Medical Spa News

BTL Vanquish Receives FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the BTL Vanquish for circumferential reduction of the abdomenal area. The platform features a panel array that emits selective RF energy with the largest spot size in the industry to treat the entire core in one application (without touching patients’ skin). It creates a high-frequency energy field that targets the thermal effects into the fat layer while protecting surrounding skin tissue. “FDA clearance of BTL Vanquish marks a defining moment in...

Skin Cancer Diagnosis in People of Color

In the report entitled, "Skin cancer and photoprotection in people of color: A review and recommendations for physicians and the public," published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , a workgroup of recognized skin of color experts provided an extensive review of the scientific literature available on the incidence, risk factors, and characteristics of skin cancer in people of color. On average, one American dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. The...

Syneron Candela’s PicoWay Laser Receives New FDA Clearance

Syneron Medical, a global market leader in the esthetic medical device marketplace, announced earlier this spring that the PicoWay laser received U.S. Food and Druf Administration (FDA) clearance for the treatment of pigmented lesions. This latest approval expands upon its FDA clearance for the removal of tattoos late last year. The laser is now an FDA approved option to reverse uneven skin tone, blotches, and uneven pigmentation, restore radiant skin, reduce sun spots, take care of freckles, and rid dark...

Radiesse Approved for Hand Treatment

Merz Aesthetics's Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the dorsum of the hands. The long-term filler provides an immediate volumizing effect and can help to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands. It delivers smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to one year for more youthful-looking hands. “Merz is proud to be able to provide patients and physicians with the...

Suneva Medical Partners with Zoosk

Suneva Medical , an esthetics leader that markets Bellafill, an FDA approved dermal filler for the correction of facial acne scars, is recognizing June’s Acne Awareness Month by teaming up with leading online dating company Zoosk and Dr. Ava Shamban , board-certified dermatologist and author of “Heal Your Skin,” to help people with acne and acne scars put their best face forward. As part of the new collaboration, a new video featuring Zoosk’s dating expert Joan Actually and Shamban has...

New ASAPS and ASERF Presidents Named

Following The Aesthetic Meeting held in Montreal May 14 to 18, James C. Grotting, M.D., was elected the new president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Grotting is currently in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. He is former president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a director and oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. “While it has been an...

Facial Plastic Surgery Patients Are More Likeable

New research in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery suggests plastic surgery patients have more to gain than an improved appearance. In addition to a youthful esthetic boost, patients who undergo facial rejuvenation procedures—a facelift, a blepharoplasty, an eyebrow lift, a neck lift, and a chin implant—are perceived as more likeable, more feminine, and more socially skilled. Michael J. Reilly, M.D., performed a retrospective evaluation of preoperative and postoperative photos of 30 caucasian female patients who underwent facial rejuvenation surgery...

Breathe Easy

Manhattanites can get a breath of fresh air and a youthful boost at Jillian Wright Clinical Skin Spa (New York City). The luxurious OxyGeneo (starting at $250, 70 minutes) facials incorporate the Pollogen GeneO+, a three-in-one device distributed by DermaMed Solutions with exfoliation, oxygenation, and ultrasound, for glowing results that last. “I’m excited to bring this technology to my spa and to offer the next generation oxygen facial,” says owner Jillian Wright. “Everyone here has very quickly realized that OxyGeneo...

Full Body Scanner Developed to Improve Skin Cancer Diagnosis

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In collaboration with the University Clinic for Dermatology and Venerology in Magdeburg as well as the partners Dornheim Medical Images GmbH and Hasomed GmbH, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF have developed a full body scanner intended to help doctors diagnose skin conditions. "The scanner delivers standard data for the evaluation of skin,” says Christian Teutsch, Ph.D, researcher at Faunhofer IFF. “At the same time, it improves documentation of the development every single conspicuous mole.”...

Online HIPAA Training Course Debuts for Medical Spas

The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) and its resource partner Medical Risk Institute have debuted a collaborative Online HIPAA Training Course . The course features leading health care attorney, Mike Sacopulos, JD, who has devoted his 20-year legal career to advising the healthcare community about where liability risks originate and how to avoid them. This online training course will cover: The anatomy of a HIPAA breach The top five causes of a data breach How to prevent HIPAA breaches The...

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