Award winners to speak at ACE 2015 Winners from the Aesthetics Awards 2014 are to present at the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition (ACE) in March. Dr Tapan Patel, whose clinic received two awards, and Mr Dalvi Humzah, recognised at the ceremony for his training academy Facial Anatomy Teaching, will lecture delegates on non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation. Dr Raj Acquilla, who works with Dr Tapan Patel at his award-winning PHI clinic, will complete the injectables expert team to deliver two separate sessions over the ACE weekend. The sessions, only open to healthcare professionals, will provide invaluable guidance for mastering non-surgical treatment of the upper and lower face and neck using injectables. This will be the first time the celebrated international speakers will present together onstage, giving attendees the opportunity to watch live demonstrations of detailed techniques for the use of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin. Delegates can expect to learn how to avoid high-risk areas, whilst acquiring key skills to increase patient satisfaction and improve retention rates. Using the latest conference technology, the trio will teach attendees how to achieve the best results with dermal fillers, with the aim of enhancing aesthetic business and services. Visit www.aestheticsconference.com to book your place. Research
Galderma releases draft results of Angel study Galderma has announced that the results from its recent Angel study look promising. The multicentre, prospective, non-interventional observational study, carried out in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, assessed patient satisfaction at three weeks and four months post treatment of glabellar lines with BoNT-A (s.U). According to Galderma, the results demonstrated a high level of satisfaction after the treatment, with 94.7% and 89.6% of subjects being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the aesthetic outcome at week three and month four, respectively. Major reasons for satisfaction included the positive aesthetic outcome, a natural appearance, a rested look and the comfort of injection. Final publication date for the study is expected to be late 2014.
New non-prescription products from Obagi Healthxchange has introduced two new Obagi skincare products to complement its existing range. Obagi Retinol 1.0 is a new, stronger retinol product to follow on from Retinol 0.5 in the Obagi 360 series. The manufacturer recommends that this high strength, slow release product should be used in conjunction with either the 360 range or the NuDerm Fx range for a more effective non-prescription offering. The second new offering, Hydrate Luxe, is a rich night hydration cream, designed for use in conjunction with Hydrate, which launched last year. Hydrate Luxe contains all the same ingredients as Hydrate – including hydromanil, derived from the Tara seed – but with added “biomimetic peptides”. These are said to purportedly act in harmony with the skin to encourage overnight renewal and support metabolic functions. Obagi claims this delivers a two-in-one moisturising action to create an instantly moisturised feel, as well as retaining water to provide longer-term hydration. Anti-ageing
United Cosmeceuticals launches EVENSWISS Swiss cosmetics firm United Cosmeceuticals has announced the launch of its new product line, EVENSWISS. The products included contain the patented active ingredient Dermatopoietin – a full equivalent of the human epidermal cytokine interleukin-1 alpha, the natural polypeptide that controls the homeostasis of skin. United Cosmeceuticals claims that dermatopoietin affects deep skin structures without penetration. There are ten products in the range which aim to treat ageing of the face, décolleté, body and hair, with a serum and shampoo designed to reduce hair shedding and repair hair damage. Nine of the products are for home use, with one advanced formula – the Regenerative Plasma – for professional use. According to the company, this product helps skin to recover after cosmetic treatments and supports regeneration. Accreditation
Save Face announces new benefits for members and consumers Accreditation body Save Face has partnered with workplace service provider PHS to offer revised benefits to its members. The organisation has also released an app that allows consumers to research the aesthetic market. According to Save Face, members can expect reduced costs on services such as waste management, which includes the disposal and recycling of healthcare, clinical, dental and chemical waste. Members will also receive a discount on web-based organisation system, iConsult Aesthetic. The system provides diary management, invoicing, and business report tools, which aim to collect information that is then used to tailor individual treatments to each patient’s needs. The Save Face app aims to allow consumers to search for accredited practitioners, find information on treatments and talk to others considering aesthetic procedures. Co-director of Save Face Brett Collins said, “We want to support the industry to help raise standards across the board, so we provide as many tools as we can to make that happen.” Aesthetics | January 2015
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