August 02, 2016
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Facial wrinkles, Kybella research top aesthetic reads for July

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Research finding that facial compression during sleep results in wrinkles, and possibly skin expansion, was among the most-read cosmetic dermatology articles of July on

Other widely read articles included study findings that Kybella demonstrated efficacy in treating submental fat, and may be an alternative to surgical treatment:

Researchers review wrinkles occurring through facial compression during sleep

Facial compression during sleep results in wrinkles, and possibly contributes to skin expansion, according to research recently published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Goesel Anson, MD, FACS, of Anson, Edwards & Higgins, Plastic Surgery Associates, Las Vegas, and colleagues conducted a literature review related to wrinkle development and biomechanical changes occurring “in response to intrinsic and extrinsic influences.” Read more

Kybella may be an effective alternative to surgical treatment for submental fat

Kybella demonstrated efficacy in treating submental fat, and may be an alternative to surgical treatment, according to recently published study results.

Shannon Humphrey, MD, of the University of British Columbia and Carruthers & Humphrey, Vancouver, British Columbia, and colleagues conducted a phase 3, double-blind trial of 516 adults (86.2% women; mean age, 47.9 years; mean BMI, 29.3 kg/m2) with moderate-to-severe submental fat. Patients were randomly assigned to Kybella (deoxycholic acid, Allergan), also known as ATX-101, or placebo. Read more

Repeated Botox treatments improve glabellar lines at rest

Patients with mild glabellar lines at rest achieved elimination of the resting lines following repeated Botox treatment, according to recently published study results.

Alastair Carruthers, MD, of the department of dermatology and skin science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and colleagues extracted data from a 1-year repeat treatment measurement including two 4-month randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind clinical studies followed by an 8-month open-label study. Read more

Twofold injection volume using Dysport effective in treating glabellar lines

A twofold injection volume of Dysport, compared with the labeled injection volume, to deliver the same unit dose was effective and safe in treating glabellar lines in women, according to recently published study results.

Researchers studied 62 women, aged 30 to 63 years, who received one of two different injection volumes to deliver the same unit dose of of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Galderma), marketed as Azzalure (Ipsen Biopharm Limited) in Europe for treating glabellar lines. Read more

Nearly 60% of consumers surveyed consider cosmetic procedures

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has released annual survey results suggesting that nearly 60% of consumers are considering a cosmetic medical procedure, almost double the 30% response rate in 2013, according to a press release.

“Cosmetic medical treatments continue to grow in popularity,” Naomi Lawrence, MD, ASDS president, stated in the release. “One of the key reasons why is because patients trust their dermatologists and the advanced techniques and cutting edge technologies that will improve their appearance.” Read more

Survey finds female pubic hair grooming prevalent, influenced by demographic factors

More than 80% of women surveyed in the United States reported pubic hair grooming, with demographic differences determining prevalence, according to study results recently published in JAMA Dermatology.

“Female pubic hair grooming is a common practice seen by all health care professionals and providers of aesthetic treatment for women,” researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, wrote. Read more