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RADIUS Toothbrush – An Easier Way to Take Care of Teeth

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RADIUS unique designs and customized grips offer smarter, easier way to take care of teeth

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – RADIUS has become the toothbrush maker of today. With customized grips, ergonomic handles, oval heads, and three times the amount of bristles than ordinary toothbrushes, the revolutionary RADIUS toothbrush designs have made brushing teeth fun, comfortable, easier and more beneficial. With their wide surface area heads, RADIUS toothbrushes offer users a long lasting, sustainable toothbrush for less pressure on the gums and a smarter, more efficient clean. As the very first toothbrush to accommodate both right- and left-handed people, RADIUS toothbrushes have become the must-have for all those looking to improve their dental health this year and this new decade. By encouraging consumers to Get a better handle on it!, RADIUS hopes that everyone will focus more attention on their dental health in 2010 and years to come.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing teeth twice daily for two minutes and that worn bristles won’t do a good job of cleaning teeth, but many people’s dental habits do not meet ADA standards. Experts report that poor dental habits such as not using the right toothbrush, improper techniques, not brushing long enough, not flossing and too much sugar in one’s diet lead to a variety of oral problems linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, arthritis, osteoporosis, and more. For the most common perpetrators of these mistakes, there is now a toothbrush to make things easier with RADIUS.

Also, the ADA recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months or when bristles are frayed. Wholeheartedly, the experts at RADIUS agree, especially if one is using one of those toothbrush brands that have ordinary bristles as they are likely to become frayed or worn in that amount of time or less. RADIUS toothbrushes have up to 300 percent more bristles and a much more effective, wide oval head that’s designed to fit very comfortably in any mouth. In addition, with so many more top grade bristles, on average, RADIUS toothbrushes last three times as long as any other brands.

With their comfortable, more effective heads and soft, fine bristles, RADIUS Toothbrushes allow users to reach a larger surface with less pressure on the gums. The ADA recommends brushing at an angle, which most people are not aware of, but the comfortable, ergonomically-designed RADIUS handles are made to brush at just the right angle. The average brush time, which is 45 seconds for males and 60 seconds for females, is far under the two minute ADA brushing recommendation. RADIUS makes brushing teeth easier and fun and has been found to increase brushing time for most users. RADIUS users report that RADIUS Toothbrushes last three times longer than the average toothbrush, helping consumers to also get a better handle on their finances, saving them money from having to buy new toothbrushes every three months.

“Launched 25 years ago, RADIUS continues to design and manufacture some of the world’s most advanced and innovative toothbrushes, and we are so thrilled to see dental health becoming more of a priority for people today,” says Saskia Foley, Executive Vice President of RADIUS. “Good oral health begins with clean teeth, and RADIUS is helping everyone get a better handle on their teeth. We’ve already gotten a huge amount of positive feedback on the expansion of our product line, and that shows us that now is the time that people can do something about their oral health in a fun and innovative, yet effective, way.”

Since the company’s inception, RADIUS has designed seven distinct and unique lines of toothbrushes for different styles and needs. With the expansion of the product line, including the introduction of the Scuba, Intelligent™, Source, and children’s line (Kidz, Pure Baby and Totz), RADIUS has been deemed the “natural choice for a natural smile.” With every single line featuring a customized grip, a round head and soft premium bristles, RADIUS also offers both left-handed and right-handed toothbrushes, making it easier for left-handed users who usually have a difficult time with ordinary toothbrushes. Features of each product line include:

RADIUS Original
The first and most popular, the RADIUS Original features an oval head with 300% more premium bristles than any ordinary toothbrush. ADA accepted, the Original is made from 100% Sustainable Wood-based cellulose and distributes pressure evenly, reducing enamel erosion and massaging sensitive gum tissue to reduce bleeding, while the handle has a customized grip, ensuring a dentist recommended 45 degree angle.

RADIUS Source
With its unique environmentally-friendly design and a handle made from bio-plastics of recycled dollar bills, recycled flax fiber or recycled wood, the RADIUS Source allows users to keep their toothbrush forever. By using RADIUS lightweight, unbreakable replacement heads made from surgical-grade nylon, users can discard the heads and keep the handle forever. The replaceable heads snap easily into the handle, last three months and rotate for left or right-handed users. With its fanned bristle pattern and a narrow head for better access to the back teeth, the RADIUS Source is the answer for users who want to take care of their teeth and the earth.

RADIUS Scuba
Ideal for harder brushers, the RADIUS Scuba’s flexible rubber neck and non-slip handle reduces pressure while the wide oval head and 300% more bristles than ordinary toothbrushes leaves the mouth clean and healthy. Available in a variety of fun colors, the Scuba is perfect for those who wear braces. Also ADA accepted and available for both right- or left-handed users, the RADIUS Scuba is a fun and comfortable way for both right and left-handed users to brush their teeth.

RADIUS Intelligent
With a built in 2-minute timer and 30-second quadrant timer to help recommended brush time and technique, the RADIUS Intelligent guides users to brush for the appropriate time as recommended by the ADA. Included is a 3-month wear meter to signal time for a new replaceable head. The non-slip re-usable handle reduces waste by 93% and is guaranteed for 4 years.

RADIUS Kidz, Totz and Pure Baby
A mini-sized Original, the RADIUS Kidz, with even softer bristles for children’s sensitive teeth, a wide head, thumb grip and comfortable handle, makes brushing teeth fun and easy for all kids. Children are no longer fighting their parents on brushing teeth; they are asking for it with the RADIUS Kidz toothbrush.

For younger children, RADIUS offers the RADIUS Totz toothbrush, for children ages 18 months and up. With its tapered handle for parents and young tots, the FDA approved and Bisphenol-A Free brush is safe for young children’s teeth and sensitive gums. Its oval head is designed without corners for delicate gums and teeth. Finally, for the very young, the RADIUS Pure Baby toothbrush, for ages 6-18 months old, is a perfect way for parents to care for their baby’s sensitive mouth. With a tapered handle to provide maximum control and guidance, the oval head is designed without corners for babies’ soft mouths and is the world’s first completely dye-free, BPA-free toothbrush.

To get a better handle on your dental health in 2010, RADIUS encourages users to switch from their old toothbrush to a RADIUS Toothbrush. By using a RADIUS Toothbrush, consumers can get a better handle on their teeth, their smile, their health and their finances.

About Radius
RADIUS is a 26 year-old family-owned consumer products company. It is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty toothbrushes and complimentary products, including toiletries’ travel cases and dental floss. RADIUS is a leader in the natural products industry in personal care and is renowned for its combination of innovative designs, premium materials, and eco-conscious manufacturing that redefines ordinary personal care products with the goal of enhancing the quality and enjoyment of everyday routines. The company is vertically integrates, design and manufacturing, inspecting all of its products by hand. Parallel goals of promoting energy-efficient manufacturing and a focus on a clean and cutting-edge design presence sets Radius apart from the rest.

Radius
610.683.9400
http://www.radiustoothbrush.com

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Gold Skin Care Dermatology Group Takes Home Awards

Nashville Dermatology Group Takes Home Two Best-Of Awards

Nashville, Tenn. – At the annual Tennessean newspaper Toast of Music City Awards Middle Tennessee dermatologist Dr. Michael H. Gold, and his team at Gold Skin Care Center received two of the most coveted awards in the health and service industries. Gold Skin Care Center was voted “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” and its subsidiary, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, was voted “Best Spa (Overall).” This was the first year either location submitted their name for inclusion in the voting process.

Dr. Gold

“This is such an honor for us,” stated Dr. Gold upon hearing of the first place finish. “We have proudly served the needs of our patients and clients for 20 years this year, and this is a wonderful anniversary gift for me and my team. We have a saying here, that “Beautiful Skin is Our Only Business,” and this recognition solidifies that our patients, the readers of The Tennessean, truly understand our commitment and dedication to them all.”

