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Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness for 25 years. Visit www.WordsComeAlive.com.
Solving problem patients
Solving problem patients
Rude and disrespectful patient behavior. Being late for appointments. And patients complaining about fees, co-pays, and more. These are some of urologists’ biggest gripes with patients, according to a single-question UrologyTimes.com poll conducted in December 2017.
Yoga for a younger face
Can facial exercises really improve tone, firmness and shape?
Future HA filler alternative?
Human placental tissue allograft could be the next hyaluronic acid filler alternative for aesthetic patients.
Hyaluronic acid for nipple projection?
While it could present long-term problems for many patients, HA fillers could be an ideal option for restoring 3-dimensional contour of the nipple-areola complex for surgical breast reconstruction patients.
Less surgery, but more admissions for infantile hemangioma
Use of the oral beta blocker propranolol for treatment of infantile hemangioma is likely behind sizable increases in resource utilization, but also decreases in the need for surgery.
The latest research on PRP
Study finds adding PRP to fat grafting improves recovery time, but not cosmetic outcomes or patient satisfaction.
New products from Cutera
Cutera announces its North American launch of Juliet, an Er:YAG laser device for women’s vaginal health and aesthetics, and Secret RF, a fractional radiofrequency microneedling device.
Vitamin D deficiency associated with pediatric obesity
Vitamin D deficiency in children is associated with being overweight while sufficiency is associated with a healthy BMI, researchers reported in December.
Recommendations for safer gluteal fat grafting
A plastic surgery taskforce recently released recommendations for gluteal fat grafting, a procedure that has a significantly higher mortality rate than any other in the aesthetic space.
Plastic surgery predictions
Plastic surgery predictions
What will shape cosmetic medicine in 2018? We asked industry leaders to weigh in with what they think will drive aesthetic medicine’s evolution this year.