AestheticsWire | Newest Articles Newest Articles en-us Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:39:18 GMT Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:39:18 GMT AestheticsWire Meet the 2018 RealSelf Fellowship Winners RealSelf has named the 2018 recipients of the RealSelf Fellowship, which awards financial grants to medical professionals who give back by delivering care and training to underserved communities around the world. Each Fellow receives a $7,500 grant to be applied toward a nonprofit-sponsored humanitarian trip they have planned for 2018. In addition to bringing care to those who need it most, many of the 2018 Fellowship recipients will provide training to local physicians and continue to impact… Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT Nerium Introduces Prolistic Pre Probiotic Plus Vitamins Powder Packets and Prolistic™ Skin-Balancing Lotion with Probiotic Technology Nerium International is rolling out Prolistic™ Pre & Probiotic Plus Vitamins powder packets and Prolistic™Skin-Balancing Lotion with Probiotic Technology. The new Prolistic Pre & Probiotic Plus Vitamins powder packets are poured directly into the mouth -- no water or mixing needed. Prolistic Probiotic Powder is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, without added sugars, non-GMO, and vegan. Prolistic Skin-Balancing Lotion with Probiotic Technology is formulated with Nerium… Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT HiMirror and Other Smart Beauty Devices Take Center Stage at CES 2018 The Computer Electronics Show is known as the see-and-be scene for techies -- and beauty products and devices always take center stage. “Shopping for skincare products can be an overwhelming and confusing experience for our consumer because she is uncertain about what her skin really needs,” says Sebastien Guillon, Global President of Beauty, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, in a CES press release. “Smart and connected technology helps us provide our consumer with personali… Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT New From Cutera: Juliet and Secret RF Cutera has introduced two new devices to its laser and energy-based device offerings: Juliet™ and Secret RF®. The North American launch of the Juliet laser represents Cutera's first entry into the women's health segment of the aesthetics market and offers patients a best-in-class alternative for improving sexual function and overall vaginal health. Secret RF is a new fractional radio frequency (RF) microneedling device that effectively remodels collagen, improves mild wrinkles,… Tue, 9 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT Smile! Daily Facial Exercises Make Us Look Three Years Younger in 20 Weeks A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower cheeks, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. This is the first scientific study to test the premise of facial exercise improving appearance. “Now there is some evidence that facial exercises may improve facial appearance and reduce some visible signs of aging,” says lead author… Thu, 4 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT Amspa Survey: Med Spas on Fleek with Millennials Younger generations are driving the med spa boom, according to a new American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) study. The medical spa industry is one of the fastest developing in the US, with revenues growing at a double-digit pace since 2010, and by more than 20 percent each year since 2013. According to the AmSpa’s State of the Industry Report, the 4 billion dollar industry projects to grow an additional 8 percent by 2020 as the Millennial population ages and invests in non-invasive proced… Thu, 4 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT eRelevance Named to Entrepreneur 360 List eRelevance Corp. has been named one of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur 360 list. The list recognizes the top private, high-growth US companies expertly managing balance, impact, innovation, growth and leadership. "We are honored to be recognized as one of the best private companies driving innovation that delivers superior value to our customers while maintaining exponential top- and bottom-line business growth,"… Thu, 4 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT Facial Plastic Surgeon Paul Carniol, MD Named President of Board of Medical Examiners of NJ New Jersey facial plastic surgeon Paul Carniol, MD, a board member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), is the new President of the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of New Jersey. