MedEsthetics July/August 2018
Dermatologist Eric Schweiger, MD, grew his East Coast private practice from one to 40 locations in eight years.

When New York City-based dermatologist Eric Schweiger, MD, opened a private practice in midtown Manhattan in 2010, he had no idea it would one day become the first of 40 Schweiger Dermatology Group locations, treating more than 325,000 patients in the last year alone. He credits his fast growth to his patient-centric philosophy, his deep understanding of New York City patients and an entrepreneurial...

Articles

MedEsthetics July/August 2018

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

MedEsthetics July/August 2018 Legal Issues

It is not uncommon for an employee to leave a company and join a competitor’s business...

MedEsthetics July/August 2018

When medical aesthetic practices first began to use the term “Liquid Facelift” to...

Reducing redness after IPL

Patients with facial telangiectasia who receive topical brimonidine following IPL...

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-...

Blogs

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...
Free Fat Grafts Spur Regeneration of Adipose Tissue

A recent study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (online July 2, 2018), revealed that human adipose cells transplanted into the scalps of mice caused a new layer of murine fat to form at the periphery of the graft. And the effect was enhanced when stromal vascular fraction (SFV) and a porcine extracellular matrix (Adipogel) was added to the grafted fat.

For “Fate of free fat grafts with or without adipogenic adjuncts to enhance graft outcomes,” Australian researchers Howard H. Tang, MBBS, et al, implanted human lipoaspirate into the scalps of immunodeficient mice, with and without SVF and Adipogel. Volume retention as well as the composition of implanted or regenerated tissue was evaluated at 6 and 12 weeks.

At 12 weeks, almost all of the human adipocytes had died, but a layer of host-derived adipose tissue had formed peripheral to the graft. The group that received fat plus SFV and Adipogel showed the greatest regeneration of new fat. The authors hypothesize that the fat regeneration may have been driven by the presence of the dying human adipocytes and is enhanced with adipogenic adjuncts, noting “Future research should perhaps focus not only on improving graft survival but also...

ASLMS Laser Aesthetics Course Coming to California in November

The American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) will host its 9th annual Laser Aesthetics Course at the Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine, California on November 10-11, 2018.

The weekend course is designed for physicians, clinicians, scientists, and industry professionals who use or are investigating the use of lasers and other energy-based technologies. It will feature new ways to use ablative lasers to achieve optimal results for skin rejuvenation, acne scarring and complex vascular malformations, plus several newer devices and techniques that combine ablative and nonablative technologies. The newest picosecond devices will be compared for optimal treatment of pigmented lesions. The use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat skin conditions will also be explored. The course finishes up with a video demonstration and discussion of end points.

Instructors include Emil A. Tanghetti, MD, E. Victor Ross, MD, Gerald N. Goldberg, MD, and course director J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD.

“The course is suitable for novices just getting involved in laser work to a more advanced level of skill. A wide range of people will benefit from the material we present, including dermatologists, other...

Cynosure Launches TempSure Vitalia For Vaginal Rejuvenation

TempSure Vitalia, an FDA-cleared and Health Canada-approved advanced radiofrequency treatment from Hologic’s Cynosure division is now available in North American. The treatment, which is administered using a probe specifically designed for women’s genitalia, delivers therapeutic heat to internal and external vaginal tissue to improve local circulation. Treatments can last between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area, and there is no downtime once the procedure is complete.

TempSure Vitalia features the company’s Therapeutic Logic Control (TLC)—a time and temperature monitoring system that ensures treatment will begin only when the target tissue is at therapeutic temperature, helping deliver consistent results procedure after procedure. The device also has a unique dose counter that monitors and effectively delivers the recommended dose of radiofrequency energy to the target area.

“TempSure Vitalia responds to customers who expressed a need for a consistent and effective intimate wellness therapy that takes the guesswork out of radiofrequency treatments,” said Kevin Thornal, Hologic’s Division President, Cynosure. “It also expands the offerings on our TempSure radiofrequency platform.”

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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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