MedEsthetics September 2016
Creating a culture of safety requires more than by the book adherence to OSHA standards— and pays dividends in employee satisfaction and patient outcomes.

Medical practices place significant emphasis on patient safety and outcomes. But without equal attention to employee safety, patient care can suffer. Low morale, staffing shortages due to injury and the potential for costly fines are just some of the ways a lack of attention to workplace safety can undermine your aesthetic business. Following is an overview of the workplace safety regulatory...

Articles

MedEsthetics September 2016

Medical practices place significant emphasis on patient safety and outcomes. But...

MedEsthetics September 2016

George J. Hruza, MD, has always been surrounded by the medical field. His mother was a...

The use of dermal fillers for hydration is making its way to the U.S.

Hydrating fillers—low-viscosity hyaluronic acid-based materials injected superficially...

The science behind antiaging ingredients

New products that promise to “unlock a more youthful appearance,” “turn back the hands...

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...
FDA Approves New HA Filler

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a cross-linked hyaluronic acid dermal filler from Ontario, Canada-based Prollenium Medical Technologies. The soft tissue filler is sold under the brand Revanesse in Canada. At the time of print, Prollenium had not announced a brand name or date of commercial availability in the U.S.

In reference to the recent approval, the company’s founder and CEO Ario Khoshbin stated: “This is definitely one of our proudest moments as an organization. FDA approval is a culmination of efforts from every single member of our team. As an organization, we have been working towards this goal from the first day the company opened its doors, and to see it come to fruition is a validation of our vision. The U.S. market and its potential will be an exciting challenge for our team, but one that will have many rewards for our business both in the U.S. and globally.”

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Easing Pain During Lip Injections

A split-lip study, published in Aesthetic Surgery (October 2017) has revealed that vibration can reduce the pain of filler injections during lip augmentation. Authors Kirdar Guney, MD, Billur Sezgin, MD, and Reha Yavuzer, MD, used vibration stimulus on 25 patients undergoing lip augmentation with a hyaluronic acid filler. Patients were asked to score the pain during treatment on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being no pain and 10 the worst pain they had ever felt) for each half of their lips.

The average pain score on the vibration-treated side was 3.82 +/- 1.73 and 5.6 +/- 1.76 on the side with no vibration. Two patients did report increased pain on the vibration-assisted side.

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Michael Gold, MD, Joins AVITA Advisory Board

Dermatologist Michael H. Gold, MD, has joined the Scientific Advisory Board of AIVITA Biomedical, a clinical research company and commercial skincare product developer. He joins other notable skincare professionals including: Mary Lupo, MD, founder of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology; Zoe Draelos, MD, research and clinical dermatologist; and consumer skincare industry veteran Susan Bloomfield in this role. Dr. Gold’s addition comes as AIVITA prepares to launch its upcoming ROOT OF SKIN line of rejuvenating skincare products.

Dr. Gold is the founder of the Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, and Tennessee Clinical Research Center located in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a clinical assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, an adjunct assistant professor at Meharry Medical College, and serves as visiting professor of dermatology at two medical universities in China.

“Dr. Gold's extensive knowledge in medical and aesthetic skincare will be another welcome addition to our Scientific Advisory Board,” said AIVITA CEO Hans Keirstead. “We view his joining as a vote of confidence in our latest skincare advancements, which we...

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 »