ASPS: Plastic Surgery Procedures Down 1% in ’09

In the US in 2009, 12.5 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed, down 1% from 2008, and up 69% since 2000. Nearly 5.2 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year.

Botox Reduces Wrinkles Using Less Frequent Doses

Patients can decrease the frequency of Botox Cosmetic injections after approximately two years and still receive most of the same wrinkle-smoothing cosmetic benefits, according to new research.

Is Botox the Enemy in Hollywood?

The New York Times recently published a cringe-inducing article by Laura M. Holson on how Hollywood movie casting directors are purportedly not interested in hiring those performers who have “had work done.” Let’s get right into i

Survey: Interest in Cosmetic Procedures Rising in US

Among cosmetic surgical procedures planned in the next year, 27% of respondents will have eyelid surgery and 18% will undergo hair replacement; followed by facelifts (13%), tummy tucks (12%) and breast lifts (12%).

Springtime in Phoenix: the 2010 ASLMS Redux

The ASLMS meeting was a decidedly mixed bag this year — the scientific program was quite good, the accompanying vendor/exhibit hall was quiet as a field full of crickets at dusk, and the venue could have been more carefully chosen. I enjoyed it,

Smartlipo Triplex Studies Offered at ASLMS

A new study demonstrates the clinical benefits of using a 1440 nm wavelength in laser-assisted lipolysis to disrupt fat tissue and tighten skin through tissue coagulation.