The December 2015 PSP's "10 Things" profiles John A. Kotis, MD, who specializes in hand reconstruction and rejuvenation.
The ASDSA Patient Safety Hero Awards recognize leaders who have taken an active role in the promotion and protection of patient safety in dermatologic procedures.
The global atopic dermatitis treatment market will more than double in value from $3.6 billion in 2014 to an estimated $7.3 billion by 2024.
The elastic fiber network in the dermis gets disrupted in a stretch mark, but no currently available topical treatments target the disruption.
New ASDS grants fund research on such topics as the effectiveness of specific lasers on surgical/traumatic scars and whether certain preoperative methods improve the functional status of Mohs surgery patients for non-melanoma skin cancer.
Doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center have completed the most extensive face transplant to date.
A new systematic review finds inconclusive evidence about any association between silicone gel breast implants and long-term health outcomes.
A UK sociologist reports that fake-looking, obviously augmented breasts are back in style in the US, and that we can thank big-breasted celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Simpson, and Victoria Beckham for it.
The FDA-approved Cotellic (cobimetinib) to be used in combination with vemurafenib for the treatment of advanced melanoma.
PHS is defined as the transient period of health vulnerability following an acute illness and is characterized by the risk of early re-hospitalization due to physiologic stressors from the initial admission.
A 41-year-old patient presented with an accessory breast on her left-hand side which increased in size in the 10 years following her first pregnancy. A mastectomy was performed to remove the accessory breast, and the patient was happy with cosmetic surgery.
Stephen H. Mandy, MD, of Miami Beach, Fla, took home the Samuel J. Stegman Award, MD, for Distinguished Service, the highest honor bestowed by the ASDS.
A new microneedle device—the Given Needle—may help eradicate spider veins with one treatment, a new study shows.
Lumenis Ltd acquires Pollogen Ltd.
In the November PSP cover story, Bruce E. Katz, MD, talks about how he's helping to usher in cosmetic surgery's final frontier--vaginal rejuvenation.
Skin development requires communication between epithelial and mesenchymal cells, melanocytes, and neurons. Researchers shed new light on these mechanisms by simultaneously profiling multiple different cell types in embryonic mouse skin at the onset of hair follicle formation.
Complications after abdominoplasty are higher than other cosmetic procedures, and this risk increases dramatically when other procedures are performed simultaneously.
Stopping antidepressants before plastic and reconstructive surgery is unlikely to reduce complications—and might actually increase the risk of postoperative problems related to the patient's underlying depression.
Wendy Lewis writes about vaginal rejuvenation in the November 2015 issue of PSP.
Botox may help prevent atrial fibrillation in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery, new research suggests.