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BioPhotas Receives ISO and CE Mark Certifications

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BioPhotas recently announced it has attained ISO 13485:2003 certification for its design, manufacturing, and distribution of Low-Level Light Therapy devices. This certification is an international quality system standard for medical devices, and is a hallmark of achievement for a global medical device manufacturer. “Receiving ISO certification is a major milestone in the company’s evolution and serves to distinguish us from other manufacturers of light energy devices, who do not hold themselves to such high standards,” says CEO and president Patrick...

Research Shows Suncare Education Needed

According to new research, many people are still puzzled by the wide range of SPF numbers on product labels, and some may not be using sunscreen properly. In a recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey, only 32 percent of respondents knew that an SPF 30 sunscreen does not provide twice as much protection as an SPF 15 sunscreen. Even more concerning, only 45 percent knew that a higher SPF sunscreen does not protect you from the sun longer than...

Paper Sensor Monitors Sun Exposure

While sunburn is the main cause of skin cancer, any type of sun exposure can damage the skin and increase the risk of developing skin cancer and premature signs of aging. To help people monitor their sun exposure, J. Justin Gooding and a group of colleagues at The University of New South Wales in Australia created a disposable sunburn sensor. To do so, they inkjet printed titanium dioxide and a food dye on paper. The titanium dioxide acts as a...

PicoSure Cleared for Full Spectrum Tattoo Removal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cynosure PicoSure picosecond laser for removal of the full spectrum of tattoo inks and pigmented lesions. The device now features a new 1064nm wavelength to remove black and other dark tattoo inks along with the existing 532nm and 755nm wavelengths. The new wavelength will be offered as an upgrade to existing PicoSure customers, and is expected to be available later this year. Recent research presented at the American Society for...

MIT Develops Second-Skin Polymer

MIT develops second skin
Scientists have developed a new polymer that temporarily protects and tightens skin and smoothes wrinkles. The research team composed of scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), haircare brand Living Proof, and Olivo Laboratories worked for the last 10 years to create a library of more than 100 possible polymers that can be assembled into a cross-linked polymer layer (XPL). "Creating a material that behaves like skin is very difficult," says Barbara Gilchrest, a...

Thermi and Sinclair Pharma to Collaborate on Silhouette Instalift

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Almirall announced that it has signed, through its Dallas based company Thermigen, an exclusive U.S. strategic marketing collaboration agreement for Silhouette Instalift with Sinclair Pharma, an international specialty pharmaceutical company. The U.S. distribution agreement with Thermi for the recently FDA approved nonsurgical facelift, Silhouette Instalift, will give immediate access to the largest single aesthetics market in the world. Sinclair estimates that more 250 InstaLift procedures have been performed to-date and through the activities of independent Continuing Medical Education providers (CME)...

Balanced Beauty

New Yorkers seeking balance and beauty now have a chic new Midtown spot offering holistic help. Russak+ Aesthetic Center (New York City) opened in fall of 2015 as an extension of the practice of board-certified dermatologist Julie Russak, M.D. Unlike many aesthetic centers, the focus here is on optimizing internal health to promote beauty from within with a therapeutic treatment menu. “We educate patients and provide them with tools to maintain the results that we achieve with the office-based procedures,”...

Syneron Candela and Allergan Reward Loyal Customers

Earlier this year, Syneron Medical, a leading global aesthetic device company, and Allergan, pharmaceutical company and manufacturer of Botox, announced a collaboration to offer three of Syneron Candela’s body sculpting and skincare platforms to members of Allergan’s healthcare provider loyalty program, Allergan Partner Privileges (APP). “This partnership brings together two very strong aesthetics product portfolios to provide physicians and their patients with comprehensive treatment options for some of the most in-demand treatments, including body contouring and skin treatment,” says Amit...

SPF 30 Sunscreens Delay Melanoma

SPF 30 sunscreen prevents burn and melanoma
In a first of its kind study, researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) in Columbus prove that sunscreens with an SPF 30 rating can prevent the formation of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. Application of sun protection factor 30 (SPF30) sunscreen prior to exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) light delayed melanoma onset in a mouse model of the disease, according to data from the Ohio team of researchers. This data suggests that the mouse model...

Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Safety Investigated

Titanium dioxide has been an effective and safe physical sunblock for decades. In recent years, nanoparticle versions of titanium dioxide have become more popular and raised questions regarding potential safety risks. According to findings published in Jama Dermatology , Sergio G. Coelho, Ph.D., and his team measured the number of titanium dioxide particles on the skin, depth of skin penetration, and irritation after repeated application. The researchers applied sunscreens with and without titianium dioxide particles on their small group of...

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