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THE "LIP LIFT" WHEN A FACELIFT IS NOT ENOUGH
press release from Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery

"Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Weston, President of the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, will speak about the "Lip Lift," corner mouth lift, and other around-the-mouth surgical procedures at a May 7, 2012 panel at the annual meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, Canada. "As we get older, the lips get longer, they turn down at the corners, they get thinner, and the area around the mouth gets loose. My talk is going to be on how to make a mouth look younger. An old mouth makes a face look old even after a facelift. If you don't address the mouth, you can't have a youthful face. On average, you can make a face look about five years younger by adding mouth procedures to your facial rejuvenation."

A 3D "BEFORE-AND-AFTER" TOOL FOR PLASTIC SURGEONS
press release by American Friends of Tel Aviv University

"For some plastic surgery patients, expectations are unrealistically high. Basing their hopes on the before-and-after albums offered in surgeons' offices, they expect to achieve a perfect body or to look just like a favorite celeb. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher is developing software based on real clinical data to give patients a more accurate - and three-dimensional - before-and-after picture before the scalpel comes down. It helps patients avoid unexpected results in the plastic surgeon's office, and can also help a surgeon determine the most favorable outcome for the patient."

FACELIFT MAKES YOU LOOK 12 YEARS YOUNGER
press release by ASPS

"Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after surgery, according to a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). After a "significant" recovery period, the vast majority of patients undergoing facelift surgery are satisfied with their results, according to the study by Eric Swanson, MD."

AND THE HHL GOES TO...
FAMED PLASTIC SURGEONS REVEAL "HOLLYWOOD'S HOTTEST LOOKS"

by Drs. Fleming and Mayer

"Hollywood Royalty continues to take center stage on this year's famed Hollywood Hottest Looks Survey compiled by Dr. Richard W. Fleming and Dr. Toby G. Mayer. The Hollywood's Hottest Looks nominations reveal that Hollywood continues to set international beauty standards and, surprisingly, this year's list also has a host of newcomers. According to Dr. Fleming and Dr. Mayer, the results of their 14th Annual Survey show that while their patients do not want to look identical to their favorite celebrity, they do want to replicate a distinct style or feature of various celebrity faces and bodies."

10 COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PREDICTIONS FOR 2011
press release by ASAPS

"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 2011. Predictions are based on interviews with leading plastic surgeons around the country, who are actively involved in cutting edge surgical and non surgical aesthetic/cosmetic technology. READ ALL ABOUT IT!!"

JAW ANGLE CHANGES ADD TO AGING APPEARANCE, MAY LEAD TO TWO-STEP APPROACH TO FACIAL REJUVENATION
by University of Rochester Medical Center

"Facelifts and other wrinkle-reducing procedures have long been sought by people wanting to ward off the signs of aging, but new research suggests that it takes more than tightening loose skin to restore a youthful look. A study by physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center indicates that significant changes in facial bones - particularly the jaw bone - occur as people age and contribute to an aging appearance."

BULLHORN SUB-NASAL LIPLIFT REVISITED
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"I receive e-mails from dissatisfied plastic surgery patients on a monthly basis looking for help. Over the last few years, one of the highest rates of dissatisfaction has come from patients who have had a lip lift. One of the common threads among most of these e-mails are that these patients did not have a simple skin only lip lift, they had the type of liplift that also involved surgery on the orbicularis oris muscle."

BJOG RELEASE: STUDY RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT COSMETIC LABIAL SURGERY
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"New research to be published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reviews the available literature on cosmetic labial surgery and underlines the striking lack of evidence on the safety and long-term consequences of such procedures. The authors caution that medically nonessential surgery to the labia is being promoted to women, while no data on clinical effectiveness exist. Increasing numbers of healthy women are seeking surgery to change the shape and size of their normal vulva. Once considered the special domain of glamour models, female genital cosmetic surgery is becoming more common in economically affluent nations. Many procedures exist in the medical and marketing literature, including vaginal rejuvenation, designer vaginoplasty, G spot amplification and revirginisation. A popular request is partial excision of the labia minora."

