AestheticsWire | Newest Articles Newest Articles en-us Mon, 29 May 2017 11:29:03 GMT Mon, 29 May 2017 11:29:03 GMT AestheticsWire The Best Medical Business Solutions is now Shorr Solutions The Best Medical Business Solutions, founded in 2011 by managing partner Jay A. Shorr, BA, MBM-C, CAC I-X, is now Shorr Solutions. Shorr Solutions will continue to provide medical practices with customized coaching and consulting focusing on the operational, financial and administrative health of their business. Jay A. Shorr welcomed his daughter, Mara Shorr, BS, CAC II-X, into the company in 2012, and she became a partner in 2013. Shorr Solutions, based in Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, FL, … Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT SkinCeuticals Study: Antioxidants Protect Against Atmospheric Skin Aging Exposure to ozone pollution zaps our collagen supply, according to new research from SkinCeuticals in partnership with Professor Giuseppe Valacchi from the University of Ferrara, Italy. After exposure to 0.8ppm ozone, collagen was reduced on live skin, the study showed. In addition, ozone pollution oxidizes lipids and depletes skin's natural antioxidant reservoir, triggering a progressive cascade of damage that may contribute to signs of skin aging. The findings are slated to be publis… Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT ASLMS Names New Officers The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) introduced Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, as its new President at the Annual Conference in April. Dr. Avram is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center, Faculty Director for Laser and Cosmetic Training in the Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He was the recipient of the ASLMS 2015 Leon Goldman Memorial Award for… Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Sciton Launches diVa® Center of Excellence Program Sciton, Inc.’s new diVa® Center of Excellence Program will spotlight urogynecologists, urologists, OB/GYN's and gynecologists who are dedicated to creating an optimal Treatment Experience for women. The Centers will review data and outcomes optimizing best practices for women treated with the diVa hybrid fractional vaginal laser. This national program is part of Sciton's Women's Health Group commitment, and is designed to recognize exemplary care of women with vagina… Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Smiling Doesn't Make Us Look Younger After All Conventional wisdom suggests that smiling makes you appear younger, but researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel beg to differ. People who smile are actually perceived as older than those with a deadpan or surprised expression, according to a study published in the May 8th issue of Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. “Popular media promotes the idea that smiling makes you look younger,” adds Professor Tzvi Ganel, head of the Laboratory for Visual Perception and… Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Unilever Ventures Joins Nutrafol as Lead Investor for Nutraceutical Hair Loss Brand Nutrafol, a nutraceutical supplement for healthy hair growth for men and women, has closed its series A financing round. Unilever Ventures, the venture-capital and private-equity arm of consumer packaged goods conglomerate, joins as lead investor after an initial introduction from investment platform CircleUp. Nutrafol is a science-based research and development company focused on formulating hair health solutions. Nutrafol products for men and women are available through multiple channels i… Tue, 9 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT NJ Plastic Surgeon Dr. Barry Dibernardo To Lead ASERF New Jersey-based plastic surgeon Barry Dibernardo, MD is the new President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education And Research Foundation. ASERF is the philanthropic research and education arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. DiBernardo, Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery, is also an associate clinical professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a past president of the New Jersey Soc… Fri, 5 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Millennium Medical Technologies Receives FDA Clearance for Reusable Fat Collection, Grafting System Millennium Medical Technologies has become the first in the nation to receive FDA clearance for a reusable fat collection and transfer system used in plastic or reconstructive surgery and regenerative aesthetics. This FDA clearance includes components used with the company’s liposuction and body shaping technology as well. This same clearance granted approval for low weight, sterile, disposable lids with bag that can be used for collection and transfer as well. The MMT Collection Canis… Wed, 3 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Nutrition for Healing Launches New MEND Cosmetic to Support Improved Healing Recovery From Cosmetic Surgery Nutrition For Healing LLC launched its