MedResults Partners with PCA Skin

MedResults Network, a buying network for aesthetic medical providers and medical spas, has announced its national partnership with skincare and chemical peel formulator PCA Skin. MedResults Network’s 2,500 aesthetic members will now have access to the entire PCA Skin product line and education programs—the company regularly teaches clinicians globally about the physiology of the skin, and the safe and...

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MedResults Partners with PCA Skin

MedResults Network, a buying network for aesthetic medical providers and medical spas...

ASDS Comments on Skin Cancer Screening Recommendation

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is expressing its disappointment...

Espada Dermatology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mission Pharmacal Company, has...

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MedResults Partners with PCA Skin

MedResults Network, a buying network for aesthetic medical providers and medical spas, has announced its national partnership with skincare and chemical peel formulator PCA Skin. MedResults Network’s 2,500 aesthetic members will now have access to the entire PCA Skin product line and education programs—the company regularly teaches clinicians globally about the physiology of the skin, and the safe and effective application of chemical peels.

“After a year and a half of due diligence to ensure that our members have access to the best skincare products in the industry, we couldn’t be more excited to partner with PCA Skin,” said Jamie Parrott, vice president and COO of MedResults Network. “Their focus on quality and efficacy are above and beyond industry standards. We are also highly impressed that in addition to being the leaders in advanced chemical peels, they offer the best solutions to address a wide variety of skin types and conditions through their products specifically developed for at home use by patients.”

“We at PCA Skin are thrilled with our new partnership with the MedResults Network. Recently, we were recognized as one of the fastest growing professional skincare companies and there are now more than...

ASDS Comments on Skin Cancer Screening Recommendation

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is expressing its disappointment with the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force’s (USPSTF’s) updated skin cancer screening recommendation.

The USPSTF declined to take a stance on the value of preventive skin cancer screenings for the second time in seven years, saying there is insufficient evidence to make a recommendation on whether the benefits of routine screenings by a physician outweigh the harm. The task force, however, does recommend that adults who have already had skin cancer, those at high risk (e.g., fair-skinned, light eye color or history of significant sun exposure) or those with changes to their skin consult with their physician.

“Dermatologic surgeons—who are the experts in skin disease treatment—do not believe this ‘insufficient evidence’ recommendation is accurate. Screenings often lead to early detection and treatment, which lead to better outcomes and higher survival rates for patients,” said ASDS President Naomi Lawrence, MD. “Even those not at high risk for the disease can benefit from skin cancer screenings. Screenings can provide early detection when the disease is most curable as well as educate patients on the importance of skin self-...

Mission Pharmacal Acquires GlyDerm

Espada Dermatology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mission Pharmacal Company, has announced its recent purchase of the GlyDerm line of skincare products from Lautus Pharmaceuticals. The GlyDerm line of products delivers gentle yet effective glycolic acid to the skin via a proprietary esterification process, which allows for a time-released delivery to reduce signs of aging and photodamage.

To support Espada’s acquisition, Trey Schutz has joined the company as vice president and general manager of Mission Dermatology. With more than 20 years of progressive experience focusing on new product development, Schutz will oversee a product portfolio of dermatology products that have both a prescription and consumer focus.

“This acquisition demonstrates Mission’s focus and commitment to dermatology and skin health,” said Terry Herring, president of commercial operations at Mission. “We look forward to partnering with healthcare providers in the growth and expansion of aesthetic dermatology and improving the care and treatment of patients. We are excited to offer GlyDerm, a product with a proven track record in esthetic dermatology and skin health.”

AAD Commends FDA for Indoor Tanning Restrictions

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for proposing new regulations governing indoor tanning, including an age restriction for minors under the age of 18 as well as a risk-acknowledgement form that all adults must sign before using indoor tanning devices.


According to the AAD, statistics show that millions of people tan indoors annually and the risk of developing melanoma increases by 59% for individuals exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning—the risk increases with each use. If the FDA’s proposed rule becomes final,... more »

ASDS Honored With 14 MarCom Awards

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) were recognized with 14 awards—including three Platinums—in the 2015 MarCom Awards.


The MarCom Awards competition is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, selecting winners “whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.” The 2015 competition received about 6,500 entries representing more than a dozen countries.


The Platinum Award—MarCom’s top honor—was presented to ASDS in three categories: Currents... more »

Cellfina Available in US

Merz Aesthetics has begun commercial shipment of the Cellfina System, indicated for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs, to aesthetic practices in the U.S.


Cellfina combines proprietary technology with minimally invasive subcision to treat the primary structural cause of dimpled cellulite. Results of the procedure last at least two years—in clinical trials, patient satisfaction with their treatment results improved from 94% at one year to 96% at the two-year mark. The most common side effects reported were soreness, tenderness and bruising... more »