Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Consumers Rate Wrinkle-Relaxers, Fillers, and Body Sculpting Treatments Tops: ASDS Survey

Consumers give high marks to wrinkle-relaxing injections, soft-tissue fillers, and body sculpting treatments, according to survey data on cosmetic skin treatments released recently by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Those three categories of treatments received satisfaction ratings of 90 percent or above for the second straight year. The percentages of those "extremely satisfied" with the procedures increased significantly in all three groups.

More than 8,300 people responded to the second annual ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures, providing opinions on cosmetic treatments in general and ratings for 10 specific procedures.

Consumers are most satisfied with wrinkle-relaxing injections to soften facial lines and crow's feet. Three types of wrinkle-relaxers, also called neuromodulators or neurotoxins, are available: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Soft-tissue fillers such as Belotero, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, and Voluma, which smooth wrinkles and folds and add facial volume, also get top marks.
Satisfaction with body sculpting also is high. Options include tumescent liposuction, performed in an office setting under local anesthesia; cryolipolysis, also known as "fat-freezing;" laserlipolysis to remove localized, stubborn pockets of fat; and other non-invasive treatments – using focused ultrasound and/or radiofrequency – for fat and cellulite.
ASDS President Mitchel P. Goldman said consumers increasingly are aware of the availability and effectiveness of cosmetic procedures, and that options now include many minimally and non-invasive treatments.
ASDS member dermatologist Derek Jones, M.D., performs thousands of injectable treatments each year.

"They are relatively affordable and, especially in well-trained hands, involve minimal downtime," he said. "Most people can have an injectable treatment and go right back into their day. Other surgical treatments require much more advance planning in terms of scheduling."
Most of his patients receiving wrinkle-relaxing injections also opt for fillers for a "global-face" approach, he said.

"We have a whole portfolio of products. When we use a combination approach, with more than one location and in an artful, scientific, and sophisticated manner, patient satisfaction is very high," he said.

Goldman said body sculpting "is popular because it works so well," he said. The average liposuction patient in his multi-dermatologic surgeon practice has 2.3 procedures within two to three years. "Once they see how easy it is – downtime is a few days, typically – and that the results are so good, they want it done on a different part of their body," he said.
He added innovation also is increasing patient satisfaction. "Breakthroughs – many spearheaded by ASDS members – have increased treatment effectiveness and safety and, as a result, satisfaction ratings."

The treatments with the highest satisfaction ratings reflect the top reasons consumers say they turn to cosmetic procedures: to look "as young as I feel or better for my age," to appear more attractive, and to feel more confident. Those were the three most important reasons cited in 2013 as well.

Survey results show some prospective patients worry that treatments may not provide the desired outcome. "Too many people are performing procedures who don't have the extensive experience and training dermatologic surgeons do," said Jones. "Patients may have one aspect of the face altered in relation to another, and the outcome is not what they want.
"When patients go to well-trained ASDS members who practice with artistry, aesthetics, and science in mind, the outcomes are exceedingly good," he said.
Goldman agreed. "ASDS members are the obvious choice for both cosmetic and medically necessary procedures," he said. "We are the skin experts."

Friday, October 24, 2014

ASDS: Most patients satisfied with wrinkle-relaxing injections

Consumers reported a 92% satisfaction rate for wrinkle-relaxing injections, according to survey results announced by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
More than two-thirds of respondents who had undergone the injections (9%) said dermatologic surgeons had performed the procedures.
Excess weight was listed as the greatest cosmetic concern. More than half of those surveyed, however, were bothered by conditions treatable with wrinkle-relaxing injections, including mid-face folds and wrinkles, and wrinkles or lines near the eyes, according to the release.
“Nearly 60 percent of survey respondents said they were considering wrinkle-relaxing injections in the future,” the release stated. Delays in receiving treatment were attributed to cost (80%), fear of achieving desired results (36%) and recovery time (33%).
ASDS members performed nearly 1.5 million wrinkle-relaxing injections in 2012, according to the release, up from 1.2 million treatments in 2011.
“Not only are these procedures more affordable and available today than they have ever been before, but many require very little, if any, recovery time,” Flynn said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Line and Wrinkle Treatment

Line and wrinkle treatments (more commonly known as Botox® or Vistabel®) are commonly used to treat areas in the upper part of the face, these treatments can combat both fine lines and also deep wrinkles.
Line & wrinkle treatments have been used as Cosmetic Treatments since the late 1980's, revolutionising the cosmetic industry due to their remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time. Wrinkle Relaxing injections have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide and is the world's most popular Non Surgical treatment.


Line and WrinkleBENEFITS

  • Prevents fine lines and deep wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the muscles. The most popular areas to treat are:
  • Frown lines between the eyes
  • Forehead lines
  • Crows feet
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles already formed restoring a more youthful appearance.
  • Untreated areas of the face aren't affected, so you can still smile and frown, but the skin on the treated areas won't wrinkle as much as usual.
  • The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Not permanent and will naturally break down.
  • Lines and wrinkles can be minimised by using a purified protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum bacteria which induces long-term relaxation of contracted muscles. This product was originally used to
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Galderma Initiates U.S. Study of Novel Muscle Relaxant for Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetic... | Business Wire

Galderma Initiates U.S. Study of Novel Muscle Relaxant for Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetic... | Business Wire

Phase II clinical trial of a novel muscle relaxant in the United States. The study is investigating the safety and efficacy of Galderma’s internally developed liquid formulation of botulinum toxin in the setting of aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery and will add to the existing Galderma neurotoxin franchise.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hyaluronic acid injections

If you want to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid may be a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body.
In fact, this substance is found in almost every single living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It's also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. If the term sounds familiar, it's because the same substance is often injected into the aching joints of people with arthritis to ease pain and provide extra cushioning. Brand names include Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Juvéderm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources.
When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
In the last few decades, various synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid have been developed and used to correct disorders in the fields of rheumatology, ophthalmology, and wound repair. More recently, synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid are being manufactured for use in face augmentation.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fast Fixes for Fuller Lips

Injecting the lips with hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Juvéderm and Perlane can create fuller, plumper lips. “There are two different types of candidates that benefit from lip injections,” explains Dr. Michael Menachof. “One needs volume; the other needs to balance their features.” But, in some, injecting Botox (which reduces movement of the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles) around the mouth can since they attract water and swell the help create a more youthful appearance all-around. “For those with a lot of lines lips internally around the mouth, adding just volume to the lips will not be enough,” explains Dr. Mark Murphy. “You also need to treat the area with Botox to minimize the lines.lip_enhancement_NB23IWFACE
The role of Botox to remove wrinkles

Monday, October 6, 2014


What is XEOMIN®?

XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) in adults.
XEOMIN® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
XEOMIN® is also sometimes referred to as incobotulinumtoxinA.

XEOMIN® in Aesthetics: How Does it Work?

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions