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Kickstart the year with a showcase of product innovation in this edition of Hot Products. Explore the realm of emerging and advanced technologies that go beyond expectations in terms of opportunities, outcomes and efficacy. Get a sneak peek at advances in energy-based devices, skincare solutions, 3D imaging, and much more in the following pages, but do not miss the chance to engage with many of these products in person at the upcoming AMWC Americas conference in Miami Beach, Fla., February 22nd - 24th. This is a sample article from The Aesthetic Guide. Become a free member of the AMS to access all digital issues. Continue reading here: The Aesthetic Guide Which product are you most excited for in 2024? Comment it below for us to see! #Innovation-Aesthetics3.0
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In a recent article published in PRIME Journal, Alexander Rivkin, MD, unveiled his universal injection safety precautions (UISP) that aim to ensure injectors can perform nonsurgical rhinoplasty safely without compromising on results. The following is an exerpt from the original published work. The full article can be accessed on the PRIME Journal website. Injection of dermal fillers is a relatively safe procedure, but adverse events (AEs), including serious ones like vascular compromise and ischemic complications, do occur. While filler complications can occur anywhere on the face, the nose is the most dangerous area of the face to inject filler with AEs that can be devastating. Considering the global surge in demand for nonsurgical rhinoplasty (NSR) it is more important than ever that NSR injectors have a detailed understanding of nasal anatomy, a nuanced appreciation of nasal aesthetics, and a thorough knowledge of best practices in prevention, recognition and treatment of AEs. ...
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Resulting from an unending quest by consumers to turn back the hands of time and revive their youthful glow, the field of aesthetic medicine has witnessed remarkable innovations. One such example – the combination of a full-face thread lift and injection of neurotoxin into the lower face – has proven to be a gamechanger in rejuvenation, helping individuals regain their lost confidence. This treatment, powered by absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) threads, has evolved to be one of the most flexible, durable and resilient techniques. In this edition of Talent & Techniques, I will take a deep dive into the specifics of this transformative combination approach, from precare to post-treatment, and explore how it has revolutionized outcomes for individuals like my patient Rachel, discussed in this editorial. The Genesis of Rediscovering Youth My journey to exploring nonsurgical, minimally invasive solutions to the signs of aging began with the core utilization of ...
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The Aesthetic Awards celebrate the very best of aesthetic medicine, highlighting the achievements of practitioners, professionals and product manufacturers in areas such as surgical and nonsurgical treatments, practice management and industry innovation. We invite you to submit your entry today! AWARD CATEGORIES Lifetime Achievement Award Best Aesthetic Practice Award Treatment Awards Best Nonsurgical Body Shaping Enhancement Best Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement Best Surgical Body Shaping Enhancement Best Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement Best Therapeutic Treatment Best Surgical Reconstruction Best Botched Patient Revision Best Overall Patient Enhancement Industry Awards Technology Innovation Surgical Innovation Nonsurgical Innovation Best Practice Management Company START YOUR SUBMISSION #Events
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At its best, peer-reviewed science is the bedrock upon which the industry is based. New information becomes new technology. To loosely quote Plato, “need is the mother of invention” (or innovation), and today’s emerging aesthetic technologies are intended to meet existing and emerging needs, as well as challenges. This ballet unfolds in the pages of journals, where rigorous examination separates the theoretical from the factual. Efficacious Antioxidants and Vitamin C: A Novel Free Radical Defense Approach Among existing needs is the well-established field of skincare, where decade-by-decade advancements look like leaps along a trail that has literally been trod for thousands of years. Yet, the science behind skincare is often suspect because regulatory rules do not require the same scientific rigor as drugs and medical Adevices are subject to. A recent study 1 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology elucidates the groundwork for and rationale behind a potentially game changing ...
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An increased global demand for aesthetic treatments in recent years has led to the development of exciting technologies and innovative treatments. Driving this demand are several factors including social media influencers, the continuation of the ‘Zoom effect’, and advances in technology, paving the way for 2024 to be another exciting year in aesthetics. “As co-founder and co-host of the Inside Aesthetic podcast, I am continually researching the latest trends and products,” reported cosmetic doctor and facial aesthetic injector, Jake Sloane, MD (Sydney, Australia). “One of the biggest trends in Australia that we saw in 2023 was a large drop in the number of volumizing hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers being used, due to an increase in the variety of newer injectables and a maturation of aesthetic trends.” Dr. Sloane anticipates a newer class of injectables known as polynucleotides (PNs) to stand out in upcoming year. “Rejuran® (PharmaResearch Products Co. Ltd) is the only product to ...
