Are Teens Mature Enough to Elect Cosmetic Surgery?
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
As more teenagers express interest in undergoing cosmetic surgery, researchers are asking critical questions about their motives, issues and whether young people are even equipped to make informed decisions regarding what are often permanent changes to their appearance.
Multiple Levels of Influence in the Adoption of Sun Protection Policies in Elementary Schools in Massachusetts
from PCI Journal
Sun exposure in childhood is strongly associated with the development of skin cancer later in life. These authors studied the factors that influence sun protection policy in elementary schools following the Guidelines of the Center for Disease Control. More
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from The Huffington Post
Everyone's doing it. Having their faces cut, sewn and injected so that they, too, can look as young as Jennifer Aniston ten years ago. With all the cosmetic tinkering going on - from stalwart injectables like Botox and Restylane to plastic surgery - just finding a natural 50 year-old- face in any urban area seems a near impossibility. Especially in today's non-existent job market where older women, not to mention men, have to compete with someone half their age simply to hold onto their job or find a new one. But cosmetic interventions are a major expenditure, compared to say, groceries, with surgery costing from $2,500 for a cheek implant to more than twice that much for a basic face lift and injectables running upwards of $500 a pop--all rarely covered by insurance. In the face of nose-diving portfolios and little disposable income to go around, should ridding the face of wrinkles really be a priority? For that matter, should it ever be a priority? More
Concern on Doctor Contracts that Limit Patient Comments
Doctors and legal experts have expressed concern at an emerging trend of doctors requiring patients to sign legal contracts prohibiting them from discussing their care online. The contracts, known as "mutual privacy agreements," aim to keep patients from unfairly attacking their doctors in blogs or on ratings Web sites, such as RateMDs.com. But Hofstra University law professor Leon Friedman said the concept of restraining patients' speech in this way is problematic. More
Breakthrough Test Helps Doctors Determine Best Treatment To Save Patients' Hair
from Medical News Today
Molecular dermatology research and development innovator PharmaGenoma, Inc. and its subsidiary HairDX, LLC, pioneers of genetic tests for predicting the risk of male and female hair loss, today introduced The HairDX (RxR) Genetic Test for Finasteride - a breakthrough genetic test for predicting Finasteride response for the treatment of common hair loss (Androgenetic Alopecia). More
Lasers in Dermatology
from Dermatology Times
All the attention garnered by medical lasers’ aesthetic indications has overshadowed the fact that lasers’ utility for treating medical conditions continues to grow, an expert says. Among U.S. medical applications, photodynamic therapy (PDT) ranks as probably the most important underused laser technology, says Jill Waibel, M.D.
Sunburn Might Play a Role in Rosacea
from U.S. News & World Report
New research suggests that people with the reddening skin condition rosacea tend to have a family history of the disease and a personal history of sunburns. Rosacea, a chronic condition that commonly affects the face and can also cause swelling and vascular abnormalities, affects roughly 14 million Americans. Its cause is unknown. More
Prescription for Longer Lashes
from Daily Record
Move over, mascara and eyelash extensions, and prepare to meet your challenger.
There's a new product in town that promises longer, lusher, darker lashes. Plus, you can shed all the smudge-proof tears you want. Meet Latisse, a prescription-only eyelash enhancer that's applied similarly to an eyeliner, except to the base of the upper eyelashes where they meet the upper lid. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December, Latisse is absorbed by the eyelash hair follicles and produces noticeable results in four to 16 weeks, said Dr. David Medford, an ophthalmologist with Affiliated Eye Surgeons of Morristown and West Orange.
|Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Use of
Essential Oils for Esthetics and Spa Therapy|
Aromatherapy by Jimm Harrison explores the complex and important chemistry and application of essential oils. With alternative and natural therapies becoming a part of daily life, this pertinent topic deserves this complete and informative treatment.