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Zeltiq Goes Public

Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. completed their IPO and is now a publicly traded company. Zeltiq is the manufacturer and markets the CoolSculpting system, the first clinically effective non-invasive fat reduction system. What does this business event mean for doctors and patients? The big benefits stem from the new large influx of money, which will allow the company to put […]

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Restylane Gets FDA Clearance for Lip Augmentation

Medicis, which distributes Restylane in the United States, just obtained FDA clearance for lip augmentation with Restylane.  Many people have already heard about (or used) Restylane or another hyaluronate filler for lip augmentation.  So why is this clearance big news?  Until now, this use has been “off-label”.  In other words, physicians are using the product […]

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