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Feb. 8, 2013


Thermage facelifts become more popular
Plastic Surgery News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to aging, plastic and cosmetic surgeons have learned many new tricks over the past 10 years. Before, as the skin on the face aged, plastic surgeons could only recommend traditional facelift, eye lift or brow lift surgeries to help produce a more youthful appearance. These procedures sometimes created an unnatural look. As technology has improved, effective noninvasive treatments have become more readily available and affordable, and more and more patients considering these options. Thermage is one example of this new technology. More

Hydrocolloid mask effectively treated children's facial atopic eczema
Healio    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Face masks made from hydrocolloid dressing, including one with topical corticosteroids, were effective in treating recurring atopic eczema in pediatric patients, according to study results. More

Global cosmetic surgery set to grow 10 percent in 2013
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The global market for cosmetic procedures grew 10 percent last year and is set to grow at a similar pace in 2013, according to a report by IMCAS, a French-based forum for cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists. More

Better science makes better products
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Paints, pigments, coatings, personal care, cosmetics, home care, inkjet media, memory storage, medical devices, drug delivery and biocompatible materials are all made of some type of polymer. So what is the benefit of being able to commercialize ingredients that improve products in the $56 billion personal care and cosmetics industry? More

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Protection against UV-induced skin cancer offered by silibinin, milk thistle
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A pair of University of Colorado Cancer Center studies show that the milk thistle extract, silibinin, kills skin cells mutated by UVA radiation and protects against damage by UVB radiation — thus protecting against UV-induced skin cancer and photo-aging. More

Attention on certain ingredients could stifle innovation USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Media and consumer attention toward certain ingredients used in beauty and personal care can stifle innovation in the industry, according to a Euromonitor analyst. More

Prostaglandin possibly responsible for male-pattern baldness
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Recently, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered an important key in the mystery surrounding male-pattern baldness. A study published in Science Translational Medicine demonstrated that there is a link between a particular prostaglandin and balding in both men and women. Prostaglandin D2, the protein that appears to play a role in male-pattern baldness was observed at levels three times its normal amount in areas of the scalp with hair loss. More

6 steps to creating perfect lips
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Lips, like hairstyles, have trends. Bee-stung lips were the thing of 1920s; big hair was the thing of 1980s. And now, while bangs may be the next big thing after the First Lady's new "do," lips with well-defined philtrum columns are in. More



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Rosacea: The bacteria from mites?
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Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, flushing and bumps across the face that can be mistaken for acne. The cause of rosacea has been unknown. However, recent research indicates that tiny mites that live on the skin might be the cause or more accurately, bacteria that live in these mites may be the culprits. More

Line between medicine, aesthetics blurring
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For healthcare providers and businesses looking to weather a turbulent economy, the answer may be in a brow lift. Or tummy tuck. Or Botox injection. As cosmetic surgeries and less invasive procedures grow in popularity and become more accessible, the lines between spa procedures and medicine have become blurred, providers say. More

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Europe set to ban animal testing for cosmetics forever
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After over 20 years of campaigning, ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop and nonprofit organization Cruelty Free International finally are celebrating the end to animal testing for cosmetics in Europe with the anticipated announcement that the import and sale of animal tested cosmetic products and ingredients is to be banned in Europe March 11. More

Can you get resveratrol's anti-aging benefits by putting it on your skin?
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Resveratrol, a natural antioxidant that is found in red wine and cocoa, has been lauded for its anti-aging benefits. In light of those claims, some companies are capitalizing on resveratrol's purported health benefits. Resvology, a skincare company, claims that their products have an ester form of resveratrol called resveratryl acetate that can smooth lines and wrinkles. Some spas including Les Sources de Caudalie in Martillac, France and Aire ancient baths in New York offer baths filled with red wine. The big difference is instead of taking supplements or drinking your way to youth, these resveratrol treatments supposedly work by soaking in through your skin. More

Killer apps
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Smartphones, like Swiss Army knives and SkyMall watches, have a few nifty features and plenty of useless ones. Now, a slew of skin cancer-detection apps — with names like SkinVision, SpotCheck and Mole Detective 2 — allow smartphone users to photograph and "analyze" their worrisome blemishes, offering diagnoses such as "problematic," "high risk" and "looks okay." Anxious mole owners are sold. Dermatologists are less than thrilled. Of the three auto-diagnosing apps, the best program missed malignant growths 30 percent of the time; a second performed only slightly better than flipping a coin. More

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