Aesthetic Medical Practitioner News roundup, 11 September 2020

Welcome to the our Aesthetic Medicine news roundup, 11 September 2020.

COVID-19 safety guidelines provide protocols to protect staff, patients
Safety guidelines from the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Medicine Focus Group describe protocols for protecting clinic staff and patients from COVID-19. Recommendations include procedures before, during and after a patient visit, as well as necessary forms.

UroGen presses ahead with RTGel after Botox pairing stumbles in overactive bladder trial
With a recent phase 2 flop for UroGen’s hydrogel version of AbbVie’s Botox, the biotech may have hit a wall with that particular pairing. But that doesn’t mean UroGen has given up on its gel technology’s promise for delivering drugs to the bladder.

POLYTECH expands B-Lite® range of lightweight breast implants
POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics this week announced the market introduction of an expanded B-Lite® range, the world’s first and only lightweight breast implants.

Plastic surgeons wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In a creative attempt to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the coronavirus pandemic, plastic surgeons who specialize in breast reconstruction wore pink robes to work.

The Role of Virtual Consultations in Plastic Surgery During COVID-19 Lockdown
COVID-19 has led to government enforced ‘lockdown’ in the UK severely limiting face-to-face patient interaction. Virtual consultations present a means for continued patient access to health care. Our aim was to evaluate the use of virtual consultations (VCons) during lockdown and their possible role in the future.