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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Restoration Robotics

Hair Up Top: Restoration Names New CFO

Restoration Robotics, Inc. will have a new Chief Financial Officer next year. Industry veteran Mark L. Hair will fill the post effective January 5, 2018. Mr. Hair brings with …

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Monday, December 04, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Merz

FDA Grants Extended Clearance of the Describe Patch for Tattoo Removal

Merz North America’s DESCRIBE® PFD Patch is now cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all commonly used lasers for tattoo removal. The new FDA clearance also extends …

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Practice Development, Cosmetic surgery

9th Annual Cosmetic Surgery Forum Kicks Off in Las Vegas

Cosmetic Surgery Forum 2017, now in its ninth year, got underway with a Director’s Welcome Reception on Wednesday, November 29 at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. And this year…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, BTL

Long-Term Fat Reduction Seen Following Treatment with BTL Vanquish, Vanquish ME

Abdominal fat reduction achieved via BTL Vanquish and Vanquish ME lasts for at least four years, according to new long-term data released by the company. Both devices use radiofrequency (RF) energy…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Syneron

Use of a New Holographic Hand Piece May Improve Picosecond Laser Treatment of Acne Scars

Incorporating a new holographic beam splitter in a picosecond laser may help improve the appearance of acne scars, according to a study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM). The paper …

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Friday, October 13, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Solta, Valeant NJ

James P. Hartman Named New Vice President and General Manager at Solta Medical

James P. Hartman is the new Vice President and general manager at Solta Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. Mr. Hartman joined Solta Medical from Merz Aesthetics (a di…

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Monday, October 09, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

And the ASDS Stegman Award Goes to … Susan H. Weinkle, MD

Bradenton, FL-based dermatologist Susan H. Weinkle, MD received the Samuel J. Stegman, MD, Award for Distinguished Service at The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) 2017 Annual Meet…

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Friday, October 06, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Lisa M. Donofrio, MD Takes Reins of ASDS/ASDSA

Lisa M. Donofrio, MD, is the new President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA). Along with her fellow officers …

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Thursday, October 05, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

Silk’n Introduces Titan by Silk'n for Home Use

Home-use devices represent a hot growth category, and Silk'n is now introducing Titan by Silk'n for at-home skin tightening and lifting. Titan combines infrared energy to increase bloo…

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Solta, Valeant NJ

Meet Thermage’s New FLX System

The US Food and Drug Administration granted 510(K) clearance to Solta Medical’s new Thermage FLXTM System for smoothing skin on the face, eyes, and body. The Thermage FLX features a…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Cynosure

Sculpsure Cleared to Treat Double Chins

Cynosure's SculpSure®  is now cleared for submental fat reduction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for this area, Hologic, Inc. rep…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com

FDA Clears Fotona's StarWalker MaQX Ultra Performance Q-Switched System

The FDA has cleared Fotona's StarWalker MaQX Q-Switched laser system for treating tattoos, pigmented and vascular lesions, acne and scar revision, and permanent hair reduction. The Verde 532 mode …

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Monday, September 25, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Sciton

Sciton and the Young Survival Coalition Partner for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sciton, Inc.’s Women's Health Group division and the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) are partnering to raise awareness about women's vaginal health, in particular, those who are recoverin…

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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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