage potential discomfort and anxiety while remaining alert and conscious during their aesthetic procedures.

Hologic anticipates that Nitronox will be used to complement hair removal, tattoo removal, body contouring and skin rejuvenation procedures.

“We are excited to partner with Cynosure, a leader within the medical aesthetic market. Our gas delivery products provide an ideal solution for pain management and patient anxiety during various procedures. Combined with the strength of Cynosure's commercial and service teams, this will be a winning combination for both physicians and patients,” said Jay Reidy, general manager of Parker's Precision Fluidics Division - Porter Instrument Business.

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 »

This Issue - January/February 2016