AestheticsWire | Newest Articles Newest Articles en-us Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:03:11 GMT Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:03:11 GMT AestheticsWire eRelevance Reveals the State of Aesthetic Healthcare Marketing 2017 eRelevance Corporation, the leading customer marketing service for small-to medium-size businesses, has released its new study: The State of Aesthetic Healthcare Marketing 2017. The report -- based on survey results from more than 100 US aesthetic healthcare practices -- includes key insights into aesthetic healthcare practices’ marketing attitudes, goals, tactics and results. eRelevance, in partnership with Modern Aesthetics® magazine, commissioned the survey to better understand … Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Silk Therapeutics Taps Eva Genel for Director of Research and Development, Skincare Eva Genel is the new Director of Research and Development, Skincare at Silk Therapeutics Inc., a specialty biomaterials company. In this new role, Genel's key responsibilities include designing and assessing clean, skincare formulations, overseeing testing, while spearheading innovation, and product development. Genel relocated from Paris, France and is now based in the company's Medford, MA, headquarters, reporting to Greg Altman, CEO of Silk Therapeutics. Genel has more than 15 y… Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Skinceuticals Rolls Out Two New Cleansers SkinCeuticals is launching two new cleansers: Replenishing Cleanser and Smoothing Cleanser. What’s more, the original cleansers are all being repacked and reformulated. The new Replenishing Cleanser and Soothing Cleanser join SkinCeuticals's existing cosmeceutical cleanser line, which includes mild cleanser Gentle Cleanser, gel cleanser Simply Clean, exfoliating cleanser LHA Cleanser and cleansing gel Purifying Cleanser, all newly designed with optimized concentrations of active ing… Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Thomas A. Albright Named President and CEO of Recros Medica, Inc. Thomas A. Albright is the new President and CEO of Recros Medica, Inc., a development stage medical aesthetic device company focused on reducing skin laxity and focal contouring. Mr. Albright was previously CEO of Andrew Technologies since 2011. Earlier he was President of the Topical Aesthetic division of Syneron and before that was VP North American marketing at Nobel Biocare. Mr. Albright initiated his medical aesthetics experience at Allergan in 2000, where he led the worldwide launche… Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Move Over Liposuction: New Microneedle Skin Patch May Dissolve “Love Handles” in Mice Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat while raising the body’s overall metabolism. In the future, the patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat such as “love handles” and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the University of North Carolina. The findings appear online in ACS Nano. “T… Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Allergan Upgrades Brilliant Distinctions® Patient Loyalty Program Allergan is launching the next generation of its U.S.-based Brilliant Distinctions® program. The new offering incorporates digital innovation to enhance the consumer experience and drive increased member engagement. In addition, Brilliant Distinctions® is also expanding to include CoolSculpting® in the body treatments category. In the facial aesthetics category, the program provides savings to patients for loyalty and frequency of treatments and products, such as BOTOX® Cos… Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT NFL Analyst Deion Sanders Named New Brand Ambassador for Botox Cosmetic NFL analyst and philanthropist Deion Sanders, the only athlete to play in both the Super Bowl™ and World Series™, is the new brand ambassador for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Allergan also released two videos featuring Sanders sharing how he addressed his moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet with BOTOX® Cosmetic and showing men everywhere how the treatment may be right for them as well. “I’ve always taken pride in my appearance. Turning 50 prompted me to… Fri, 8 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Dr. Kelly Huang to Obalon; Alisa Lask to Oversee Galderma’s Aesthetic Corrective Business Unit Former Galderma general manager Kelly Huang, Ph.D. is now Obalon’s Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, Dr. Huang will be responsible for the key commercial functions of sales, marketing, operations, and quality assurance. In related news, Alisa Lask is Galderma’s new Vice President and General Manager of the Aesthetic & Corrective Business Unit in the United States, effective September 1, 2017. Alisa was previously Vice President of Marketing of the same business … Thu, 7 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT #Scary: Barbers, Hair Salons Sell Cosmetic Surgery on Instagram The majority of providers advertising aesthetic surgery services on Instagram are not board certified-plastic surgeons, finds an alarming new study out of Northwestern University in Chicago. "This is a very scary finding," says Robert Dorfman, the first author of the study and a third-year medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "Providers -- ranging from physicians who are not licensed in plastic surgery to dentists, hair salon employees and bar… Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Pre-Cosmetic Surgery Smoking Cessation Counseling May Help Patients Quit For Good Plastic surgeons typically require patients to stop smoking for at least two weeks before a procedure, and a new study suggests many will stay the course or at least smoke less in the years after cosmetic surgery. The findings appear in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. "Our results show an association between cosmetic surgery and smoking cessation at long-term follow-up," says lead author Aaron C. Van Slyke, MD, MSc, of University of British Columbi… Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Augmented Reality in the OR May Soon Be Reality A newly developed augmented reality (AR) system enables plastic surgeons to create 3D simulations of the desired results of facial reconstructive procedures and project them over the patient’s face during surgery. Going forward, the AR system may be a useful guide to planning, performing and evaluating the results of facial reconstruction and other procedures. Koichi Ueda, MD, PhD, Daisuke Mitsuno, MD, and colleagues of Osaka Medical College in Japan, report on the development and i… Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT New from Revision Skincare: Meet Nectifirm Advanced Revision Skincare® is expanding the Nectifirm® collection with Nectifirm® ADVANCED. Nectifirm® ADVANCED harnesses the power of the Microbiome for maintaining skin health. Active ingredients such as Diglucosyl Gallic Acid work with the skin's own Microbiome to enhance natural mechanisms for brighter, more even skin tone. Nectifirm® ADVANCED also contains a proprietary blend of 8 distinctive peptides to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Lingonberry Extract… Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Art Lesson Teaches Plastic Surgeons Better Botox Injection Techniques A highly detailed body painting project helps plastic surgeons understand how underlying muscles contribute to facial lines and wrinkles as well as how to better treat them using botulinum toxin injections. The illustrated article, which appears in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -- Global Open, presents and describes this approach to studying the anatomy and function of the facial muscles. “By correlating facial muscle function with the presence of hyperkinetic wrinkles, this nov… Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Bonti's Gateway Neuromodulator Performs Well in Phase 2A Study Bonti’s lead product candidate, EB- 001, passed muster in a Phase 2A study for the treatment of glabellar lines. EB-001 is a novel serotype E botulinum neurotoxin with a unique efficacy profile, characterized by fast onset of action (about 24 hours) and short duration of effect (about 4 weeks). The novel neuromodulator is being developed for aesthetic and therapeutic indications. In the study of 42 subjects, EB-001 demonstrated dose-dependent clinical activity and efficacy at multip… Wed, 9 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT 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