NEW POLL: FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEONS REVEAL TOP CELEBRITY FACES THROUGH THE DECADES
by AAFPRS

"In an effort to help better understand the dynamics of perceived beauty, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently surveyed its members -- facial plastic surgeons, true face specialists -- to rate the facial features of celebrities over the past four decades and to determine how beauty has changed over time. In addition, the Academy asked its members to identify the greatest advancements and milestones in facial plastic surgery."

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BREAKING NEWS! 2011 UROLOGIST REPORT REVEALS "TRACTION BEATS SURGERY FOR PERMANENT LENGTHENING OF THE MALE SEX ORGAN"
"Penile enlargement is one of the most controversial topics today. Many physicians claim that there is no medical proof that the non-surgical methods for increasing the penile size actually work. In addition to that, there are many people online abusing this topic, which is one of the main reasons why everyone is so skeptic about it. With the growing popularity of the penile extenders, one of the most reputable medical journals BJUI (British Journal of Urology International), which is issued as the official journal of the British Association of Urological Surgeons, have published a research paper about the effect and benefits of the penile enlargement devices. "
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FDA REVIEW INDICATES POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BREAST IMPLANTS AND A RARE CANCER
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. Data reviewed by the FDA suggest that patients with breast implants may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant."
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Plastic Surgery Rebounds Along with Recovering Economy; 13.1 Million Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2010, up 5%
"As the U.S. economy pulls out of the recession, so are nips, tucks and lifts. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including those that are minimally-invasive or surgical, were performed in the United States in 2010, up 5 percent from 2009."
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You've Got Mail: Online Promotions May Not Be Safe Medicine
"Every day email inboxes get bombarded with coupons for movies tickets, restaurants, fitness memberships and spa packages. Frequently, non-surgical medical procedures are promoted on websites like Groupon, Lifebooker and Living Social, but it is important for prospective-patients to keep in mind that procedures like microdermabraison, Botox injections, chemical peels, and laser hair removal, while not surgical are still medical procedures. "
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First Patients enrolled in EU Phase III Clinical Development Progam to evaluate ATX-101 for Reduction of Submental Fat
"Bayer HealthCare’s dermatology business Intendis and KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the initiation of two European Phase III studies evaluating ATX-101, a first-in-class injectable adipolytic agent, for the reduction of localized fat under the chin (submental fat)."
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US Patent Number Issued for Microdroplet BOTOX® Technology by Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir
Leading Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) Technology Improves Treatment Outcomes

"Microdroplet™ BOTOX utilizes tiny microdroplet volumes of botulinum toxin injected into the facial skin at a precise depth and positioning. This controlled placement balances the "tug of war" between the muscles that elevate and pull down the eyebrows. The treatment avoids side effects like BOTOX "drift" and "forehead freeze."
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Fibrocell Science, Inc. Announces FDA Accepts for Review Complete Response Submission for Azficel-T
"Fibrocell Science, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of autologous (personalized) cell therapies for aesthetic, medical and scientific applications, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Company’s complete response submission for azficel-T, proposed brand name laViv, for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds and wrinkles. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date is June 22, 2011."
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New Survey Shows that Blogs are Two Times More Likely to Drive Beauty Product Purchases than Magazines
"Blogs are more than two times more likely (63%) than magazines (26%) to have inspired a beauty product purchase over the last six months. Women are just as likely to trust the beauty product advice from a Parenting (43%), Health (42%) or Lifestyle (37%) blog, as from a Beauty and Fashion blog (43%). Women turn to and trust "familiar" bloggers more than store websites, social networks or message boards when seeking beauty product recommendations. Women buy beauty products offline at a rate four times greater than online. Women tend to research online and buy offline."
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New At-Home Laser PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser is First to Deliver Visible Improvement For Wrinkles and Fine Lines Around the Eyes
"Lines and wrinkles around the eyes, commonly called "crow's feet," are typically the first signs of aging as the skin is thinner and more susceptible to collagen depletion. While lotions and creams treat the appearance of wrinkles on the skin's surface, the PaloVia fractional laser also works deep under the skin's surface where wrinkles begin to form to stimulate the body's production of new collagen and elastin. Short pulses of micro-fine, or fractional, laser energy trigger the body's natural healing process to eliminate damaged tissue and rebuild the skin's natural support structure."
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New insights about Botulinum toxin A
Botulinum toxin A creates muscle weakness and atrophy following long term use