About Gold Skin Care
Dr. Gold is the founder and Medical Director of Gold Skin Care Center, one of the leading dermatology centers in the country, devoted to caring for all patients with skin care needs and concerns. The divisions of Gold Skin Care Center include The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, a center solely devoted to the aesthetic needs of his patients; Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, a spa combining the most advanced techniques and products to guide you to the highest level of relaxation and rejuvenation; and Tennessee Clinical Research Center, a facility where the most advanced laser and light based sources are researched before becoming available to the general public.

Gold Skin Care Center offers the latest, most advanced and effective dermatologic treatments and cosmetic dermatologic surgery available today. Dr. Gold is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, at Vanderbilt University Medical School and at Vanderbilt University Nursing School. Guided by an outstanding professional staff, Gold Skin Care Center is a national leading teaching center for many treatments and is widely considered a leader of clinical and cosmetic dermatology in the Southeast. It is located at 2000 Richard Jones Road, Suite 220, in Nashville.

Gold Skin Care
615.383.2400
http://www.goldskincare.com

Source: Gold Skin Care

Laser & Light Technology Industry News

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Arizona Regulation Update
Arizona requires all training providers be registered with the state to provide training to comply with their requirements. The program shall provide a provisional certificate to the applicant verifying the successful completion of the didactic training.

An aesthetician who has been using laser and IPL devices before the effective date of this amendment to this section may continue to do so if the aesthetician applies for and receives a certificate pursuant to this section before October 1, 2010. Arizona state legislature requires a laser technician who wishes to perform cosmetic laser procedures and procedures using IPL devices to successfully complete 40 hours of didactic training as required by agency rules at a certified training program.
More Information From State Website

Texas Regulations Update
The Texas Legislature has passed legislation in House Bill 449 that establishes a regulatory program for laser hair removal. The Department of State Health Services is charged with implementing that program. The legislation requires every laser hair removal facility to be licensed by the department. It also requires that each individual who performs laser hair removal procedures, except physicians, be certified by the department. By September 1, 2010, every laser hair removal facility must be licensed and each individual who performs laser hair removal must be certified.

However, the adoption of the laser hair removal rules and implementation of the laser hair removal program has been delayed for a number of reasons, including the request from state leadership for each state agency to submit a plan to reduce budgets by 5%, as well as implementing an agency hiring freeze to help address the state’s budget situation. Work on implementation, however, does continue forward. More Information From State Website

Medical Aesthetics Book Available
Milady’s Aesthetician Series, Lasers and Light Therapy, co-authored by RLI Consultant Patricia Owens, offers a unique approach into the science and technology of laser and light systems. The reader will be exposed to all aspects of this specialized field whether one is working in a medical spa, day spa, or medical clinic.

This book is designed to address areas of hair removal and facial / body rejuvenation from a beginning conceptual level into practical hands-on application. Detailed information of treatment protocols is explored starting with the initial consultation and skin care, to the selection of the appropriate cosmetic device, to the delivery of the laser/light technology.

Upcoming Courses Offered by RLI
Developed and taught by many of the leading experts in the field, RLI training courses have been recognized as the best in the industry. Use the Coupon Code W86T30 to receive a 10% Discount off any Aesthetic Course registration. Offer Ends August 31, 2010.

San Antonio, TX July 30th
Medical Aesthetics Training Seminar
3 Day Course with Texas Mandate

Phoenix, AZ October 14th - 18th
Aesthetic Laser Safety Officer
5 Day Course with CPR & First Aid

Houston, TX November 12th
Medical Aesthetics Training Seminar
3 Day Course with Texas Mandate

For more information about RLI: http://www.rli.com

Senator Franken Urges Congress to Give Incentives to Device Makers

Franken, industry urge more incentives for medical device makers to develop products for rare diseases

By Julian Pecquet

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Wednesday called on Congress to create extra incentives for medical device makers to tackle rare diseases.

“I’m concerned that we still don’t have equivalent incentives for devices as we have for drugs,” Franken said in opening remarks at a Senate health committee hearing on ways to promote new treatments and cures for rare and neglected pediatric diseases. “I think we can do more and I look forward to exploring this issue with the panel.”

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.)

Minnesota is home to several medical device giants, such as Medtronic.

Such companies say they need government help to make their investments in rare diseases worthwhile, because the affected populations are too tiny for them to turn a profit.

The industry group Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) weighed in with its own set of proposals as the hearing got under way.

“We must create a regulatory environment where innovation to address these unmet needs can thrive,” President and CEO Stephen Ubl said in a statement.

Ubl suggested the Food and Drug Administration start by developing general guidance for its humanitarian device exemption (HDE) program outlining appropriate types and levels of data necessary for approval.

The HDE program exempts devices that treat or diagnose diseases and conditions affecting fewer than 4,000 people in the United States from having to scientifically prove that they are effective for their intended purpose.

“Medical technology companies also face potentially enormous (research and development) costs in developing new pediatric devices with little hope of recouping their investment due to the small market for some products,” Ubl said. “To help mitigate these costs, AdvaMed proposes Congress create a strong pediatric device R&D tax credit program as well as a tax credit for pediatric HDEs similar to the tax credit that currently exists for orphan drugs.”

Source: The Hill’s Healthcare Blog

Nanotechnology R&D Grows in Beauty Industry According to Thomson Reuters

Nanotechnology R&D Grows in Beauty Industry According to Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property Analysis

Global study shows growth in nanotechnology-based personal care products and brands

Eagan, MN - Small particles are becoming a big business for the world’s personal care products manufacturers according to an analysis of world patent activity published today by the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. The new report, Can Nanotech Unlock the Fountain of Youth?, finds that the beauty industry has begun to make an aggressive foray into nanotechnology, using tiny molecular compounds to improve the performance of creams, sunscreens, shampoos and other personal-care products.

Nanotechnology in Sunscreen

The report tracks unique inventions published in patent applications and granted patents from 2003 to 2009, along with trademark data from 2000 through 2009, to identify the companies and areas of nanotechnology innovation showing the sharpest growth in this industry. The findings include:

* Nanotech Growth Accelerates: The volume of innovative patents involving nanotechnology in beauty and personal-care items grew by 103% over the last seven years, more than doubling from 181 patents in 2003 to 367 in 2009.

* Specialty Chemical Companies Stake Claim: While L’Oreal and Amorepacific were early innovators in the development of nanotech-based beauty products, a great deal of new innovation in the field comes from companies that one would not traditionally associate with the cosmetics industry, including Fujifilm and BASF. Of 367 unique inventions filed in 2009, 10 were by Fujifilm; 9 were by BASF and 7 were by Amorepacific.

* “Nano” Trademarks: From 2000 through the end of 2009, a total of 217 personal-care brands that incorporate the term “nano” were trademarked in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, European Community and WIPO; the second half of that period (2005 – 2009) had 575% more registered marks than the first half (2000 – 2004).

The data in this report was compiled using the Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) database, for patent research, and SERION®, for trademarks, to identify global innovation and brand activity in nanotechnology for personal care products. Patent and trademark activity are being used as a benchmark for innovation. The patent research aggregates granted documents and published applications (examined and unexamined) in 2003 and 2009. Results from both time periods were then compared to determine the overall growth trend over the last seven years.

To view the full report, Can Nanotech Unlock the Fountain of Youth?, please click here:
http://ip.thomsonreuters.com/info/nanotech/Nanotechnology_061510_f.pdf

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Plastic Surgery Summer 2010 – Breast Reconstruction

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010 Issue
Plastic Surgery Department

Revolutionary
Breast Reconstruction

A MINIMALLY-INVASIVE ALTERNATIVE
USING THE BRAVA EXTERNAL
TISSUE EXPANDER

By Roger K. Khouri, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Breast cancer patients who have lost all or part of their breast(s) to cancer now have a revolutionary, minimally-invasive reconstructive alternative available to them. No longer are the choices limited to the traditional implant or flap surgery which inflict additional trauma and scars. Our new breakthrough technique regenerates an entire, sensate, natural-feeling breast mound, in-situ, restoring what cancer and surgery have taken away.

