NOV-DEC 2015

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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2 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 | Med Esthetics 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 • 603.354.3291 On November 1, 2005, we launched the fi rst issue of MedEsthetics, a magazine designed to support private medical practice and medspa owners working in the fi eld of cosmetic medicine. Our goal then—as it is now—is to help our readers understand and better manage the unique challenges of attracting and serving an elective medicine patient base by providing educational articles on practice management and marketing, while simultaneously keeping the industry abreast of changing regulations, newsworthy events and new products and procedures. The entire team here at MedEsthetics is grateful for the support the industry has shown us over these 10 years, and we wanted to celebrate this milestone by launching our fi rst annual Best of Medical Aesthetics awards. We asked our readers to submit nominations in nine categories, ranging from best multi-physician practice to happiest employees and most innovative marketing campaign. We received hundreds of submissions and are thrilled to introduce the winners on page 20. The medical aesthetics industry has experienced near continuous growth for the past decade, which has created both triumphs and challenges for providers and patients. Concerns that previously had few good solutions, such as hyperpigmentation and hair restoration, have experienced a surge in innovation. On page 32, physicians share their top treatment protocols for patients with melasma, sun damage and post-infl ammatory hyperpigmentation. If you turn to page 48, you can read about the latest surgical and noninvasive methods that physicians are utilizing to help patients with thinning hair. EDITOR'S NOTE Ten Years On Inga Hansen Executive Editor/Associate Publisher Dermal fi llers have helped fuel the enormous growth and popularity of cosmetic procedures by opening these services up to a much wider patient base. Unfortunately, as the use of fi llers has grown, so has the incidence of complications. Though extremely rare, serious complications such as skin necrosis and blindness have come to the attention of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several legal fi rms. On page 72, we offer guidance on how to protect your patients and your practice from serious fi ller-related adverse events. As we look forward to the next 10 years, we again want to reiterate how much we have enjoyed learning about this industry and how much we appreciate your continued support. The medical aesthetics industry has experienced near continuous growth for the past decade, which has created both triumphs and challenges for providers and patients.

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