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Botox, fillers help restore facial balance in Bell's palsy patients
Botox, fillers help restore facial balance in Bell's palsy patients
Bell's palsy, which affects about 40,000 Americans annually, is the most common cause of facial paralysis, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist Cheryl M. Burgess, M.D., says she ...
What is a golf course face-lift?
What is a golf course face-lift?
Living under New Zealand's harsh sun, we should be paying attention to this one. Dr. Richard Halley-Stott, of South Africa, was in Auckland recently to talk about his so-called "golf course face-lift" at a top plastic surgery conference. He specializes...
Is a 'lip-lift' the permanent fix for a prettier smile?
Is a 'lip-lift' the permanent fix for a prettier smile?
Fillers can give your lips temporary fullness and implants can provide a more permanent volume boost, but what about a lip-lift? And what is it exactly? We turned to Jupiter, Florida, plastic surgeon Dr. Dana Goldberg, for the inside scoop on this unde...
Injectable fillers not just for the face
Injectable fillers not just for the face
It turns out that fillers are not just for the face. Sabrina G. Fabi, M.D., a volunteer assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Diego, also uses cosmetic fillers off-label to enhance patients' necks, chests, hands, medial arms,...
Eye-lift in a jar: Can skin care ingredients replace the scalpel?
Eye-lift in a jar: Can skin care ingredients replace the scalpel?
Eye-lifts have made the top five esthetic surgical procedures performed in the United States, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The average cost is approx. $2,874, not including anesthesia, operating room f...
The truth about eyebrow transplants
The truth about eyebrow transplants
Eyebrows have never been bigger: Consider Glossier's 10,000-person Boy Brow wait list. With emerging trends like semipermanent microblading and the "Instagram brow" phenomenon, it's clear that bushy is the new black.
Never mind the Botox: Meet the men opting for nonsurgical treatments
Never mind the Botox: Meet the men opting for nonsurgical treatments
According to figures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there were 51,140 cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.K. last year, up a whopping 13 percent on the previous year. Of those, 4,164 procedures were performed on men...
Workplace safety in healthcare: Strategies and resources
Workplace safety in healthcare: Strategies and resources
Workplace injuries and illness are expensive — both in terms of the organization's bottom line and the morale of employees. As the healthcare delivery system continues to evolve, new workflows and ways of accomplishing the work to be done will ch...
'Machine learning' may contribute to new advances in plastic surgery
'Machine learning' may contribute to new advances in plastic surgery
With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning — a subfield of artificial intelligence — to improve medical care and patient outcomes. An ove...
Moroccan woman with facial tumor gets life-changing reconstructive surgery
Moroccan woman with facial tumor gets life-changing reconstructive surgery
A Moroccan woman whose husband disowned her after a tumor left her face disfigured was given reconstruction surgery that she hopes will better her life. "I was very damaged physically and psychologically," Smaira Benhar, 39, told Central European News...
Study shows relationship between anxiety, dermatological conditions
Study shows relationship between anxiety, dermatological conditions
Data presented here indicated associations between anxiety symptoms and dermatological conditions. “Anxiety disorders are common, yet often undiagnosed, in patients presenting to outpatient dermatology clinics,” Laura Dixon, Ph.D., of the U...
Do you use energy treatments after liposuction?
Do you use energy treatments after liposuction?
Drs. Jason Pozner and Jason Emer explain how and why they use energy treatments on patients to improve liposuction results.
Fat grafting and the facelift
Fat grafting and the facelift
Just as in the world of entertainment, many of the top plastic surgery strategies work best as a combo. Think of them as Captain & Tennille, Simon & Garfunkel or Sonny & Cher.
Can stress cause skin disease?
Can stress cause skin disease?
It may seem obvious that stress worsens inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. But proving this assumption has been anything but simple.
Reduce wrinkles with a chocolate waste product
Reduce wrinkles with a chocolate waste product
The next great wrinkle reduction ingredient might be a waste material of chocolate production, according to researchers from Malaysia. In a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, the researchers used the antioxidant benefits of cocoa p...
Burn injuries: Better methods of treatment using soluble factors
Burn injuries: Better methods of treatment using soluble factors
Extensive burn injuries are usually treated by transplanting layers of skin from other parts of the body. Although this is a commonly used method, the wounds do not always heal completely. A research group has been able to show that soluble factors fro...
