Aesthetic devices

Cutera Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

Cutera Creates Medical Advisory Board

Aesthetic device manufacturer Cutera has a new medical advisory board that began meeting in October 2017 under the leadership of Jeffrey Dover, MD, FRCPC, associate professor of clinical dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and associate professor of dermatology at Brown Medical School. The board includes:

Neil Sadick, MD, dermatologist, clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College and founder of Sadick Dermatology

Thermage FLX Receives Clearance for Skin Smoothing

Solta Medical’s newest radiofrequency-based device, the Thermage FLX System, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to noninvasively smooth skin on the face, eyes and body. The system uses patented radiofrequency technology to create a uniform heating effect in the deep collagen-rich layers of the skin. This gentle heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen with little-to-no downtime for the patient.

Winning Combinations

Physicians share their most popular and effective combination treatment regimens.
MedEsthetics July/August 2017

Patients seeking skin rejuvenation procedures typically present with a variety of concerns ranging from skin laxity to brown spots, visible vascularity, and fine lines and wrinkles. Delivering optimal outcomes often requires the use of multiple treatment modalities. This has led physicians to embrace combination treatments that enable them to treat several signs of aging in one treatment session, saving patients both time and money.

A Delicate Subject

Indications for surgical and noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
MedEsthetics May/June 2017 A Delicate Subject

Concerns that lead patients to seek vaginal rejuvenation treatments—procedures that alter the female genitalia, both functionally and aesthetically—are varied and complex, ranging from robust (excess) skin to urinary incontinence, loss of sensation, atrophic internal tissues and vaginal laxity. Just as symptoms vary, treatment options range from surgery to topicals to noninvasive energy-based devices.

Survey Reveals Growth in Use of Lasers, Light and Energy Devices

Survey Reveals Growth in Use of Lasers, Light and Energy Devices

The use of aesthetics laser and energy-based devices among dermatologists increased 34% in 2013, according to a new survey from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

When the ASDS surveyed its members, it found that 2.25 million laser, light and energy-based treatments were performed in 2013, compared to 1.68 million in 2012.

“Not only have treatments become much more effective, but they also have become safer, so patients typically are experiencing less downtime,” said ASDS President-elect George Hruza, MD.

Successful Delegation

Comprehensive training, familiarity with state regulations and patient communication are key to successfully integrating physician extenders.
Successful Delegation

The demand for noninvasive cosmetic procedures continues to grow, outpacing surgical procedures in plastic surgery practices and comprising a high percentage of the work performed in many dermatology practices. Also growing is the number of physicians delegating aesthetic procedures to registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) and estheticians.

Cynosure Completes Acquisition of Palomar

Aesthetic device manufacturer Cynosure has completed of its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies. Cynosure purchased Palomar in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $287 million. In the transaction, Cynosure issued approximately six million shares and paid approximately $146 million in cash contributed by both Cynosure and Palomar. The closing of the transaction follows approvals by Cynosure stockholders and Palomar stockholders at separate meetings on June 24, 2013.