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  10 COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PREDICTIONS FOR 2009
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery, offers its predictions for cosmetic surgery in 2009.
  Allure Magazine Names RELASTIN(TM) Eye Silk(TM) 'Best Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream' of 2007
Revance Therapeutics Inc. announced that its RELASTIN Eye Silk product has received Allure magazine's "Best in Beauty" award for the best anti-wrinkle eye cream.
  FzioMed Granted Patent Expanding Biomaterial Technology in the Field of Aesthetic Medicine, Soft Tissue Augmentation
The new patent, entitled "Compositions of Polyacids and Polyethers and Methods for Their Use as Dermal Fillers," covers the use of FzioMed gel formulations to make advanced dermal fillers for cosmetic tissue augmentation.
  Launch of Juvederm in U.S Brings Another Player into the Dermal Filler Market to Compete with Market Leader Medicis
Millennium Research Group's (MRG) Facial Aesthetic Marketrack results indicate that the launch of Allergan's Juvederm product line in January 2007, has had positive reception in the dermal filler market over Q1.
  Light Dimensions Introduces RejuvaWand Non-Invasive Light Enhanced Skincare System for Home Use
The RejuvaWand is the first-ever, home-based, skincare solution to use both red and infrared light combined with a gentle massaging action to help reverse the signs of aging.
  FDA Approves Radiesse(R) Facial Filler for Two New Aesthetic Indications
BioForm Medical, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Radiesse(R), the next-generation cosmetic dermal filler, for the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds and for the long-lasting correction of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  10 COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PREDICTIONS FOR 2011
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery, offers its predictions for cosmetic surgery in 2011.
  Silicone-Gel Implants an Exciting Choice for Women
The change in the availability of silicone gel implants has created new options for women considering breast surgery for the first time,...
  Skin Care 2007 - Skin in the City
The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) celebrates its 13th Annual Meeting in New York.
  Childhood Obesity and Liposuction Are Not a Good Mix, ASPS Cautions
In light of recent media coverage on teenagers seeking surgical options to lose weight, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) cautions that liposuction and tummy tucks are inappropriate procedures for weight loss.
  Are the Cups Half Empty or Half Full?
All women wear them, but not all wear them well. Studies have found that 80% of women wear the wrong size bra.
  RED CARPET REVEALS U.S. BEAUTY STANDARD...AGAIN!
For the tenth year running, Beverly Hills most sought after celebrity plastic surgeons, Richard W. Fleming, M.D. and Toby G. Mayer, M.D., have released the results of their annual Hollywood's Hottest Looks survey and, surprisingly this year's list is dominated by newcomers and young Hollywood.
  Radiesse(R) Survey Finds Over 22 Million U.S. Women More Apt to Use a Safe, Longer-Lasting and Affordable Cosmetic Wrinkle Filler
According to a new Radiesse "Face of Beauty" survey, over 22 million women aged 35 and older who have not used a cosmetic filler would be more likely to use an injectable filler for facial wrinkles if it were proven safe, more affordable, longer-lasting and stimulated the body's growth of collagen
  Palomar Receives FDA Over-the-Counter Clearance for the First Home Use Light- Based Hair Removal Device
Designed specifically for use in the home and based on over a decade of research, this consumer device represents a major breakthrough in the aesthetic device industry.
  WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE LINK COSMETIC SURGERY TO SUCCESS
Faced with news of increasing layoffs, straining economic times, and a belief that hiring is based on looks, millions of American women are looking at cosmetic medical procedures to give them a competitive edge in the workplace.
  LATEST FINDINGS FROM HAIR, SKIN, COLOR AND SHAVING AT AAAS ANNUAL MEETING
P&G Beauty & Grooming scientists presented research at the AAAS Annual Meeting (Chicago, Feb. 12-16) that offers evidence of science's role in evolving beauty and grooming product efficacy.
  THERMAGE 16.0CM2 TIP TESTED LIVE ON GOOD MORNING TEXAS
Dr. Bill Johnson's Innovations MedSpa, a leader in the medspa industry that offers many of the latest innovations in the U.S., announced it performed a live 16.0 Thermage procedure on Good Morning Texas and saw immediate 2 inch reduction in the patient's thigh area.
  THERMAGE, INC. ANNOUNCES INITIAL SHIPMENTS OF CELLULITE PRODUCT
Thermage, Inc., a leader in non-invasive tissue tightening in the aesthetic industry, today announced it has begun initial shipments of its ThermaTip(TM) CL treatment tips for use in the Company's cellulite procedure.
  ISOLAGEN, INC. COMPLETES ENROLLMENT IN ISOLAGEN THERAPY(TM) PHASE II/III ACNE SCAR STUDY
Isolagen(TM), Inc. (ILE) announced today the completion of enrollment of approximately 120 patients in its Phase II/III Study IT-A-008 investigating the Isolagen Therapy(TM) for the treatment of moderate to severe acne scars.
  ALLURE MAGAZINE NAMES RELASTIN(TM) EYE SILK(TM) 'BEST ANTI-WRINKLE EYE CREAM' OF 2007
Revance Therapeutics Inc. announced that its RELASTIN Eye Silk product has received Allure magazine's "Best in Beauty" award for the best anti-wrinkle eye cream.
  MEDICIS ANNOUNCES FDA APPROVAL OF PERLANE
Medicis announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has approved the dermal filler PERLANE(R).
  OUT WITH FACELIFTS? NOT YET, SAYS ASPS
With new laser treatments and injectable wrinkle fillers and fighters, many baby boomers are choosing to postpone the facelift -- but it is not dead!
  LOOKING AT BARBED SUTURES AFTER TWO YEARS ON THE MARKET
Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) announced today that a panel will convene to discuss the use of barbed sutures for facial rejuvenation...
  JUST ONE STITCH IN TIME...MAKES FACELIFT PATIENTS FINE!
For those men and women who aren't quite ready for a full facelift but still desire a more youthful look, there are many options being touted as the latest and greatest.
  UltraShape(TM) CONTOUR I Named 'Product of the Year' by Ultrasonic Industry Association
The UltraShape CONTOUR I system, based on patented focused ultrasound technology, is the first and only clinically proven -non-invasive body contouring solution for both men and women.
  IS BIGGER BETTER? BREAST SURGERY LINKED TO BOOST IN SELF-ESTEEM AND SEXUALITY
Women who undergo breast enlargement often see a sizable boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality, a University of Florida nurse researcher reports.
  COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY FOR BABY BOOMERS SHIFTS TO LIFTS
While cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures continue to see an increase among all age groups, baby boomers are adding skin and body lift procedures in increasing numbers,...
  RESEARCHERS FIND CARBON DIOXIDE LASER IN SKILLED HANDS CAN BE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR NECK RESURFACING
When it comes to treating the aging face, patients have their pick of numerous laser therapies for successful skin rejuvenation. But finding an effective treatment for the delicate skin of the neck can often be a real pain in the neck.
  FAT GRAFTING FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION – WHAT WOMEN SHOULD KNOW:
The idea of taking your own fat and repositioning it to augment your breasts has captured the attention of both consumers and the media.
  DESIGNER FEET FOR DESIGNER SHOES
The menu of commonly-requested treatments include: "Toe Tucks" (shortening of lengthier second toe), "Foot Sculpture" (eliminating excessive fat), "Cinderella Procedure" (narrowing of feet), "Footox" (Botox injection to eliminate excessive sweating); and, "Cushion Comfeet" (collagen injection or silicone implant into the bottom of feet for comfort).
  CUTERA INTRODUCES NOVEL LASER WAVELENGTH FOR COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY
The YSGG technology removes a portion of the epidermis with a controlled amount of thermal effect.
  AmerElite Solutions, Inc. Introduces Collamin_G(TM), a Revolutionary Anti-Wrinkle Ingredient
This revolutionary proprietary ingredient delivers essential amino acids, in the form of nanomolecules, which are designed to penetrate the skin and work with the body to promote new collagen molecules (collagen regeneration) while strengthening existing collagen to create tighter, firmer skin.
  NEW APPROACH FOR TREATING AGING SKIN COMBINES MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES
When people think of facelifts, images of aging Hollywood stars with their faces pulled as tight as their red carpet gowns might come to mind.
  RELIANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ANNOUNCES MAJOR ADVANCEMENTS TO THE FRAXEL SR1500 LASER AT AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING
Reliant, the inventor and market leader of fractional resurfacing, has made yet another leap forward with three significant product announcements to its Fraxel system.
  THERMAGE PIONEERS NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURE TO TIGHTEN SKIN FOR YOUNGER LOOKING HANDS
Hands by Thermage and the introduction of the new 1.5cm2 ST ThermaTip are additional testaments of our commitment to customers to provide them with the tools they need to offer their patients more solutions for non-invasive skin tightening and contouring,...
  Artes Medical Announces Landmark Five Year Study Results for ArteFill, a Non-Resorbable Dermal Filler
Artes Medical, Inc., a medical technology company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing a new category of aesthetic injectable products for men and women, today announced 5-year safety and efficacy data for ArteFill(R), the Company's non-resorbable FDA-approved injectable dermal filler.
  THERMAGE(R), INC. DRIVES ADVANCES IN NON-INVASIVE AESTHETIC MARKET THROUGH INTRODUCTION OF THERMACOOL(R) NXT
Thermage(R), Inc. today introduced the ThermaCool(R) NXT, its next generation system for non-invasive skin tightening and contouring.
  BRITONS PREFER EUROPE FOR COSMETIC SURGERY
A survey has revealed that more than 70% of readers would choose Europe for surgery over more exotic destinations.
  CANDELA INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCTS AT AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY 2007 CONFERENCE
The GentleMax, AlexTriVantage, SmoothPeel and LightStation represent the latest additions to Candela's diverse product portfolio.
  COOLTOUCH INC. ISSUED TWO LASER REJUVENATION PATENTS
These are patent No. 7,094,252 titled " Enhanced Non-Invasive Collagen Remodeling" and patent No. 7,122,029 titled " Thermal Quenching of Tissue.
  CYNOSURE'S ADVANCED SMARTLIPO(TM) LASER INTRODUCES LASERBODYSCULPTING(SM)
Smartlipo(TM) from Cynosure, Inc., is the first and only laser lipolysis system to offer a revolutionary and minimally invasive procedure for the removal of unwanted fat.
  PLASTIC SURGERY PIONEER, ROGER AMAR MD, USES ADULT STEM CELLS FROM LIPOASPIRATES TO RESTORE YOUTH
F.A.M.I is a systematized full-face injection for pan-facial restoration. Instead of tightening and shortening by incision of unsupported skin, F.A.M.I injects the face with the patients' own living fatty connective tissue (adult stem cells), correcting asymmetry and restoring the fullness of youth.
  ALLURE REVEALS ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS IN THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY:
coffeeberry extract prevents skin damage better than other ingredients
  GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS SEEKING COSMETIC PROCEDURES ABROAD
Patients seeking cosmetic surgical enhancements need to make informed choices before pursuing any procedure.
  ANIKA THERAPEUTICS RECEIVES FDA APPROVABLE LETTER OR ITS COSMETIC TISSUE AUGMENTATION PRODUCT
CTA is an injectable soft tissue filler for facial wrinkles, scar remediation and lip augmentation.
  NEW ALTERNATIVE TO WRINKLE TREATMENT IN CLINICAL TRIALS
Gel-Del Technologies, a St. Paul, Minnesota based biomedical device company, has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for clinical trials of CosmetaLife(TM), a dermal filler injection that company officials say holds potential to be a more effective alternative to currently available treatments for deep lines and wrinkles.
  HIGH-RESOLUTION CT SCAN MODELING FOR CREATING FACIAL IMPLANTS AIDS IN FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY
Such implants appear to offer excellent aesthetic results and are well tolerated over the long term,...
  HIGHLY CONCENTRATED BOTULINUM PREPARATION FOR COSMETIC INJECTIONS CAN RESULT IN SEVERE ILLNESS
An examination of 4 cases of botulism following cosmetic injections to the face indicates that the adults received a highly concentrated, unlicensed preparation that resulted in toxin levels up to 40 times the estimated human lethal dose,...
  PLASTIC SURGERY SOCIETIES APPLAUD FDA DECISION: APPROVE SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS
This decision comes 14 years after the FDA restricted access to the silicone implants because of safety concerns.
  COSMETIC BOOT CAMP ANNOUNCES DATES FOR ITS SUMMER MEETING
The Cosmetic Boot Camp, the nation's leading esthetic training symposium for specialty trained physicians, will hold it summer '07 meeting in Aspen, CO on June 8-11th.
  LESS BUTTOCKS MEANS FULLER LIPS
A new cosmetic procedure, developed in the Czech Republic, to give perfect lips uses part of the patient's own buttocks to create a perfect, fuller smile.
  TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME
As populations in the 21st century continue to age, New Zealand's Internet consumers agree with the rest of the world that they're happy to turn back the hands of time,...
  ILLICIT COSMETIC SILICONE INJECTIONS CARRY LETHAL CONSEQUENCES
Liquid silicone, which is often used for breast augmentation and other cosmetic procedures, can cause respiratory failure if not injected properly by a licensed physician.
  FAT STEM CELLS BEING STUDIED AS OPTION FOR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Breast cancer survivors might one day avoid the prospect of invasive breast reconstruction surgery, opting instead for an approach that would involve using stem cells derived from their own fat,...
  TAMPA WOMEN SAY COST, TOO-DRAMATIC CHANGE AND HEALING TIME ARE KEY FACELIFT CONCERNS
What's clear is that there is an unmet need among patients for a "midpoint" procedure between fillers/injectables and a full facelift. Tampa plastic surgeons now have a new technology that is not a traditional face life but offers longer-lasting results than injectables: ContourLift(TM).
