cosmetic techniques

Combo technique boosts long-term facelift resultsRecently released results of a new study suggest that the combined use of a Smartlipo laser and a Quill suture in face-lift procedures can improve long-term results.
Treatment tips for photoaging treatment and preventionBoth dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons have a variety of advanced and direct techniques they regularly employ to combat the effects of photoaging. Taking a look behind the doors of one such practice, dermatologic surgeon Rebecca A. Kazin, M.D., F.A.A.D., Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, D.C., offers her practice pearls for the techniques she uses on her patients’ faces to turn back these undesirable effects of time.
Optimizing the use of hyaluronidase to manage filler complicationsFiller complications are more likely to occur when injectors are unfamiliar with facial anatomy, and injectors should also inform themselves of the type of hyaluronic acid filler that is being injected, monophasic or polyphasic, so they are aware how much hyaluronidase is required to inject should complications arise.
Synthetic vs natural grafting material for microtia reconstruction?Congenital deformities of the ear require choosing the right technique to effectively balance both function and aesthetics. When approaching microtia reconstruction, researchers recently sought to determine whether better overall results can be achieved with synthetic versus natural reconstructive materials.
Freezing the fat in specific patient nichesCoolSculpting, a nonsurgical treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for fat reduction of the flank and abdomen, has recently received an expanded approval to also treat and sculpt the thigh areas. Could this new indication be the next hot niche to be explored? Lawrence Broder, M.D., a cosmetic surgeon in Austin, Texas, offers his opinion.
Refining injection techniquesLateral canthal rhytids treated with three injections of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport, Medicis) showed no statistically significant difference from those treated with one injection, according to a study in the August issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.