'Youth gene' identified by researchers
'Youth gene' identified by researchers
The quest to find the fountain of eternal youth is probably as old as aging itself. New research, published in Current Biology, moves humanity another small step closer to the prize. A gene has been identified that plays a role in keeping people lookin...
Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery
Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery
For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin, the use of ultrasonic "piezosurgery" equipment reduces trauma, pain and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills, reports a study in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal is publi...
How technology revolutionized the business of tattoo removal
How technology revolutionized the business of tattoo removal
Tattoo removal has become big business with entire clinics devoted to helping people rid themselves of unwanted body art. But not too long ago, dermatologists weren’t rushing to reap rewards from regret.
Light-listening device could transform skin disease detection
Light-listening device could transform skin disease detection
The future of skin cancer and other disease detection could change with the development of a photonics device that listens to light.
New research focuses on B lymphocytes in psoriasis
New research focuses on B lymphocytes in psoriasis
In an animal study published last month in Nature Communications, the researchers showed that these cells are capable of influencing psoriasis by regulating the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10).
13 top doctors predict the next big thing in beauty
13 top doctors predict the next big thing in beauty
Innovations in the medical field are always exciting, but we're always itching for more. Here, some of the top leaders in the industry share what they believe - and hope - is next in beauty.
Cocoa pod extract deemed effective as antiwrinkle gel
Cocoa pod extract deemed effective as antiwrinkle gel
Cocoa pod extract (CPE) can be used as an active ingredient of antiwrinkle products, with effects seen after three weeks of application of CPE gel, according to a study published online April 4 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. The concentration...
How dermaplaning can rejuvenate
How dermaplaning can rejuvenate
In the world of plastic surgery, both surgical and nonsurgical treatments can help achieve facial rejuvenation. In the nonoperative realm, cosmetic injections have made incredible strides in maximizing a youthful appearance. While surgical procedures w...
Researchers review wrinkles occurring through facial compression during sleep
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 Associa...
Study: Plastic surgeons play large role in managing combat injuries
Study: Plastic surgeons play large role in managing combat injuries
According to a recent study, if plastic surgeons are deployed as part of a military surgical team, they contribute a large proportion of the surgical activity. The research, by Dr. Shehan Hettiaratchy and colleagues from the Royal Centre for Defence Me...
Study suggests eczema linked to lack of natural acid made in skin
Study suggests eczema linked to lack of natural acid made in skin
Lack of a natural acid that keeps skin healthy could explain why some people are more likely to develop eczema, research suggests. The study suggests that a shortage of the acid could affect how well immune system cells in the skin work. The acid appea...
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has been rife with opposition on both sides of the aisle, and it has undeniably created sweeping changes to the landscape of American healthcare. If the latest data can be believed, the law seems to have mad...
The right nose for the face, or adventures in rhinoplasty
The right nose for the face, or adventures in rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a "nose job," is not just a 20th-century cosmetic procedure. In fact, the earliest rhinoplasty was recorded in ancient India, by an Ayurvedic physician Sushruta (c800 B.C.), who described the necessity for reconstruction ...
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
One of the largest opportunities for medical practice revenue growth in the next few years is the Managed Medicaid Care market. Nearly 93 million individuals will be eligible for Medicaid by 2024, and the vast majority of them are likely to enter manag...
ISHRS warns of black market hair restoration services through medical tourism
ISHRS warns of black market hair restoration services through medical tourism
The appeal of medical tourism for cosmetic surgery paints a picture of cost-effective surgeries amid beautiful landscapes. Yet, warnings from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery caution individuals may be buying unsafe, illegal proced...
After skin cancer, sun protection is still spotty
After skin cancer, sun protection is still spotty
Even though people may be more careful in the sun after skin cancer, having had a malignancy still doesn’t convince everybody to take basic precautions like wearing hats or sunscreen, a recent U.S. study suggests.
Estimating unmet need for cleft lip and palate surgery in India
Estimating unmet need for cleft lip and palate surgery in India
An estimated more than 72,000 cases of unrepaired cleft lip and/or palate exist in 28 of India's 29 states and poor states with less health infrastructure had higher rates, according to an article published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Cleft ...