  PORTRAIT(R) PSR3 BY RHYTEC NAMED IN TIME MAGAZINE'S 2006 SKIN TECHNOLOGY STORY
Portrait(R) PSR3 delivers nitrogen plasma (a highly energized gas) energy, which works both at and below the surface of the skin to modify the skin's architecture and generate new collagen.
  THE "HOTTEST" TRENDS IN COSMETIC SKIN PROCEDURES
The annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) offers a diverse line-up of educational forums and workshops presented by renowned experts in the areas of hair restoration, fillers, lasers and skin surgery procedures.
  HOW CAN YOU FEEL GOOD WHEN YOU ARE COLD? PLASTIC SURGEONS FOCUS ON PATIENT COMFORT
Unless preventive measures are instituted, inadvertent hypothermia of some degree occurs in 50% to 90% of surgical patients, including but not limited to aesthetic surgery patients, leading to a higher risk of complications, adverse outcomes, and patient discomfort.
  ULTRASHAPE(TM) CONTROLLED CLINICAL STUDY RESULTS FEATURED IN ASDS PRESENTATION BY KARYN GROSSMAN, M.D.
...is the first non-invasive ultrasound solution for body contouring that has been clinically demonstrated to deliver measurable circumferential reduction in a single treatment.
  WOMEN'S SKIN TONE INFLUENCES PERCEPTION OF BEAUTY, HEALTH AND AGE
Not just wrinkles, facial skin color distribution, or tone, can add 10-12 years to a woman's perceived age.
  NEW STUDY SHOWS SCULPTRA(R) (INJECTABLE POLY-L-LACTIC ACID), A UNIQUE CLASS OF INJECTABLE FOR COSMETIC USE, PROVIDES 13 MONTH RESULTS
Dermik Laboratories, announced that results from a pivotal trial show that Sculptra(R) demonstrated significantly greater improvement and longer-lasting effects compared to CosmoPlast(TM)(1) Collagen Implant, human-based collagen, in the treatment of nasolabial fold wrinkles.
  ARTES MEDICAL ANNOUNCES FDA APPROVAL FOR ARTEFILL AS THE FIRST NON-RESORBABLE INJECTABLE WRINKLE FILLER TO CORRECT SMILE LINES
The product is indicated for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds, or smile lines.
  THERMAGE(R) INTRODUCES NEW TUMMY AREA PROCEDURE AT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY
Thermage(R) announced that it is rolling out Tummy by Thermage(TM), the latest Body by Thermage(TM), non-invasive procedure designed to treat patients who want a firmer and smoother tummy without surgery.
  ISOLAGEN AND FDA REACH AGREEMENT ON PHASE III PROTOCOL DESIGN
The Company has reached an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the design of its Phase III pivotal study protocol for the use of Isolagen(TM) Therapy for the treatment of wrinkles.
  NAIL CARE MYTHS AND FACTS
When it comes to caring for your nails, many of the tips that you’ve taken for granted over the years may in fact be myths that can damage your nails.
  DERMATOLOGISTS GIVE MORE THAN LIP SERVICE TO COMMON AND UNCOMMON LIP AND MOUTH PROBLEMS
Our lips say a lot about us even before we say a word.
  ENCOURAGING A LIFETIME OF HEALTHY SKIN RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING
Whether washing the delicate skin of an infant or providing effective treatment for toddlers with eczema, there are numerous ways parents and dermatologists can work together to keep children’s skin clean, healthy and nourished.
  THE GENIE IN A BOTTLE: MAKING SENSE OF COSMECEUTICALS
In a market that gives consumers more and more choices, how can you decide whether the ingredients in that bottle are right for you?
  HORMONES AND THE SKIN: THE ROLE HORMONES PLAY AS WE AGE
Whether low or high, your hormones affect your skin, hair and nails as you age.
  SCITON SHOWCASES NEW PRODUCTS AND ITS NEW PROFRACTIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN SAN FRANCISCO
Sciton also announced the immediate availability of the SkinTyte ST Accessory for skin tightening.
  STEADY GROWTH, DEMAND FOR INNOVATION LURE COMPETITORS TO SPECIALTY ACTIVES MARKET
As consumer demand continues to grow for personal care products that help stave off the ravages of time, product innovations are supporting double-digit growth for the active ingredients that fulfill claims of anti-aging effects, particularly in facial treatments.
  COSMETIC SURGERY AND THE USE OF ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATION
It has been proven that plastic surgery can improve self-esteem, but can it also act as a natural mood enhancer?
  U.S. COSMETIC SURGERY PRODUCT DEMAND TO REACH $2.4 BILLION IN 2010
Best opportunities are expected in nonsurgical procedures (such as injections, dermal resurfacing and microdermabrasion) due to consumer preferences for less invasive treatments.
  FOREIGNERS FLOCK TO BRAZIL FOR PLASTIC SURGERY, REPORTS BRAZILMAX.COM
Women from the United States, Europe and other rich countries with high medical costs are flocking to have their tummy tucks and liposuctions done for less in places like Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina.
  COSMETIC DERMATOLOGIST INTRODUCES NEW ACNE SCAR TREATMENTS!!
Multi-Lift Technique" exemplifies how important it is to treat each scar not with just one method but with with different modalities.
  ULTRASHAPE(TM) CONTOUR I FEATURED IN ASPS HOT TOPICS PANEL
The UltraShape(TM) Contour I, the first non-invasive ultrasound solution for body contouring,...
  COAPT SYSTEMS LAUNCHES ENDOTINE RIBBON
This product will enable us to address the needs of patients who desire the benefits of a jowl or neck lift without undergoing an extensive or highly invasive procedure.
  INSURANCE COMPANIES DENY MEDICALLY NECESSARY BREAST REDUCTIONS BASED ON RANDOM, UNPROVEN COVERAGE CRITERIA
What if you couldn't perform daily activities, such as exercising or running with your children, because of overly large breasts that caused unending pain?
  CUTERA INTRODUCES LIMELIGHT
LimeLight(TM), is the first programmable wavelength three-in-one device for skin rejuvenation, pigmented lesions and facial vascular lesions (including telangiectasia).
  NEW FACE OF PLAZAN SKIN CARE
Thirty four-year-old Russian part time model and business woman, Oksana Strelnikova, will be the new face of Plazan skin care.
  READ MY LIPS: NOT ALL FILLERS ARE SAFE FOR LIP AUGMENTATION, REJUVENATION
While injectable fillers can combat aging around the lips and mouth, not all are created equal – some can even lead to long-lasting complications, ...
  AQUEDUCT MEDICAL TO LAUNCH THE AQUECOOL(TM) RAPID RECOVERY SYSTEM(TM) FOR ENHANCED HEALING AFTER COSMETIC SURGERY AT PLASTIC SURGERY ANNUAL MEETING
This continuous, controlled cooling helps to reduce swelling, bruising and pain
  NEW INSIGHT INTO SKIN-TANNING PROCESS SUGGESTS NOVEL WAY OF PREVENTING SKIN CANCER
Findings from a study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston have rewritten science's understanding of the process of skin tanning ...
  SOLARSAFE UV MONITOR WRISTBAND LAUNCHES IN THE UNITED STATES
A revolutionary product used throughout Europe and Australia is finally available in America: the SolarSafe UV Monitor wristband, a new patented way to monitor your exposure to sun and to help avoid sun damage.
  AMERICA'S STRIVECTIN-SD(R) VOTED BEST ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM IN FRANCE
In a market known to be one of the most developed and discerning in the world -- the French spend more per head on cosmetic products than any other country...
  THE ULTIMATE MOMMY MAKEOVER: WOMEN PURSUING PLASTIC SURGERY AFTER PREGNANCY
For today's women, sagging bodies no longer are an inevitable aftereffect of childbearing. More mothers are turning to plastic surgery to regain their figures when diet and exercise alone won't do the trick -- and talking openly about their procedures.
  PALOMAR MOVES FORWARD TO NEXT PHASE WITH GILLETTE FOR HOME USE LIGHT-BASED HAIR REMOVAL DEVICE OFFICE
Professional light-based hair removal treatments are among the most popular cosmetic treatments offered today with millions of treatments performed each year.
  ALLERGAN, INC. ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA AND JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA PLUS
Allergan, Inc., the maker of BOTOX(R) Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A), today announced it is launching its 'next-generation' hyaluronic acid dermal filler products, JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA and JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA PLUS,
  'STAR BUTTS' IS UNVEILED AT LOCAL NYC PLASTIC SURGEONS
New York City Cosmetic Surgeon is holding a news conference to unveil and demonstrate "Star Butts" in which patients can make their rear similar to some of today's most desirable starlets.
  INDUSTRY LEADERS, ANALYSTS FORECAST COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY MARKET
Plastic surgery industry leaders and analysts will offer the latest data regarding trends, innovations and forecasts for the high-profile cosmetic plastic surgery market on Monday, Oct. 9, in San Francisco at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Industry Forum.
  PORTRAIT(R) PLASMA SKIN REGENERATION
Portrait(R) Plasma PSR3 Receives FDA Clearance for "Treatment of Non-facial Wrinkles".
  SURGERY CAN HELP REPAIR THE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL IMPACTS OF BREAST ASYMMETRY
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) announced today that teens with asymmetrical or unevenly shaped breasts should be aware that their breasts can be corrected using common surgical procedures.
  NEARLY 20% OF THE POPULATION ASPIRES TO HAVE COSMETIC SURGERY IN THE FUTURE, DO YOU?
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) is announcing the results of its 2006 Consumer Perception Survey.
  Q-MED: Q-MED'S FIRST PRODUCT IN THE FIELD OF BODY AUGMENTATIONS, MACROLANE, APPROVED IN EUROPE
MACROLANE is an esthetic treatment for the correction of body concave deformities, for example asymmetries after liposuction.
  SUNSCREENS CAN DAMAGE SKIN, RESEARCHERS FIND
Filters in sunscreens that keep out ultraviolet radiation can generate compounds that attack skin cells, say UCR chemists
  PAINLESS PPX(TM) HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT HELPS ELIMINATE SHAVING, WAXING & PAINFUL LASER TREATMENTS (OUCH!)
For those of you who have suffered through painful waxing sessions to remove back or underarm hair, relief is in sight.
  EARRINGS: MUST-HAVE FASHION ACCESSORY OR HEALTH HAZARD?
Earlobe tears are a common problem facing dermasurgeons.
  UNDER AGED, UNDER INFORMED
Whether it's a 16-year-old girl requesting laser hair removal, or a 14-year-old boy receiving Botox injections for excessive sweating, any cosmetic procedure is still a medical process and should be treated as such,...
  BODY CONTOURING WITH LIPOPLASTY
Lipoplasty is currently the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States.
  ENDOSCOPIC FACE LIFTING TECHNIQUES A HOT TOPIC AT EXCLUSIVE FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY CONFERENCE
Endoscopic face lifting allows surgeons to lift portions of the face and brow through small incisions made just inside the hairline above the forehead, using an endoscope and instruments the size of a drinking straw,...
  FACIAL REJUVENATION, INCLUDING FACELIFT, BROWLIFT, AND LASER SURGERY
There's been huge progress made in facial rejuvenation techniques since the days of the old stretched-out sort of facelift.
  BOTOX OFFERS AN ADDITIONAL TOOL IN PREVENTING THE FORMATION OF BAD SCARS
A Botox injection prevents muscle movement from wrinkling the wound site, allowing for a flat surface for healing and leaving a smoother final scar.
  MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE RESTORES SAGGING FACIAL SKIN WITHOUT HEAVY LIFTING
Now there is a technique that can provide many of the same advantages of a facelift without the downtime and risks.
  COSMETIC PROCEDURES WOMEN WANT AND SHOULD HAVE
The face is not the only area of the body where cosmetic procedures should be considered...
  'THE AGING FACE' CONFERENCE TO HIGHLIGHT THE LATEST TREATMENTS AND TECHNOLOGIES IN FACIAL REJUVENATION, AUGUST 17-20
Many of the leading plastic, facial plastic, eye plastic surgeons, dermatologists and laser specialists in the United States are scheduled to present the most up-to-date findings in facial rejuvenation.
  PLUMP UP THE VOLUME
With the advent of new filler substances and quick procedures with minimal downtime, lip enhancements have gained in popularity.
  ALDERM N.A. ANNOUNCES FDA CLEARANCE FOR THE MED SCULP CELLULITE REDUCTION SYSTEM
Med Sculpt is a revolutionary system for non-invasive cellulite treatment.
  FZIOMED LAUNCHES NEW LARESSE(TM) DERMAL FILLER IN EUROPE
Laresse is not made from HA so it has no bacterial or animal components, no cross-linking chemicals, and no gel particles. It's a pure, ultra-smooth gel that can be used to shape facial contours and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  LUMENIS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ACTIVEFX(TM) - A SINGLE TREATMENT PROCEDURE FOR EFFECTIVE SKIN REJUVENATION
The ActiveFX procedure can be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, discoloration (e.g., freckles, "age spots," etc.), and other effects of aging and sun damage.
  ZARS PHARMA ANNOUNCES FDA APPROVAL OF A TOPICAL LOCAL ANESTHETIC PEEL (LIDOCAINE AND TETRACAINE) 7%/7%
The approved product will be used to locally anesthetize intact skin before various superficial dermatological procedures such as dermal filler procedures, pulsed dye laser therapy, facial laser resurfacing, and laser- assisted tattoo removal.
  MEDSURGE ADVANCES INTRODUCES THE CLEARCONCEPT(TM) ACNE TREATMENT PROCESS; NEW THERAPY COMBINES MICRODERMABRASION, LIGHT AND LASER, AND COSMECEUTICALS TO DELIVER CLEARER SKIN WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS IN MOST CASES
A clearCONCEPT physician assesses each patient and recommends a customized treatment plan to deliver optimal results.
