New York - David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., said patients are demanding the newest in facial rejuvenation - procedures that are cosmetically elegant (meaning no obvious wounds) and done during a lunch hour, without the patients missing a beat.
Palm Beach, Fla. - Microdermabrasion is well known for its use in treating photoaging and resurfacing skin. But it can do much more, said Neil S. Sadick, M.D., including the treatment of hypertrophic scars, atrophic scars, and stretch marks.
New Orleans - Botulinum-A exotoxin (Botox, Allergan) was used
in a study of 15 women to improve rhytides, particularly in the upper one-third
of the face.
Injections into brow depressors cause elevation in lateral brow, becomes
option to invasive surgery
San Francisco - Injecting botulinum toxin-A into brow depressors
resulted in lateral (temporal) brow elevation with minimal and temporary
adverse effects, offering an alternative to patients reluctant to undergo
Washington, D.C. - Two hair removal lasers were used by Tina S.
Alster, M.D., director, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery,
Washington, D.C., and a colleague on 20 women with Fitzpatrick skin types
I-IV and dark terminal hair. The women underwent three monthly laser-assisted
hair removal sessions with a long-pulsed alexandrite laser (755 nm, 2-msec
pulse, 10-mm spot), and a long-pulsed diode laser (800 nm, 12.5-msec, 9-mm
Are rules and red tape really necessary? Some companies have rules for
everything from holidays to bathroom breaks.
Too many rules and you end up spending all your time enforcing them.
Some people argue that rules add structure. A certain amount of structure
creates freedom because guidelines liberate people and make them more productive.
However, most companies place too much emphasis on structure and not enough
emphasis on its staff.
New York - Subcutaneous placement of polypropylene (dexon) threads offers a safe, affordable, and effective method for lifting sagging facial tissues, said Lewis M. Feder, M.D. a cosmetic surgeon on this city's Fifth Avenue.
I recently got an Altus CoolGlide hair removal laser. To help patients
and referring doctors learn about this, I wanted to set up a Web site.
San Diego - TNS Recovery Complex, developed by researchers from
Advanced Tissue Science, claim the product works by stimulating the skin's
own natural healing processes.
Palm Desert, Calif. - Cosmetic surgery is attracting many people
from an unsuspected rung of the economic ladder: those in occupations associated
with low-to-moderate pay.