Skin Care

FDA Approves Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne Dermal Fillers

FDA Approves Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne Dermal Fillers

Galderma has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of two new Restylane products for the treatment of nasolabial folds (NLF) in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Refyne is approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and Restylane Defyne for the treatment of moderate to severe, deep facial wrinkles and folds.

Cutera Launches PICO Genesis

Cutera has introduced the PICO Genesis, a new nonthermal approach for the treatment of pigmentary skin concerns using the Enlighten picosecond laser system. The procedure uses ultra-short laser pulses that deliver a shockwave effect to selectively shatter pigment, and disrupt and remodel the upper dermis for a brighter, more uniform complexion. It takes about 20 minutes from start to finish, is pain-free and requires very little downtime.

Energy-Based Treatments Safe After PMMA Injections

Energy-Based Treatments Safe After PMMA Injections

In a recent study, researchers Douglas C. Wu, MD, et al, evaluated the safety and histopathological effects of different laser, light and ultrasound modalities on skin previously injected with a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) filler (Bellafill, Suneva Medical).

Bellafill is a soft tissue dermal filler composed of non-resorbable microspheres, suspended in a water-based carrier gel with 3.5% bovine collagen; it is FDA approved for the correction of nasolabial folds and atrophic facial acne scars.

Factors Associated With Adult Female Acne

Factors Associated With Adult Female Acne

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (December 2016) sought to explore the role of personal and environmental factors in the development of adult female acne.

Researchers Anna Di Landro, MD, et al, conducted a multicenter case-control study, which included 518 women treated in outpatient dermatology departments of 12 Italian cities. They investigated 248 consecutive women ≥25 years of age with newly diagnosed acne of any grade. Women diagnosed with conditions other than acne (n = 270) acted as controls.

Sciton Halo Wins MyFaceMyBody Americas Award

Laser and light device manufacturer Sciton was presented with the 2016 MyFaceMyBody Award for Best Anti Aging Treatment for its Halo device. The hybrid fractional laser combines an ablative and nonablative wavelength to treat the deep and superficial layers of skin. A single treatment improves a number of aging concerns—including tone, texture, pigment irregularities and pore size—with minimal downtime.

Integrity and Gratitude

Monica L. Halem, MD, FAAD’s surgical background and personal experiences help guide her patient care.
Integrity and Gratitude

From a young age, Monica L. Halem, MD, FAAD, knew she wanted to go into medicine. She worked summers for her father, who was a dentist. “He wanted me to be a dentist too, and he was going to call the business ‘Dr. Halem and Father,’” she laughs. “I decided at a certain point that I didn’t want to be a dentist, but I did want to become a doctor.”