Stratacel Silicone Dressing Superior to Aquaphor for Healing

Post-RF Microneedling Skin Care

Patients who used Stratacel, a silicone-based wound dressing, following fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling experienced less erythema than those who used Aquaphor, according to a recent split-face study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (February 12, 2019). Michael H. Gold, MD, and Julie Biron, BSc, treated 20 patients with full-face fractional RF microneedling (EndyMed Pro Intensif Handpiece).

FDA Approves Jeuveau PrabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs

New Neurotoxin Enters Market

There is a new injectable neurotoxin coming to the aesthetics market. On February 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Evolus’ Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) for temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate-to-severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in adults. Jeuveau is a proprietary 900 kDa purified botulinum toxin type A formulation.

Allergan Launches New BOTOX Cosmetic “Own Your Look” Consumer Campaign

Botox Cosmetic Consumer Campaign

Allergan is launching a new direct-to-consumer campaign for Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) entitled “Own Your Look.” The campaign is designed to address the most common concerns around BOTOX Cosmetic—fear of looking unnatural—and to encourage people to own their looks and aesthetic choices.

This is the first campaign from the brand created specifically to address millennial women and men who are increasingly curious about aesthetic treatments, while continuing to speak to the BOTOX Cosmetic core consumer (women ages 34 – 45).

Key Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery

Millennials Drive Demand for Cosmetic treatments

Results of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 2018 trends in facial plastic surgery survey revealed that Millennials (now 22-37 years old) are driving the growing demand for cosmetic procedures. The average number of surgical procedures has almost doubled since 2013 (up 47 percent) with a 22 percent increase in botulinum toxin injections compared to 2013.

Repechage and Bellus Academy Launch First CIDESCO USA Skin Care Certification Course

Bellus Academy Offers First CIDESCO USA Certification

Beauty, cosmetology and esthetics training provider Bellus Academy is now offering the first CIDESCO USA skincare certification program in the United States. The Academy hosted an event with Lydia Sarfati, skincare innovator, founder of luxury skincare brand Repechage and CIDESCO USA chairwoman, at its San Diego-based school on January 23-24 to launch the new program.