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  ARTES MEDICAL BEGINS QUALIFICATION OF U.S. MANUFACTURING OF ARTEFILL; COMPANY TAKES SIGNIFICANT NEXT STEP TOWARD FINAL FDA APPROVAL
ArteFill is a permanent injectable wrinkle filler used to correct smile lines or naso-labial folds.
  CYNOSURE RECEIVES NEW FDA CLEARANCE FOR TRIACTIVE(TM) LASERDERMOLOGY(SM) SYSTEM
Cynosure, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of cosmetic and medical lasers, announced today that it has received a new FDA clearance for the TriActive LaserDermology System, a laser-based system for treating cellulite.
  THE FIRST COSMETIC BREAKTHROUGH FOR SERIOUS DARK CIRCLES ... HYLEXIN(TM)
Do you have serious dark circles ... not the kind that pop up in the morning and are gone by breakfast, but the serious dark circles that stay around forever ... then you want to hear about Hylexin(TM) -- the first formula specifically developed to address the underlying cause of serious dark circles.
  PRICE OF PEDICURE MAY INCLUDE VIRAL INFECTIONS - DR. CAROLYN SIEGAL OFFERS TIPS FOR SAFE PEDICURE EXPERIENCE
Salons and spas featuring nail services are rapidly growing into a billion dollar industry. In fact, 24 percent of Americans use pedicures as part of their regular foot care regimen,...
  THE MAY 2005 ISSUE OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE, ON NEWSSTANDS NOW, HAS NAMED FROWNIES® FACIAL PATCHES THE "EASIEST WRINKLE REDUCER."
H says, "These stick-ons (Frownies) help pull skin taut so that your wrinkles will look a little smoother over time. Put them on before you go to bed…and you’ll emerge with fewer lines on your face.
  TARGET: EYE - TREATMENT OF FINE LINES AROUND EYE AREA USING PEN-LIKE PROBE DELIVERS IMMEDIATE RESULT
Using a pen-like probe with a frequency of 0.3 to 30 Hz generated from galvanic, macro and micro currents with an ionizable serum delivers results in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
  NEW FDA APPROVED ERCHONIA LASER REVOLUTIONIZES LIPOSUCTION
The painless laser treatment is administered a few minutes prior to liposuction, and works by liquefying the fat. As a result, fat removal is made easier and quicker, and there is less post-op pain and bruising, with a speedier recovery time.
  EXTREME MAKEOVER PUTS ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY FRONT AND CENTER
A young Californian named Katie underwent orthognathic surgery to correct a protruding jaw in January. So far, 10 million people have seen the striking results of her surgery.
  SKIN ANALYSIS PREDICTS OUR FACIAL FUTURE; DIGITAL IMAGES HELP BEVERLY HILLS PHYSICIAN TO SAVE SKIN FROM RAPID AGING
VISIA provides breakthrough digital high-resolution photographs and computer analysis of the skin's complexion, enabling clients to discover what issues may be causing additional signs of aging.
  SMOOTH AWAY YOUR WRINKLES WITHOUT SURGERY INTRODUCING VIBRATIONAL BEAUTY THERAPY
People who want to look younger but don’t want surgery or injections are taking advantage of a new non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment that uses small electrical impulses to stimulate the collagen production of the skin, dramatically reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin tone.
  COSMETIC DERMATOLOGIST INVENTS REVOLUTIONARY HAIR THICKENER MADE OF TINY PARTICLES OF HUMAN HAIR
Kerasome Real Hair Solutions is unlike any other product ever developed, because rather than merely giving the appearance of a fuller head of hair, the user actually has more hair on their head.
  MESOTHERAPY NOT PROVEN AS A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO LIPOSUCTION; PLASTIC SURGEONS CAUTION AGAINST UNKNOWN DANGERS
The allure of shedding unwanted pockets of fat with a series of simple injections, known as mesotherapy, sounds too good to be true -- and it just might be.
  QUIGLEY PHARMA'S FORMULA FOR IMPROVING SCAR APPEARANCE SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN DOUBLE-BLIND STUDY: PATENT PENDING FORMULA OUTPERFORMS TOP SELLING PRODUCT
The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY) announced today that its Quigley Pharma Division had completed a double-blind placebo controlled study of its QR-340 Scar Formula.
  VIVID SIGNS WITH THE WII GROUP FOR A COLLECTION OF VIVID GIRL COSMETICS
Vivid Entertainment Group has signed a licensing agreement with The WII Group of Deerfield Beach, Florida to produce and market a complete line of Vivid Girl make-up and skincare products. - X-Girl Cosmetics
  THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC SURGERY EXPRESSES OUTRAGE OVER FDA ADVISORY PANEL'S SILICONE BREAST IMPLANT RECOMMENDATIONS
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is outraged over the latest decision by the advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration to only approve the sale of silicone breast implants to board-certified plastic surgeons. This decision, which the Academy believes is without proper information or merit, has the potential to limit patient choice,...
  LATEST NON INVASIVE, NON SURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING USING LATEST INFRARED LIGHT BASED TECHNOLOGY - TITAN
The Titan Procedure is a safe, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. The Titan heats the dermis to cause collagen contraction while preserving the epidermis through continuous cooling. In addition, Titan can stimulate long-term collagen rebuilding that leaves patients with younger looking skin.
  PLASTIC SURGERY SOCIETIES APPLAUD FDA PANEL RECOMMENDATION THAT MENTOR'S SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS BE APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS
The FDA advisory panel's 7-2 vote today to recommend to the FDA that Mentor's silicone breast implants be approved with conditions is applauded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS),...
  THE NEW FACE OF RACING: COSMETIC INDUSTRY LEADER STRIVECTIN-SD(R) SPONSORS TOP FUEL DRAGSTER AT SUMMITRACING.COM NATIONALS IN LAS VEGAS
For the first time in NHRA history, a high-end skin-care product is sponsoring a Top Fuel dragster. StriVectin-SD®, the "stretch mark cream turned anti-wrinkle phenomenon(TM)," is the title sponsor of a nitro-fueled rail at the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals April 14-17 in Las Vegas.
  PLASTIC SURGERY SOCIETIES DISAPPOINTED, NOT SURPRISED BY "NON-APPROVABLE" RECOMMENDATION FOR INAMED SILICONE IMPLANTS 
An FDA advisory panel’s 5-to-4 decision today to deny American women the choice of Inamed silicone breast implants to is disappointing but not entirely surprising, said the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
  RECORDING STARS LINE UP FOR NEW TV SHOW TO SUPPORT PROACTIV SOLUTION, AMERICA'S BEST-SELLING ACNE TREATMENT
Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Vanessa Williams and a few surprise guests are among the numerous supporters featured in the brand's latest 30-minute show, which serves as a platform for famous faces to share their experiences with acne sufferers of all ages.
  MULTIPLE PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES TO BE PERFORMED BEFORE A LIVE TV AUDIENCE
A London TV crew will be broadcasting a live feed of the procedures via satellite to audiences all over the UK as part of a television show called "Plastic Surgery Live.
  CONTROL, SMOOTH AND SOOTHE THE BUMPY CELLULITE SEA - DR. HOWARD MURAD INTRODUCES 'THE CELLULITE SOLUTION'
Dr. Howard Murad offers a scientifically proven solution to increase skin firmness by 78% and reduce the length of stretch marks by 47% -- taking that body back naturally, and non-surgically, in his new book The Cellulite Solution.
  BETTER TEETH AND FEWER WRINKLES: ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY PUTS COLLAGEN TO WORK - EVOLENCE
All eyes are on ColBar's product, EVOLENCE, a uniquely formulated natural collagen injection for the correction of soft tissue contour deficiencies and deformities. Unlike current collagen treatments to eliminate wrinkles and facial lines, that require 3-6 injections per year, EVOLENCE maintains its aesthetic corrective effects for a period of at least 12 months,...
  PLASTIC SURGERY JUMPS THE POND
Dr. Mayer will perform a new FDA-approved procedure called the ENDOTINE Cheek Lift which is ideal for patients ages 35-50 who are not looking for a radical makeover, but a more understated rejuvenation that brings them back 7-10 years.
  LIPOSUCTION: THE MOST POPULAR PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURE FROM RALEIGH TO BEVERLY HILLS
Liposuction is a body contouring operation that requires not only an artist’s eye, but also the insight to determine which patients are likely to benefit from the procedure (and which specific areas of a patient’s body are appropriate for liposuction).
  VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS EXPANDS KINERASE® AVAILABILITY TO HIGH-END RETAILER SEPHORA
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX) announced today that its Kinerase® brand of skin care products - previously only available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and high-end spas - will be available directly to consumers through beauty retailer Sephora's 97 stores and on Sephora.com.
  OBAGI SYSTEM SUNSCREENS AWARDED THE SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION SEAL OF RECOMMENDATION
Obagi Medical Products announced today that Obagi-C™ Rx System was awarded The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for its C-SunGuard SPF 30 sunscreen.
  BREAST IMPLANT DECISIONS SHOULD BE BASED ON SCIENCE, NOT EMOTION, PLASTIC SURGERY ORGANIZATIONS TELL FDA
FDA's Initial Comments Still Find No Link Between Silicone Implants and Systemic Disease
  STUDY PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL HEADACHE SHOWS BOTOX-R- MAY REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF HEADACHES IN PATIENTS WITH A CHRONIC FORM OF MIGRAINE
An exploratory study published today in the April 2005 issue of the journal Headache, which has been published on-line at the journal's web site, http://ahsnet.org/journal, shows that BOTOX(R) (botulinum toxin type A), when compared to placebo, significantly reduced the frequency of headache attacks in migraine patients suffering from chronic daily headache (CDH) - i.e., headaches and/or migraines that occur on 16 or more days each month.
  REMOVING VARICOSE VEINS FOR HEALTHY LEGS - IS IT COVERED?
In today's age of beauty and fashion, men and women are seeking ways to eliminate the ugly varicose veins they tend to get with age, weight and heredity.
  MESOTHERAPY TREATMENTS MAKE CELLULITE MELT AWAY, JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER
The micro-injections consist of a combination of vitamins, conventional drugs and natural plant extracts, all FDA-approved, which are mixed specifically for every patient.
  E! TELEVISION NETWORK SHARES 500 YEAR OLD BEAUTY SECRET ALL.
Ojon Hair Care products were divulged as one of the top 20 Beauty Secrets to the Stars on last night's Hollywood and Divine: Beauty Secrets Revealed on E! Television. A favorite of Demi Moore and Scarlett Johansson,...
  RESULTS FROM NATIONAL SURVEY OF BREAST AUGMENTATION PATIENTS CONFIRM DEMOGRAPHICS AND MOTIVATIONS
Mentor Corporation, a leading supplier of medical products in the United States and internationally, today released results of a national online survey of breast augmentation surgery patients and women considering the surgery that revealed new insights about who is choosing breast implants and why they are choosing them.
