Studies are beginning to demonstrate that cannabidiol (CBD) may hold potential for treating various skin conditions, yet clinicians should use caution, as the products remain unregulated by the FDA and robust clinical data are lacking, according to a study published in Clinics in Dermatology.
For women with breast cancer who opt for breast reconstruction using a tissue flap from the abdomen, gene testing for high-risk mutations should be performed before surgery, concludes a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
A woman’s decision to have her breast implants removed is deeply personal and often years in the making. With more information emerging about BIA-ALCL, and online forums dedicated to “breast implant illness,” plastic surgeons are receiving more inquiries about explantation for health reasons vs. aesthetic reasons, or to treat a specific complication such as capsular contracture. This trend has stoked debate over the most appropriate explantation technique to use: total capsulectomy or en bloc removal.
CUTERA, INC., a leading provider of laser, light and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, announced today the U.S. limited commercial launch of truSculpt® flex, the Company’s new muscle sculpting platform. truSculpt flex is FDA-cleared for the improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, and development of a firmer abdomen. It is also cleared for the strengthening, toning, and firming of buttocks and thighs.
For aesthetic physicians, it is not enough to earn multiple degrees and set up a practice. The real challenge comes when they must attract and retain patients in the era of social media and other complex forms of marketing. Mastering these digital realms can be especially challenging since they are not even offered as an elective course in school.
Sponsored by Wontech
Since the 2000s, fractional lasers have been used in aesthetic and medical practices for a wide range of applications, including pigmented lesions, scars, skin rejuvenation and many others. Various wavelengths with a high absorption coefficient in water have been utilized, including 10,600 nm CO2, 2940 nm Er:YAG, 1550 nm Er:Glass, 1927 nm thulium and 2790 nm Er:YSGG.
Sponsored by Quanta
Offering three laser wavelengths (1064 nm, 532 nm, 694 nm), four pulse modalities (picosecond, Q-switched, Optipulse, photothermal,) and 1.8 GW of peak power, the Discovery Pico laser from Quanta System (Milan, Italy), effectively treats tattoos and facial pigmentation. In addition, it now offers a fractionated handpiece that allows for efficacious and safe treatment of skin texture, acne and surgical scarring. And, the unique degree of flexibility and tissue-sparing capabilities enable effective and efficient tattoo removal and high-quality facial skin treatments.
Sponsored by Suneva Medical
When it comes to novel regenerative aesthetic therapies, physicians and consumers alike are seeking innovative technologies to enhance their treatment experience and overall results.
Sponsored by REVIVE
When properly harvested and applied, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and similar products are an extremely safe and powerful tool in the medical and aesthetic armamentarium. However, this growing market of production and application devices is built on a reputation vulnerable to those looking to make a quick buck at the expense of sound medical practice – a potential problem with any aesthetic treatment. This was the motivation for the founding of REVIVETM Advanced Training Consultants (Laguna Beach, Calif.), an independent CME educational platform that strives to teach aesthetic providers only the safest, most rigorously tested, cutting-edge PRP techniques to ensure the best outcomes for all patients.
Sponsored by Cutera
The most recent contender to enter the arena of non-invasive body contouring is the truSculpt iD from Cutera, Inc. (Brisbane, Calif.). This system utilizes 2 MHz monopolar radiofrequency (RF) energy with real-time temperature control for clinically-demonstrated results in 15-minute sessions and can cover large or multiple areas simultaneously.