As demand for energy-based anti-aging procedures continues to rise, practitioners are faced with choosing from a wide array of aesthetic platgorms and devices that are, at times, difficult to differentiate. Some are one trick ponies and offer a single procedure; others are full-blown multifunctional platforms that perform everything from energy-based hair removal to fat reduction, laser skin resurfacing and skin tightening.
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.
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.
According to a new study, there’s another technology to add to the nonsurgical brow lifting armamentarium.
Most of 22 studies in a recent review of PRP suggest positive results, but more are needed.
Survey reveals that patients want longer lasting dermal fillers.
The FDA recently approved the hyaluronic acid dermal filler Restylane Lyft to correct age-related volume loss on backs of the hands.
UCLA oculoplastic expert Robert A. Goldberg, M.D., shares what he knows about periorbital filler complications and how to achieve best outcomes when filling around the eyes.
Dr. Michael A. C. Kane offers tips for how to use neurotoxins to achieve a natural result and avoid the most common complication – asymmetry.
FDA cleared to treat the submental area in addition to the abdomen, flanks, back and thighs, this is the latest on the laser technology that reduces fat and tightens skin.