Skin Care

Foamix FMX103 Topical Minocycline Foam Improves Papulopustular Rosacea

Foamix Pharmaceuticals has announced the topline results of its Phase 2 clinical trial of FMX103 for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea. Statistically significant differences were demonstrated for improvement in the primary and secondary efficacy endpoints (reduction in the number of inflammatory lesions and improvement of Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) score) for FMX103 compared with the vehicle-treated group.

Restylane Turns 20

Galderma is celebrating 20 years of Restylane with new packaging and a new, more ergonomic syringe design.
Restylane Turns 20

Though silicone- and then collagen-based dermal fillers have been used since the 1940s to fill out facial defects, it was the introduction of hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal fillers that brought these treatments to the main­­stream. “HA fillers completely changed cosmetic medicine,” says facial plastic surgeon Steven Dayan, MD, clin­ical assistant professor at the University of Illinois. “They don’t just fill lines; they actually give volume back to the face. They also have a more natural feel than collagen and offer reversibility that is reliable.

Back to Basics

A closer look at facial cleansers.
Back to Basics

Creams and serums receive a lot of attention from skincare professionals and aesthetic patients, but cleansers are at the core of a homecare regimen. Helping your patients find the right cleansers for their skin types and concerns can lead to faster improvements and better long-term skin health. To understand the different cleansing products available today, it helps to go back and revisit the evolution of soaps and facial cleansing ingredients.

Ultrasound Guidance More Accurate Than Clinical Markings in Masseter Injections

Ultrasound Guidance More Accurate Than Clinical Markings in Masseter Injections

Individual anatomical variations can make it difficult to safely and effectively treat bruxism with neuromodulators, leading researchers Natacha Quezada-Gaon, MD, et al, of Pontifical Catholic University’s Department of Dermatology in Santiago, Chile, to investigate the use of ultrasound-guided injections. Thirty patients with bruxism were treated with botulinum toxin injections in each masseter muscle. The authors used ultrasound imaging and clinical markings—which were later compared—to guide their injections in 20 patients and clinical markings only in 10 cases.

Dermal Filler Treatments Continue to Gain in Popularity

Botulinum toxin injections remain the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedure, but as they dipped slightly from 2014 to 2015, hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler treatments rose, according to the results of the newly released 2015 International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Global Procedural Survey.
The three most popular surgical procedures worldwide include:

Skin Histology Offers Insight into Picosecond Alexandrite Laser Mechanism of Action

Emil A. Tanghetti MD, expanded on his 2014 in vivo and ex vivo pilot study of the picosecond alexandrite laser to investigate how different energy settings affect the skin. He used a confocal microscope followed by biopsies to describe changes seen in the skin following in vivo treatment with a 755nm picosecond alexandrite laser with a fractional optic handpiece. Treatment was delivered at three different energy settings.

A Clean Slate

Achieving faster—and better—outcomes with laser tattoo removal.
A Clean Slate

If you want to get a sense of just how popular tattoos are in the United States, you need only look at cable television listings. To date, there are more than 20 reality shows dedicated to the art of tattooing, and multiple studies have put the number of people with tattoos at anywhere from 30% to 40% of the U.S. adult population. So how does this relate to your practice? Approximately one in five of them are thinking of having their tattoos removed.