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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...

Licorice Extract Protects the Skin from UV

Licorice Extract Protects Against UV Damage
New research published in Experimental Dermatology introduces a new plant-derived agent, which protects skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. "We found out that the antioxidant active licochalcone a, which is the main component of the root extract of the plant Glycyrrhiza inflata (Chinese Licorice), is able to protect the skin from subsequent UV irradiation damage from within by strengthening the skin's own defense systems," says Gitta Neufang, a researcher involved in the work from Beiersdorf AG (Hamburg,...

Medical Spa Services Available at Sea

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Sea-faring spa-goers needn’t wait until the ship docks to indulge in their favorite medical spa treatments. Azamara Club Cruises has expanded its full-service menu at Azamara Spa to include facial rejuvenation treatments through The Onboard Spa by Steiner. The seven-treatment-room floating oasis now offers Botox, Dysport, fillers, and more under the medical direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Brad Herman, M.D. Herman brings more than 20 years of private practice experience to the spa. “Our onboard spa allows guests to add...

AmSpa Plans Conference With Dual-Track Format

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The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) and The Florida Health Care Law Firm will co-host a one-day conference at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa (Miami) on April 13 with two seminar tracks to educate the entire medical spa staff. “We are thrilled to be hosting this event with our partnered health care attorneys,” says Alex Thiersch, founder and director of AmSpa. “These industry-focused educational events are genuinely needed, both to educate professionals on the legal landscape and to share...

Breakthroughs Announced in Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

A new cognitive visual-computing technology presents an effective method for physicians to diagnose skin cancer and melanoma earlier. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug ahead of schedule to treat patients with later stages of melanoma when tumors have spread to other areas of the body—unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Sun Damage Continues After Dark

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Shocking research from Yale University reveals skin damage caused by sun exposure occurs hours after time in the sun.