AestheticsWire | Newest Articles Newest Articles en-us Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:07:14 GMT Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:07:14 GMT AestheticsWire Obagi Eyes Future Under New Ownership The sale of Obagi Medical Products to the Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. and limited partners China Regenerative Medicine International (CRMI) Ltd. is now complete. The new Obagi organization will remain headquartered in Southern California. In a letter to customers announcing the sale, Jaime Castle President and General Manager, Obagi, said that under new ownership, “Obagi will renew its mission as a leading global physician-dispensed skin care company … Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT J J Innovation Launches Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., is launching the Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge. The challenge will encourage start-up companies to create the most novel, future-forward digital beauty solutions in an effort to provide better skincare outcomes for consumers around the world. The winner(s) of the challenge will receive up to a total of $50,000 in funding to help advance their product prototype toward commercialization. In add… Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT Barcelona's ISDIN Launches Two New Products in US ISDIN is rolling out ISDIN Age Contour plus a new shade in their ISDINCEUTICS Skin Drops collection. ISDIN AGE CONTOUR is a triple-action face and neck cream that aims to reduce jawline sagging and glycation in the skin as well as protect against pollution. And the latest shade in ISDINCEUTICS Skin Drops collection is CARAMEL. Existing shades include Sand and Bronze. Shades can be used separately or combined to find the perfect match for an individual’s skin tone. This light-weight,… Thu, 9 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT New Tour Dates Announced: eRelevance Launches National Marketing Education Tour for Aesthetic Healthcare Practices eRelevance Corporation announced the expansion of its popular marketing education workshops to more cities nationwide. The workshops help aesthetic healthcare providers understand the significant opportunity in marketing to their existing patients to generate more repeat business to support their business goals. Through an intimate and valuable peer-to-peer networking format, the workshops address the internal marketing challenges faced by aesthetic healthcare practices. They feature indu… Tue, 7 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT Dr. William H. Truswell Takes Helm at AAFPRS William H. Truswell MD, FACS, is the new President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He will serve the 2017-2018 term year. “My goals for this coming year are to reinforce the AAFPRS code of ethics and continue to educate the public in seeking qualified, trained and experienced facial plastic surgeons for their needs. When we further elevate public trust, it leads to safer, better facial plastic surgery outcomes,”says Dr. Truswell, in a… Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Entellus: Long-Term Data Confirms Durable Relief of Nasal Obstruction Symptoms with Latera from Spirox Entellus Medical, Inc. shared data from its first-in-human study of the Latera absorbable nasal implant from Spirox. The 18- and 24-month data demonstrate that patients who received Latera had significant improvement in nasal obstruction symptoms with no negative cosmetic changes. The results were selected for presentation at the 2017 Annual Conference of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) and the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructiv… Mon, 30 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Fat Reduction Following Treatment with BTL Vanquish Lasts Four Years Abdominal fat reduction achieved via BTL Vanquish and Vanquish ME lasts for at least four years, according to new long-term data released by the company. Both devices use radiofrequency (RF) energy to reduce fat. The study evaluated 13 individuals who received the BTL Vanquish treatment four years (+60 days) prior, utilizing the same measurement markers as those at the 1-month follow-up visit in the original Journal of Drugs and Dermatology study. Patients preserved an average 75.2 percen… Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Survey: Many Prospective Cosmetic Surgery Patients Aren’t Aware of Financing Options Fully 76 percent of prospective patients are unaware of financing options for cosmetic procedures, yet almost two-thirds of them would be more likely to book if they were aware that financing was a viable option, according to a survey by ZALEA, LLC. The top 5 treatment categories consumers are seeking financing for are: Skin Rejuvenation (lasers, peels), 41 percent Body Surgery (breast augmentation, liposuction), 40 percent Non-surgical Body Contouring Treatments, 34 percent Injec… Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT eRelevance Appoints Chief Creative Officer: Chris Greta Chris Greta has been appointed as the first chief creative officer for eRelevance Corporation. With 36 years of experience in the advertising, branding and creative industries, Greta will lead the company's overall creative vision and strategy, including creative direction for client marketing, as well as the company's corporate marketing programs and product experience. "We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team," says eRelevance CEO and Co-founder Bob Fabbio. "… Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Philips Launches New Three-In-One Skincare Device Philips is introducing Philips VisaPure Advanced, a new three-in-one facial skincare tool. The new device works to remove impurities that have accumulated in pores resulting in lesser appearance of enlarged or clogged pores and blackheads, which can be caused by a number of factors including oily skin, clogging -- by makeup and other skin care products -- and aging. Customized DualMotion technology allows for different levels of rotation and vibration. The device is also equipped with … Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Meet Exuviance’s New Detox Mud Treatment Exuviance is rolling out their Detox Mud Treatment. The Exuviance Detox Mud Treatment is formulated with three key ingredients: 23 percent Active Charcoal, Clay, and NeoGlucosamine® for a refined, smoother complexion. The patented non-acid NeoGlucosamine® gently exfoliates skin to encourage cellular turnover and initiate the clarifying treatment process. Japanese Binchotan Charcoal acts sweeps up impurities and environmental toxins that could otherwise clog pores. French Clay has a… Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT James P. Hartman Tapped as New Vice President and General Manager at Solta Medical James P. Hartman is the new Vice President and general manager at Solta Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. Mr. Hartman joined Solta Medical from Merz Aesthetics (a division of Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC) where he was the vice President & U.S. Head of Aesthetics & OTC since 2013, prior to that he was U.S. Head of Dermatology for Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC. “The Solta business has an impressive portfolio of leading brands such as the Thermage®, … Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Galderma's Restylane Silk Approved for Injection via Cannula for Lip Augmentation The FDA approved the use of a small blunt tip cannula