Respondents to our first annual reader survey overwhelmingly cited both the economy and increased competition as the greatest challenges facing the industry. Nearly 600 medical aesthetic...

By Linda W. Lewis

In July 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report commissioned by the United States Food and Drug Administration assessing the FDA’s...

Volume Matters

By Wendy Lewis

Dermal fillers have become a popular tool to address contour defects that are the inevitable result of aging. The effectiveness, low morbidity and predictable,...

Steven M. Hacker, MD

There are three main types of software that every practice needs to consider purchasing: practice management software, electronic health records (EHR) software and bookkeeping software.
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Spot treatment

Hyperpigmentation is one of the most widespread conditions seen in medical aesthetic practices and it affects patients of all skin types and ages. Effective treatments have traditionally shared...

Dr. Jeffrey Raval

As the child of two physicians—his father was a general surgeon and his mother was a pathologist—it seems only natural that facial plastic surgeon Jeffrey R. Raval, MD, showed an early interest in...