  COSMECEUTICALS CONFERENCE COVERS NEW SCIENCE, TRENDS, PATENTS, CLAIMS AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES, JUNE 2-3, NEW YORK CITY
Strategic Research Institute announces the 2nd Annual Cosmeceuticals forum scheduled to take place in New York City on June 2-3, 2005. The agenda offers an impressive line up of experts who will discuss a variety of new topics and trends including:...
  NEW SKIN TIGHTENING PROCEDURE FIGHTS WRINKLES AND PROVIDES YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN WITHOUT SURGERY
Candela Corporation (NASDAQ: CLZR) announced today that its GentleYAG(R) laser now offers consumers "skin tightening" treatments adding to the laser's current applications for hair, leg and facial vein removal.
  RED RAINFOREST ENTERPRISES LAUNCHES FIRST PRODUCTZERADAN(TM) DESIGNED TO SOOTHE, SMOOTH, AND FLATTEN SCARS
Greensboro, NC-based Red Rainforest Enterprises Inc. announces today the release of the company’s first product line, Zeradan(TM), a scar ointment cream formulated with silicone, natural ingredients and botanical extracts to soothe, smooth and flatten scars effectively.
  NOVEL COOLING OF MYDON Nd: YAG LASER IMPROVES TOLERABILITY, MINIMIZES SIDE EFFECTS IN TREATMENT OF LEG VEINS AND HAIR REMOVAL FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
The innovative design of the MYDON handpiece allowed us to deliver higher therapeutic energy to the target chromophone, whether a hair follicle or blood vessel, with a relatively high degree of comfort and lack of epidermal damage.
  HAIRMAX LASER COMB
Many long-term clinical research programs at international laser institutes have shown that bio-stimulation with cold-beam, low-level laser gives numerous positive effects to the skin and hair.
  PLASTIC SURGEON SCULPTS MENS’ CHESTS
A 23-year-old MTV devotee – who has longed for a chest like the one on former body builder and current Golden State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – will get his wish on television, on Tuesday, April 12.
  VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH COURTENEY COX TO REPRESENT KINERASE SKIN CARE LINE
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International today announced that it has signed an agreement with actress Courteney Cox to represent its Kinerase® line of skin care products in 2005.
  PAMELA ANDERSON IS THE NEXT SPOKESPERSON AND NEWEST FACE FOR THE M.A.C AIDS FUND'S VIVA GLAM V LIPSTICK ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
Anderson Joins A-List Team of Spokespeople, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Linda Evangelista and Chloe Sevigny to raise awareness and funds for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  TITAN CLINICAL STUDY TO BE PRESENTED AT ASLMS
All treated samples show definitive signs of collagen denaturation." Denaturation is the process that results in thickening and shortening of the collagen fibers.
  MULTI-SPECIALTY EXPERT PANEL PRESENTS NEW THERMAGE(R) TREATMENT OPTIONS AT AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING
A physician panel of cosmetic surgery experts presented the latest scientific advances in capacitive radiofrequency (RF) skin rejuvenation using the ThermaCool(TM) device at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in New Orleans on February 19, 2005.
  HIGH-CHEM FOR HOT KISSES / DEGUSSA AS A SYSTEM SUPPLIER TO THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY
Millions of women swooned, dabbed away a tear or two with their handkerchiefs and dreamed they were Scarlett O'Hara. The kissing scene with Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable is as fresh as today as it was then - the melodrama "Gone with the Wind" has entered the annals of movie history. There is no record of the lipstick the cool diva used during her affair with the lady-killer Rhett Butler in 1939.
  SHOW SOME SKIN: NEW SCITON LASER MAKES SUMMER SKIN PREPARATION FASTER, CHEAPER AND SAFER FOR PEOPLE OF ALL SKIN COLOUR
The Sciton is a breakthrough broadband laser that allows us to dramatically remove hair almost 5 times faster than before," says Dr. John Goldhar.
  CYNOSURE'S NEWEST PULSED LIGHT SYSTEM PHOTOSILK PLUS(TM) TREATS MORE SKIN PER MINUTE
The PhotoSilk Plus provides the technology to treat a variety of aesthetic therapies, including skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and removal of pigmented lesions and the blush of rosacea.
  STRIVECTIN-SD(R) THE STRETCH-MARK CREAM TURNED ANTI-WRINKLE PHENOMENON(TM) - INTRODUCES NEW EYE CREAM AT COSMPROF 2005
The American stretch-mark cream turned anti-wrinkle phenomenon, StriVectin-SD(R), is taking Europe by storm, rapidly setting sales records as it expands distribution across the continent.
  RELIANT TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES FDA CLEARANCE OF FRAXEL LASER FOR SKIN RESURFACING; NEW FRACTIONAL SCIENCE OFFERS ``PROTECTED'' APPROACH TO RESTORE AGING AND SUN-DAMAGED SKIN
Fraxel Laser Treatment (FLT) is the latest beauty breakthrough to restore aging and sun-damaged skin - pixel by pixel, spot by spot. It is the only laser device specially designed to resurface a fraction of skin at a time without breaking the skin's protective outer barrier.
  N.V. PERRICONE M.D. FLAGSHIP OPENS ON NEW YORK'S MADISON AVENUE
Elegantly designed within a landmark building, the N.V. Perricone M.D. flagship will serve as a unique, interactive lifestyle center designed to educate the public about Dr. Perricone's integrative approach to health and beauty which is celebrated and embraced worldwide.
  ARTIFICIAL FINGERNAILS CAN LEAD TO INFECTIONS AND ALLERGIC REACTIONS
Artificial nails have been a popular method of improving the cosmetic appearance of nails for decades. An individual can choose between plastic ("press-on") or sculptured ("acrylic") nails to esthetically enhance their nails.
  GLOBALMED TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR ASIA PACIFIC WITH LASER VAGINAL REJUVENATION INSTITUTE AND PHOTOMEDEX
GlobalMed Technologies (Asia) Co., Inc. announced today that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with Dr. David Matlock, founder of the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Los Angeles(R), and PhotoMedex, Inc, manufacturer of the LaserPro(R) diode laser device.
  PLASTIC SURGERY REALITY TELEVISION: IS IT REALLY REALITY
Despite seeing enormous implants used for breast augmentation in programs like Dr. 90210 and The Swan, good Plastic Surgery doesn't look like surgery, it just looks good. Surgery of the face which consists mainly of removing (subtracting) skin and fat and pulling tissues tight will lead, in many instances, to a ‘skeletonized’ and therefore more aged (or "done") appearance.
  FACELIFT DIARIES OFFERS FORTHRIGHT, INTIMATE, PROFESSIONAL ADVICE ON COSMETIC SURGERY
In The Facelift Diaries, clinician friends Jill Scharff and Jaedene Levy address questions like these with forthright, professional advice and intimate personal experience. They reveal what it’s really like to have a facelift. This guide explores all the angles, and gives personal diaries chronicling the authors’ own facelifts.
  LASER MEDICINE ANNUAL MEETING FOCUSES ON NEW RESEARCH, CLINICAL STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
Breakthroughs in laser medicine and surgery will headline the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) taking place on March 30 - April 3, 2005, at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.
  THERMAGE: SCIENCE OR FICTION
Is there really such a thing as a non-surgical face-lift?
  PRODEJINE™ LS 9784 – A NATURAL AND EFFECTIVE ANTI-WRINKLE INGREDIENT
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), the active ingredients business of Cognis Care Chemicals, used this year’s PCIA in Bangkok, Thailand, to launch ProDEJine™ LS 9784, a natural and highly effective anti-wrinkle ingredient derived from yeast. ProDEJine LS 9784 acts on the dermo-epidermal junction (DEJ) to improve the cohesion between the dermis and the epidermis, strengthening the structure of the skin.
  THE LS ARGAN PROGRAM – AN ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO NATURAL ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), the active ingredients business of Cognis Care Chemicals, is working in partnership with local community groups on its “LS Argan program”, which has now resulted in the development of three cosmetic actives ingredients derived from the argan tree.
  MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS CONFERENCE IN DALLAS APRIL 1 - 2; PLASTIC SURGEONS, BARIATRIC SURGEONS DISCUSS OBESITY, MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS & BODY CONTOURING TREATMENTS
While massive weight loss surgery is increasingly becoming the treatment of choice for the morbidly obese, many patients are unaware that additional plastic surgery -– body contouring -– will likely be necessary to achieve their desired body shape.
  VAST POTENTIAL FOR COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES IN RUSSIA
With booming value sales set to continue, Russia is the market to watch for international cosmetics and toiletries manufacturers, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International.
  PROMISING RESULTS REPORTED FOR HIV PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM FACIAL WASTING
Physicians from leading plastic surgery and dermatology practices report positive results from HIV patients participating in a clinical trial of Radiesse(TM) synthetic injectable implant on facial wasting. Lipoatrophy, or facial wasting, is a condition caused by loss of fat tissue under the skin of the cheeks resulting in a gaunt appearance.
  MORE AMERICANS SEEKING COSMETIC SURGERY: 22 PERCENT INCREASE IN PROCEDURES IN 2004
Americans continue to turn to facial plastic surgery to enhance appearance and smooth the lines of time according to a recent study released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
  MEDICIS AND INAMED AGREE TO MERGE; COMBINATION WILL CREATE A GLOBAL LEADER IN AESTHETICS PRODUCTS AND DERMATOLOGICAL MEDICINE WITH ANNUAL REVENUE IN EXCESS OF $700 MILLION
Medicis and Inamed Corporation today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create a global leader in breast and facial aesthetics products and therapeutic dermatological medicine.
  NATURAL-APPEARING BREAST AUGMENTATION
The two main factors that determine the appearance of the augmented breast are implant size and implant position. Choice of an implant size that exceeds the proportions of a woman’s body will result in a distinctly unnatural, or ‘done’, appearance. The second critical factor is implant position.
  AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ISSUES STATEMENT ENDORSING THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S RECOMMENDATION TO RESTRICT TANNING BED USE
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today issued a statement endorsing the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation that no person under the age of 18 should use a tanning bed.
  REVITALISE YOUR LOOKS WITH RESTYLANE
There are some things that no amount of make up can cover, in particular dull skin and tell tale ageing lines. Anti ageing creams may smooth the surface of the skin but facial lines occur at a much deeper level. Whether you want to banish those give away lines or simply freshen your looks, the answer lies in Restylane,...
  WHO'S BEEN NIPPED AND TUCKED? A TOP COSMETIC SURGEON REVEALS ALL!
Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS is one of the world’s leading cosmetic surgeons. Now he lifts the lid on the world of cosmetic surgery in his new book, Cutting Edge, a candid and controversial publication that is certain to have celebrities quaking in their Manolos.