with Restylane Silk for lip augmentation. Galderma's Restylane Silk was the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older and is now the first HA dermal filler to be approved for lip injection via cannula. This approval for Restylane Silk expands the array of approved lip injection techniques for medical … Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Arun Gosain, MD, Named New President of The Plastic Surgery Foundation Arun Gosain, MD, is the new President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), which supports research and international activities of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Gosain will begin his one-year term at Plastic Surgery The Meeting -- the Society’s annual scientific meeting -- in Orlando. “It is truly an honor to serve as the president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation,” notes Dr. Gosain, who is chief of the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surge… Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Vivatia Skin Lightening Line from MDRejuvena Now Available in US MDRejuvena, Inc., launched its Vivatia skin lightening line in the US. Vivatia incorporates a patented, proprietary foam technology that enhances the dispersion and absorption of active ingredients into the skin. Vivatia has been clinically studied and proven effective for hyperpigmentation, anti-aging, and photodamage of the face. "We are very excited to bring the Vivatia product line back to the professional market. Vivatia not only fills a significant void in the market place and wit… Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Two ASDS Members Continue Dr. Fredric S. Brandt’s Legacy with New Grants Two American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members received grants totaling more than $84,000 from the Fredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago. Sandeep S. Saluja, MD, and Mona Sadeghpour, MD, MHS, each received a clinical research grant through the program, which was set up in 2015 for Fellows enrolled in an ASDS-accredited Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Saluja’s research project is… Fri, 6 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Congrats! Lisa M. Donofrio, MD Named New ASDS/ASDSA President Lisa M. Donofrio, MD, is the new President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA). Along with her fellow officers and the ASDS / ASDSA Boards of Directors, Dr. Donofrio assumed leadership of the ASDS/ASDSA at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Dr. Donofrio has been in private practice for 23 years. She owns Aria Dermatology in Madison, Connecticut and co-owns the Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center i… Fri, 6 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Five ASDS Luminaries Receive President’s Awards Five members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) received President’s Awards for their contributions to the Society and dermatologic specialty at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago. The 2017 recipients were Murad Alam, MD, MBA; Seemal R. Desai, MD; Jeffrey S. Dover, MD; George J. Hruza, MD, MBA; and Susan Weinkle, MD. ASDS President Thomas E. Rohrer presented the awards. Dr. Rohrer expressed his gratitude for the amount of time and energy Dr. Alam dedicates t… Fri, 6 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT New from Silk’n: Meet Titan by Silk'n Home-use devices represent a hot growth category, and Silk'n is now introducing Titan by Silk'n for at-home skin tightening and lifting. Titan combines infrared energy to increase blood circulation and improve skin tone and texture, LED light energy to boost collagen production along with RF energy to contract connective tissue, remodel collagen and strengthen elastin to lift and tighten sagging skin. "Titan by Silk'n is the most advanced device for at-home use, and it has… Thu, 5 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT FDA Clears Thermage’s FLX System for Smoothing Skin The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(K) clearance to Solta Medical’s new Thermage FLXTM System for smoothing skin on the face, eyes, and body. The Thermage FLX features a new optimized energy delivery algorithm, known as AccuREPTM technology, which automatically measures and precisely tunes the amount of energy delivered to the patient and treatment area. The system also features a new vibrating hand-piece to help enhance patient comfort, and a new, larger treatment … Wed, 4 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Alastin Skincare Rolls Out Trihex Transition Duo at ASDS ALASTIN Skincare®, Inc. is launching the TriHex Transition Duo at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting in Chicago. The TriHex Transition Duo includes a full-size Regenerating Skin Nectar for use pre- and post-procedure and a transition-size Restorative Skin Complex for ongoing skin maintenance, in an easy-to-use Duo pack. Both products leverage ALASTIN’s TriHex Technology which maximizes the skin’s natural ability to repair itself and to produ… Wed, 4 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT MENTOR’s MemoryGel Xtra Breast Implants Hit US Mentor Worldwide LLC’s MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants are now available in in the United States. MENTOR MemoryGel Xtra is being showcased at the 2017 Plastic Surgery Meeting hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Orlando, FL. In a recent blinded brand comparison, nine out of 10 consumers chose MemoryGel Xtra implants as feeling more like natural (or real) breasts. Surgeons also chose MemoryGel Xtra implants as a product they would use more often at their practice.… Wed, 4 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT ISHRS: Hair Restoration Procedures Up 60 Percent from 2014 The worldwide volume of surgical hair restoration procedures performed from 2014 to 2016 rose 60 percent, with 635,189 procedures performed worldwide in 2016, according to the latest’s statistics from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. "Like other forms of cosmetic surgery that can boost self-confidence and self-image, people increasingly are more open to talking about having hair transplantation and with that word is spreading how one can achieve permanent, nat… Wed, 4 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Plastic Surgeons Must Do Their Part to Curb Opioid Epidemic Plastic surgeons must recognize their patients' risk of developing opioid use disorders and that the opioids they prescribe may be diverted to non-medical use, urges Daniel Demsey, MD, of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and colleagues in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. "Surgeon opioid prescribing practices contribute to the opioid addiction crisis," Dr. Demsey says in a news release. “Although we cannot solve the opioid addictio… Tue, 3 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT Joseph R. Brown Named EVP at SmartGraft Joseph R. Brown is the new Executive Vice President for SmartGraft®, a minimally invasive hair restoration treatment. Brown joins SmartGraft from Restoration Robotics, Inc., developers of the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration System, where he served as Director of Business Development. He was previously with Bosley. "SmartGraft has created the perfect device, and business model for anyone interested in the hair restoration business,” says Mr. Brown. “With Joey&rs… Tue, 3 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT