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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Allergan , SkinMedica

Histogen’s Growth Factor Technology Joins Allergan Skin Care Line

Histogen’s growth factor technology will be marketed as part of Allergan's skin care line within its recently acquired Regenica® Advanced Rejuvenation System. The Regenica line is bas…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, Allergan

Joseph H. Boccuzi Joins Allergan Board of Directors

Allergan plc appointed Joseph H. Boccuzi to its Board of Directors. Mr. Boccuzi recently retired as a Partner in the Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices at Spencer Stuart…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Business of Medicine, PracticalDermatology.com, Syneron

Syneron Candela Becomes Private Company with Completion of Transaction with Funds Advised by Apax Partners

Syneron Medical Ltd. announced the successful completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of funds advised by Apax Partners for $11.00 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $400…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Obagi, Valeant NJ

Valeant to Sell Obagi Medical Products Unit for $190 Million

In a deal valued at $190 million in cash, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business to Haitong International Zhong…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Allergan

Allergan CEO Calls for Consensus on Medical Aesthetic Treatment in Minors

Allergan Chairman & CEO Brent Saunders, the father of two high school-aged girls, is speaking up and out about the risks associated with offering medical aesthetic treatments to minors. In a ne…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

ASDS: Seven of 10 Consumers Considering Nips or Tucks

Nearly 70 percent of consumers now say they are thinking about getting a cosmetic treatment, according to survey data released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The …

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com

USA, Brazil Take the Lead for Most Plastic Surgery Procedures

Plastic surgery is on the rise across the globe, according to new statistics from The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). There was an overall increase of 9 percent in surgi…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com

Sciton Consumer Sweepstakes Underway

Sciton's nation-wide sweepstakes in which consumers can win $1,000 towards treatment with Sciton devices runs through August 23. Winners will receive $1,000 toward one of sever…

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Monday, June 26, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com

Neothetics, Inc.’s Stock Tumbles Following "Unambiguous" Negative LIPO-202 Results

Neothetics, Inc.’s LIPO-202 for the reduction of submental subcutaneous fat failed to demonstrate improvement on any efficacy measurements or separation from placebo in a Phase 2 proof…

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Friday, June 23, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Tattoo

There’s a New Pico in Town: Wontech’s Picocare Scores FDA Nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared WONTECH’s picosecond laser device for tattoo removal. PICOCARE removes tattoos in various colors in less time with 1064nm, 532nm, 595nm, an…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

Ken Doll Gets a Makeover (or 15)

Men are increasingly focused on improving their looks (even when it involves cosmetic surgery), and it seems that Barbie boy-toy Ken is keeping up with the trend. Barbie® just added 15 new and …

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Cynosure

Sculpture OK'd for Back, Inner and Outer Thighs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an expanded clearance for Cynosure's SculpSure to treat the back and inner and outer thighs. The SculpSure treatment is already FDA…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Alma

Alma Lasers Inc. Hair Removal Platform Now Comprises Three Wavelengths

Alma Lasers now offers 1064 Nd: YAG capabilities along with 810nm and 755nm on its Soprano ICE platform, allowing users to better match wavelength to hair removal patient. Alma added Alexandrite te…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Research and Publications, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons ID Smart New Use for Smartphones – Postop Monitoring

Smart phones may help plastic surgeons better monitor patients during the postoperative period, according to a new study in Aesthetic Surgery Journal. A group of six plastic surgeons surgeons estab…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, AAFPRS, Allergan

New AAFPRS Data: More Than 30 Percent of Men Are Considering Nips and Tucks

The plastic surgery ‘menaissaince’ may really be a thing, finds a new survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). It turns out that 31 p…

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