new MEND Cosmetic, which is now available through cosmetic surgeons worldwide. The all natural formula, a blend of clinically researched, proven ingredients designed specifically to support healing from cosmetic surgery, is being rolled out for medical distribution. Nutrition is critical to supporting optimal healing, yet patients and surgeons often overlook this vital component of a successful recovery following cosmetic surgery, the company says. MEND Cos… Tue, 2 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Plastic Surgeons Offer Video Tips To Maximize Safety During Filler Injections Avoiding key "danger zones" may help plastic surgeons enhance the safety and effectiveness of facial filler procedures, according to an expert update in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. The article outlines preferred injection techniques in the facial danger zones -- the temporal region, the infraorbital region, upper lip, commissure, lower lip, nasolabial fold and nose, and stresses that the practitioner should be able to recognize complications and addre… Tue, 2 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT SkinCeuticals Partners With ReSurge International To Train and Mentor Female Plastic Surgeons SkinCeuticals and ReSurge International are joining forces for the Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery initiative. Through visiting educator programs, leadership training, mentorship support, and funding of supplies, Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery will help female surgeons grow their knowledge and as a result, provide networks of reconstructive surgical care within their communities. The first year of the partnership will focus on five up-and-coming female surgeons -- Dr.… Mon, 1 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Cool Business News: Allergan Acquires Zeltiq It’s a done deal. Allergan now owns ZELTIQ® Aesthetics. Allergan acquired ZELTIQ® Aesthetics for approximately $2.4 billion in cash. ZELTIQ® stockholders approved the transaction during its stockholder meeting held on April 27, 2017. With the acquisition, Allergan adds ZELTIQ's flagship CoolSculpting® System to their portfolio. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Bullying Linked to Increased Desire for Cosmetic Surgery in Teens Adolescents who are involved in bullying are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to a new study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. Specifically, 11.5 percent of bullying teens expressed an extreme desire to have cosmetic surgery, as well as 3.4 percent of bullies and 8.8 percent of teenagers who both bully and are bullied -- compared with less than 1 percent of those who are unaffected by bullying, the study showed. Bullies may want cosmetic surgery… Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT FDA Clears Galatea Surgical’s GalaFORM™ 3D Surgical Scaffold The FDA granted 510k clearance to Galatea Surgical’s GalaFORM™ 3D Surgical Scaffold (“GalaFORM 3D”) for plastic and reconstructive surgery. The scaffold is indicated for soft tissue support and to repair, elevate, and reinforce soft tissue where weakness or voids exist. Based on Tepha’s proprietary P4HB™ bioresorbable polymer technology, GalaFORM 3D is the only 3-dimensionally contoured, surgical scaffold with a reinforcing rim, designed to uplift the body&… Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT FDA Approves Mentor's MemoryGel Xtra Breast Implant; Company Launches ARTOURA Breast Tissue Expander with Smooth Shell The US Food and Drug Administration green lighted Mentor’s MemoryGel® Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implant. The new implant offers extra fullness and projection to women undergoing breast reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery. MENTOR® MemoryGel® Xtra implants will soon be available to customers in the U.S. The company also announced a new smooth addition to its ARTOURA™ Breast Tissue Expander line. The ARTOURA™ Expander is available in two proje… Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Spirox: Latera Safely Improves Nasal Breathing Without Altering Appearance Positive results from the first in-human study of the LATERA™ absorbable nasal implant from Spirox, Inc. have been published in the journal Facial Plastic Surgery. Data show that patients who received LATERA, designed to support lateral nasal cartilage to address nasal valve collapse (NVC), had a significant and sustained reduction in nasal obstruction symptoms through 12 months with no adverse change in appearance. NVC is a major contributor to nasal obstruction. Conducted at three s… Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Candace Crowe Design Expands Suite of Marketing Tools With Advantage Play Candace Crowe Design will roll out Advantage Play at the annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in San Diego. Advantage Play is an easy-to-manage platform that can turn every office TV into a potential revenue generator via content streaming. The device installs discretely behind flat panel TVs. Content can include videos from the Advantage Play library, custom videos and ads, and users can create specific playlists for each TV. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Manuka Doctor Rolls Out New 24K Gold Body Oil Collection Manuka Doctor is launching their newest body oil collection --The Manuka Doctor 24K Gold & Manuka Honey. The brand, which boasts Kourtney Kardashian as their global ambassador, is rolling out the new collection in late April 2017. The body oils are formulated with 24K Gold, Manuka Honey, plant oils and a natural fragrance of Chamomile and White Floral. The collection includes: · Eye Oil (0.33 fl oz) - $24.99 · Face Oil (0.40 fl oz) - $24.99 &middo… Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT ThermiGen, an Almirall company, Names Vladimir Paul-Blanc President General Manager Vladimir Paul-Blanc has been named President & General Manager of ThermiGen, LLC, starting May 1. He will report directly to the Executive Vice-president of Commercial Strategy of Almirall, Alfonso Ugarte, and he will be responsible for all general management responsibilities for the Thermi business globally. He will also be in charge of driving the company’s achievement of short- and long-term revenues and profitability goals through global operations, marketing, sales, and coordinati… Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT ASPS: More than $16 Billion Spent on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in 2016 Americans spent more than ever before -- $16 billion -- on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2016, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The new report also breaks down the national average cost of surgical and minimally invasive procedures. Among the more popular cosmetic surgical procedures and their related costs were: Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures): national average cost of $3,719 Liposuction (235… Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Read Their Lips: Avoid Unnatural Lip Enhancement Results With This Data Many a Real Housewife from Bravo’s hit reality TV franchise have been chastised for trout pout -- or an overfilled, unnatural looking pucker. And now a new study, published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery by Sang W. Kim, M.D., of the Natural Face Clinics in Syracuse, N.Y., and coauthors, attempts to provide data on balanced augmentation. The goal of this study was to provide some quantitative measurements to help guide clinicians in counseling their patients who are seeking lip augm… Fri, 7 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Maria Carell Named Revision Skincare’s New CEO Maria Carell is the new CEO of Revision Skincare® LLC and Goodier Cosmetics LLC. Ms. Carell's appointment follows the retirement of John Muller, the company's founder. Mr. Muller will retain his position on the Revision-Goodier board of directors as part of the transition of leadership and will remain a significant shareholder in the company. Carell has previously held Senior Executive roles at MEDA AB (a Large Cap listed pharmaceutical company), and served as President and C… Fri, 7 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Allergan Taps Daphne Karydas as Senior Vice President of Global Investor Relations Strategy Daphne Karydas is Allergan’s new Senior Vice President of Global Investor Relations and Strategy, effective April 17, 2017. In this role, Ms. Karydas will lead the Company's engagement with the investment community, and will work with the Company's Executive Leadership Team to develop and execute the Company's long-term business strategy. Ms. Karydas will report to Tessa Hilado, Chief Financial Officer of Allergan. Ms. Karydas has more than 16 years of industry experien… Thu, 6 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Allergan and ZELTIQ Announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Pending Transaction Allergan is now one step closer to officially acquiring Zeltiq. The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the "HSR Act") has expired with respect to Allergan's proposed acquisition of ZELTIQ. Allergan and ZELTIQ entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan has agreed to acquire ZELTIQ. Following the announcement of the transaction, Allergan and ZELTIQ filed a Notification and Report Form pursuant to the HSR Act with the Antitr… Thu, 6 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne Show Lasting Natural Benefit in Phase 4 Studies Two Phase 4 clinical studies of Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne show that the natural-looking results last. Specifically, the Natural Expression study found that naturalness in facial expressions was at least maintained in 95 percent (60/63) of subjects (primary objective). Additionally, results from the Dynamic Strain study found that 83 percent (25/30) of subjects had enhanced attractiveness, looked younger and at least maintained naturalness, post Restylane® Refyne and … Thu, 6 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT