AestheticsWire | Newest Articles Newest Articles en-us Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:49:30 GMT Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:49:30 GMT AestheticsWire 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 based on multipotent CCM Complex (Cell Conditioned Media) which comprises active growth factors and proteins. “Histogen has developed a next-generation regenerative cell technology, harnessing the power of growth factors and stem-cell signaling molecules for skin rejuvenation that complements … Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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, following 24 years of service with the global executive search and leadership consulting firm. "Talented people give Allergan an edge as we continue to build our Bold culture and drive long-term sustainable growth," said Brent Saunders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allergan… Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 million. The transaction, which was announced on April 3, 2017, received approval from Syneron Candela's shareholders on June 15, 2017. As a result of the transaction, Syneron Candela is now a privately held company. Syneron Candela's ordinary shares ceased to trade on The Nasdaq Stock … Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. Limited partners of the Fund include industry veterans in other geographic markets, such as China Regenerative Medicine International Limited. Valeant will use proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility. The transact… Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 new blog post, he writes “we must remember that anyone under the age of 18 is still maturing. Their body and appearance is still changing.” Saunders is calling for an open dialogue between all stakeholders in this industry -- medical aesthetic product manufacturers, plastic surgeons, … Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures indicates the percentage of consumers considering a cosmetic medical procedure has doubled since 2013. Wanting “to feel more confident” is the top reason individuals are interested in cosmetic surgeries, followed by wanting to “loo… Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2016. The top five countries -- USA, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Mexico -- account for 41.4 percent of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Russia, India, Turkey, Germany and France. In 2016, labiaplasty showed the largest increase in … Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 several Sciton treatments including Halo, BBL, Contour TRL, and diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy. "Over the last couple of years, we have seen our brands become 'best in class' treatments that consumers are asking for by name," says Rick Mendez, Global Vice President of Marketing for Sciton. "We wanted t… Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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-of-concept trial. Neothetics Inc. shares dropped 66% in premarket trade Monday on news of negative results for its fat-reduction drug. “We are disappointed in these results, which are unambiguous,” said Dr. Dan Piacquadio, head of Neothetics’ Development Committee, in a news release… Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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, and 660nm wavelengths and selectively removes pigment particles to minimize damage to skin tissue. WONTECH’s PICOCARE has received CE MDD of Europe and KFDA of Korea MFDS (Ministry of Food and Drug Safety) as well. In addition to PICOCARE, other Wontech products with FDA clearance include … Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 diverse Ken® dolls, featuring three body types -- slim, broad and original -- seven skin tones, eight hair colors, nine hairstyles and modernized fashions, ranging from casual business attire to athletic wear. The brand is also introducing 25 additional diverse Barbie dolls. In 2016, Barb… Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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-cleared for treatment of the abdomen and love handles. Developed by Cynosure, a division of Hologic, SculpSure utilizes a selective wavelength laser that precisely targets fat cells under the skin. The laser raises the temperature of body fat to disrupt and destroy these cells, which are naturally elimina… Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 technology to its Soprano ICE platform in 2014 for tougher hair removal cases. Now, with the addition of Nd: YAG technology, providers can use the 1064 wavelength to address unwanted body hair especially on darker skin types. In addition, this module can also be used for the treatment of Pseudo Follic… Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 established a smartphone-based postoperative protocol, and 96.2 percent of patients reported that the process improved the quality of their postoperative experience. The protocol also detected early complications in three cases. The physician was able to address and treat the complications the following … Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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 percent of men said they are “extremely likely” to consider a cosmetic procedure (surgical or non-surgical) and 44 percent said they would have a treatment done to feel better about themselves, with 31 percent reporting a willingness to make a “fix” to please a partner, according t… Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Is Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery Unaffordable? Just a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery go on to have body contouring surgery largely because these procedures are cost prohibitive, according to a new study in Obesity Surgery. "Our study shows that plastic surgery is completed by only 6 percent of patients following bariatric procedures," says study author Maria Altieri, MD of Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. "As insurance and income are associated with pursuing surgery, impr… Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Dermatologist Launches Sunwear Line with UPF: Luminora Luminora™, a luxury sunwear collection made with the revolutionary Luminology Technology™ fabric that provides UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ rated sun protection, blocking 98% of UVA/UVB rays, launched last month. Founded by skin cancer surgeon, Dr. Ali Hendi, and his designer wife, Azi Hendi, the Spring/Summer 2017 collection from Luminora currently offers 12 foundational pieces priced from $60 to $485. The newly patented, all natural, environmentally safe plant-based … Sun, 4 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Nearly 10.5 Million Treatments Performed by ASDS Members in 2016 Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10.5 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2016 -- five percent more than 2015 and up 31 percent since 2012, according to the 2016 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures. For the fifth year in a row, skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure (3.5 million) by ASDS members, confirming both the growing incidence of the disease as well as demand for ASDS member expertise of it… Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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