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Treatment With High-Dose Pulsed Hyaluronidase for Filler-Related Skin Necrosis

High-Dose Pulsed Hyaluronidase

Physicians in Singapore were able to reverse ischemic skin necrosis caused by intra-arterial filler injection by using a high-dose pulsed regimen with hyaluronidase. In the case study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open (February 2018), a 50-year-old woman received treatment with a hyaluronic acid filler to both sides of her face.

Kirby Named Chief of Plastic Surgery at Harris Methodist Hospital

Kirby Appointed Chief of Plastic Surgery

Fort Worth, Texas-based plastic surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby has been appointed chief of plastic surgery at Harris Methodist Hospital, the main facility of the Texas Health Fort Worth medical care system. Dr. Kirby is owner of Kirby Plastic Surgery and a five-time Fort Worth Magazine Top Doctor. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Kirby earned her medical degree at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and received her aesthetic and plastic surgery training at the University of Kentucky.

PRP Effective for Female Pattern Hair Loss

PRP Improves Hair Loss In Women

A randomized, placebo-controlled study from the University of Cairo in Egypt found that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections improved hair density and thickness in women with female pattern baldness. Abeer Attia Tawfik, MD, PhD, and Mai Abdel Raouf Osman, MD, PhD, enrolled 30 female patients diagnosed with female pattern hair loss (ages ranged from 20 to 45 years), who had not received topical or systemic treatments for hair loss in the previous three months.

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.

FDA Approves ESKATA Topical SK Treatment

New treatment for raised seborrheic keratoses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aclaris Therapeutics’ ESKATA (hydrogen peroxide) topical solution, 40% for the treatment of raised seborrheic keratoses (SKs). The proprietary, high-concentration hydrogen peroxide-based topical solution is applied directly to the raised SKs by a healthcare provider using a pen-like applicator. The approval was based on two pivotal Phase 3 trials that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of ESKATA for the treatment of raised SKs.

Social Media, Workplace Competition Drive Requests for Cosmetic Enhancement

Social Media Driving Demand for Cosmetic Surgery

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) released the results of its annual survey on cosmetic procedures. AAFPRS members are seeing an increase in visits from patients who want to look better in their “selfies.” Fifty-five percent of respondents received this request in 2017, up from 13 percent in 2016.