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A Few “More” Good Trends

GREAT Points From “A Few Good Trends”

Last week American Spa published an article entitled “A Few Good Trends”, written in the form of a list of ‘predictions’ from a reputable plastic surgeon. This article captured the attention of MedResults Network as we’ve been working to initiate and advance all four of these trends within our network!  While we rarely re-post an article to our news feed, we think Dr. Julius Few hit the nail on the head (so to speak) when he lists his industry trends below.

As we constantly talk to members about what they want, what they provide and their thoughts on what works best, we’ve also included some commentary where we make recommendations on how you can incorporate these trends into your practices today (and in the near future) using the power of the network…

A Few Good Trends

In the medical spa industry, many deemed 2016 the year of the “selfie surgery,” but there’s much more in store for 2017. Here’s what Julius Few, M.D., plastic surgeon and founder of The Few Institute (Chicago), predicts will be the most in-demand beauty treatments of 2017.

Cold + Heat = Killer Body Combo When diet and exercise aren’t enough…. women love the body slimming results they get from CoolSculpting and Venus Freeze, which painlessly freeze fat and remove unwanted bulges from the arms, legs, tummy, flanks and bra area. In a recent study, Dr. Few found that freezing the unwanted fat, then heating up the skin with radiofrequency technology leads to less fat without loose skin.

What MedResults says…Enhance your outcomes. Many MedResults members have reached out to us explaining the benefits of using Coolsculpting (or the Cool Mini) to reduce fat around the submental area, followed by an Ultherapy treatment to tighten the skin. Learn more about the MRN benefit on Ultherapy here.

Non-Surgical Facelift Aging backwards (without surgery) just became a reality. Silhouette InstaLift is an effective non-invasive technology that completely redefines the face in just 30 minutes, restoring volume and reducing wrinkles with no downtime. Few was first in the Midwest to offer it and is celebrated globally for training other doctors.

What MedResults says…Dr. Few is onto something!  Look at the numbers from ASAPS’ 2015 Statistics. Over the last five years, surgical procedures increased by 17% while non-surgical procedures increased by 44%. Give your patients options for non-invasive treatments!

Combination Treatments Patients can now tackle wrinkles, volume loss and sagging in one visit. By “stacking” (or layering) innovative peels, injectables, laser treatments, ultrasound technology, and advanced skincare, this multiple treatment therapy can be delivered in one sitting to generate an optimal outcome with minimal recovery time.

What MedResults says…Patients coming in for procedures or injectable treatments should never go home without retail products to improve and prolong their desired results. After every procedure, suggest a monthly treatment plan that includes regular follow up (like PCA peels) & take-home products and/or devices.  Create your patient’s “at home aesthetic wellness program” with these products and devices.  Learn more about the MRN benefit on PCA SKIN, Stemology Skincare, and LightStim.

New Fillers on the Horizon Restylane, Refyneand, Restylane, and Defyne were recently FDA-approved for the treatment of laugh lines. These next-generation dermal fillers are designed to help smooth smile (or marionette) lines with a natural result.

What MedResults says…#TRUTH. Already we’ve heard announcements of fillers and toxins coming into the market in 2018 and beyond.  However, there are several new entrants that will be on the market as early as this summer.  Industry giants continue to invest in R-&-D to expand their existing portfolios and range of treatments while international players begin building their American presence. Keep your eyes and ears open for new FDA approvals…you can be sure that we’ll be ‘sharing’ these newsworthy announcements!

Original article by Jennifer Nied can be accessed here.

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Aesthetic Trends Utilizing Stem Cell Science

The Role of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Derivatives in Aesthetics

The United States is currently spending nearly $1 billion a year on stem cell research, indicating an understanding of the life-changing potential stem cells have in the fields of medicine, aesthetics and beyond.

In 2013 Dr. Norma Kassardjian stated “Research at the Mayo Clinic has shown stem cell therapy to delay or even eliminate joint replacement procedures, a revelation discovered through the stem cells’ ability to repair damaged cartilage in the hips and knees. With all of these promising results, it is becoming clearer and clearer that we are on our way to a medical revolution, and it is stem cell research that is leading the charge.”

And recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) commented that overall, clinical advances using various stem cells suggest a promising future for opening a new cell therapeutic strategy in plastic surgery. Let’s take a look at what this new future holds now.

Stem Cell Face Lift

The stem cell facelift is a complete non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure that has been performed at the Plastic Surgery Center Internationale for over four years with outstanding results. The main function of the procedure is to restore both the youthful contour and shape of the face as well as improve skin quality, tightness and color irregularities caused by the aging process, sun exposure and other environmental damage. Patients who have undergone this procedure frequently avoid or markedly reduce the need for other maintenance procedures like Botox and cosmetic filler injections. The function of the procedure is based on the regenerative capacity of a group of cells called adult stem cells.

What makes the stem cell facelifts unique and different from other fat transplant procedures is the fact that the abdominal fat and stem cells are mixed with a specific combination of growth factors that help both the stem cells and adipose tissues grow into the needed tissue to restore both the fat to enhance the volume of the face as well as skin elements to improve both the quality and texture of the skin.

Stem Cells in Cosmetic Surgery

Regenerative cell-based strategies, such as those encompassing the use of stem cells, hold tremendous promise for augmentation of the soft tissue space. Adult stem cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) circumvent many of the ethical and technical issues associated with embryonic stem cells (ESCs) as they can be isolated from developed tissues including bone marrow, fat, and skin. Adult stem cells are a highly useful cell population in regenerative medicine as their ease of isolation, multilineage differentiation, and potential for autologous transplantation makes them a favorable candidate for clinical translation.

As Dr. Jeffrey Caruth stated, “While progress with stem cells is in the early stages, cosmetic surgeons will be one of the principal players in this new segment of medicine.”

Micro-Needling With Stem Cells

According to the Aesthetics Journal, recent studies suggest that there is significant statistical improvement in skin hdyration, melanin, texture, dermal thickness and collagen by combining mirconeedling with stem cell treatments, compared to microneedling alone, The marked improvement of this combination has to do with the issue of penetration and absorption. The message molecules attach to a cell receptor and that cell makes more of the same chemical. It then excretes it between cells to signal the cells nearby and so forth, creating a cascade effect with built in amplification. Single growth factors can distort the process of tissue regeneration. Nature doesn’t apply single growth factors to a problem. They come in complex arrays (cocktails) perfectly balanced for coordinated regeneration.

Stem Cell Technology Triple Approach

Stemology skincare’s proprietary technology, StemCore-3™, utilizes a three-pronged approach for optimal anti-aging results. First Stemology products contain secreted components derived from laboratory grown human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) cultures. MSC’s are very versatile (commonly called the duct tape of the body) and differentiate to create the structural tissues of the body. Second, plant stem cells are added to the formulation. And while plant stem cells cannot provide growth factors or cytokines that communicate with human cells (the “language” is not the same), the do contain specific epigenetic factors, the function of which is to maintain the self-renewal capacity of stem cells. Finally, a cell-to-cell communicator is incorporated which helps to stimulate dermal fibroblast communication with other skin cells through growth factors and cytokines.

To learn more about scientific advancements in aesthetic stem cell technology, listen to the full webinar “The Roll of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Derivatives in Aesthetics,” visit

For more information about Stemology skincare, visit

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