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Risk Profiles of Different Injectable Fillers: Results From the Injectable Filler Safety Study (IFS Study)
from PCI Journal
Facial filler injections are one of the most popular esthetic treatments. Due to the newness of many of these substances, there has been limited information available regarding long-term adverse reactions from facial filler injections and the time of onset. The purpose of this study was to evaluate complication type and frequency resulting from facial filler treatments via case submission. More
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Beauty: Face Time
For a growing number of executive women in their 40s, 50s, and older, the perception of cosmetic surgery as a pursuit of the vain and frivolous is giving way to a new reality. At the peak of their careers, with at least a decade or two of earning power in front of them, they see their futures in sharp focus. But the reflections in the mirror can be a little fuzzy. "I'm impressed by how many patients I meet who are this type of woman," says Manhattan facial plastic surgeon David Rosenberg, M.D. "They're executives, lawyers, bankers--people who want to work longer, not retire at 58. And they want to look like they're on their A-game, to appear as defined and rested as possible without a trace of surgery. That communicates confidence and wellness." More
Problems Reported with Wrinkle Fillers in U.S.
U.S. regulators have received reports of serious and unexpected problems in people treated with wrinkle-fighting injections known as dermal fillers, Food and Drug Administration staff said in a report released. The problems included facial palsy, disfigurement and "rare but life-threatening events such as severe allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock," the FDA staff said. More
Beware Botox Bargains in Tough Economic Times
from PR Web
Bargains on consumer goods and services may be designed to encourage spending in tough economic times, however when related to cosmetic injections like Restylane, Juvederm or Botox, the multi-specialty Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety warns that discounts raise a red flag. "Bargain prices, deep discounts or purported sales on cosmetic injections are warning signs of potential counterfeit or illegally imported cosmetic injectables, or an injector who is inexperienced or does not specialize in the procedure," cautions facial plastic surgeon and Coalition spokesperson Mary Lynn Moran, MD of Woodside, CA. "Consumers must adopt a buyer-beware approach to offers that seem too good to be true." More
In ‘The Yoga Face,’ Exercises Take Aim Against Wrinkles — But Are They Effective?
from Los Angeles Times
Anti-aging creams, peels, injections and lifts are among the costly steps many of us consider while dancing the tumultuous tango of aging. But what if we could take care of our faces the way we take care of our bodies, toning through exercise and relieving tension through meditation -- without injections or chemicals? More
Botox Tops Nip, Tuck in Los Angeles as Anti-Aging Push Goes On
The sagging economy isn't stopping cosmetic surgery patients in the nip-and-tuck capital of the U.S. If tight finances put a facelift or tummy tuck out of reach, they try wrinkle fillers or other cheaper alternatives. They have treatments less often, or borrow to pay for the work they want. More
Rising Number in Female Hair Transplant
from Best Syndication
Fernie Wanda has always suspected that just like her dad and mum, she will one day suffer from heriditary hair loss. With more than 20 million American women facing the same problem, women still face a general lack of support from friends and family members who do not see their problem as a real issue.
|Emergency Medical Care for Your Salon & Spa|
by Susanne S. Warfield with Donald Sudy, M.D.
This book provides an overview of some possible injuries that may occur in a spa or medical spa setting, along with First Aid treatment and risk management & follow-up guidelines.