CREATING ENTIRE BREASTS WITH BRAVA, LIPO, AND MICRO-FAT TRANSFER
In the nineties, I was professor of plastic surgery and a recognized world expert in microsurgery flap breast reconstructions. However, I was always concerned that this was far too much surgery to just recreate a patch-like breast mound. I have, therefore, spent the past 15 years refining a more patient friendly, less invasive, superior alternative. This new micro-fat grafting procedure begins with the patient wearing an external expander device called Brava, to prepare the recipient breast for the grafts.

The BRAVA device, a bra-like external tissue expander shown to enlarge breast volume and increase blood flow, is worn 10 hours/day
(while sleeping) for four weeks post-mastectomy or lumpectomy. Not only does it expand the skin, it also causes swelling of the mastectomy or lumpectomy defect to regenerate a breast-like mound through the expansion of the remaining tissues and nerves. This creates an adequate matrix into which fat is later injected.

Fat is then removed from one area of the patient’s body and meticulously injected back as hundreds of tiny individual droplets at the breast defect site that has been enlarged by the Brava expansion. These micro-fat grafts (autologous grafts) are harvested by gentle liposuction from the patient’s thighs, buttocks, and stomach – wherever there is fat to spare. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

Dr. Khouri

About Dr. Khouri
Roger K. Khouri M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon trained in General Surgery at UNC, in Plastic Surgery at Brown University, in Reconstructive Microsurgery at NYU and in Hand Surgery at Harvard. Dr. Khouri lives in Miami with his wife Dr. Susana Leal-Khouri, a renowned Pathologist & Dermatologist, and their five children. Doctor Khouri is the founder of the Miami Breast Center. He is a Plastic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience with breast reconstruction. Dr. Khouri is a leader and innovator in natural, no implant, breast augmentation and post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Twelve years ago Dr. Khouri published what was then the largest experience in the world with breast reconstruction using microsurgery & TRAM flaps. While practicing in Miami over the past 5 years, he has perfected a much more patient-friendly alternative method of breast reconstruction. He has contributed to innovations in liposuction, lipografting, and was the inventor of the BRAVA external breast tissue expander. For further information about this procedure, contact Dr. Khouri: 305.642.4263 or visit http://www.MiamiBreastCenter.com.

Organics & Green Summer 2010 – Green SPF

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010
Organics & Green Department

GREEN
Sun Protection

SAFE AND EFFICACIOUS
SUN CARE PRODUCTS

By Emily Stocker, Contributing Editor & Advisor

We are all educated on the damaging effects of the sun on our skin - skin cancer, premature aging, sunspots, and wrinkles - and encourage patients to take heed and use sun protection when going out in the sun. Even with the risk of skin cancer posted clearly on the wall, the tanning salon industry still flourishes with customers, growing to a seven billion dollar industry annually. Teenagers and adults alike flock to the beach all summer long, soaking in more than their share of vitamin D. Are they getting enough? How safe is the sunscreen they are repeatedly applying all summer long?

DANGERS OF SUNSCREEN
Oxybenzone is a synthetic chemical and a sunscreen ingredient that should be avoided whenever possible. Oxybenzone is an endocrine disruptor which can affect the nervous system. It penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream. Oxybenzone is a synthetic chemical and a sunscreen that should be avoided whenever possible. It is an endocrine disruptor which can affect the nervous system.

It has been linked to cancer and creates free radicals which, when exposed to the sun, are also harmful. The Center for Disease Control conducted bio-monitoring surveys in which they detected oxybenzone in the bodies of ninety-seven percent of Americans tested. Parabens contained within a plethora of beauty products, including sunscreen, are a group of chemicals widely used as preservatives.
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Emily Stocker

About the Author
Emily Stocker steps into the business of being green (and happy) with Em’s Organics, offering products like sea sponge soap made
from USDA Organic ingredients and baby and children’s clothing and accessories. And that’s just the beginning. Visit Emily on the worldwide web: http://www.EmsOrganics.com, which officially launched April 22nd, Earth Day. Contact Emily via email at: emily@EmsOrganics.com.

Organics & Green Summer 2010 – Anti-Aging & Beauty

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010 Issue
Organics & Green Department

Anti-Aging & Beauty

IT IS ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE

By Ron Tracy, Organic & Natural Enterprise Group

Why are we doing this to ourselves? What benefit is there in striving for something we will never obtain? Why is it that the males of our species seem to physically glide through life not beating themselves up, and the females worry themselves silly over every wrinkle and pucker? Does the phrase Anti-Aging even make sense?

We age. We have to. That’s the way it was written. It used to be that humans found value in their character and the way they refined their character over time into something solid and shining, like a precious gem that starts out looking like any old rock and ends up a ruby or sapphire or diamond. How many of us would give up our wrinkled, plump grandparents for tight-faced counterparts with tummy tucks and liposuction? Would we love Grandma and Grandpa any better? And what if Grandma was competing for your boyfriend?

Come on, everybody, let’s get real! Get real for our health, our well-being, our joy of life, and for the message we send to others, especially our children. It used to be that humans found value in their character and the way they refined their character over time into something solid and shining, like a precious gem that starts out looking like any old rock and ends up a ruby or sapphire or diamond.

Does that mean we don’t take care of ourselves and let ourselves go, like the house on the block with chipping paint and a yard full of weeds? Quite the contrary. It means that we need to do the things that give us a bountiful, meaningful, healthy, and joyful life, while respecting our bodies and the neighborhood. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

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About ONEgroup
Organic and Natural Enterprise Group (ONEgroup) is an Australian based company that creates and manufactures the world’s first Certified Organic skin care, hair care, personal care, health care, and cosmetic products. ONEgroup’s range of MIessence products stand in a class all their own by being independently certified to international food grade standards by some of the world’s most respected organic certifying organizations, namely, Australian Certified Organic (ACO), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and IFOAM (Europe).

ONEgroup’s vision is to be an outstanding enterprise of inspiration, conviction and integrity that is a force for change towards ethical and ecological business practices while making a positive difference in the lives of their Independent Representatives, customers, employees, and their families throughout the world. Their innovative product ranges of unrivaled purity and effectiveness, combined with an ethical, unique and versatile business model, rewards all associated with them through a financially stable, soundly managed company. Visit their website: http://www.miessence.com.

Wellness Summer 2010 – TRT Part II

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010 Issue
Wellness Department

Testosterone Replacement
Therapies

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR
PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH
HYPOGONADISM - PART II

By M. Byers, B.S., S. Laddy, R.Ph., T. Mastanduono, R.Ph.

As noted in Part I of this series, endocrine suppression, or hypogonadism, is well documented to arise from: opiate therapy for chronic pain, aging, diabetes, and obesity. In recent years, increased focus on anti-aging and treatment of the whole patient has resulted in better patient outcomes and improved quality of life for hypogonadal patients. This is Part II of a two-part series on treatment options for hypogonadal patients. Part I focused on the identification and benefits of treating hypogonadism. Part II will focus on the side effects and issues associated with several Testosterone Replacement Therapies (TRT).

When identified, hypogonadism is typically treated with one of several hormone replacement therapies. In males, hypogonadism is treated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT. Compliance, diversion, and side effects are common complaints with oral, transdermal, and transmucosal routes of administration. Additionally, TRT via gels and foam preparations can be associated with virilization.

TRT via implantable pellet therapy provides a significant improvement in hormone replacement therapy for men. This type of technology avoids compliance and diversion issues associated with prescribed formulations. Additionally, increased compliance results in steady state Testosterone (T) levels and significant improvement in quality of life for chronic pain patients suffering from hypogonadism. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

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About MasterPharm
MasterPharm’s sterile products are compounded in Iso-4 (Class-10) state-of-the-art clean rooms. Batches are assayed both in house and by independent labs for potency, sterility and pyrogen / endotoxin levels. MasterPharm specializes in the formulation of drugs that are not commerically available. Our pharmacists use state-of-the-art technology with FDA-approved chemicals so that your finished medication meets the doctor’s exact specifications. When completed, all compounds are stored under rigorous environmental standards to insure purity, quality, and integrity.

