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Jan. 11, 2013


Can olive oil prevent skin aging?
Yahoo Health    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The scientific evidence that olive oil is good for us keeps getting stronger. In terms of health, studies have proven that diets that incorporate this oil help people live longer, healthier lives. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, olive oil also has been linked to lower cholesterol and also may normalize blood clotting, blood sugar levels and insulin levels. But one recent study is shedding light on the potential beauty benefits associated with ingesting olive oil. More

Alternatives to cosmetic surgery
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Overindulgence at Christmas is as traditional as turkey, mince pies, sherry and all manner of luxuries that add to an ever-expanding waistline. Come the New Year, many people look to cosmetic surgery as a "quick fix" to offset the yuletide greed, but cosmetic surgeon Andrea Marando suggests alternative methods before going under the knife. More

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Warfield Weekly Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SDSS, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

FDA alerts clinicians about fake Botox
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Unapproved versions of onabotulinumtoxinA sent by foreign suppliers has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to issue alerts to more than 350 medical practices that may have purchased the products. More

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Oxygen bubbles into facial care products
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Oxygen bars may be a relic of the late 1990s, but the element is popping up as a beauty-industry buzzword of the early 21st century — no plastic hose necessary. More

Young buns: Dermal fillers may actually slow aging of tissue
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The elderly may have more than just years of wisdom to share with us; their elderly bottoms may just help crack the code of aging skin. In a small study on octogenarians recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers found that dermal fillers do more than plump up the skin; they can actually make it act younger. More

In mouse model, small peptide ameliorates autoimmune skin blistering disease
The Journal of Clinical Investigation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pemphigus vulgaris is a life-threatening autoimmune skin disease that is occurs when the body's immune system generates antibodies that target proteins in the skin known as desomogleins. Due to limited insights into disease pathogenesis, current therapy relies primarily on nonspecific long-term immunosuppression. Researchers led by Jens Waschke at the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology in Munich, Germany, report on a small peptide that blocked antibody recognition of desmogleins. Importantly, the peptide could prevent antibody-mediated skin blistering when applied topically to mice. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Scientists uncover itch-specific nerve cells in skin
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Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered strong evidence that mice have a specific set of nerve cells that signal itch but not pain, a finding that may settle a decades-long debate about these sensations, and, if confirmed in humans, help in developing treatments for chronic itch, including itch caused by life-saving medications. More

New tanning group targets UV 'myths'
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A newly formed group of indoor tanning retailers is working to correct what it calls "misinformation" about tanning beds and boost public awareness of the potential benefits of UV exposure. More

Swiss have to ask if they're beautiful enough    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." This age-old saying is less true than ever, if one considers the growth of the beauty industry. The sector that includes everything from cosmetics to plastic surgery profits from engrained notions of good looks. More



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Scientists discover how deadly skin cancer spreads into other parts of the body
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After recently announcing success in eliminating melanoma metastasis in laboratory experiments, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have made another important discovery in understanding the process by which the gene mda-9/syntenin contributes to metastasis in melanoma and possibly a variety of other cancers. More

Turkey becoming a hot spot for facial hair transplant surgery
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Turkey's health tourism sector is getting a little bit hairier. Transplants have long been offered to those who are thin on top, but now facial hair implants are gaining in popularity, with an increasing number of follically challenged men visiting the country to make the most of the surgical procedures. The facial hair transplant is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in a part of the world where facial hair is equated with masculinity, and Turkey's health tourism sector is booming as a result. More

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At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) List the three "Ps" of a successful a special event/educational event.
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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 31 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More



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