Aesthetic surgeons performing lower lid blepharoplasty should consider using fractionated fat to blend the lid-cheek junction, according to a recent study.
When Merz North America (Raleigh, N.C.) announced a new marketing campaign for Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) and Ultherapy®, in partnership with supermodel, actress and celebrity entrepreneur Christie Brinkley in October 2017, it solidified a bold new business strategy. This strategy has, in turn, strengthened the company’s market position by increasing brand awareness, while disrupting the medical aesthetic industry.
A recent review compares aesthetic results achieved with barbed sutures with traditional suturing techniques. This is how they stack up.
Nearly 3,000 of the industry's top aesthetic physicians and related professionals descended upon Las Vegas, Nev., from July 5 - 8, 2018, to experience the highly anticipated 12th annual installment of The Aesthetic Show (TAS). Taking place at the Wynn Resort & Casino, this leading scientific conference offered four days of unrivaled educational sessions, workshops and hands-on training.
Microneedling has come of age in the medical aesthetic arena as SkinPen® from Bellus Medical (Addison, Texas) recently announced that it is the first and only microneedling system to receive a De Novo clearance as a Class II medical device by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This designation grants the company clearance and marketing authorization for the device, which is intended to improve the appearance of facial acne scars in adults aged 22 years or older. This clearance was based on the FDA’s recently codified language regarding aesthetic uses of microneedling.
Almost any woman who wants a more aesthetically pleasing labia is a candidate for the central wedge approach, which delivers natural-looking results.
Like it or not, social media and the “selfie” era are here to stay.According to a recent survey released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), social media’s impact on aesthetics has been enormous, especially in how people perceive and project themselves. The survey results showed that in 2017, 55% of facial plastic surgeons consulted patients that wanted to look better in selfies. This is a 13% increase from 2016.
Aesthetic providers should consider discussing sexual health with their 65-and-older patients, according to a recent poll. More than three-quarters of older U.S. adults think sex is important for romantic relationships at any age. Armed with a growing arsenal of medications, noninvasive devices and surgeries aimed at improving sexual function and addressing cosmetic concerns, plastic surgeons are among the providers helping today’s patients address sexual health issues.
Johns Hopkins’ researchers recently published results from performing a modified muscle transplant operation to restore the ability to smile in patients whose faces had been paralyzed.
A significant trend in modern aesthetics is the steady increase in males actively seeking anti-aging and cosmetic procedures. While females still make up a large majority of the patient demographic, as many as 10% to nearly 50% of patients in a given practice are male, and as medical aesthetics becomes more mainstream this number will continue to rise.