skin care

Skin Care: Unlocking DNA Repair

The science and actives behind so-called DNA repair skincare products.
MedEsthetics July/August 2019

After decades of investigating the mystery of the body’s DNA repair system, researchers have made promising discoveries. Some of these findings have made their way into skincare formulations in the form of actives that purport to enhance cellular function, thereby aiding damaged DNA, and DNA repair enzymes—the latter of which are based heavily on the work of Daniel B. Yarosh, PhD.

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.

DiSotto Named VP of Columbia Probiotic Line

Columbia SkinCare Names New VP

Susanna DiSotto has been named vice-president of professional and spa products division at F.C. Sturtevant, a family-owned and operated holistic pharmaceutical company and maker of the Columbia Probiotic professional skincare line.
“With nearly 25 years of executive management experience in the personal care sector and a considerable track record of success, Susanna is a proven leader whose expertise and knowledge of the business will benefit this organization as it moves forward,” said Steven I. Rosenfeld, CEO of F.C. Sturtevant.

Galderma Launches Joint Promotions With Top Skincare Brands

Woman looking at skin care

In an effort to encourage patient loyalty by helping practices offer science-based skincare products along with facial injectable treatments, Galderma Laboratories is collaborating with professional-grade skincare brands Revision Skincare, Alastin Skincare and Sente. This effort was inspired by the ongoing success of the company’s long-standing, ongoing collaborations with Colorescience and Mentor Breast Implants.

Obagi Medical Launches SUZANOBAGIMD Product Line

Obagi Launches New Antiaging and Acne Line

Obagi Medical has launched a new line developed in partnership with Suzan Obagi, MD, associate professor of dermatology and plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The SUZANOBAGIMD line includes seven products—Foaming Cleanser, Balancing Toner, Acne Cleansing Wipes, Cleansing Wipes, Soothing Complex Broad Spectrum SPF 25, Intensive Daily Repair (IDR) and Retivance Skin Rejuvenating Complex—formulated to cleanse dirt and other impurities while defending against UV rays and rejuvenating the skin.

Succeeding in Retail

Considering adding retail products to your practice? Here’s what you need to know about product selection, marketing and managing sales.

Selling skincare and other products that appeal to your patient base can be an additional revenue stream for your medspa or practice. But for more money to flow in, you’ll need to sell quality merchandise, display products attractively and properly promote them.

Michael Lin, MD, offers products that complement the procedures he provides and the medical conditions that he treats at his practice, Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, which has four locations throughout Southern California.

Michael Gold, MD, Joins AVITA Advisory Board

Michael Gold Joins Avita Scientific Advisory Board

Dermatologist Michael H. Gold, MD, has joined the Scientific Advisory Board of AIVITA Biomedical, a clinical research company and commercial skincare product developer. He joins other notable skincare professionals including: Mary Lupo, MD, founder of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology; Zoe Draelos, MD, research and clinical dermatologist; and consumer skincare industry veteran Susan Bloomfield in this role. Dr. Gold’s addition comes as AIVITA prepares to launch its upcoming ROOT OF SKIN line of rejuvenating skincare products.

Cutting Edge Ingredients

A closer look at some of the most buzzworthy new ingredients in antiaging skin care.
The science behind antiaging ingredients

New products that promise to “unlock a more youthful appearance,” “turn back the hands of time,” and “reset the aging process” bombard consumers and skincare professionals on a seemingly daily basis. While we know that topical skincare is vital to skin health, the question is, do these new ingredients deserve a space on your retail shelves?

Adding e-Commerce

Selling skincare products through your practice website can be a good source of revenue and provide a more convenient option for patients.
e-Commerce Considerations

THE INTERNET HAS changed the way people shop. Today, consumers go online to purchase everything from clothes to cars and even movie tickets. If your practice retails skincare products, adding online ordering to your website can expand your audience, build sales, and improve the patient experience by providing a convenient way to browse and purchase products. The key is to determine what you hope to accomplish with your e-commerce site and incorporate the right features to help you reach those goals.

Go Your Own Way

Launching a private label line.
The pros and cons of private label skin care.

Retail skincare products offer several benefits to aesthetic patients and practices. They help patients protect the health of their skin and maintain the results of in-office treatments, while providing an additional source of ongoing revenue for the practice. The challenge is that with so many online and brick-and-mortar retailers offering high-end skin care, patients naturally shop for the best deals on their favorite brands.