"The study found that animals injected with Clostridium Botulinum type A neurotoxin complex (BOTOX, Allergan, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada) experienced muscle weakness in muscles throughout the body, even though they were far removed from the injection site. The study also found that repeated injection induced muscle atrophy and loss of contractile tissue in the limb that was not injected with the Toxin. "
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ORAL SUPPLEMENTS ENHANCE EFFECTIVENESS OF BOTOX INJECTIONS
"Taking a dietary supplement of organic zinc and the enzyme phytase four days before receiving botulinum toxin injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients tested in a recent study at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. Dr. Charles Soparkar's research has resulted in a patent-pending dietary supplement combining zinc and phytase (trademarked as ZYTAZE™) to be available to patients as early as this month. "
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FDA Approval of PDS Plate Enhances Results in Revision Rhinoplasty
"The PDS plate, parent company Mentor, is an absorbable and structural support, indicated for nasal soft-tissue and cartilage reconstruction. While FDA approved in the US this past fall, the device has helped physicians in Europe succeed in rhinoplasties and septoplasties for several years. "
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Top 5 Beauty Tool Gifts Selected by Beauty Research
"Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, announced its list of the top 5 beauty tools for the 2010 holiday season. The list includes a variety of electronic devices - read all about it!! "
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Anti-wrinkle Bra Scientifically Proven
"French scientists have recently proven that the Dutch anti-wrinkle bra La Decollette really works. After testing the bra on several women, the research institute CERCO (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Cosmetologique) has established that cleavage wrinkles disappear after 24 hours and their skin is smooth again after two weeks."
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SAY GOODBYE TO UNWANTED LOVE HANDLES: COOLSCULPTING BY ZELTIQ RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCE FOR A PATENTED, NON-INVASIVE COOLING TREATMENT FOR FAT REDUCTION
"Great news for men and women dealing with one of the most exercise and diet-resistant problem areas: "love handles." CoolSculpting is now cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the non-invasive reduction of fat."
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HOME-USE TRIPOLLAR STOP ANTI AGEING DEVICE CLINICALLY PROVEN TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE RHYTIDS AND WRINKLES
"A new clinical study on TriPollar STOP home-use device published in a peer reviewed medical journal reveal its anti-ageing mode of action. The STOP using TriPollar technology, the most advanced 3rd generation RF solution for facial wrinkles, clinically proved to significantly increase collagen remodeling and Treatment on ageing skin increases dermal collagen by more than 40%. "
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LESS FREQUENT DOSES OF BOTOX STILL RESULT IN REDUCED WRINKLES
"Patients can decrease the frequency of Botox© Cosmetic injections after approximately two years and still receive most of the same wrinkle-smoothing cosmetic benefits, according to new research at Oregon Health & Science University. After two years of treatment at recommended intervals, patients can potentially cut the frequency, and thus the cost, of their Botox© treatments by half."
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STUDY EXAMINES FACTORS THAT MAY HELP PREDICT WHETHER PATIENTS WILL BE SATISFIED WITH FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
"A study of patients undergoing elective facial plastic surgery suggests that older patients and those currently being treated for depression may be more likely to be satisfied with the results of their procedures, whereas overall optimism and pessimism do not appear related to satisfaction with surgical outcomes, according to a report in the May/June issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals."
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CHEMOTHERAPY DRUG MAY IMPROVE APPEARANCE OF AGING SKIN
"The chemotherapy medication fluorouracil appears to reduce potentially precancerous skin patches and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, according to a report by U-M associate professor of dermatology Dana L. Sachs, M.D., in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association/Archives journals."
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New Technique For Injectable Facial Fillers Improves Comfort, Recovery
"Less pain during injections for wrinkle-fighting facial fillers. Less swelling afterward. Less time in the office waiting for anesthesia to take effect. These and other benefits of a new injection technique that UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons are helping pioneer are outlined in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery."
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Cosmetic Surgery Patients At More Risk Than Ever
