Medical Spa News

Golden Oldies

Just because potential clients are getting older doesn’t mean their faces have to show it. Plastic surgery and noninvasive cosmetic solutions are appealing to an older demographic. Baby boomers are the fastest growing group embracing the powers of a little nip and tuck to delay aging, suggests the annual member survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). No longer taboo to have a little “work done”, seniors are fighting sagging jowls and wrinkled skin with...

A Youthful Injection

Though injectables can create a marked difference in a person’s appearance, needle-phobic clients may shy away from the ouch factor. The Spa at Trump SoHo (New York City) solves this problem with the Alternative to Injectables Facial (starting at $395, 90 minutes). This anti-wrinkle treatment, which uses Natura Bissé products and micro-stimulating sonic waves to lift the skin and restore density, is patterned after traditional injection sites. But instead of needles, it leverages massage to work the pressure points to...

Longevity Medical Spa Opens in Seaside Resort

A welcome addition to the Blue&Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort (Algarve, Portugal), Longevity Medical Spa opened this summer and offers guests an innovative health and wellness concept based on preventative medicine and anti-aging treatments. Among the most popular services on the menu are multi-day healing programs and wellness retreats that help guide spa-goers to a longer, healthier, and happier life. There are seven retreats from which guests can choose or submit specific personal goals for a tailored program to attain their...

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...

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