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Melt Fat Away in 15 Minutes

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The new Trusculpt iD technology from Cutera damages fat cells (adiposites) using heat. This technology has a higher patient satisfaction rate when compared to “fat freezing” technology and also tightens the skin, a claim that cannot be made with “fat...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery may have higher survival for invasive Melanomas on the Head and Neck

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According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, patients who were treated with Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery had a higher 5-year survival rate than those treated with excision. Despite this, many insurance carriers do not view Mohs’...

“Better than Botox”?

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Revance Therapeutics Inc. said that an experimental drug RT002 [injectable daxibotulinumtoxinA] can smooth wrinkles for longer than Allergan’s Botox, according to the results of late-stage studies. The release date of this drug is not reported as it is still under investigation.

Vitamin supplement reduces the risk of skin cancer

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According to a report in the New York Times (5/14, Pollack, Subscription Publication), people who are prone to getting basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma who take an inexpensive vitamin can reduce their chance of getting these common skin cancers. In a clinical...

Minimally invasive 60 minute facelift–Silhouette Lift

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We are glad to have an alternative to the once popular Contour Thread Lift. In about one hour, the mid cheeks and jowls can be lifted with the Silhouette Thread. The procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the hair above the...

Restylane Silk has arrived – treat fine lines on the lips

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It has been a long time coming, but Restylane Silk, the product that has been sold in Europe and Canada for over a decade under the name Restylane Fine Lines, has finally come the U.S. under the name Restylane Silk. Yes, it is another hyaluronic acid product, but it has a smaller...

DERMATOLOGISTS PERFORM NEARLY RISK-FREE COSMETIC PROCEDURES

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According to a study published in JAMA Dermatology on Nov 5, “minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are nearly risk-free.” Such procedures included fillers, neurotoxins, and the use of laser and energy devices–performed by 23 dermatologists at eight centers across the US. It has...

NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT, BROWLIFT, AND NECKLIFT – ULTHERAPY

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Ultherapy® is the only non-surgical, FDA-approved, non-invasive, skin tightening treatment for the neck, eyebrow, and under the chin. Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy safely stimulates the deep supportive layers of the skin, including those that are typically addressed with a...

RESTYLANE SILK EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED SOON – GALDERMA’S NEWEST FILLER TREATMENT FOR THE LIPS AND LIP LINES

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Since being approved by the FDA in June 2014, cosmetic surgeons have been awaiting the release to market of Galderma’s newest product to their already extensive cosmetic line consisting of Restylane, Perlane, Dysport, and Sculptra. This variation on the “old Restylane” is...

NEW MELANOMA DRUG LOOKS PROMISING FOR STAGE III AND IV MELANOMA PATIENTS

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51% Of Patients Benefited In Phase II Trial. Forbes (10/30, Fortonbury) reports that in a study published in Annals of Surgical Oncology, a new cancer drug, PV-10, 51% of stage III and IV melanoma patients benefited during a phase II trial, and achieved total cancer disappearance...