"A special edition of the journal, Clinical Risk, published by the Royal Society of Medicine, looks at how the combination of an under-regulated market, "professional greed", increased marketing and overwhelming media hype have created a "perfect storm" that threatens patients and practitioners alike. The journal's editor argues that cosmetic surgery patients in the UK are at more risk than ever before."
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CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS OF POLLOGEN'S TRIPOLLAR(TM) RADIO FREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY
"Clinical trial results using the regen(TM) system, the newest aesthetic solution powered by 3rd generation TriPollar RF technology on cellulite treatment and body contouring, have been published in the online Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. The study demonstrated long term measurable and durable body circumference and fat thickness reduction using objective measurement system (imaging Ultrasound)."
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SURGICARE REVEALS INCREASING INTEREST IN MACROLANE PROCEDURES
"Macrolane is a non-surgical procedure that can help with breast reshaping or breast enlargement. The procedure consists of an injection and generally takes less than two hours to complete, with no need for an overnight stay. The results of Macrolane are instantaneous and can last for up to 18 months."
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Breast Augmentation: Survey Highlights Recent Trends In Today's...
"Despite the highly anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of silicone gel implants for cosmetic purposes in 2006, saline-filled implants remain the most popular choice for primary breast augmentation, according to a study published in the March/April issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal."
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Research Shows VASER(R) Lipo Results In Excellent Skin Tightening
"Preliminary findings from a multi-center clinical study measuring postoperative skin retraction in VASER Lipo patients shows 40% to 60% tightening. Patients in the study underwent body contouring treatments in one or more body areas with the VASER Lipo System."
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New Survey Reveals 'The Lipstick Effect' With Non-Invasive Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
"According to the new annual survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), approximately 80 percent of board certified facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in non-invasive cosmetic procedures within the past year among consumers looking to delay the effects of aging and more costly surgeries."
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Solta Medical Presents Expert Roundtable About Thermage(R) And Fraxel(R) Combination Treatments At ASLMS Annual Meeting
"By combining the Thermage and Fraxel procedures sequentially, our experience has shown greater tightening and greater smoothing of the skin than with either procedure alone," said Robert Weiss, MD, founder of the Maryland Laser, Skin and Vein Institute. "We sometimes refer to the enhanced effect of both procedures combined as the '1 + 1 = 3' effect, as patients see the benefits of greater tightening from Thermage and greater smoothing from Fraxel than could be achieved by either modality alone."
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Are Herbal Supplements Putting Aesthetic Surgery Patients At Risk?
"For many people, the words "natural" or "herbal" are virtually synonymous with safety and purity. Products available over-the-counter without a doctor's prescription are often mistakenly believed to be free of significant risks. A report in the March/April issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal warns that more than 40% of plastic surgery patients use herbal supplements in the two weeks prior to undergoing surgery. And, while some herbal supplements may provide benefits during recovery, commonly used herbal medications such as ginkgo biloba, ginseng, garlic, echinacea, valerian root and others can have deleterious effects when combined with surgery."
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Consumer Alert: Illegal Silicone Injections Result In Death - Coalition Warns Illicit Injections Are Not "plastic Surgery"
"Accept an illicit injection and the result may not be an improved appearance, but rather death, warns the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety. The recent death of a Bronx, NY woman who had silicone injections to improve the shape and appearance of her thighs and buttocks is an unfortunate and repeating pattern of incidents that show the very serious dangers of illegal injections."
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10 COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PREDICTIONS FOR 2009
"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 2009. Predictions are based on interviews with leading plastic surgeons around the country."
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Divorce, Antidepressants, or Weight Gain/Loss Can Add Years to Your Face -ASPS Twins Study Finds Environmental Factors Trump Genetics in Facial Aging