  KATE BECKINSALE REVEALS HER RACY SIDE IN THE JULY ISSUE OF ALLURE ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
To help women determine what's right for them, in the July issue of Allure, experts weigh in on everything from a pill containing such trendy ingredients as fish oil and ginkgo biloba to more aggressive strategies that attack the problem with heat, light, or massage.
  BAND-AID MINI-LIFT
This minimally invasive approach is designed to improve the jowl and jawline for a younger and fresher look...
  DERMASURGEONS WELCOME NEW FILLER PRODUCT
Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, is a gel that is injected into the skin to soften lines around the mouth, fill wrinkles from the edge of the nose to the corners of the mouth, repair scarring and enhance lips.
  ALLERGAN ANNOUNCES FDA APPROVAL OF JUVEDERM(R) GEL FAMILY OF PRODUCTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FACIAL WRINKLES AND FOLDS
Juvederm(R)'s proprietary, technologically advanced formulations result in a smooth, natural look and contain the highest concentration of non-animal and cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available.
  HAVE SCIENTISTS ACCIDENTALLY DISCOVERED THE ANSWER TO HAIR LOSS?
Their discovery was made while applying a synthetically formulated compound, Copper Peptide, to severe wound areas on several patients.
  THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR HANDS CAN REVEAL YOUR AGE, STUDY FINDS
Want to know a person's real age? Just look at their hands, reports a study
  BUY A PATIENT LOSE YOUR LICENSE
Medical marketers are selling patients and the cost for California doctors could be a $50,000 fine, or prison time.
  NEW, MINIMALLY INVASIVE NECK LIFT PROCEDURE FIXES PROBLEM FACE LIFTS
The Reverse Neck Lift is a minimally invasive face lift surgery technique that corrects what is known as "cobra neck deformity" and hanging neck skin (or a turkey gobbler.)
  MICRODENTAL IDENTIFIES TOP COSMETIC DENTISTRY TRENDS AT THIS YEAR'S AACD SHOW; NEW PRODUCTS AND TRENDS EMERGE AT COSMETIC DENTISTRY'S STAR-STUDDED CONFERENCE
Cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever and continues to grow. The demand for cosmetic dentistry has increased due in large part to a shift in the industry toward direct-to-consumer marketing.
  BRAVA INTRODUCES THE BRAVA SPORT BREAST ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
The Brava Sport and the Brava Starter System are clinically proven devices that grow a woman's breast tissue by applying gentle tension to the body.
  THE TRUTH ABOUT EYEBROW TRANSPLANTS
Eyebrows are one of the most important defining characteristics of the face. Often you don't even realize the full impact that eyebrows make until you see a person without them.
  NEW ADVANCEMENTS IN RECOVERY TOOLS SHORTENS PLASTIC SURGERY PATIENTS HEALING TIME
The Autologous Platelet Gel is being used in cosmetic surgery procedures today to minimize bruising, swelling and reducing the likelihood of complications after surgery.
  SUNPILL(TM) MARKS A SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH IN SUN PROTECTION; NEW SUN PROTECTION PILL HELPS DEFEND THE SKIN FROM UV RAYS AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL
SunPill(TM) is an herbal supplement that works from the inside out to help counter the effects of sun damage to the skin and photo aging, most commonly occurring as wrinkles.
  THE NEW TREND IS COSMETIC NON-SURGERY AND THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGEONS IS LEADING THE CHARGE
Age reversal in a syringe has become very popular.
  LIPFUSION(TM) NAMED 2006 CEW INSIDER'S CHOICE BEAUTY WINNER
LipFusion(TM), a breakthrough phenomenon in lip enhancement, has been recognized with the industry's highest honor, taking home a CEW [Cosmetic Executive Women] Beauty Insider's Choice Award for best in category, Lip Treatment $12 and Over.
  PORTRAIT SKIN REGENERATION
Portrait stimulates remodeling of the skin's architecture, replacing old damaged collagen with significant amounts of new collagen...
  PATIENTS POSITIVELY WEIGH IN ON LIPOSUCTION
Liposuction is one of the most satisfying procedures for patients and most effective at eliminating localized fat,...
  COSMETIC DENTAL PROCEDURES SOMETIMES COVER UP THE PROBLEM
It looks easy on television. Cosmetic surgery quickly fixes wrinkles and reshapes the body.
  FT LAUDERDALE COSMETIC SURGERY EXPO A HUGE SUCCESS; NEW EVENTS ADDED FOR DALLAS AND ANAHEIM
The two-day event brought local physicians, surgeons, and service providers together to educate the public on the many options available to them in the Cosmetic enhancement world.
  ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS HELP PATIENTS PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD. TECHNIQUES TO BATTLE BUNIONS AND FIX FLATFEET
Conditions such as bunions and flatfeet can be extremely cumbersome and painful if not treated correctly, and may compromise mobility.
  THERMAGE INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE ONLINE PRACTICE MARKETING PROGRAM TO CUSTOMERS
Thermage is introducing Thermage PatientBuilder.com, a first in category on-line marketing resource.
  MERIDIAN CO., LTD.: LIPO-LASER STUDY SHOWS POSITIVE RESULTS IN PHYSICIAN SPONSORED STUDY
The areas treated included the abdominal region in 8 clients, upper arms in 1 client and the thighs of the remaining client.
  AAFPRS BRINGS LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY TO LAS VEGAS
The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) presents its 9th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery on May 1-4, 2006,...
  CLINICAL STUDY PROVES RADIESSE(TM) FACIAL FILLER DELIVERS LONGER LASTING CORRECTION OF NASOLABIAL FOLDS
The results showed the aesthetic improvement of the nasolabial fold treated with Radiesse was significantly greater than the nasolabial fold treated with Restylane...
  LIPODISSOLVE TREATMENTS NEED REGULATION, MORE STUDY
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) announced the commencement of a double-blind placebo study of mesotherapy
  ADVANCES IN WOUND HEALING AND SURGICAL SCAR REDUCTION
There are two new products, that hold promise in surgical scar prevention and wound closure. Juvista and Insorb...
  AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGEONS PREPARE FOR THE COMEBACK OF SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANTS
The course is designed to update plastic surgeons on the use of silicone gel implants, which could become widely available this year if the FDA restrictions on their use are lifted.
  BODY CONTOURING WITHOUT SURGERY
Panelists will discuss three potential non-invasive alternatives to surgical body contouring: mesotherapy (Lipodissolve), Thermage (Thermacool or Thermalift) and LipoSonix.
  SCITON INTRODUCES PRO-V(TM) FOR ENDOVENOUS LASER TREATMENT OF THE GREAT SAPHENOUS VEIN
The Pro-V is a very safe and effective system for treating saphenous insufficiency and compares favorably to other systems being used, and has the ability to treat the vein at lower treatment levels.
  CANDERM PHARMA INTRODUCES EVOLENCE(TM), A LONG LASTING, NATURAL, COLLAGEN-BASED FILLER, TO THE CANADIAN MARKET
Proven in clinical trials to last at least 12 months, it will revitalise appearance and bring back structure of a younger skin.
  FREE-ELECTRON LASER TARGETS FAT
Fat may have finally met its match: laser light.
  NEW SURVEY SUGGESTS ADULTS WITH ACNE SCARRING FACE A DISADVANTAGE AT WORK AND PLAY
Adults with acne scarring encounter significant prejudice at both work and play according to a new survey presented at the 26th annual scientific meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) in Boston, MA.
  ELIZABETH ARDEN, INC. SIGNS EXCLUSIVE FRAGRANCE AGREEMENT WITH MARIAH CAREY; AGREEMENT MARKS THE WORLD-RENOWNED MUSIC STAR'S ENTRANCE INTO THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY
Mariah will be personally involved in all aspects of product development, packaging and marketing.
  MENTOR SUBMITS PRE-MARKET APPROVAL APPLICATION FOR CONTOUR PROFILE GEL BREAST IMPLANT PRODUCTS
Their shape more closely imitates the natural breast, and would allow surgeons and their cosmetic and reconstructive patients to have more choices for breast surgery.
  THERMAGE(R) INTRODUCES NEW EYE AREA PROCEDURE AT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LASER MEDICINE AND SURGERY MEETING IN BOSTON
This new procedure allows physicians to reduce hooding, improve texture, tone and smoothness of the eye area, and soften fine lines and crow's feet.
  ADVANCED AESTHETICS INSTITUTE SELECTS SALT-A-PEEL(TM) MACRODERMABRASION THERAPY BY INTEGREMED FOR SAFE, HEALTHY SKIN REJUVENATION
This therapy uses water-soluble, non-toxic salt -- not an artificially created chemical substance -- to safely, gently draw impurities from the skin.
  NEW STUDIES SHOW TOPICAL GLUCOSAMINE TARGETS PIGMENT OVERPRODUCTION
...series of studies presented at the 64th American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting indicates that a topical version of the supplement has effects on skin – with the particular ability to normalize pigment overproduction in skin cells damaged by UV radiation exposure.
  ANGIOTECH ANNOUNCES LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SURGICAL SPECIALTIES CORPORATION AND COLLAGEN MATRIX TECHNOLOGIES INC. FOR DERMALOGEN(TM) INJECTABLE DERMAL FILLER PRODUCTS
It addresses the facial contour defects that cannot be treated effectively either with laser-resurfacing or face lift surgery.
  RELIANT TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES FDA CLEARANCE OF THE FRAXEL(R) LASER FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACNE AND SURGICAL SCARS; PHYSICIANS REPORT FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING ACHIEVES DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT
Until now, facial scarring has been difficult to treat with even the most aggressive topical and abrasive therapies.
  INJECTION OF SYNTHETIC POLYMER MAY IMPROVE FACIAL WASTING SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH HIV
Facial injections of polylactic acid, a synthetic biodegradable polymer, may help improve the debilitating facial lipoatrophy (loss of fat in the face)...
  STUDIES SHOW CELLULEAN MICRONIZES FAT AND CELLULITE IN WOMEN
Clinical trial-study results: 78% of legs treated with Cellulean cellulite treatment showed significant reduction in size of up to 2 inches, with the equivalent fat loss of up to 355 grams of fat per thigh.
  MENTOR SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH NIADYNE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF SCIENCE-BASED SKIN RESTORATION COSMECEUTICAL PRODUCTS
Niadyne's innovative NIA 24(TM) line of science-based cosmeceutical products is used to improve and restore the healthy appearance of the skin.
  HELIX BIOMEDIX AND GRANT INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCE SUCCESSFUL HUMAN PANEL TEST FOR NEW ACNE SOLUTION
The acne solution, Granactive(TM), combines Helix BioMedix's proprietary Oligopeptide- 10 with salicylic acid and Grant's Invisiskin(TM), an ingredient used to enhance delivery of bioactive compounds.
  LEADING DERMATOLOGIST CONDUCTING CLINICAL TRIAL WITH RADIESSE
Kenneth Beer, MD announces initiation of a clinical trial to measure the effectiveness of Radiesse for the treatment of facial descent.
  KEY LASER INSTITUTE INJECTS NEW LIFE INTO TIRED EYES
The latest research in aesthetic medicine has found that Restylane is an effective way to treat the under-eye area and add volume and fullness to the cheeks and eyebrows.
  COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PATIENTS CHOSE NEEDLE OVER KNIFE
There has been continued growth in minimally-invasive cosmetic plastic surgery procedures with 8.4 million performed in 2005.
  DRAMATIC RISE IN ETHNIC PLASTIC SURGERY IN 2005
The number of ethnic patients who chose to enhance their appearance or minimize the signs of aging through cosmetic plastic surgery took a substantial jump in 2005
  'FRINGE' PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES MORE HYPE THAN REALITY, ASPS SAYS; FEWER THAN 800 VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES IN 2005
Vaginal rejuvenation, pectoral implants, buttock implants and calf augmentation have been touted in the media recently as the "hot" new procedures taking plastic surgery by storm.
  10.2M COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES IN 2005-UP 11 PCT., RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY STEADY AT 5.4M PROCEDURES, SAYS ASPS
More than 10.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2005, up 11 percent from 2004,
  NEWLY DISCOVERED SMALL MOLECULES"SUPERACTIVATE" BOTOX
In some cases, the study noted, the activation power of the new molecules was as much as fourteen-fold, the greatest increase in activation ever reported for a protease;
  GAUNITZ GRANTED EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO MARKET PROVEN HAIR REGROWTH LASER
It is engineered to put extraordinarily powerful technology into the hands of those individuals wanting to grow a fuller, healthier head of hair.
  COAPT SYSTEMS LAUNCHES SURGIWIRE INCISIONLESS DISSECTOR
This product will enable us to address the needs of patients who desire the removal of deep skin defects, such as wrinkles between the brow, the creases that run between the nose and mouth, and facial scars, with only a few needle punctures
  ALLERGAN, THE MAKERS OF BOTOX(R), RECEIVE UK APPROVAL FOR VISTABEL FOR COSMETIC USE FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLABELLAR LINES
(Vertical 'Frown' Lines Between the Brows)
  THE GLOBAL DRUG MARKET FOR DERMATOLOGICAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH AGEING AND LIFESTYLE WAS ESTIMATED AT US$1.8 BILLION IN 2005
The objectives of this report are to provide a detailed analysis of the global image dermatology drug market.
  USING MAKEUP TO COVER A SEVERE FACIAL BLEMISH MAY NOT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF A WOMAN'S LIFE
It did not matter how severe or what kind of blemish she had, whether it was a case of severe acne, a noticeable facial scar or pronounced dark spots covering the face.
  REVOLUTIONARY SKIN CARE TECHNOLOGY REINVENTS WRINKLE REDUCTION
Portrait skin regeneration is a dramatic leap forward in the science of beauty. It is a plasma energy technology never before used in the cosmetic field.
