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US team makes human 'biocollagen' in plants    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Synthetic collagen has a wide range of applications in drug delivery and reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, as well as in the food industry, but at the moment is almost entirely sourced from animals. A team of researchers in the U.S. have successfully synthesized human collagen in transgenic maize seeds, offering a potential alternative to animal-derived material for pharmaceutical applications. More

Immediate Openings for Cosmetic Surgeons

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Does Botox help neck pain?
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The ingredient in a Botox injection probably won't help ease neck pain, nor will it help neck pain sufferers do physical activities any better or improve their quality of life, a new review of past studies suggests. More

Transcutaneous ultrasound appears safe for Asian skin
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Transcutaneous focused ultrasound may be a safe non-invasive skin-tightening procedure for Asians, according to a study published in the July issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. More

Thermage treatment can help tighten and smooth skin
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Thermage has been around for years but within the past couple of years the technique became more effective and less uncomfortable. A simple-looking instrument is said to do a whole lot of tightening for many parts of your body. More

Why collagen high heel treatments got off on the wrong foot
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About three years ago the beauty industry crow barred the idea of cosmetic fillers being somehow beneficial for the feet of high heel aficionados into our collective consciousness. The idea was that injecting fillers such as collagen directly into the balls of the feet would remove the need to wear cushioning products such as gel pads in your shoes. More
Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Multipoint Tissue Fixation, Instead of Suture
Endotine® is a patented system for affixing soft tissue during aesthetic facial surgery, using small resorbable tines to reduce the tissue strain associated with sutures. This system allows surgeons to re-adjust tissue location during surgery. Endotine® provides reliable fixation through the post-operative healing period, and is resorbed as biological fixation takes over. MORE
Tulip - #1 Fat Transfer System Worldwide

Since 1990 Tulip has been designing the finest instrumentation for fat transfer. Leading cosmetic surgeons use Tulip's Cell Friendly technology because it delivers a more predictable implant with less tissue trauma in the patient. Try a Tulip and you'll know why we are #1.

Dermatologists respond to results of study analyzing return of fat after liposuction
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dermatologists started performing liposuction more than 35 years ago, and they've been responsible for most of the advances in the technique over the decades. Now, a study out of the University of Colorado contends that healthy women who have low-volume liposuction of the thighs and maintain the same lifestyle after surgery experience a return of the fat to other parts of the body within a year — primarily the abdomen but also the back and arms. More

Steam offers novel approach to treating varicose veins
Skin and Allergy News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Steam ablation of varicose veins appears to be a safe, effective, and relatively simple new endovascular thermal therapy with excellent patient acceptance. Steam may offer a safer alternative to endovascular laser ablation of saphenous varicose veins. More

Vaginal rejuvenation after childbirth or aging
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Due to aging or pregnancy, the vagina may change over time. Women now have a myriad of choices to alter the way their vaginas look: from non-surgical to surgical procedures, vaginal rejuvenation may address both exterior and interior concerns. More

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