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Mentor/Valeant Collaborate on Physician Loyalty Program

Mentor Worldwide LLC, the U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, today announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Valeant’s Medicis division, a leader in facial injectables and professional skincare. Per the terms of the agreement, Mentor and Medicis will form a joint physician loyalty program called the M2VP Program (Medicis-Mentor Valued Partner Program), which will include the MENTOR line of breast implant products for the aesthetics market and Medicis non-reimbursed facial aesthetics products, including neurotoxin, fillers, and...

Vampire Facial Gives Skin New Life

Clients who want to scare away the signs of aging are flocking to the Vampire Facial. Tom O’Brien, CEO of Eclipse Aesthetics LLC, the company that distributes the technology to perform the Vampire Facial, says the procedure uses the body’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to promote beautiful skin. The PRP possesses increased concentrations of one’s own growth factors, and these self-derived growth factors are powerful elements that aid in a more youthful appearance. “The new trend is to improve oneself...

Cosmetic Surgeon Introduces the Photoshop Facelift

Joseph Eviatar, M.D., a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon and cosmetic director of Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates (New York City), has introduced the Photoshop Facelift, a non-invasive alternative to a traditional facelift which lifts, tweaks, and softens clients looks for photos and real life. The facelift utilizes a combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which treats visible sun damage, including pigment spots, freckles, broken capillaries, and spider veins; and ultherapy, which enables surgeons to direct sound waves not on...

Survey Says Women Crave Youthful Skin and Bodies

Youthful Skin
According to a new survey of more than 1,000 American women commissioned by Syneron Medical, nearly four in five (79 percent) women admit that having youthful skin would make them feel more confident than a designer wardrobe. Even more so, 73 percent of women admit that if they came into some money, they’d be more likely to invest in a better body shape than designer duds. Syneron’s survey finds that millions of American women, ages 25 and older, would like...

New Filler Treats Smokers' Lip Lines

Smoker
Those who used to light up can now fight the telltale signs of smoking, thanks to the dermal filler Belotero, a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that integrates with the skin, adapts to skin contours, and plumps and adds volume to lines and creases of the lip. “The most obvious prevention of smokers’ lines is not to smoke. However, once the lines have formed, a dermal filler like Belotero can offer an effective solution,” says Joseph Eviatar, M.D., oculofacial plastic...

Women Embrace a Lowbrow Look

Brows
According to a recent report in Clinical Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeons say women's eyebrows are becoming lower, fatter, and less arched than in years past, and many are turning to plastic surgery to achieve this look. The study involved the examination of the features of models and actresses in fashion magazines dating back to 1946, using callipers and rulers to measure the fine details of their eyebrows. For many years, high-arched brows were en vogue, but nowadays, stars’ eyebrows are...

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