MasterPharm offers overnight delivery to locations throughout the United States and expedited delivery to locations worldwide. As thought leaders in Pharmaceutical Compounding, their mission is to provide the highest quality compounded pharmaceuticals, expert consulting, technical guidance, and customer service to their physicians and patients. Innovation, Integrity and Patient Care are not just words, but the foundation upon which MasterPharm built its business. MasterPharm’s facilities operate in strict compliance with ASHP, USP/NF 795 and 797, JCAHO and Iso 9001 quality control standards. Their professional staff has years of experience in pharmaceutical compounding, research and development, institutional management, consultation, and patient care. It is this level of practical experience and industry know-how that sets them apart. Contact MasterPharm at 866.630.5600. Visit their website: http://www.masterpharm.com.

Wellness Summer 2010 – Acne Vulgaris

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010 Issue
Wellness Department

Acne Vulgaris

A NUTRITIONAL PERSPECTIVE

By Paula Simpson, B.A.Sc. (Nutrition), R.N.C.P.

Diet has an important role to play in many skin disorders; and when it comes to nutritional advice, Dermatologists are frequently faced with the challenge of separating fact from myth. Acne is by far the most common skin disease and is increasingly affecting both adolescents and adults in North America. Eighty percent of the population will experience some manifestation of acne. Twenty-five percent of them will have acne serious enough to merit some form of professional treatment. In contrast, acne remains rare in certain non-Westernized societies. Although not life threatening, the psycho-social consequences of those suffering with acne may be debilitating, thus patients are highly motivated to best manage and treat their condition.

For many years, the Acne-Diet Connection has been a hot topic of debate by leading skin health experts and researchers worldwide. In the 1930s, acne was considered to be a disease of disturbed carbohydrate metabolism in acne patients. In the 1950s, major dermatology text books contained specific lists of what foods to avoid for those suffering with acne.

Patients were told to avoid chocolate, fats, sweets, and carbonated sodas as part of their acne treatment programs. This treatment protocol was removed in the late sixties when a clinical study found no association between diet and acne lesions. Later this same study was criticized for a number of design flaws. In the last few years a number of articles and clinical studies pointing in favor of the diet acne connection has forced us to re-examine this potential connection between nutrition and the acne process.

Acne Vulgaris is defined as a condition caused by chronic sebaceous gland inflammation characterized by comedones, papules, and pustules of sebaceous areas — face, chest, and back resolving with scarring reaction. It is the most common skin disease seen by Dermatologists. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

Paual Simpson

About the Author
Paula Simpson, B.A.Sc. (Nutrition), R.N.C.P. is the Executive Director of Isocell North America and holds a degree in Nutrition. She has over 15 years of experience in consulting, public relations, product formulation, and program development for the Nutraceutical and Medical Aesthetic Industry. Her role as a Scientific Evaluator and Regulatory Consultant for some of the top nutraceutical companies worldwide has solidified her reputation as a leader in research and development for innovative natural health products. Ms. Simpson can be contacted at paula.simpson@glisodinskin.com. Visit their website: http://www.glisodinskin.com.

Practice Management Summer 2010 – Skin Care Dispensing

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010 Issue
Practice Management Department

Skin Care Dispensing
Solutions

TIPS FOR CREATING A RETAIL VERTICAL
TO ENHANCE YOUR SERVICES

By Wendy Lewis, Contributing Editor & Advisor

Successful cosmetic practices and medspas offer patients the education they need to keep their skin healthy and youthful, and provide preventive as well as corrective care. Think of skin care as an adjunct to your existing practice and a convenient service for your patients that enhances the treatments and procedures you already offer. They enjoy the convenience of one-stop shopping and having a professional skin care expert or physician explain the use of a comprehensive program customized for their individual skin type and concerns. Skin care buyers are becoming more sophisticated and knowledgeable about the physiology of the skin, and demand exceptional performance from their personal care products in all categories.

The Internet has created a new generation of on-line skin care buyers who are using the internet to pre-shop as well as to purchase and replenish. Distribution channels are also highly diversified; cosmeceuticals can be purchased from mass-market and direct marketing retailers, prestige retailers, specialty stores, spas, salons, gyms, and clinics, as well as via a growing crop of on-line portals.

To maintain your professional ethics you should ensure that patients feel they are getting reputable products that are safe and effective, and that offer value for the price point. Doctors who dispense in their office should make the best interests of their patients their highest priority.

MARKETING & MERCHANDISING
Although the factors of space, staffing, storage, and product selection can seem overwhelming, adding skin care to your practice or upgrading your skin care vertical is a lot easier and less expensive than you might think. The start-up costs are relatively low in comparison to adding a piece of capital equipment. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

Wendy Lewis

About the Author
Wendy Lewis is the President of Wendy Lewis & Co., Ltd. global aesthetics consultancy established in 1997, and an internationally renowned expert in social media strategy and practice marketing. She is the author of 10 books on aesthetics and beauty and Founder and Editor in Chief of http://www.beautyinthebag.com. Contact her: 1.877.WLBEAUTY or email her: wl@wlbeauty.com. Visit her on the worldwide web: http://www.cosmeticmedrx.com.

Laser & Light Technology Summer 2010 – MicroFractional Anti-Aging Treatment

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010
Laser & Light Technology Department

MicroFractional Anti-Aging Treatment

COMBINING THE TECHNOLOGY
OF THE PROFRACTIONAL WITH
THE ABLATIVE MICROLASERPEEL,
AN OVERALL ANTI-AGING
TREATMENT HAS BEEN CREATED
TO PROVIDE AN ANSWER TO A
HOST OF SKIN CONDITIONS

By Gregory Alan Wiener, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Contributing Editor & Advisor

The options for treating wrinkles have increased dramatically over the last 10 years. We have all seen the expansion in the use of less invasive modalities to improve skin tone, minimize rentals, and sun damage. However, despite the ever-increasing popularity of less invasive procedures, deep laser resurfacing remains a benchmark procedure. No matter how much this scan is injected, heated, or filled using the newest technologies, it is still difficult to replicate the results of one deep resurfacing treatment.

Removing the entire epidermis and upper dermis usually takes away all but the deepest wrinkles and sun damage. Of course, the procedure does not reposition and lift tissues the way a cheek or neck lift does, but it is almost like a surgery in that it requires general anesthesia and a more significant recovery. Patients sometimes remain pink for weeks to even months afterwards.

Advancements in resurfacing technology like dual-mode Nd:YAG-Erbium lasers have reduced recovery times, but patients are still looking for deep resurfacing results in treatments that require only local anesthesia and that result in less downtime.

Fortunately, as the laser market continues to evolve, new treatments are being developed that can in fact create more dramatic results with less downtime. In my office in Chicago, IL, we combine the deep resurfacing abilities of the Sciton ProFractional Laser with ablative MicroLaserPeel (http://www.sciton.com) in order to minimize wrinkling, decrease dyschromias, age spots and sun damage, and improve the overall tone of the skin, much like a deep resurfacing treatment. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

Dr. Wiener

About Dr. Wiener
Gregory Alan Wiener, M.D. is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who has been practicing at Resurrection Hospital for the past 9 years. He was named a Consumer Reports “Top Surgeon” and completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Wiener has been featured in several media outlets both nationally and locally. Visit Dr. Wiener online: http://www.TheArtofPlasticSurgery.com.

jobFIT Summer 2010 – Psychological Recession

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010 Issue
jobFIT Department

Psychological Recession

ALIENATING EMPLOYEES
AND HURTING AMERICAN
BUSINESS

By Jan Watson, J.P. Watson Group
Advisor & Contributing Editor

A psychological recession is not just an industry buzz word, but a real phenomenon that holds real consequences. The United Kingdom experienced a psychological recession from 1990-1994, a phenomenon at that time of unknown duration and complexity. In 1990 Dai Williams, an Occupational Psychologist, started combining field notes of colleagues and other papers written over 8 years of observances to help others survive the UK Recession.

