Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness for 25 years. Visit www.WordsComeAlive.com.
Plastic surgery predictions
What will shape cosmetic medicine in 2018? We asked industry leaders to weigh in with what they think will drive aesthetic medicine’s evolution this year.
Recommendations for safer gluteal fat grafting
A plastic surgery taskforce recently released recommendations for gluteal fat grafting, a procedure that has a significantly higher mortality rate than any other in the aesthetic space.
In-demand dermatology treatment devices
A rising prevalence of skin disorders, including melanoma, will drive the need for diagnostic imaging and treatment technologies in dermatology, market analysts say.
An advocate for change
A conversation with ASDS president-elect Murad Alam, M.D.
When flushing is more than embarrassment
Acute or irregular flushing may signal a more serious health condition, say researchers who list 14 questions physicians should ask patients complaining about unusual flushing.
Cannabis for skin care?
It’s been called the next “it” beauty ingredient, but one expert says the hype is ahead of the research.
Navigating the nether regions
After a year of unprecedented growth, are results with nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation more hype than reality?
The artificial brain as doctor
The artificial brain as doctor
Neural networks do pattern recognition just as a dermatologist would learn patterns and visual data. Computer accuracy rivals that of humans for classifying skin cancer. Deep neural networks and artificial intelligence may have a growing role in practice.
Beyond vaginal rejuvenation
Beyond vaginal rejuvenation
Medical sexual health expert Leah Millheiser, M.D., offers tips for physicians of vaginal rejuvenation patients who may request libido boosting recommendations.
2017’s big breakthroughs
The dermatology community experienced big strides in medical and cosmetic dermatology in 2017. Dermatologists share what they think were major breakthroughs throughout the year.

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