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Galderma and Colorescience Launch Collaboration

Galderma will collaborate with Colorescience to expand skincare solutions to individuals who seek innovative daily skincare products that can be used in conjunction with traditional facial injectable aesthetic treatments, the companies have announced.

Galderma and Colorescience will provide product offerings to aesthetic healthcare professionals and women looking for innovative skincare solutions. The companies note that research shows that there are currently 2 million US women who regularly participate in the aesthetic injectables market, while approximately 17 million are considering aesthetic injectable treatment. And, about 34 million women purchase skincare products at their doctor’s office annually.

The marketing collaboration will include certain brands of Galderma’s aesthetic facial injectables and some of Colorescience’s most popular cosmetic and skincare products in the US market. The Galderma and Colorescience collaboration will leverage both companies’ consumer expertise and continued commitment to innovative skincare solutions to benefit both healthcare professionals and consumers. This will include the industry-leading ASPIRE Galderma Rewards loyalty program, and Lasting Beauty Rewards.

Save The Date: ASLMS 37th Annual Conference

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 2017 meeting will take place April 5 – 9, 2017 in San Diego, CA. New for 2017 is a special CME Session, Moving from the Lab to the Clinic, which will focus on the translation of technologies and concepts from the laboratory to evaluation and implementation in a clinical environment.

By the Numbers

Percentage of people who purchase skincare products to protect their skin against pollution and environmental stressors, according to a new survey by H2O+ Beauty. Even though a majority understand the risk of exposure to traffic, car exhaust, factories, power plants, and secondhand smoke, most Americans don’t protect their skin from these pollutants.

Particles of air pollution are 20 times smaller than skin pores, easily penetrating the skin barrier and adversely affecting skin health, and exposure to airborne particles such as traffic exhaust can compromise skin integrity and directly contributes to visible signs of aging.

Close to 70 percent of people indicated that they were more likely to purchase a product that protected their skin against the sun, yet awareness of skin damage from airborne chemicals did not line up with purchasing habits.

This national survey, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of H2O+ Beauty, polled just over 2,000 Americans in January 2017.

Other ASLMS 2017 hot topics include:

  • New techniques involving light to treat cancer and kill bacterial infections
  • The picosecond revolution continues: a deeper understanding of skin rejuvenation techniques
  • Photobiomodulation may inhibit tumor growth by stimulating the immune response
  • Prevention of acute and treatment of chronic radiation dermatitis
  • Vaginal wall rejuvenation without the use of hormones

Visit aslms.org for more information and to register.

BTL Aesthetics Unveils New Ultra Femme 360° Technology

BTL Industries introduced its new 360° technology to leading cosmetic dermatologists and physicians during the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Conference Orlando, FL, in early March, with the unveiling of Ultra Femme and Exilis Ultra 360 treatments.

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BTL Ultra Femme 360° offers the shortest RF treatment time available for women’s intimate health and wellness procedures. Utilizing 360° volumetric heating and EFC system with integrated impedance intelligence, the treatment ensures the most effective and uniform tissue heating, allowing physicians to treat at high energy levels without compromising patient comfort. True to the BTL Aesthetics brand portfolio, this treatment is also non-invasive and requires no downtime.

The technology has been recently FDA-cleared to provide heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature for conditions such as relief of pain and increase in local circulation. The company is currently seeking additional clearances.

The Ultra Femme 360° degree technology is offered as part of the BTL Exilis Ultra 360° platform — a new upgrade to the BTL Exilis. The new Exilis Ultra 360° delivers ultrasound and radio frequency energy simultaneously in a single applicator, while the embedded 360° technology makes the device the most versatile on the market, further shortening treatment times and improving patient outcomes.

Galderma Moves to Differentiate Their Two New HA Fillers From The Fray

With a growing number of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers available and even more coming down the pike, Galderma is highlighting how their two newest fillers, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne, stand out from the crowd.

In a word: flexibility. They flex as you smile, frown or scowl for a more natural look and feel. The fillers inherent flexibility is due to XpresHAn technology.

Both Refyne and Defyne are approved for the treatment of nasolabial folds. (Defyne is for deeper lines and folds.) Results may last up to 12 months. While new to the US, Restylane Refyne and Defyne have been used in Europe under the name Emervel since 2010.

“If I am looking to inject the lower face, I need a product that can stretch and come back and stretch and come back. I’m smiling, I’m chewing. I’m moving this area a lot,” says Whitney Bowe, MD, a New York City dermatologist at a media launch event that took place at at the Nestle Skin Health SHIELD (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development) Center in Manhattan.

Galderma is currently conducting three ongoing Phase 4 clinical studies to investigate the effects of Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne as patients conduct everyday expressions.

Zeltiq Showcases its CoolAdvantage Petite Applicator at AAD Annual Meeting

ZELTIQ Aesthetics highlighted the CoolAdvantage Petite applicator at the Annual AAD Meeting. The CoolAdvantage technology is the only non-invasive fat removal technology FDA-cleared to address the upper arm.

The newest member of the CoolAdvantage family of applicators, the CoolAdvantage Petite treats the upper arm in just 35 minutes and comes with two interchangeable contours customized to treat the unique shape of the upper arm area. The commercial release of the CoolAdvantage Petite applicator is planned for the middle part of 2017.

“The upper arm, with its delicate structures, is one of the most challenging areas for fat reduction,” said Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRC (OPHTH), of Carruthers & Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada. “As one of the principal investigators for the CoolAdvantage Petite applicator, I can attest to the fact that the upper arms responded beautifully and my study patients are delighted by their results.”

By the Numbers

Percentage of people who purchase skincare products to protect their skin against pollution and environmental stressors, according to a new survey by H2O+ Beauty. Even though a majority understand the risk of exposure to traffic, car exhaust, factories, power plants, and secondhand smoke, most Americans don’t protect their skin from these pollutants.

Particles of air pollution are 20 times smaller than skin pores, easily penetrating the skin barrier and adversely affecting skin health, and exposure to airborne particles such as traffic exhaust can compromise skin integrity and directly contributes to visible signs of aging.

Close to 70 percent of people indicated that they were more likely to purchase a product that protected their skin against the sun, yet awareness of skin damage from airborne chemicals did not line up with purchasing habits.

This national survey, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of H2O+ Beauty, polled just over 2,000 Americans in January 2017.

 

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