What You Need to Know About the New FDA Breast Implant Guidelines

Posted: December 8, 2021
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On October 27th, 2021, the FDA announced new breast implant safety guidelines for both manufacturers and surgeons. These guidelines are intended to enhance patient safety, increase transparency around the potential risks and side effects of breast implants, and ensure patients provide informed consent before receiving implants. With concerns over breast… Read More »

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Holds 2020 and 2021 Exams Virtually

Posted: November 5, 2021
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The annual certifying exam for cosmetic surgeons has been securely and successfully adapted to the virtual space for two years running Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2021—The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) held its annual new member certifying exam virtually for the second year in a row. The exam supports… Read More »

FDA Releases Warning About Renuvion for Skin Tightening and Dermal Resurfacing

Posted: April 1, 2022
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Numerous cosmetic surgeons use Renuvion as a skin tightening device, either alone or in conjunction with liposuction, throughout the face and body. The Renuvion wand is inserted beneath the skin, where it promotes skin contraction and collagen production using a combination of radio frequency (RF) and helium plasma technologies. This,… Read More »

The FDA Approves Juvéderm Volbella XC for Under-Eye Treatment

Posted: February 15, 2022
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Juvéderm Volbella XC, one of the most widely-used dermal fillers, has recently been approved by the FDA for injection into the under-eye area of the face. While hyaluronic acid-based fillers have been used “off-label” for years to reduce the appearance of under-eye hollows, Volbella is the first filler officially approved… Read More »

Here’s What You Need to Know About Restylane Contour and Revance’s DAXI, the Two Newest Cosmetic Injectables

Posted: July 30, 2021
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Two new cosmetic injectables—Restylane Contour® and Revance’s Botox-like neuromodulator, DaxibotulinumtoxinA®—are set to make waves in the aesthetics community this year. With the demand for dermal fillers and neurotoxins continuing to rise, these products may play a role in advancing the efficacy of cosmetic injections. From how they work and what… Read More »

How to Choose Between Liposuction and Noninvasive Fat Reduction Procedures

Posted: March 17, 2021
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Areas of unwanted, diet- and exercise-resistant fat are a common concern for many cosmetic surgery patients. Whether it comes in the form of a persistent stomach “pooch” after pregnancy, areas of fat around the thighs that won’t budge, or bulges along the flanks and back, localized fat can be difficult… Read More »

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Top 8 Things You Need to Know

Posted: March 17, 2021
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Overview What is laser skin resurfacing? 1. When should I have laser skin resurfacing? 2. Treatments may hurt—or they may not 3. Having darker skin does not necessarily preclude you from laser resurfacing 4. It makes a difference who performs your laser skin resurfacing treatments 5. Certain medications or conditions… Read More »