On October 9, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Physician Self-Referral Law (the “Stark Law...

How Botulinum Toxins Lift Skin

Intradermal botulinum toxin injections can cause dermal fibroblast contraction, providing a lifting effect for facial rejuvenation, but this effect varies based on brand and dilution. In an effort...

Preparing for PRP Injection

A recent study in the October issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal revealed that multiple injections of both activated and nonactivated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) caused hyperalgesia in...

Practice Management e-Platform

The Aesthetic Business Institute (ABI) has launched an online educational platform for aesthetic industry members. The platform provides resources for physicians, practice managers and the growing...

ASPS and PSF elect new officers

Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, FACS, is the new president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and C. Scott Hultman, MD, MBA, FACS, is the new president of the Plastic Surgery Foundation (...

Autologous cell therapy shows promise

Clinical data from a randomized, placebo-controlled, Phase-I study published on September 11, 2019 in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology revealed that RCS-01, an autologous cell therapy, is...