"Your mother's wrinkles - or lack there of, may not be the best predictor of how you'll age. In fact, a new study claims just the opposite. The study, involving identical twins, suggests that despite genetic make-up, certain environmental factors can add years to a person's perceived age. Results just published on the web-based version of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), reveal that factors like divorce or the use of antidepressants are the real culprits that can wreak havoc on one's face."
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LATISSE - New Prescription Product Increases Length, Thickness And Darkness Of Eyelashes
"Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% as a novel treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. LATISSE is the first and only science-based treatment approved by the FDA to enhance eyelash prominence as measured by increases in length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes."
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The Purlz Cup Size Calculator helps women choose their tester breast implant size.
" L.W. Gatz has developed the Purlz Cup Size Calculator to help women who are considering breast augmentation choose their breast implant size. The online calculator offers a suggested range of breast implant size options based upon a woman's current bra cup size."
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REMOVING WRINKLES WITH RHAMM
"Hollywood stars of a certain age take note: Research at Berkeley Lab suggests that a protein linked to the spread of several major human cancers may also hold great potential for the elimination of wrinkles and the rejuvenation of the skin. If this promise bears fruit, controlling concentrations of the RHAMM protein could one day replace surgical procedures or injections with neurotoxins that carry such unpleasant side-effects as muscle paralysis and loss of facial expressions."
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DR. SHERRELL ASTON ADDRESSES THE POPULARITY OF DERMAL FILLERS AND POSSIBLE LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS
"Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gathered a panel of experts to discuss possible safety concerns regarding the use of dermal fillers. Although the injections have been approved to fill in severe wrinkles around the nasolabial fold (the creases running from the nose to the corners of the mouth), the FDA is concerned that their extensive use in other situations may present new safety issues that should be addressed."
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Ipsen and Medicis Announce Submission of Reloxin(R) in Aesthetics to the FDA
"Ipsen and Medicis today announced the submission of the Biologics License Application ("BLA") for Reloxin1 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Upon FDA's acceptance of the Reloxin filing, Medicis will pay Ipsen approximately $25 million in accordance with the agreement between the parties. In March 2006, Ipsen granted Medicis the rights to develop, distribute and commercialize Ipsen's botulinum toxin product in the United States, Canada and Japan for aesthetic use by physicians."
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ARTEFILL IN HEAD TO HEAD INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED STUDY TO TEST COMPARATIVE DURATION, SAFETY, AND PATIENT PREFERENCE FOR DERMAL FILLERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SMILE LINES
"Artes Medical, Inc., a medical technology company whose product ArteFill is the first and only FDA-approved non-resorbable injectable dermal filler for the correction of "smile line" wrinkles, today announced that Dr. Stacy Smith, a leading San Diego based dermatologist, is conducting a head-to-head clinical study comparison of dermal fillers - ArteFill, Radiesse and Restylane. This 24 patient study will evaluate nasolabial fold, or smile line wrinkle, correction over a two year period. Stacy R. Smith, MD, is conducting this "split-face" study whereby patients will receive ArteFill on one side of their face and will receive a temporary dermal filler, either Restylane or Radiesse on the other."
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Survey Reveals Rise in Botched Holiday Surgery
"The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk), the not-for-profit organization established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit, today announced the results of a survey on aesthetic procedures performed abroad on 'holiday surgery' packages. The survey revealed their deepest concerns over the significant growth in problems with cosmetic surgery performed via cheap offers abroad."
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BioForm Medical Enrolls First Patient in Clinical Trial of CryoLife's BioGlue(R) Surgical Adhesive for Use in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
"CryoLife, Inc. and BioForm Medical, Inc. announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical study evaluating BioGlue(R) Surgical Adhesive as a method of fixation in brow lifts. BioForm recently received permission from Food and Drug Administration (FDA), under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), to initiate enrollment in a feasibility study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of BioGlue as a method for tissue fixation in patients undergoing browplasty procedures (sometimes described as brow lifts)."
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Retinol, the proven anti-ageing ingredient - RoC challenges women to see visible wrinkle reduction in 12 weeks
"RoC, the anti-ageing skincare expert, is challenging women to put their RoC Retin-Ox+ range to the test with the launch of the RoC 12 Week Challenge. Many women feel they are constantly searching for an anti-wrinkle skincare product that really works for them, but trying something new often feels like a gamble – how do you know if it's actually going to work? Well now RoC is giving women an easy and measurable way to put their products to the test with the RoC 12 Week Challenge. By using RoC Retin-Ox+ just once a day, for 12 weeks, women can get clinically proven visible wrinkle reduction."
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LARESSE DERMAL FILLER HAS RECEIVED REGULATORY APPROVAL IN AUSTRALIA FROM THE THERAPEUTIC GOODS ADMINISTRATION (TGA)
"Laresse is a novel dermal filler launched in Europe last year by FzioMed. Unlike conventional hyaluronic acid (HA) and collagen fillers, Laresse is made from non-bacterial, non-animal sources and is free of cross-linking chemicals. Laresse's ultra-smooth texture results in a very natural look and feel."
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Cosmetic Genital Surgery May Be Fuelling Women's Insecurity About Their Bodies
"More and more women are said to be troubled by the shape, size, or proportions of their vulvas, write Lih Mei Liao and Sarah Creighton from the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women's Health. Demand for cosmetic genital surgery (genitoplasty) is increasing and the number of labial reductions in the NHS has doubled in the past five years, But decisions about surgically altering the genitalia may be based on misguided assumptions about normal dimensions, they warn."
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Study Reveals Facial Aging Does Not Occur Uniformly
"Plastic surgeons are tossing out the old-school belief that gravity is the primary culprit for facial aging. A study in June's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), reveals the human face is made up of distinct fat compartments that individually change with age and the degree to which our faces age is dependent, in part, on how these compartments change over time."
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American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Warns Patients To Steer Clear Of Injection Fat Loss Treatments
"The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released today a warning against the use of injection fat loss treatments. Patients are advised to avoid these procedures, which are commonly known as lipolysis, mesotherapy, or the brand names Lipodissolve and Lipostabil."
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Vitamin A Cream Helps Reduce Wrinkles Associated With Natural Skin Aging
"Applying vitamin A to the skin appears to improve the wrinkles associated with natural aging and may help to promote the production of skin-building compounds, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals."
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Leading Cosmetic Dermatologist Presents First Report on Regional Aesthetic Volume Enhancement (R.A.V.E.) for Facial Rejuvenation at American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting
"The non-surgical technique of regional aesthetic volume enhancement or R.A.V.E. is fast becoming the principal cornerstone of facial rejuvenation among those who seek sustained cosmetic improvement without the knife. This latest trend in aesthetic procedures relies on using a long-lasting filler to add volume and contour to facial areas that have lost their youthful fullness with the goal of recapturing what cosmetic surgeons refer to as the "triangle of youth."
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Launch of Juvederm in U.S Brings Another Player into the Dermal Filler Market to Compete with Market Leader Medicis
"Millennium Research Group's (MRG) Facial Aesthetic Marketrack results indicate that the launch of Allergan's Juvederm product line in January 2007, has had positive reception in the dermal filler market over Q1. While Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation remains the strongest competitor in the dermal filler market, it is now being challenged by Allergan whose Juvederm product line will play an important role in the facial aesthetics market. Allergan also sells the popular Botox Cosmetic product for aesthetic use."
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Brava System Used In New Study 'Breast Augmentation With Grafting Of Liposuctioned Fat: A Safe And Effective Procedure'
"The Brava System, the only clinically proven device for non-surgical breast augmentation, is part of a leading edge study that offers women a new minimally invasive option for breast augmentation and reconstruction."
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Evera Medical Receives CE Mark for Novel Lip Implant
