Medical Spa News

New Volume-Enhancing Technique Receives Patent Approval

The InjectAbility Insitute was recently granted U.S. method patent approval for its ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift technique, which restores facial volume loss caused by aging using dermal fillers like Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane to redirect sagging skin toward hollows that have formed, anchoring it in place while newly created collagen multiplies to stabilize the results. "Before ArqueDerma, many of my patients thought their only option for lifting sagging skin was a facelift," says Leslie Fletcher, RN, MEP-C, and creator of...

NYC Surgeon Andrew A. Jacono, M.D. Releases Second Book

The Face of the Future (Addicus Books, 2012) by Andrew A. Jacono, M.D., explores the ins and outs of facial enhancement and anti-aging techniques, from the hottest procedures in Hollywood to the newest minimally invasive treatments and skincare services for both men and women. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of each book will go to FACE TO FACE: the National Domestic Violence Project, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), which ofers...

Aspirin Found to Reduce Melanoma Risk

A study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has revealed that postmenopausal women who used aspirin regularly had a reduced risk of developing melanoma. Those who had been taking aspirin for less than a year had about an 11 percent reduction, those who had been taking aspirin regularly for one to four years had a 20 percent reduction, and those taking it for five years or longer were 30 percent less likely to develop melanoma than non-users. However, it...

FDA Approves New Breast Implant Options

Available for more than a decade outside the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mentor Worldwide MemoryShape Breast Implants, adding a new option for breast enhancement and reconstructive surgery. These implants have a natural-looking teardrop shape that mimics the silhouette of real breast tissue better than the common round versions and are filled with a cohesive gel that retains this unique shape and creates a youthful firmness.

Saving Face

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Per recent reports, male CEOs are increasingly turning to plastic surgery, specifically, the CEO Facelift, where incisions are made behind the ear to avoid the sideburn area and camouflage scars. Additionally, loose skin in the neck and jowl region is removed, as are bags under the eyes. "Trends are showing that men are becoming more open to plastic surgery than they have been in the past, and they see it as a way to eliminate an overworked, aged look," says...

Youths Worldwide Reveal Similar Body Issues

An international study of males and females ages 15 to 25 has revealed interesting similarities and differences about how they see themselves in the U.S. and abroad. Interestingly, of the 16 countries surveyed, boys and girls worldwide were unhappy with similar body parts. For girls, this meant problems with their stomachs, thighs, bottoms, and breasts, and for boys, problems with their stomachs, muscles, and facial structures were common. While 47 percent of young women and 34 percent of young men...

AAFPRS Study Reveals Surge in Rhino-Popularity

According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), rhinoplasty has been experiencing a resurgence in the last few years and once again was the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure in 2012. “Your nose is one of the first things people see when they look at your face, and it is very important to overall facial balance,” says Robert M. Kellman, M.D., president of the AAFPRS. “A well-done rhinoplasty can subtly enhance...

Gstaad Palace Offers Oxygen Treatments for Summer Guests

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Palace Spa Gstaad Palace (Switzerland) is partnering with Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, internationally recognized for pioneering plastic surgery techniques and effective skincare products, to offer guests four different oxygen treatments for eyes, face, and body. These treatments promote a radiant complexion with firmer skin and diminished wrinkles after just an hour. Oxy Intense Treatment ($415, 55 minutes) aims to restore moisture level in the skin by plumping and providing balance. The Oxy Radiance Treatment ($415, 55 minutes) targets pigmentation to create...

Study Finds Damage Caused by Free Radicals Linked to Adult Acne

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According to results from a 2012 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology study, inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals can lead to acne in adults. This challenges the conventional theory that clogged pores are the primary cause and require alternative treatment options. Multiple studies showed adults with acne had fewer antioxidants—their blood levels of vitamins A, C, and E were lower—compared with their clear-skinned peers. Given these findings, effective treatments for adult onset acne include antioxidant-rich topical serums and...

New Non-Invasive Optical Techniques Render Images Below Skin's Surface

The Journal of Biomedical Optics published by SPIE recently featured new non-invasive optical techniques that render images from beneath the surface of the skin. Techniques—lasers, light-emitting diodes, and spectroscopic methods—may be used in a wide variety of medical and cosmetic applications such as treating burns, identifying cancer, or expediting wound healing. Optical imaging methods are becoming increasingly popular in the field of pharmacology, specifically for investigating the penetration of topically applied substances into and through the skin barrier. Other uses...

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