In 2007, Dr. Gail Naughton founded Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine company based on the philosophy of naturally produced products from newborn fibroblasts—an alternative to the use of embryonic stem cells or animal components. A respected scientist with extensive experience in the field, Dr. Naughton has spent more than 25 years researching the tissue engineering process and holds nearly 100 US and foreign patents. With her discovery that the proteins and growth factors produced by newborn fibroblasts held therapeutic and biomedical applications, she developed Histogen’s core technology in order to create products—with both potential biomedical and cosmetic benefits—based o
Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Bill Murray… Acne scars can show up in many shapes and sizes, from deep to shallow and even raised. They are often unsightly and painful memories of breakouts gone awry, made worse by the fact that most of these scars are almost impossible to camouflage with makeup. Artefill, the long lasting injectable filler, can be a welcome solution for treating acne scars.
Suneva Medical will be starting a 150-patient multi-center study to learn more the effect of Artefill on acne scars. According to Santa Monica Dermatologist and study investigator Dr. Ava Shamban, “Artefill is a great solution for my regular filler patients who want to correct facial
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFT
By Wendy Lewis
Tis the season to give someone on your list something he or she really wants– to look years younger. Whether they have been naughty or nice, everyone deserves a boost to welcome in the New Year.
BOTOX Browlift – BOTOX® Cosmetic is the little wrinkle relaxing neurotoxin that can lift your brows and soften lines of expression – crow’s feet and forehead creases. One treatment lasts about four months and the versatility of BOTOX® makes it an all purpose wrinkle and lifting treatment for women and men. According to New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Yael Halaas (www.drhalaas.com), “BOTOX is by far the
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NOVABEL® FROM MERZ MAKES ITS EUROPEAN DEBUT!
By far the biggest buzz in the facial rejuvenation category is around the German pharmaceutical company Merz. In Europe, Merz Aesthetics includes a growing portfolio of fillers including Belotero, a hyaluronic acid derived product currently pursuing FDA approval in the US. However, the launch of the new Merz facial shaping agent called NOVABEL® has generated unprecedented excitement among practitioners. The immediate effects and minimal to no downtime make the case for NOVABEL® equally compelling for consumers in search of youthful contours and plumped up lines and folds.
NOVABEL® introduced a new class of algin