MedEsthetics May/June 2018

Growth factor-BASED serums and creams have become ubiquitous in topical antiaging skin care. But what these different products contain can vary widely. Some products contain actual growth factors—...

MedEsthetics May/June 2018

Using pharmaceuticals “off-label”—that is, in ways that are not specified by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—is technically legal but somewhat controversial in aesthetic...

MedEsthetics May/June 2018

The desire to treat patients of all ages in a one-on-one setting drew Lily Talakoub, MD, away from a career in public health and to dermatology. “I realized that my true joy in life is being with...

MedEsthetics May/June 2018 Business Consult

Sexually charged comments and behaviors can destroy workplace morale and spark costly lawsuits. As victims of sexual harassment become more willing to speak out, organizations of all sizes are...

MedEsthetics April 2018

It has been more than 15 years since Thermage, the first radiofrequency (RF)-based noninvasive skin-tightening device, entered the United States market. In the years since, demand for noninvasive...

MedEsthetics April 2018

Surgical lasers have improved efficiency and allow for more targeted, less traumatic treatments. But they have also introduced a new danger to providers and patients: laser plumes. Tissue-...