MAR 2014

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Mary Lee Amerian, MD Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center, Santa Monica, CA Saul R. Berger, MD Medical Director, New Age Aesthetics, Encino, CA Padraic Deighan, MBA, JD, PhD Vail, CO Michael H. Gold, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Founder, Gold Skin Care Center, Nashville, TN Bruce Katz, MD Clinical Professor Dermatology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Director, Juva Skin & Laser Center, New York Lorrie Klein, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California-Irvine Medical School Founder, LK Dermatology & Laser Center Euro Day Spas, Laguna Niguel, CA Allan Share President, International Medical Spa Association, Minnetonka, MN David H. McDaniel, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School Director, The Institute of Anti-Aging Research, Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA Vic Narurkar, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UC Davis Medical School Chief of Dermatology, California Pacifi c Medical Center, San Francisco Ava Shamban, MD Laser Institute for Dermatology and European Skin Care, Santa Monica, CA Hema Sundaram, MD Director, Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Rockville, MD and Fairfax, VA Wm. Philip Werschler, MD Spokane Dermatology Clinic and Aesthetic Image Medical Spa, Spokane, WA EDITOR'S NOTE 10 MARCH 2014 | Med Esthetics A recent survey of 31,000 U.S.-based physicians revealed that dermatologists are the happiest specialists in health care. The 2014 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report asked physicians to rate their overall health—including diet, exercise and drinking habits—and their satisfaction at work and home. While ophthalmologists had a slight edge on happiness at home (70% vs. 68%), dermatologists were the clear leaders in career satisfaction, with 53% rating them- selves as very or extremely happy at work. But that still leaves close to half of dermatologists on the fringes of career fulfi llment. While other aesthetic specialties, including plastic surgery, rate well below 40% in happiness at work. Long hours combined with the pressures of patient care and practice management can lead even the most dedicated professionals to lose the passion they once had for their careers. And doctors, overall, suffer career burnout at a rate higher than any other professional industry. To help more aesthetic professionals maintain their passion for their careers, on page 54 se- nior editor Stacy Gueraseva shares strategies for preventing and combating professional burnout. Developing relationships with colleagues and continuing to learn about new advances in one's chosen fi eld are both effective ways to keep yourself engaged and enthusiastic about the future of aesthetic medicine—and your place within it. The annual meeting of the Academy of Dermatology takes place this month in Denver, Colorado. It is one of the largest meetings in this industry and offers a plethora of sessions on cosmetic dermatology, topical skin care and practice management. On page 36, we highlight the most relevant sessions for cosmetic practi- tioners and private practice managers and offer a preview of new products and tools coming to market this Spring. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is the latest dermal fi ller to gain FDA approval. On page 22, Dr. Garry Lee shares his technique for injecting VOLUMA XC for mid-face volume replacement. Helping patients get on a daily skincare regimen is one of the most effect antiaging skincare techniques. In "The New Wave of Marine-Based Ingredients" on page 46, writer Linda W. Lewis delves into the science behind the latest marine-based ingredients that are being used topically for skin concerns, including acne care, photodamage and UV protection. Having the opportunity to speak with practicing physicians, product developers and entre- preneurs from all areas of the medical aesthetics industry is just part of what makes my job as the editor of MedEsthetics so rewarding. We welcome new voices and insights, and encourage industry professionals who would like to share their experiences with our readers to contact us at The Happiest Specialists Inga Hansen Executive Editor/Associate Publisher • 603.354.3291 Dermatologists were the clear leaders in career satisfaction, with 53% rating themselves as very or extremely happy at work. E d i t o r s N o t e M E D 3 1 4 . i n d d 1 0 Editors Note MED314.indd 10 2 / 1 3 / 1 4 2 : 5 1 P M 2/13/14 2:51 PM

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