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Exuviance Skin Lab Opens in Luxe New Jersey Mall

NeoStrata Company has opened Exuviance Skin Lab, its first freestanding retail space in The Mall at Short Hills, New Jersey’s distinguished shopping experience. The ultra-luxe skincare destination is designed to provide busy shoppers with access to expert advice and targeted treatments to restore dull, aging complexions to a more beautiful, youthful appearance. The exceptional concept features three distinct environments allowing guests to engage, indulge, and transform skin in a convenient, upscale, interactive environment. ENGAGE Estheticians are on hand offering personalized,...

Laser Proves Effective For Rosacea

Researchers Joo Hee Lee, M.D., and his team conducted a pilot study to determine the efficacy of treating mild to severe papulopustular rosacea (PPR) with a long-pulsed laser (1064nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser or LPND) set on rejuvenation mode. The team found that LPND treatment on rejuvenation mode significantly decreased papule/pustule activity and improved non-transient erythema scores compared with baseline. Patients also experienced beneficial effects on clearance of symptoms including transient erythema, pruritus, burning and dryness. From 2010 to 2013, they recruited...

FDA Approves MiraDry for Underarm Hair Removal

miradry system approved by FDA for underarm hair removal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Miramar Labs MiraDry System for the removal and permanent reduction of unwanted underarm hair of all colors. The MiraDry System uses proprietary MiraWave technology, which delivers precisely controlled microwave energy to remove unwanted hair. Unlike laser hair removal systems, microwave energy doesn’t require a chromophore to be effective and therefore can be used on hair of all colors, including light shades, and is also not limited by an individual’s skin color...

Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing

Researchers discovered Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing
According to a published study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the vibration from ultrasound speeds up the healing process by stimulating skin cells in wounds. Researchers from the University of Sheffield's department of biomedical science studied patients with chronic wounds, such as skin ulcers in diabetics and elderly. "Using ultrasound wakes up the cells and stimulates a normal healing process,” says lead author of the study Mark Bass, PhD. “Because it is just speeding up the normal processes, the...

Study Shows Esthetics Marketing Misses Men

Men may be missing out on the latest cosmetic procedures and medical spas are missing out on revenue. According to a study published online in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal plastic surgeons could be doing more to attract the growing number of male patients seeking esthetic treatments. The survey also suggests providers could benefit from incorporating male patients into their practice models. Researchers from the New York University department of plastic surgery reviewed the first 10 Google listings for plastic surgeons...

FDA Approves New Prescription Acne Treatment

Dermatologists and the more than 40 million Americans suffering from acne now have one more treatment option at hand. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved antibiotic-free Epiduo Forte Gel, 0.3%/2.5% for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. The approval was based on a Phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, 12-week, vehicle-controlled study, which included 217 patients with moderate to severe acne. Epiduo Forte Gel was found to be superior to the vehicle gel for the Investigator’s Global Assessment...

Healing Waters Spa Opens New Location

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The third Healing Waters location opened in Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge hospital in Columbia, SC, at the beginning of this year. The nearly 7,000-square-foot medical spa offers traditional day spa services, esthetics, plastic surgery, and wellness programs guided by the brand’s four core transformational principles: balance, calm, correct, and restore. Peter Haines, M.D., an established plastic surgeon in the area, oversees the medical services and performs all surgical procedures with a team of 19 part-time and three full-time employees. This...

Indoor Tanning Bed Use Declines

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The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventation show fewer people are using tanning beds. Only 4.2 percent of American adults used tanning beds in 2013, down from 5.5 percent in 2010, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Most significant in these findings, published in a report in JAMA Dermatology , was the number of young people tanning. Just 8.6 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 tanned indoors in...

FDA Approves Fat-Burning Injectable

Cosmetic practitioners may soon have a new tool at their disposal designed to noninvasively reduce fat. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kythera Biopharmaceuticals’s fat-burning injectable Kybella (also known as ATX-101). The injectable is a patented formulation of a pure, non-animal-derived version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat and is intended to reduce submental fat (double chin) in adults. According to the company, patients can...

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...

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