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Facial Plastic Surgery Summit Focuses On Education

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) hosted its Annual Fall Meeting at the Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, FL) in September. Chaired by Anthony E. Brissett, M.D., and Phillip R. Langsdon, M.D., the meeting included an education-focused program covering a range of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery topics. The invited speakers included Bob Brier, Ph.D., Richard T. Farrior, M.D., Anna Pou, M.D., and Gary Sussman, who spoke on emerging trends and their specialties. Attendees could participate...

Exclusive RF Treatment Available in Florida

Bowes Dermatology, a leading Miami-based cosmetic and medical dermatology practice, exclusively offers the ePrime radiofrequency treatment. This minimally invasive procedure delivers measured radiofrequency directly into the skin using micro-needles to help tissue regenerate. The bi-polar radiofrequency energy creates small controlled wounds in the deeper layers of the skin. Each wound is surrounded by untreated skin, which repairs the treated areas by stimulating the production of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, creating smoother, tighter skin. The ePrime procedure provides effective...

Mentor Sets New Standard With Industry’s Best Warranty

Mentor Worldwide, the U.S. market leader in breast esthetics, has announced the industry’s most comprehensive warranty and product guarantee for its full line of MemoryShape Breast Implants and MemoryGel Breast Implants, underscoring the company’sconfidence in its products. Mentor Breast Implants are among the most reliable in the industry—an impressive achievement considering that more than 2 million women worldwide have chosen Mentor products. “For more than 30 years we have focused on innovations that met the changing needs of plastic surgeons...

Botox is Getting a Safety Facelift

New insights into botulinum neurotoxins and their interactions with cells are moving scientists ever closer to safer forms of Botox and a better understanding of the dangerous disease known as botulism. By comparing all known structures of botulinum neurotoxins, researchers writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Biochemical Sciences on October 1st suggest new ways to improve the safety and efficacy of Botox injections. "If we know from high-resolution structures how botulinum neurotoxins interact with their receptors, we can...

Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare Catalyst Serums Receive Patent Approval

Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare has been awarded patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its formulas in three of its Catalyst products—Catalyst, Catalyst Plus, and Catalyst AC-11. The three products combine amino acids and Zinc Finger Technology (ZFT) engineered proteins to repair DNA damage and assist in the production of proteins and antioxidants in the cells. It also helps improve scarring, skin tags, actinic keratosis, capillaries, and other conditions related to DNA damage. Founded by Ben Johnson, M.D.,...

New AAFPRS President Announced

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has announced that Stephen S. Park, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Charlottesville, VA, has been elected President of the organization and will serve the 2014-2015 year term, taking office in October 2014. He is widely recognized as a leader in the field of facial plastic surgery, lecturing nationally and internationally on his surgical techniques and medical philosophy. With over 20 years of experience, Park is also dedicated to academic advancement of the...

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Celebrates the Age of 50

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) conducted a survey of more than 500 women age 50 and older for their point of view on what it means to be 50. An overwhelming majority concluded 50 is the new 30. “Women in their fifties want to feel vibrant, beautiful and desirable, but they demand a natural result,” says Edward Farrior, M.D., F.A.C.S., president of the AAFPRS. “Women simply want to be...

Robotic Hair Transplant Procedure Launches In Mississippi

The Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg (MS), specialists in hair restoration, recently added the FDA-cleared ARTAS Robotic Procedure to its arsenal of hair loss treatments. It is the first practice in Mississippi to offer the innovative procedure, which provides natural results for patients. It is an appealing option for clients that requires no stitches, leaves no visible linear scar, and incurs little to no downtime. “Our patients can’t believe how painless and simple the whole process is,” says plastic surgeon...

Clear Clinic Opens New Locations

This summer, Clear Clinic (multiple locations in NJ and NY) added three new outposts in West Orange (NJ), Hoboken (NJ), and Yonkers (NY) to better serve clients and make access more convenient. The growing chain of acne treatment centers was founded by Eric Schweiger, M.D., in 2011. There are now nine locations offering dermatology services through Schweiger Dermatology and acne treatment at Clear Clinic. Clear Clinic also offers Clear Clinic Labs for those with acne-prone skin unable to visit a...

Discount Doom

Recession worries may be waning for potential clients and spas alike, but many consumers still want a bargain. However, this proclivity toward thriftiness can be dangerous when it comes to something as permanent as facial plastic surgery. Discounting and offering deals through sites such as Gilt, Groupon, and Living Social may cast your medical spa in an unattractive light. In fact, 96 percent of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members are opposed to consumers blindly purchasing...

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