  DISFIGURED PATIENTS MAY BE FORCED TO FOREGO SURGERY; ASPS STATISTICS REPORT DROP IN RECONSTRUCTIVE PROCEDURES
Increasing insurance company denials, restrictions on covered procedures and a new tactic of excluding specific procedures may be forcing some adults and children to live with painful medical conditions or disfigurement.
  TOTAL FACE REJUVENATION SYSTEM WITH NO DOWNTIME
Vibraderm™ uses a patented vibrating surface that removes layers of damaged tissue, while increasing the production of collagen under the skin to reveal a rejuvenated appearance.
  9.2 MILLION COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES IN 2004, UP 5 PERCENT; GROWTH PACES U.S. ECONOMY DESPITE REALITY TV FAD
Reality TV shows are creating a greater public awareness of cosmetic surgery and may attribute to the growth in procedures, however, these shows have not caused a rampant increase.
  MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS PATIENTS CREATE MASS APPEAL FOR BODY CONTOURING PROCEDURES
More than 106,000 body contouring procedures were performed in 2004, up 77 percent over the last five years...
  HALF-MILLION COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES FOR HISPANICS IN 2004 – UP 49% FROM 2000
Hispanics had nearly 553,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004, an increase of 49 percent from 2000 and a 7 percent increase from 2003...
  ARTES MEDICAL REPORTS ON U.S. ATTORNEY'S FINDINGS IN THE BEVERLY HILLS/SERRANO CASE; LIQUID SILICONE, NOT ARTECOLL, WAS USED ON PATIENTS
Artes Medical, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company, today reported that the U.S. Attorney's office found that Artecoll was not administered in the Beverly Hills/Serrano case, which was widely reported in December 2004, and it confirmed that a form of liquid silicone was used instead, which may have resulted in the reported adverse treatment effects.
  INAMED AND RIGHTFIELD SOLUTIONS TO OFFER WEB-BASED PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR PATIENTS USING BREAST AESTHETIC AND LAP-BAND SYSTEM PRODUCTS
...announced today that the two companies will join forces to help hospitals, medical groups and physicians ensure that patients considering either breast or obesity surgery are more fully educated and informed about their medical procedures.
  WEB'S MOST POPULAR BEAUTY STORE ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL HAIR STRAIGHTENER
Rated the best hair straightener on the market by US Salon editors and preferred by top hair stylists around the world, Sedu flat iron straightens, smoothes and tames frizzy or rebellious hair for long-lasting results.
  GLAMOUR MAGAZINE APRIL 2005: PERMANENT MAKEUP - SEXY OR SCARY BY CHRISTINE LENNON WEIGHS THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF COSMETIC TATTOOING
Glamour Magazine offers their 12 million readers an insight into the benefits and risks of the rapidly growing popularity of permanent eyeliner, brows and lipcolor.
  LOS ANGELES TURNS GREEN OVER NEW BEAUTY PEEL
The Green Peel is an all natural deep peeling treatment that not only gives patients a more radiant complexion, but also is safe and free of any side effects.
  BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURES ON THE RISE
Having overly large breasts is often painful and uncomfortable. When the condition is left untreated, women may experience several medical concerns caused by the excess weight.
  MEDICAL COMMUNITY OF ILLINOIS URGES NO VOTE ON COSMETIC SURGERY TAX
Doctors and Patients Testify about Proposed Legislation’s Ambiguity, Dangerous Precedent
  FDA APPROVES SALE OF CONTOUR THREADS™ FOR NECK LIFT
Surgical Specialties Corporation today announced that the Contour Threads™ product is now approved for the neck indication of lifting and elevating tissue. This approval expands the products clinical indications to include the brow, mid-face and most recently, the neck area for fixating and elevating tissue.
  AGI DERMATICS 'BREAKTHROUGH' ANTI-AGING CREAM IS SINGLED OUT BY THREE MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS -- CBS'S THE EARLY SHOW, PREVENTION MAGAZINE, AND DERMATOLOGY TIMES
The Prevention Magazine article described Dimericine's impact: "In tests on humans who were extremely sensitive to sunlight, Dimericine reduced the incidence of skin cancer by a third and the number of precancers by two-thirds.
  LIPFUSION(TM): BEST SELLING LIP PLUMPER EARNS GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEAL
LipFusion uses a new, patented technology, that delivers revolutionary marine collagen to the lip tissue painlessly and instantly. The result is a remarkably fuller, softer, sexier mouth - finally a plumper that really plumps!
  BREAST IMPLANT WEB SITE LAUNCHED BY LEADING PLASTIC SURGERY SOCIETIES; THE MOST COMPLETE, OBJECTIVE, MEDICALLY GROUNDED RESOURCE FOR WOMEN INTERESTED IN BREAST SURGERY
To help potential patients become fully informed about implants, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons today launched an informational Web site, www.breastimplantsafety.org.
  NEW CONTOUR THREADING TECHNIQUE AVAILABLE IN DALLAS, TEXAS IS A NON SURGICAL FACELIFT CALLED GENTLELIFT
This revolutionary new facelift procedure uses Contour Threads™ to lift sagging placement of the brow and midface, to achieve natural looking results without any scarring.
  COSMETIC BOOT CAMP BOOTS NON-SPECIALISTS
Cosmetic Boot Camp co-directors Dr. Kenneth Beer and Dr. Mary Lupo announce today their decision to restrict non-specialists and non-physicians from registering for this premier cosmetic dermatology program scheduled for Jackson Hole, WY, Aug. 11-13.
  NEW SOURCES OF HYALURONIC ACID PROVIDE HOPE FOR INCREASED AVAILABILITY
E-Hyaluronicacid.com announced today that research continues into the purification of Hyaluronic acid from the vitreous humor of fish. This method is highly efficient and easier than derivation from rooster combs and other sources.
  DYING TO GO TO A SPA?
SAFETY AND LICENSING CONSIDERATIONS WHEN VISITING A MEDISPA

As spa-goers dive into their neighborhood spas and medical spa facilities some are finding that the latest in treatments are not what they expected. In fact, some are emerging from laser hair removal treatments, non-ablative skin rejuvenation and other medical grade spa services with scars to show for efforts.
  FROWNIES NEW ANTI-AGING WRINKLE CREAM IMMUNE PERFÉCT
Frownies, America’s first anti-aging skin care company, introduces Immune Perféct, containing a new, unique technology, to its line of natural skin care products.
  FEMALE HAIR LOSS: UNDERSTAND YOUR CONDITION
In order to find the right hair loss remedy for your situation, it’s important for you to learn the underlying causes of female hair loss. Female hair loss is different than male hair loss, and the available hair loss products serve a different purpose.
  PALOMAR MEDICAL INTRODUCES TWO NEW APPLICATOR HANDPIECES AND SKINPHOTOMETER
The Lux1064 Nd:YAG Laser Handpiece was introduced in February 2004 for the treatment of vascular lesions, including leg veins, telangiectasias, and other conditions. The VisiLux1064(TM) Laser Handpiece is the next generation and features a built-in, high resolution camera which projects an image of the treatment area onto an LCD screen mounted on the handpiece.
  MEDICIS ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF RESTYLANE REWARDS - FIRST-EVER CONSUMER LOYALTY PROGRAM FOR A COSMETIC PROCEDURE
Medicis today announced the launch of Restylane Rewards(SM), the first and only consumer loyalty program for a cosmetic procedure. This new and unique program was developed to reward loyal Restylane consumers for adhering to a semi-annual treatment schedule, designed to ensure optimal results and maximize patient satisfaction.
  SINGLE WOMEN TOO WORRIED ABOUT THE SIZE OF THEIR BUM TO FLIRT
Two thirds of women (68%) feel less confident about their body when they are single than in a relationship. With over half (53%) admitting that their lack of body confidence affects their ability to flirt or initiate a new romance, according to a new poll by handbag.com.
  'EXTREME' FACELIFTS BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST; BEVERLY HILLS MD SPECIALIZES IN FACELIFT WITHOUT SURGERY, AS SEEN ON OPRAH
Finally...the extreme makeover is becoming less extreme and even Oprah is talking about it. Oprah's recent show 'Look 10 Years Younger in 10 Days', featured the non-surgical facelift as one of the latest anti-aging techniques available today. And perhaps the most effective non-surgical facelift, The CosmoLift, was introduced in Los Angeles by Beverly Hills Aesthetics' Dr. Sam Assassa.
  SPA FINDER PRESENTS 2005 VISIONARY AWARD TO HOWARD MURAD, M.D.; LEADING SPA MARKETING COMPANY HONORS ANTI-AGING SKINCARE PIONEER AND FOUNDER OF MEDICAL SPA CONCEPT
Dr. Murad, founder of the Murad Medical Spa and creator of the popular line of Murad skincare products, was honored for his breakthrough work in the area of anti-oxidant/anti-aging skincare, and for his seminal role in establishing the medical spa concept.
  DR. BARRY J. KAPLAN PUBLISHED FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION USING ONLY LOCAL ANESTHESIA
Dr. Kaplan developed a method of breast augmentation in which he uses tumescent (local) anesthesia such that the patient is awake and can see and participate in her final size.
  BREAKING ANTI-AGING NEWS FROM SKINCEUTICALS: NEW ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAIL PROVIDES HIGHEST PHOTOPROTECTION EVER AVAILABLE
SkinCeuticals, Inc., manufacturer of scientifically-advanced skincare products and leader in topical antioxidant and sun protection technologies, announces the launch of C E FERULIC serum.
  ALLURE MAGAZINE NAMES SKINMEDICA FOUNDER VISIONARY OF BEAUTY WORLD
Dr. Fitzpatrick's reputation extends far beyond translating wound healing research into SkinMedica's cosmeceutical product TNS Recovery Complex(R) with NouriCel-MD(R), which the magazine says has developed a "cult" following: he is also known as the "king of lasers" by his peers.
  COSMETIC SURGERY EPIDEMIC NOT FOUND AMONG YOUNG ADULTS; ASPS STUDY SAYS ONLY 5 PERCENT OF COLLEGE-AGE WOMEN HAVE HAD COSMETIC SURGERY
Many parents worry about the potential influence the media may have on their children's self-esteem and body image. Stories about young women having excessive plastic surgery are enough to keep any parent up at night.
  NEW FDA CLEARANCE FOR CANDELA FAMILY OF PULSED DYE LASERS
Candela Corporation announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its family of pulsed dye lasers for the treatment of benign epidermal pigmented lesions adding to the previously cleared treatments of facial veins, rosacea, leg veins, port wine stains, scars, wrinkles, psoriasis, stretch marks and warts.
  CITY COSMETICS CEMENTS ROLE AS CELEBRITY HYALURONIC ACID PRODUCT OF CHOICE - NEW STATISTICS SHOW STUNNING INCREASE IN POPULARITY OF HYALURONIC ACID FACIAL INJECTIONS
The company offered pre-show Hyaluronic acid products to celebrity clientele including Grammy host herself, Queen Latifah, Lisa Marie Presley and hip hop diva, Faith Evans.
  GIRLTALK VITAL TO FEMALE PLASTIC SURGERY PATIENTS
Woman to woman honesty puts Dr. Christine Petti into spotlight Like many women considering plastic surgery, 36-year-old Julia found she had one final hurdle. "I just couldn't confide in a man, even a doctor, about where I felt ugly. After all, I'd spent my life covering up my bulges and blotches from men," she said.
  TINSLETOWN TURNS TO 'PLASTIC-TOWN' DURING OSCARS
Hollywood's Red Carpet will be filled with plastic surgery and Botox more than ever as movie moguls make their appearances at the Academy Awards.
  ASKMEN.COM REACHES MILESTONE FOR TOP 99 MOST DESIRABLE WOMEN LIST
Women such as actress Elisha Cuthbert, Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, actress/singer Mandy Moore, and Grammy winner Alicia Keys made waves on the list this year. While popular favorites such as Pamela Anderson, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie made their mark, model Josie Maran and past winners Charlize Theron and Monica Bellucci did manage to crack the top ten and ensure good company for Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima.
  DOCTOR SAYS: "DON’T HATE YOUR FAT; YOU’LL LOVE IT WHEN WE GRAFT IT"
Surgeons have been studying the effects of addition of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to autologous fat since the late 1990s. According to their studies, addition of PRP will increase the retention of the transplanted fat cells as well as the rate of revascularization (growth of new blood vessels near the fat cells) for nutrition and oxygenation.
  SKINMEDICA'S CERATOPIC RESTORES NATURAL ELEMENTS TO TREAT DRY SKIN
This is the science behind SkinMedica's new Ceratopic(TM) Ceramide Replenishing Treatment, a physician strength, highly emollient and non-greasy barrier repair treatment that contains a patented combination of ceramide and other lipids in the same ratio as they are found in healthy skin.
  STEM CELLS PROMISE BETTER PLASTIC SURGERY
Stem cells have gotten a lot of attention over the past few years, mostly for their potential in treating life-threatening diseases. But now, researchers say these incredibly pliable cells may someday help provide patients with breast and facial implants that are both safer and more durable over the long term.
  PROMISING NEW TREATMENT FOR ACNE SCARING, COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY, BRINGS HOPE SAYS LEADING MASSACHUSETTS COSMETIC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
By introducing thousands of microscopically tiny puncture clefts in the scarred skin, you are able to lay ground for smoother and healthier skin.
  ISOLAGEN EUROPE LTD ANNOUNCES FULL FACIAL SELF REJUVENATION TREATMENT
Isolagen is the ground breaking anti-ageing treatment that uses a patients own cells to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Based on the premise that the body is able to heal itself, Isolagen enables the body to increase its own collagen production by re-introducing collagen cells to specific areas. These cells continue to stimulate collagen production in the injected areas, smoothing out lines and wrinkles and repairing scarred areas of the skin.
  WHEN IS BREAST AUGMENTATION OR REDUCTION MEDICALLY NECESSARY?
Traditionally, breast augmentation and reduction surgeries are defined by health insurers as cosmetic. It's a definition that often puts patients at odds with health insurers.
  COMBINATION THERAPY OF LASER PLUS VANIQA FOR TREATMENT OF UNWANTED FACIAL HAIR PROVIDES WOMEN WITH QUICKER AND MORE COMPLETE RESULTS
SkinMedica, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and marketing dermatology products, announced today results of two clinical studies that found the combination of laser hair removal with eflornithine HCL 13.9% cream (VANIQA(R)) to be a more compelling treatment for unwanted facial hair in women than laser hair removal alone.
  THE STUBBORN TRUTH ABOUT ACNE
New survey and studies debunk the myths and misconceptions about this common skin condition
  FRACTIONAL REJUVINATION -INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY REPAIRS DAMAGED SKIN INCH BY INCH (FRAXEL LASER)
The latest in non-ablative (non-invasive) laser skin rejuvenation precisely targets the small areas of skin where damage has occurred, leaving the surrounding, healthy skin untouched and better able to assist in the healing of the damaged cells.
  CUTTING THROUGH THE CLUTTER: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FACIAL CLEANSING ROUTINE
What is the best way to cleanse the face?
  TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME - DERMATOLOGISTS TREAT THE FIVE WAYS THE FACE AGES
No matter what your needs, dermatologists can provide treatment options to revitalize the appearance of the skin.
  LUMENIS BEGINS A NEW ERA IN THE TREATMENT OF WRINKLES - INTRODUCES ALUMA(TM) WITH FACES(TM) TECHNOLOGY SKIN RENEWAL SYSTEM
Lumenis(R) Ltd. will introduce at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in New Orleans, LA, Aluma with FACES (Functional Aspiration Controlled Electrothermal Stimulation) technology for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles.
  SURVEY SHOWS SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN MEN'S APPROVAL OF COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports 2005 Consumer Survey (ASAPS)
  LIPODISSOLVE: MELTING UNWANTED FAT AWAY BY MEANS OF AN INJECTION
Fat deposits which cannot be removed by diet or exercise can now be treated using Lipodissolve injections.
  ANTI-AGING MEDICINE CHANGES THE FACE OF AGING: THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ANTI-AGING MEDICINE (A4M) ISSUES ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS ON ACHIEVING A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE
Old-age products are out. Anti-aging is in. In 2004, American consumers spent $44.6 billion on anti-aging products and services.
  RHYTEC, INC. INTRODUCES NEW SKIN REGENERATION TECHNOLOGY
Using millisecond pulses of Nitrogen plasma, the clinically proven Portrait(R) PSR3 technology thermally modifies the skin's architecture creating unique conditions for continuing regeneration and improvements in wrinkles, skin tone and texture, and surface discoloration.
  AESTHERA CORP. INTRODUCES PHOTOPNEUMATIC THERAPY AND ESTABLISHES HIGH PROFILE MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
The patented technology is a breakthrough combination of the unique properties of pneumatic energy and broadband light -- delivering photons to treatment targets up to five times more efficiently than traditional light-based devices.
  AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC SURGERY STRESSES CAUTION WITH INJECTABLE COSMETIC TREATMENTS
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) is issuing a cautionary statement to those interested in receiving cosmetic treatments such as Botox(R) or soft tissue filler injections. With the recent proliferation of "copy-cat" injectables, the risk for potential harm to patients has increased.
  ISOLAGEN PROCESS EXPLORATORY PHASE III 12-MONTH DATA POSITIVE
Isolagen, Inc, today announced that the twelve-month follow-up data from a Phase III Exploratory Clinical Trial indicates sustained positive effects in patients who received the Isolagen Process.
  AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY HOLDS 63RD ANNUAL MEETING
Anticipated attendance is over 13,000. More than 750 speakers will contribute to over 360 presentations on the latest research in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.
  AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY (ASDS) ISSUES STATEMENT ON MESOTHERAPY
In its latest Emerging Technology Report, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) informed its members of one of the latest procedures entering the marketplace, mesotherapy.
  PERMANENT MAKEUP PIGMENTS BY KOLORSOURCE FOUND SAFE, HYPOALLERGENIC, IN GROUNDBREAKING SCIENTIFIC STUDY BY INDEPENDENT CLINICAL INVESTIGATOR
In an unprecedented step in the history of permanent makeup or traditional tattooing, Linda H. Dixon MD subjected all pigments and ingredients in Kolorsource brand pigments to clinical trials by an outside scientific testing facility in order to determine any possible skin sensitization potential of the products.
  CUTERA HIGHLIGHTS THE TITAN AT THE AAD CUTTING-EDGE, LIGHT-BASED DEVICE OFFERS PHYSICIANS ANOTHER ‘TRUE CHOICE’
The latest in the line up of outstanding choices Cutera has to offer, Titan utilizes a safe infrared light source with a unique wavelength filtering design to uniformly heat the dermis.
  LUMENIS ANNOUNCES NEW TATTOO-REMOVAL LASER HEAD - AFFORDABLE UPGRADE FOR 2,500 INSTALLED IPL(R) QUANTUM(TM) SYSTEMS
Lumenis(R) Ltd., a global manufacturer and seller of laser and light-based devices for medical, aesthetic, ophthalmic, dental and veterinary applications, introduced a new and affordable laser head designed specifically for the removal of dark tattoos and benign pigmented skin lesions.
  WAVELIGHT ANNOUNCES U.S. DEBUT OF AESTHETIC LASER SYSTEMS
The FDA approved lasers — Sinon Q-switched ruby, Mydon Nd:YAG and the Arion alexandrite — have a dedicated following in Europe and Asia where they are renowned for award-winning product design, speed, reliability and versatility.
  11.9 MILLION COSMETIC PROCEDURES IN 2004
The number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the United States increased by 44 percent in 2004 to a total of nearly 11.9 million, according to statistics released today by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
  NEW TNS SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FROM SKINMEDICA OFFER UNIQUE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
SkinMedica's TNS (Tissue Nutrient Solution) product line, now has two additions, the new TNS Illuminating Eye Cream and TNS Body Mist, both featuring concentrated and professional-strength formulations of the proprietary ingredient, NouriCel-MD(R).
  EMORY INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGISTS USE LASER TREATMENT TO ZAP VARICOSE VEINS
Now a new laser procedure at Emory University is removing those painful and ugly veins without surgery.
  SAVING FACE: FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION SPECIALTY IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP FOR QUINCY PLASTIC SURGEON
So deft at his craft is der Sarkissian that he has been featured on ‘‘Dateline NBC'' and will be the spotlight of an episode of HBO's ‘‘America Undercover'' documentary series on the realities of plastic surgery and botched procedures.
  WHAT'S NEW IN PLASTIC SURGERY: A NATURAL LOOKING RESULT
Surgery which consists mainly of removing (subtracting) skin and fat and pulling tissues tight will lead, in many instances, to a ‘skeletonized’ and therefore more aged (or “done”) appearance. The contemporary approach to surgical rejuvenation of the face consists more and more of an attempt to restore facial volume and contour, in an attempt to emulate youthful facial features. Structural fat grafting,...
  THE CYNERGY III AESTHETIC WORKSTATION, WITH UNIQUE BREAKAWAY FEATURE
The Cynergy III can be used to treat veins and vascular lesions in babies, children and adults; laser hair removal for teenagers and adults; and, fine and larger veins, pigmented areas and overall facial treatments in adults.
  ERCHONIA MEDICAL LASER FIRST TO RECEIVE FDA APPROVAL FOR USE IN LIPOSUCTION COSMETIC SURGERY
Erchonia Medical, Inc. has announced that their model Erchonia Neira 4L(TM) low-level laser is the first device of its kind to receive approval for use during liposuction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  COSMETIC BOOT CAMP ATTRACTS NEW FACULTY, COMMERCIAL SUPPORTERS
This Continuing Medical Education (CME) program in Jackson Hole WY., is designed for dermatologists and dermatology residents interested in establishing or growing a cosmetic practice.
  DOCTOR SAYS, "GO AHEAD PICK YOUR NOSE
Can I choose what kind of nose I want? What is Rhinoplasty? What kind of surgeon is the "nose surgeon"?
  LASER HAIR REMOVAL: DOES IT WORK? IS IT SAFE?
Laser hair removal has come a long way since the first laser for hair removal received FDA clearance in the mid 1990’s. Older generation lasers were very slow, very painful and worked only on individuals with very dark hair and very light skin. Today, lasers can work on all skin colors and some lasers are even safe for treating tanned skinned.
  AMIDST ALL OF THE HYPE: HOW TO PICK A PLASTIC SURGEON
The world of advertising and public relations has brought physicians' names to the public on a continuing basis. Ten years ago if a doctor called himself a plastic surgeon, the patient knew precisely what that term meant.
  THE MINI-LIPO: THE NOT-SO-EXTREME MAKEOVER!
This procedure combines elements of tumescent liposuction with Infusion Lipolysis(TM), a proprietary medical treatment that shrinks fat cells.
  WHAT'S THE NUMBER ONE WRINKLE CREAM IN FRANCE?
In an ironic twist, the stretch-mark cream turned anti-wrinkle phenomenon, America's StriVectin-SD(R), has invaded Paris and captured the French anti-aging skin care market.
  CELLULEAN(TM) RELEASES NEW GENERATION FAT BURNING CREAM THAT SHRINKS UP TO TWO INCHES OF FAT IN 30 DAYS
Since cosmetic surgical procedures like liposuction are now used for local fat reduction, this type of cream offers a non-surgical alternative that is safe and non-invasive,...
  HEALTH AUTHOR SUGGESTS NATURAL SOLUTIONS TO GET ACCUTANE-LIKE RESULTS WITHOUT THE COSTS
Author of "Acne Messages: Crack the Code of Your Zits and Say Goodbye to Acne," Naweko San-Joyz understands the concerns facing acne sufferer’s who desire Accutane-like results. San-Joyz conducted research to inexpensively mimic the effects of Accutane. "Accutane provokes five acne-fighting actions that anyone can replicate using nutrition and self-care,...
  FROWNIES SKIN CARE SYSTEM BETTER THAN BOTOX®
The Frownies’ system addresses the same wrinkles Botox® does, as well as all other issues on a woman’s face. Frownies Facial Pads, combined with the use of Frownies’ new wrinkle cream Immune Perféct, provide a natural Botox® alternative with additional anti-aging benefits.
  CITY COSMETICS HELPS CELEBRITIES FACE THE MUSIC AT THE 47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS
CITY Cosmetics will be pampering GRAMMY(R) presenters and performers such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Alicia Keys at the Official GRAMMY(R) Lounge during rehearsals February 10th - 12th at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
  INFECTION IN BREAST IMPLANTS, THE LANCET
Breast augmentation is the most frequent type of plastic surgery done in the UK and - after nose reshaping and liposuction - it is the third most common cosmetic procedure in the USA. However, infection complicates 2-2•5% of breast implantations, and is the leading cause of illness following such surgery.
  AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS (ASPS) OPPOSES COSMETIC SURGERY & PHYSICIAN TAXES
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) strongly opposes taxes on elective cosmetic surgery and physician services as a way to fix state budget shortfalls or fund new or ailing programs,...
  SURGEONS’ GIFTS: PLASTIC SURGERY
After the tsunami disaster, plastic and cosmetic surgeons also stepped up to help where and when they could. But even during normal times, many plastic surgeons routinely donate their time and remarkable skills,
  PAINLESS PROCEDURE REMOVES WRINKLES FOR A NON-SURGICAL FACE-LIFT
Many women in Connecticut are using a safe, comfortable, non-surgical treatment called InvisiLift™, which uses FDA-approved facial ultrasound to improve the tone, texture and clarity of their skin,...
  BETTER REGULATION OF PRIVATE COSMETIC SURGERY, UK
Chief Medical Officer Professor Sir Liam Donaldson today outlined a series of moves to ensure better training for doctors, better information for patients and a tougher regulatory structure for private cosmetic surgery.
  WEIGHT LOSS AND LIPOSUCTION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Although liposuction is one of the most popular procedures, there are still some facts that a prospective patient should clearly understand.
  AACS RELEASES 2004 PROCEDURAL DATA
The top four most performed cosmetic surgical procedures in 2004 include: liposuction, blepharoplasty, facelift and forehead lift; while the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures were Botox(R) injections, Restylane/Hylaform injections, chemical peels and collagen injections.
  AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC SURGERY REQUIRES NEW FELLOW MEMBERS TO OPERATE IN ACCREDITED AMBULATORY FACILITY BY JANUARY 2007
This accreditation may include, but is not limited to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare, state healthcare agencies or Medicare approved facilities.
  CREAM'S SAFETY WASN'T TESTED
'COMPOUND DRUGS' LIGHTLY REGULATED

The death of N.C. State student Shiri Berg after an apparent reaction to a potent anesthetic cream is drawing new scrutiny to compounded drugs and the little-regulated industry that produces them. Berg, 22, an N.C. State senior, applied the numbing cream to her body before driving to an appointment for a laser hair removal procedure. In her car, she had seizures and fell into a coma. She died Jan. 5.
  SUPERMODEL FREDERIQUE VAN DER WAL SIGNS ON AS THE NEW FACE OF RESTYLANE
Medicis today announced that Frederique van der Wal will serve as the new face of its dermal filler, Restylane(R), an injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
  INAMED AND IPSEN EXECUTE PRELIMINARY AGREEMENT FOR THE DISTRIBUTION BY INAMED IN SELECTED INTERNATIONAL MARKETS OF IPSEN'S BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A PRODUCT FOR COSMETIC USE - DYSPORT(R) - RELOXIN(TM)
Upon conclusion of a definitive agreement, Inamed's existing distribution rights for cosmetic indications will be expanded.
  ASKMEN.COM UNVEILS TOP 99 MOST DESIRABLE WOMEN OF 2005
AskMen.com, the largest men’s portal online, announces today that a bombshell beauty from Brazil drew the distinct honor of Most Desirable Woman of 2005, in a year when Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson were the focus of inordinate media scrutiny. Model Adriana Lima, best known as one of Victoria’s Secret’s Angels, joins such previous winners as actress Charlize Theron, actress Monica Bellucci, and model Laetitia Casta.
  FEMALE BOOMERS: LIFE GETS BETTER AFTER THE WRINKLE-FREE 20S
A new study debunks the stereotype that women are happiest in their wrinkle-free twenties and shows that female boomers believe life actually gets better as they get older.
  MOST MEN VIEW COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY POSITIVELY, NEW ASPS SURVEY FINDS; NEW SURVEY MIRRORS ASPS 2003 MALE STATISTICS
Almost three-quarters of men have a positive attitude toward cosmetic plastic surgery, according to a recent American Society of Plastic Surgeon's (ASPS) online survey.
  MAINSTREAM MARKETERS SPARK RETAIL GROWTH OF PROFESSIONAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS CATEGORY
For women who are looking to take years off their appearance, the skin care solution they're searching for could be as close as their local department store, where no appointment is needed, no surgery is involved, and a bank loan isn't required to pay for it.
  ESTEE LAUDER OFFERS BEAUTY SPA FOR OSCAR NOMINEES BEAUTY AND SPA TREATMENTS COME TOGETHER AT INDULGENT RETREAT TO CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS OF MALE AND FEMALE ACADEMY AWARD(TM) NOMINEES
Beauty and Spa Treatments Come Together at Indulgent Retreat to Celebrate Achievements of Male and Female Academy Award(TM) Nominees
  EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES GALORE FOR BEAUTY & SPA PROFESSIONALS ATTENDING THE LARGEST & LONGEST RUNNING BEAUTY SHOW
The 2005 International Beauty Show, to be held April 17-19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with the American Spa Expo, which last year attracted 52,153 beauty professionals eager to see the latest in products, services, technology and education,...
  PHYSICIANS TO LEARN LATEST AESTHETIC TECHNIQUES AT JANUARY 2005 MIAMI CONFERENCE; CURL LIFT AND MESOTHERAPY TO BE FEATURED AT NATIONAL MEDICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE FOR SUNDAY (JAN. 30)
The American Society of Aesthetics and Mesotherapy (ASAM) has added Curl Lift, the latest in aesthetic training procedures, to its Mesotherapy Conference line-up to be held January 30, 2005, in Miami Beach.
  NAILS CAN REFLECT MORE THAN PERSONAL STYLE AND GROOMING HABITS - PROBLEM NAILS
Short or long, deep red or rosy pink, manicured or all natural, our nails can be a reflection of our personal tastes, our lifestyles, even our career choices.
  CHOOSING BREAST IMPLANT SIZE: A MATTER OF AESTHETICS
"Surgical breast enlargement enables a woman to choose the breast size that she feels will enhance her body image and self-confidence. However, some women find that, following breast augmentation, their ideas about the ideal breast size have changed,..."
  SYNERON ANNOUNCES DEBUT OF THE COMET SYSTEM FOR PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION AT AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY MEETING
The FDA-approved Comet provides permanent hair reduction for all hair colors on all skin types, including tanned skin, and is the fastest hair removal device currently available.
  U.S. CONSUMERS’ QUEST TO REMAIN FOREVER YOUNG DRIVING GROWTH IN $12.4 BILLION COSMECEUTICALS MARKET, ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT
The U.S. market for cosmeceutical products is valued at $12.4 billion and has the potential to grow to over $16 billion by 2010, according to "Market Trends:
  SCIENTIFIC STUDY SHOWS SCARGUARD(R) SCARCARE(R) DRAMATICALLY INCREASES ENZYME RESPONSIBLE FOR SCAR SHRINKAGE
Findings Show Mechanism by Which Scarguard, the Patented Formulation Most Used By Plastic Surgeons, Reduces the Appearance of Scars
  SCIENTISTS SOLVE MYSTERY OF HOW BOTOX ATTACKS NERVES, ELIMINATING WRINKLES
Every year, millions of people try to look younger by taking injections of Botox, a prescription drug that gets rid of facial wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles in the forehead.
  GIRINDUS AG BEGINS THE MARKETING OF IT'S OWN LINE OF DERMATOLOGY PRODUCTS
"The novel active ingredient, protected by more than 60 patents on a global basis, will be used for skin-lightening and the treatment of skin pigment disorders. Girindus plans to grant licenses for this new active, GirLiteTM-Deoxyarbutin,... "
  MENTOR SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANT PRODUCT APPROVAL SUBMISSIONS TO BE REVIEWED BY U.S. AND CANADIAN REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
"Mentor's advanced Memory Gel is a proprietary silicone gel formulation used to fill all of Mentor's silicone gel-filled breast implants around the world."
  LEADING EXPERT ON COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY PRAISES NEW 'BOTOX IN A CREAM'
"We are extremely excited about Prevage, this new tool to fight the effects of aging brought on by factors such as age, sun damage, and smoking."
  MONEY CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS ... WITH THE WAY WE LOOK, SURVEY SAYS
"Cosmetic Surgery Survey Sizes Up American's Perception of Their Looks Minorities have more self confidence than Caucasians."
  IMPORTATION OF EUROPEAN PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE SAFER THAN FDA RESTRICTIONS, CONCLUDES SOCIETY
Soy-based lecithin in the form of injectable Phosphatidylcholine has become popular in the United States in use of Chelation therapy for coronary artery symptoms, and in a mixture of injections that promotes body sculpting without surgery with a procedure known as mesotherapy and lipodissolve.
  CANADA'S GUILTIEST PLEASURES REVEALED
Attention Canadian women -- before you go under the knife you might be surprised to hear that Canadian men are saying no to plastic surgery.
  BUBBLES TOP TEN LIST OF TUSH-CHALLENGED CELEBRITIES
It's all about the butt these days. The new erogenous zone, in addition to the other obvious one(s), has grown in popularity thanks to the likes of J-Lo and Beyonce.
  LIPODISSOLVE REPLACES MESOTHERAPY FOR FACE AND BODY-CONTOURING WITHOUT SURGERY
While the Mesotherapy popularity never fully caught on in Europe as a solution to fat loss without surgery, the European therapy Lipodissolve is bringing different and optimistic rapports from the European medical community.
  LIPODISSOLVE – THE LATEST OPTION TO SURGICAL LIPOSUCTION
In the latest craze for simplified cosmetic procedures, the European therapy known as Lipodissolve is gaining more and more attention from the medical community and is being hailed as the ‘greatest discovery in cosmetic medicine since Botox’.
  GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER TERI HATCHER AND DOZENS OF A-LIST CELEBRITIES CHOOSE CITY COSMETICS AS ONE OF THE NIGHT'S BIG WINNERS
"Before hitting the red carpet, the industry's biggest names visited the CITY Cosmetics Pre-Golden Globes beauty lounge, where celebrities, stylists and Hollywood elite were treated to an array of beauty treatments, all designed to help them look even more beautiful for the prestigious Awards show. Celebrities who attended: Teri Hatcher, Nicolette Sheridan, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Virginia Madsen, Melissa Rivers,..."
  TIPS TO CURE 'WINTER ITCH'
A skin expert is offering tips to treat and prevent a common skin condition in winter. Xerotic dermatitis, or dry skin, is caused when skin loses moisture, which leads to itching or cracks in the skin.
  COSMETIC BREAKTHROUGH IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ACNE, ROSACEA, ECZEMA AND PSORIASIS
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.), a plant native to Europe and Asia, is currently being domesticated in Canada. Sea buckthorn has been known and used by Eurasians for centuries.
  PROPOSED ISRAELI LAW WOULD PREVENT MODELS FROM BEING UNDERWEIGHT
One of Israel's top fashion photographers has seen enough skinny bodies, and he's determined to do something about it.
  HIGH-TECH DELIVERY SYSTEMS MEAN BIG BUSINESS FOR COSMETICS FIRMS (NANOPARTICLES)
In an effort to meet the soaring demand for personal care products that stave off the ravages of time, cosmetic and toiletry manufacturers are focusing not only on the active ingredients that go into their products but also the technologies used to deliver these ingredients to the skin.
  HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MICRODERMABRASION SYSTEMS HEADING FOR EUROPE
Creators of skin rejuvenating systems are set for European market and seek business relationships with parties serving the dermatologic and aesthetics markets
  CITY COSMETICS HANDS OUT BEAUTY BOOTY TO HELP STARS PREP FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
"CITY Cosmetics, maker of CITY Lips Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment, joins a list of illustrious participants to celebrate the Golden Globe Awards and benefit the Red Cross Relief Fund for victims of the recent tsunami in South Asia."
  THE ULTIMATE SEXUAL MAKEOVER: LASER VAGINAL COSMETIC SURGERY, SAYS DR. JOSEPH BERENHOLZ OF THE LASER VAGINAL REJUVENATION INSTITUTE OF MICHIGAN
"Laser vaginal rejuvenation(R) (LVR(R)) can tighten and reconstruct the muscles of the vagina, increasing sexual pleasure and dealing with other issues like incontinence. The results can be dramatic, often for both partners."
  THE NEW “INSTANT” RECOVERY FACELIFT
"Until now, patients desiring a younger look have been forced to choose between a small improvement from a “mini” procedure or thread lift allowing a quick recovery or a substantial face lift procedure with a lengthy recovery of one, two or even three weeks."
  CELEBRITY EYEBROWS - WHO MADE THE TOP 10 BEST/WORST BROW LIST?
"Readers love Celebrity Top 10 Best/Worst Lists. This Celebrity Top 10 List is brand new and is backed by a writer with superb credentials. The eyebrows of each celebrity are praised or critiqued with professional input and humor."
  POLL ALLOWS AMERICANS TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT NIPPLE, HIGHLIGHTING VARIATIONS AND COSMETIC CORRECTION
"www.NippleRepair.com shows visitors a gallery of areolas and nipples and asks them to weigh in on the perfect size and projection of this most sensitive area."
  BETTER THAN BOTOX®: TRY FROWNIES ANTI-AGING FACIAL PADS
"Frownies facial pads are a natural skin care wrinkle reducing product that has been used for over 100 years. Frownies anti-aging facial pads, addresses the same facial muscles that Botox® does, naturally."
  THE COHESIVE GEL BREAST IMPLANT: EXTRAORDINARY IMPLANT PROMISES TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE BREAST AUGMENTATION AND RECONSTRUCTION HISTORY
"The Gummy Bear Implant has all the advantages of the traditional silicone implant but eliminates the two biggest problems: rupture and leakage."
  U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE GRANTS ARTES MEDICAL'S REQUEST FOR
REEXAMINATION OF COMPETITOR'S PATENT

"Artes Medical Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted its request for reexamination of the Aventis patent that covers injectable skin fillers using poly-lactic-acid (PLA) microspheres, marketed in the U.S. under the Sculptra(TM) trademark and in Europe as New-Fill(TM)."
  FZIOMED, INC. RECEIVES CE MARK FOR NEW COSMETIC DERMAL FILLER (Oxiplex Gel)
"FzioMed, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received CE Mark approval to market in Europe a new cosmetic dermal filler product based on the Company's proprietary polymer technology. FzioMed's cosmetic dermal filler is a sterile, clear, injectable gel for use in the non-surgical correction of facial wrinkles and folds especially around the nose and mouth."
  NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN COSMETIC SURGERY AT AACS 21ST ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
"Beginning Thursday, January 27, 2005, cosmetic surgeons from around the world will converge at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's 21st Annual Scientific Meeting to share and learn the latest developments in cosmetic surgery."
  FDA CLEARS GENTLEWAVES® -- THE FIRST AND ONLY LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERIORBITAL WRINKLES AND RHYTIDS
"Light BioScience® announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared GentleWaves® Light Emitting Diode (LED) Photomodulation® System for the non-invasive treatment of periorbital (eye area) wrinkles and rhytids."
  BO DEREK, 'THE PERFECT 10,' UNDERTAKES HER FIRST SKINCARE ENDORSEMENT, SKINMEDICA'S TNS FAMILY OF PRODUCTS
"For the first time, the "Perfect 10" has decided to reveal her secret and endorse a product line that she believes is the best available -- SkinMedica's(R) Tissue Nutrient Solution (TNS) Recovery Complex(R) and family of products. Bo credits the TNS line for maintaining her skin's youthful luminescence."
  ALLERGAN LAUNCHES PREVAGE-TM- ANTIOXIDANT CREAM, THE FIRST AND ONLY CLINICALLY TESTED ANTIOXIDANT THAT CORRECTS AND PROTECTS THE SKIN
"Allergan, Inc. today announced the launch of PREVAGE(TM) antioxidant cream, the first and only clinically tested antioxidant that not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also provides protection against environmental factors including sun damage, air pollution and cigarette smoke.(1)"
  COSMETIC DERMATOLOGISTS KENNETH BEER AND MARY LUPO TO SERVE AS CO-DIRECTORS FOR THE INAUGURAL COSMETIC BOOT CAMP IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING AUG. 11-13
"This Continuing Medical Education (CME) program is designed for dermatologists and dermatology residents who are interested in establishing or growing a cosmetic practice."
  SURGICAL TREATMENT OF MIGRAINES REDUCES SICK DAYS AND INCREASES EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY ASPS STUDY
"Patients in the study were injected with Botox® to help determine which muscles in the forehead, or back of the head, triggered their migraines. Once identified, these muscles were then surgically removed."
  TEENS SHOULD BE 18 FOR COSMETIC BREAST AUGMENTATION, ASPS RECOMMENDS
"American Society of Plastic Surgeons Issues Policy on Teenage Breast Augmentation"
  TEETH WHITENING - IS IT FOR YOU?
"Whitening your teeth isn’t just for the Hollywood crowd. Now more than ever, people are visiting the general dentist with one thing on their minds: Getting their smiles brighter."
  TOUCH UP YOUR SKIN LIKE A DIGITAL PHOTO - FRAXEL LASER
"Unlike the other ablative lasers already on the market, which remove the top layer of skin, the Fraxel produces tiny, microscopic areas of thermal wounds in a dot-like grid, leaving areas of untouched healthy skin in between."
  IF YOUR FACE AND FIGURE DON'T REVEAL YOUR AGE, WHY SHOULD YOUR HANDS? AGED HANDS GO FROM BONY TO BODACIOUS IN AN HOUR - MICRO-LIPO FAT GRAFTING
"The most "well-preserved" soccer mom, career woman, or celebrity won’t truly fool the world (or her plastic surgeon) if aged hands give away her age. Even a world famous beauty such as Farrah Fawcett, long known for her fabulous figure, teeth and hair, has complained in the media about her bony, sun damaged hands."
  PATENT PENDING VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT DELIVERS PAIN FREE METHOD
"This Harvester Technique has the advantages of being performed in-office, it takes approximately 20 minutes, no major anesthesia or pain medication, no downtime, and near perfect legs at the completion of treatment."
  ISRAELI SOAP PRESENTS CLEANLINESS IN THE BIBLICAL SENSE
"If you were perusing the aisles of your local drug store and needed some soap, what are the odds that you'd reach for a body cleansing product with ingredients such as pentasodium pentetate, sodium cocoyl isethionate and trisodium etidronate? Not likely? Well, how about vanilla, pomegranate, sweet almond oil and carob? Sounds more appealing doesn't it?"
  USERS PRAISE FOURTH GENERATION IPL(R) WITH NEW OPT(TM) AND MODULAR GOLD STANDARD TECHNOLOGIES
"Optimizing and building upon a firm foundation, Lumenis One unites three gold standard technologies on one multi-technology and multi-application platform: Intense Pulsed Light for skin photorejuvenation and treating vascular and pigmented lesions, the LightSheer(R) diode laser for hair removal and the Multi-Spot Nd:YAG for treating leg veins and deeper vascular lesions."
  Happy Birthday Botox!
"BOTOX(R) Celebrates Its 15th Birthday "
  10 COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PREDICTIONS FOR 2005 FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
"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 2005."
  COSMETIC PROCEDURES SAFER WHEN PERFORMED IN DOCTOR'S OFFICE
"Local anesthesia safer alternative for cosmetic surgery patients."
  LIPOSUCTION IS THE MOST POPULAR COSMETIC SURGERY, BUTS IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
"More than 300,000 people underwent liposuction in 2003 and the numbers are even higher for 2004, making it the most popular form of cosmetic surgery. But just because it is popular doesn't mean that it is right for everyone that might want it."
  DERMASURGEONS WARN CONSUMERS: KNOW WHO'S BEHIND THE NEEDLE

"Recent cases in Florida where four patients were injected with a substance still under investigation is a red flag for consumers, says the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)."
  PATIENTS WITH MODERATE OR SEVERE HAND DERMATITIS RESPONSIVE TO DRUG THERAPY
"Use of the oral medication alitretinoin was effective in treating moderate or severe hand dermatitis in nearly half of patients previously unresponsive to standard treatment, according to an article in the December issue of The Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals."
  MURAD BREAKS ONE MILLION MARK WITH ACNE COMPLEX KITS
"With their innovative solutions for treating acne, Murad Inc. has reached the one million mark in sales of the Acne Complex Kit. In addition, this year alone, Murad has sold more Acne Complex Kits, available for either acne/oily skin or acne/combination skin, than ever before since launching the product in 1999."
  2004'S TOP 10 HOT TOPICS IN PLASTIC SURGERY; THE YEAR IN REVIEW FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS
"Along with Brittany's weddings, Julia's babies and Martha's new home in a federal penitentiary - one of the biggest stories of 2004 was plastic surgery. As the experts in the specialty, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers its 2004 Top 10 Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery."
  ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S DAZZLING 'HOUSEWIVES' CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY BIG CITY STYLE
"Miss Hatcher requested the CEO of CITY Cosmetics, one of the hottest new collagen treatment companies on the planet, to personally put together a spectacular gift bag for all her celebrity friends."
  ASPS WELCOMES CAPTIQUE(TM) TO THE INJECTABLE WRINKLE FIGHTERS MARKET; NEW INJECTABLE FILLER RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL, PRODUCT IS COMPARABLE TO RESYTLANE(R)
"According to the manufacturer, Captique's results, characteristics, and profile are similar to Restylane(r), the soft tissue filler that received FDA approval late last year."
  RADIANCY SIGNS GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR HANDHELD ERBIUM LASER TECHNOLOGY FROM BIOCELL
"This innovative technology represents the cutting edge in aesthetic lasers; providing an ultra-fast true laser peel with outstanding results."
  ALLERGAN'S BOTOX -- BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A -- NOT THE CAUSE OF BOTULISM IN FLORIDA PATIENTS
"FDA Affidavit Identifies Unlicensed Raw Botulinum Toxin as Source of Patients' Illnesses"
  LOOKINGYOURBEST.COM LAUNCHES THE INAMODEL - A 3D TOOL TO HELP WOMEN CONSIDERING BREAST AUGMENTATION.
"The INAModel - - is a 3 Dimensional representation of the female body (neck through hips) that can be manipulated to simulate results of a breast augmentation procedure..."
  LOOKINGYOURBEST.COM LAUNCHES THE INAMODEL FOR THE FACE.
"LookingYourBest.com releases another INAModel designed to help women considering Collagen Replacement Therapy to refine their lip line and smooth wrinkles."
  SIRNA THERAPEUTICS LAUNCHES DERMATOLOGY DIVISION TARGETING PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL WITH SIRNAS
"We believe siRNAs will offer significant advantages over laser treatment by providing permanent hair removal through a physician-administered topical cream. Sirna Dermatology has targeted a critical gene essential for hair growth and has demonstrated that reduction of this gene's expression by a topically administered chemically modified siRNA permanently disrupts hair follicle integrity..."
  EVERY WOMAN'S DREAM: REDEPLOYING FAT TISSUE TO RESTORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE IN FACE AND HANDS
"Women are looking at their love handles with new affection since plump is back in fashion. It's the location of the plumping that is now different and in high demand."
  NEW EYE CREAM CAPTURES SIGNIFICANT MARKET SHARE:
CONFIRMING STRIVECTIN-SD'S 'CULT' STATUS AS STRETCH MARK CREAM TURNED ANTI-WRINKLE PHENOMENON

"Without fanfare, new StriVectin-SD(R) Eye Cream was released in limited supply to accommodate StriVectin-SD(R) users who were sensitive to aromatic oils (like peppermint) and could not apply the original StriVectin formula directly to the orbital eye area."
  LEADING DERMATOLOGIC SURGEONS FORECAST SKIN SURGERY BREAKTHROUGHS FOR 2005
"Dermasurgeons have discovered groundbreaking solutions that will reduce surgery-related complications and minimize recovery time for patients. Looking ahead, here's what top dermasurgeons predict will be the newsworthy breakthroughs and trends in skincare for 2005:"
  FDA APPROVES CAPTIQUE -- A NEW NON-ANIMAL STABILIZED HYALURONIC ACID DERMAL FILLER TO BE MARKETED BY INAMED FOR FACIAL WRINKLE CORRECTION
"Captique is the Newest Dermal Filler Entry to the U.S. Market Based on Genzyme's Proprietary Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid Technology"
  PHYSICIANS TO LEARN LATEST AESTHETIC TECHNIQUES AT JANUARY 2005 MIAMI CONFERENCE; CURL LIFT AND MESOTHERAPY TO BE FEATURED AT NATIONAL MEDICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE
"The American Society of Aesthetics and Mesotherapy (ASAM) has added Curl Lift, the latest in aesthetic training procedures, to its Mesotherapy Conference line-up to be held January 30, 2005, in Miami Beach."
  BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CELEBRITY DERMATOLOGIST, NICHOLAS PERRICONE, MD RECLAIMS # 1 POSITION ON NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LISTS
"Tremendous demand for the latest information on anti-aging research from internationally acclaimed expert, Nicholas Perricone, MD has just catapulted his brand new book, THE PERRICONE PROMISE to the #1 spot on the November 28, 2004 Hardcover Advice/How-To New York Times Bestseller List. "
  ARTES MEDICAL SUPPORTS ACTIONS TO HALT INAPPROPRIATE HOME USE OF ARTECOLL BY UNLICENSED INDIVIDUALS
"Artes Medical, Inc., responded today to recent media reports about legal actions concerning the inappropriate use of regulated aesthetic medical products, possibly including Artecoll(R), by unlicensed and unskilled individuals in private homes in Beverly Hills, California."
  ALLERGAN UPDATE REGARDING FLORIDA FACILITY REPORTS; NO SAFETY CONCERNS FOUND WITH ANY BOTOX -R- MANUFACTURING LOTS
"Allergan, Inc. continues to work with the appropriate state and federal public health authorities to investigate the isolated incident concerning patients treated with unknown substances at one specific facility, Advanced Integrated Medical Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida."
  HOLIDAY FEASTING COULD SABOTAGE LIPOSUCTION RESULTS, SAYS ASPS
"Although liposuction is mistakenly viewed by some as a "quick fix" for weight loss, liposuction patients are three times more likely to gain weight without adhering to a proper diet and four times more likely to gain weight without regular exercise says a study published in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r)..."
  PLASTIC SURGERY WRAPPED WITH A BOW? GUIDELINES FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
"Regardless of who pays the bill, surgery must always be self- motivated," says Peter B. Fodor, MD, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. "Nobody should undergo plastic surgery at someone else's suggestion or simply because it is offered to them as a gift."
  HYNES' PROPOSED COSMETIC SURGERY TAX SETS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT SAYS AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS
"The 6 percent tax on elective cosmetic surgery procedures proposed by Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes yesterday to fund a stem cell research institute sets a dangerous precedent that medical procedures are available to be taxed, said The American Society of Plastic Surgeons."
  PERMANENT COSMETIC LEADER PLEDGES FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND MEDICAL CARE FOR ANYONE WITH ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO PERMANENT PIGMENTS, INCLUDING COSMETIC AND TATTOO PIGMENTS -- ALL MANUFACTURERS
"Premier Pigments, which provides the majority of the permanent make-up pigments used throughout the world by physicians, cosmetic technicians, and body artists, announced today an unprecedented offer to arrange medical treatment for anyone who has an allergic reaction to permanent cosmetics. "
  LASER SURGERY EXPERTS PRESENT NEW THERMAGE(R) SAFETY AND EFFICACY DATA AT MAJOR AESTHETIC MEDICAL MEETINGS WORLDWIDE
"State-of-the-Art Treatment Guidelines Cited for Improved Skin Tightening and Contouring Results and Increased Patient Comfort. "
  SILICONE FACIAL IMPLANTS PROVIDE HAART PATIENTS WITH A HEALTHIER APPEARANCE
"Traditionally, facial wasting syndrome has been treated using the patient’s own fat, but frequent adjustments and additional procedures were often required. Custom designed implants tend to remain stable in their position after implantation and retain their original size and structure."
  CARBON DIOXIDE LASER COULD BE THE FIX FOR PHOTOAGING OR SKIN DAMAGED BY THE SUN
"In patients undergoing treatment for facial wrinkles using a carbon dioxide laser, the pairing of a focused stream of cold air with the laser during treatment made the procedure less painful."
  ROSACEA REVEALED: DERMATOLOGIST ADDRESSES COMMON CONDITION THAT MAKES AMERICA BLUSH
"For most people, a flushed face is a typical reaction to emotions ranging from excitement to embarrassment and sometimes even anger.  Yet for an estimated 14 million Americans, facial redness and swelling are characteristics of rosacea,... "
  HEALTHY SKIN: IT'S A GUY THING, TOO - DERMATOLOGIST OUTLINES MEN'S SKIN CARE IN THREE SIMPLE STEPS
"The ongoing quest for healthy, beautiful skin is typically considered a woman’s pursuit.  However, with the advent of the ‘metrosexual,’ the gender lines are becoming more and more blurred when it comes to what’s male and what’s female. "
  EXAGGERATIONS ABOUT COSMETIC FLAWS LINKED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
"Study in Dermatologic Surgery Reports Body Dysmorphic Disorder Affects Some 15% of Cosmetic Surgery Patients."
  AESTHETIC LASER MARKET STIMULATED BY AGING POPULATION
"With over 8 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2003, physicians are increasingly using aesthetic lasers across the US to provide quick and effective improvements to their patients’ appearance."
  SYNERON'S VELA SYSTEM RECEIVES CE MARK APPROVAL FOR CELLULITE TREATMENT
"Syneron Medical Ltd. , and its European subsidiary Syneron GmbH, today announced that Syneron has been granted Medical CE Mark 0344 approval of its Vela(TM) system for non-invasive cellulite treatment."
  COSMETIC APPEAL INCREASES POPULARITY OF ORAL CARE PRODUCTS ACROSS MORE U.S. CONSUMER SEGMENTS ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT
"A growing number of oral care products are gaining in consumer popularity not because of their promise to fight cavities or reduce our time in the dentist's chair, but rather because of their cosmetic appeal..."
  WOMEN TAKING BREAST ENHANCEMENT PILLS SWALLOW EMPTY PROMISES; DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS, ASPS STUDY SAYS
"Flip through any women's magazine and you are sure to find advertisements hawking pills to enlarge women's breasts. But do these pills actually work? Probably not, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)."
  MORE WOMEN SEEK VAGINAL PLASTIC SURGERY
"urgery to reshape the labia and other areas of the vagina is picking up fast, say plastic surgeons. While some women undergo the operations to improve comfort, many want to conform to ideals set by the porn industry."
  SYSTEM LOWERS BREAST AUGMENTATION RE-OPERATION RATE BY 17 PERCENT; PLASTIC SURGEONS RESPOND TO FDA CONCERNS
"Plastic surgeons can reduce breast implant re-operations in augmentation patients to 3 percent by following a new system of decision and management algorithms, ..."
  LET IT GLOW, LET IT GLOW, LET IT GLOW -- OBAGI SPONSORS NATIONWIDE HOLIDAY GLOW WEEK
"While most cosmeceuticals only moisturize the surface layer of the skin, Obagi-C Rx System penetrates active ingredients to all layers of the skin to support collagen build and cellular turnover."
  DOCTOR DERRIERE
"Miami Slice’s Constantino Mendieta, M.D. says requests for gluetial implants and lifts are up tremendously. While the fad was started by Jennifer Lopez’s quest for haughty haunches, Dr. Mendieta has done so many buttock lifts, he has added knowledge to that field of plastic surgery."
  HYDRODERM'S EXCLUSIVE COLLAGEN INFUSION DELIVERY SYSTEM(TM) RECEIVES U.S. PATENT
"During initial penetration tests with Hydroderm's Collagen Infusion System(TM), scientists found that it only took 60 minutes for 95 percent of the formula to penetrate the skin and reach the desired location. In double blind clinical studies, subjects experienced up to 64 percent wrinkle reduction in three months."
  STUDY RESULTS SHOW NEW TESTICULAR IMPLANT TO BE SAFE AND TO IMPROVE SELF ESTEEM IN BOYS AND MEN
"Results of a national clinical trial show a new saline-filled testicular implant is safe and improves quality of life. A UCSF team led the study, which involved patients at 18 sites"
  FAT-MELTING FAD: TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
"The search for a nonsurgical method to get rid of unwanted fat is not new, and neither is "mesotherapy," a technique developed in 1952 by a French physician which is claimed to dissolve fat cells by injection of a potent cocktail of homeopathic class drugs combined with various conventional medications."
  POST-BARIATRIC BODY CONTOURING PATIENTS FACE INCREASED RISKS TO SAFETY, SAYS ASAPS
"The increase in bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity has resulted in a new breed of plastic surgery patient, a new set of highly specialized plastic surgical skills, and heightened awareness of surgical risks involved in treating massive weight loss patients."
  REVOLUTIONARY FDA STUDY CONFIRMS EFFICACY OF PERMANENT WRINKLE FILLER
"Artes Medical, a leading provider of facial aesthetics products that stimulate natural collagen production and produce lasting facial enhancements, announced today the publication of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial results for its permanent injectable wrinkle filler Artecoll®."
  WHY 50 IS BETTER THAN 30; TODAY'S BABY BOOMERS NO LONGER CONTENT TO JUST ACT YOUNGER; MORE CHOOSING FAST, EASY PROCEDURES TO LOOK YOUNGER AS WELL
"Fifty isn't 50 any more," Kalil says. "The benchmark has moved. Today's 50 is like yesterday's 30 and attitudes are sexier, stronger and smarter than ever."
  TUMMY TIGHTENING TRIAL BEGINS
"Renu LaserSpa Inc. has initiated a clinical trial on the use of the Thermage™ ThermaCool™ device to tighten loose abdominal skin. This addresses a common concern of women to improve the unsightly appearance of sagging or creping skin after childbirth or weight loss."
  #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR, NICHOLAS PERRICONE M.D. PROMISES TO TAKE OFF TEN YEARS IN 28 DAYS
"In THE PERRICONE PROMISE, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Perricone, M.D. introduces the culmination of his years of research-a proven method for reducing inflammation at a cellular level, thus reversing and preventing the aforementioned diseases as well as many of the signs of aging, including wrinkled, sagging skin."
  STUDY REPORTS SILICON REVERSES FACIAL WASTING IN AIDS PATIENTS
"The immune response to the foreign substance produces layers of collagen that surround the silicone. Eventually, permanent facial augmentation is achieved as collagen stimulates formation of new facial tissue due to the new tissue produced by the material."
  FRAXEL SR LASER HEADLINES NATIONAL MEDICAL MEETINGS: NEW LASER TECHNOLOGY GARNERS RAVE REVIEWS FROM PHYSICIANS
"Since consumers are increasingly demanding the dramatic results of an ablative laser procedure for wrinkles and sun damaged skin with the quick healing time and gentleness of a non-invasive laser treatment, physicians are turning to the FRAXEL(TM) SR Laser for its ability to accomplish both."
  ERCHONIA MEDICAL FIRST TO RECEIVE FDA APPROVAL ON USE OF LASER DURING LIPOSUCTION
"The painless laser treatment is administered a few minutes prior to liposuction and works by liquefying the fat. As a result, fat removal is made easier and quicker. There is less post-op pain and bruising and a speedier recovery time."
  AACS CONTINUES TO EMPHASIZE CAUTION FOR TEENS WANTING COSMETIC SURGERY
"As the mass media continues to bombard today’s youth with images of airbrushed, unrealistic beauty, more and more teens are looking for a solution to those "growing pains" through cosmetic surgery."
  COSMETIC SURGERY SAFETY: LIFESTYLE FACTORS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE
"Some individuals seeking cosmetic surgery are considered poor candidates because of specific lifestyle factors that can seriously impact their safety in the operating room and during recovery."
  PIGMENT CELL TRANSPLANTATION APPEARS HELPFUL FOR TREATING PATIENTS WITH STABLE VITILIGO
"Patients with stable vitiligo, a skin disorder characterized by patches of lighter colored, or depigmented skin, may achieve good repigmentation of these areas with skin transplants using skin taken from normally-pigmented areas of their own bodies,..."
  HEALTH CANADA APPROVES BREAKTHROUGH MEDICAL DEVICE FOR CELLULITE & BODY CONTOURING
"Syneron Medical Ltd. has announced the Health Canada approval for the VelaSmooth, its new aesthetic device for body contouring and the treatment of cellulite."
  RESTYLANE HONORED WITH ALLURE MAGAZINE'S 'BEST OF BEAUTY' BREAKTHROUGH AWARD
"Medicis today announced that Restylane®, an injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, was named one of the winners of Allure's 2004 Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award."
  AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS WELCOMES HYLAFORM PLUS TO PLASTIC SURGEONS' INJECTABLE FILLER CACHE
"The manufacturing company contends that this product will last longer and work effectively for the deepest facial wrinkles."
  BREAKTHROUGH LIPODISSOLVE FAT-REDUCTION NOW AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER
"Lipodissolve is an innovative cosmetic application of mesotherapy, the practice of injecting small amounts of medication and/or vitamins into the mesoderm, or middle layer of skin."
  FDA APPROVES HYLAFORM PLUS - THE FIRST LARGE PARTICLE SIZE HYALURONIC ACID GEL IN THE UNITED STATES FOR WRINKLE CORRECTION
"Hylaform(R) Plus Expands Company's Dermal Filler Product Line; Further Enhances HA Product Line to Compete with Restylane in US Market"
  THE FACTS ABOUT LIPOSUCTION: DERMATOLOGIST DISPELS MYTHS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
"No matter how hard they try, sometimes certain problem areas just won't go away. Fortunately for people with these stubborn areas, tumescent liposuction provides a safe and effective solution to the bulge battle. "
  HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN
"Each year, women spend countless hours and dollars on their hair. It can play a major role in a woman's self-confidence and self-esteem, making female pattern hair loss a potentially debilitating condition, socially and emotionally. But it doesn't have to be."
  SCARS DON'T HAVE TO MARK YOUR SKIN
"An Update on the Top Treatments to Revise and Remove Scars..."
  VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS EXTENDS KINERASE® SKIN CARE LINE WITH TWO NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES - KINERASE® GENTLE CLEANSER AND C6 PEPTIDE INTENSIVE TREATMENT
"he C6 Peptide Intensive Treatment is a formula that uses advanced synergistic hexapeptide technology to reduce the appearance of the visible signs of skin aging..."
  POLL: AMERICANS SAY “NO” TO COSMETIC SURGERY
"Despite growing trends in the use of cosmetic surgery, nearly half of American respondents surveyed view cosmetic surgery as a negative trend in society..."
  ORTEC AND HAPTO FORM JOINT VENTURE TO PURSUE ADVANCED PEPTIDE BASED BIOMATERIAL PRODUCT FOR WOUND HEALING AND TISSUE REGENERATION
"The joint venture will evaluate the safety and efficacy of a non cellular peptide based collagen biomaterial in promoting the attraction and attachment of healthy cells within the patient’s body in regenerating new tissue or repairing wounds. It is believed that this advanced biomaterial may have application to the cosmetic, reconstructive orthopedic and dental markets, as well."
  IONITHERMIE DETOX, THE ADVANCED EUROPEAN CELLULITE TECHNOLOGY, NOW AVAILABLE TO US
"There’s usually something off-putting about cellulite treatments that use electrical currents, but the newest one to hit U.S. shores may permanently alter that perception."
  POSITIVE OUTCOMES AND PATIENT SATISFACTION SOAR WITH NEW THERMAGE(R) TREATMENT GUIDELINES
"Thermage, Inc. reports that in the past nine months since the Company introduced new treatment guidelines for its popular radiofrequency skin tightening and contouring procedure, predictability of efficacy and patient satisfaction have risen dramatically..."
  ADM TRONICS' SUBSIDIARY BEGINS NATIONAL ROLLOUT TO COSMETIC SURGERY MARKET -- PLASTIC SURGEONS PRAISE SOFPULSE 'AFTER-SURGERY RECOVERY PROGRAM'
"The program utilizes SofPulse, an electrotherapy device for post-surgical treatment that enhances recovery by reducing pain and edema."

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