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Check out the first 2024 issue of The Aesthetic Guide to discover new products and technologies that are poised to stir up the industry, reviews of notable clinical research from three top aesthetic medicine journals, and cutting-edge advancements in reversing the aging process. READ NOW #Innovation-Aesthetics3.0
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In the last decade, the hair restoration industry has witnessed a complete transformation. Increased awareness about the causes of hair loss, preventative techniques and new advancements in hair restoration are making a once taboo topic, especially amongst women, an open dialogue between patients and physicians. By 2032, the hair restoration industry will be valued at $30 billion.1 Rapid growth and the constant onset of technological advances fuel the need and desire for males and females to regain what they have lost. Nonsurgical interventions are up, and surgery is down, with about 149,000 hair restoration procedures done in the U.S. and Canada in 2022. Dermatologist and founder of M Beauty Clinic, Tess Mauricio, MD (San Diego and Beverly Hills, Calif.) reported that more female and even younger patients are seeking nonsurgical hair restoration treatments. “Many experience telogen effluvium from Ozempic, COVID infections, post-pandemic stress and chronic extensions,” she ...
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Since 2018, I have embarked on a dedicated quest to visit numerous countries, for the purpose of familiarizing myself with various dermal injection techniques around the world. My primary aim has been to gather a repository of insights and refinements that may be carefully incorporated into my clinical practice. Among the notable highlights of these voyages was developing a proficiency in the renowned ‘Russian lip’ technique, a skill I honed through experiences garnered in Russia, Ukraine and London, U.K. To my surprise, it became evident that the journey toward achieving the quintessential Russian lip was not confined to a solitary technique, but rather an amalgamation of distinct approaches, each unique to the practitioner. Upon returning to my practice in Ontario, Canada, I started to gradually integrate the invaluable knowledge I had acquired, culminating in the development of my own distinctive method, which I have branded ‘The Nurse Yara Lip Technique.’ It is crucial to appreciate ...
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For as long as Nicole Kanaris, MD, can remember, she wanted to be a doctor. “At the end of school, I remember my classmates feeling so unsure of what they wanted to study next,” she said. “For me, it was always medicine.” Compared to her peers, Dr. Kanaris could see her path forward clearly, but she soon had to take an unexpected detour. Due to changes that affected the university’s admittance policies, Dr. Kanaris was not accepted to medical school straight away. She chose to enroll in a program to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and did one year before applying to medical school a second time. “Being a type-A personality, this was a hard pill to swallow,” she admitted. “It was the first time in my life that I had to face something that was completely out of my control.” This was not the only detour Dr. Kanaris took as she pursued a career in medicine. While she currently owns and operates two clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she practices aesthetics, Dr. Kanaris ...
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The latest issue of The Aesthetic Guide for November/December 2023 is now released. Explore the latest products of the year as we approach 2024, delve into insights on innovative thread lifting techniques and products on the market, and discover the unique approach Yara Attalla, RPN, has brought to the Russian Lip technique. Furthermore, explore the journey of Nicole Kanaris, MD, and how she found her way into aesthetic medicine. READ NOW #HairLossManagementandRestoration #SuspensionThreads
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While supply chain challenges adversely impacted the aesthetic industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, the market rebounded as thread lifts gained traction thanks to the lower cost of treatments, improved technology, and patient desire for non-invasive procedures. Considered a revolution in anti-aging by some practitioners, thread lifts have maintained popularity with a market size expected to grow from $142.99 million in 2023 to $204.14 million by 2028, according to Mordor Intelligence™. Cigdem Gali, MSPA, PA-C, owner of Galiderm Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) uses threads in her practice to provide nonsurgical facelifts. “Today’s patients want a more natural look that will last and enhance their natural beauty,” she said. “In my opinion, bioregenerative treatments are definitely the new wave in aesthetics, and today’s polydioxanone (PDO) threads provide a biostimulatory treatment to restimulate collagen and reposition the tissues for a natural lift, thanks ...
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Building on the success of its inaugural event, AMWC Americas is returning to Miami February 22-24, 2024 with a program that explores many subsectors of aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, incorporating a unique, international perspective on leading-edge nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive surgical techniques and emerging evidence-based developments. All taught by leading experts from around the world who bring their unique perspectives from different regions and corners of the globe. “Our biggest goal at AMWC Americas is to focus on practical techniques because this is what our multispecialty audience is looking for,” said Sheila Barbarino, MD, an oculoplastic and cosmetic surgeon, and an AWMC Americas Scientific Director. “They don’t want to hear about a specific device or product except how it fits within their techniques, approaches and methods. And that is what we are going to provide.” Through a series of workshops, interactive programming, live demos and ...
