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Effects of facial topical lidocaine on serum levels of lidocaine and MEG-X Print

Researcher: Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD

Grant Award: ASERF Interim Grant

Amount Awarded: $28,874

Project Name: Effects of facial topical lidocaine on serum levels of lidocaine and MEG-X

Project Summary: Topical lidocaine is applied liberally in clinics and spas throughout the world. Despite this, there is little to no data describing the safe doses, toxicity, and clinical guidelines regarding the topical use of lidocaine, particularly in a highly vascularized area such as the face. The primary purpose is to examine the metabolism of 4% topical lidocaine (LMX-4) to determine peak serum levels, and common clinical treatment variables affecting absorption, as a means of increasing patient safety.

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Twin Cities Plastic Surgeon is the New President of The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) Print

New York, NY, Vancouver, BC (May 6, 2012) — Twin Cities plastic surgeon Joe  Gryskiewicz, MD, is the new President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF). The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). ASERF helps to ensure the safety and effectiveness of new aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgical techniques and technologies by funding scientific research and clinical studies.

Dr. Gryskiewicz is in private practice at the Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery with offices in Edina and Burnsville, MN.  He has practiced medicine in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for more than 25 years and is a Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota Cleft Palate Clinics School Of Dentistry and is past Chief of Surgery at Fairview Southdale Hospital.  He is the former co-chair of the Hot Topics Seminars at the national meetings of ASAPS and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) which discusses new and innovative procedures, devices and pharmaceuticals of interest to the plastic surgery community. “Dr. Joe” is also immediate past-president of The Rhinoplasty Society and the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons.  He is the author of the book, Your Body. Your Beauty. Your Safety. He serves on the editorial board of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  Dr. Joe has published papers and book chapters on advances in rhinoplasty and breast augmentation techniques as well as presented multiple plastic surgery lectures on the international level.

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