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Top Trends for 2015

As the end of 2014 draws nearer, industry professionals survey the innovations and techniques that rose to popularity in this year and are eager to provide their predictions for the next. Here are the top 10 plastic surgery trends for 2015 according to board-certified plastic surgeon Norman Rowe, M.D., from Rowe Plastic Surgery (New York City). The use of minimally invasive (Botox, fillers, photo-rejuvenation) and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments will continue to increase next year. In 2013 there was a 10...

Fountain of Youth for Men

Men are more aware of their appearance than ever, wanting to look as good as their regimens of healthy diet and exercise help them feel. In an effort to stay in the game, more men are turning to treatments and procedures that help turn back visible signs of aging. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), men accounted for nearly 10 percent of cosmetic procedures in 2013, but males comprise 30 percent of the patient population at...

Clear Skin For Everyone

As colder temperatures prevail and clients launch into hibernation mode, it's the perfect time of year to address and finally conquer a range of unsightly skin conditions, such as acne. Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from acne, ranging from sporadic to severe, and are in need of personalized treatment plans. According to board-certified dermatologist Eric Schweiger, M.D., founder of Clear Clinic and Schweiger Dermatology Group (multiple locations) there are acne-clearing treatments available for all budgets. Here are his top recommendations...

Image Quest

Help clients get a clear picture of their skin with the help of imaging technology.

Wintertime Skin Repair

Don’t let clients pack away the sunblock with swimsuits and other summer accessories. Winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s according to Adam J. Scheiner, M.D. , an eyelid and facial cosmetic surgeon. “The snow reflects the glare of the sun—and the damaging UV rays,” he says. “People who like skiing and snowboarding in the mountains are getting 4 to 5 percent more UV damage for every 1,000 feet they ascend above sea level.” Those who stay away from...

Post-Procedure Patient Satisfaction

For plastic surgeons who primarily perform elective esthetic procedures, patient comfort after surgery is of vital importance to patient satisfaction, word-of-mouth referrals, and long-term retention, which all effect the success of the medical spa business overall. After a successful surgical outcome, effectively managing pain and minimizing analgesic-related adverse events (AEs) not only impacts timely recovery, but also shapes the patient’s experience with the surgeon and the practice. In fact, a recent Cedars-Sinai study published in the American Academy of Pain...

Living Room Lasers

Parties for storage containers, candles, and jewelry aren’t hard to find; but surprisingly laser hair removal is joining their ranks. There just happens to be a new trend hitting the home party circuit. Now, instead of heading to the spa or medical office for their laser hair removal needs, an increasing number of women are bringing these services to their private homes, along with food and friends. These laser hair removal parties are a fun new inexpensive alternative for clients...

Comfortable Care

Pain—and the fear of pain—is one of the key factors that discourages patients from undergoing highly effective treatments, such as injectables and laser treatments. But there are several steps physicians can take to reduce pain during noninvasive cosmetic treatments and calm clients' anxieties. Speaking at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery conference in Phoenix, Kenneth Arndt, M.D., of Skincare Physicians (Chestnut Hill, MA), shared the following tips to make patients more comfortable during treatment. Talkesthesia. Talk to patients...

All About Approvals

New drugs and medical devices may be touted as FDA approved, but exactly what does that highly valued and oft-cited stamp of approval mean? It’s a question that’s sure to come up often for physicians as they consider whether to prescribe a new treatment for their patients or bring a medical device of their own design to the marketplace. The process used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine if a new drug or medical device is...

Beam Me Up

Discover how lasers can provide a bright future for clients looking to treat common skin concerns.

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