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Merz Aesthetics and Candela announce historic collaboration

Merz Aesthetics and Candela Corporation are joining forces to expand their respective medical aesthetic portfolios of devices, injectables and skincare to better meet patient demand for full-spectrum aesthetic care. In a unique commercial collaboration, Merz...

Aesthetic Medicine News Roundup, 15 January 2021

Welcome to the our Aesthetic Medicine news roundup, 15 January 2021. News Allergan Aesthetics Enters Into Option to Acquire Cypris Medical Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), announced that it has entered into a warrant agreement...

CPCA Calls For Urgent Laser Regulatory Change And The Need For Enforcement

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) has long been an avid advocate for patient safety, especially with regards to unregulated laser use in Australia. For many years, the CPCA has been lobbying industry...

Aesthetic Medicine News Roundup, 18 December 2020

Welcome to the our Aesthetic Medicine news roundup, 4 December 2020. News Vitro Biopharma Names World Renown Physician Entrepreneur as its CEO & Retains its Present CEO as CSO. Vitro Biopharma announced the appointment by its Board...
The Hydrafacial Co.

Brent Saunders Launches Special Purpose Acquisition Company

The HydraFacial Co., best known for their technology that delivers an alternative to microdermabrasion, this month announced an agreement to merge with Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Vesper Healthcare is special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) cofounded...

COSMEDICON 2021 – Preview

The must-attend aesthetic medical conference, COSMEDICON 2021, will be held on 4–7 March 2021 at the exclusive InterContinental Hotel in Sydney’s Double Bay. The trade show and scientific program will be held over two...

The Cosmetic Nurses Association

This month sees the launch of the Cosmetic Nurses Association; a new, professional, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of its members, with the intention of being a voice for Cosmetic Nurses in Australia. At the...
Honeybees

Honeybee venom kills breast cancer cells

Australian researchers have reported that melittin – the active ingredient in honeybee venom – rapidly killed two types of aggressive breast cancer cells in laboratory studies, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. However, their study, reported...

Aesthetic Medicine News roundup, 4 December 2020

Welcome to the our Aesthetic Medicine news roundup, 4 December 2020. News Basal cell carcinomas may carry high likelihood of recurrence Recurrent basal cell carcinomas and primary basal cell carcinomas have a high likelihood of recurrence, according...

Assoc. Professor Gabrielle Caswell elected new president of ACAM

The Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) has announced a new representative board, elected at their AGM, held via Zoom, on 2 December, 2020. The new office holders are Assoc. Professor Gabrielle Caswell, President, Dr...