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Hot Products in 2023

This edition of Hot Products includes technologies that expand the utility of energy-based aesthetic treatments to include a wider range of patient concerns in a wider range of patient populations. From lasers with nano pulse technology to fractional radiofrequency (RF) with single pass AI-controlled energy delivery, today’s revolutionary products are setting new standards in cosmetic and dermatology practices. All while allowing physicians to provide treatments that require little to no downtime, with predictable and reproducible results. These device manufacturers are responding to a higher demand for nonsurgical aesthetic solutions with noticeable results in fewer treatments. Explore the latest treatments that can help grow practices with improved modalities, fewer consumables and less maintenance. This is a sample article from The Aesthetic Guide. Become a free member of the AMS to access all digital issues. Continue reading here: The Aesthetic Guide Which product ...
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The September/October 2023 edition of The Aesthetic Guide is now available, presenting the latest advancements in the field of aesthetic medicine. Explore the winners of The Aesthetic Awards for 2023, gain valuable insights into cutting-edge energy-based devices and learn about Nicole Frontera's innovative Natural Needle Lift technique for patients of various age groups. Additionally, dive into an examination of government regulations within the aesthetic industry and acquire essential knowledge for your practice. READ NOW #Injectables #LasersandEBDs
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My signature technique, The Natural Needle Lift™, creates natural facial symmetry and youthfulness without compromising a patient’s unique or distinguishing features. By artfully incorporating a combination of needle-based treatments, I strategically deliver neurotoxins, fillers and threads for perfectly tailored, refreshed results that leave my patients looking natural, beautiful and like themselves. In the world of social media trends, my goal was to develop a protocol that focuses on how the face ages and how we can prevent the aging process and eliminate the unwanted signs of aging without changing one’s individual, natural beauty. The aging process changes throughout the decades of our lives and keeping in mind the physiological changes taking place helped me develop these protocols. 20s In our 20s, there is not much aging happening so our approach is preventative. Collagen production is still occurring at a nice rate but the trend with this age group is that they dislike ...
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Energy-based aesthetic devices offer a wide range of applications in aesthetic clinics and medical spas to rejuvenate skin and help patients enhance their appearance. According to Global Market Insights, the energy-based aesthetic devices market was valued at $4.1 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $13.4 billion by 2032.1 “Energy-based devices have literally opened the door for patients seeking aesthetic improvement who previously only had traditional surgical options available to them,” said David Kent, MD, founding partner of Skincare Physicians of Georgia (Macon, Ga.). “We can craft a treatment plan of complementary technologies and procedures that can help them achieve the results they are looking for.” A Few of My Favorite Things According to Monica Boen, MD, a dermatologist at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology (San Diego, Calif.), energy-based devices help improve skin quality with less downtime than traditional surgeries. “A key area that can be improved with ...
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The Aesthetic Awards celebrate the very best of aesthetic medicine, highlighting the achievements of practitioners, professionals and product manufacturers in areas such as surgical and nonsurgical treatments, practice management and industry innovation. Each year The Aesthetic Awards recognizes the work of the pioneers in the industry — from physicians and practitioners to medical device manufacturers and service providers. The culmination of this event is the annual Aesthetic Awards Gala where the industry gets all dolled up and comes together for a good cause — to celebrate the best of the best, revel in an evening of fine dining and fun, and give back to Angel Faces, a non-profit organization that provides intensive education, healing retreats and ongoing support for girls and women with burn/trauma injuries. This year, The Aesthetic Awards Gala took place on July 8, 2023 at the Wynn Hotel and featured Josh Weiss (Galderma) as the master of ceremonies, and co-hosts Sheila ...
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Instead, during her adolescence, Dr. Siperstein focused on another passion: art. She even created a business selling her artwork during her senior year of high school. But, her love of math and science ultimately led her to Yale University School of Medicine where she pursued a career path that would allow her to conduct scientific research. “I was working long hours in a lab with animals, and I felt like something was missing,” Dr. Siperstein shared. “I realized that in order to feel fulfilled, I would have to find a way to combine my passion for science with my passion for art. I also realized I wanted to work with people – to help them directly.” These realizations led Dr. Siperstein to dermatology. “It gave me the chance to work with families and perform procedures. A few of my patients then begged me to treat them with cosmetic procedures; that is how I found my forever specialty.” “I am so grateful I found my happy place in cosmetic dermatology,” she ...
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Labiaplasties address functional or aesthetic concerns of the labia minora. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I have dedicated extensive time and effort to developing a labiaplasty technique that prioritizes patient safety, comfort and satisfaction. Over the past three years, through continuous refinement and modification, my technique has evolved based on invaluable experience gained from performing the procedure on hundreds of patients. Here is a description of my technique, including preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative aspects, demonstrating significant advancements achieved. Preoperative Considerations The initial consultation is a crucial step in establishing open communication with the patient and allowing me to fully understand their concerns and goals. Equally important is ensuring that the patient genuinely desires the procedure for herself, devoid of any external pressures or shaming. It is imperative to create a supportive environment where the patient ...
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