Monday, May 23, 2011

Research: Cosmetic Procedures

Research activities at Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists are going strong. We are currently evaluating the new eMatrix device from Syneron, which produces different results depending on the tip we utilize. On lighter skin we are using the machine to treat photoaging, where as for darker skin types we are using the eMatrix to tighten skin and diminish the appearance of acne scars. To provide patients with a youthful look and healthy skin we are also assessing the Viora Reaction, which combines RF energy and vacuum therapy to treat cellulite, as well as Ultherapy as a non-surgical approach to lift, firm, and tighten skin on the face. In addition, we are testing out Allergan Voluma, which is a volume filler for natural facial recontouring, as well as Medicis’ Dysport for relief from oily skin and facial flushing. Ultimately, we look forward to presenting our results next month at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Anti-aging Medicine meeting at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel as well as at the FACE meeting at London’s Royal College of Physicians.

David J. Goldberg, M.D.
Director, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ
Chief of Dermatology
Hackensack University Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Director, Laser Research
Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Chief, Dermatologic Surgery
UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Update from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Last week I attended the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (ASAPS), which proved to be very exciting. Experienced doctors from across the country, including myself, lectured on various hot topics including fat grafting and the roles stem cells and acellular dermal products, such as Alloderm and Strattice, play in the procedure. My favorite talk was by Dr. Barry DiBernardo on Cellulaze, the new Cynosure device for long-term cellulite improvement. I also enjoyed Boston dermatologist Jeff Dover’s presentation on the amazing results of Bella Contour, a new body-contouring product. I had the pleasure of sharing my expertise on the skin tightening procedures Sciton, SkinTyte, and the new Ultra Shape as well as co-chairing a session on laser complications with Atlanta’s Dr. Foad Nahai. I also filmed segments for The Plastic Surgery Channel on laser resurfacing and cellulite. ASAPS further ignited my excitement for future innovation and advancements in plastic surgery. I have a number of upcoming meetings with companies interested in testing new products and am eager to see what this year holds for research.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dr. David Goldberg Lectures at L'oreal Corporate Headquarters

Last week, CosmeticMDNation Cosmetic Dermatologist, David J. Goldberg, MD, was invited to speak at L'oreals US research center in Clark, NJ. The talk was in honor of the 100 year anniversary of L'oreal's commitment to skin care. Dr. Goldberg's lecture focused on various devices used to rejuvenate the skin on the face and body. Devices discussed included Fraxel, FX, eMatrix, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, Accent, Viora, and VelShape. The final portion of his presentation focused on the future of skin rejuvenation combining energy based treatments such as described in combination with great skin care products such as those made by L'oreal.