  FACE-TO-FACE WITH ROSACEA
Many individuals who are struggling with redness, pimples and visible blood vessels on their face may incorrectly diagnose their condition as acne, sunburn or sensitive skin.
  PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY IS LIGHTING THE WAY FOR MEDICAL AND COSMETIC TREATMENTS
For the millions of people who suffer from acne, sun damage or even worse, skin cancer, there is a light of hope – photodynamic therapy or PDT.
  FADING FROM SIGHT: NEW ADVANCES TO MINIMIZE SURGICAL SCARS
Though a natural part of the body’s healing process, scars can be unsightly reminders which make people feel self-conscious, particularly if the scar is located on exposed skin.
  RESULTS OF LARGE PHASE IV STUDY SHOW DIFFERIN(R) (ADAPALENE GEL) GEL, 0.1% WORKS WELL IN COMBINATION WITH SYSTEMIC OR OTHER TOPICAL AGENTS
Differin(R) Gel 0.1% is a topical retinoid preparation that, when combined with other acne products, dramatically improves the efficacy of an acne regimen.
  CSMG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL TISSUE WELDING FOR COSMETIC SURGERIES IN UKRAINE
The surgery time is reduced by half, and healing time is twice as fast using the tissue welding technology.
  MOISTURIZERS DO MORE THAN JUST SOFTEN YOUR SKIN
Now more than ever, there are moisturizers available to meet almost all of your skin’s needs.
  THE RIGHT FILLER IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT
Wrinkle fillers, commonly known as fillers, can give the skin back its plumped up, youthful appearance,...
  CUTERA DEBUTS TITAN V AND TITAN XL TO DERMATOLOGY COMMUNITY AND PROMOTES PODIUM PRESENTATIONS AT AAD
With a larger spot size, clinicians can perform procedures twice as fast and treat larger body areas.
  NEW HEAD-TO-HEAD STUDY SHOWS LONGER DURATION OF EFFECT AND GREATER PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH BOTOX(R) COSMETIC COMPARED TO DYSPORT(R)
A new study comparing the efficacy and tolerability of two different formulations of botulinum toxin type A has shown that,...
  INAMED'S PHASE 3 STUDY RESULTS FOR JUVEDERM(TM) TO BE PRESENTED AT THE 64TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY
The Juvederm dermal filler Phase 3 data shows superior efficacy and duration of effect versus Zyplast(R) (cross-linked bovine collagen)
  THERMAGE(R) RECEIVES REGULATORY CLEARANCE IN CANADA FOR OFF-FACE PROCEDURES
New Larger ThermaTip(TM) Increases Procedure Appeal for Off-Face Indications
  PLASTIC SURGEONS COUNTDOWN FIRST FULL FACIAL TRANSPLANTATION
Even after news of the first partial facial transplantation performed in France spread around the world, plastic surgeons have continued to research how to make the first full facial transplantation a reality.
  NEW FIRST-OF-ITS KIND REPORT SHOWS BOTOX(R) COSMETIC MAY PREVENT DEVELOPMENT OF FACIAL LINES
A new case report comparing the appearance of facial lines in identical twins,...
  POTENTIAL ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SKIN CANCER CREAM AND IMPROVEMENTS OF PREMATURELY AGED SKIN
Results from a new study show that Aldara (imiquimod) Cream, 5%, a topical skin cancer treatment, improved the structure and appearance of prematurely aged skin, including fine lines, wrinkles, dyspigmentations and texture.
  FRAXEL(R) LASER TREATMENT TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY'S (AAD) ANNUAL MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO
The Fraxel(R) Laser has come of age with widespread professional acceptance for correcting various skin conditions - from wrinkles and scars(a) to melasma and uneven pigmentation on and off the face.
  ANIKA THERAPEUTICS RECEIVES CE MARK FOR ITS REDEFYNE(TM) COSMETIC TISSUE AUGMENTATION PRODUCT
REDEFYNE is an injectable soft tissue filler for facial wrinkles, scar remediation and lip augmentation.
  WOMEN'S SELF-IMAGE AND SEXUAL SATISFACTION INCREASE AFTER COSMETIC SURGERY
Women who undergo common elective cosmetic surgery procedures not only feel better about their bodies, but also have higher degrees of satisfaction with their sex lives, including ability to orgasm.
  COALITION APPLAUDS BILL TO REPEAL COSMETIC SURGERY TAX
The Coalition to Stop Medical Taxes applauds the introduction of a bill (A2282) to repeal New Jersey’s tax on cosmetic surgery procedures.
  HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS, A SMOKING GUN IN PLASTIC SURGERY, SAYS ASPS
Many of these "harmless" supplements could cause dangerous side effects during plastic surgery, reports a study in February's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
  CYNOSURE INTRODUCES AFFIRM(TM) SKIN REJUVENATION DEVICE
A multi-energy system for skin rejuvenation, including treatments for wrinkles, skin texture and discoloration.
  OBAGI ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF THREE CLINICAL STUDIES ON A NOVEL BENZOYL PEROXIDE FORMULATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACNE
Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (Obagi) announced today that they will present three clinical posters on a novel Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) formulation for the treatment of P. Acnes
  BIOMARKERS MAY HONE ANTI-AGING THERAPIES
Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have identified new molecular indicators — or "biomarkers" — of aging in the skin that could be used to evaluate anti-aging therapies.
  ACNE HEALTHEUNIVERSE FOCUSES RESEARCH TO BE FIRST TO COMMERCIALIZE NON-EMBRYONIC STEM CELL USE IN THE $15 BILLION PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE, AND COSMETIC SURGERY MARKET
Cosmetic surgery can be performed with stem-cell generated natural tissues instead of synthetic implants.
  WISCONSIN SCIENTISTS FIND A WAY TO MAKE HUMAN COLLAGEN IN THE LAB
Commonly, it is employed in plastic surgery to augment the lips and cheeks of starlets and others seeking perpetual youth.
  DESPITE RISKS, ADULTS NOT SHYING AWAY FROM COSMETIC SURGERY AND OTHER TREATMENTS
In an era of rising out-of-pocket costs for healthcare, a small but slightly increasing minority of U.S. adults are opting for expensive invasive cosmetic treatments that are not always covered by medical insurance, according to the results of a new Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care Poll.
  METVIX PDT IN ACNE: NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
The study is a blinded, randomized, and controlled trial comparing Metvix PDT to an untreated control group for the treatment of moderate to severe facial acne in 36 patients with acne. The results showed a 68% reduction in inflammatory lesions in the Metvix group, and no change in the control group.
  COVALON RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL FOR COVACLEAR AG
It is the only hydrated collagen-based silver ion-releasing dressing in the marketplace. A moist wound healing environment is known to improve the healing process and reduce scarring.
  CUTERA EXPANDS ITS TITAN OFFERING TO INCLUDE FASTER TREATMENTS AND ENHANCED VISIBILITY
Cutera, Inc.(R), a leading provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, today announced two new offerings,...
  MEDISPA POSITION PAPER URGES WATCHFULNESS TO PHYSICIANS AND CONSUMERS
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has released a white paper to its members and public concerning medical spas, a growing trend in cosmetic surgery.
  ADVANCES IN SCAR CARE: TREATING HYPERTROPHIC SCARS AND KELOIDS
Hypertrophic scars are elevated scars that do not extend beyond the boundary of the traumatic or surgical wound. Keloid scars are those scars that extend beyond the original injury and invade normal skin areas.
  SECOND PATENT ISSUED TO SKINVISIBLE FOR ITS NOVEL POLYMER DELIVERY VEHICLE
When topically applied, these formulated products adhere to the skin's outer layers, forming a protective bond, resisting wash-off, and delivering targeted levels of therapeutic or cosmetic skincare agents to the skin.
  LIPO-LASER STUDY
Meridian Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Dr. R.A. Chubaty for the study of the effects of the Lipo-Laser on subdermal adipose (fat) tissue.
  SEA CORAL USED FOR PLASTIC SURGERY IMPLANTS
This versatile material is derived from coral deposits from exotic locales in the South Pacific,...
  LIPOSUCTION AND BOTOX TOP COSMETIC SURGERY DATA
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce the results of its 2005 Procedural Data.
  RECOVERY MASK IS THE NEW 'COOL THING' IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
A breakthrough in post-operative healing is providing substantial benefits for patients looking for a drug-free and low cost way to shorten their recovery periods after plastic surgery.
  NEW RESEARCH MAY POINT TO DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR WOMEN PREDISPOSED TO
STRETCH MARKS

New data, published in the November/December 2005 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, suggests new potential for the development of therapies to predict, prevent and treat stretch marks.
  ENGELHARD LAUNCHES NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR A FASTER, TANNED LOOK FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Engelhard Corporation has launched new personal care materials that enable a healthy-looking, tanned appearance for all skin types in as little as one minute.
  'COSMETIC' GENERATION GETS REAL?
65% of women shun cosmetic surgery. 64% will go out without make up and men prefer them this way.
  OVER-THE-COUNTER FACIAL STIMULATORS DO LITTLE TO ENHANCE AGING SKIN
Devices sold over the counter to consumers as facial stimulators, claiming to produce results similar to those of a traditional face-lift, provide little, if any improvement to aging skin
  HYDRON TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED PATENT FOR SELF-ADJUSTING COSMECEUTICAL DELIVERY SYSTEM
This unique, self-adjusting emulsion system has been clinically proven to deliver improved benefits for a wide variety of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, including anti-aging skin care, sunscreens, acne and psoriasis treatments, as well as pharmaceutical ingredients.
  CYNOSURE'S TRIACTIVE(TM) LASER SYSTEM RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL FOR TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
TriActive is the only laser-based system that can be sold over the counter both in the United States and Canada for the temporary reduction of cellulite's appearance...
  NEW FACELIFT APPEALS TO TWENTY AND THIRTY YEAR OLDS
Women in their 20's and 30's are now requesting at a brand new, minimally-invasive facelift that creates a prettier, more aesthetically pleasing heart-shaped face using the new Endotine facelift system,...
  THERMAGE(R) IS GRANTED REGULATORY CLEARANCE FOR NEW OFF-FACE INDICATION
Clinicians Can Now Perform Thermage Procedures Off-Face for Non-Invasive Treatment of Wrinkles
  MAKE WAY FOR THE ISRAELI FLAB-BUSTERS
Now Israeli company Ultrashape has developed a unique new body-contouring device that "blasts" unwanted fat from the body, notably the stomach, thighs and bottom,...
  PLASTIC SURGERY SOCIETIES RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT COSMETIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED BY UNQUALIFIED PERSONNEL
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have joined forces to raise awareness about the dangers of unlicensed personnel performing medical cosmetic procedures in non-clinical settings.
  LOLLIPOP" BREAST LIFT
For many women, unsightly sagging of the breasts is a natural yet unappealing consequence of the aging process.
  RESEARCH SHOWS POPULARITY OF INDOOR TANNING CONTRIBUTES TO INCREASED INCIDENCE OF SKIN CANCER
While many people believe that tanning at a tanning salon is a safer alternative to sunbathing, this is not the case,...
  PLASTIC SURGERY SOCIETIES CREATE A NEW AND IMPROVED INFORMATIONAL WEB SITE ON BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY
The site offers objective and medically grounded information from the leading plastic surgery societies on breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction and implants, including updates and comparative information on new devices and procedures.
  THE CELLULITE SOLUTION BY HOWARD MURAD
Dr. Murad offers the first definitive roadmap to reducing dimpling and improving stretch marks that is actually backed by science.
  SKIN CARE & SPA EXPO - 2006
America's Expo for Skin Care & Spa, which will take place in May 20-22, 2006 at Navy Pier, Chicago, is totally different from any skin care event you may have attended in other cities in the United States or abroad.
  SOLIPRIN FOR THE SKIN
Soliprin is a blend of two novel plant extracts that have been tested using gene expression, protein inhibition assays, cell-based studies and human clinical trials to provide potent antioxidant activities which reflects a potency approximately four-fold that of vitamin C.
  SOY IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS
Research now shows that consumption of soy protein, which is rich in soy antioxidants, can improve the appearance of skin, hair and nails.
  NEW STUDY AIMED AT UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY
The study will follow 40 patients after their participation in any of the four major types of weight loss surgery performed at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco: Lap Band surgery, Vertical Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and Duodenal Switch.
  OBAGI MEDICAL PRODUCTS WILL COLLABORATE WITH ASPS FOR SKIN CARE RESEARCH
Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (Obagi) announced today that it is providing an unrestricted grant to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for research on new and improved therapies to enhance healing and patient outcomes.
  CITY COSMETICS AT THE 11TH ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE(R) AWARDS
Hollywood heavyweights like Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher and Nicollette Sheridan, Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen, as well as Jamie-Lynn Discala, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Vivica Fox and red carpet divas Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers are devotees of CITY Cosmetics.
  2005 - THE YEAR IN PLASTIC SURGERY
Outside of Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch and Jennifer and Brad’s divorce, making headlines this year were various stories about plastic surgery.
  COSMETIC BOOT CAMP 2006 BREAKING PREVIOUS RECORDS
Based on experience and word of mouth from last year's meeting, we are being swamped with corporations and physicians that want to be a part of the leading cosmetic training seminar.
  SCULPTRA(R) FOR ACNE SCARS
Leading Palm Beach, Florida- based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer announced today he is launching a clinical study to test the efficacy of cosmetic filler Sculptra(R) to treat acne and varicella (chicken pox) scars.
  FDA CLEARS CANDELA'S NEW ELLIPSE FLEX IPL SYSTEM; NEW INTENSE PULSED LIGHT SYSTEM OFFERS PRACTITIONERS MORE TREATMENT OPTIONS
Candela Corporation today announced the FDA clearance of a new "flexible" intense pulsed light system.
