AestheticsWire | Newest Articles Newest Articles en-us Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:45:16 GMT Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:45:16 GMT AestheticsWire 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 Skincare Shopping Simplified: Meet The Olay Skin Advisor 2.0 Olay’s new Olay Skin Advisor analyzes complexion and offers personalized skincare product picks. Olay rolled out the upgraded platform during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Olay Skin Advisor is a web-based skin analytics platform that provides women with personalized skin education and product recommendations on their mobile phones or tablets. With just one selfie, Skin Advisor analyzes a woman’s face to determine her current “skin age” and which areas of her… Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT Obagi Teams Up with Suzan Obagi, MD and Nextcell Medical to Introduce New Skincare Line Obagi Medical Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., has collaborated with Nextcell Medical Company to claim exclusive distribution of Suzan Obagi, MD’s line of skin care products throughout the United States. Established in 2013 with cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist, Suzan Obagi, MD, Nextcell Medical has been working on innovations to change the industry’s approach to skin care. According to the company, Obagi intends to continue to inv… Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT SmartGraft Introduces Articulating Arm With Mayo Tray SmartGraft Hair Restoration now includes an articulating arm and mayo tray, Vision Medical Inc., reports. Available in February, the SmartGraft AMT (articulating mayo tray) provides ergonomic design for physicians. It works with new systems as well as the SmartGraft Hair Restoration System. Features include: Ergonomic design to help reduce procedure time and operator fatigue. Enhanced accessibility for efficiently utilizing smaller operating spaces. Built in pods to make supplies… Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT CareCredit to Acquire CitiHealth Card Portfolio CareCredit has signed an agreement with Citibank, N.A. to acquire the Citi Health Card portfolio, further expanding its healthcare acceptance network in the United States. The portfolio acquisition includes more than 14,500 providers, further expanding CareCredit’s national network of more than 200,000 healthcare providers and health-focused retail locations. The portfolio includes more than 110,000 current Citi Health Card consumer accounts. Terms of the agreement were not disclo… Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT Deadline Extended for Medical Spa State of the Industry Statistical Study The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) has extended the deadline for the 2017 Medical Spa State of the Industry Report, administered by MarketData Enterprises and sponsored by Modern Aesthetics® magazine. The report -- the only up-to-date resource of its kind focusing specifically on medical spas in the United States -- will gather information about medical spa geographical and ownership data; medical aesthetic facility types; medical spa size and revenue averages; regulatory compliance, a… Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT Drumroll Please ... Clarisonic Rolls Out The Smart Profile Uplift Clarisonic is rolling out a new at-home device, the Smart Profile Uplift. This 2-in-1 skincare device combines Clarisonic's cleansing with a new firming massage head. In clinical testing performed by the company, 12 weeks of twice daily use of Smart Profile Uplift with a placebo cream (without anti-aging actives) showed visible improvement of 15 signs of aging, especially wrinkles, firmness and radiance. Smart Profile Uplift also boosts the absorption of daily skincare. The Smart Profi… Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT Researchers Quantify the Most Attractive Female Lips In findings that may help establish lip augmentation guidelines, researchers have identified the precise measurements for the most attractive female lips. Lips with a 53.5 percent increase in surface area from the original image with a 1 to 2 ratio of upper to lower lip that make up about 10 percent of the lower third of the face were deemed to be the most attractive, according to the results, which appear in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. “We advocate preservation of the natural ratio… Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT SkinCeuticals Introduces H.A. Intensifier SkinCeuticals is rolling out their new H.A. Intensifier, a corrective hyaluronic acid serum. Key ingredients include 10% Proxylane, a proprietary ingredient, to support hyaluronic acid levels and help maintain the integrity of the skin's matrix, for improved firmness 2.0% Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate + 0.2% Purple Rice Extract, to help preserve hyaluronic acid content in skin Three types of hyaluronic acid -- full molecular weight, fragmented and encapsulated chains Testin… Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT In a Week of Surprising Acquisitions, Will Syneron Be Next? Hot off the heels of Allergan’s acquisition of Zeltiq and Hologic Inc,’s surprising purchase of Cynosure Inc., media reports are now swirling that British private equity fund Apax Partners is looking to buy Syneron Medical for $350-$400 million. According to Israeli financial daily Calcalist, representatives from Apax met Syneron executives in Israel last week and the talks are being managed by Barclays. None of the companies have offered an official comment on the report. Syne… Tue, 14 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT Ray Canole is New Chief Commercial Officer at Revision Skincare Revision Skincare has announced the appointment of Ray Canole to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. He has over 15 years of business development and commercial related experience in dermatology-focused organizations and joins Revision from Renaissance Pharma, where he helped build one of the largest privately-held topical companies in the US. Prior to Renaissance, Mr. Canole held various leadership positions in business and corporate development at the Perrigo Company. His background… Tue, 14 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT Cynosure to Be Acquired by Hologic Hologic, Inc. and Cynosure, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Hologic to acquire all outstanding Cynosure shares for $66.00 per share in cash, which corresponds to an equity value of approximately $1.65 billion and an enterprise value of $1.44 billion net of cash. The transaction, which has been approved unanimously by the boards of directors of both companies, would extend Hologic's scientific and commercial capabilities into one of the fastest-growing segments in medical techn… Tue, 14 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT Blame It On The Brexit? Cosmetic Surgery Dips In The UK The number of Britons undergoing cosmetic surgery dropped 40 percent in 2016, according to new data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). For the first time in almost a decade of relatively consistent growth, cosmetic surgical procedure totals for women and men combined dipped below 31,000 -- with 2016’s totals 5 percent less than those in 2007. Male procedure numbers were fewer than in 2005 (2,440 in 2005 > 2,409 in 2016), but while men’s ops we… Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT