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At-home laser, light devices won't replace dermatologic expertise
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The public seems to have a growing fascination with at-home hand-held laser and light devices, as dermatologists try to figure out how and if these products fit into practice, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger. While available at-home options for hair removal and skin rejuvenation encroach in dermatologists' fee-for-service offerings, Schlessinger says, the devices are not strong enough to replace what dermatologists do. More




Acne medications soon may include thyme
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Herbal preparations of thyme could be more effective at treating skin acne than prescription creams, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Further clinical testing could lead to an effective, gentler treatment for the skin condition. More

New study finds women more likely to develop melanoma
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As the temperature outside is on the rise, a new study finds skin cancer cases are on the rise as well. According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, more young adults are getting melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. The study also finds women are more likely than men to develop the deadly cancer. More

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Laser resurfacing wrinkle treatment gaining ground in Utah
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More dermatologists are starting to use CO2 fractional laser therapy to treat wrinkles. These lasers have been available for several years, but many doctors wanted to see how they worked and whether they caused any problems before using them. Now more doctors in Utah are offering the treatment because they say it gets impressive results with minimal downtim More

Study: More accurate method required for tracking skin cancer cases
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Henry Ford Hospital dermatology researchers are urging caution about using claims data for identifying nonmelanoma skin cancer, suggesting that the commonly used method, which previously had not been validated, may be unreliable. Instead, researchers say, an electronic pathology report is far superior for more accurately identifying cases. More

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Dermatologists must be prepared to give cosmeceutical product advice to patients
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A paucity of data from good clinical trials provides reason to be skeptical about benefits of cosmeceuticals for preventing and reversing the signs of skin aging. Furthermore, the best use of cosmeceuticals by persons wanting to look younger may be for maintaining improvement after treatment with physical modalities, such as resurfacing procedures, fillers or botulinum toxin injections, rather than as a standalone answer, according to Dr. Hilary E. Baldwin. More

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New cosmetic laser procedure yields results without surgery
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NYU professor Deborah Sarnoff conducted an innovative study using the FDA-approved Cellulaze laser to improve facial appearance by reducing the sagging under the neck and tightening the overlying skin. She used the 1414 nanometer Cellulaze laser during the study because of its unique side-firing fiber. She said during this procedure, the undersurface of the skin is heated, which causes the skin to be firmer and thicker as the fat melts away. More

Q-switched lasers effective for treating drug-induced hyperpigmentation
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Q-switched lasers treat drug-induced hyperpigmentation caused by oral medications, including minocycline, amiodarone and Plaquenil. Laser therapy for topical hydroquinone-induced hyperpigmentation can be more resistant to treatment, according to Dr. Gerald Goldberg, clinical professor of dermatology, University of Arizona, and in practice in Tucson, Ariz. But lasers can be effective for treating silver-induced hyperpigmentation, he says. More

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Caffeine, exercise may be protective against skin cancer caused by sun exposure
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The combined effects of exercise plus caffeine consumption may be able to ward off skin cancer and also prevent inflammation related to other obesity-linked cancers. More

Plastic surgeon analyzes top facial procedures of 2011
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Each year, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery releases its statistics on the most popular facial procedures. The just-released statistics for 2011 show that three procedures have retained their top rankings: rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and Botox cosmetic. As a Harrisburg, Pa.-area facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Gayner precisely recognizes why these options remain so popular — each offers outstanding benefits for the right candidates. More

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