MedEsthetics Nov/Dec 2018
Understanding the most likely threats to patient privacy can help protect your practice against breaches and HIPAA violations.

When healthcare attorney Bradford E. Adatto, Esq. of Dallas-based firm ByrdAdatto opened the email, “My eyes almost fell out of my head,” he says. There was a message time stamped 11:00 p.m. from one of his clients, a plastic surgeon, asking him to call immediately. The doctor had been in surgery since 5:00 a.m. and when he checked his email that evening, a patient had sent a link to a review she had...

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MedEsthetics Nov/Dec 2018

When healthcare attorney Bradford E. Adatto, Esq. of Dallas-based firm ByrdAdatto...

MedEsthetics Nov/Dec 2018

Many aesthetic practices and medspas have already embraced video as an effective...

MedEsthetics November/December 2018

Over the past two decades, body art has become mainstream, and this trend shows no...

MedEsthetics October 2018 Legal Issues

new California law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), may affect how...

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Handheld Body Imaging System for Aesthetics

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Hydrating and Correcting Lip Treatment

Topix Pharmaceuticals' Replenix Pure Hydration Plumping Lip Treatment Broad...

Fotofinder Automated ABTM

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Skin Care for Eczema

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NEWS

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‘Tis the season to strive to end the year with a bang! Holidays have a way of getting everyone into a festive mood. Medspas and aesthetic practices can capitalize on the spirit of the season by helping their clients look their best and feel less stressed in the process. A warm welcome, cozy...
Dermavant Names new CEO
Aesthetic industry veteran Todd Zavodnick has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Dermavant Sciences, a dermatology-focused subsidiary of Roivant Sciences. Zavodnick has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He joins Dermavant from Revance, a...
Sponsored Content: Get Holiday Glowing

‘Tis the season to strive to end the year with a bang! Holidays have a way of getting everyone into a festive mood. Medspas and aesthetic practices can capitalize on the spirit of the season by helping their clients look their best and feel less stressed in the process.

A warm welcome, cozy treatment rooms, soft gowns, and creative packages of products and treatments entice clients to spend more time with you as they seek your expertise to maximize their skin and inner health during the cold, dry and busy holiday season.

Some of the most popular treatments right now are noninvasive, wash-and-wear procedures that can be done during a lunch hour or before or after work. Skincare services from head to toe are also trending for clients from October through December, as are luxury skincare products and gift certificates that clients can gift to friends and loved ones.

According to board certified plastic surgeon Mark H. Schwartz, MD in New York City, “December is one of our busiest months for non-surgical minimally invasive treatments. Everyone wants to look their best in time for family events and holiday parties. One of our most popular treatments is lip enhancement with Juvederm Volbella (Allergan). It’s...

Zavodnick Takes the Lead at Dermavant

Aesthetic industry veteran Todd Zavodnick has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Dermavant Sciences, a dermatology-focused subsidiary of Roivant Sciences. Zavodnick has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He joins Dermavant from Revance, a biotechnology company where he served as chief commercial officer and president of aesthetics and therapeutics. Prior to Revance, he held global leadership roles at ZELTIQ Aesthetics and Galderma Laboratories where he was president and general manager of North America.

Dermavant Sciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics for inflammatory skin diseases and medical dermatologic conditions. The company's existing development pipeline consists of five product candidates targeting five different conditions with significant unmet medical needs. Dermavant's lead product candidate, tapinarof (DMVT-505), is an investigational topical therapeutic aryl hydrocarbon receptor modulating agent (TAMA) that is being developed as a potential first-line topical treatment for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

“It is an honor to join Dermavant at such an exciting time...

Guidelines for Injection of Diluted CaHA for Skin Tightening

A global panel of 14 aesthetic physicians convened to review off-label use of diluted and hyperdiluted calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA, Radiesse) for skin laxity on the face and body and develop best practice recommendations. The panel reviewed the literature and their own experiences and found strong evidence for neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis following injection of diluted (1:1) and hyperdiluted (1:2 or greater) CaHA with the most promising outcomes occurring in the decolletage.

Their preparation guidelines recommend at least 20 passes between syringes to ensure product homogeneity and immediate injection as the product separates quickly. Due to the fast separation, the consensus panel recommends that the injector perform the dilution rather than a nurse practitioner or assistant.

When examining specific areas of injections, their treatment guidelines include:

Face. Diluted ratio of 1:1 is recommended with diluted product injected in the immediate subdermal plane and fanned across the cheeks and jawline to improve laxity in the mid- and lower face. They offer no recommendations for use in the temple or forehead.

Neck and Decolletage. Hyperdiluted CaHA (1:2 to...

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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