Medical Spa News

Suneva Medical Hires Chief Operating Officer

Preston Romm Suneva Medical
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...

Antioxidant Serum Improves Laser Recovery

antioxidant serum for laser recovery
In a study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine earlier this year, researchers discovered an antioxidant serum helped decrease recovery time and improve healing after fractional ablative laser treatments. Jill Waibel, M.D., and her team investigated whether laser-assisted delivery of vitamins C and E plus ferulic acid immediately following fractional ablative laser treatments would improve wound healing. They also aimed to evaluate the potential molecular markers involved in the wound-healing process. The researchers performed a double-blinded, prospective, single-center, randomized...

CO2 Improves Hyaluronic Fillers

hyaluronic acid filler research
Researchers have discovered that CO2 helps extend the longevity of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Giuseppe Nisi, M.D., and colleagues compared the efficacy, tolerability, and effect duration of HA fillers with and without the addition of CO2 therapy for the cosmetic correction of nasolabial folds. They enrolled 40 healthy women who received a split-face, blinded, and randomized treatment for their nasolabial folds: The subjects received only HA filler only in one fold, and filler plus subcutaneous injections of CO2 in the...

Syneron-Candela Introduces New Resolve Handpiece

Picoway tattoo removal
Syneron-Candela recently expanded its award-winning PicoWay platform to include a novel fractionated handpiece, the PicoWay Resolve, and a new ultra-short 785nm wavelength, the first of its kind in the aesthetic market utilizing a titanium sapphire laser for removal of blue and green inks. The platform now includes both fractional and nonfractional 532nm and 1064nm picosecond wavelengths for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions and tattoos, plus the 785nm wavelength, which further reduces pulse duration to address smaller ink particles. “The...

German Destination Spa Offers Haute Healing

Lanserhof Tegernsee German destination spa
Though guests don’t check into Lanserhof Tegernsee (Marienstein, Germany) expecting to be pampered, the austere methods they do experience renew them inside and out. New to the a-la-carte menu is Ultherapy (starting at $400, time varies) for the face, neck, and décolleté. The ultrasonic pulses penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin for a quick youth refresher. It is just one of the many unique health treatments available at the two-year-old medi-clinic in the foothills of the...

BioPhotas Receives ISO and CE Mark Certifications

Biophotas Celluma
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...

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