MedEsthetics July/August 2017 Business Consult
Practices can save money and downtime by considering future needs as they investigate IT options.

Technology plays an integral role in healthcare today. Not only have electronic medical records (EMR) become the law of the land, but practices also benefit from the use of practice management software and integrated sys­­tems that offer online booking, lead tracking and social media management.

Implementing EMR and practice management systems involves a number of challenges in that they are...

Articles

MedEsthetics July/August 2017 Business Consult

Technology plays an integral role in healthcare today. Not only have electronic...

MedEsthetics July/August 2017 Newsmakers

As aesthetic treatments become more varied and efficacious, there remain some key gaps...

MedEsthetics July/August 2017

Patients seeking skin rejuvenation procedures typically present with a variety of...

Preparing the Skin for Laser Resurfacing

The value of pretreatment skincare protocols for ablative laser procedures has been...

Products

Biopelle antiaging eye treatment

The Tensage Growth Factor + Stem Cell Dual Eye Care Kit from Biopelle is a...

Safer sclerotherapy injections

The ergonomic SyrEase Syringe Adaptor from Syris Scientific allows providers...

Titanium and zinc oxide sun protection.

Epionce Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 provides all skin types—including...

Antiaging Skin Care

Induction Therapies P.R.R. Protein Rich Retinol 1.0%, 4.0% and 8.0% feature...

Blogs

Facebook Ad Leads
By Angela (Miller) Hamilton, Facebook Marketing Expert at ReachLocal With more than 1.71 billion active users on Facebook, social media advertising is an important way for medspas and medical practices to reach local consumers online. Most facilties have a company page and perhaps purchase a few...
Addressing Employee Tardiness
By Paul Edwards, CEO of CEDR HR Solutions There’s nothing more maddening than knowing your patients are due to arrive at your door at any moment, but because one or more of your employees STILL hasn’t shown up for work, you won’t be able to take the patients back right away. Despite the many...
Eating Habits Affect the Skin’s Ability To Protect Itself Against UV Rays

A mouse study from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and University of California, Irvine, showed that eating at abnormal times disrupts the circadian rhythm of the skin and alters the potency of an enzyme that protects it against ultraviolet radiation.

The study, “Time-Restricted Feeding Shifts the Skin Circadian Clock and Alters UVB-Induced DNA Damage,” published in Cell Reports (August 2017), showed that mice given food only during the day—an abnormal eating time for the otherwise nocturnal animals—sustained more skin damage when exposed to UVB light during the day than during the night. This outcome occurred, at least in part, because an enzyme that repairs UV-damaged skin—xeroderma pigmentosum group A (XPA)—shifted its daily cycle to be less active in the day. Mice that fed only during their usual evening times did not show altered XPA cycles and were less susceptible to daytime UV rays.

“This finding is surprising. I did not think the skin was paying attention to when we are eating,” said Joseph S. Takahashi, chairman of neuroscience at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Peter O’ Donnell, Jr. Brain Institute. “It is likely that if you have a normal eating schedule, then you will be better protected from...

New Evidence of Demodex Mite Infestations in Rosacea

A review study published in the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology supports the role of Demodex mites in rosacea. Ying Shuo-Chang, MD, and Yu-Chen Huang, MD, of Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, performed a literature search in PubMed, MEDLINE, and EmBase databases from inception through October 31, 2016. They searched the terms “Demodex” and “Demodex Mites” combined with “Rosacea.” All studies included in their review and meta-analysis were human clinical trials published in English.

Comparing control patients to 1,513 rosacea patients in 23 case-control studies, 810 in 1,150 patients with rosacea had the mites vs. only 336 of the 1,057 healthy control subjects. In addition, the average density of mites in the rosacea group was 71.0 mites/cm2 (range, 1.9-376.8 mites/cm2) compared to 8.7 mites/cm2 (range, 0.06-89.6 mites/cm2 in healthy control patients.

Sciton Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

Aesthetic laser and light system manufacturer Sciton is celebrating is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year with a limited-time website and a two-day User Summit scheduled for November 11-12, 2017.

The new Sciton website offers a brief history of the company’s product development, physician testimonials, and profiles of long-term employees.

The User Summit is an educational event that will cover cutting-edge clinical applications, advanced treatment techniques, and exciting trends in the industry. It will be held at the Westin Galleria Dallas in Dallas. To register, visit www.scitonsummit.com.

Biologic Therapy Dupixent (Dupilumab) Approved For Atopic Dermatitis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dupixent (dupilumab) Injection from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Sanofi for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD).


Dupixent is a human monoclonal antibody that is designed to specifically inhibit overactive signaling of two key proteins, IL-4 and IL-13, which are believed to be major drivers of the persistent underlying inflammation in AD. It comes in a pre-filled syringe and can be self-administered as a subcutaneous injection every other week after an initial loading dose and can be used... more »

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 »