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Monday, July 24, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Early Use of CO2 Lasers on Surgical Scars Bests Silicone Gel Treatment

Early treatment of surgical scars with a super-pulsed fractional C02 laser shows promise, new research suggests. The study, which appears in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM), found that laser t…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com

FDA Clears Philips BlueControl Wearable Light Therapy Device to Treat Mild Psoriasis At Home

The FDA has granted Royal Philips 510(k) clearance to market the Philips BlueControl wearable light therapy device to treat mild psoriasis. In the US, BlueControl is a Class II prescription medical de…

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Thursday, July 06, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

FOREO’s New At-Home Blue Light Acne Pen Hits the US and Canada

FOREO's blue-light acne pen is now available in 333 stores in the US and Canada with more to be added by September 2017. The FOREO ESPADA comprises 415 nanometers (nm) of blue light energy comb…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

ASDS: Percentage of Us Wanting Cosmetic Surgery Doubled Since 2013

Nearly 70 percent of consumers now say they are thinking about getting a cosmetic treatment, according to survey data released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The ASDS Cons…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Sciton

Sciton Rewards Consumer in New Sweepstakes

 Consumers can win $1,000 towards one of several Sciton treatments including Halo, BBL, Contour TRL, and diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy as part of an ongoing national sweepstakes. The&…

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Friday, June 23, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Tattoo

Wontech’s Pico Laser Gets FDA Nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared WONTECH’s picosecond laser device for tattoo removal. PICOCARE removes tattoos in various colors in less time with 1064nm, 532nm, 595nm, an…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Cynosure

Cynosure's SculpSure Cleared for Back, Inner and Outer Thighs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an expanded clearance for Cynosure's SculpSure to treat the back and inner and outer thighs. The SculpSure treatment is already FDA-clea…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Alma

And Then There Were Three: Alma Lasers Inc. Hair Removal Platform Now Comprises Three Wavelengths

Alma Lasers now offers 1064 Nd: YAG capabilities along with 810nm and 755nm on its Soprano ICE platform, allowing users to better match wavelength to hair removal patient. Alma added Alexandrite te…

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

FDA Clears Clarify Medical Core Technology for At-home UVB Phototherapy

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Clarify Medical Phototherapy System for marketing, and the new smart, at-home UVB phototherapy system will be available to patients with chronic ski…

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Thursday, June 01, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Merz

PFD Patch Improves Laser Tattoo Removal Experience

Using a perfluorodecalin (PDF) patch during tattoo removal treatment may make the process quicker, safer and more tolerable, finds a new study in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM). The study was…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

ASDS: Nearly 10.5 Million Treatments Performed in 2016

Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10.5 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2016 -- five percent more than 2015 and up 31 percent since 2012, according to the 2016 American So…

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Thursday, May 04, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Alastin

Alastin to Present Study Results Demonstrating Anti-aging and Procedure Enhancement Results of TriHex Technology

Alastin Skincare, Inc. will present data on three new studies at the 7th Annual Summit in Aesthetic Medicine meeting in Newport Beach, CA (May 5-7, 2017). "As part of our commitment to generat…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, ThermiAesthetics

ThermiGen, an Almirall company, Names Vladimir Paul-Blanc President & General Manager

Vladimir Paul-Blanc has been named President & General Manager of ThermiGen, LLC, starting May 1. He will report directly to the Executive Vice-president of Commercial Strategy of Almirall, Alfons…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

New “Sonoillumination” Waveguide Device Set to Improve Laser Surgery

One of the biggest issues with the lasers used to treat benign vascular birthmarks, port-wine stains and for tattoo removal is making sure the laser light, which is held at a distance from the skin, i…

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Monday, April 03, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Syneron

Apax Partners To Acquire Syneron for Close to $400 million

An affiliate of funds advised by Apax Partners will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Syneron Candela for $11.00 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $397 m…

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