APR 2019

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52 APRIL 2019 | Med Esthetics NEXTECH ACQUIRES SRS HEALTH Nextech Systems, a provider of healthcare technology solutions for ophthalmology, dermatology and plastic surgery practices, has acquired specialty EMR solution pro- vider SRS Health Software. The Mont- vale, New Jersey-based SRS Health has developed specialized solutions across the ambulatory sector with a particular focus on orthopedic practices. "We are delighted to welcome SRS into the Nextech family. SRS Health's proven success over a 20-year period in providing specialty EMR solutions and services is a perfect complement to Nextech's long- established EMR and practice management solutions," said Mike Scarbrough CEO of Nextech. ONE-THIRD OF DERMS MIX FILLERS Tiffany J. Libby, MD, et al, surveyed members of the American Society of Der- matologic Surgery (ASDS) to determine how often they mix injectable fi llers with other substances and which solutions are most commonly added to the fi llers prior to injection. Four hundred seventy-fi ve dermatolo- gists responded, and 35 percent of them reported that they mix fi llers before injec- tion. Solutions added to the fi llers include: plain lidocaine (44 percent), lidocaine with epinephrine (36 percent), normal saline (30 percent) and sterile water (7 percent). The reasons for mixing cited include: to decrease viscosity (40 percent), increase anesthesia (30 percent), decrease swell- ing (17 percent) and increase volume (13 percent). The results of the survey were published in the January issue of Dermato- logic Surgery. KEY TRENDS IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY Results of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAF- PRS) 2018 trends in facial plastic surgery survey revealed that millennials (now 22 to 37 years old) are driving the growing demand for cosmetic procedures. The average number of surgical procedures has almost doubled since 2013 (up 47 percent) with a 22 percent increase in botulinum toxin injections compared to 2013. AAFPRS members noted that there is more emphasis on early care or pre- juvenation, which is bringing patients in their 20s and 30s into aesthetic practices, and that technology—including both in-offi ce and homecare devices—is popular among this demographic. "Our younger patients are controlling the aging process and taking prevention seriously," said Phillip R. Langsdon, MD, president of AAFPRS. In 2018, 72 percent of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in patients under age 30. This is a signifi cant increase from 2017, when 58 percent of members noted this infl ux of younger patients. Other trends include the desire for a more natural look with 41 percent stating a fear of looking unnatural as their patients' top concerns when considering cosmetic enhancements. For surgical trends, rhinoplasty remains the most-requested facial plastic surgery (performed by 96 percent of members in 2018) followed by revision surgery (94 percent) and eye lifts (93 percent). EVENTS April 4-7 Advances in Rhinoplasty, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Contact: 703.299.9291, April 6-9 American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore. Contact: 978.927.8330, May 1-5 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, JW Marriott Austin, Aus- tin, TX. Contact: 312.202.5322, May 9-11 Music City Scale: Symposium for Cosmetic Advances and Laser Educa- tion, Music City Center, Nashville. Contact: 615.460.1657, May 15 Aesthetics Innovation Summit, Hy- att Regency New Orleans, New Orleans. Contact: 516.765.9005, May 16-18 The 27 th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine Spring Conference, Gaylord Palms Resort & Con- vention Center, Kissimmee, FL. Contact: 561.997.0112, May 16-19 Skin Care 2019: Meeting of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skincare Special- ists, New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans. Contact: 562.799.0466, May 16-21 The Aesthetic Meeting 2019, New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans. Contact: 562.799.2346, May 23-25 30 th European Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki. Contact: June 5-8 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery, The Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas. Contact: 877.765.5446, June 7-8 Facial Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition (FACE), QEII Centre, London. Contact: June 15-17 International Esthetics, Cosmetic and Spa Conference, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Contact: 203.736.1699, June 17-19 ASPS Advocacy Summit, Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC. Contact: 847.228.9900, June 19-22 Maui Derm NP+PA Summer Meeting, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO. Contact: 831.595.0710, June 23-July 4 The Aesthetic Cruise 2019, Oceania Cruises - Riviera. Contact: 888.278.7776, July 25-28 Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, New York Hilton, New York City. Contact: 866.503.7546, July 28-29 Face and Body Midwest Spa Expo & Conference, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL. Con- tact: 630.653.2155, August 8-11 Aesthetic Extender Sympo- sium, Loews Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL. Contact: info@aestheticextender August 23-25 Masters of Aesthetics, Intercontinental San Diego, San Diego. Contact: 858.926.0697, NEWS & EVENTS

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