Equipment

Almirall Acquires Thermi

Barcelona-based pharmaceutical company Almirall has announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of ThermiGen LLC after all closing conditions have been satisfied. Under the terms of the agreement, Almirall has acquired ThermiGen for an enterprise value of $82 million—this represents the definitive entry of Almirall into the aesthetics market.

Treating PIH With IPL

Treating PIH With IPL

A study published in Dermatologic Surgery (February 2016) examined the safety and efficacy of a novel pulse-in-pulse mode intense pulsed light (IPL) for the treatment of persistent facial post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Less Is More

Hair reduction treatments remain a core component in medical aesthetic practices and, as technology improves, they may become an even better gateway procedure.
Less Is More

The year 2016, which marks 20 years since Grossman and associates reported the first use of a laser to remove unwanted hair, may also prove to be a watershed year for energy-based hair reduction. Laser and light-based devices for hair removal are better than ever, and for the first time, physicians now have the option of a microwave energy device. In July 2015 miraDry (Miramar Labs) became the first microwave device approved by the FDA for the treatment of underarm hair of all colors as well as the permanent reduction of underarm sweat.

Crowning Glory

The latest options for the growing number of men and women seeking noninvasive and surgical solutions to hair loss.
Crowning Glory

Hair restoration procedures in the United States jumped 27% from 2012 to 2014, and the worldwide market for hair restoration surgery increased 28% from $1.9 billion to $2.5 billion, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) 2015 Practice Census Results.

Tone It Down

Top modalities for treating hyperpigmentation.
Tone It Down

In medical aesthetics, there are a wide variety of treatments geared toward reducing wrinkles and replacing lost volume. But what we have learned over the years is that pigmentation problems are, in fact, one of the most noticeable signs of aging.