Williams created a working definition of Recession Fatigue as “A form of chronic psychological stress caused or exacerbated by an individual’s economic circumstances, and severe and prolonged enough to degrade their personal effectiveness in work or non-work situations.” For at least a third of the population the UK Recession was like a war without an enemy, causing thousands of fatalities and damaging the lives of millions more. A war might have been easier to understand and justify.

A psychological recession is much more than just an economic cycle. As it was in the UK and now in the United States, people are living a nightmare of broken careers, families, and future hope. When people are scared and depressed for a long time, despair and fear replace confidence and optimism. Judith M. Bardwick’s book, “One Foot out the Door,” describes a psychological recession as an “emotional state in which people feel extremely vulnerable to economic hardship.” People view current times and the future with the perception of the world as a risky place in which they have little or no control. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

Jan Watson

About the Author
Jan P. Watson has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and has gained national recognition as a public speaker, published author and consultant. Serving in various positions that encompass physician education and corporate business development, Jan has worked for medical device start-up companies, as well as industry leaders, such as AMO and Alcon Laboratories. For more information on this topic, please contact Ms. Watson at: jwatson@jpwatsongroup.com. Visit the J.P. Watson Group on the worldwide web: http://www.betterjobfit.com.

In Practice Summer 2010 – Dr. Coad & Dr. Eviatar

Dermatology

Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010
In Practice Department

Featured Physicians
Christopher Coad, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Joseph Eviatar, M.D., F.A.C.S.

UNDERSTANDING THE KEY
COMPONENTS TO A THRIVING
PRACTICE IS WHAT MAKES THESE
TOP LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD GREAT
EXAMPLES FOR ACHIEVING SUCCESS

By Christine Lapointe, Contributing Editor & Advisor,
& Laura Jackson, Aesthetics 360°

We recently had the opportunity to reconnect with Joseph Eviatar, M.D., F.A.C.S., from Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates in New York. The practice, originally founded in 1989 by Christopher Coad, M.D., F.A.C.S., was later joined by Dr. Eviatar in 1993. Ulysses Scarpidis, M.D., M.P.A., Ashley Fazzary, O.D., and Jane MacKinnon, NYS licensed aesthetician, most recently joined the group. Through the years the practice has continued to develop, providing a team approach to address all of its patients’ needs.

Because of the unique practice make-up, which encompasses both Ophthalmology and Cosmetics, we asked Dr. Eviatar to define the
practice philosophy and share how it has afforded these doctors the ability to gain long-term loyal patients. “Unlike laser centers and clinics that specialize in only one procedure, the team approach to care at Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates means that each patient gets customized treatments by talented and experienced physicians who constantly remain on the cutting
edge of their specialties.”

Aesthetics 360° questioned if potential patients and clients consider this practice an ophthalmology-based practice offering some
plastics and med spa services, or do patients really see it as a comprehensive practice offering both necessary and life-enhancing procedures. Dr. Eviatar explained that this is a story about offering a comprehensive approach to medicine and consciously increasing word-of-mouth and longterm loyalty patients. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

Dr. Coad

Dr. Coad

To learn more about Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates practice and the doctors, please visit http://www.ChelseaEye.com or contact Doctors Coad and Eviatar at ccoadmd@ChelseaEye.com and jeviatarmd@ChelseaEye.com.

About the Authors
Aesthetics 360° was founded and is owned and operated by Christine Lapointe and Laura Jackson. Together, they bring their clients over 40 years of Business Development and Sales and Marketing Experience from the elective surgery industry nationally and internationally. Their mission is to provide a comprehensive range of services vital to the support of Technology Leaders and Physician-owned practices on their journey to success. Aesthetics 360° provides the systems and hands-on guidance necessary for practices to effectively measure results and target key areas for revenue growth from initial contact with a potential patient through long-term patient retention. Aesthetics 360° is the solution for technology leaders and practices that are committed to making business better. Contact them at 877.849.8216 or visit their website on the worldwide web: http://www.aesthetics360.com.

Anti-Aging Summer 2010 – Vermillion Dollar Lips

Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010
Anti-Aging Department

Vermillion Dollar Lips

By Robert W. Gordon, D.D.S.

Full luscious lips have always been sought after. Whether using liners to accentuate lip size or using more permanent methods of
enhancement, a prominent pout is what women want. Over the past decade, the popularity surrounding lip augmentation has
significantly grown.

Patients are not only partaking in the constant search of eternal youth, but the aspiration of sultry, sexy lips at any age. While the majority of lip and perioral augmentations up until now has been specifically focused on anti-aging, the aesthetics of lip enhancement are broadening, now appealing to individuals simply looking to improve their natural lips. The Vermillion Dollar Lips standard for lip and perioral augmentation allows doctors to accomplish the six signature lip styles designed to work with an individual’s unique set of lips, as well as their specific facial structure. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

Dr. Gordon

About Dr. Gordon
Robert W. Gordon, D.D.S. has a passion for art and facial aesthetics. This passion shines through in his unique approach to lip and perioral augmentation: a direct result of his background in art education. Dr. Gordon lectures often, instructing oral/facial augmenters on his classification, diagnostic and reconstructive lip and perioral augmentation techniques. Dr. Gordon graduated from Marquette
University School of Dentistry in 1997 and continued his education in a residency program in periodontics, as well as additional oral/surgery training. In addition, Dr. Gordon was accepted to one of the nation’s top-ranked art schools: Savannah School of Art and Design, where he was accepted into the master’s program of Fine Arts in Painting prior to relocating to Florida. While practicing predominantly in cosmetic dentistry, he became aware of the intimate correlation of cosmetic dentistry and lip and perioral augmentation. It was this find that led him to author Vermilion Dollar Lips: a groundbreaking textbook that addresses the science and art of lip and perioral augmentation. In addition Dr. Gordon has been featured in several peer review journals. Dr. Gordon’s mission is to optimize lip and perioral aesthetics through the advancement of current techniques, dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge and the union of the vast body of practitioners participating in oral/facial augmentation. Visit Dr. Gordon’s websites at:
http://www.yourvdl.com and http://www.robertgordondds.com.

Dermatology Summer 2010 – DermaGenoma CelluliteDX

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
Summer 2010
Dermatology Department

CelluliteDX

THE GENETIC TEST THAT EVALUATES
A WOMAN’S RISK FOR DEVELOPING
MODERATE TO SEVERE CELLULITE
(GYNOID LIPODYSTROPHY)

By Phillip Tam, Ph.D., Senior Genetic Scientist

The CelluliteDX Genetic Test for Moderate to Severe Cellulite (gynoid lipodystrophy) recently introduced by DermaGenoma, Inc. (http://www.dermagenoma.com) allows physicians to evaluate women’s risk for developing Nurnberger-Muller grade 2 (or severity of cellulite. Early screening for women who are likely to develop moderate to severe cellulite could allow preventative therapeutic and life style choices.

Many cellulite treatments currently exist; however, some of these therapies have limited and/or questionable efficacy. Early initiation of cellulite treatment may achieve maximal therapeutic benefits, including halting the progression and severity of cellulite. In addition, the genetic marker used in the CelluliteDX Genetic Test (http://www.cellulitedx.com) may open the door to an improved understanding of cellulite pathogenesis and more effective cellulite therapeutics. READ ON - Click Here to Download Article

DermaGenoma

About DermaGenoma
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, DermaGenoma, Inc. is a molecular dermatology company founded by leading researchers and specialists in genetics and dermatology. The company is dedicated to the research and development of new diagnostics and prescription based therapies for skin conditions tailored to an individual’s genetic makeup. DermaGenoma genetic tests are available through physicians’ offices nationwide, and are administered using simple cheek swabs. Follow DermaGenoma on Twitter: @DermaGenomaInc and on Facebook. Visit the DermaGenoma website at: http://www.dermagenoma.com and http://www.cellulitedx.com.

