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FDA Accepts Resubmitted BLA for Injection to Improve Frown Lines


The Company is seeking approval for the treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines.

Novel Transdermal Topical Analgesic Formulation May Decrease Treatment Pauses During Microfocused Ultrasound


The investigators concluded that fewer treatment pauses due to patient discomfort may translate into time efficiency.

YouTube Videos May Provide Biased Info on Facial Plastic Sx

Some YouTube videos that provide information about facial plastic surgery procedures present biased information, and many do not include qualified medical professionals.

Fractional CO2-Laser Resurfacing Improves Appearance of Skin Grafts


Investigators assessed cosmetic outcomes of split-thickness and full-thickness skin grafts.

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism

The American Medical Association recently adopted new ethical guidelines on medical tourism to help physicians understand their responsibilities when interacting with patients who seek or have received medical care outside the United States.

Greater Satisfaction With Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Patients undergoing autologous post-mastectomy breast reconstruction have greater satisfaction than those undergoing implant reconstruction, and the odds of developing complications are significantly higher for autologous reconstruction types versus expander-implant techniques.

Dorsal Reduction Adds to Social Perception of Rhinoplasty

Dorsal reduction has a greater effect than tip manipulation in adding value to social perception of the facial profile of patients undergoing cosmetic rhinoplasty.

Defining Normal: An Ethical Responsibility in Surgery


In the past few years, Snapchat has allowed plastic surgeons to showcase labiaplasty surgical procedures to a large audience, which has led to ethical concerns.

Research Lacking on Platelet-Rich Tx for Facial Aesthetics, Alopecia

Further research is needed on the use of platelet-rich therapy for facial aesthetics and alopecia.

Restylane Lyft Approved to Correct Volume Deficit in the Dorsal Hand


The approval was based on a multicenter, randomized, evaluator-blinded, split-hand study (N=89) which showed that treatment with Restylane Lyft resulted in a clinically meaningful improvement in the correction of volume deficits of treated hands for up to 6 months.

No Long-Term Benefit With Carboxytherapy for Reduction of Abdominal Fat


Although carboxytherapy was well tolerated by the participants, the transient decrease in subcutaneous fat reported in the study may not persist.

Ethically Using a Personal "Brand" in Plastic Surgery Advertisements

By Alyssa Capel

Although social media advertising is an innovative and useful tool, there are risks to patients who are exposed to a physician's "brand" through social media.

Novel Algorithm Can Help Create 3-D Human Nose Prosthesis

All clinicians surveyed indicated that they would consider using this tool to create a temporary prosthesis instead of referring to a prosthodontist.

Online Review of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Extends to Surgeon, Staff

Good cosmetic results are not the only factor mentioned in online breast augmentation reviews of plastic surgeons.

Low-Dose Hyaluronidase Can Remove Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Very low doses of hyaluronidase can remove hyaluronic acid filler nodules, but more rapid resolution is seen with slightly higher doses.

Healthy Diet Associated With Fewer Facial Wrinkles Among Women


Investigators sought to determine the link between facial wrinkles and diet.

Vaniqa Cream Currently in Shortage


Vaniqa, a hair growth retardant, is indicated to reduce unwanted facial hair in women.

Cellulite Effectively Reduced With Concurrent Radiofrequency, Pressure Energy Treatment


These results demonstrate that the simultaneous application of radiofrequency and targeted pressure energy is a safe and effective treatment option for cellulite.

Juvéderm Voluma XC Feasible for Correcting Infraorbital Hollows

Researchers conducted a retrospective observational study involving patients aged 21 to 85 years who underwent Juvéderm Voluma XC treatment to correct infraorbital hollows as a singular intervention.

U.S. Providers Fix Complications From Medical Tourism Procedures

Cosmetic surgery procedures done in developing countries can carry substantial risks of complications that U.S. providers and payers must handle.

Autologous Fat Transfer Effective for Facial Reconstruction

Autologous fat transfer is an effective technique for treating soft-tissue deformities in the head and neck.

Rhinoplasty a Good Option for Airway Obstruction Repair

Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of functional rhinoplasty for the treatment of nasal airway obstruction caused by lateral nasal wall insufficiency.

Improving Facial Scars With Botulinum Toxin Injections

Botulinum toxin injections in surgical wound closure immediately after surgery improve facial surgery scars.

Is Mental Health Status Associated With Patient Satisfaction With Rhinoplasty?


The investigators sought to determine whether preoperative mental health is linked to patient satisfaction with functional outcomes of rhinoplasty procedures.

