Washington - Photorejuvenation, a technique using intense pulse light to perform three renovations to skin in a single treatment with little or no downtime for the patient, is offering another choice to people who want to remove the look of aging or sundamaged skin, according to Jeffrey Dover, M.D.
New York - While hair loss is still considered a male-dominated problem, women also experience hair loss due to a wide range of causes including iron deficiencies, thyroid abnormalities, or childbirth.
San Diego - Arbitration may be a desirable alternative to a jury
trial for cosmetic surgeons involved in medical malpractice lawsuits but
is one option that may not be favored by defense lawyers, whose fees are
significantly lower in arbitration versus jury cases, Kenneth R. Zuetel
Jr., Esq., said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic
San Francisco - According to a study performed by Susan Carter, M.D., 46 percent of patients who underwent transconjunctival blepharoplasty to eliminate undereye bags by fat removal actually had an increase in the amount of fine wrinkling in the area.
Debbie Kennedy, M.D., had envisioned growing up to be a general practitioner
in a rural area, much like she knew as a child in Saranac Lake, N.Y. But
fate, her ability to compromise, and her fascination with surgery intervened
to put her in a leadership position among female plastic surgeons, in a
city, and in a teaching hospital.
San Antonio - Inside-the-vein laser treatment of large, diseased varicose veins appears safe, effective, and virtually without complications in early investigations, according to Robert J. Min, M.D., at the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology meeting.
Newport Beach, Calif. - When we began offering public relations
services to aesthetic surgeons in 1988, only a handful of savvy marketeers
saw the benefits and the power of the press.
Palm Beach, Fla. - Microdermabrasion represents the next generation
of treatment, which is gaining popularity in dermatology offices, according
to Neil S. Sadick, M.D.
Westlake, Ohio - There is no doubt that patient requests for microdermabrasion
are soaring, Michael Wojtanowski, M.D., said.
At last count there were more than 40 different microdermabrasion systems
available on the market in the United States. With so many from which to
choose, it's easy to assume they're all about the same, and cosmetic surgeons
are often tempted to buy on price. This is a fairly common attitude but
a bad way to buy equipment. The key to buying a good quality machine, keeping
patients happy, and making a profit is in the details.