Cynosure’s Smartlipo Triplex(TM) Technology Shows Superior Skin Tightening and Fat Disruption in Laser-Assisted Lipolysis

Cynosure’s Smartlipo Triplex(TM) Technology Shows Superior Skin Tightening and Fat Disruption in Laser-Assisted Lipolysis

Research Presented at 2010 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference

WESTFORD, Mass. /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Cynosure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYNO) presented a new study that demonstrates the clinical benefits of using a 1440 nm wavelength in laser-assisted lipolysis to disrupt fat tissue and tighten skin through tissue coagulation. The study, led by Barry DiBernardo, M.D., Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery, is one of six Cynosure-related abstracts being presented this week at the 2010 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference in Arizona.

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Dr. DiBernardo’s study evaluated the fat-disruption and tissue tightening that occurred in abdominal tissue treated with three separate wavelengths, including a 1440 nm laser. The 1440 nm wavelength is the heart of Cynosure’s Smartlipo Triplex, which was introduced in late 2009 as the newest member of Cynosure’s family of workstations for laser-assisted lipolysis. The Smartlipo Triplex is the highest-power laser energy device approved for fat removal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Smartlipo

“At the same power and doses, tissue treated with the 1440 nm laser disrupted a larger area of fat tissue and demonstrated greater tissue tightening effects than the other wavelengths,” Dr. DiBernardo said. “The conclusion that can be drawn from this research is that, in terms of the efficiency of fat removal and collagen remodeling, wavelength and laser energy play an integral role in patient outcomes. In comparing these three unique wavelengths, the results from the 1440 nm laser demonstrated the most pronounced histological effects.”

Michael Davin, president and chief executive officer of Cynosure, said, “The research presented at ASLMS further validates the investment we have made to increase the efficiency and performance of our Smartlipo technology with the addition of a 1440 nm wavelength. The higher-powered laser, combined with enhancements such as SmartSense with ThermaGuide, which monitors and controls the flow of energy during laser-assisted lipolysis, gives our technology a strong competitive advantage in the marketplace. Moreover, the study highlights a tenet of our corporate strategy - to support our brands with comprehensive scientific research.”

Highlights from other Smartlipo-related abstracts being presented at ASLMS include:

* A 15-patient study conducted by John Millard, M.D. of the Millard Plastic Surgery Center in Colorado, who describes the successful use of the Smartlipo Triplex to not only improve body contour but also to highlight the three-dimensional muscular definition of areas including the arms, legs and abdomen. “All outcomes were considered good or excellent, with adequate improvement in muscle definition,” Dr. Millard reported.
* Plastic surgeons Robert Gotkin, M.D. and Alberto Goldman, M.D., used the dual-wavelength Smartlipo MPX in a 20-patient study of women who underwent laser lipoabdominoplasty, a procedure to reduce the elevation of the abdominal flap. All patients tolerated the surgery well, without major complications. In comparison with the traditional and more invasive abdominoplasty procedure, the researchers concluded that the Multiplex procedure increased the contraction of skin and fat tissue, reduced the operative trauma associated with the procedure and enhanced the patients’ post-operative recovery experience.

“We are delighted with the results of these clinical studies, which highlight both the safety and efficacy of our device within potential expanded applications for our Smartlipo technology,” Davin said.

In addition to the research on laser-assisted lipolysis, Cynosure’s technology was featured in the following presentations at the ASLMS Annual Conference:

* “A Prospective Study of the Improvement in Peri-Orbital Wrinkles and Eyebrow Elevation with a Novel Fractional CO2 Laser,” Bruce E. Katz, M.D., Clinical Professor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Director, JUVA Skin & Laser Center, Director, Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York; Dvora Ancona, University of Pavia, Milan, Italy
* Combined Therapy for Neck Rejuvenation: Fractional Non-Ablative Laser and Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid Based Gel of Non-Animal Origin: A Clinicopathologic Study with Special Attention Given to the Histology,” Adriana Ribe, Natalia Ribe, Institut Dra Natalia Ribe, Barcelona, Spain
* “Treatment of Carbon Tattoos in a Porcine Model with a Novel 758 nm, 500 Picosecond Laser,” Leonid Izikson, William Farinelli, Zeina Tannous, Fedrnanda Sakamoto, R. Rox Anderson, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

About ASLMS
The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participates in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public. Founded in 1980, the Society has more than 4,000 members.

About Cynosure, Inc.
Cynosure, Inc. develops and markets aesthetic treatment systems that are used by physicians and other practitioners to perform non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to remove hair, treat vascular and pigmented lesions, rejuvenate the skin, liquefy and remove unwanted fat through laser lipolysis and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cynosure’s products include a broad range of laser and other light-based energy sources, including Alexandrite, pulse dye, Nd:YAG and diode lasers, as well as intense pulsed light. Cynosure was founded in 1991.

Cynosure, Inc.
800.886.2966
http://www.cynosure.com

Source: Cynosure

Syneron Medical Ltd. and Candela Corporation Unveil Combined Product Portfolio to Physicians at this year’s AAD Annual Meeting

Syneron Medical Ltd. and Candela Corporation Unveil Combined Product Portfolio to Physicians at this year’s AAD Annual Meeting

YOKNEAM, ISRAEL and WAYLAND, MA — (MARKET WIRE) — Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), http://www.syneron.com, an innovator in the development, marketing and sales of elos™ combined-energy medical aesthetic devices, and Candela Corporation, http://www.candelalaser.com, a pioneer in the development of medical and aesthetic laser-based technologies and systems, is inviting physicians to review its complete suite of new and legacy aesthetic technologies at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2010 Annual Meeting in March.

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The new Syneron Medical Ltd. redefines the aesthetic device marketplace as a result of its merger with Candela Corporation, offering customers two world-class brands and the best-in-class and broadest product portfolio. Working with the leader in global aesthetics, physicians will benefit from the most advanced technologies in the industry across the breadth of non-invasive and minimally invasive devices, as well as an enhanced value proposition and best-in-class service to help grow their practices.

“We are committed to offering the broadest available product portfolio, the most responsive worldwide service organization, an expansive global distribution network, and a culture that fosters both innovation and efficacy,” said Lou Scafuri, Chief Executive Officer of Syneron Medical and Candela Corporation. “This merger results in the kind of products and services that will continue to provide the leading-edge treatments and technologies that physicians and patients expect and demand.”

Some of the highlighted products included:

Syneron’s eMatrix™ Sublative Rejuvenation is the world’s first radio frequency (RF)-only technology for fractional ablation, producing significant dermal impact with minimal epidermal disruption. The system recently received expanded FDA clearance for the treatment of fine lines and facial wrinkles. Sublative Rejuvenation has proven safety and efficacy in all skin types making it a unique and revolutionary application for treating wrinkles, texture, tone and laxity.

Syneron will also launch e2™ for the eMatrix™ extending the capabilities of the system to treat both the superficial layers of the skin, minimizing the appearance of skin pigmentation and texture irregularities, as well as the deepest layers of the skin’s surface, providing deep dermal remodeling with Sublative Rejuvenation.

Syneron’s VelaShape II™ is the leading device on the market for cellulite and circumference reduction. As the first and only system FDA cleared for circumferential reduction, the new VelaShape II™ offers practitioners added features and benefits, including increased power for shorter treatment sessions, visible results in fewer sessions, and an advanced Clever™ terminal, a diagnostic digital user interface to improve both consistency in treatment results and patient comfort.

Syneron’s eMax™ is the complete rejuvenation platform that utilizes Syneron’s patented elos technology of combined energy sources for unprecedented precision, safety and efficacy to successfully treat the broadest spectrum of hair colors, skin textures, and skin tones. The eMax include Syneron’s signature procedures like ReFirme™, FotoFacial RF™ and triniti skin series™.

