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Mar. 30, 2012
New skin care line targets hormonal aging
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From the time women reach their late 20s, they're losing estrogen. It's a decline that impacts more than fertility; it's at the very root of how women look and feel. Louisville, Ky., gynecologist, Rebecca Booth, and her sister, beauty industry veteran Cecil Booth, just launched a new skin care line designed to target the effects of this so-called hormonal aging. More

Physicians tout Asclera for leg veins, call for more research on platelet-rich plasma
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Among newer aesthetic treatments, Asclera (polidocanol, Merz) hits a home run, while the so-called "vampire lift," although intriguing, requires further study, according to physicians who spoke at the 2011 Cosmetic Surgery Forum in Las Vegas. More

Clinical tips can tailor your cannula technique
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As more U.S. dermatologists are using cannulas to deliver soft tissue fillers for rejuvenation, tips to refine the technique and optimize patient outcomes are emerging. Cannula use "seems to be gaining a lot of momentum in this country, and some of that really stems from the European experience," Dr. Joel L. Cohen said in an interview. More

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Inhibitor causing male pattern baldness discovered
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A study published in Science Translational Medicine, from the University of Pennsylvania, explains that scientists looking for the holy grail in beauty treatment have discovered an abnormal quantity of a protein, called Prostaglandin D2, present in the scalp of bald men, that they think may be responsible for their hair loss. More

Tanning for the prom risky for teen girls
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For many teenage girls, getting ready for prom includes not only shopping for a dress and shoes, but also trips to tanning booths, a U.S. dermatologist said. Dr. Rebecca Tung, director of the Division of Dermatology at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., said nearly 70 percent of tanning salon patrons are Caucasian girls and women, primarily ages 16-29, and many go before the prom. 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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Brazil's poor receiving plastic surgery free of charge
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Want a nose job but just can't afford one? Head to Brazil. In Brazil, the second biggest consumer of plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures have become so widespread that doctors now are offering them to many impoverished Brazilians at discounted rates, The Daily Mail reports. At just one of the 220 clinics where discount cosmetic surgery is offered, doctors have performed more than 14,000 procedures free of charge since 1997. More

Observation okayed as option for some skin cancers
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Observation or a "watchful waiting" approach is an acceptable option vs. re-excision for patients with positive margins remaining after removal of head and neck skin cancers, according to a retrospective study. More



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HPV may increase skin cancer risk
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Some types of human papillomaviruses may increase the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancers, a new study finds. A review of blood sample records in Norway and Sweden shows that people infected with a certain group of HPVs that make their home in skin cells were 30 percent more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer, over a 30-year period than those not infected with this group of viruses. More

Racial, geographic factors influence melanoma treatment
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Patients from racial and ethnic minorities are half as likely to receive recommended excision of melanoma in situ than white patients, according to a study reported at American Academy of Dermatology 70th Annual Meeting. The large retrospective analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results national cancer database also found that 25 percent of all patients with melanoma in situ receive nonsurgical treatment, classified as any treatment other than wide local excision or Mohs surgery, including photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, imiquimod, primary radiation and electrofulguration. More

Survey Results

Paid Vacation Survey Results
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In the March 23 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "Do you get paid vacations?"

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