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Stephen S. Park, AAFPRS, cosmetic surgery trends, facial plastic surgery, Edwin F. Williams, David W. Kim, Edward H. Farrior, Russell Ries, AAFPRS president
Find out why you need to care about the 2015 trends from sought-after facial plastic surgeons.

Hair Apparent

For some conditions, in-spa treatments aren't enough to remedy the problem. Thinning hair is one of them and many clients can benefit from daily supplements in addition to various services aimed at reviving locks. We talked to Anna Urban, cofounder of Aviva, a haircare company with products aimed at helping people achieve healthy hair, and Marnie Nussbaum, M.D., FAAD, to learn more about hair supplements, how they work, and how they are beneficial for spas. How do supplements work? AU:...

Attachment Attraction

Innovations in treatments available at medical spas are constantly changing. That's largely due to updated equipment and technology, though the knowledge and skill of the doctor still plays a key role. Keeping track of all the updates and new models of equipment can be a daunting task. Some equipment manufacturers are making it easier by offering a variety of handpieces and attachments that easily augment current machinery. One company doing just that is EndyMed, and we checked in with Michael...

Risky Business

The American Med Spa Association’s legal counsel shares her expertise on the legalities of performing medical spa treatments and more.

Ten Tips to Manage Skin Disorders

A shocking number of Americans have psoriasis and eczema—39 million adults and children—which is more than four times the population of New York City, the largest city in the US. According to dermatology specialists Joshua Fox, M.D., and Robert Levine, D.O., with Advanced Dermatology, PC , (multiple locations, NY NJ) the seasonal change to cold, dry air creates difficulties for people dealing with these chronic skin disorders. "It is important to manage symptoms," says Fox, who has served on the...

In the Spotlight

In the last few years there have been a significant increase in devices relying on LED technology. Thanks to the power of specific light spectrums, these convenient gadgets can treat a a wide range of skincare concerns, including acne, wrinkles, unevne tone, and more. One company capitalizing on the LED technology is reVive Light Therapy, and we talked to Lloyd Nelson, CEO and president at LED Technologies to learn more about the latest innovations and uses in medical spas. Who...

Melted Away

More than 80 percent of women have it, and many of them continue to spend hundreds, or even thousands a month to attempt to get rid of it. It is unwanted fat and cellulite. While it may not be life-threatening, unwanted fat often leads to the infamous ‘cottage cheese’ thighs are a cause for concern for women both young and old, making procedures like SmartLipo Laser more popular than ever before. Such procedures still may be intimidating to new clients...

Red Light Stops Wrinkles

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, consumers spend billions of dollars each year on anti-aging skincare. Consumer demand for the latest in anti-aging expands beyond topical treatments to encompass any technology that will deliver permanent results without going under the knife. One of the best-known anti-aging treatments, red light therapy, is proven to increase collagen production, reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, minimize pore size and achieve long-term radiant skin. This treatment can be found in both dermatologist offices and...

Lighten Up with Light

Summer and swimsuit season may be winding down, but the excitement surrounding non-invasive fat-reduction devices and procedures is as strong as ever. We checked in with Mark Patterson, CEO of Lila Strawberry Laser, for his perspective on this fascinating trend and how the Strawberry Laser fits in. 1. Why are non-invasive fat-reduction device such a focus right now? It is largely patient driven. Patients are seeking solutions that are nonsurgical that produce similar results to surgical procedure. There’s always a...

Do You Know Your Nose?

The eyes are a very important part of the face. However, if you want to be more literal when talking about the "center of your face," there is no denying that the conversation becomes alllll about the nose! Nose shapes and sizes vary not only from person to person, but also from culture to culture. Do you know how much your nose reveals about you? Listed below are a few examples of how the nose has developed in both history...

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