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Candela’s Alex TriVantage® is the total tattoo and pigmented lesion solution and an excellent way to enhance the results of many skin rejuvenation treatments. New laser-pumped handpieces provide Q-switched 755, 532 and 1064nm treatment capabilities, making it an excellent choice not only for pigment, but for a broad range of tattoo colors. From black, purple and blue through a broad range of greens, brown, yellow-oranges and reds — Alex TriVantage treats with less tissue splatter, skin disruption and pinpoint bleeding than traditional Nd:YAG systems.

Candela’s Vbeam® Perfecta is a must-have laser for any aesthetic practice. With its micro-pulse technology and Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), Vbeam Perfecta treats vascular and pigmented lesions aggressively and without purpura, enhancing treatment outcomes and reducing patient down-time. With a large portfolio of indications and treatment capabilities, the Vbeam Perfecta significantly reduces bruising associated with injectables and other cosmetic procedures by selective targeting of injured blood vessels.

Candela’s Gentle Family of Lasers:

GentleMax®
an integrated treatment system featuring 755-nm and 1064-nm wavelengths for permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin, as well as treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, wrinkle reduction and skin tightening — all with just one handpiece. This ultimate workstation combines the treatment versatility of the GentleLASE and GentleYAG in a single platform.

GentleLASE®
Uses a long pulse alexandrite laser for hair removal, vascular and pigmented lesions setting the standard in laser hair removal.

GentleYAG®
The fastest and most powerful Nd:YAG laser providing optimal results for all skins. Remove unwanted hair, and treat leg and facial veins quickly, comfortably and completely.

About Syneron Medical Ltd.
Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS) is the leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company’s technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, rejuvenation of the skin’s appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under two distinct brands, Syneron and Candela. Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Medical Ltd. are located in Israel. Syneron also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the US. The company markets, services and supports its products in 86 countries. It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide.

Syneron Medical Ltd.
866.259.6661
http://www.syneron.com
http://www.candelalaser.com

Source: Syneron

2010 Skin Cancer Screening Program Partnership with ASDS and Neutrogena

2010 Skin Cancer Screening Program Partnership with ASDS and Neutrogena

Choose Skin Health from Neutrogena has partnered with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery to encourage the public to choose healthy sun safe behaviors. One American dies of melanoma almost every hour. With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five year survival rate. We invite you to choose skin health by having you skin examined for skin cancer by a dermatologist, encouraging others to get screened for skin cancer, using sunscreen regularly and practicing skin self exams monthly.

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This goal of this new partnership with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Neutrogena Choose Skin Health is to encourage the public to choose healthy sun safe behaviors, including skin cancer prevention, through free skin cancer screenings, using sunscreen regularly and practicing skin self exams.

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Recent research has shown that the incidence of skin cancer is rising at epidemic levels. In 2009, ASDS members performed more than 3 million skin cancer treatment procedures. When detected early, skin cancer has an almost 100 percent 5 year survival rate. ASDS and Neutrogena are pleased to announce our partnership in providing free skin cancers through our member volunteers.

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
847.956.0900
http://www.asds.net

Source: ASDS

Lumenis Showcased Latest Innovations at the 30th Annual ASLMS Meeting

Lumenis Showcased Latest Innovations at the 30th Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Meeting (ASLMS) in Phoenix, Arizona

Lumenis provides first look at new era in Medical, Aesthetic Skin Treatments

YOKNEAM, Israel, –Lumenis Ltd., a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of high-end medical lasers and sophisticated energy delivery equipment for surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic applications, presented their clinical studies at the 30th Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The company proudly unveiled its first clinical study displaying the speed and comfort of its new LightSheer Duet laser for hair removal. Thought leaders will also discuss the company’s UltraPulse Encore, a cutting edge skin treatment for superficial to deep mature burn scars, during two scientific sessions.

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Scientific Sessions Showcase Innovation In Medical Laser Applications
Several emerging industry leaders in the field of medical laser applications were presented throughout the meeting discussing both the UltraPulse Encore and LightSheer Duet. Highlights which include:

* Deep Dermis Remodelation with a Micro Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser in a Vectorial Pass Technique; Guilherme Almeida, MD
* Two-Years Treatment to Brazilian Patients with Dark Skin by Deep Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser (TotalFX) Using Tridimensional Documentation; Guilherme Almeida, MD
* Scar Reduction; Jill Waibel, MD
* Side-By-Side Comparison of High-Fluence and Low Fluence Diode Laser in Axillary Hair Removal; Shlomit Halachmi, MD

Carbon Dioxide Laser Platforms Expand Burn Treatment Solutions
The advent of the new Lumenis AcuPulse Aesthetic SuperPulsed CO2 platform, combined with the UltraPulse TotalFX system, provides a comprehensive solution for skin damage. It is now being used as first line offense around the world for acute and mature scarring.

To exemplify the laser’s wide-ranging capability, clinical dermatologist Dr. Guilherme Almeida presented results of two pivotal studies. One study will show TotalFX success on dark skinned patients, while the other highlights deep dermal collagen remodeling by way of the Vectorial Pass Technique.

Dermatologist Dr. Jill Waibel will also be presented on her achievements with burn scars. This follows her successful treatments on the 22-year old Berns triplets, who suffered severe burns from a house fire they experienced as small children. Dr.Waibel was one of the first to use a deeper resurfacing technique to penetrate layers of skin to reach the collagen below and stimulate growth, bringing about dramatic results for the girls.

LightSheer Duet Exceeds Patient Expectations
After initial success, the LightSheer Duet has a new, redesigned disposable insert to provide users with a faster and simplified option during hair removal treatment. Data shows exceeded comfort for patients and a lower price point due to the laser’s rapid speed.
“In this demanding market, we are thrilled to be able to provide our customers with a clinically proven, competitive option for hair removal,” said Mr. Dov Ofer, CEO of Lumenis.

The new data outlining the LightSheer Duet’s efficacy, which was compiled by Dr. Shlomit Halachmi and Dr. Moshe Lapidoth (Rabin Medical Center, Israel), will be presented by Dr. Halachmi on Sunday, April 18.

The M22 Platform Provides Unsurpassed Ease Of Use
Rounding out the Lumenis display at ASLMS is the new M22 multi-application platform which allows treatment of multiple skin conditions. The streamlined tabletop is user-friendly, has multilingual capability, touch screen interface and hundreds of presets. Physicians can even treat a variety of skin types by controlling each pulse shape.

“Lumenis IPL systems have always been the gold standard of IPL’s. The M22 is Lumenis’ latest advancement in IPL technology, offering efficacy that is second to none, improved patient comfort, speed, versatility and reliability that Lumenis is known for. This translates into increased patient satisfaction and increased profitability,” said Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman, Founder and Medical Director of Goldman, Butterwick, Keel Cosmetic Laser Dermatology and Volunteer Clinical Professor of Dermatology/Medicine at UC San Diego.

About Lumenis
Lumenis, one of the world’s largest medical laser companies, is a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of laser and light-based devices for surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic applications, with more than 800 employees worldwide. Lumenis has nearly 250 patents, over 75 FDA clearances, an installed base of over 80,000 systems and presence in over 100 countries. Lumenis endeavors to bring the finest state of the art technology products to the market, fulfilling the highest standards of excellence, quality and reliability, delivering premium value and service to its customers. The name Lumenis is derived from the Latin words meaning “Light of Life” highlighting the light which is the basis of our technologies used to enhance life.

Lumenis
866.569.0597
http://www.lumenis.com

Source: Lumenis

North Carolina Plastic Surgeon is New President of American Society for Plastic Surgery

North Carolina Plastic Surgeon is New President of American Society for Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Society Elects Top Officers at 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

New York, NY — North Carolina plastic surgeon Felmont F. Eaves III, MD, is the new President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The Aesthetic Society, with nearly 2,500 members, is the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. The election of new officers was held on April 25, during the ASAPS 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC which was attended by plastic surgeons from around the world.

Dr. Eaves
Dr. Eaves

Dr. Eaves serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of North Carolina. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1999, Dr. Eaves is a partner at Charlotte Plastic Surgery and an attending surgeon at Carolinas Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Eaves is the Former Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee, Patient Safety Committee, and Public Education Committee, as well as the past Administration Commissioner and Traveling Professor. Dr. Eaves has twice been the recipient of the Aesthetic Society’s Simon Fredrick’s Award for Best Panelist; additionally he is the past recipient of the Sherrell J. Aston Award for Best Presentation by a Candidate or Resident, and the Ted Lockwood Award for Excellence in Body Contouring.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Dr. Eaves completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1992. He relocated to Atlanta, GA where he completed his plastic surgery training and joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1993 and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996.

“With the proliferation of plastic surgery stories in the media, public education in plastic surgery is now more important than ever,” said Dr. Eaves. “Over the next year, and through the foreseeable future, the Aesthetic Society will continue its ongoing effort to inform the public about the benefits and serious nature of plastic surgery, as well as the overwhelming advantages in seeking a board-certified plastic surgeon.”

Other new Aesthetic Society officers on the Executive Committee are:

President-Elect
Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD of Dallas, TX. An Aesthetic Society Member since 2001, Dr. Kenkel is a professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is Associate Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and editor of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kenkel is the Chair of the Aesthetic Training Task Force and an active member of multiple Society Committees. He currently serves as a board member of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), and is the immediate past Chair of both the ASAPS Education Commission and Program Committee. Dr. Kenkel is the recipient of the Aesthetic Society’s Ted Lockwood Award for Excellence in Body Contouring.

Vice President
James A. Matas, MD of Orlando, FL. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1997, Dr. Matas is in private practice and is the former Chief-of-Staff of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. He is the immediate past President of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Matas has served as the Society Treasurer and is currently the Chair of the Publications Committee, and serves on multiple Society committees. He is also Book Review Editor for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Treasurer
Jack Fisher, MD of Nashville, TN. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1990, Dr. Fisher is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fisher served as the Chair of the Symposium Committee for three years and currently serves as the Chair of both the Education Commission and Program Committee. He also is the recipient of the Aesthetic Society’s Award for Best Panel Moderator in 2004 and 2006.

Secretary
Leo R. McCafferty, MD of Pittsburgh PA. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1993, Dr. McCafferty is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Dr. McCafferty currently serves as Chair of the Industry Policy Committee and the Peri-Operative Task Force, and serves on multiple Society committees. He also is the recipient of the Aesthetic Society’s Tiffany Award for Best Scientific Presentation. He is in private practice and is a plastic surgery consultant to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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About ASAPS
The over 2,500-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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ASAPS Announces the 2010 Journalistic Achievement Award Winners

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Announces the 2010 Journalistic Achievement Award Winners

Recipients Include Journalists from Elle Magazine, Los Angeles Times and ABC News 20/20

New York, NY (April 23, 2010) – Selected from over 150 entries nationwide, Journalists representing Elle magazine, Los Angeles Times and ABC News 20/20 are among winners receiving top honors in the 2010 Journalistic Achievement Awards. This year’s winners will be presented a certificate of merit and a downloadable presentation featured on the ASAPS’ website. The Aesthetic Society, founded in 1967, is the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body.

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“There’s so much public interest in cosmetic plastic surgery,” says ASAPS Communications Commissioner Mark Codner, MD, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA, “but it’s a complex subject. The Aesthetic Society looks for journalists who ‘translate’ difficult concepts into understandable ones, and who convey necessary information to the public – about realistic expectations, safety, and surgeons’ qualifications.”

“There were so many articles this year that really highlighted the importance of patient safety. We had articles on everything from medical tourism to the increased complications that can arise when performing plastic surgery on people who smoke, and we really feel like these journalists are helping us with our mission to educate the public.” says Aesthetic Society President Renato Saltz, MD, a plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City, UT.

Each year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery honors journalists for their reporting on cosmetic plastic surgery. Entries are accepted in six categories: Television News, Television Feature, Newspaper, Magazine, Internet, and Patient Safety.

Top 2010 honors in the Magazine category go to Elizabeth Hayt for her article, Second Chances, which appeared in the October 2009 issue of Elle magazine. The article is about a woman who had to undergo a revision surgery after a rhinoplasty procedure. First place in the Patient Safety category goes to Gretchen Voss of Marie Claire magazinewho is recognized for her article, Doctors without Borders, which investigates black market cosmetic procedures and unqualified doctors performing cosmetic surgery.

Gail Deutsch of ABC News 20/20 is the winner in the Television Feature category for the segment which describes the risks of Do-It-Yourself cosmetic procedures. First place in the TV News category goes to Michelle Boudin of News Channel 36 WCNC Charlotte, for her piece Accused Doctor Wasn’t Certified in PlasticSurgery which included an interview with the Society’s President-Elect, Felmont Eaves, M.D.

Susan Carpenter,of the Los Angeles Times, takes top honors for her Newspaper article, Finding a Good Plastic Surgeon, which discusses the right ways and places to find a board certified cosmetic surgeon. First place in the Internet category is awarded to Dan Childs, of ABC News Online, for his article, Toxic Butt-Boosting Shots Send Women to Hospital, which tells about the dangers of using unapproved silicone injections.

A panel of plastic surgeons and communications professionals evaluated each entry for accuracy of information, balanced reporting, educational value, interest, originality, and journalistic style. Winners receive a personal certificate of merit and an awards presentation honoring the winners will be presented on the ASAPS website and accessible for download.

For more information on the Aesthetic Society’s Journalistic Achievement Awards, visit the Press Center on the Aesthetic Society web site at http://www.surgery.org/media.

Journalistic Achievement Awards Presentation
Tuesday, April 27th, 8:00am

About ASAPS
The over 2,500-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Founder of the LEAP Foundation to be Honored for Haiti Aid Efforts at The Aesthetic Meeting 2010

Founder of the LEAP Foundation to be Honored for Haiti Aid Efforts at The Aesthetic Meeting 2010

P. Craig Hobar, MD to Receive Special Recognition for Medical Relief Work

New York, NY (April 23, 2010) - When an earthquake devastated Port Au Prince, Haiti in January, people and organizations from around the globe responded with aid. P. Craig Hobar, MD was among the first on the ground. In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Hobar will receive the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Community Service Award at the ASAPS Annual Meeting.

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Dr. Hobar is well known in the Dallas plastic surgery community. In 1991 he founded the Life Enhancement Association for People (LEAP) Foundation to help those in poor and developing countries get the reconstructive surgery critically needed by individuals, particularly children, in order to live normal lives. In January, Dr. Hobar and his LEAP team were in Port Au Prince, Haiti from day four through day six of the disaster, where they performed necessary operations under grueling circumstances. LEAP continues its missions to Haiti with regular reports from a wide range of volunteers and other members of the ASAPS plastic surgery family.

The ASAPS Community Service Award was created to recognize members of the plastic surgery community who have made outstanding contributions to those in unfortunate situations. “Making a difference can look like many things. Sometimes it is the simple things: like a smile, kind word or a listening ear. Other times, making a difference calls for a journey around the world,” said ASAPS President Renato Saltz, MD. “LEAP has helped enhance and change the lives of over 2,500 people from six continents.”

“I am honored to accept this award for my involvement and pleased that this cause – and the LEAP Foundation – are being acknowledged by the medical community,” added Dr. Hobar.

The Aesthetic Meeting 2010, “A Capital Experience with a Global Perspective”, will take place April 23-27, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, DC.

About ASAPS
The over 2,500-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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About The LEAP Foundation
The LEAP (Life Enhancement Association for People) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of people around the world by providing specialized medical services. LEAP is comprised of volunteer plastic surgeons, urologists, eye surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthodontists, nurses and support staff. Dedicating time, expertise and often their own resources, these volunteers endeavor to bring free surgical care to children and adults born with deformities. For more information please visit http://www.leap-foundation.org.

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