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Magner Joins Sentient Lasers

Sentient Lasers

Saskia Magner has joined Sentient Lasers, a company that specializes in service, sales, procurement, leasing and warranty of aesthetic laser and light-based technologies, as outside sales executive. She will be responsible for creating and driving new business opportunities and building a larger salesforce at Sentient Lasers.

Cynosure Partners with Elizabeth Grady To Bring SculpSure and Icon Treatments to New Patients

Elizabeth Grady, a Boston-based esthetics, massage therapy, makeup artistry and retail product company, is now offering Cynosure’s WarmSculpting with SculpSure and Icon treatments at each of its 24 locations throughout New England and at its accredited School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy. Founded in 1974, Elizabeth Grady services in excess of 100,000 customers and graduates more than 200 professional estheticians, massage therapists and makeup artists annually.

ASDS Awards Eight Research Grants

Research Grants Awarded

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) awarded eight research grants during its annual meeting in Chicago in October.

New in 2019, the Jumpstart Research Seed Grant Program provides research investigators a chance to define objectives, test hypotheses and provide a better idea of feasibility and directionality of research before applying for additional funds from ASDS or other external sources. The 2019 Jumpstart Research Seed Grant recipients are:

FDA Proposes New Labeling Requirements for Breast Implants

On October 23, 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a statement outlining a draft guidance geared toward ensuring patients have complete information about the benefits and risks of breast implants. It offers numerous labeling recommendations for implant manufacturers, including that they incorporate a boxed warning and patient decision checklist in the device’s labeling, update recommendations for patient screening for device rupture and add product ingredient information that is easy to understand. The statement reads, in part:

ASAPS Develops Patient App To Enhance Patient-Provider Communication

The Aesthetic Society Patient App

With support from Allergan, the Aesthetic Society is developing a Patient App to facilitate two-way doctor-patient communication and acquire essential data related to breast implant patients. The app is meant to serve the needs of the entire spectrum of stakeholders including breast implant patients, surgeons and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

ASDS Survey Shows Impact of Digital Resources on Consumer Choice

Patient Use of Social Media and Review Sites

An online survey of 3,645 consumers revealed that interest in cosmetic procedures continues to be strong with almost 70 percent of respondents reporting that they are currently considering a cosmetic treatment. The desire to feel more confident, appear more attractive, look as young as they feel and do something for themselves were the primary motivations behind exploring cosmetic procedures. Survata conducted The American Society for Dermatologic (ASDS) Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures from July 30 to August 27 through its web-based service.

Cellfina Effective Up to Five Years

Cellulite Subcision

Merz Aesthetic’s Cellfina system for cellulite can now claim five-year benefits thanks to new clinical data and an additional clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The clearance to update Cellfina’s indication statement from three-year benefits to five years is based on observations by an independent physician using before-and-after patient photographs at five years post-treatment. The results showed that after a single in-office treatment, 100 percent of follow-up patients still had noticeable improvements in the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.