  MENTOR'S DERMAL FILLERS PURAGEN AND PURAGEN PLUS APPROVED IN CANADA
Both products are indicated for the correction of facial folds and wrinkles and for lip augmentation and will be distributed through Mentor's Canadian subsidiary.
  THREAD LIFTS GROW IN POPULARITY
Thread lifts" promise to be among the most popular aesthetic procedures in 2006, an ideal solution for those who want to treat sagging facial skin without the downtime or scarring associated with invasive surgery.
  ACTIPATCH(TM) PRODUCTS FOR PLASTIC SURGERY
ActiPatch(TM) is a drug-free anti-inflammatory patch with an embedded battery operated microchip that delivers weeks of continuous pulsed therapy for less than a dollar a day.
  THERMAGE PROCEDURE CAN BE USED SAFELY OVER FILLERS - NEW STUDY
Thermage monopolar CRF treatment is used by physicians to tighten and contour the skin of their patients.
  10 COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PREDICTIONS FOR 2006
As the popularity of non surgical and minimally invasive procedures continues to grow; surgeons and manufacturers will develop new techniques and products that advance the science, produce even better results and lessen recovery time.
  NEW ENGELHARD TECHNOLOGY SMOOTHES DEEP WRINKLES WITHOUT INJECTIONS
Engelhard Corporation has introduced new technology that enables rapid, noticeable smoothing of deep skin wrinkles without painful injections; Engelhard Hyaluronic Filling Spheres(R) are made of pure hyaluronic acid,...
  STUDY PROVIDES FURTHER SUPPORT FOR THE EFFICACY OF POLARIS(TM) WR IN WRINKLE REDUCTION
Syneron Medical Ltd. today announced that the results of a two-center study found Syneron's Polaris™ WR effectively decreases the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin texture.
  BOTOX HAS MORE USES THAN JUST FOR WRINKLES
BTXA is popularly used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or to diminish wrinkles, but it is also a highly effective natural substance that normalizes muscle activity and can be used to reduce pain and itch.
  UP TO 24% OF BREAST AUGMENTATION POSTOPS WISH THEY WERE BIGGER WHAT IF THAT NUMBER WERE 0%
During the Klapper Breast Simulation Session, patients are shown on their own bodies the surgical outcomes of different size implants by a technique of specially developed sizers and medical photography. This has resulted in a 0% dissatisfaction rate among patients regarding size.
  INAMED SUBMITS REGULATORY APPLICATION TO THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR JUVEDERM(TM) DERMAL FILLER
Inamed Corporation, a global healthcare company, today announced that it has submitted the fourth and final module of its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for three formulations of Juvederm(TM) (Juvederm(TM) 24 HV, Juvederm(TM) 30 HV and Juvederm(TM) 30) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC DOCTOR ADMINISTERS "MESOHAIR" TREATMENTS FOR PREVENTING HAIR LOSS AND RE-GROWING NEW LOCKS.
MesoHair, is a series of virtually painless injections of vitamins, minerals, and DHT blockers directed into the scalp to effectively aid in hair re-growth in women experiencing certain types of hair loss and reversing male pattern baldness in men.
  DERMAEXCEL 7; SKIN CARE'S MOST ADVANCED SPOT-WRINKLE TREATMENT LAUNCHED BY JANSON BECKETT COSMECEUTICALS
DermaExcel 7 is the first cosmeceutical to combine skin care's three most advanced peptides - Argireline, Leuphasyl, and SNAP-7 - in one topical formulation.
  POSITIVE CLINICAL RESULTS FOR PERMACOL'R' AS A DERMAL FILLER
In a randomised single centre double-blind clinical evaluation by the University of Glasgow, TSL's injectable collagen (a form of Permacol(R) injection milled to finer particles for dermal injection) was compared to Perlane(R) (Hyaluronic acid) and Zyplast(R) (cross-linked bovine-sourced collagen), two leading products in the dermal filler market, for lip augmentation.
  THE CELLULITE BIKE
Since 1999, the Infrared Cellulite Bike has taken Europe by storm and is now finally available in the United States, helping men and women lose unwanted cellulite and inches.
  NEW PBS TV PROGRAM FROM NICHOLAS PERRICONE M.D.
Exciting, new information on weight loss is the focus of the latest PBS pledge program from Nicholas Perricone M.D.
  AMERICAN BOARD OF COSMETIC SURGERY APPLICATION FOR BOARD EQUIVALENCY IS DENIED BY MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA
In order to avoid patient confusion in selecting a qualified doctor, it is illegal in the State of California for a physician to advertise as being board certified unless that board is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or is deemed to be equivalent to an ABMS board by the Medical Board of California.
  NEW 24 HOUR RECOVERY FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION
Enjoying beautifully sculpted and exquisitely shaped breasts without an extended recovery time is not just a distant dream for American women any longer.
  CELEBRITIES GET WRINKLES, TOO!
From nips and tucks to regular facials, being a star and maintaining flawless, ageless skin isn't easy ... or cheap. In fact, in the land of eternal youth, face-lifts and wrinkle removals are an accepted -- even expected -- part of celebrity life.
  DRUG COMPOUND ALAGEBRIUM RESTORES YOUTH TO AGING ARTERIAL CELLS IN ELDERLY HYPERTENSIVES
A compound called alagebrium, which is very similar to another used in anti-wrinkle creams, may be useful in reducing the deleterious effects of arterial aging in the majority of elderly Americans with systolic hypertension,...
  PLASTIC SURGERY SECRETS REVEALED: BIGGEST NAMES IN BUSINESS COMING TO SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Contemporary Surgery of the Aging Face," coordinated by L. Mike Nayak, M.D., chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, will explore the newest procedures available to older patients desiring a more youthful appearance.
  MEN, BLOOD PRESSURE AND PLASTIC SURGERY
According to a report published in December’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), men are twice more likely than women to develop hematoma, a type of blood clot, especially if they have higher blood pressure.
  CAUSES OF ACNE IN WOMEN: NEW STUDY
The study did not find a link between the oil level of the skin and the number of acne lesions in any given area of the face.
  PLASTIC SURGERY NEWS CONFERENCE AND MILLION DOLLAR PLASTIC SURGERY GIFT
The ultimate gift for a million dollars is being offered to consumers that want to totally re-create and transform their entire body from head to toes.
  INAMED FILES AMENDMENT WITH FDA FOR BIODIMENSIONAL(TM) STYLE 410 MATRIX COHESIVE GEL IMPLANT PMA
The innovative BioDimensional Style 410 is the next generation of cohesive gel implant in INAMED's pipeline undergoing U.S. clinical studies. The product is designed for memory and shape retention and has been available internationally for almost 10 years.
  BREAKTHROUGH DERMALASER(TM) FOR ACNE APPROVED BY FDA
The Dermalaser(TM) is a low-level, or cold, laser that works by killing the bacteria P. Acnes that causes acne.
  RADIESSE(TM) WRINKLE FILLER APPROVED IN CANADA
Radiesse is an injectable filler used in various cosmetic, reconstructive and therapeutic applications to augment and contour folds, depressions and defects of the facial area.
  SCARELESS FACE-LIFT
The "Scarless" facelift procedure, is used to lift and rejuvenate the entire face with short, hidden incisions behind the hairline and inside the mouth - eliminating many of the telltale signs of more standard techniques, such as shortened sideburns, stepoffs in the hairline, pixie ears, and wide, visible scars behind the ears.
  NEW CELLULITE TREATMENTS
Cellulite is caused by bands of fibrous tissue that connect the muscle to the skin," says Dr. Sam Speron, body contouring expert and consumer advocate. "If these bands are tight and the fat between the muscle and the skin is compressed, there will be dimpling.
  THE FORGOTTEN ASPECTS OF FACELIFTS - LIPLIFTS AND ANGULOPLASTY
While an attractive smile is the number one feature associated with youth and beauty, many of today’s surgeons are neglecting the area or ignoring it altogether.
  NEW LASER TREATMENTS IMPROVE RESULTS WHILE DECREASING COMPLICATIONS
Better results, fewer complications and shorter recovery time are the goal of the newest generation of laser treatments for skin, excessive body hair and unpleasing facial and leg veins.
  ZENO HOME ACNE TREATMENT
Zeno is a handheld, portable electronic medical device that is clinically proven to make pimples disappear fast. Zeno applies a precisely controlled heat dose directly to the pimple through a special tip.
  COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY - TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE BODY
Whether it’s aging skin on the face or neck, noticeable veins on the legs, or even a few stubborn areas of fat, the desire for a quick fix should not outweigh the importance of the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.
  NEW ACNE TREATMENTS
While there is no cure for acne, new treatments are targeting the cause of acne and helping patients keep their skin healthy and clear.
  WOMEN'S SKINCARE STUDY
More than 80% of American women flunked a recent skincare knowledge test. But perhaps more alarming, the overwhelming majority (88%) think they knew which skincare products to use for their skin type, according to a new national survey.
  MesoFaceLift
The treatment consists of microinjections of aesthetic mesotherapy solutions. By infusing the skin with this potent antioxidant formula, radical changes are enabled: the skin begins to rebuild its own collagen and elastin.
  PHASE 2 STUDY OF BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A PRODUCT FOR COSMETIC INDICATIONS BEGUNS BY MENTOR
Mentor Corporation, announced that it has begun the Phase 2 dose-finding study of its proprietary botulinum toxin type A product, focused on cosmetic indications in the United States,
  CANDELA INTRODUCES NEW PULSED DYE LASER PLATFORM; NEW MODELS OFFER FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR HELPING PATIENTS ACHIEVE BETTER LOOKING SKIN
Candela Corporation announced the introduction of a new Pulsed Dye Laser Platform featuring three new models - the Aesthetica, the Platinum and the Perfecta.
  THERMAGE RECEIVES APPROVAL TO EXPAND DISTRIBUTION TO CHINA
Thermage(R) today announced that the State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) of the People's Republic of China has granted regulatory approval to sell the company's ThermaCool(TM) system in China.
  THERMAGE(R) INTRODUCES NEW LARGER THERMATIP(TM) AT THE ASDS-ACMMSCO COMBINED ANNUAL MEETING
Thermage(R) today introduced the 3.0 cm2 ThermaTip(TM) enabling Thermage procedure time savings, reducing procedure cost, and improving patient comfort.
  LUMENIS RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCE TO MARKET ALUMA(TM) SKIN RENEWAL SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
Breakthrough Technology Available as Stand-Alone Unit and Upgrade Module to Popular Lumenis One(TM) Platform - Delivers Effective, Predictable, and
Virtually Painless Results
  PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY - THE "BIG GUN" FOR RESISTANT ACNE
Resistant and Cystic Acne frequently fails to respond to typical measures of control. A safe topical two-step treatment which chemically coats and then destroys acne bacteria offers a new solution.
  STUDY RESULTS REAFFIRM THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VELASMOOTH(TM) IN REDUCING THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
Ninety percent of the study participants had an overall clinical improvement in the appearance of their cellulite after treatment with the VelaSmooth.
  COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER OFFERS RECONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAM FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS IN FINANCIAL NEED
The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery based in Fort Lauderdale is committed to helping breast cancer victims who could benefit from breast reconstructive surgery, but lack the financial resources required.
  STUDY FINDS ANESTHESIA NOT AN INDICATOR OF PATIENT MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY
As cosmetic surgical procedures continue to increase in office-based settings, and there is an on-going demand for patient safety measures, ...
  STUDY FINDS NEW TYPE OF SILICONE IMPLANT OFFERS MORE NATURAL LOOKING BREASTS WITH LOW COMPLICATION RATE
A new type of silicone breast implant, currently available to women who agree to be part of a clinical study, offers breast augmentation and reconstruction patients more natural looking breasts with a low complication rate,...
  REPAIRING THE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR`S BODY, HELPING HER REGAIN PEACE OF MIND
In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) would like to remind women of several options available to them in the breast cancer healing and recovery process:
  NEW DIAMOND COSMETIC SCALPELS LAUNCHED BY ELEMENT SIX
Scalpels are much sharper than the best steel blades and as a result ensure that the plastic surgeon can make incisions with extreme precision and excellent maneuverability.
  LUMENIS LAUNCHES ALUMA(TM) SKIN RENEWAL SYSTEM WITH FACES(TM)
Breakthrough Technology for Predictable and Virtually Painless Treatment of Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Skin Laxity
  PLASTIC SURGEONS FIND BETTER RESULTS AND FEWER COMPLICATIONS WITH NEW LASER TREATMENTS
Often laser treatments are one part of a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. Laser procedures are often done in conjunction with another cosmetic operation, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery. Skin care maintenance can also be prescribed to compliment the laser procedure.
  BREAST IMPLANTS DO NOT CAUSE BREAST CANCER RECURRENCE IN MASTECTOMY PATIENTS
For women contemplating immediate breast reconstruction, there is a lot of information being presented to them.
  THERMAGE TO START MULTI-CENTER STUDIES FOR OFF-FACE INDICATIONS IN THE SPECIFICALLY TO TREAT THE UPPER ARMS
The impact of the study findings could result in major changes in how the upper arm is treated to tighten loose skin, especially for patients that do not want to undergo surgery.
  NEW LASER TECHNIQUE RELIEVES UNSIGHTLY HAND VEINS
Laser ablation – a new and relatively quick procedure – can erase unwanted hand veins, ...
  INJECTABLES EMERGE AS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL TO DELAY, RELAX, AND REFILL WRINKLES IN FACIAL REJUVENATION;
Off-Label Use and FDA-Approved Injectables Presented at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  MESOTHERAPY REDUCES EYE BAGS; ULTRASONIC BODY CONTOURING REMOVES FAT; SUTURE SUSPENSION LIFTS SAGGING SKIN
Three Emerging 'Lunchtime' Procedures Presented at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  AVON CONDUCTS WORLDWIDE DIALOGUE WITH 20,000 WOMEN IN 22 COUNTRIES
Respondents reported that while appearance is important, cosmetic surgery is not a consideration for most women.
  TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN OBTAINING A TATTOO OR PIERCING
Without giving it much thought, many choose to brand themselves with a tattoo or body piercing to express their personality, but today's trend may be tomorrow's regret.
  INFLAMMENZ FOR WOUND HEALING
The results of a study, found the enzyme-based nutritional supplement InflammEnz can accelerate healing by nearly 20 percent.
  MANUAL EPIDERMAL DERMABRASION:
Manual Epidermal Dermabrasion (MED), is used to to customize treatment for a host of skin concerns-ranging from age spots and acne scars to fine wrinkles and flaking skin.
  L'OREAL'S THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM SPOTLIGHTS NEW TREATMENTS, KEY DERMATOLOGICAL ISSUES FOR ETHNIC HAIR AN SKIN
This year, the symposium breaks new ground by exploring not only new laboratory research, but also experimental clinical treatments, including use of lasers to treat hair and skin problems.
  FOREHEAD LIFTS GETTING BETTER RESULTS WITH ENDOTINE FIXATION DEVICE
As forehead lifts increased in popularity, the cosmetic surgery community still debated on best practices for this procedure.
  SALINE IMPLANT BREAST DEFLATION STUDY
There still exists a risk of spontaneous deflation with saline implants, but for the majority of women who have successful augmentation using Siltex implants, the very low deflation rates were very encouraging.
  TITAN NON SURGICAL BREAST LIFT
Using Titan™ skin tightening technology, the area just beneath the collarbones is evenly treated, contracting the lax skin of the upper chest area and lifting the breasts.
  REVOLUTIONARY BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE 'PEBAM,' DRASTICALLY REDUCES SCARING
This procedure is patent pending and stands for Percutaneous, Endoscopic, Bilateral, Augmentation, Mammaplasty, which leaves the patient with virtually minimal scars.
  NEW RANGE OF PLAZAN NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
A Cyprus cosmetics company is set to revolutionize the skin care industry with its new brand of natural skin care products - cleansers based on placental extracts.
  COSMETIC BOOT CAMP 2006 PLANS
The Pratique Institute in Frederick, MD, a leader in cosmetic and aesthetic educational programs, announces the expansion of next year's Cosmetic Boot Camp scheduled for summer 2006 in Jackson Hole, WY.
  PITTSBURGH HAIR TRANSPLANT EXPERT COMBINES FOLLICULAR TRANSPLANT TECHNIQUES FOR THE MOST NATURAL LOOKING HAIRLINE WITH HIGH SUCCESS RATE
He shortens the time it takes to harvest the hair follicles, therefore he can increase the number of transplanted follicles surviving the procedure while reducing actual surgery time and patient expense.
  NANOTECHNOLOGY GOES GLAM: COSMETICS ADVANCES, CHALLENGES
From colored contact lenses to moisturizers with Vitamin E, cosmetics are big business.
  TWO NEW PATENTS FOR COPPER PEPTIDE TECHNOLOGY
PhotoMedex, Inc. has received two new US patents covering the use of its copper peptide compounds in dermatological skin disorders.
  THE AGING MOUTH WITH TREATMENT OPTIONS
Our mouths can tell secrets about us that we don’t want the world to know, like our age. Just as the face ages in essentially three ways, so does the mouth, by wrinkling, sagging and thinning.
  THE ENDOTINE MIDFACE CHEEK LIFT
The Young Person's Facelift," The Endotine Midface procedure works best on younger patients in their 30s and 40s who may not yet be ready for a full traditional face lift, which is more invasive and requires considerable downtime.
  WINNERS CHOSEN FOR THE NATIONAL CONTEST TO "MAKE 50 THE NEW 40 WITH FRAXEL(R) LASER TREATMENT
Five people who turn 50 in 2005 have been selected for free Fraxel(R) Laser Treatment, plus a trip to New York City to celebrate their 50th birthday in style,...
  NEW LASER TECHNOLOGY HEALS ACNE SCARS
Non-Ablative Laser Treatments Have Fewer Risks vs. Invasive Procedures
  WHO IS REALLY CONSIDERING PLASTIC SURGERY - IT'S NOT WHO YOU THINK!
In the first-ever research of its kind, a study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) details the people considering plastic surgery and their motivations, debunking many stereotypes.
  SUPER-SIZED "GUMMY BEAR" SILICONE GEL IMPLANTS
Using new high strength gel implants that vary in size from 600 to 1,000cc, you can achieve cup sizes that range from "D" to "DDD.", for those women who want a more voluptuous look.
  DERMALASTYL-B - ELASTATROPIN - PREVENT WRINKLES?
This new product, marketed under the name "Dermalastyl-B", works by increasing the amount of elastin in the skin.
  BIOBEAM™ 660 ACNE LIGHT THERAPY - RED LIGHT
The device is lightweight and portable and can be used anytime anywhere, at home or in the office.
  CONSIDERING COSMETIC PROCEDURES IN A SALON OR SPA? HERE ARE SOME DO'S AND DON'TS
Many consumers are being influenced to believe that certain procedures are easy and free of risks or complications – leading many to seek non-traditional settings in which unlicensed non-physicians are administering treatments.
  FROM THE NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR TO SOLDIERS IN IRAQ – PLASTIC SURGERY 2005 SHOWCASES SPAN OF PLASTIC SURGERY
From emerging minimally-invasive options for facial rejuvenation such as mesotherapy to treat eye bags and trumpet suture facelifts, to advances in combat injury management and new data on breast cancer recurrence after mastectomy, the hottest technologies and topics in plastic surgery will be presented...
  PLASTIC SURGERY TO RESTORE FACIAL DEFECTS HELPS GIVE MENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN A BETTER LEASE ON LIFE
According to the report, a person’s physical appearance can positively or negatively influence their ability to socialize.
  CERAMIDE - MARINE VIRUS MAY BE USED FOR ANTI-AGEING
Dr Willie Wilson and his team unearthed a cluster of genes responsible for the production of ceramide, a key component of anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing creams.
  INCREASED SKIN CANCERS GROWING IN YOUNG PEOPLE
The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers in young adults has increased significantly in the last three decades...
  STUDY FINDS NO EXTRA COMPLICATIONS WITH COMBINED COSMETIC SURGERY PROCEDURES
Traditional surgical thinking believed prolonged anesthesia could increase risks or complications, but definitive data did not exist.
  NEW RELUMA BEAUTIFULLY BLENDS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO REJUVENATE AGING
ReLuma is the result of biotech Invitrx Inc.'s innovative process for growing bio-engineered human tissue for treating chronic wounds and burns. As the tissue grows, it produces an array of natural growth factors and other matrix proteins important to the dermal integrity of healthy skin.
  RADIANCE NON SURGICAL NOSE JOB: DISSATISFIED ASIANS FINDING PREFERENCE
Since the bones and cartilage of the nose are not affected, there is no bruising, minimal swelling, minimal redness, and no pain.
  STOPPING EXCESSIVE SWEATING: FIRST LONG-TERM STUDY OF BOTOX SHOWS IT'S EFFECTIVE, IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE
Embarrassing Disease Can Be More Debilitating Than Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression
  SURGERY SOCIETIES APPLAUD FDA ``APPROVABLE WITH CONDITIONS`` LETTER TO MENTOR CORPORATION FOR SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS
The approvable letter stipulates a number of conditions that Mentor must satisfy in order to receive FDA approval to market and sell silicone breast implants in the United States.
  THE TULIPLIFT™: FACELIFT
The Tuliplift offers a number of basic benefits: no cutting into the hairline, no pulled look thanks to the use of deeper sutures underneath the skin and a safer procedure because all the work gets done above the major nerves and with the aid of local anesthesia and mild sedation.
  RELIANT TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES FDA CLEARANCE OF FRAXEL(TM) LASER FOR THE TREATMENT OF MELASMA; EMBARRASSING SKIN DISORDER KNOWN AS THE MASK OF PREGNANCY IS ESTIMATED TO AFFECT NEARLY 6 MILLION WOMEN IN THE U.S.
Melasma typically occurs on sun-exposed facial areas, notably the cheeks, forehead, upper lip and nose and is most common in women of child-bearing age and among male and female adults of dark-skinned races.
  ISOLAGEN ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF PHASE III DERMAL TRIAL
Isolagen's randomized, double blind, placebo controlled Phase III trial, consisted of two studies (Study A and Study B) evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Isolagen Process for the treatment of contour deformities.
  BREAST IMPLANT REGISTRY APPLAUDS MENTOR'S FDA APPROVAL LETTER
Breast Implant Registry.com, the only internet-based registry of breast implants, applauded news that the FDA had sent an approval letter with conditions to Mentor Corporation for their silicone gel implants.
  BRAND ACQUISITIONS AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION BOOSTING MARKET GROWTH FOR PRO SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
With the continued demand for products that can "turn back the hands of time," the professional skin care market is forecast to remain one of the fastest-growing sectors of the cosmetics and toiletries industry.
  NO PAIN, MORE GAIN - RESTORE SKIN'S YOUTHFUL LOOK WITH LATEST PHOTOPNEUMATIC THERAPY
This new aesthetic system can help with hair removal, skin rejuvenation and the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions.
  SIRCUITSKIN COSMECEUTICALS INTRODUCES ADVANCED, SCIENTIFIC, CHIRAL TECHNOLOGY TO THE SKIN CARE MARKETPLACE CREATING HEALTHIER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL SKIN EVERYWHERE!
When Chirally correct molecules (like those in Sircuitskin) are introduced to the body there is a significant advancement in effectiveness.
  CLINICAL TRIAL OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT SHOWS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS FOR NON-CYSTIC ACNE WITHOUT ANTIBIOTIC-ASSOCIATED SIDE EFFECTS
The supplement is marketed under the name Accunatural(TM) by Skinutrients, LLC,...
  LIPOSUCTION FROM BOTH ENDS OF THE CANNULA
What I Learned as a Doctor and as a Patient
  SHOPNBC AND ISOMERS LABORATORIES UNLEASH A BREAKTHROUGH IN MODERN SKIN CARE: SYNTHESIZED SNAKE VENOM
Wrinkle Viper(TM) -- an anti-wrinkle product that uses synthesized snake venom.
  DIAMOND TAKES FACELIFTS TO A NEW LEVEL
During the Diamond Facelift, Dr. Diamond actually tightens and fixates sagging muscles and repositions the fat pads to a more youthful position.
  THREADLIFT @ FEATHERLIFT - NEW TECHNIQUE "WEAVES" ITS WAY TO TOP OF PLASTIC SURGERY WORLD
While the quest for the fountain of youth continues to grow, so does the desire for less invasive procedures and no downtime for patients.
  THE SECOND TIME AROUND FOR BREAST SURGERY
As the demand for breast augmentation surgery continues to rise, many surgeons are now seeing an increased need for correctional or revisionary breast surgery. 
  LIVE FILL - GETTING "LIVE" WITH FACIAL FILLERS
Plump lips, smooth, beautiful faces- but at what price?
  CHOCOLATE BECOMING HOT INGREDIENT IN BEAUTY AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
Chocolate is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient for a wide variety of products in the estimated $13 billion personal pampering market, including shampoos and conditioners, body care products, bath scents and scented candles.
  NEW APPROACHES TO MEDICAL TREATMENT OF BASAL CELL CARCINOMA
Combining Surgery and Topical Drugs May Be More Effective than Current Therapies
  NAIL UPDATE: KEEPING YOUR NAILS HEALTHY
Healthy nails are an important part of overall health.
  FOR NATION'S YOUNG PEOPLE, PIZZA IS COOLER THAN PLASTIC SURGERY, DECISION ANALYST AND HYPOTHESIS STUDY SHOWS
Young Americans 8 to 17 years old agree that pizza is cool, but plastic surgery is not, according to a recent study by Decision Analyst in conjunction with Hypothesis.
  MAINTAINING BEAUTIFUL HAIR THROUGH THICK AND THIN
Each day, Americans are bombarded with advertisements for products and services to improve their hair. While some of these products may enhance appearance, they also can contribute to hair loss.
  ADVANCING THE TREATMENT OF SKIN CONDITIONS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
Innovative Laser and Light Therapies Help Improve Various Skin Conditions
  HYLEXIN(TM) SHATTERS SALES RECORDS: 'SERIOUS DARK CIRCLES' FORMULA CAPTURES CONSUMERS' IMAGINATION AND A LARGE SHARE OF THE SPECIALIZED COSMETICS MARKET
In just a few short weeks, Hylexin(TM), the first formula specifically developed for serious dark eye circles, has raced to become the fastest selling new eye cream in decades.
  EXPERT PANEL GIVES MIXED REVIEWS ON NEW SKIN SURGERY TECHNOLOGIES - (FRAXEL, LEVULAN, LED & RF)
An expert panel today commissioned by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery today issued four reports, based on available evidence, to advise the nation’s dermasurgeons about potential benefits and risks of specific, newer technologies and procedures.
  LASER HAIR REMOVAL - ISRAELI EXPERTISE SOLVES A HAIRY PROBLEM
Now they have 'the third generation' of aesthetic laser and light technology. Elos, is a combined energy technology that uses Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and optical energy (either laser or IPL.)
  DISCOUNT INJECTABLES BOUGHT OFFSHORE NOT WORTH THE PRICE PATIENTS NEED TO KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK THEIR DOCTOR
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) , the nation's leading society of board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery, announced today that patients need to be wary of "bargain" injectables or other treatments that are not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  WHEN FACES NEED JUST A LITTLE LIFT
CONTOUR THREAD LIFT

The lift is actually the latest development in a long line of implantable, specially designed surgical threads used to lift sagging skin on the face, forehead, brows and neck.