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners is comprised of a select group of physicians and medical personnel from various specialties throughout the State of New Jersey, all of whom are appointed by the governor. The board’s mission is to protect the publ… Tue, 19 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT eRelevance Appoints John Finocchiaro as VP of Inside Sales eRelevance has appointed John Finocchiaro as vice president of inside sales. He will lead and continue to build an inside sales team focused on tripling sales of the eRelevance customer marketing service over the next 12 months. Mr. Finocchiaro brings nearly 15 years of experience successfully driving exceptional results in various sales leadership roles. Most recently, he was senior manager at Dude Sales, where he grew sales from $3.7 to $6.1 million within one year. Prior to that, he was vi… Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT Restoration Robotics Brings on Hair...As CFO Industry veteran Mark L. Hair will join Restoration Robotics, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 5, 2018. Mr. Hair brings with him over 20 years of executive management, financial advisory, consulting, and public company experience. Ryan Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer of Restoration Robotics, said, “I am extremely pleased to welcome Mark and to add such an experienced executive to our team as we continue to expand our U.S. and international sales and distribution infras… Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT CoolSculpting is Now FDA Approved to Improve Lax Tissue in Double Chin The FDA has approved CoolSculpting treatment for the improved appearance of lax tissue in conjunction with submental fat, or double chin, treatments. Allergan's CoolSculpting for the double chin is already clinically proven to reduce fat up to 20 percent in the treated area after one treatment. "In my own patients, I have noticed the improved appearance of lax tissue when using the CoolMini applicator for the CoolSculpting system to treat the submental area," said Jeffrey S. Do… Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT Investigational Neurotoxin Achieves 6-Month Duration in Phase 3: Revance Revance Therapeutics’ next-generation neuromodulator DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002) delivered positive top-line results in alleviating moderate-to-severe glabellar lines in two pivotal SAKURA Phase 3 trials with duraction of effect up to 6 months. RT002 appeared generally safe and well-tolerated in both studies, the company reports. If approved by the FDA, RT002 would be the first neuromodulator with a long-acting duration of six months, Revance believes. The percent of RT… Tue, 5 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT FDA OKs Describe Patch for Use with All Tattoo Removal Lasers Merz North America’s DESCRIBE® PFD Patch is now cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all commonly used lasers for tattoo removal. The new FDA clearance also extends the shelf life of the Patch from two years to three years. The Patch, which is placed over tattoos prior to removal with a laser, allows physicians to treat tattoos more efficiently by enabling rapid multiple laser passes in a single treatment session. The Patch was previously cleared in April 2015… Mon, 4 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT New from Palmers: Coconut Oil Formula Anti-Oxidant Firming Lotion Body Firming Sheet Mask Palmer's is launching a first-to-market Body Firming Sheet Mask and an Anti-Oxidant Firming Lotion. The new products are part of the brand's Coconut Oil Formula line with Certified Organic Extra Virgin Fair Trade Coconut Oil. They are designed to target problem areas such as upper arms, thighs, hips, stomach, and the buttocks. The Coconut Oil Body Firming Sheet Mask is the first body firming sheet mask on the market in the US. Sized to fit curvy areas such as thighs, hips, arms and… Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT ASERF Offers Recommendations for Safer Gluteal Fat Grafting An average of 91 percent of all buttock augmentation procedures consist of fat grafting (also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift), and research has shown that there are significantly higher mortality rates with such gluteal fat grafting than with any other aesthetic surgical procedure. Recently, the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) formed the Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force to investigate the risks associated with this increasingly popular procedure. The Task Forc… Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT The Key to More Youthful Looking Skin May Lie in the Genes Some individuals’ skin appears more youthful than their chronologic age, and now new research indicates that increased expression of certain genes may be the key to intrinsically younger looking -- and younger behaving -- skin. The findings appear in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. “It’s not just the genes you are born with, but which ones turn on and off over time,” explains lead author Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH, a dermatologist and Presiden… Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT Milestone Scientific Gears Up To Launch New Botox Delivery Instrument Botulinum toxin injections may be about to get smarter and more comfortable as Milestone Scientific Inc. readies to launch its novel and proprietary cosmetic injection instrument. The new cosmetic injection instrument allows the clinician to inject accurate doses with the precision of a stylus pen that is designed for comfort and superior tactile feel. Each injection is verified with audible sound feedback confirming unit dose and each injection is documented with an electronic record. The… Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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