Subdermal RF for Arm Skin Tightening

A recent study found thermistor-controlled subsurface monopolar radiofrequency (SMRF) safe and effective for the treatment of posterior upper arm skin laxity.

The prospective, open-label clinical trial enrolled 12 subjects (age 18 to 65) with moderate to severe skin laxity in their posterior upper arms. Each subject received one SMRF treatment to both arms (n = 24). Follow-up evaluation was...

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Subdermal RF for Arm Skin Tightening

A recent study found thermistor-controlled subsurface monopolar radiofrequency (SMRF)...

Factors Affecting Sunscreen Habits

In an effort to better understand where sunscreen education and awareness programs are...

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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...
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Subdermal RF for Arm Skin Tightening

A recent study found thermistor-controlled subsurface monopolar radiofrequency (SMRF) safe and effective for the treatment of posterior upper arm skin laxity.

The prospective, open-label clinical trial enrolled 12 subjects (age 18 to 65) with moderate to severe skin laxity in their posterior upper arms. Each subject received one SMRF treatment to both arms (n = 24). Follow-up evaluation was conducted at days 7, 30 and 90. The primary endpoint was the assessment of skin laxity by a non-treating physician utilizing a standardized 5-point skin laxity grading scale at baseline, and 30 and 90 days post-treatment. Subjects also provided self-evaluations of firmness, laxity, texture and satisfaction. Circumferential and vertical arm measurements were obtained via digital fractional caliper.

The researchers observed significant improvements in skin laxity at both 30 and 90 days post-treatment (as assessed by the non-treating investigator). Subjects also rated significant improvements in the firmness, texture and laxity of their treated arms. The majority of subjects were “satisfied” to “extremely satisfied” with their results. Adverse events recorded at day 7 included erythema (4%), contour irregularity (4%) and...

Factors Affecting Sunscreen Habits

In an effort to better understand where sunscreen education and awareness programs are most needed, the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE), a nonprofit aimed at reducing the incidence of melanoma, conducted an independent national survey of 1,016 adults. The poll inquired about the frequency of sunscreen application by season, sunscreen preference and opinions about free public sunscreen.

The survey revealed the following areas of concern:

  • 86% of participants use sunscreen “always” or “sometimes” during summer months, but September is when most put the sunscreen bottles away, with 41% of participants reporting application rates of “never” in fall.
  • There is less sunscreen use in southern states despite warmer climates. Though the region may experience as many as 246 days of sun each year, only 35% of respondents said they use sunscreen “always” in the summer months, dropping to just 14% during winter.
  • A lack of sunscreen use among African-Americans, even in summer months. Of the African-American respondents, 32% reported “never” using sunscreen in summer and 67% reported “never” in the winter. African-Americans accounted for 36% of those who said they don’t need sunscreen. (A recent...
National Rosacea Society Awards Research Grants

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has announced funding for three new studies, in addition to continuing support for two ongoing studies, as part of its research grants program. The program’s goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of the causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention or potential cure.

Luis Garza, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues were awarded $25,000 to study epigenetic lesions in rosacea. They posit that this process may be responsible for why rosacea persists even though keratinocytes slough off and are replaced approximately every two months.

Wenqing Li, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology at Brown University, was awarded $25,000 to clarify how hormone use and hormone levels associated with menopause and during pregnancy may affect the risk of developing rosacea. The study will use data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study II, an ongoing prospective cohort with biennially updated questionnaires on the medical history of 116,000 nurses since 1989, including more than 6,000 women diagnosed with rosacea.

Anna Di Nardo, MD,...

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 »