In 2005, a 22-year old student in South Carolina died from a fatal dose of lidocaine after she was given a topical anaesthetic gel by a spa employee and told to apply it from her groin to her ankle and cover it in plastic in preparation for hair removal treatment on her leg.
22-year-old patient dies from lidocaine overdose. This and other cases highlight the potential toxicity of anaesthetics. One expert discusses tips for safe use and warning signs to watch for.
Many new products for cleansing have entered the cosmetic market, but the most innovative product is micellar water, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."
Cleansing oils are making a comeback, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."
An oil-based cleaning system, oil cleansing balms are creams similar to cold cream in consistency , says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."
Injectable aesthetic products recently FDA-approved or in late stages of development include polycaprolactone, a new hyaluronic acid and multiple neuromodulators.
Avoiding and treating vascular compromise with hyaluronic acid (HA) injections requires understanding the subtleties of underlying facial anatomy and keeping a well-stocked arsenal of treatments for impending necrosis.
Litigation is largely due to a practitioner’s lack of training and the lack of informed consent for the patient.
Hologic’s Cynosure division announced the launch of an advanced radiofrequency device that has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to facial fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin through soft tissue coagulation, and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Participants at the Aesthetic Academy named Kevin Sadati, D.O., a facial plastic surgeon based in Newport Beach, Calif., Best Aesthetic Doctor at its recent program.