MedEsthetics May/June 2019
Radio advertising is an effective practice-marketing option. Here’s how to make the most of it.

In our fast-paced world infused with multiple channels of communication, radio persists. That’s because radio pairs perfectly with whatever else we’re doing, whether it's working, driving or just relaxing. With the flick of a dial, we have instant access to our favorite music, interesting interviews, sports and commentary. As a practice owner, you can have a lot of fun while building your business with...

Articles

Join MedEsthetics and board certified plastic surgeon, Ben Tittle MD, as he...

MedEsthetics May/June 2019

In our fast-paced world infused with multiple channels of communication, radio...

MedEsthetics May/June 2019

Estheticians are a natural fit for medical aesthetic practices. They specialize in...

MedEsthetics May/June 2019

When we talk about deep chemical peeling, the first names that come to mind are Baker-...

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

Preoperative Shock Wave Therapy
A prospective, randomized, double‐blinded, controlled pilot trial of 24 abdominoplasty patients revealed that preoperative application of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) reduces post-surgical scar thickness and improves the appearance of scars. The study, led by Elisabeth Russe, MD, is...
Registration is now open for the 2019 Controversies & Conversations in Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. The event, which is designed exclusively for dermatologists, laser and aesthetic surgeons, ophthalmologists, oculoplastic surgeons and other healthcare personnel, will take place...
Preoperative Shockwave Therapy Improves Wound Healing

A prospective, randomized, double‐blinded, controlled pilot trial of 24 abdominoplasty patients revealed that preoperative application of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) reduces post-surgical scar thickness and improves the appearance of scars. The study, led by Elisabeth Russe, MD, is titled “Effects of Preoperative Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Scar Formation—A Pilot Study on 24 Subjects Undergoing Abdominoplasty Surgery” and was published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (online April 29, 2019).

Previous studies investigating the use of ESWT immediately after surgery have shown a beneficial effect on wound healing. “Extracorporeal shockwave therapy has been demonstrated as a feasible noninvasive method to improve wound healing,” said Dr. Russe. “This effect was demonstrated to result from increased perfusion and angiogenesis due to systemic growth factors expression. We therefore hypothesized that preoperative ESWT reduces scar formation after surgery.”

For this study, the right and left half of the operative area were randomly allocated to receive either ESWT or placebo treatment. Both were applied one day before abdominoplasty surgery, and patients were followed for four months. The...

Join the 2019 Controversies & Conversations Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2019 Controversies & Conversations in Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. The event, which is designed exclusively for dermatologists, laser and aesthetic surgeons, ophthalmologists, oculoplastic surgeons and other healthcare personnel, will take place August 9-11 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

The symposium offers unabridged discussions on relevant topics, emerging trends and effective treatments in minimally invasive and noninvasive aesthetic procedures, including lasers and energy-based devices, injectables and other cosmetic interventions.

Kenneth Arndt, MD; Jeffrey Dover, MD, FRCPC; R. Rox Anderson, MD; and Murad Alam, MD, MBA, direct this annual course. For more than 20 years they have worked to create an event that accommodates lively, no holds-barred discussion on the hottest topics facing the industry.

An early registration discount of $100 is available through May 31. To register, visit www.skincarecontroversies.com/registration.

Rotational Fractional Resection Technology Moves One Step Closer To Approval

Recros Medica’s de novo regulatory submission for the Nuvellus Focal Contouring System has been accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The device utilizes the company’s proprietary Rotational Fractional Resection (RFR) technology, which creates fractional wounding without heat or energy and may provide medical aesthetic physicians a minimally invasive single treatment option to improve submental contouring.

The system will be comprised of an integrated console, reusable surgical handpiece and differentiated consumable attachments for specific contouring applications. Based on anticipated regulatory timelines, Recros expects to receive FDA clearance in Q4 2019.

“The entire Recros Medica team is excited about bringing our novel Nuvellus system to aesthetic physicians, and today’s submission represents a critical step in that journey,” said Tom Albright, CEO of Recros Medica. “We are confident that Nuvellus will offer customers significant efficacy and versatility, and look forward to working with the FDA to achieve commercial clearance and introduce Nuvellus for one of the largest unmet needs in aesthetic medicine.”

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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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