Making a perfect v-line through the long-curved square jaw reduction
Making a perfect v-line through the long-curved square jaw reduction
Angled and prominent jaw is one of the biggest concerns of many women who are yearning for a younger looking face. This is because a wide square jaw not only gives strong and masculine impression, but makes the face look older and bigger than its actua...
Acne treatment — antibiotics don't need to kill bacteria to clear up your skin
Acne treatment — antibiotics don't need to kill bacteria to clear up your skin
Acne is one of the most common dermatologic diseases, affecting 40-50 million people each year in the United States. While best known as a bothersome part of puberty, affecting approximately 85 percent of young people, acne can persist (or even start) ...
From pro to faux: All about eyes
From pro to faux: All about eyes
Under-eye bags, dark circles and puffiness make us look exhausted when, well, we sort of are, but just don't want anyone else to know it. This is why more than 70 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported an uptick in requests for eyelid procedures t...
Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure
Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure
A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don't get a lot of sunburns.
How effective is RF energy for skin tightening?
How effective is RF energy for skin tightening?
With growing patient demand for non-surgical skin tightening solutions, it's a question every aesthetic practitioner wants to have answered. Drs. Jason Emer, Jason Pozner, Barry DiBernardo, Andrew Campbell, Michael Persky, Renato Saltz, Grant Stevens o...
Cord-cutting technique smooths cellulite for 3 years
Cord-cutting technique smooths cellulite for 3 years
A procedure to smooth cellulite by cutting the fibrous "cords" that pull the skin down is effective and safe, new three-year data show.
What dermatologists need to know about African-American hairstyling practices and the risk of tra...
What dermatologists need to know about African-American hairstyling practices and the risk of tra...
In a review of 19 studies, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they can confirm a "strong association" between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles — many common among African-Americans — and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss...
How lasers are improving our appearance
How lasers are improving our appearance
There are many people out there who are unsatisfied with the way they look, and wish they could do something about it. Whether they want to lose weight, improve their skin or simply get rid of an old tattoo, these people now have the ability to do so t...
Treatments for double chins
Treatments for double chins
You snap a "selfie," view it and are horrified by your double chin. Do you grab a scarf or turtleneck to hide it or schedule an appointment for surgery? According to dermatology specialist Dr. Jocelyn Liebwith with Advanced Dermatology PC, "while selfi...
Cosmetic surgery business booming
Cosmetic surgery business booming
Cosmetic surgery is soaring across the United States as procedures become more desired by a younger crowd.
Psoriasis severity linked to work productivity, quality of life
Psoriasis severity linked to work productivity, quality of life
Patients with severe psoriasis have a heightened reduction in quality of life (QoL) and work productivity, according to research published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.
Neck contour: Open vs closed technique
Neck contour: Open vs closed technique
Somebody with a sense of humor created the "#turkeygobbler" Twitter hashtag for a session about optimizing neck contouring at The Aesthetic Meeting in Las Vegas.
New 'second skin' temporarily smoothes wrinkles
New 'second skin' temporarily smoothes wrinkles
MIT researchers may have discovered a fountain of youth for skin — at least a very temporary one. The researchers have developed a "second skin" that could be used to smooth wrinkles, protect skin from damage or administer medications to treat sk...
Dr. Robot scrubs in, and suturing may never be the same
Dr. Robot scrubs in, and suturing may never be the same
Surgery, a profession filled with great hands, quick minds and big egos, may have a new star in its midst. The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot — STAR — is a melding of off-the-shelf robotic hardware, time-worn sensor technology and improvise...
Nuances of Asian aesthetics
Nuances of Asian aesthetics
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center report released in 2012, called "The Rise of Asian Americans." When it comes to cosmetic treatment in this patient po...
Quantifying facial fat
Quantifying facial fat
A new study shows that t3-D stereophotogrammetry helps to quantify facial volume distribution after rejuvenation procedures and, therefore, may be a good tool for assessing facial cosmetic surgery outcomes. Cosmetic surgeons can use the technology in p...
Melanoma treatment: Surgery is not obsolete
Melanoma treatment: Surgery is not obsolete
Surgery is not a treatment modality that is outdated in the management of advanced melanoma, despite the existence of very effective novel treatments, according to Vernon K. Sondak, M.D., chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, ...