Selfies May Contribute to Perceived Nasal Breadth Distortion

The researchers found that the ratio of axis-aligned planes for a camera placed at infinity remained true to the real-world ratio as measured on the three-dimensional face.

Screening Tool Helps Assess Tanning Addiction

Researchers developed a new 7-item tanning addiction scale based on core addiction criteria.

New Domes Rhinoplasty Technique Predicts Long-Term Outcomes for Nasal Tip Rotation

Researchers reviewed outcomes for 323 patients undergoing primary rhinoplasty with the new domes technique performed by a single surgeon.

TENS Helps Reduce Pain Associated With Carboxytherapy


Patients in the active TENS group reported more mild pain intensity compared with those in the placebo and control groups.

Surgical Scar Perception Often Differs Between Patient, Clinician

Physicians were more likely to value scar pigmentation and relief, while patients were more likely to value scar depth.

Infection After Facial Implants Most Common Adverse Event

The most common complications of facial implants include infection, implant migration, and extrusion.

Stretch Mark Outcomes Similar With Carboxytherapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma

Both carboxytherapy and platelet-rich plasma are safe and effective for the treatment of stretch marks, with no significant difference between the 2 methods.

Facial Fat Grafting Benefits From Autologous Fat Processed By Cotton Pad Filtration

Autologous fat processed by means of a cotton pad filtration technique is an effective method of facial fat grafting.

Improved Neck, Décolletage Lines With Ultrasound, Diluted Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Microfocused ultrasound with visualization and diluted calcium hydroxylapatite improves moderate-to-severe lines on the neck and/or décolletage.

Swelling, Infection Common After Injectable Fillers

After identifying the most common side effects of injectable fillers, researchers found that most cases of adverse events stemmed from cheeks and lip injections.

Once-Daily Combination Treatment Effective for Female Pattern Hair Loss

Once-daily capsules containing a combination of minoxidil and spironolactone appear to be safe and effective for the treatment of female pattern hair loss.

Hyaluronic Acid Gel Fillers Linked to Good Long-Term Outcomes for Periorbital Fillings

Hyaluronic acid gel fillers of the periorbital region are well tolerated over 5 years of follow-up.

Surgeons May Be Overprescribing Narcotics After Rhinoplasty

Patients use a mean of 8.7 of the initially prescribed 20 to 30 hydrocodone-acetaminophen combination tablets after rhinoplasty surgery.

FDA Issues Warning Against the Use of Injectable Silicone for Body Enhancement


Injectable silicone is not approved for body enhancement use and can cause serious complications, including scarring and permanent disfigurement, embolism, stroke, and death.

Mixed Melasma Effectively Treated With Laser Alone or With Modified Jessner's Peel

Patients received 6 sessions of laser on the left side of the face and alternating laser and modified Jessner's on the right side.

Atrophic Facial Scar Treatment Outcomes Improved With Condensed Nanofat, Fat Grafts


Outcomes were measured using the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale to measure both aesthetic and functional outcomes.

Significant Skin Tightening Achieved With Immediate Wound Closure After Laser

The researchers found that all treated and control sites healed within a week, without scarring evident at 28 days. At 28 days there was significant shrinkage with laser treatment combined with compressive wound closure compared with untreated control sites.

Reticular Vein Sclerotherapy Improved With Polidocanol Plus Hypertonic Glucose


A study evaluated whether the addition of polidocanol to hypertonic glucose improved the treatment of lower limb reticular veins.

Rhinoplasty Surgery Patients Perceived as More Attractive, Healthy

The findings may improve patient discussions by allowing dermatologists to give more precise surgical expectations.

FDA Approves Botox for Forehead Lines


Botox Cosmetic is already approved for the temporary improvement of crow's feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

Vascular Malformations Treated by Percutaneous Bleomycin Injections

For the treatment of vascular malformations, percutaneous bleomycin injections are effective and tolerable.

Wrinkles in Crow's Feet Area Improved With Adhesive Pads

The use of topical adhesive pads can improve wrinkles in the crow's feet area within the first hour of use.

Smoking Cessation Guidance Before Cosmetic Surgery May Influence Long-Term Quitting

Asking patients to stop smoking before undergoing cosmetic surgery can promote long-term smoking cessation.

Scarring Appearance Improved With Early, Single Non-Ablative Fractional Laser

Clinical scar appearance can be improved by early, single non-ablative fractional laser exposure.

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