AestheticsWire | Newest Articles Newest Articles en-us Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:13:33 GMT Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:13:33 GMT AestheticsWire 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 Merz News: Bob Rhatigan Named New President and CEO Allergan vet Bob Rhatigan is the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Merz North America, and Patrick Urban will serve as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Rhatigan will assume responsibility for Merz’s business in North America, leading strategy and operations across the US and Canada. Mr. Rhatigan will join Merz’s global management board and will report directly to Philip Burchard, CEO of Merz Pharma Group. Prior to joining Me… Tue, 4 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Breaking Business News: Apax Partners to Acquire Syneron An affiliate of funds advised by Apax Partners will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Syneron Candela for $11.00 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $397 million. The per share acquisition price represents a 15 percent premium to Syneron Candela's 90-day volume-weighted average closing price through March 31, 2017, and a 33 percent premium to Syneron Candela's 90-day volume-weighted average closing price through February 10, 2017, the last trading day pri… Mon, 3 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Study: Women Seek Labiaplasty to Address Multiple Physical Symptoms Women seeking labiaplasty report a wide range of physical and functional symptoms, according to a new study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. In the study of 50 women, nearly all women consulting with a plastic surgeon regarding labiaplasty had multiple physical symptoms in addition to concerns regarding appearance. The women averaged 35 years old, with a range from 17 to 51 years. Most patients said they first noticed elongation of their labia with aging and/o… Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Juvéderm Vollure XC FDA Approved for Correction of Facial Wrinkles and Folds The FDA has approved Allergan plc's Juvéderm Vollure XC for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in adults over the age of 21. In the US pivotal clinical trial, a majority (59 percent) of subjects saw improvement in moderate to severe nasolabial folds for up to 18 months. Patient satisfaction in the pivotal study was also high with 82 percent of patients reporting that they were very satisfied at 6 months and 68 percent at 18 months. … Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Dermalogica Takes On Tired Eyes With Newest Launch Dermalogica is launching their newest product -- a two-in-one eye masque that targets tired eyes. The Stress Positive Eye Lift officially launches in early April 2017. Put on with a cooling massage applicator, this masque reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, brightens and lifts the eye area, and helps restore the skin barrier with such ingredients s as wild indigo seed, sea water extract and arctic algae, fermented yeast, a hyaluronic acid blend and bioactive diglucosyl … Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT ASAPS: Americans Spent Big on Cosmetic Surgery in 2016 15 + B That’s the amount of money that Americans doled out for cosmetic surgery in 2016, according to newly released statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). That’s 1.5 B more then they spent in 2015, the group reports. Surgical procedures were up 3.5 percent in 2016, with the biggest jumps seen in fat transfer to the breast (up 41 percent), labiaplasty (up 23 percent), buttock lift (up 21 percent), fat transfer to the face (up 17 percent) and… Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT RepliCel’s Regenerative Medicine Hair Loss Rx Performs Well In First In-Human Trial The first in-human study of RepliCel Life Sciences Inc’s investigational baldness cure, RCH-01, confirms the therapy’s safety and demonstrates strong efficacy signals, the company reports. The autologous cell therapy involves culturing a person’s own dermal sheath cup cells (DSCC) and then re-injecting them back into their scalp. Next up are phase II trials as the new treatment continues its march toward potential commercialization. The five-year trial data set has con… Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Survey: Many Bothered By Double Chins, Take Steps To Cover Up Close to 50 percent of individuals are bothered by the appearance of the area under their chin, and many alter their behavior as a result, according to a new survey commissioned by Allergan plc. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Meeting in Orlando, FL. The new survey included 1,996 men and women in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 65. Fully 47 percent reported being bothered by the appearance of the area underneath their chin, and 49 percent said t… Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT High C: Introducing Exuviance’s New Vitamin C Serum Capsules Coming this summer, Exuviance’s AF Vitamin C20 serum capsules promise maximum delivery of actives. Unlike many existing products, Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum comes in capsule form. Other types of packaging expose vitamin C to light, air, or water and threatens stability and effectiveness, but the new capsules maintain maximum strength 20% Vitamin C to boost collagen production, brighten and prevent dark spots and protect against daily environmental damage. In addition, Exuviance-pate… Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Zeltiq Showcases CoolAdvantage Petite Applicator at AAD Annual Meeting ZELTIQ® Aesthetics is showcasing the CoolAdvantage Petite™ applicator at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting (AAD) in Orlando. The CoolAdvantage technology is the only non-invasive fat removal technology cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address the upper arm. “After 5 years of research and millions of dollars invested in development, we are proud to be the only non-invasive fat reduction technology that is FDA-cleared to treat the upper arms… Sat, 4 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Galderma Rolls Out Restylane Refyne, Defyne With a growing number of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers available and even more in the pike, Galderma is highlighting how their two newest fillers --Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne --stand out from the crowd. In a word: flexibility. They flex as you smile, frown or scowl for a more natural look and feel. The fillers inherent flexibility is due to XpresHAn (pronounced ex-ˈspre-shən) technology. Both Refyne and Defyne are approved for the treatment of nasolabial folds. (Defyne is for… Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT ASAPS 2016: Labiaplasty More Than A Fad When it rains, it pours. Both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and sister organization American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released some (ASAPS) or all (ASPS) of their annual statistics. And by and large, there were some striking similarities between the two groups’ findings, suggesting that where there is smoke, there is, in fact, fire. Once a niche procedure, labiaplasty is becoming more mainstream, with a 23.2 percent increase from 2015. What&… Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Modernizing Medicine and Galderma Collaborate on Integrated OTC eCommerce Platform Modernizing Medicine, Inc. and Galderma Laboratories, L.P. are teaming up to offer new capabilities in support of improved patient experiences and outcomes through healthcare provider recommended over-the-counter (OTC) treatment regimens and patient education materials. The program, designed by Modernizing Medicine, will simplify the healthcare provider process of creating materials and educating patients about treatment regimens, which often incorporates a combination of prescriptions and OTC p… Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT BTL Aesthetics Unveils New Ultra Femme 360° Technology for Vaginal Rejuvenation BTL Industries is introducing its new 360° technology to leading cosmetic dermatologists and physicians during the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Conference taking place in Orlando, FL, March 3rd -- 7th, with the unveiling of Ultra Femme and Exilis Ultra 360 treatments. BTL Ultra Femme 360° offers the shortest RF treatment time available for women's intimate health and wellness procedures. Utilizing 360° volumetric heating and EFC system with integrated impedan… Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Galderma, Colorescience to Collaborate on Innovative Skincare Galderma will collaborate with Colorescience to expand skincare solutions to individuals who seek innovative daily skincare products that can be used in conjunction with traditional facial injectable aesthetic treatments, the companies have announced. Galderma and Colorescience will provide first-in-class product offerings to aesthetic healthcare professionals and women looking for innovative skincare solutions. The companies note that research shows that there are currently 2 million US wome… Thu, 2 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT ASPS 2016 Stats: Cosmetic Surgery On The Rise Fat is still phat -- at least in some places like the breasts, butt and face, according to the annual statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Specifically, minimally invasive cosmetic fat injections increased by 13 percent, buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased by 26 percent and breast augmentation using fat grafting increased by 72 percent from 2015 to 2016. Still, there are places where a little extra fat is anything but phat. From 2015- 2016, inje… Wed, 1 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT