Medical Spa News

Zo Skin Health Announces New Faculty

ZO Skin Health is pleased to welcome a distinguished group of internationally prized physicians to its world-class multidisciplinary ZO faculty. Comprised of the best in plastic surgery, dermatology and aesthetic medicine, the group of top physicians will serve as ambassadors for the ZO brand. “It has always been our goal to establish a group of well-respected physicians who believe in advancing skincare protocols to generate and maintain healthy skin,” says Obagi. “I’m proud to work with such an accomplished group...

Quick Fixes for Little Ears

Every year many babies are born with misshaped ears. Ear defects such as bat ear, lop ear, cup ear, rim kinks, folded-over helical rim, Stahl's bar, ear tags and clefts are fairly common. In another smaller percentage of babies, ears may be normal at birth, but begin to protrude and stick out at around three months of age. "When a baby is born the cartilage framework of the ears is extremely soft due to the mother's estrogen hormones," says David...

New Rosacea Survey Shows Emotional Toll Of Facial Redness

The emotional impact of rosacea is significant regardless of subtype or severity, according to results of a new survey of 1,675 rosacea patients conducted by the National Rosacea Society . Among survey respondents who suffer from the most common facial redness of subtype one (erythematotelangiectatic) rosacea alone, 82 percent said the condition had a negative impact on their general outlook on life, and that figure rose to 90 percent for those who considered their symptoms moderate to severe. For those...

Skin-Lightening Products Contain High Amounts of Mercury

According to a recent study in the American Academy of Dermatology Journal , some cosmetic skin-lightening products contain harmful levels of mercury. Six percent of those tested contained well above the FDA-approved limit of mercury, including one that was 45,000 times above FDA standards. Researchers purchased more than 500 skin-lightening products in stores or online in the U.S., China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and Sri Lanka, and used a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer to screen each one for mercury content exceeding...

An App For That

Just because there's an app for something, doesn't mean that it should replace the real thing. There is a rising number of apps that track and diagnose a wide range of skin diseases on the go, but according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , users should be cautious. "There are 229 dermatological applications out there and most are free," says Robert Dellavalle, M.D., Ph.D. "Yet this is an area of buyer beware because...

The MedSerenity Channel Provides Mind-Body Healing Over the Airwaves

The MedSerenity Channel, launched by The Wellness Network and content partner Medcalm, is a new channel dedicated to programming for integrative mind-body healing and relaxation. It was developed to support pre- and post-operative patient care in virtually any hospital environment. Medcalm designs programs to help with pain relief, anxiety reduction, better sleep, and an overall peace of mind for viewers. "We are excited to complement our existing portfolio with this important new tool for holistic healing," says Dave Ross, COO...

New Juvederm Voluma XC Receives FDA Approval

Last fall, Allergan, a leader in medical aesthetics, conducted an extensive clinical trial of Juvederm Voluma XC that proved its safety and effectiveness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the filler to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. Juvederm Voluma XC is the first and only filler to gain approval and claims to boost cheeks and overall facial volume with results lasting up to two years. It offers a non-surgical option for...

Lawsuits Against Non-Physicians Are on the Rise

A new American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) study examined the growing number of lawsuits related to laser surgery and discovered a significant increase in those filed against non-physicians performing the procedures. This marks the first comprehensive study of laser surgery liability claims, published in JAMA Dermatology , which shows patients are filing more injury lawsuits when laser treatments are performed by non-physicians. Researchers say these findings show that doctor-performed or supervised services are a safer option for patients...

DermaMed Solutions Expands Website

DermaMed Solutions announced an expanded Client Area, which includes more training, marketing, and wellness information, on its website. The password-protected area of the site includes many business resources to aid in maximizing sales and providing great customer service. Visitors have an enhanced experience with online ordering, news, specials, treatment protocols, product starter kits, training videos, and marketing materials for the Megapeel , ExcellaDerm, Régenique and dmSkincare . “In this competitive marketplace, our partners need more support than ever,” according to...

New Filler Treats Smokers' Lip Lines

Those who light up can now fight the telltale signs of smoking, thanks to the dermal filler Belotero, a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that integrates with the skin, adapts to skin contours, and plumps and adds volume to lines and creases of the lip. "The msot obvious prevention of smokers' lines is not to smoke," says Joseph Eviatar, M.D., an oculofacial plastic surgeon and surgical director of Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates (New York City). "However, once the...

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