MedEsthetics July/August 2019
What you need to know before hosting an off-site event that includes medical aesthetic treatments.

One thing I love about the medspa industry is that medspa owners and providers continue to innovate in their marketing, branding and businesses. This is also one reason it’s difficult to keep track of what’s legal in the medical aesthetic industry—many of the ideas we are asked about are brand new. They’ve never been tested before, and therefore it can be a challenge to determine where the legal...

Articles

MedEsthetics July/August 2019

One thing I love about the medspa industry is that medspa owners and providers...

A Clear Vision

Plastic surgeon Emily Kirby, MD, was 5 years old when she first told her mother she...

Join MedEsthetics and social media marketing expert Doan Bui as we discuss...

MedEsthetics July/August 2019

Just as people need annual checkups as well as healthy daily habits to operate at...

Products

Cynosure Adds Surgical RF Handpiece

Cynosure TempSure Surgical radiofrequency (RF) technology—a new addition to...

Night cream

Skinceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is a corrective night cream that...

Daily Antioxidants

Radiance Shield Anti-Aging Lotion from Skinprint protects skin to reduce...

Handheld Body Imaging System for Aesthetics

Canfield Scientific’s VECTRA H2 offers an all-in-one portable lightweight 3D...

NEWS

New Alternative to Fillers and Fat
In the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron, MD, and resident Ji H. Son, MD, shared outcomes of a string fat/dermis graft procedure for depressed scars and established, recalcitrant rhytides and creases that they have performed in 39 patients (49...
First OTC Adapalene Acne Treatment
In an effort to bring more effective acne care to people who don’t have access to a dermatologist, LaRoche-Posay has launched Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment, the first over-the-counter adapalene gel product in the U.S., and My Skin Track PoreScan, an online skin analysis tool...
String Grafts Effective for Scars and Established Wrinkles

In the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron, MD, and resident Ji H. Son, MD, shared outcomes of a string fat/dermis graft procedure for depressed scars and established, recalcitrant rhytides and creases that they have performed in 39 patients (49 sites). The procedure involves harvesting a graft of dermis and fat in the shape of a string—approximately 1mm to 2mm thick—that matches the length of the depressed line or scar to be corrected.

To place the graft, the treatment sites were marked and then infiltrated with lidocaine containing 1:100,000 epinephrine. The surgeons then used the sharp end of an 18-gauge needle to create a tunnel in the subcutaneous plane, using a side-to-side motion to release any fibrous bands in the area to be filled. Using the end of the 18-guage needle, they then carefully pushed the graft into the subcutaneous tunnel with rotation and advancement of the needle.

Treatment sites included: upper lip rhytides; lower lip rhytides; oral commissure; labiomental groove; frown line; and scars in the forehead, nasal dorsum, nasal tip, lower eyelids and eyebrows. Patients—some followed for as long as eight years—reported a high degree of...

LaRoche-Posay Launches OTC Adapalene Gel and Online Skin Analysis Tool

In an effort to bring more effective acne care to people who don’t have access to a dermatologist, LaRoche-Posay has launched Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment, the first over-the-counter adapalene gel product in the U.S., and My Skin Track PoreScan, an online skin analysis tool powered by artificial intelligence.

“There are many effective acne prescriptions including combinations of benzoyl peroxide and topical retinoids. However, many people don’t have access to these prescriptions because they don’t visit a dermatologist or their insurance won't cover them. OTC prescription-strength acne treatments are a game-changer for people who have limited access to a healthcare provider,” said dermatologist Hilary Baldwin, MD.

The My Skin Track PoreScan (available at www.porescan.com) uses artificial intelligence to make personalized skincare recommendations for those concerned with clogged pores, raised imperfections and residual marks

“My Skin Track PoreScan not only provides consumers access to a personalized skincare regimen upon their initial skin analysis, but it also allows them to track changes in their skin after completing their regimen,” said Adrien...

Walker Named Chief Marketing Officer of SENTE

Adelle Walker is the new chief marketing officer (CMO) of SENTE, maker of heparan sulfate analog-based medical grade skincare. Walker brings more than 15 years experience in the dermatology and aesthetics industry to the position. She previously worked with Allergan, SkinMedica and Syneron Candela. As CMO of SENTE, she will take an executive leadership role in defining pipeline strategy as well as internal and external portfolio planning. Walker will also lead all communications from marketing to professional relations, education and consumer promotion.

“Adelle has an incredible track record of challenging the status quo and turning insights into new opportunities and markets,” said Laurent Combredet, president and CEO of SENTE. “Adelle is a tremendous addition to SENTE, and I look forward to partnering with her as we further build our position in the exciting physician-dispensed skincare market.”

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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