Recent developments in cosmetic dermatology

June 15, 2016
The FDA’s approval of Juvéderm Volbella XC for lip augmentation and correcting perioral rhytids in adults was among recent developments…

In the Journals

Model estimates high rates of unrepaired cleft lips, palates in poor states of India

June 14, 2016
Researchers estimated more than 72,000 cases of unrepaired cleft lip and/or palate in India, with exceptionally high rates in poorer states with less…

In the Journals

Continuous wave KTP laser effective for treating xanthelasma palpebrarum

June 13, 2016
Continuous wave potassium titanyl phosphate laser therapy was safe and effective treatment for xanthelasma palpebrarum, according to published study…

Survey finds acne and scars impact people's confidence

June 8, 2016
A majority of survey respondents believed that acne and acne scars have a negative effect on a person’s confidence, according to recently…

FDA News

FDA approves Juvéderm Volbella XC for lip augmentation, perioral rhytids

June 6, 2016
The FDA has approved marketing of Juvéderm Volbella XC for lip augmentation and correcting perioral rhytids in adults, according to a press…

Five recent developments in dermal fillers and injectables

May 19, 2016
Study results finding Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet lines safely and effectively, as well as the use of Botox injection providing pain…

In the Journals

Botox safe, efficacious for crow's feet lines

May 16, 2016
Results from two phase 3 clinical trials indicate that Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet lines safely and effectively, and researchers…

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals completes Series A financing for aesthetics, dermatology technologies

May 13, 2016
Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, a development stage company with a focus on aesthetics and medical dermatology, recently announced completion of a $34…

In the Journals

Bacterial biofilms present on explanted facial implants

May 10, 2016
A majority of removed facial implants had some degree of biofilm formation, with porous polyethylene implants having more severe biofilm formation…

Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million skin cancer, aesthetic procedures in 2015

May 6, 2016
Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million skin cancer treatments and cosmetic procedures in 2015, according to survey results released by the…

In the Journals

Patients with hypothyroidism at risk for prolonged edema after face-lift surgery

May 2, 2016
A small subset of patients with hypothyroidism were prone to prolonged edema following face-lift surgery despite being treated with thyroid…

Psoriasis, diabetes study of twins tops dermatology reads for week

May 2, 2016
Results from a nationwide study of Danish twins showing that psoriasis had a strong association with type 2 diabetes and obesity was among the…

AAD announces new board members, vice president-elect

April 28, 2016
The American Academy of Dermatology announced that four new board of directors and a vice president-elect were elected at its annual election. Ted

In the Journals

Electronic facial measurement scale comparable to standard grading system

April 26, 2016
There was a moderately strong correlation in the measurement of facial function between the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System and the electronic and…

Meeting News Coverage

More than 18,500 attend AAD annual meeting

April 25, 2016
The American Academy of Dermatology announced that more than 18,500 people from 107 countries attended its 74th annual meeting in Washington, D.C…

In the Journals

Surgical reconstruction of facial defects viewed as high-value intervention

April 21, 2016
Casual observers perceived that facial defects were related to a significant decrease in quality of life, and data show that surgical reconstruction…

ASPS: Lip augmentation procedures see record increase in 2015

April 20, 2016
There were a record number of patients undergoing lip augmentation procedures in 2015, according to a press release from the American Society of…

In the Journals

Survey reveals public acceptability of facial linear scars compared with zigzag scars

April 19, 2016
Surveyed participants reported that they had a significantly better perception of the appearance of linear scars compared with zigzag scars in three…

In the Journals

Low-fluence QS Nd:YAG laser effective in melasma, but with high recurrence rate

April 15, 2016
Low-fluence Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser was effective and safe in treating melasma; however, there was a high recurrence…

In the Journals

Ibuprofen not associated with increased bleeding risk in plastic surgery

April 5, 2016
Ibuprofen provided pain control and did not significantly increase the risk for bleeding in patients undergoing plastic surgery, according to…

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