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Apr 01, 2014 | 03:36 PM CDT

The Business of Ingredients, Part II

The Business of Ingredients, Part II
By: Lisa Doyle

What does the future of medical spa formulations look like, and what do developers need to do to create successful product marketability?

Mar 27, 2014 | 11:09 AM CDT

Largest Increase in Cosmetic Procedures in 2013 Since Before Great Recession

Largest Increase in Cosmetic Procedures in 2013 Since Before Great Recession

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 17th annual multi-specialty statistical data indicating a 12% overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013.

Mar 20, 2014 | 10:12 AM CDT

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Launches Radiation Mark Removal Program

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Launches Radiation Mark Removal Program

The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. has officially launched "New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program," a national philanthropic campaign offering free radiation mark removal for cancer patients.

Mar 19, 2014 | 10:29 AM CDT

AmSpa Clarifies New Rules for Performing Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Texas

AmSpa Clarifies New Rules for Performing Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Texas

New rules issued by the Texas Medical Board that became effective on November 7, 2013 now have requirements that alters the impact on the supervising physician.

Mar 12, 2014 | 11:08 AM CDT

Annual Study Finds Selfies Are Impacting Facial Plastic Surgery Requests

Selfies Are Impacting Facial Plastic Surgery Requests

The rise of selfies is having a huge impact on the facial plastic surgery industry according to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

Mar 01, 2014 | 08:09 PM CST

“Do I Need a Face Lift?” Guiding Clients Through the Next Steps

“Do I Need a Face Lift?” Guiding Clients Through the Next Steps
By: Beverly Miller

It is important for you to stay educated in your industry, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery, so you can help answer this question with unbiased honesty.

Mar 01, 2014 | 07:54 PM CST

The Business of Ingredients, Part I

The Business of Ingredients, Part I
By: Lisa Doyle

As the population ages and consumer awareness increases, so does the demand for medically inspired skin care.

Jan 31, 2014 | 05:44 PM CST

Cosmetic Consultation—The Rule of Thirds

Cosmetic Consultation—The Rule of Thirds
By: J. Matthew Knight, MD

If you're treating the majority of the clients who come to you for a medical esthetics consultation, you're putting your practice in jeopardy.

Jan 28, 2014 | 10:26 AM CST

Laser Hair Removal Increases in Popularity—As Do Lawsuits Against Nonphysicians

Laser Hair Removal Increases in Popularity—As Do Lawsuits Against Nonphysicians

About 35 states consider laser hair removal to be the practice of medicine, but only 26 states require on-site medical supervision when nonmedical operators offer the treatment.

Jan 02, 2014 | 03:30 PM CST

Fee-splitting and Medical Spa Treatments

Fee-splitting and Medical Spa Treatments
By: Alex R. Thiersch and Renee E. Coover

If you pay or have been paid commission for injections or laser treatments in your spa, you could be putting your skin care facility and your career’s well-being at severe legal risk.