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Picoway Resolve Effective for Acne Scars

Picosecond fractional laser effective for acne scar treatment

The 532nm/1,064nm Picoway Resolve picosecond holographic fractional handpiece (Syneron-Candela) improved acne scarring by an average of 28%, according to the results of a study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (November 2017). Eric Bernstein, MD, et al, treated 31 subjects with either rolling or boxcar-type acne scars using either the 532nm wavelength or 1,064nm. Of the 27 subjects who completed the study, 19 were treated with 1,064nm and eight with 532nm. All underwent four monthly treatments.

Facial Erosive Pustular Dermatosis A Risk of Ablative Skin Resurfacing

Ablative Skin Resurfacing Complication

Physicians performing ablative laser skin resurfacing and medium-depth chemical peels should be aware of a potential, difficult-to-treat complication: facial erosive pustular dermatosis. Julie E. Mervak, MD, et al, examined the cases of three women who presented with persistent facial erosions after resurfacing procedures—either fully ablative CO2 laser or medium-depth Jessner/TCA chemical peel—for actinic damage, and were subsequently diagnosed with facial erosive pustular dermatosis. The case series was published in JAMA Dermatology (October 2017).

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

Restylane Silk Approved For Lip Augmentation With Blunt Tip Cannula

Lip Augmentation with Blunt Tip Cannula

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a small blunt tip cannula with Galderma’s Restylane Silk for lip augmentation. Restylane Silk was the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older and is now the first HA dermal filler to be approved for lip injection via cannula.

Guidelines for the Use of Patient Videos on Social Media

Guidelines for sharing patient videos on social media

Members of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Division of Plastic Surgery have developed a proposed set of guidelines for plastic surgeons relating to the use of patient videos on social media. For “The Ethics of Sharing Plastic Surgery Videos on Social Media: Systematic Literature Review, Ethical Analysis, and Proposed Guidelines,”, published in the October 2017 issue of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Robert G. Dorfman, MSc; Elbert E.

Botox Cosmetic Approved for Forehead Lines

Botox Cosmetic Effective for Glabella, Crow's Feet and Forehead Lines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Allergan’s Botox Cosmetic approval for its third indication, the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis muscle activity in adults. This approval makes the brand the first neurotoxin indicated for three facial treatment areas: forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and glabellar lines.

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.

SmartGraft Announces New Executive VP

Vision Medical, developer of the SmartGraft technology for follicular unit extraction in hair restoration, has appointed Joseph R. Brown executive vice president of SmartGraft. Brown brings two decades of experience with top hair restoration companies to the position. He served as director of business development at Restoration Robotics, developers of the Artas Robotic Hair Restoration System, and previously worked with Bosley and Medical Hair Restoration.