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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...

Chromogenex Technologies Launches I-LipoXcell

Chromogenex Technologies, a leader in laser innovation, launched the i-LipoXcell, an advanced non-invasive fat-reduction and body-analysis system. The i-LipoXcell is a multi-platform body contour system that provides four technologies in one—Dual Wavelength Laser, Near Infrared Vacuum Massage, Multi Wavelength Body Analysis, and Multi Polar Radiofrequency. The FDA-cleared equipment also incorporates new patented technology that instantly measures and analyzes body fat.

U.S. Market for Non-Surgical Procedures Skyrockets

According to market researcher Kline, non-surgical procedures such as fillers and laser treatments have grown by 500 percent in the last 20 years and continue to show strength. A recently published report, Professional Aesthetics: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, shows a 7.5 percenti ncrease in sales of professional aesthetics products in 2012. The report attributed this increase to the expanding variety of treatments available, as well as to the ease and the relative affordability of procedures that can be scheduled...

Oakworks Medical Develops a Wellness and Recovery Line

Oakworks Medical, a subsidiary of Oakworks, developed a Wellness and Recovery line of ergonomic procedure chairs and exam tables. All pieces in the new line meet the stringent USFDA requirements for medical facilities and are built to the International Standard for Medical Products in an ISO-certified U.S. manufacturing facility. This designation ensures that a rigorous safety analysis has been completed and the product has been designed to minimize risk to both patient and operator. The chairs and tables feature a...

JeNu Biosciences Launches Active-Youth Skincare System

JeNu Biosciences , which develops and markets low-powered ultrasound technologies, recently launched the Active-Youth Skincare System, an at-home system that harnesses the power of ultrasound technology for anti-aging. It includes a professional handheld ultrasound wand and two topical treatments, Active-Youth EYe Treatment and Active-Youth Lip Serum, formulated with proprietary microspheres. The device improves results and helps active ingredients better penetrate the skin. In a clinical study, participants' skin had a 45 percent reduction in wrinkles and fine lines and a...

Study Shows Combined Liposuction and Tummy-Tuck Procedure Offers Best Results

A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, reports that a combined technique of liposuction and abdominoplasty provides excellent outcomes and low rates of complications for patients seeking abdominal-fat reduction. The study included a large number of patients who, over the course of five years, underwent a consistent technique performed by a single surgeon and compared the results of the combined procedure with separate liposuction and abdominoplasty techniques...

Hollywood's Most Desireable Looks

For the 16th year in a row, Beverly Hills plastic surgeons and co-directors of The Beverly Hills Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (CA) Richard W. Fleming, M.D., and Toby G. Mayer, M.D., have shared the results of their "Hollywood Hottest Looks" survey, which unveils the top celebrity features their patients hope to achieve. Here are the results of this year's survey: Desired Female Features: Nose: Nicole Kidman, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba Hair: Amy Adams, Sophia Vergara, Jennifer Lawrence Eyes:...

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