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Mar. 29, 2013


8 places you might not expect to find melanoma
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that at present, about 120,000 new cases of melanoma in the U.S. are diagnosed in a year. In 2010, about 68,130 of these were invasive melanomas. Melanoma kills an estimated 8,790 people in the U.S. annually.
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Skin care tips for spring
Changes in weather can wreak havoc upon the skin, and the arrival of a new season is the perfect time to reassess your beauty regime accordingly. Incorporating new products adapted to your skin's constantly developing needs is important in order to deal with shifts in climate, sun levels and exposure to external aggressors, whilst simple beauty tricks can also work wonders.
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J&J's answer to Botox may escalate war on wrinkles
Johnson & Johnson may soon cause frown lines at Allergan Inc., maker of Botox. J&J expects to seek U.S. approval next year for an anti-wrinkle drug that could break Botox's near monopoly, an 85 percent market share. The J&J product could be available in the United States in 2015 and overseas a few years later, the company said.
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New smartphone app 'detects' skin cancer
Medical News Today
A new smartphone app that claims to detect warning signs of skin cancer has just been launched in the U.K. market following a two year beta in the U.S. The novel app, called Mole Detect Pro, provides its users with a remote professional diagnosis within 24 hours. To do so, it safely stores pictures of moles and uses an advanced algorithm to grade the probability of a possible melanoma based on the ABCDE method of detection.
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Acne: Its source and most effective treatments
Acne is most commonly associated with teenagers, but it can affect just about anyone. The worst part is the devastating effects it can have on a person's self-esteem. To fight acne, it's important to understand where it comes from and what methods of treatment work best.
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FDA warns on risks related to temporary henna tattoos
Consumers should be vigilant about receiving henna tattoos amid reports that the temporary inking may result in adverse events, according to an FDA press release. "Just because a tattoo is temporary, it doesn't mean that it is risk free," Linda Katz, M.D., MPH, director of the FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors, said in the release.
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Is there any truth behind grandma's skin secrets?
The Huffington Post
We asked our Twitter community to share their grandmothers' best beauty advice. And from your answers one thing is clear: Nana's not afraid to tell you what she thinks. So we took some of that advice to the experts to figure out what works and what doesn't.
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Gwyneth Paltrow uses face ironing for wrinkles
Daily Glow
Gwyneth Paltrow has a complexion envied by all women and has often discussed the steps she takes and products she uses to maintain her youthful complexion. According to Cosmopolitan, it was recently revealed that Paltrow also uses the face ironing technique to help keep wrinkles and other skin imperfections from showing.
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New signs of aging discovered by science
The Inquisitr
A new sign of aging was recently reported by Richard Russell of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and two colleagues from Chanel Research and Technology. According to the study published in journal PLOS ONE, your facial features lose some of their color contrast with age — and people can tell.

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The state of discount cosmetic procedures
By Dr. Vish Banthia
Purchasing online daily deal coupons has quickly become the rule — not the exception — for savvy shoppers looking for little luxuries at lower-than-normal retail prices. With this new rule comes a growing pressure on medspas and cosmetic procedure providers to maintain their place in the industry while accommodating price-sensitive demand from consumers.

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Is a Vampire FaceLift right for you?
Vampires are red-hot right now, and we're not just talking about star-crossed, blood-sucking young lovers in books and television shows. Across the country, women are undergoing a Vampire FaceLift. If you're spooked by needles or the sight of blood, this is not the beauty treatment for you. But, it's also not as painful as it might sound. The Vampire FaceLift uses a part of your blood to erase a few years off your face.
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Ban on tanning beds protects minors
The Denver Post
A bill moving through the Colorado legislature that would restrict the use of tanning salons by teenagers is being called "nanny state" legislation by its critics. Under the bill, sponsored by Rep. Cherilyn Peniston, D-Colorado, teens under 15 years of age would be barred from using tanning devices at salons without a doctor's prescription. Meanwhile, those 15 to 17 years old would need either a signed parental consent form or a prescription to use tanning booths and beds.
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6 myths about wrinkles debunked
Health News Digest
So you think you know everything there is to know about wrinkles — and how to make them a thing of the past — or maybe not. Wrinkle myths abound and what you think you know about how to prevent and reverse them may be in dire need of some fresh facts.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    New signs of aging discovered by science (The Inquisitr)
An unlikely new ally in the fight against acne (The Huffington Post)
Study: Reactions to tattoo ink prompt warnings (Loveland Reporter-Herald)
The state of discount cosmetic procedures (By Dr. Vish Banthia)
Face-freezing treatments are the latest anti-wrinkle trick (The Daily Mail)

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 Continuing Education

FREE COA-Approved Webinar

What You Need to Know Before Adding Permanent Cosmetics to your Practice

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About the webinar:
This presentation will explore federal and state regulations of permanent cosmetics to your practice. Equipment considerations including the device and the pigments used for procedures. We will review the precautions and contract indications as well as possible post-procedure complications. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Identify regulations that may affect your practice of permanent cosmetics.
2) Compare devices and pigments used for the procedure.
3) Understand the importance of training and safety standards.
4) Evaluate the use of marketing materials to your patients.

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