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Feb. 26, 2010
Botox injections found to reduce migraine frequency
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Migrainers who received botulinum toxin type A (BTX) injections have substantially decreased frequency of migraine headaches, but the relief is highly dependent on the type of migraine, according to a study in the February issue of the Archives of Dermatology. More

Aging skin—Are those spots normal?
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Over time, skin suffers from wear and tear, and wrinkles, spots and growths begin to appear. The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers some of these normal changes and possible treatment options. More

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Scientific Sessions at Dermatology meeting feature
Joel Levin, MD, FACS

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This presentation will explore contemporary plastic surgery procedures and discuss the advances in breast reconstruction using AlloDerm® a regenerative tissue matrix that provides a strong, intact repair for challenging breast reconstruction post-mastectomy procedures. FDA's decision today to approve silicone breast implants and return these devices to the U.S. market will also be discussed. 1.0 CE (Commission on Accreditation)

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the new plastic surgery procedures now available.
2) Compare post-mastectomy procedure options.
3) Differentiate the use of silicone vs. saline breast implants.
4) Summarize injectable fillers and the role they play in plastic surgery.

AdvancedMD Medical Billing Software for Dermatology
Average practices experience 30% claims rejection. 10,000 providers use automated and updated Web-based software with the latest payer changes to reduce rejections to 5%, earning them more than $150,000 in additional profits. Demo AdvancedMD software and receive the new MGMA billing guide: "12 Potholes to Getting Paid." more

Plucked your eyebrows to death? Hi-tech transplants can bring them back to life
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The bold, defined brow remains a beauty staple: everyone, from catwalk models to Hollywood actresses is going for big brows. But what if yours are fine, fair or straggly? Well, panic not. A host of high-tech treatments will give you back the brows you plucked into extinction, or simply never had in the first place. Transplants and semi-permanent solutions are now more convincing than ever. More

Pellevé™ Skin Tightening System
Pellevé™ is the newest innovation in skin tightening, recently 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. To learn more please click here.

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Dermatology study identifies genetic key in treatment of female hair loss
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Molecular dermatology research and development innovator HairDX announced the results of a six month pilot study that presents, for the first time, evidence that genetic mechanisms may predict treatment response to Finasteride for postmenopausal female Androgenetic Alopecia (female hair loss). More

Environ Skin Care
The Environ® Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy (AVST) range assists skin to mobilize its innate ability to repair and maintain itself. The range consists of five increasing strengths of vitamins A and C, and contains antioxidants (Resveratrol), flavonoids and peptides (Matrixyl™). No fragrance or preservatives are added during manufacture. more

Dermal filler minimizes wrinkles without the ouch
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Dermal fillers are a popular treatment to minimize wrinkles and eliminate the signs of aging. Now, the FDA has approved a new version of a popular filler premixed with lidocaine to take away the sting. The FDA has approved a new dermal filler that contains enough lidocaine to provide nearly instantaneous numbing for patients getting facial wrinkles and folds filled. More

Study identifies racial and ethnic disparities in surgical care
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Minority patients in New York City appear less likely than white patients to have surgeries performed by surgeons or at facilities that have handled large numbers of similar procedures in the past, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. More

HairMax LaserComb® ACTUALLY WORKS!
Physicians worldwide effectively treat genetic hair loss with the HairMax LaserComb as mono, concomitant or adjunctive therapy.  HairMax is clinically proven with published efficacy studies to promote hair growth in males. HairMax is the only laser phototherapy device that has FDA 510(k) Clearance for marketing. Over 92% user satisfaction. more

Cosmetic jab clampdown criticised
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A joint scheme to boost the safety of cosmetic treatments such as Botox does not go far enough, say surgeons. The initiative from government, medical regulators and cosmetic treatment industry will list clinics with qualified staff and good facilities. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. and the PCI Publishing division publishes the PCI Journal™, The Medical Journal for Skin Care Professionals© ( Official Journal of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and the Organ of the Medical Spa Society. She is the leading expert on the business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships working in a medical or spa setting. More


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