NOV-DEC 2016

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Contents MedEsthetics (ISSN 1937-2140 & USPS 024-336), Volume 12, No. 8, November/December 2016 is published monthly except in February, June, August and December by Creative Age Communications, Inc., 7628 Densmore Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406-2042, USA, Phone 818.782.7328, Fax 818.782.7450. Basic annual subscription rates are: $48.00 in the U.S., $65.00 in Canada, and $70.00 in other international countries. Periodicals Postage Paid at Van Nuys, CA and additional mailing offi ces. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS; NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to MedEsthetics, P.O. Box 1072, Skokie, IL 60076-8072. Canadian distribution publication agreement no. 40798037. MedEsthetics, 6915 Dixie Rd., PO BOX 2601, Mississauga ON L4T 0A9, Canada. 50 COVER: Monica L. Halem, MD • PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Weschler November/December 2016, Volume 12, Number 8 TOOLS & TECHNIQUES IN EVERY ISSUE 10 Best Practices 12 Introductions 64 News & Events 70 Advertiser Index 22 Blemish Control Products addressing acne and pigmentation concerns 24 Quenching the irst by Linda W. Lewis The science behind today's topical skin hydrators 38 Collagen Builders Antiaging skin care for patients 40 Selective Ablation by Karen Appold Offering safe and effective ablative laser skin resurfacing 48 Aesthetic Technologies Aesthetic technologies and injectables for your practice 72 Newsmakers by Inga Hansen Home-use hair removal risks 24 40 SURGICAL AESTHETICS 56 Cutting Edge The latest in cosmetic plastic surgery 58 Scar Revision by Daniel Casciato An overview of the most effective scar treatment regimens 63 Surgical Support Products for cosmetic surgery practices 58 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 14 Legal Issues by Allyson Avila Alternative therapy hazards 30 Automated Marketing by Inga Hansen Utilizing EHR and PM software to increase patient engagement 50 Integrity and Gratitude by Laura Beliz Monica L. Halem, MD, emphasizes effi cacy and a personal connection in NYC

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