  MERIDIAN ENTERS INTO A $6,000,000 SALES CONTRACT FOR NEW LIPO-LASER PRODUCT
The Lipo-Laser was developed specifically to target the growing obesity market. The product uses a multi-beam probe which irradiates a powerful red laser (635 - 680nm) on adipose (fat cell) tissue using a completely non-invasive method.
  MORE MEN SEEKING PLASTIC SURGERY TO 'FRESHEN' THEIR LOOKS, REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN THE WORKPLACE
More and more men are seeking these procedures because of the emphasis on looking as good as you feel and remaining youthful in the competitive workplace. Men are working later in life and are interested in maintaining a very good outward first impression.
  IGI, INC. SIGNS FIVE YEAR MANUFACTURING SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH PLASTIC SURGERY INNOVATIONS, INC.
The agreement calls for IGI to be the exclusive manufacturer for a complete line of skin care products using the Novasome(R) trans-dermal delivery technology for a fourth quarter launch in 2005.
  LATEST MEDICAL SPA EQUIPMENT SHOWCASED AT NEW YORK MEDICAL SPA EXPO
The New York Medical Spa Expo was the perfect venue to see everything from the latest advances in microdermabrasion equipment to brand new equipment like the CTG Mark 5.
  FRAXEL LASER SKIN RESURFACING -- ARE YOUR HANDS TELLING ON YOU?
A series of treatments whisks away years of sun damage. That includes brown spots and fine wrinkles on your chest and neck, and those tell-tale age spots and the crepey skin texture on the back of your hands.
  NEW SMOKING CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS DAMAGE TO SEX APPEAL
Separate adverts target young adults.
  CHARKIT OFFERS PHARMACHEM’S COENZYME Q10+ GPM SUN CARE INGREDIENT
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)+ GPM, a patented yeast form of CoQ10, developed by Pharmachem laboratories demonstrates greater effectiveness than CoQ10 as a natural compound that provides protection from UV radiation.
  KLINE STUDY PEGS GLOBAL COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES MARKET AT NEARLY $150 BILLION
The global market for cosmetics and toiletries reached nearly $150 billion in 2004, up by more than 4% from 2003, according to a new study soon to be published by Kline & Company.
  BEVERLY HILLS MD’S NEW MINI FACE-LIFT WIPES AWAY 10 YEARS
MesoLift™ is an easy non-surgical procedure blending a series of breakthrough anti-aging treatments that truly reverses the aging process with minimal downtime.
  NPD REPORTS SALES OF MEN’S SKINCARE PRODUCTS SKYROCKET: HIGHEST INCREASE ON RECORD
Sales of men’s skincare products are up 13 percent, more than twice that of the total skincare market and total women’s skincare market in 2004 according to The NPD Group,...
  NPD REPORTS THE INTERNET IS THE FASTEST GROWING CHANNEL FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS
The total U.S. beauty market continues to grow. Not only have sales increased, but shopping options have increased as well.
  SABON - NOT YOUR AVERAGE ISRAELI SOAP OPERA
The shelves lining the store are stocked with rows of creams, gels, moisturizers and other products in thick glass bottles. While the average customer figures that Sabon is probably the name of the store's owner, those who speak Hebrew understand that 'sabon' means soap.
  VELASMOOTH - ISRAELI DEVICE HIDES CELLULITE, RE-CONTOURS SKIN'S SURFACE
According to Syneron's Dr. Amir Waldman, the clearance of the VelaSmooth offers a new non-surgical, no downtime alternative for patients wishing to treat the appearance of cellulite.
  UNIQUE LASER TREATMENT GIVES ACNE AND SCARRING A "ONE-TWO PUNCH": SMOOTHBEAMTM OFFERS NON-ABLATIVE APPROACH TO REDUCING ACNE BREAKOUTS, PLUMPING SCARS
First, it encourages the production of collagen beneath the skin, which plumps up the surface and smoothes out scarring. Second, it can actually shrink the follicles of the sebaceous glands, which are overactive in cases of acne.
  TOP TEN WAYS TO FIND A COSMETIC DENTIST TO ENHANCE YOUR SMILE
With so many procedures and choices out there, how do you find the procedure and the specialist who is right for you?
  CAPTIQUE AND COUNTOUR THREADS, THE TWO LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN COSMETIC SURGERY, ARRIVE IN DENVER
Looking younger seems to be getting easier and the recent FDA approval and release of two new products, Captique and Contour Threads, are the latest developments in the search for a youthful appearance.
  CELL BY CELL FACIAL MAKEOVER OFFERS NEW APPROACH TO ETERNAL BEAUTY
Hailed by CBS News as the top ten beauty breakthroughs for 2005, Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, nicknamed Fraxel, is the latest high-powered resurfacing laser treatment approved by the FDA for wrinkles around the eyes, as well as age spots and rough skin.
  NEW STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT AND LASTING IMPROVEMENT IN BODY IMAGE FOLLOWING COSMETIC SURGERY
The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) announced today results of a new study that showed patients have significant and sustained improvements in body image after surgery.
  THE NEW FACE-LIFT WHICH REJUVENATES THE FACE IN 14 DAYS
For the increasing number of women contemplating a face-lift there is a new technique called the MACS Lift (minimal access cranial suspension lift) which is now being adopted in the UK.
  STUDY PUBLISHED IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY JOURNAL FINDS SELECTIVE HEATING OF FIBROUS SEPTAE KEY TO SUCCESS AND SAFETY OF THERMAGE(R) THERMACOOL(TM) SYSTEM
While the immediate tissue tightening and dermal collagen remodeling effects produced by the ThermaCool system have been well established since the device's introduction in 2002,  selective heating and tightening of the fibrous "threads" that run through the fat (subcutaneous fibrous septae) better explain visible contouring changes that are unique to the Thermage Procedure.
  STEVENS APPROACH SUCCESSFULLY REPAIRS INVERTED NIPPLES AND PRESERVES MILK DUCTS
A Southern California plastic surgeon renowned for his expertise on breast surgery has created an innovative technique for correcting inverted nipples.
  RELIANT TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CONTEST TO ``MAKE 50 THE NEW 40 WITH FRAXEL LASER TREATMENT''
Five people who turn 50 in 2005 will be selected for free Fraxel Laser Treatment (a $5,000 value), plus a trip to New York City to celebrate their 50th birthday in style, as Reliant Technologies Inc. marks the Fraxel laser's recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for skin resurfacing procedures.
  FRAXEL LASER TREATMENT OFFERS PATIENTS FULL-BODY SOLUTION TO RESTORE AGING AND SUN DAMAGED SKIN; LEADING AESTHETIC SURGEONS AT MAJOR MEDICAL MEETINGS VALIDATE LASER'S CAPABILITIES TO TREAT PHOTODAMAGED SKIN OF FACIAL AND NON-FACIAL AREAS
For patients who undergo a cosmetic procedure to reduce the telltale signs of aging, their face may look years younger but their untreated hands, neck, shoulders and chest often tell a different story.
  DERMISONICS INTRODUCES NOVEL U-WAND TECHNOLOGY
COMPANY ENGINEERS COSMECEUTICAL DELIVERY DEVICE

Dermisonics, Inc., an ultrasound device company, announced that it has commenced the development of a new handheld cosmetics delivery device called the U-Wand. The U-Wand utilizes ultrasound to enhance the penetration and effect of various cosmetics.
  PHOTOCURE - FIRST STUDY IN ACNE SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS
PhotoCure ASA has completed the first clinical study of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with Metvix® in the treatment of acne.
  STRIVECTIN-SD SPONSORS TOP FUEL DRAGSTER AT NHRA SUPERNATIONALS IN ENGLISHTOWN, NJ
StriVectin-SD(R) is doing it again! For the second time this season, the "stretch mark cream turned anti-wrinkle phenomenon(TM)" is the title sponsor of a Top Fuel dragster, at the K&N Filters NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, NJ, June 16-19.
  FROWNIES(R) LAUNCHES FIRST BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SKIN CARE; IMMUNE PERFECT(TM) WORKS LIKE A 'FIREWALL' FOR THE SKIN
America's first anti-aging company, B & P Company Inc., makers of the legendary Frownies facial pads, believes it has produced a delivery system that has alluded the skin care industry and its leading product developers for decades in their quest to help consumers reach that fountain of youth.
  HERITAGE WORLDWIDE OBTAINS APPROVAL TO MARKET PRE-FILLED SILICONE-GEL BREAST IMPLANTS IN BRAZIL
Heritage Worldwide Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Poly Implant Protheses, SA, has been awarded approval by the Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) to market gel-filled breast implants in Brazil, the world's second-largest market for breast implants.
  DERMACIA FORMS R & D SUBSIDIARY TO ADVANCE COMPANY'S UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY FOR CUSTOMIZED SKIN CARE/COSMECEUTICAL PRODUCTS AND THERAPIES BASED ON INDIVIDUAL GENETIC MAKEUP
National Genecular Institute, Inc., will focus on new technologies related to specific genes affecting the skin and skin aging. The Company's technology allows products to be manufactured in which proprietary ingredients and complexes are precisely matched to each customer's SkinPrint(TM)
  IS GUESSING SOMEONE'S AGE THE NEW AMERICAN PASTIME?
NEW NATIONAL SURVEY REVEALS JUST HOW AGE-OBSESSED AMERICANS REALLY ARE

So just how much does age matter? A majority of Americans taking part in this survey agreed that a youthful appearance greatly impacts confidence, happiness and professional success. And surprisingly, it's just as important for men to preserve their youthful appearance as women:
  CUTERA'S NEW HAIR REMOVAL INNOVATION: THE PROWAVE 770
CUTERA(R), one of the world's leading providers of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems to the professional aesthetic market, is introducing the ProWave 770(TM), the most significant innovation in light-based hair removal in 5 years.
  FDA CLEARS SYNERON VELASMOOTH FOR CELLULITE TREATMENT
The clearance of the VelaSmooth offers a new non-surgical, no downtime alternative for patients wishing to treat the appearance of cellulite.
  BOTOX PARTIES NOT ALWAYS A GOOD TIME!
Botox parties may offer some benefit by reducing cost. However, unless proper measures are in place to ensure both the safety and effectiveness of treatments, I advise you to enjoy the party but get your Botox injections in your doctor’s office!
  FOAM - THE ISRAELI WAY TO TAKE THE STING OUT OF SKIN TREATMENTS
Foamix is interested in building up its range of cosmeceuticals. It is currently developing foam products that reduce cellulite and remove wrinkles. Also in production is a foamy specialist skin-whitening product, which the company plans to launch in Asia - where skin-whitening products are in great demand.
  RESEARCH AND MARKETS: VALUE OF COSMETICS AND FRAGRANCES MARKET ANTICIPATED TO GROW MODESTLY OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS
BMRB International Ltd's Target Group Index (TGI) survey found that usage of perfumes and/or eau de toilette is high, with 88.5% of women using these products in 2004. At 77.1%, lipstick was the most widely used cosmetic item.
  DENNIS RODMAN SET TO TACKLE SUPERMODELS IN LINGERIE BOWL III
Horizon Productions, Inc. is excited to announce the hiring of perhaps one of the most recognized figures in all of entertainment and sports, Dennis Rodman, who will serve as commissioner of the Lingerie Football League.
  NEW CLINICAL PUBLICATION CONFIRMS SYNERON'S POLARIS(TM) WR HIGH DEGREE OF EFFECTIVENESS IN SKIN TIGHTENING AND WRINKLE REDUCTION
This study, led by Dr. Tina Alster and Dr. Seema Doshi of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, found that Syneron's unique elos™ (electro-optical synergy) technology provided study participants with safe and effective treatment of wrinkles, while tightening the skin as well.
  JANSON BECKETT COSMECEUTICALS ANNOUNCES HIGH POTENCY, DUAL SOURCE VITAMIN C FACIAL SERUM; UNIQUE BLEND OF MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE AND SODIUM ASCORBATE PROMOTES OPTIMUM COLLAGEN SYNTHESIS
Janson Beckett's new Vitamin "C & C" Facial Serum has been specifically developed to enable consumers - especially those with sensitive skin - to realize the optimum benefits of enhanced collagen production while all but eliminating the risk of skin irritation and dryness, common side-effects for many who rely on standard Vitamin C products.
  THERMAGE AND SYNERON RESOLVE PATENT LITIGATION
Thermage® and Syneron today announced that they have reached an agreement, resolving lawsuits that claimed Syneron infringed certain patents held by Thermage and that Thermage infringed a patent held by Syneron.
  NEW ZENO ´ZIT ZAPPER´: FIRST HOME ACNE TREATMENT DEVICE RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL
Zeno is a handheld, portable electronic medical device that is clinically proven to make pimples disappear fast. In an FDA-reviewed, controlled clinical trial, 90% of blemishes treated with Zeno disappeared or faded within 24 hours.
  GREET THE SUMMER FASHION SEASON WITH A SMEAR PROOF KISS
LIP-INK® International, founded by Rose Nichols in 1995, is the world's original wax less, waterproof, smear proof, and ultra-durable, natural liquid lip color™. This unique product keeps the color where it belongs: on your lips.
  MORE HISPANICS ARE OPTING FOR COSMETIC SURGERY
In 2004, Hispanics led minority racial and ethnic groups undergoing cosmetic procedures (8.5% of all procedures performed, up from 6% in 2000), according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Hispanic skin is generally thicker and less prone to wrinkling; signs of aging tend to be sagging rather than the crinkled look found in Northern Europeans.
  AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC SURGERY ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING FOR COSMETIC SURGERY HOSPITAL IN DUBAI
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) partnered with Dubai Healthcare City to work on the creation of this state-of-the-art facility; poised to become one of the world’s leading centers for cosmetic surgery.