"Evera Medical, maker of FulFil(TM), a novel saline-filled implant for tissue augmentation, today announced that the company has been granted the CE Mark, allowing the company to market its FulFil implant throughout the European Union, and that the first UK patient was treated by Dr. Lucy Glancey. The CE mark certifies that FulFil, used for facial soft tissue augmentation, complies with applicable safety and quality standards. The first product in the FulFil line is a saline-filled lip implant for permanent reversible enlargement."
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Physician Coalition Responds To Growing Concerns In Injectable Safety
"The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety announced today the launch of a public awareness campaign on the safe use of injectable therapies. The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety is an alliance of physician organizations including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The Coalition was formed to raise awareness of the appropriate use and setting for receiving injectable therapies. Information on the injectable therapies and the Coalition can be found at www.injectablesafety.org "
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The Classic Face Lift
"We work in a cutting-edge field, but we need to remember that newer is not always better. There are a number of traditional techniques that are growing in popularity," said Dr. Singer. "There are many advances being made in all aspects of aesthetic surgery. Nevertheless, there are some procedures that have stood the test of time and the results obtained decades ago with these techniques are still as good today."
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Non-Invasive Techniques Aim to be Future of Lipoplasty
"The world's top plastic surgeons will gather in New York to evaluate three fat treatment techniques during the Hot Topics seminar at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), April 19-24 in New York, NY. Two of these three techniques, LipoSonix's SonoSculpt and Ultrashape, are based on ultrasound technology. LipoSonix is designed to remove fat by selectively targeting fatty tissue with a high-intensity ultrasound, offering a non-invasive alternative to the more common suction-assisted lipoplasty procedure."
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Anti-Wrinkle Compound Causes Pathological Reaction In Skin Cells
"Researchers from Universite Laval's Faculty of Medicine have discovered that a compound commonly used in many antiwrinkle products called DMAE causes a pathological reaction in skin cells. DMAE (2-dimethylaminoethanol) is used in many antiwrinkle products dubbed "instant anti-aging face-lifts."
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FzioMed Granted Patent Expanding Biomaterial Technology in the Field of Aesthetic Medicine, Soft Tissue Augmentation
"FzioMed's platform science involves the combination of biocompatible, absorbable polymers into innovative medical products. The new patent, entitled "Compositions of Polyacids and Polyethers and Methods for Their Use as Dermal Fillers," covers the use of FzioMed gel formulations to make advanced dermal fillers for cosmetic tissue augmentation. In 2006, FzioMed launched Laresse, the first ultra-smooth, non-permanent, synthetic dermal filler created from the company's polymer technology. Laresse represents a completely new class of filler for the correction of wrinkles and lines caused by sun exposure, aging and other factors."
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Anika Therapeutics Receives CE Mark Approval for its Cosmetic Tissue Augmentation Product ELEVESS(TM) to be Marketed by Galderma
"Anika Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has received CE Mark certification for the commercial sale of its cosmetic dermatology product, ELEVESS(TM), in the European Union. ELEVESS is an injectable soft tissue filler for facial wrinkles, scar remediation and lip augmentation. The product is based on Anika's chemically modified hyaluronic acid (HA) technology, and incorporates lidocaine, a local anesthetic."
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Independent Clinical Trial Finds Dramatic Improvements in Body Contour Using UltraShape(R) CONTOUR I
"Results of an independent clinical trial showing the efficacy of the UltraShape CONTOUR I, the first clinically proven non-invasive solution for body contouring, will be published in the April issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the journal for the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. The study "Body Contouring by Non-Invasive Transdermal Focused Ultrasound" demonstrates that multiple treatments using UltraShape CONTOUR I as a non-invasive method for reducing unwanted fat deposits produce a 100% response rate with a mean reduction in fat thickness of 2.28 +/- 0.80 cm and a mean reduction in circumference of 3.95 +/- 1.99 cm."
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Sculptra(TM), new cosmetic dermatology treatment, creates long-lasting, natural-looking results
"Unlike currently available products that use fillers to temporarily correct skin imperfections and require periodic office visits for refresher sessions, Sculptra(TM) works progressively by restoring volume and by naturally stimulating the body to produce its own collagen, resulting in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance that can last up to two years.(1) With Sculptra(TM), typically three treatment sessions over a two-to-three month period may be necessary to obtain the desired results. There is no requirement for pre-treatment skin testing."
