What happened to QWO, the cellulite injectable?

April 7, 2023 |
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Qwo®, composed of collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, made history in 2021 as the first injectable with FDA approval to treat cellulite. The product employed a powerful enzyme to break down the collagen bands that cause the appearance of unwanted dimpling in the buttocks. However, after less than 2 years on the… Read More »

How to Fund Your Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship

November 10, 2022 |
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Cosmetic medicine is rapidly growing—and the demand for highly-trained cosmetic surgeons is also on the rise. For surgeons who have developed a desire to shift their focus to aesthetics and cosmetic medicine, the next logical step is board certification. But before that, most interested surgeons will need to complete cosmetic… Read More »

The FDA Approves Juvéderm Volbella XC for Under-Eye Treatment

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

July 30, 2021 |
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Two new cosmetic injectables—Restylane Contour® and Revance’s Botox-like neuromodulator, DaxibotulinumtoxinA® (DAXXIFY™)—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… Read More »