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Mar. 9, 2012
New uses for Botox: It isn't just for wrinkles anymore
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Dr. Robin M. Fleck, founder of Southwest Skin and Cancer Institute in Prescott, Ariz., has been using the neurotoxin, Botox, in her practice for the past ten years. Neurotoxins have been a boon for helping patients achieve a more refreshed and youthful look without undergoing surgery. Now, the ways in which neurotoxins can be applied is expanding, and patients are finding relief from a variety of other ailments that normally would require surgery. More

Skin infection sheds light on immune cells living in our skin
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Very recently, researchers discovered an important population of immune cells called memory T cells living in parts of the body that are in contact with the environment (e.g., skin, lung, GI tract). How these "resident" memory T cells are generated was unknown, and their importance with regard to how our immune system remembers infection and how it prevents against re-infection is being studied intensively. More

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Mineral makeup is a dermatologist's 'fire extinguisher'
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Mineral makeup has been game changing for everything from covering acne blemishes to masking post-procedure discoloration, noted Dr. Howard K. Steinman. "Mineral makeup has done to medical makeup what fillers and Botox have done to the field of facial cosmetic surgery. You now have little excuse for not using makeup in your office," said Steinman, director of dermatologic and skin cancer surgery at Scott and White Medical Center, Temple, Texas. More

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Medicine, engineering likely to benefit from smart, self-healing hydrogels
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University of California-San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds in seconds and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching. The material has numerous potential applications, including medical sutures, targeted drug delivery, industrial sealants and self-healing plastics, a team of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering researchers reported March 5 in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 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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Ethical sourcing, biodiversity: Rising values within cosmetics industry
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An interview with Rik Kutsch Lojenga, executive director of the Union for Ethical BioTrade, on how the cosmetics industry respects biodiversity within its sourcing practices. More

Plastic surgery, laser and chemical peel procedures offer adult acne solutions with lasting results
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Many people may associate acne with adolescence and assume that the condition is not an issue for older individuals; unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "time limit" when it comes to acne breakouts, blemishes and subsequent scarring. Adult acne solutions are of major import to a significant percentage of the population, including those currently experiencing breakouts and those looking to reduce the appearance of scarring from past bouts of acne. More



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Embattled economy impacts dermatologists' retirement plans
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The impact of a struggling economy is changing the equation for doctors who may have planned to retire due to age, changes in the practice of medicine, or for other reasons. Still, experts and those who have made the transition say foresight and wise planning can ease many of the difficulties surrounding stepping away. More

African-Americans 7 times more likely to have keloid scarring of the head, neck
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African Americans are seven times more likely than Caucasians to develop an excessive growth of thick, irregularly shaped and raised scarring on their skin — known as a keloid — following head and neck surgery, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. More

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