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Apr. 27, 2012
Marketers reach for wrinkle cream as cosmetic claims face scrutiny
Advertising Age    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cosmetics have for years taken a backseat to drugs, food and nutritional supplements when it comes to scrutiny from regulators and other watchdogs, but that is changing. The Food and Drug Administration, Congress and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus are all focusing attention on what may be the fastest-growing regulatory frontier in marketing: cosmetics ingredients and claims.

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    If you want to be a educator, want to learn how to be a better teacher or mentor, or would like to learn and refresh your knowledge on these subjects — then this event is for you! Topics such as infection control, medical esthetics, advanced chemistry, and how to motivate your students will be covered. Learn all about these subjects while networking with your peers.
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    Research breakthrough for drugs via the skin
    ScienceDaily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A research team at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has succeeded in describing the structure and function of the outermost layer of the skin — the stratum corneum — at a molecular level. This opens the way not only for the large-scale delivery of drugs via the skin, but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases. More

    Massages aren't just for spas anymore
    Kearney Hub    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Massage has moved outside the traditional spa setting to the world of medicine in Kearney, Neb. The Wellness/Fitness Center of Good Samaritan Hospital is offering massage to clients inside the hospital. "It's not just something for luxury. There are physical benefits and it is a type of therapy just like occupational or physical therapy," said Kathee Norseen, a licensed massage therapist at the center, Kearney Hub (Neb.) 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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    Psoriasis gene, CARD14, tied to skin condition
    MyHealthNewsDaily via The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Researchers say they have identified a gene linked to the most common form of psoriasis, a chronic skin condition. Rare mutations in the gene, called CARD14, when activated by an environmental trigger, can lead to plaque psoriasis, according to the researchers. More

    Picosecond laser shows significant promise for new era in tattoo removal
    Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Treatment with a picosecond 755 nanometer alexandrite laser appears to be a significant advance for clearing tattoos as well as benign pigmented lesions, according to research presented at LASER 2012, the annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. More



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    Pros vs. faux: Lips get the treatment
    Beauty In The Bag    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    We all love a sexy full-lipped pout. After all, a plumped pucker is a sign of youthfulness. Unfortunately, as we age our lips start to lose collagen and become thinner and more flat. Thankfully, rather than let our lips succumb to the signs of aging, we can seek ways to enhance them with the latest nonsurgical procedures or at-home treatments, all promising to give a sexy fuller pout. More

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    3-D imaging confirms volumizing effects of fractional bipolar RF
    Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    An aesthetic device that delivers bipolar radiofrequency energy via microneedling appears to achieve skin tightening, lifting and volumization that can be measured objectively through the comparison of pre- and postprocedure 3-D images, said Dr. Lori Brightman at a recent scientific meeting. More

    The most popular plastic surgeries in America
    24/7 Wall St.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The total number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States by plastic surgeons has nearly doubled since 2000. Surgeries are on the decline, but minimally invasive procedures — such as Botox injections and chemical peels — are on the rise, up more than 120 percent over the same period. More


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