Cosmetic Enhancement Center Of New England Acquires New Cutting Edge Facial Rejuvenation Laser Technology; Total FX UltraPulse By Lumenis
The Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England announced that they have added one of the latest innovations in cosmetic treatment technologies to their clinic, the Lumenis® UltraPulse CO 2 fractional laser. The Total FX® UltraPulse treatment has been featured on 20/20, the Today Show, The Insider and several other programs as a new "secret weapon" to improve the texture, flexibility and appearance of cosmetic imperfections of the face, neck and chest [dÃ colletage], including wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, collagen enhancement, skin tightening, and scars from acne, burns or traumatic injuries. With the addition of the Lumenis®
Whether their effectiveness is fact or fiction, less invasive cosmetic procedures such as cleavage rejuvenation, do-it-yourself (DIY) cosmetic therapies, and using Botox® to "lift" the breasts are making headlines, but are they safe? Plastic surgeons are discussing if these, and more, are cutting edge new discoveries or just "buyer beware" marketing hype at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2009 conference, Oct. 23 - 27, in Seattle. Cleavage rejuvenation involves injecting a non-allergenic filler into the cleavage to alleviate wrinkles. DYI cosmetic therapies include hair removal devices, lasers, even fillers that some patients are ordering off the Internet.
Botox Takes a Shot at Pain No longer just a wrinkle fighter, Botox® may have indications as a pain medication to fight Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), reports a new study presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2009 conference, Oct. 23-27, in Seattle. Between 5 and 26 people out of every 100, 000 have their lives significantly disrupted by some form of chronic pain. Traditionally, treatments for the nervous system-based pain disorder have included massage, physiotherapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, and heat/cold therapy. Despite those, many patients often continue to experience disruptive pain.
Creating the Youthful Eye - Is Less Really More? Take a look at the latest issue of Marie Claire and you're sure to notice the fresh-faced beauty with youthful eyes on the cover. Many try to recapture this look through eyelid rejuvenation. However, when it comes to eyelid surgery, is it better to remove or reposition tissue in the upper eyelid? Plastic surgeons at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2009 conference, Oct. 23-27, in Seattle, are presenting differing perspectives on eyelid rejuvenation, comparing tradition, tried and true, versus novel approaches. The common use of fillers and muscle relaxants (botulinum toxins) around the eye has lead to a serious reconsideration on how to best enhance the appearance of the upper eyelid region.
Michael McGuire, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery, UCLA, was inducted as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), at Plastic Surgery 2009, the Society's annual scientific meeting. Dr. McGuire will lead the world's largest plastic surgery association and foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for a one-year term. As ASPS President, Dr. McGuire will focus on increasing intra-specialty collegiality and cooperation, and providing worldwide resources through international outreach. "The plastic surgery community stretches beyond our borders, so we as ASPS Member Surgeons have a unique opportunity to reach out to our colleagues around the world and assist them in areas such as advocacy, education, and surgeon certification, " said Dr.
An injured Iraqi citizen, a port wine stain patient, a breast reconstruction patient and a skin cancer patient will be named honorees of the Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity awards by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) at Plastic Surgery 2009, October 24, 4:30 p.m., at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. These unselfish individuals endured numerous reconstructive plastic surgeries and use their experiences, strength and determination to help others in need. The Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity program is supported by Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. Continuing in the spirit of giving, Ethicon will donate, on behalf of each of the honorees, $5, 000 to four non-profit organizations providing reconstructive plastic surgery services to people in need.