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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...

Survey Reveals Younger Plastic Surgery Patients

A survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that more than half of members (58 percent) saw an increase in cosmetic surgery and injectables in patients under age 30. For both female and male patients under age 35, the most common procedure performed was rhinoplasty (53 percent females; 70 percent males), with 20 percent of those procedures performed on patients under age 21. The study also revealed that according to surgeons, a majority of...

Beauty Device Market Soars

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According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research, , the U.S. beauty device market is expected to more than double in the next five years. It was valued at $9,034.2 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.8 percent from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of $25,375.7 million by 2020. The U.S. beauty device market is witnessing significant growth due to a growing geriatric population, as...

FDA Recommends Approval of Fat-Burning Injectable

Cosmetic practitioners may soon have a new tool designed to noninvasively reduce fat at their disposal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously last month in support of the approval of KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals’ fat-burning injectable ATX-101 (deoxycholic acid). The injectable is intended to reduce submental fat (double chin) in adults. Although the FDA is not bound by the committee’s vote, it will consider the recommendation as it continues its review of ATX-101...

New President of AAD Takes Office

Following the the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in San Francisco, Mark G. Lebwohl, M.D., took office as the Academy’s new president. “I am honored to assume this position, and will use my term to serve as an advocate for patients,” says Lebwohl. “Quality care will be the focus of my presidency.” He will hold the office for one year. Lebwohl is a Sol and Clara Kest professor of dermatology and chair of the Kimberly...

Revance Begins Injectable Trial

Revance Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced Phase 2 BELMONT trial. This randomized, double-blind, dose ranging, active, and placebo controlled, multicenter study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of RT002, a botulinum toxin type A injectable intended to treat glabellar lines. The RT002 has the potential to address additional therapeutic indications where more targeted delivery is required or a longer duration is desired, for example movement disorders, urology, and ophthalmology. There are 250 participants expected to enroll at up to...

Face to Face Organization Helps in Vietnam

Last fall, six facial plastic surgeons with FACE TO FACE International , the pro-bono arm of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), conducted a Facial Plastic Surgery Review Course at the Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Known for its humanitarian work, FACE TO FACE makes this annual mission to Vietnam to deliver surgical training and care for Vietnamese patients. Cho Ray Hospital is the largest hospital in Vietnam, serving more than 9,000,000...

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