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Study shows how wrinkle-filler Restylane works
"The study is the first to discover that one of the fillers—known by the brand-name Restylane—works by stretching fibroblasts, the cells in the skin that make collagen, in a way that causes the skin to create new collagen. This new, natural collagen then would contribute to the reduction of the appearance of creases and wrinkles. The study also shows that the product seems to inhibit the breakdown of existing collagen."
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San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Offers Advanced "Brazilian Butt Lift" Procedure for Buttock Augmentation
"Brazilian Butt Lift is simply the term coined for a procedure designed to reduce the waistline dramatically while filling the upper quadrant of the buttocks. This way the final overall shape is a lifted and rounded contour with better projection, a là the Brazilian beauties that the procedure honors." explained Dr. Mosser. "It's not just a fashion trend, however. A thin waist combined with more generous hips has been desirable for thousands of years of culture."
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FAT IS GOOD-FOR A YOUTHFUL FACE!
"According to Dr. Ellenbogen, when stems cells are placed next to mature adult tissue they naturally repair the tissue and help it regenerate itself into new, youthful tissue. For years, Ellenbogen's Volumentric Facelift patients have commented on how their skin looks healthier, or their wrinkles and pigmentation spots have disappeared after the procedure. Dr. Ellenbogen attests this result to the presence of the very rich stem cells found in the fat that has been injected into the face during the Volumetric Facelift."
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Artes Medical Submits Five Year Artefill(R) Clinical Results to FDA
"Artes Medical, Inc., a medical technology company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing a new category of aesthetic injectable products for men and women, has submitted the results of a 5-year efficacy and safety study of ArteFill to the FDA in order to enhance product labeling. ArteFill is the first and only non-resorbable injectable filler for the correction of wrinkles known as smile lines or nasolabial folds and was approved by the FDA in October 2006. "
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The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Releases Report on Tissue Tightening Technologies
"The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has released a report on tissue tightening technologies. Tissue tightening is a non-invasive procedure meant to tighten and/or lift lax, sagging or wrinkled skin on the face and neck. "
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RESEARCHERS FIND CARBON DIOXIDE LASER IN SKILLED HANDS CAN BE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR NECK RESURFACING
"When it comes to treating the aging face, patients have their pick of numerous laser therapies for successful skin rejuvenation. But finding an effective treatment for the delicate skin of the neck can often be a real pain in the neck."
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Light Dimensions Introduces RejuvaWand Non-Invasive Light Enhanced Skincare System for Home Use
"Light Dimensions, a developer of restorative, light-based personal care products, understands the importance of tested and proven skincare. As part of its commitment, the company has launched the RejuvaWand skincare system and is releasing preliminary results from its clinical study. The study, which is being conducted by Dr. Leonardo Rasi, a Fellow with the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, was conducted to help further validate the benefits of using the RejuvaWand's restorative light-based therapy. The RejuvaWand is the first-ever, home-based, skincare solution to use both red and infrared light combined with a gentle massaging action to help reverse the signs of aging."
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FDA Approves Radiesse(R) Facial Filler for Two New Aesthetic Indications
"BioForm Medical, Inc., a privately-held medical aesthetics company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Radiesse(R), the next-generation cosmetic dermal filler, for the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds. Radiesse also received a second FDA approval for the long-lasting correction of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)."
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Mathematical Tools For Predicting Facial Surgery Results Story
"In their article "Mathematics in Facial Surgery," Peter Deuflhard, Martin Weiser, and Stefan Zachow (of the Konrad Zuse Zentrum (ZIB), Berlin) describe the mathematical techniques they have used to assist cranio-maxillofacial surgeons to predict the outcomes of surgery. These techniques have proven to be quite successful in producing predictions that end up matching well the post-operative outcomes."
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