TIME Magazine kicked off a year of dermatological highs with a cover story on BOTOX® at the start of 2017. For the team at Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, recognition for the wrinkle-smoother—the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world—came as no surprise. The article set the tone for 365 days marked by innovation, development, and breakthroughs, both around the world and at the practice. Here are just a few more highlights:
• Early in the year, the physicians added new applicators for CoolSculpting treatments to the Beverly Hills practice, making a noninvasive fat-reduction session more accessible and speedy. The CoolAdvantage Plus™ was designed to impact the fat cells throughout the entire abdominal area in 45 minutes—a welcome improvement for our patients with busy schedules.
• As spring buds began to bloom, Juvederm® announced a new filler joining its lineup: Vollure™ XC. Built on the same hyaluronic acid backbone as the other fillers in the family, Vollure™ XC added six months to the longevity of the company’s nasolabial fold-reducing results. Patients who choose this filler can enjoy up to 18 months of younger-looking skin in the treated areas.
• One of the most innovative products the Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team has seen came to the practice in 2017: Restorsea™. The fish-derived treatment harnesses the natural power of hatching salmon to gently remove dead skin with reduced sensitivity and side effects. Best of all (aside from the refreshed look): No fish are harmed by the collection of the main ingredient.
• Toward the end of the year, Dr. Derek Jones presented his work as lead author with a team to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, raising awareness of the need for increased research into aesthetic treatments applied to men. Pointing out a discrepancy between female and male dosing needs, the study called for a better understanding of male facial and skin characteristics, as well as willingness from doctors to tailor their treatments for the good of the patient.
What news does 2018 have in store? Follow along with Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills throughout the year to see. Happy new year!Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.