America is a melting pot of beauty ideals. Aesthetic physicians from major metropolitan hubs to rural areas report a spectrum of influences that affect consumers’ aesthetic aspirations and ultimately what they will do to enhance their looks. The bottom line: There is no single standard of beauty and many different trends. An individual’s perception of beauty might be driven by race, ethnicity, culture, gender, geography, environment, age, social media, celebrities and more.
It’s one thing to have great skills as an aesthetic clinician, but practice management expertise is imperative to turning those skills into financial benefits. Understanding this critical need, The Aesthetic Show 2019, taking place July 11 – 14 at the Wynn Las Vegas, is making practice management a priority, offering a menu of course opportunities for attendees throughout the entire four-day event.
Every year for the past 15 years, the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery (VCS) meeting, taking place June 5 – 8, 2019, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nev., brings together physicians from multiple disciplines with leading educators in the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology and oculoplastic surgery.
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Cutaneous vascular disorders have been treated with a variety of medical methods, from sclerotherapy to energy-based devices like lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL), and even surgery. According to the extended theory of selective photothermolysis, long-pulsed lasers are preferred, with various wavelengths having been used to treat vascular lesions effectively and safely, including 577 nm, 585 nm, 595 nm, 532 nm, 755 nm, 1064 nm and others.
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What’s in a name? Well, when you’re talking about the Weave Integrated Communications platform from Weave (Lehi, Utah) – everything. As the name would lead you to believe, this platform weaves multiple communications and payment processes together under a single platform, eliminating costly single-purpose vendors and making life easier for physicians, staff members and patients.
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In the operative field, surgeons frequently need to mark patients before and sometimes during surgery on surfaces that are moist or covered with blood, fat and other fluids. The tips of most standard markers will usually stop writing on wet surfaces because they get clogged with fluids, which halts the flow of ink.
Advanced patient communication skills - Part II: Salvaging a damaged patient relationship and identifying the red flag patient
While it can take months to bring a patient into your practice, it takes only seconds to lose them. And while you may shake your head at the loss or be left feeling confused about where it went wrong – more often than not the indicators were there. Here is a guide for identifying a flawed patient relationship – and possible solutions for a positive outcome.
Over the last several years, physicians have been applying energy for skin tightening and other aesthetic corrections; yet, most devices still lack real-time feedback features that intelligently react to how much of that energy is reaching intended tissue targets. One manufacturer has dramatically raised the technology bar, giving physicians automated, intelligent guidance leading to better outcomes.
Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, is a plastic surgeon with a busy New York City practice. But that is only one of the many hats she wears.
In a society where undertaking beautifying enhancements no longer holds the stigma it once did, more people are claiming their right to a personalized aesthetic ideal. And as the market for cosmetic procedures grows exponentially, increasingly advanced nonsurgical technologies are providing safer treatments. While surgical liposuction is also growing in popularity, albeit more slowly, less invasive, energy-based body shaping is sharply on the rise.