  DERMATOLOGISTS CAN EXPAND THEIR PRACTICE WITH ELSEVIER'S PROCEDURES IN COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY SERIES
HOW TO" GUIDANCE ON THE HOTTEST COSMETIC PROCEDURES

More and more patients are seeking minimally invasive procedures to improve the appearance of aging or damaged skin, and no specialty is better positioned to lead the field than dermatology. To keep dermatologists abreast of the latest techniques, Elsevier, the world-leading scientific, technical, and healthcare professions publisher, introduces a new book series: Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series
  FUNGAL CONTAMINATION IN BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY: A RARE, PREVENTABLE COMPLICATION
Although apparently uncommon, fungal contamination of saline-filled breast implants is readily preventable, according to a study in the July 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases...,
  COMBINING THE NEWEST NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES GIVES PATIENTS MAXIMUM REJUVENATION WITH MINIMUM RECOVERY
Fraxel, a nonablative laser treatment that improves skin texture, tone and coloration and ThermaCool, a “face-lift” treatment that uses radio frequencies instead of incisions to tighten skin and revitalize faces, are now being offered together to achieve synergistic benefits.
  DERMACIA, INC. TAPS QUANTUMSPHERE, INC. - THE WORLD'S HIGHEST QUALITY SUPPLIER OF NANOSILVER - FOR APPLICATIONS TO ADDRESS $50 BILLION WORLDWIDE ACNE MARKET
QuantumSphere will provide Dermacia with its nanopowders of unequalled purity and particle uniformity, enabling Dermacia and its medical advisory team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons to further validate the performance and value of nanosilver and other nanometals for their antibacterial, sun protectant and other key properties.
  IGI, INC. SIGNS FIVE YEAR MANUFACTURING SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH INFUSION BIOTECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
The agreement calls for IGI to be the sole manufacturer for a new line of high end cosmetics encapsulated in the Novasome® nano-particle delivery technology.
  FDA APPROVED HOME SYSTEM TREATS SKIN CONDITIONS USING PHOTOTHERAPY
Phototherapy (sometimes called light therapy) has become an increasingly popular and effective treatment for psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, and other skin conditions. Phototherapy treats skin conditions by using different wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light.  These are either UVA (shorter wavelength) or UVB (longer wavelength).
  POP SENSATION JENNIFER LOPEZ HAS REVEALED THE SECRET TO KEEPING HER SKIN LOOKING YOUNGER FOR LONGER – PLACENTA FACIAL TREATMENT.
The chart topping diva, also star of a number of box office hits, has joined the number of A-grade celebs regularly using the treatment originally discovered by Russian scientists. Ost Cosmetics, which distributes Plazan skin Care Products worldwide, said: “This is the future for beauty care.
  PURE. NATURAL. LONG LASTING. PURAGEN DERMAL FILLER LAUNCHED TODAY; NEXT-GENERATION HYALURONIC ACID PRODUCT - THE BENCHMARK IN CONSUMER COSMETIC CHOICES
PURAGEN(TM), the next-generation dermal filler manufactured by Mentor, is now available across Europe. This new product is a clear gel that is injected to smooth lines, banish wrinkles, plush lips or fill depressions. PURAGEN is the only product with proprietary DXL(TM) technology, which is designed to provide greater stability over time.
  OR-LIVE.COM PRESENTS: ABDOMINOPLASTY FOR PATIENT WHO HAS UNDERGONE GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
Following significant weight loss due to bariatric surgery, patients often must undergo further procedures because excess amounts of skin have accumulated.
  MINERAL OIL WON'T GIVE YOU ZITS
A recent study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports that mineral oil, a common ingredient in many skin care products, does not cause breakouts on the face as was previously thought.
  THERMAGED" LATELY? THERMAGE AND THERMAGE PLUS IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA
If you were to hear the first line Thermage patients tell the story, the treatment was akin to torture. The “old” Thermage came with some incredibly intense moments. Patients and doctors took matters into their own hands, fashioning a new way to use the system with lots less pain and lots more results.
  THE RODEO DRIVE BELLY BUTTON
After a Tummy Tuck procedure is done, the belly button is moved to a new position. Since the standard re-creation of a belly button was often "floating" in the belly, it did not have a natural appearance. The belly button was not attached to the deeper and surrounding tissues in a natural fashion.
  HOW TO AVOID A FACELIFT
Surface Pointé Lift was created by Surface Medical Spas to replace the traditional invasive facelift. (Brows, jaw lines, necks, breasts, and even the derriere may be Pointé Lifted.)
  LIPOSOLVE MICRO-INJECTIONS PROVIDE A MEDICAL ALTERNATIVE TO LIPOSUCTION SURGERY.
Liposolve micro-injections are a physician-administered treatment that uses an organic human compound to gently dissolve fat cells anywhere in the body without the surgical trauma of liposuction surgery.
  ISOLAGEN TO INTRODUCE ACE SYSTEM AT THE UBS 2005 GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS CONFERENCE
ACE eliminates nearly all of the human intervention required by current, manual cell processing techniques -- significantly reducing the chance of contamination and the technical labor and supervision required to grow cells.
  L'OREAL : TO ACQUIRE SKINCEUTICALS
L'Oréal, the world's largest beauty company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire SkinCeuticals, a professional skin care company.
  SAFETY BECOMES IMPORTANT FOCUS IN LIGHT OF RECENT DEATHS RESULTING FROM COMPOUNDED TOPICAL ANESTHETICS
The reported incidents involved two young women who used compounded topical anesthetics without physician supervision prior to undergoing routine laser hair removal.
  REVOLUTIONARY ADJUSTABLE BREAST IMPLANT
because it is a woman’s perogative to change her mind, a revolutionary breast implant allows her to do just that
  THE TEENAGE PURSUIT FOR PERFECTION: IS PLASTIC SURGERY THE ANSWER?
A new car or backpacking trip around Europe for a high school graduation gift is now being replaced with a "new appearance."
  BEAUTY NEWS ABOUT FRAXEL FOR SKIN RESURFACING
Fraxel corrects a pattern of cells, called Micro Thermal Zones (MTZ), rather than the entire surface. This allows the healthy surrounding cells to promote faster healing to the entire area,...
  PALOMAR, SKINMEDICA, AND LUMENIS SIGN ON AS LATEST COSMETIC BOOT CAMP COMMERCIAL SUPPORTERS
The Pratique Institute in Frederick, MD, announces today that Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., SkinMedica, and Lumenis, Ltd. have signed on as the latest commercial supporters for the Cosmetic Boot Camp.
  COSMECEUTICALS FORUM HOSTS MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYERS, RETURNS TO NEW YORK IN 3 WEEKS
Chaired by Wendy Lewis, President of Wendy Lewis & Company Ltd., the agenda details the new trends, developments, and strategies from major players like Estee Lauder, Colectica Inc., DDF, SkinMedica Inc., Farmaesthetics, Posner, Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Brandt and QVC.
  INTERNET BREAST IMPLANT REGISTRY ANSWERS DEMANDS OF FDA SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANT PANEL
Plastic surgeon Robert Frank has examined hundreds of women who have had breast augmentation or implant breast reconstruction. And he is amazed -- his patients have remarkably little information about the details of their past surgeries.
  NEW OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE ERASES UP TO 10 YEARS INSTANTLY
A revolutionary outpatient procedure called the QuickLift™ tightens sagging skin in the lower face in a minimally invasive way and offers patients significant improvement immediately afterwards.
  LEADING COSMETIC PROCEDURE SPECIALISTS RATIFY THERMAGE TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOLLOWING ASLMS MEETING IN ORLANDO APRIL 3
A specially convened panel of cosmetic procedure experts reviewed impressive Thermage results with standardized treatment guidelines, backed up by independent research findings presented at the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) annual meeting March 30 through April 3.
  GUMMIES AREN’T FOR DUMMIES
The High-Strength Gel Implant. As technology continued to advance and companies continued to look for a superior implant, a new type of silicone implant began to emerge. These devices are fondly known as "Gummy Bear" Breast Implants, as they feel similar to a soft, squishy – yet solid —material.
  I LIKE MYSELF JUST THE WAY I AM:
Young Britons spurn plastic surgery and fashion fads
  A DOCTOR WHO BELIEVES IN COCKTAILS? AND THESE 'ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAILS' NEVER LEAVE YOU WITH A HANGOVER!
Fashionistas and hipsters look-out! Dr. Dennis Gross is on the New York scene, mixing up cocktails and setting unbelievable trends...in skincare, that is.
  NYC LASER SURGEON PRESENTS FIRST REPORT ON CORRECTION OF ACNE SCARS WITH BREAKTHROUGH LASER TREATMENT
Cameron Rokhsar, MD, of The New York Aesthetic Center presented the first report of the treatment of acne scars using the Fraxel™ Laser, the newest generation of noninvasive fractional resurfacing technology.
  ELIZABETH ARDEN ENTERS INTO CO-MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH ALLERGAN, A LEADER IN THE DERMATOLOGY MARKET, TO BRING ITS BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCT PREVAGE(TM) ANTI-AGING TREATMENT TO THE COSMETICS COUNTER
The new formulation will contain 0.5% idebenone, a patented, revolutionary, potent and effective antioxidant. The physician-strength product containing 1% idebenone will be known as PREVAGE(TM) MD and will continue to be sold by Allergan though physicians.
  SCARLESS BREAST AUGMENTATION, NOT A MYTH
Breast Augmentation surgeries without visible scars are a reality using the Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) method, only one incision is made – in the bellybutton – to place breast implants.
  BREAST REDUCTIONS ON THE RISE AS MORE WOMEN CHOOSE TO REDUCE IN ORDER TO INCREASE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE
Despite the national media attention on breast augmentation and breast implants, a different trend can be seen at plastic surgeons’ offices all over the nation: an increase in the number of women receiving breast reductions.
  INNOVATIVE SKIN CARE PRODUCT EVOLVES FROM BURN PATIENTS TO COSMETICS CONSUMERS;
Following extensive studies by doctors and use by burn patients and reconstructive surgery patients of its proprietary Lycogel camouflage makeup, Dermacia Inc. has introduced a new comparable line of its "cosmeceutical" products designed for a mass worldwide market, marketed under the name Firmaire(TM).
  COSMECEUTICALS FORUM COVERS NEW SCIENCE, PATENTS, MARKETING AND REGULATORY GUIDELINES FOR A RAPID GROWING INDUSTRY
Strategic Research Institute's 2nd Annual Cosmeceuticals Forum, scheduled for June 2-3 in New York City, will uncover the latest in a rapidly growing and evolving market for both major cosmeceuticals companies and anti-aging biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
  NEW SURVEY FINDS MAJORITY OF WOMEN STILL ASSOCIATE A TAN WITH BEAUTY AND HEALTH
Women Better than Men at Protecting Themselves from Sun Exposure, But Both Genders Need to Improve Attitudes and Behaviors.
  NEW MEDICAL STUDY UNCOVERS PREDISPOSITION FOR STRETCH MARKS IN MEN AND WOMEN
Setting out to discover why some people develop stretch marks while others do not in order to develop preventative therapies, the test involved the identification of lazy skin cells—cells that do not multiply or make structurally important proteins at a normal rate compared to cells from persons with no history of stretch marks.
  ASAPS PANEL REVIEWS 'STATE OF THE ART' IN PATIENT SAFETY
Advances in patient safety will be the topic of a featured panel discussion during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), April 29-May 4, at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
  FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SURVEY FINDS THAT BOTOX COSMETIC HAS GONE MAINSTREAM, SAYS ASAPS;
Popular Cosmetic Treatment Most Often Used by Working Mothers And Others Who Want to Look Less Stressed, More Relaxed
  NEW APPROACHES TO TRIED-AND-TRUE PROCEDURES; ASAPS ANNUAL MEETING FEATURES HOT TOPICS SEMINAR, APRIL 29
New techniques and devices for surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic enhancement are being introduced at a rapid pace, but do these innovations really deliver what they promise?
  BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION: AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGEONS DEBATE THE BOTTOM LINE
Not since the days of the bustle has the fashion spotlight been so focused on shapely buttocks. Whether it's the influence of popular celebrities, cultural crossover or simply a response to fashion trends, lower body curves have made a comeback. Plastic surgeons have adapted standard techniques and are developing new ones to address patients' desire for firmer, higher, rounder buttocks.
  FACELIFT ALTERNATIVES RID PATIENTS OF NECK "WADDLE" WITHOUT THE DOWNTIME OF SURGERY TURTLENECKS, JEWELRY WORN MORE COMFORTABLY; PATIENTS TAKE YEARS OFF WITHOUT FACELIFT SURGERY, ASPS STUDY SAYS
Patients have less invasive options to rid the "waddle," reports a study in May's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), through targeted neck rejuvenation techniques.
  WAVELIGHT ANNOUNCES U.S. DEBUT OF BURANE XL ER:YAG LASER
The key feature of the BURANE XL Er:YAG is a proprietary triple-mode technology that allows the physician to utilize the laser in three settings: ablation mode for classic skin resurfacing, a patented coagulation mode for non-ablative wrinkle/scar treatment and a combination mode for ultimate control in skin treatments.
   Cosmetic Surgery Consultation-How to Prepare, What to Ask and What to Expect (Part-2)
 In part one of this article the questions that you should as...
   Cosmetic Surgery Consultation-How to Prepare, What to Ask and What to Expect (Part-1)
 Intimidating and scary is how a cosmetic surgery consultatio...
   Acne Scars? - good news, treatment is available!
 Acne scars are no joke - and if you suffer from them, you wi...
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 Choosing the right physician to do any cosmetic procedure is...
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   So You Want Those Sexy Lips! (part 1)
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