Medical Spa News

Mybody Rebrands as Glowbiotics MD

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Mybody Probiotic Skincare has re-branded as Glowbiotics MD. The skincare line features products with probiotics and targeted bio-actives to address a range of skin concerns including signs of aging, sensitivity, acne, and hyperpigmentation. The name change was influenced by the company’s successful launch of its Glowbiotics line—Probiotic Instant Resurfacing Pads and Probiotic HydraGlow Cream Oil. “It was our best launch in the history of the company and I knew we were on to something that both doctors and patients would...

Galderma and National Rosacea Society Spread Awareness of Rosacea

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Recent research suggests that rosacea, a common, chronic skin condition affecting 16 million Americans, may be linked to negative effects on the body as a whole, not just the face. It’s believed that possibly due to its inflammatory nature, people with rosacea are at an increased risk of a number of other serious health related issues, including cardiovascular disease and other forms of vascular disease, much like psoriasis patients. Researchers have also linked rosacea to an increased risk of gastrointestinal...

Gene Explains Youthful Appearance

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Research published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology reveals a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than their years. The gene, known as MC1R, is already well known for producing red hair and pale skin, and now it is also related to differences in perceived age. People carrying particular MC1R variants in their DNA look, on average, almost two years older than they are. “For the first time, a gene has been found that explains...

Third Viva Day Spa Debuts in Austin

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To meet the demand of Austin spa-goers, the third location of Viva Day Spa recently made its debut, bringing medical esthetics treatments into the mix. Located in Domain Northside, a mixed-use shopping center that’s quickly becoming a hot spot in the city, the spa is ideally situated to meet a variety of skincare needs. The spa’s many treatments—massage, facials, nailcare, hair removal, men’s services, and medical spa treatments—are already receiving positive feedback. The carefully curated non-surgical medical spa treatments include...

Parabens Are Worse Than Previously Thought

A study from the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark discovered that butylparaben, commonly used in cosmetics and skincare products to stop bacterial growth, has more adverse effects on the reproductive system than previously believed. Researchers observed endocrine disrupting effects on the development of the reproductive system in rats that were exposed to butylparaben prenatally. They observed reduced sperm quality as well as changes in the prostate, testicles, ovaries, and breast development. "Overall, our results suggest that...

Genes Explain Higher Risk of Melanoma in Men

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A recent study published in Biology of Sex Differences identified potential genetic variants related to a higher rate of melanoma in males of Spanish origin. Researchers analyzed more than 1,000 males and females, and genotyped 363 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 65 pigmentation gene regions. When they separated samples by sex, the results showed more SNPs associated with dark pigmentation and good sun tolerance in females. Males, on the other hand, were associated with light pigmentation and poor sun tolerance...

DermDash Offers Cosmetic Procedure Marketplace

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Launched last month, DermDash is an online cosmetic procedure marketplace that allows users to schedule a free consultation before purchasing a service. Consultations have proven vital to the cosmetic procedure process. Patients are rarely comfortable scheduling a procedure that involves chemicals, lasers, injectables, and the like without meeting the practitioner ahead of time. "Patients need to meet with the physician prior to receiving the procedure to get an appropriate assessment of what they need," says Ben Behnam M.D., board certified...

Acne Scars Impact Self-Esteem

In June, Suneva Medical released results of its acne scar survey. The survey revealed an overwhelming majority of customers believe acne and acne scars have a negative impact on confidence. The survey also showed that people with acne and acne scars normally withdraw themselves from social settings and avoid putting photos online without heavy editing or filters. “Acne scarring is one of the most common skin issues I see at my practice and the condition is more than skin deep,”...

MedResults Network Partners with PCA Skin

MedResults Network, which is an organization providing aesthetic medical provider and medical spa members cost-saving benefits, has partnered with professional skincare company PCA Skin. As part of the partnership, MedResults Network’s 2,500 aesthetic members will now have access to the entire PCA Skin product line and education programs. The company offers global education covering the physiology of the skin, and the safe and effective application of chemical peels. “After a year and a half of due diligence to ensure that...

Suneva Medical Hires Chief Operating Officer

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Suneva Medical, a privately-held aesthetics company, recently appointed Preston Romm to chief operating officer. Romm joins Suneva Medical with more than 30 years of experience and will be responsible for leading the company’s sales, marketing, and operations. Previously serving as president of Obagi Medical Products and senior vice president of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Romm brings a rich background in the facial aesthetic industry and will be an instrumental executive on Suneva Medical’s leadership team. “Preston’s impressive track record and deep rooted...

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