In the Journals

Bullying may lead to poor psychological function, desire for cosmetic surgery

June 2, 2017
Adolescents victims of bullying were more likely to report poor psychological function and desire cosmetic surgery, according to recent findings. The…

ThermiRF receives marketing clearance in Brazil

May 30, 2017
Thermi announced it has received clearance to market and distribute ThermiRF in Brazil, the second-largest world market for aesthetics. The…

Five developments in sunscreen on Memorial Day weekend

May 26, 2017
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes the reminder to practice sun safety and use sunscreen…

In the Journals

Cyclosporine shows efficacy as post-transplant treatment for vitiligo

May 25, 2017
A postoperative drug regimen including cyclosporine after autologous noncultured melanocyte-keratinocyte cell transplant resulted in rapid and…

In the Journals

Kybella shows efficacy in submental fullness after one treatment session

May 25, 2017
Many patients achieved improvement in submental fullness after one treatment session of Kybella in a private practice setting, according to study…

American Academy of Dermatology issues statement on sunscreen safety

May 24, 2017
The American Academy of Dermatology has released a statement on sunscreen, emphasizing that “sunscreen remains a safe, effective form of sun…

Breaking News

Gender confirmation surgeries rise 20% in US

May 22, 2017
The American Society for Plastic Surgeons reported today that more than 3,200 gender confirmation surgeries were performed in 2016 in the United…

Survey finds 41% of Canadians do not pay attention to UV index

May 19, 2017
The Canadian Cancer Society has reported results of national survey that found 41% of Canadians responded that they did not pay attention to the UV…

In the Journals

Facial splash without protection common among dermatology residents

May 17, 2017
A large percentage of surveyed dermatology residents reported facial splash by blood or other potentially infectious material during a procedure…

In the Journals

Most people incorrectly applied free sunscreen at public event

May 17, 2017
When free sunscreen was made available at the Minnesota State Fair, only one-third of the participants applied sunscreen to all sun-exposed areas…

In the Journals PlusPerspective

Gender-affirming surgery more likely in adults transitioning from male to female vs. female to male

May 10, 2017
Transgender adults transitioning from female to male may be twice as likely as those transitioning from male to female to undergo gender-affirming…

ThermiRF system gains new indication

May 5, 2017
The ThermiRF temperature-controlled radiofrequency system has gained a new indication to treat vulvovaginal laxity, according to a statement from…

FDA News

Reusable fat collection and grafting system receives FDA clearance

May 3, 2017
A reusable fat collection and grafting system known as the Lipo-Loop System today became the first to receive FDA clearance, according to a statement…

Medifirst to acquire rights to Green Laser for aesthetic use

May 2, 2017
Medifirst Solutions announced it has agreed to acquire the exclusive licensing rights from Laser Lab Corp for its Green Laser for use in anti-aging…

FDA News

GalaForm 3D surgical scaffold receives FDA 510K clearance

April 28, 2017
The GalaForm 3D surgical scaffold, which can be used in plastic and reconstructive surgery, has garnered FDA 510K clearance, according to a statement…

Allergan completes acquisition of Zeltiq Aesthetics, CoolSculpting

April 28, 2017
Allergan announced it has completed its acquisition of Zeltiq Aesthetics for $2.4 billion in cash. Zeltiq’s proprietary controlled-cooling…

FDA News

MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants gain FDA approval

April 26, 2017
The MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants received FDA approval today, according to a statement from Mentor Worldwide LLC, manufacturer…

In the Journals

Tranilast 8% liposomal gel demonstrates efficacy in treating postcesarean scars

April 24, 2017
Tranilast 8% liposomal gel provided significantly better aesthetic postcesarean surgical scar treatment when compared with placebo, according to…

In the Journals

Delayed flap closure associated with mortality in deep sternal wound infection

April 20, 2017
Delaying flap closure yielded a nearly threefold increase in mortality among patients undergoing treatment for deep sternal wound infection. The…

Meeting News

ASAPS to celebrate 50 years of aesthetics at annual meeting

April 19, 2017
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual meeting April 28-May 2 in San Diego. Surgical…

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