Galderma Celebrates Charitable Partnerships for Month of June

Patients undergoing treatment with Dysport during the month of June are helping to support three impactful charities thanks to a partnership between Galderma, Dress for Success, PAWS and The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

Until June 30, for every Dysport aesthetic treatment administered in select markets nationwide from a licensed healthcare provider and recorded in the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards loyalty program, $25-$100 will be donated to Dress for Success, PAWS or the NCADV as follows:

Noninvasive Diode Laser Improves Liposuction Contour Deformities

1060nm Laser for Body Contouring

Treatment with a noninvasive 1,060nm diode laser (SculpSure, Cynosure) is a safe and effective option for patients who experience contour deformities following liposuction. Christine Petti, MD, FACS, treated 15 patients with post‐liposuction contour deformities in the areas of the deformity. Each patient underwent two SculpSure treatments spaced six weeks apart. Two blinded evaluators rated pre- and postprocedure photos and patients rated their satisfaction with the treatment.

Fractional Nonablative Laser and Topical Minoxidil For Alopecia Areata

Four of eight patients with alopecia areata (AA) experienced 30 percent to 100 percent hair regrowth following treatment with a fractional nonablative laser and topical minoxidil (5 percent). Researchers Yuanhong Li, MD, PhD, et al, from the department of dermatology, Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang, China, performed 10 laser treatments every two weeks (10 to 15 mJ of energy with a total intensity of 300 spots/cm2). Topical minoxidil tincture was applied immediately following each laser treatment and used twice daily throughout the treatment regimen.

Drew Barrymore New Spokesperson for the BTL EMSCULPT

BTL has announced a partnership with actress and lifestyle mogul, Drew Barrymore, to promote the company’s noninvasive fat-reducing and muscle-defining EMSCULPT treatment. Through her partnership with EMSCULPT, Barrymore will share her treatment experience and results with media and on her social media channels. She incorporated the high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology into her wellness and fitness regimen to give her already healthy lifestyle an extra boost and take her workouts to the next level.

PRF May Extend Longevity of Fat Grafts

PRP v. PRF for Fat Graft Longevity

A "second-generation" platelet concentrate called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) might enhance the outcomes of fat grafting for plastic surgery procedures, according to the results an experimental study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The rabbit study from Shaoheng Xiong, MD, and colleagues of Fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, compared fat enriched with PRF to fat enriched with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

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.

RFR Safe and Effective for Submental Contouring

Women's Profile Neck

Hema Sundaram, MD, FAAD, presented positive 90-day results of Recros Medica’s Rotational Fractional Resection (RFR) technology for the improvement of submental contour at the 2019 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) meeting this month. The CONFORM study included 68 subjects treated at multiple sites in the United States and was designed to assess the efficacy, safety and patient satisfaction of RFR for submental contouring.

ASAPS and ASERF Announce New Officers

ASPAS Announces New President

Charles H. Thorne, MD, is the new president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Robert Whitfield, MD, is the new president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), the philanthropic arm of ASAPS.

Dr. Thorne is a plastic surgeon practicing in New York City and chairman of the plastic surgery department at Lenox Hill Hospital. He and his leadership team will focus on a number of critical projects in the coming year, including:

Combination Treatment with IPL and CO2 Offers Better Outcomes for Hypertrophic Scars

IPL treatment in addition to fractional CO2 laser offers better improvement in the appearance of hypertrophic scars than CO2 alone. Researchers Alexander A. Daoud, MD, et al, performed a randomized controlled trial, that included 23 healthy adults with large (>100 cm2) hypertrophic scars who were randomized to one of three treatment arms: IPL and CO2 ablative fractional laser (AFL), CO2 AFL alone, and control (no laser treatment).